LMHCA Spring Concerence

5/22/2021 - 5/22/2021
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Location: TPN Platform; Sponsored by LMHCA and LCA;5.0 CE clock hours; Cost: LMHCA members-$40.00; Non-members $60.00, Virtual

This workshop will include two presentations:  "Use of Distance Supervision to Support Supervisee Development"   and "Not Just the Baby Blues: Introduction to Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders.

To register:  https://virtual.tpn.health/lmhcas-annual-spring-conference-registration/

9am - 12pm (Diagnosis - 3 hrs)
Not Just the Baby Blues—An Introduction to Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs) 
Kellie Camelford, Ph.D., LPC-S, NCC, NCSC, Registered Play Therapist, PCIT-Certified is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor (kcamel@lsuhsc.edu)

Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders may affect women of all ethnicities, ages, religions, and socioeconomic status levels. Perinatal symptoms may appear any time during pregnancy and/or within a year after delivery.  Although most people refer to sadness after birth as the “baby blues” or “postpartum depression,” there are actually several forms of disorders that women may experience related to the perinatal time period.  Most perinatal mood disorders are temporary and treatable with appropriate professional help. The purpose of this presentation is to educate clinicians regarding the various diagnoses related to the perinatal period and emphasize the importance of counseling treatment during the perinatal period. A brief overview of perinatal mental health will highlight the high hormonal changes and fluctuations that occur during and after childbirth that may cause mothers to feel intense moods which may turn into disorders. While many women experience some mild mood changes during or after the birth of a child, 15 to 20% of women experience more significant symptoms of depression or anxiety.
Learning Objectives
  1. Describe the symptoms and understand the differential diagnosis of prenatal and postpartum depression, anxiety, panic disorder, OCD, PTSD, bipolar disorders, and psychosis
  2.  Assess prenatal and postpartum risk factors.
  3. ·Identify treatment options for perinatal mood disorders
1pm - 3pm (Ethics - 2hrs)
Use of Distance Supervision to Support Supervisee Development

James M. McGinn, Ph.D., LPC, NCC (james.m.mcginn@gmail.com)
Lisa Michelle Surrency, M.Ed, LPC-S, NCC, Registered Play Therapist (lisa_surrency@uhcno.edu)
Numerous factors have dramatically increased the number of supervisors who provide distance supervision. However, seemingly few are comfortable with the technology and knowledgeable of the considerations and appropriate practices to support supervisee development. This presentation will review supervisee development and needs as well as the application of distance supervision practices to ethically and legally support them. In addition to the learning objectives, case studies will be utilized to assist participants in applying learned content.


1. Learn about and understand the development of supervisees, including stages of supervisee development.
2. Learn about and be able to apply distance supervision practices to work with supervisees that support their development.
3. Learn about and understand the ethics and legalities associated with distance supervision.

This workshop has been approved for 6.0 CE clock hours--3.0 in  Diagnosis and 2.0 in Ethics.  This workshop is also approved for 6.0 CE clock hours in NBCC credit.

 The Louisiana Counseling Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP #2019.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  LCA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.    


For more information:  lmhcapresident1@gmail.com

Registration will be  available on TPN.


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