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7:00 AM Registration Opens

8:00-8:20

WELCOME, CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST, ANNOUNCEMENTS & NETWORKING

 

8:20 - 8:50

EXHIBIT AREA & POSTER PRESENTATIONS


Presentation Time:  9:00-9:50

 

Workshop Title:  A Mindful Approach to Resilience: Seven Emotions that Really Matter

Workshop Description:

 Counselors will gain tools and knowledge to help themselves and career clients develop resilient habits by using a mindful approach based on positive psychology and seven emotional intelligence skills.

Lead Presenter:  Cynthia Kivland

Lead Presenter’s Credentials:  NCC

Co-Presenters: None

Training Level:  Professional

Track:  College and Career Counselor


Presentation Time:  9:00-9:50

 

Workshop Title:  Managing Legal and Ethical Issues in Clinical Supervision

Workshop Description:

 Participants in this training will provide an overview of the key principles addressed in clinical supervision with non-licensed supervisees, such as managing client confidentiality, dealing with confidentiality concerns when working with children of divorced families, boundary violations, working with impaired supervisees, and client termination, amongst other areas of concerns. Participants in this workshop will participate in various clinical vignettes and have the opportunity to discuss appropriate ways of managing ethical and legal issues that accompany providing clinical supervision.

Lead Presenter:  Kimberly Duris

Lead Presenter’s Credentials:  CADC LCPC MA

Co-Presenters:  None

Training Level:  Professional

Track:  Counselor Educator/Supervisor


Presentation Time:  9:00-9:50

 

Workshop Title:  Infant Mental Health: What Every Counselor Should Know

Workshop Description:

 Infant Mental Health is a concept that has been around for decades yet is unfamiliar to some professional counselors that work with children and families. This workshop will serve as an introduction to the field and will help define, contextualize, and provide information about key concepts in this subect area. Attendees will learn about the research that supports how addressing the mental health needs of infants can impact social and emotional development and improve parent-child relationships. Resources and opportunities for additional education and training will also be provided.

Lead Presenter:  Camille Y. Humes

Lead Presenter’s Credentials:  LCPC

Co-Presenters: None

Training Level:  Professional

Track:  Counselor Educator/Supervisor


Presentation Time:  9:00-9:50

 

Workshop Title:  Exploring existentialism: Deconstructing themes through creative constructs

Workshop Description:

 In this interactive session, participants will learn how to view existential themes through creative and artistic mediums. Existential theory examines human struggle in eye opening and thought-provoking ways. Due to the heavily theoretical focus and lack of specific structure, counselors may shy away from existentialism as a clinical orientation. Presenters will provide a salient overview of existential concerns and debunk common myths. Utilizing the arts to explore existential concerns, presenters will provide insight into the prominence of existential themes in everyday life and culture. Examples of existential themes will be presented through the deconstruction of literary, musical, and visual materials. Through a small group activity, participants will learn how existential theory can be used as a frame of reference for deeply understanding and relating with client struggles and concerns through small group activity and large group processing. Finally, participants will generate strategies for incorporating creative expression into the therapeutic process.

Lead Presenter:  Holly Thompson

Lead Presenter’s Credentials:  PhD

Co-Presenters:  Christina Smith

Training Level:  Professional

Track:  Mental Health Counselor


Presentation Time:  10:00-10:50

 

Workshop Title:  Shifting Paradigms: Moving From Academic Silos To An Integrated College Counseling System

Workshop Description:

 In today's education climate, and given recent events in schools, it is imperative to understand one's student body. Information includes: -Blending Career and Personal Counseling Services -Partnering with Academic Success Center -Partnering with Student Services (ie-Residential, Student Activities) -Mental Health Screenings -Marketing and Visability

Lead Presenter:  Therese Chavaux Turnbull

Lead Presenter’s Credentials:  LPC PhD

Co-Presenters:  Sarah Patterson-Mills, Ph.D.

Training Level:  Professional

Track:  College and Career Counselor


Presentation Time:  10:00-10:50

 

Workshop Title:  How to live fully in the present, healed from the past. Hope for victims of abuse.

Workshop Description:

 Many people abused as children or young adults spend their lives struggling to achieve healthy relationships and feelings of self worth. They believe the lie that they have to carry their traumatic past with them and do not realize it is possible to be set free from an abusive past. This class will look at how physical, sexual, verbal and emotional abuse damages our emotions, bodies, thoughts, spirits and relationships. The class will then explore how through therapy, people can learn to feel again, think clearly, reconnect with their spirit, and have healthy relationships with others.

Lead Presenter:  Joyce Stewart

Lead Presenter’s Credentials:  LCSW

Co-Presenters:  None

Training Level:  Introductory

Track:  Mental Health Counselor


Presentation Time:  10:00-10:50

 

Workshop Title:  Navigating Shame: counseling refugees, immigrants, and individuals unjustly caught in the criminal justice system.

Workshop Description:

 When serving refugee and immigrant populations, not only are there multiple barriers to providing mental health services, but also emotional barriers that exist between the mental health professional and the client. Building an alliance quickly due to demands of the legal system and learning how to navigate areas of shame is a challenge many mental health professionals encounter. This presentation examines research shame that serves as a barrier to connection. The presenters will facilitate a shame based workshop that addresses how to cultivate a sense of connection and vulnerability when client's shame oriented experiences, cognitions and behaviors arise within the therapy. In addition, a case study is used to highlight the therapeutic skills that further cultivate a sense of safety and connection during the beginning phases of therapy, this may further empower clients to share their story and speak their shame. By blending shame/resiliency model and multiculturalism theory, audience members will become informed of various skills that help to deepen therapeutic work with refugees, immigrants and individuals unjustly caught in the criminal justice system.

Lead Presenter:  Constance Sheehan

Lead Presenter’s Credentials:  LCSW

Co-Presenters:  Maya Oyarbide-Sanchez, Carly Maletich

Training Level:  Professional

Track:  Mental Health Counselor


Presentation Time:  10:00-10:50

 

Workshop Title:  Tips Tricks and Magic to Shortcuts, Gadgets, Magic Tricks and Tips for Your Job and Personal PC/MAC Time

Workshop Description:

 This workshop is directed at the novice and experienced PC/MAC user. It will cover several shortcuts in using MS Word. The presentation will include a demonstration of Google Docs, how to download and burn a video or YouTube program for use in your presentations, Sign Up Genius to recruit volunteers, how to find free use images, bitly for shortened website names, Zamzar to convert files, how to create pdfs, GoToMyPc to use your computer from a remote location or JoinMe, Doodle to schedule meetings, Skype, and MS macros and Windows 7 shortcuts as well as other gadgets and tips. Find ways to do more with your PC. Quit fighting your computer and make it your friend. Get lots of tips and tricks to make your presentations go easier, your PC use simpler.

Lead Presenter:  Daniel Stasi

Lead Presenter’s Credentials:  MS

Co-Presenters: None

Training Level:  Professional

Track:  Mental Health Counselor


Presentation Time:  11:00-11:50

 

Workshop Title:  Counseling Culture: Navigating through current graduate counseling programs to get the career you are looking for!

Workshop Description:

 The purpose of this session is to create a discussion for current graduate students moving through a counseling graduate program and beyond. The session will start with a check-in to see where the room is in terms of graduation, experience, and future plans. Topics that will be covered: importance of attending conferences, searching for PhD programs, Illinois Practicum/Internships requirements, getting experience before licensure, getting licensure for school, family, marriage, community/clinical mental health counseling, upcoming changes to licensure, affects of CACREP accreditation (or lack thereof), and building a resume for a career after the program.

Lead Presenter:  Michael Stephens

Lead Presenter’s Credentials:  BA

Co-Presenters:  Brady Sullivan, BS, CADC; Jillian Briggs, BA, MA

Training Level:  Introductory

Track:  Other


Presentation Time:  11:00-11:50

 

Workshop Title:  Object Separation, Incorporation & Differentiation: Keys to Attachment & Adult Relationships

Workshop Description:

 This advanced seminar demonstrates how rethinking object separation, incorporation, and differentiation can be used to bridge a conceptual gap between psychodynamic and systemic approaches to the assessment and treatment of child attachment and adult relational issues. Implications for assessment and treatment will be examined and demonstrated.

Lead Presenter:  Kevin Stouffer

Lead Presenter’s Credentials:  LCPC MA

Co-Presenters:  None

Training Level:  Advanced

Track:  Marriage and Family Counselor


Presentation Time:  11:00-11:50

 

Workshop Title:  Helping Our Clients Die Well

Workshop Description:

 Dying is a natural stage of development like adolescence or mid-life. As such it offers the opportunity for conscious learning, repair, and completion of our lives. Counselors have a unique opportunity to encourage clients who are at the end of life to focus on bringing healing and peace to the relationship with themselves and with others and to think proactively about dying in a conscious, loving, peaceful manner. To be comfortable working with dying clients, counselors need to address their own issues surrounding fear and anxiety about dying and be educated that dying is not just a medical, pathological event but has the opportunity to be a conscious, harmonious mind-body-spiritual event. This presentation offers counselors an introduction to help their clients die well. Handouts and a bibliography of resources will be included.

Lead Presenter:  Julie M. Milne, PhD, LCPC

Lead Presenter’s Credentials:  PhD

Co-Presenters:  None

Training Level:  Professional

Track:  Mental Health Counselor


Presentation Time:  11:00-11:50

 


12:00 - 12:50

 

 LUNCH & NETWORKING

 

 12:50 -1:20

 

EXHIBIT AREA & POSTER PRESENTATIONS


Presentation Time:  1:30-2:20

 

Workshop Title:  Modifying D.A.R.E.: A Narrative and Group Therapy Approach

Workshop Description:

 The goal of the DARE program is admirable; unfortunately research does not support the current approach. Our proposal is to increase the use of Narrative therapy, and to do so in a group format utilizing the school counselor as a leader. Many aspects of the current program can be retained; specifically the laddering approach to lessons, the lesson topics, and the inclusion of a law enforcement officer in the process. The inclusion of the officer in the group is possibly one of the most critical changes. Given the attitudes that many at-risk youths are likely to have about law enforcement personnel, we feel that putting an officer in another position of authority over them would hinder group process. Therefore the officer would function as a group member, but one with a wealth of relevant field experience and knowledge which would enhance the dialogue between members. The group could benefit more from the officer's knowledge than from their leadership. This proposal seeks to utilize the power of group process to influence young people instead of an authority figure informing them of appropriate behavior. This, combined with the power of Narrative therapy, could create a potent program.

Lead Presenter:  April Reiman

Lead Presenter’s Credentials:  BS

Co-Presenters:  Cristina Castillo, Courtney Elbrecht, Yaheng Lu, Brian Schaffner

Training Level:  Professional

Track:  School Counselor


Presentation Time:  1:30-2:20

 

Workshop Title:  Evidenced Based Practice in Practice: An Overview of Cognitive Therapy.

Workshop Description:

 In this era of accountability, there are noticeable trends in the field of counseling regarding intervention effectiveness and research supported best practice. These themes are the topics of many scholarly conversations and are primary factors in clinical and administrative decision making. It is becoming ever more crucial that counselors demonstrate the ability to utilize evidenced based counseling techniques with clients. This presentation will provide an overview of Cognitive Therapy. Through attendance, students and new professionals will gain tools necessary to structure a clinical counseling session as well as to learn several cognitive behavioral techniques and interventions to use with clients who present with anxiety or depressive symptoms.

Lead Presenter:  Deanne Mesquita

Lead Presenter’s Credentials:  EdD Candidate LPC MA NCC

Co-Presenters:  None

Training Level:  Introductory

Track:  Mental Health Counselor


Presentation Time:  1:30-2:20

 

Workshop Title:  Working With Cancer Survivors

Workshop Description:

 According to the American Cancer Society, 10.5 million Americans live with a history of cancer. 1,444,920 new cancer cases are diagnosed each year. This presentation incorporates medically proven interventions as an adjunct for the treatment of cancer. This presentation will assist the professional with tools to navigate through the initial trauma of the diagnosis, coping strategies for the treatment phase and preparation for post treatment issues. Trauma intervention will be discussed for the initial diagnosis. Cognitive Behavioral and stress reduction techniques will be discussed for the treatment phase. Additionally, strategies for post treatment will be explored. Usage of inventories and exercises will also be presented. The issue of resiliency versus fighting cancer will be presented.

Lead Presenter:  Paul Vander Sande

 

Lead Presenter’s Credentials:  LCPC

Co-Presenters:  None

Training Level:  Professional

Track:  Mental Health Counselor

 

Presentation Time:  1:30-2:20

 

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