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Session 1, Saturday, 850-1050

Amy Evans, Ph.D., LPC, LPCC(MN)

Ethical Code Considerations for Trauma, Social Justice, and Resiliency 

This session will be an opportunity to review the ACA Code of Ethics, through the lens of social justice, trauma, and resiliency considerations. We will review related sections of the Code and have time to discuss ethical dilemmas related to the topics. Participants will create a plan for implementation for their particular work.

Session 2, Saturday, 11-12

Shaundel Spivey, M.Ed. and Debra Murray, Psy.D., ICS, CSAC

Making the invisible visible: Addressing the Counseling Needs of African American/Black Clients

 This workshop is design to enhance counselor’s understanding of working with Black/African American clients. Participants in the workshop will be taking on a voyage of personal identity work, historical understanding of present day race relations, and be giving tools to be better equipped themselves in their profession. Learning Outcomes 1. Explain the historical context of race relations for African American/Black individuals in the US 2. Identify at least three key presenting counseling concerns for this population 3. Select and describe at least three strategies for working with African American/Black clients


Keynote, Saturday, 1-230

Victoria Sepulveda, Ph.D., LPC, CSAC, NCC

We're all in this together (until we're not): Navigating our responsibilities as counselors while living in an incredibly complex climate

Session 3, Saturday, 230-330

Carol Smith, Ph.D., LPC, NCC and Jessie Latten, Ph.D., LPC

Out of the Tangle: Working with Survivors of Complex Childhood Trauma

Complex childhood trauma describes the experience of prolonged multiple traumatic events that happened in childhood. These events have long term consequences that result in biological, relational and pervasive psychological impacts. This presentation will explore the developmental impact of such trauma and discuss diagnostic and treatment considerations, learn some basic techniques to facilitate resilience and establish a therapeutic relationship. Ethnic and cultural considerations will be discussed.

Session 4, Saturday, 340-440

Amy Barth, Ph.D., LPC, LCPC(IL)

I'm a supervisor: Now what?

 This session is for any counselor currently supervising or considering becoming a supervisor. The presenter will address the roles and responsibilities of the supervisor. Additionally, the presenter will highlight the Discrimination Model of supervision. Finally, the presenter will discuss various modes of supervision including individual, triadic, and group supervision.


Saturday CE’s: 6.5