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  • In Crisis or Numbed Out; Understanding and Conceptualizing Firefighters

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 11/18/2020 at 11:00 AM (MST)

    This webinar is for any clinician that wishes to work specifically with the Fire and EMS population and or who wishes to better understand the fire and EMS.

    This webinar will cover fundamental cultural competencies of working with the fire and EMS population. Material will include understanding the general fire and EMS profession and cover shift work, health issues, repetitive traumatic exposure, common relational patterns in and out of a fire station, chain of command careers and the 911 system. Clinical material will cover recent research on fire fighter suicide, usage of EAP systems, common clinical diagnostics and lastly popular modalities and available resources promoted within major metropolitan fire departments. Participants will be given a loose model to take into consideration valuable cultural context while maintaining fidelity to evidence based clinical models. 

    Objectives:

    • Review basic fire and EMS work including call volume and call types.
    • Understand the development of cultural traditions in Fire and EMS and how such traditions relate to possible symptomology. 
    • Explore trends in treatment and best practice for the Fire and EMS population.
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    Alana Brunacini is an Arizona LPC running a private practice and consulting business. She holds masters degrees in clinical psychology and mental health counseling as well a a doctorate in behavioral health. She has been working in the mental health field since 2006 with significant experience in fire and EMS, substance abuse, crisis work and corrections. She has taught for the community colleges and teaches various behavioral health topics to fire and EMS departments across the country. She also participated in the CALFire behavioral health curriculum development cadre in 2019/2020. 

  • Just the Facts Ma’am: Counselor Ethics, Liability, and Risk Management for Supervisors and Counselors

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 11/15/2020 at 9:00 AM (MST)

    LICENSURE BOARD COMPLAINTS, RECORDS REQUESTS, AND SUBPOENAS! OH MY! How often has the social service agency water cooler drama included salacious topics such as these? By unintentionally spreading many myths and misinformation about counselor ethics, liability and risk management, many counseling professionals create and perpetuate liability anxiety contagion. This session will review the Second Edition Healthcare Providers Service Organization (HPSO) Counselor Liability Claim Report, which details the actual data (collected over the last 15 years) on the most common reasons for malpractice claims against counselors as well as the outcomes of those claims. As a result of this information, we will discuss specific ways to minimize your liability as a counselor so you can practice from a place of confidence rather than fear.

    Overview

    LICENSURE BOARD COMPLAINTS, RECORDS REQUESTS, AND SUBPOENAS! OH MY! 

    In This Session - 3 Hours

    How often has the social service agency water cooler drama included salacious topics such as these? By unintentionally spreading many myths and misinformation about counselor ethics, liability and risk management, many counseling professionals create and perpetuate liability anxiety contagion. This session will review the Second Edition Healthcare Providers Service Organization (HPSO) Counselor Liability Claim Report, which details the actual data (collected over the last 15 years) on the most common reasons for malpractice claims against counselors as well as the outcomes of those claims.  As a result of this information, we will discuss specific ways to minimize your liability as a counselor so you can practice from a place of confidence rather than fear.

    Session Objectives:

    • Participants will be able to apply the results of the Second Edition CNA/HPSO Counselor Liability Claim Report: Second Edition to clinical practice.
    • Participants will be able to describe two specific behaviors that can lead to board complaints and client malpractice claims.
    • Based on the identified malpractice claims and board complaints, Participants will be able to identify ten risk management strategies applicable to clinical practice.
    • Participants will be able to establish practices for ensuring HIPAA compliance to protect clients’ privacy and minimize risk of litigation.
    • Participants will be able to compare the different requirements for release of protected health information via subpoenas and court orders.
    • Participants will be able to understand the legal and ethical considerations for the treatment of special populations.

    Agenda

    First two hours: Topic: Counselor Liability Claim Report overview 

    Third Hour: Topic: Risk management strategies and application of report data as related to clinical practice. 

    Cancellations & Substitutions

    Registration cancellations prior to 7 days in advance of the training will incur no penalty. Cancellations within 6 days of the training are subject to a $50.00 cancellation fee. Cancellation notices must be sent in writing to AzCA. No refunds will be made on cancellations made within 2 days because committed funds and forfeited fees cannot be applied to future meetings due to IRS reporting requirements. Substitutions are not permitted due to the nature of the training. 

    Continuing Education Approval 

    The Arizona Counselors Association is an NBCC-Approved CE Provider. Participants can earn 3 CEs for this training. 

    Supervision Training - Component

    This certificate applies to the 3-hour training "Counselor Ethics, Liability, and Risk Management for Supervisors and Counselors".  

    When combined with 3 additional clinical supervision trainings, this session with the others qualifies for the 12 hours of training to complete the required Arizona Clinical Supervision hours. 

    When combined with 1 additional clinical supervision training, this session with the other qualifies for the 6 hours of training for the renewal of the Arizona Clinical Supervision hours.

    Registration Fees 

    AzCA Member - $49
    Non-Member - $59

    Sponsorship Opportunities

    Sponsoring opportunities to build relationships while marketing your company to a highly targeted audience of counselors. Please check the Advertise page on the www.azca.org website. 

    Disclaimer

    The views and opinions expressed by presenters are their own and do not necessarily represent those of AzCA. AzCA disclaims any responsibility for the use and application of information presented at this training.   

    Continuing Education Approval 

    The Arizona Counselors Association is an NBCC-Approved CE Provider. Participants can earn 3 CEs for this training. 

    This session qualifies for 3 hours of Ethics training required by the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners. 

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    Supervision Training - Component

    This certificate applies to the 3-hour training "Counselor Ethics, Liability, and Risk Management for Supervisors and Counselors".  

    When combined with 3 additional clinical supervision trainings, this session with the others qualifies for the 12 hours of training to complete the required Arizona Clinical Supervision hours. 

    When combined with 1 additional clinical supervision training, this session with the other qualifies for the 6 hours of training for the renewal of the Arizona Clinical Supervision hours.

    Keith Cross, PhD, LMFT

    Faculty, Counselor Education

    Keith Cross, Ph.D., LMFT earned his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Arizona State University and his Master’s and Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Purdue University. Dr. Cross currently serves as Full Faculty in the Masters of Science in Counseling program at Prescott College where he primarily teaches Practicum/Internship, Professional Counseling Ethics, as well as Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy. Dr. Cross also runs a group private practice in Prescott that specializes in working with couples. He currently serves as a member of the American Counseling Association Ethics Committee, he is a member of the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners Marriage and Family Therapy Academic Review Committee, and serves as a Board Member and Academic Programs Liaison for the Arizona Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy.

  • Culturally Responsive Supervision

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 11/14/2020 at 9:00 AM (MST)

    Supervisors are responsible for teaching supervisees how to address issues of diversity within the counseling relationship, and how to address their biases and triggers in order to provide culturally sensitive counseling. Culturally responsive supervision includes mentoring, guiding, supporting, and facilitating learning culturally specific issues within supervisory process (Fukuyama, 1994).

    Overview

    Supervisors are responsible for teaching supervisees how to address issues of diversity within the counseling relationship, and how to address their biases and triggers in order to provide culturally sensitive counseling.

    In This Session - 3 Hours

    Supervisors are responsible for teaching supervisees how to address issues of diversity within the counseling relationship, and how to address their biases and triggers in order to provide culturally sensitive counseling. Culturally responsive supervision includes mentoring, guiding, supporting, and facilitating learning culturally specific issues within supervisory process (Fukuyama, 1994).  

    Session Objectives: 

    • Participants will learn how to facilitate discussions on cultural differences with supervisees  
    • Participants will learn ways how to manage supervisor and supervisee anxieties  
    • Integrate concepts of diversity into the context of supervision. 

    Cancellations & Substitutions

    Registration cancellations prior to 7 days in advance of the training will incur no penalty. Cancellations within 6 days of the training are subject to a $50.00 cancellation fee. Cancellation notices must be sent in writing to AzCA. No refunds will be made on cancellations made within 2 days because committed funds and forfeited fees cannot be applied to future meetings due to IRS reporting requirements. Substitutions are not permitted due to the nature of the training. 

    Continuing Education Approval 

    The Arizona Counselors Association is an NBCC-Approved CE Provider. Participants can earn 3 CEs for this training.  This session qualifies for 3 hours of multicultural training designed by the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners. 

    Supervision Training - Component

    This certificate applies to the 3-hour training "Culturally Responsive Supervision ".  

    When combined with 3 additional clinical supervision trainings, this session with the others qualifies for the 12 hours of training to complete the required Arizona Clinical Supervision hours. 

    When combined with 1 additional clinical supervision training, this session with the other qualifies for the 6 hours of training for the renewal of the Arizona Clinical Supervision hours.

    Registration Fees 

    AzCA Member - $49
    Non-Member - $59

    Sponsorship Opportunities

    Sponsoring opportunities to build relationships while marketing your company to a highly targeted audience of counselors. Please check the Advertise page on the www.azca.org website. 

    Disclaimer

    The views and opinions expressed by presenters are their own and do not necessarily represent those of AzCA. AzCA disclaims any responsibility for the use and application of information presented at this training.   

    Continuing Education Approval 

    The Arizona Counselors Association is an NBCC-Approved CE Provider. Participants can earn 3 CEs for this training. 

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    Supervision Training - Component

    This certificate applies to the 3-hour training "Advanced Clinical Supervision in Counseling and Psychotherapy".  

    When combined with 3 additional clinical supervision trainings, this session with the others qualifies for the 12 hours of training to complete the required Arizona Clinical Supervision hours. 

    When combined with 1 additional clinical supervision training, this session with the other qualifies for the 6 hours of training for the renewal of the Arizona Clinical Supervision hours.

    Yurandol Thompson, PhD, LPC, NCC

    Core Faculty

    Yurandol Thompson, PhD, LPC, NCC, is Core Faculty, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Online Program at the University of Phoenix, College of Humanities and Sciences.

  • Advanced Clinical Supervision in Counseling and Psychotherapy

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 11/08/2020 at 9:00 AM (MST)

    Adding complexity and depth to the introductory course, advanced clinical supervision focuses on the advanced techniques, special circumstances, cultural competency in supervision and the ethics of self-care in supervision. In this session, we will explore topics of supervision more in depth.. Intended for new and experienced clinical supervisors, the focus will be on translating knowledge to practice. Topics covered will include (a) assessing your supervision style and techniques (b) effective evaluation of supervisee skills and professional development (c) research on cultural competency in supervision (d) ethical considerations in supervision focusing on self-care.

    Overview

    Adding complexity and depth to the introductory course, advanced clinical supervision focuses on the advanced techniques, special circumstances, cultural competency in supervision and the ethics of self-care in supervision.

    In This Session - 3 Hours

    In this session, we will explore topics of supervision more in depth.. Intended for new and experienced clinical supervisors, the focus will be on translating knowledge to practice. Topics covered will include (a) assessing your supervision style and techniques (b) effective evaluation of supervisee skills and professional development (c) research on cultural competency in supervision (d) ethical considerations in supervision focusing on self-care.

    Session Objectives – Upon completion of the training, attendees will be able to:

    • Identify supervision style and style specific techniques
    • Develop effective evaluator tools to measure supervisee growth and development
    • Understand the implications of culture on supervisory relationships d. Explain the ethical implications of self -care for supervisor and supervisee

    Cancellations & Substitutions

    Registration cancellations prior to 7 days in advance of the training will incur no penalty. Cancellations within 6 days of the training are subject to a $50.00 cancellation fee. Cancellation notices must be sent in writing to AzCA. No refunds will be made on cancellations made within 2 days because committed funds and forfeited fees cannot be applied to future meetings due to IRS reporting requirements. Substitutions are not permitted due to the nature of the training. 

    Continuing Education Approval 

    The Arizona Counselors Association is an NBCC-Approved CE Provider. Participants can earn 3 CEs for this training. 

    Supervision Training - Component

    This certificate applies to the 3-hour training "Advanced Clinical Supervision in Counseling and Psychotherapy".  

    When combined with 3 additional clinical supervision trainings, this session with the others qualifies for the 12 hours of training to complete the required Arizona Clinical Supervision hours. 

    When combined with 1 additional clinical supervision training, this session with the other qualifies for the 6 hours of training for the renewal of the Arizona Clinical Supervision hours.

    Registration Fees 

    AzCA Member - $49
    Non-Member - $59

    Sponsorship Opportunities

    Sponsoring opportunities to build relationships while marketing your company to a highly targeted audience of counselors. Please check the Advertise page on the www.azca.org website. 

    Disclaimer

    The views and opinions expressed by presenters are their own and do not necessarily represent those of AzCA. AzCA disclaims any responsibility for the use and application of information presented at this training.   

    Continuing Education Approval 

    The Arizona Counselors Association is an NBCC-Approved CE Provider. Participants can earn 3 CEs for this training. 

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    Supervision Training - Component

    This certificate applies to the 3-hour training "Advanced Clinical Supervision in Counseling and Psychotherapy".  

    When combined with 3 additional clinical supervision trainings, this session with the others qualifies for the 12 hours of training to complete the required Arizona Clinical Supervision hours. 

    When combined with 1 additional clinical supervision training, this session with the other qualifies for the 6 hours of training for the renewal of the Arizona Clinical Supervision hours.

    Sheila Babendir, EdD, LPC

    Behavioral Director

    Sheila Babendir, EdD, LPC, Behavioral Director of Atembis, located in Flagstaff.  Sheila graduated from Marian College in 1981 with Bachelor’s of Business Administration and University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Master's of Science in Counseling Psychology / Counseling Education.  She graduated with a Doctorate of Education in Counseling Psychology from Argosy University in 2009. Sheila was licensed in counseling in Arizona in 2004.  She completed internships and research specialties in Bipolar disorder, Pediatric Bipolar Disorder and Autism Spectrum Disorders.  Sheila is a past president of Arizona Counselors Association.

  • Foundations of Clinical Supervision in Counseling and Psychotherapy

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 11/07/2020 at 9:00 AM (MST)

    Supervision is complex, and the purpose of this session is to provide behavioral guidance to navigate and manage an array of professional issues that may occur in clinical supervision. In this 3-hour training, we will provide an introduction and overview of the foundation of clinical supervision. Intended for new clinical supervisors, the focus will be on translating knowledge to practice. Topics covered will include an overview of (a) role and responsibilities of a clinical supervisor, (b) skills in providing effective oversight of and guidance to supervisees who diagnose, create treatment plans, and treat clients, (c) supervisory methods and techniques, and (d) fair and accurate evaluation of a supervisee’s ability to plan and implement clinical assessment and treatment.

    Overview

    Supervision is complex, and the purpose of this session is to provide behavioral guidance to navigate and manage an array of professional issues that may occur in clinical supervision. Ideally, clinical supervision is a chain reaction where supporting the supervisee’s performance and development ultimately benefits clients, agencies, funding sources, counseling profession, and society at large.

    In This Session - 3 Hours

    In this 3-hour training, we will provide an introduction and overview of the foundation of clinical supervision. Intended for new clinical supervisors, the focus will be on translating knowledge to practice. Topics covered will include an overview of (a) role and responsibilities of a clinical supervisor, (b) skills in providing effective oversight of and guidance to supervisees who diagnose, create treatment plans, and treat clients, (c) supervisory methods and techniques, and (d) fair and accurate evaluation of a supervisee’s ability to plan and implement clinical assessment and treatment. 

    Objectives – Upon completion of the training, attendees will be able to:

    • Describe clinical supervisor roles and responsibilities
    • Analyze the knowledge base and effective oversight associated with supervision
    • Apply supervisory methods and techniques to their supervision practice
    • Provide balanced and data-based evaluation of their supervisees

    Agenda for the Training

    a. The first hour is focused on the history, definitions, and foundations of clinical supervision.
    b. The second hour is focused on understanding the theory and practice of supervision.
    c. The third hour is focused on the application of the theory and practice of supervision.

    Cancellations & Substitutions

    Registration cancellations prior to 7 days in advance of the training will incur no penalty. Cancellations within 6 days of the training are subject to a $50.00 cancellation fee. Cancellation notices must be sent in writing to AzCA. No refunds will be made on cancellations made within 2 days because committed funds and forfeited fees cannot be applied to future meetings due to IRS reporting requirements. Substitutions are not permitted due to the nature of the training. 

    Continuing Education Approval 

    The Arizona Counselors Association is an NBCC-Approved CE Provider. Participants can earn 3 CEs for this training. 

    Supervision Training - Component

    This 3-hour training "Foundations of Clinical Supervision in Counseling and Psychotherapy" can be taken as a stand alone training.  However, when combined with 3 additional clinical supervision 3-hour trainings, this session, along with the 3-hour  trainings, qualifies for the 12 hours of training to complete the required Arizona Clinical Supervision hours.

    @@This session DOES NOT qualify for the 6 hours for Clinical Supervision renewal.@@ 

    Registration Fees 

    AzCA Member - $49
    Non-Member - $59

    Sponsorship Opportunities

    Sponsoring opportunities to build relationships while marketing your company to a highly targeted audience of counselors. Please check the Advertise page on the www.azca.org website. 

    Disclaimer

    The views and opinions expressed by presenters are their own and do not necessarily represent those of AzCA. AzCA disclaims any responsibility for the use and application of information presented at this training.   

    Continuing Education Approval 

    The Arizona Counselors Association is an NBCC-Approved CE Provider. Participants can earn 3 CEs for this training. 

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    Supervision Training - Component

    This 3-hour training "Foundations of Clinical Supervision in Counseling and Psychotherapy" can be taken as a stand alone training.  

    However, when combined with 3 additional clinical supervision 3-hour trainings, this session, along with the 3-hour  trainings, qualifies for the 12 hours of training to complete the required Arizona Clinical Supervision hours. 

    @@This session DOES NOT qualify for the 6 hours for Clinical Supervision renewal.@@ 

    Michael T. Hartley, PHD, CRC

    Associate Professor, Faculty Chair, Counseling Program, Department of Disability and Psychoeducational Studies, University of Arizona

    Michael T. Hartley is an associate professor and faculty chair of the Counseling Program, Department of Disability and Psychoeducational Studies at the University of Arizona.  He was introduced to the scholarship of professional ethics as a doctoral student, serving as a note-taker on the 2005 Code of Ethics Revision Taskforce for the American Counseling Association (ACA). Dr. Hartley has approximately 30 peer referred journal articles and 10 book chapters, including research on ethical practices and decision making. He recently co-edited the 5th edition of Ethics and Decision Making in Counseling and Psychotherapy, available from Spring Publishing in January 2021. Dr. Hartley’s research on ethical issues has informed the construction of professional codes of ethics. Having served in variety of leadership roles over the years, Dr. Hartley recently served as treasurer of the Arizona Counseling Association (AzCA) and president of the American Rehabilitation Counseling Association (ARCA). Dr. Hartley is knowledgeable about the evolving application of professional ethics in contemporary counseling practice.

    Camelia Shaheed

    Doctoral Candidate, Department of Disability and Psychoeducational Studies, University of Arizona

    Camelia Shaheed is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Disability and Psychoeducational Studies at the University of Arizona. Her dissertation is on the topic of clinical supervision as part of the PhD Program in Counselor Education and Supervision (CES). A professional counselor and supervisor with over two decades of clinical, supervisory, and administrative experience, Ms. Shaheed is an independently licensed counselor in the State of Arizona and a nationally certified rehabilitation counselor. She has published several articles and is a contributor to the pending 5th edition of Ethics and Decision Making in Counseling and Psychotherapy, available from Spring Publishing in January 2021.

    Marcela Kepic, PhD

    Associate Professor of Practice in Counseling, Disability & Psychoeducational Studies Department, University of Arizona

    Marcela Kepic, PhD is an associate professor of practice in counseling in the Disability & Psychoeducational Studies Department. She is a Licensed Professional Counselors in the state of NJ, VA, and DC and an Approved Clinical Supervisor. Her expertise is in child and adolescent counseling, crisis response, and life development of older adults. Her research agenda is primarily focused on issues related to life satisfaction and wellness of older adults who experience many losses, especially loss of a spouse or significant other. Dr. Kepic’s further research interests include caregivers’ stress, caregiving trajectories, and wellness in student-athletes. Dr. Kepic is a member of the Association for Adult Development and Aging  (AADA) where she served in many different roles, including the president of the AADA. She also continues to serve on the Crisis, Disaster, and Trauma Task Force (CDT) of the ACA, and contributes to the development of the CDT competencies. As a member of the International Committee, Dr. Kepic is involved in exploring the understanding of counseling profession outside of the United States. Dr. Kepic also contributes to peer-reviewed publications and books, and national, regional, and state conference presentations. Lastly, she has been serving as a reviewer for the Adultspan Journal for few years now. She is trained in REBT, Gottman Method for couples, and biofeedback. 

  • Thinking about Thinking: The Thin Space between Emotions and Thoughts

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 10/20/2020

    The moment a client feels a negative emotion, they have a choice. Do they simply experience it and see if it goes away or try to discover where it came from in their past?

    The moment clients feel a negative emotion, they have a choice. Do they simply experience it and see if it goes away or try to discover where it came from in their past? We are all blessed (or cursed) with two very different brain functions: The emotional brain and the thinking brain. The emotional brain (amygdala) signals raw danger and threat, while the thinking brain kicks in later when perceiving that threat, at least 4 times more slowly! Arguably, many psychological disorders have roots in that "thin space" between emotion and cognition, such that emotional reactions override rational thought or remediation. Important writings from Socrates, the Bible, Rene Descartes and Albert Einstein all allude to the importance and primacy of thought in our creation of reality. Many classical counseling theories and techniques are couched in concepts like "reflection of feeling" and "insight", despite the evidence that insight (the why) does not necessarily lead to behavior change. The 1960's saw the development of Aaron Beck's Cognitive Therapy and Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy by Albert Ellis, two pioneering efforts to look more closely at that thin space, by bringing the thinking brain in direct confrontation with the emotional brain. Their ideas led directly to modern applications of CBT and its many variants. As counselors, knowingly or not, we work in this thin space with our clients every day. We make treatment decisions based on our abilities and experiences. Awareness of how this thin space works can improve our counseling skills and outcomes. 

    Objectives:

    1) Understand the critical "thin space" between emotion and thought 

    2) Review the historic evolution of the importance of cognitive processes in counseling 

    3) Explore the transition from the "why" of insight approaches to the "how" of cognitive models to bring about behavior change 

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    David Engstrom, Ph.D., DMHCS is a full-time Core Counseling faculty member at the University of Phoenix. He earned his PhD at the University of Southern California. He is a licensed Psychologist in Arizona and Diplomate of the American Mental Health Counseling Association in Integrated Behavioral Health. 

  • Counselor Ethics, Liability and Risk Management

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    LICENSURE BOARD COMPLAINTS, RECORDS REQUESTS, AND SUBPOENAS! OH MY!

    LICENSURE BOARD COMPLAINTS, RECORDS REQUESTS, AND SUBPOENAS! OH MY! How often has the social service agency water cooler drama included salacious topics such as these? By unintentionally spreading many myths and misinformation about counselor ethics, liability and risk management, many counseling professionals create and perpetuate liability anxiety contagion. This session will review the Second Edition HPSO Counselor Liability Claim Report, which details the actual data (collected over the last 15 years) on the most common reasons for malpractice claims against counselors as well as the outcomes of those claims. As a result of this information, we will discuss specific ways to minimize your liability as a counselor so you can practice from a place of confidence rather than fear. 

    Objectives: 

    - Review the Second Edition HPSO Counselor Liability Claim Report.
    - Understand the behaviors that lead to board complaints and client malpractice claims.
    - Discuss specific strategies to minimize risk.

    Keith Cross is a faculty member in the Masters of Science in Counseling program at Prescott College. Keith is also the owner and Clinical Director of the Prescott Relationship Center,
    a group practice specializing in marriage/couples counseling. He earned his Masters and Ph.D. from Purdue University and he serves on the AZBBHE Marriage and Family Therapy Academic Review Committee Member. He is a board member of the Arizona Emotionally Focused Therapy Community.

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  • An Introduction to Hypnotherapy

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    More and more hypnotherapy is becoming a recognized form of treatment for many conditions. Sadly, due to myths and misconceptions about hypnosis many shy away from the potential hypnotherapy has to offer.

    More and more hypnotherapy is becoming a recognized form of treatment for many conditions. Sadly, due to myths and misconceptions about hypnosis many shy away from the potential hypnotherapy has to offer. Through hypnotherapy we can truly make a difference. I will share with you a study done with a local hospital and over 200 of their patients. Through hypnotherapy we were able to assist patients lower their pain, stress and nausea by as much as 50%. We learned through this study that stress was actually the key to the changes experienced. As we help the patient lower their stress through a 20-40 minute hypnotherapy session automatically their pain diminished. We will also discuss the many uses of hypnosis understanding that the goal is to address physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels, treating the whole person and encouraging overall balance. During this presentation participants will have the opportunity to experience group hypnosis and the benefits this modality can offer. We will also dispel those inaccurate myths and create more clarity and understanding.

    Objectives:

    - Dispel myths about hypnosis
    - Learn about the uses of hypnosis
    - Experience first hand the benefits hypnosis offers

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    Linda Bennett, Ph.D. CCHt., is a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Board Certified Hypnotherapy Instructor and Certifying Examiner as well as a Certified Life Coach. She is also the co-founder of Heart Symbol Publishing, which is dedicated to the publication of books and media that inspire, transform and heal the mind, body and spirit. Linda is Senior Curriculum Specialist and the Hypnotherapy / Guided Imagery Program Director at Southwest Institute of Healing Arts. Linda is the esteemed 2014 International Medical & Dental Hypnosis Association Educator of the Year, received the National Association of Transpersonal Hypnotherapists 2011 Outstanding Clinical Contribution Award, and was recognized for “Outstanding Creativity in the Classroom” for 2005-2006 by the Arizona Private Schools Association. She was also awarded the 2017 IMDHA Chapter of the Year for Exceptional Growth & Outreach for Practitioners in the Community.

  • Covid-19 and the Arizona Counselor Experience

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Four leading Arizona counselors with diverse specialties and employment positions shall share their experiences during the virus pandemic.

    Three leading Arizona counselors and one student share their experiences during the virus pandemic:

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    Part I - Complications Due to Covid-19

    I shall talk about the complications for patients attending services at an integrated (health/counseling) clinic. Many of them are seeing their medical issues increase and keep getting turned away, increasing their anxiety and depression. We also have many folks on injections for their medications, which makes it extremely difficult as well.  We have done multiple rounds of blitz testing as well, and will some of the complications that come with that.

    Ray Young, LPC is an Arizona Licensed Professional Counselor and an Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners (AZBBHE) listed supervisor. Ray is currently employed with Terros Health, where he is the Integrated Health Site Director for their 27th Ave Integrated Health Clinic. Ray oversees the day to day operations of the clinic that provide Behavioral Health Counseling for adults and children, Psychotropic Medication Management Services, Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Opiod abuse, Primary Care Physician Services (PCP), Bridging the Gap in-reach services to those being released from jail, and Targeted Investment Program (TIP) for individuals working through probation requirements. The clinic is also nationally recognized as a Federally Qualified Health Center, providing primary care services in underserved areas, based on ability to pay. Ray currently serves on the Arizona Counselors Board of Directors as President of AzALGBTIC. Ray’s area of expertise is being the Program Sponsor and overseeing the TIP Justice Program for Terros Health in collaboration with Maricopa County Adult Probation and AHCCCS. 


    Sheila

    Part II - Today's Stressors

    There have been many stressors to overcome in the past few months.  As an educator and supervisor having to transition myself and my supervisees to telehealth and virtual supervision.  As a clinician it required me to be able to do telehealth and train my clients to become comfortable and consistent with this modality.  My clients are all in transition and anxious about what their lives will look like in the future.  The isolation is now causing a higher incidence of depression as well.  

    Sheila Babendir, EdD, LPC, Behavioral Director of Atembis, located in Flagstaff.  Sheila graduated from Marian College in 1981 with Bachelor’s of Business Administration and University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Master's of Science in Counseling Psychology / Counseling Education.  She graduated with a Doctorate of Education in Counseling Psychology from Argosy University in 2009. Sheila was licensed in counseling in Arizona in 2004.  She completed internships and research specialties in Bipolar disorder, Pediatric Bipolar Disorder and Autism Spectrum Disorders.  Sheila is a past president of Arizona Counselors Association.  


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    Part III - Practicum & Internship Transition

    During my practicum and internship we had to transition from being in a counseling skills center to being online through telehealth.  Our group experience also had to be transitioned.  We were uncertain about being able to get hours and what the transitions would be like.

    Sandra J. Seby is a counseling student at Northern Arizona University currently in her internship under the supervision of Dr. Sheila Babendir.  While entering the counseling profession later in life,  she has long been fascinated with behavioral health. Her desire is to help clients navigate life’s inevitable challenges and empower them to reach their goals.  She is excited to be in the counseling field during these challenging times.  Her previous endeavors include Senior Physician Recruiter, and United Way Communications Director, and Regional Director. Additionally, her English master’s degree has helped her develop communications skills as well as nurture a love for literature and research.


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    Part IV - Establishing Connections in Disconnected Times: Re-Visiting Values

    As the COVID-19 Pandemic unpleasantly surprised the world, many have been negatively impacted by this global crisis and deadly disease. People were urged to socially distance, work from home and isolate themselves, many lost their jobs, businesses, and their health while endeavoring through these uncertain times. Being very new to Arizona, the establishment of my support and circle of friends was in its infancy when “shelter in place” was required. Sudden cut-off from gatherings, social circles, and exploration of a new environment did not help with getting to now people. Sudden losses and unpredictability of these unprecedented times impacted my daily routine and caused some adjustment and reevaluation of values and meaning.

    Marcela Kepic, PhD, is an associate professor of practice in counseling in the Disability & Psychoeducational Studies Department. She is a Licensed Professional Counselors in the state of AZ, NJ, VA, and DC and an Approved Clinical Supervisor. Her expertise is in child and adolescent counseling, crisis response, and life development of older adults. Her research agenda is primarily focused on issues related to life satisfaction and wellness of older adults who experience many losses, especially loss of a spouse or significant other. Dr. Kepic’s further research interests include caregivers’ stress, caregiving trajectories, and wellness in student-athletes. Dr. Kepic is a member of the Association for Adult Development and Aging  (AADA) where she served in many different roles, including the president of the AADA. She also continues to serve on the Crisis, Disaster, and Trauma Task Force (CDT) of the ACA, and contributes to the development of the CDT competencies. As a member of the International Committee, Dr. Kepic is involved in exploring the understanding of counseling profession outside of the United States. Dr. Kepic also contributes to peer-reviewed publications and books, and national, regional, and state conference presentations. Lastly, she has been serving as a reviewer for the Adultspan Journal for few years now. She is trained in REBT, Gottman Method for couples, and biofeedback.  

  • Transformational Healing with Rapid Resolution Therapy

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Rapid Resolution Therapy (RRT) is an innovative method that is supported by current neuroscience research and evidence-based techniques.

    Rapid Resolution Therapy (RRT) is an innovative method that is supported by current neuroscience research and evidence-based techniques. This innovative approach targets the limbic system where emotional responses originate. RRT is a gentle, respectful, active and integrative approach that re-consolidates memory without subjecting individuals to needless pain and re-traumatization. This webinar offers an overview of the RRT process and techniques used for quickly and effectively resolving the emotional pain of traumatic memory.

    Objectives:

    - Describe the neurobiology of how emotions are triggered by the consolidation of traumatic memory.
    - Discuss how traumatic memory is resolved with memory re-consolidation.
    - Explore Rapid Resolution Therapy techniques that resolve traumatic memory without abreaction or vicarious trauma.

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    Julie Davis the Clinical and Program Director of Bay Area Rapid Resolution Therapy (www.bayarearrt.com) located in Los Gatos, California. She is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Certified PTSD Clinician, and New Life Network Therapist. Julie specializes in Rapid Resolution Therapy Intensives for individuals and couples looking to be free of sexual trauma, frozen grief, anxiety disorders, addictive behaviors, and relationship issues. Along with her successful private practice, Julie travels the country teaching Rapid Resolution Therapy and Practice Building Skills to innovative mental health practitioners. Her personal story includes recovery from addiction, PTSD, OCD, and anxiety, and she is excited to be healing, teaching, and inspiring others as a result.