Pre-conference learning institutes will be offered on Saturday, October 6, 2018. The morning three-hour workshops will begin at 9:30 and conclude at 12:45. The afternoon three-hour workshops will begin at 2:00 and conclude at 5:15.
There are separate registration fees for Pre-Conference Learning Seminars. You will register for them separately in addition to registering for conference. You may select to attend only the Pre-conference Learning Seminars.
Conference participants will be able to pick up conference registration materials beginning at 8:30, October 6. Conference bags will be available at noon.
Onsite registration is available;
Early registration and Pre-registration fees:
3.0 CE Clock Hours
6.0 CE Clock Hours
6.0 CE Clock Hours
3.0 CE Clock Hours
Participants may register for only the pre-conference learning seminars or for the conference plus the pre-conference learning institutes.
Conference THEME: Stronger Together: 50 Years of Counseling and Advocacy
2018 Pre-Conference Learning Seminars:
9:30-12:45 (3.0 CE clock hours)
READING THE TELL: lEARNING HOW TO READ BODY LANGUAGE FOR COUNSELORS
Jerry Balistreri, MS, M.ED., DTE, a resident of Alaska, is a professional educator, administrator, trainer, author, and speaker. With over thirty years of experience with non-verbal communication, Mr. Balistreri’s training on how to read body language leaves participants with concrete knowledge of how to read body language and what the “tells”mean.
Research indicates that up to 93% of all face-to-face communication is non-verbal, yet, very few are trained to observe "tells" and know what they mean when you spot them. It would behoove the discipline to address this much needed skill for the highest level of success in the workplace and working with clients.
This workshop is a powerful training seminar that gives you practical techniques, tools, and strategies for understanding and using non-verbal communication for the highest impact and effectiveness. Become a highly respected, highly successful communicator! Whether you are a beginning or an advanced level counselor, the degree of career success you enjoy is virtually dictated by your skills in communicating with others.
2:00 pm-5:15 pm (3.0 CE CLOCK HOURSâ€‹ )
THE FUTURE OF WORK: CREATING K-12 CAREER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS WITH A FOCUS ON ADAPTABLE CAREER DECISION-MAKING
Celeste Hall is a Career Coach Specialist with the Virginia Community College System. She supports high school and adult coaching programs with main responsibilities focused on training based on the National Career Development Association Facilitating Career Development curriculum. She currently serves as Trustee for School Counselors and Career Specialists for NCDA, having served for four years on the career Services Provider Advisory Council.
During this workshop, participants will review NCDA and ASCA standards, describe their position in relation to career development, audit resources, and explore ways to collaborate. The facilitator will then lead the group through a process of thinking about and planning for career interventions in small groups. The groups will be guided by mini lectures. They will then work in small groups and discuss with the large group. Participants will leave with a draft plan that they will customize for their work setting.
This workshop is specifically for career counselors, college counselors, and school counselors
9:30-12:45 2:00-5:15 (6.0 CE Clock Hours)
LEARNING TO USE THE TOOLS--CALOCUS AND LOCUS
Christopher McNeil, LPC-S, is a Social Service professional with over thirteen years experience working in a variety of settings. He is presently Program and Innovation Analyst at Amerihealth Caritas Louisiana.
The Calocus and Locus are appraisal tools used to assess relevant client information as it pertains to the level of care needed for a client The tools were created by the American Association of Community Psychiatrists. Life style, medical, substance use, family dynamics, risk of harm, and diagnostic domains are covered through this training. Participants will learn the history of the Calocus and Locus tools, who can use them, how to use them, and practice using case vignettes. (6.0 CE clock hours in Diagnosis)
DISCERNMENT COUNSELING AND DYADIC FOCUSED THERAPY
Dr. Brian Canfield, LMFT-S, LPC-S, is a counselor educator and practicing counselor. He is actively engaged in international work in the field of counseling. Brian is a Past President of the International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors and a Fellow and former President of the American Counseling Association.
Marriage counseling and couples therapy is not appropriate unless there is a willingness on the part of both partners to work on improving a troubled relationship. This learning institute will focus on strategies and techniques for working with individual clients who are uncertain or ambivalent about remaining in their current marriage or intimate relationship. Strategies and techniques will be presented for assisting ambivalent clients in gaining greater clarity so that they can make an informed decision regarding their future relationship. This institute will also present strategies for assisting couples in stabilizing and improving a troubled relationship, as well as an innovative therapeutic approach that utilizes the dyadic relationship as a focus of treatment for clients struggling with a wide-range of mental health, substance abuse, and life adjustment issues. (6.0 CE clock hours in Diagnosis)
PREPaRE WORKSHOP 2: CRISIS INTERVENTION AND RECOVERY-THE ROLES OF SCHOOL-BASED MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
Vicki Guilbeau, LPC , NCC, NCSC is a practicing school psychologist in the Lafayette Parish School System.
PREPaRE is an evidence based prevention and intervention training curriculum. Lecture is interwoven with voluntary sharing and essential participant interaction and reflection. WS2 is designed to provide school-based mental health professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to meet the immediate needs of students and staff following a school-associated crisis.
This workshop is limited to 30 participants. Each participant who registers by the early registration deadline will receive a workbook onsite. Participants registered after the cut off will receive their workshop following conference. (WS2 is 13.0 clock hours in length. Participants will earn 6.5 clock hours during the session on Saturday; the remaining hours will be scheduled during the conference.)