2017 ICA Pre-Conference Workshops
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2017 ICA Pre-Conference Workshops

ICA is offering 3 workshops during our Pre-Conference on Thursday, November 9. An all day Workshop: 2 half day workshops: AM - PM -

When: 9:00 AM
Where: Hilton Lisle/Naperville
3003 Corporate West Drive
Lisle, Illinois  60532
United States
Contact: Ronna Heinig

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ICA Pre-Conference Workshops

Thursday, November 9, 2017


Dr. Jeffrey Kottler
Thursday, November 9, 2017
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

The Power of Stories in Counseling and Everyday Life

In one sense, counselors, therapists, and teachers are professional storytellers, whether the anecdotes are offered in the form of self- disclosures, metaphors, parables, case examples, or illustrative examples. In addition, novels, movies, television shows, biographies, have a profound affect on people. As therapists and counselors, we attempt to influence and persuade people through the power of stories, as well as "hold" the stories of those we help. This program reviews the ways that stories are an integral part of counseling and therapy and how we can be far more effective, skilled, and creative in the ways we approach our efforts to maximize our impact.


Jeffrey A. Kottler is one of the most prominent authors in the fields of counseling, psychotherapy, health, and education, having written over 90 books about a wide range of subjects. Some of his most highly regarded works include On Being a Therapist, Creative Breakthroughs in Therapy, The Mummy at the Dining Room Table: Eminent Therapists Reveal Their Most Unusual Cases and What They Teach Us About Human Behavior, Bad Therapy, The Client Who Changed Me, Divine Madness, Stories We’ve Heard, Stories We’ve Told: Life-Changing Narratives in Therapy and Everyday Life, The Therapist in the Real World, Relationships in Counseling and the Counselor’s Life, Therapy Over 50, and On Being a Master Therapist.

Jeffrey has also written several successful trade books about a variety of psychological themes: Private Moments, Secret Selves, Divine Madness: Ten Stories of Creative Struggle, Change: What Leads to Personal Transformation, and the best-selling true crime book, The Last Victim: Inside the Minds of Serial Killers that was produced as a feature film (Dear Mr. Gacy).

Jeffrey has been a counselor, therapist, supervisor, and educator for 45 years, having worked a preschool, middle school, mental health center, crisis center, hospital, nongovernmental organization (NGO), university, community college, private practice, and disaster relief settings. He has served as a Fulbright scholar and senior lecturer in Peru and Iceland, as well as worked as a visiting professor in New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Nepal. Jeffrey is Professor Emeritus of Counseling at California State University, Fullerton. He currently lives in Houston where he works on projects related to refugee trauma and is Clinical Professor in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavior Science at the Baylor College of Medicine.



Dr. Lori Russell-Chapin and Dr. Ted Chapin

Neurocounseling and Mindfulness-Based Tyherapies:  The Neuroscience of Attention and Resiliency

Thursday, November 9, 2017

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Neurocounseling bridges the brain and behavior.  There are many neurocounseing theories and interventions that are evidenced based.  In this workshop participants will better understand several of the available mindfulness-based therapies such as Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and  mindfulness biofeedback.The neuroscience of attention will  also be emphasized along with the important work on resiliency and allostatic load.  Demonstrations of neurocounseling techniques will be practiced.

Dr. Lori Russell-Chapin is a Professor of Counselor Education and an award-winning teacher and researcher at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois.  She was the chairperson of the Department of Leadership in Education, Human Services and Counseling for twelve years and the Associate Dean of the College of Education and Health Sciences for 16 years. Currently she is co-director for the Center for Collaborative Brain Research. Lori has published and presented extensively in the local, regional, national and international arenas. She is the co-author of eight books on practicum/internship, supervision, conflict resolution, grief and loss, neurofeedback and neurocounseling. Dr. Russell-Chapin is a LCPC (IL), CMHCC, Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) and Board Certified in Neurofeedback (BCN). Dr. Russell-Chapin continues to teach clinical graduate counseling courses. Lori is in part-time private practice with her husband, Dr. Ted Chapin.  She was named AMHCA’s  national Linda Seligman Counselor Educator of the Year. In 2017 Lori received the ACA Garry R. Walz Trailblazer Award for her work with neurocounseling.

Dr. Ted Chapin is a psychologist in private practice and President and Clinical Director of Resource Management Services, Chapin & Russell Associates, and the Neurotherapy Institute of Central Illinois. Ted has presented and written extensively about counseling and neurotherapy. Dr. Chapin is a licensed psychologist and marriage and family therapist in the state of Illinois. He is board certified in neurofeedback (BCN), EAP and forensic examiners.  He has co-authored three books and continues to publish nationally on a regular basis in ACA’s




Jonathan Nye, JD

Mental Health Law and Ethics:  Understanding Family Law, HIPAA, Tele-Health, Social Media and the Dangers They Represent

Thursday, November 9, 2017 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

This presentation will provide the participants with a comprehensive understanding of the confidentiality requirements of both HIPAA and the Illinois mental health and developmental disabilities confidentiality act. Participants will also learn the basics of the new amendments to the family law statutes in Illinois, tele-health and social media concerns, and understanding best practices to identify software that will help maintain HIPAA compliance.

Partner and attorney with The Law Offices of Nye & Associates, Ltd. And practicing extensively in the areas of mental health and human services law, family law and general practice, assisting human services providers in avoiding litigation, maintaining confidentiality and assisting human services providers to manage the potential legal pitfalls associated with the providing of human services.