Washington Counseling Association(WCA) Presents:
Annual Fall Conference:
"Oh The Places We'll Go!"
Innovation and Social Justice
October 25th-27th 2012
(Pre-conference, Conference and Professional Development Series)
Thursday, October 25th, 4:30-7:30
Author Series: Dr. Russell Kolts
Author of the book:
"Working Compassionately and Courageously with Emotion and Conflict:
An Introduction to Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT)"
In this address, attendees will learn the basic model underlying Compassion-Focused Therapy(CFT) and take away techniques for managing and working with emotions and interpersonal conflicts that occur within and out of the therapy room or school. Why do we need compassion? We need compassion because life is hard – filled with challenging situations, interpersonal conflict, and difficult emotions. CFT can help us to learn to approach these difficulties with courage and confidence, based in an understanding of emotions: where they came from, how they play out so powerfully in our minds, and how we can work with them skillfully. Drawing from evolutionary psychology, the neuroscience of emotion and wisdom traditions that are thousands of years old, CFT assists us to relate to our own experiences and those of others in more helpful ways, overcome shame and self-criticism, and develop compassionate capacities to improve our lives and relationships with others.
Russell L. Kolts, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist and professor at Eastern Washington University outside of Spokane, WA, and is founder of the Inland Northwest Compassionate Mind Center. Dr. Kolts regularly conducts trainings and workshops on Compassion-Focused Therapy, as well as on mindfulness and compassion practices. His professional interests lie primarily in the application of CFT and mindfulness approaches to individuals suffering from problematic anger, trauma, mood, and attachment-related difficulties. He has published numerous scholarly articles, conference presentations, and is the author of The Compassionate Mind Guide to Managing Your Anger: Using Compassion-Focused Therapy to Calm Your Rage and Heal Your Relationships.
Total of 3 Clock Hour/CE's Available.
Book Sales and Signing - Pre/Post Presentation
2012 Full Day Conference
Friday, October 26th – 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
"Being a Counselor in a World Full of Change: Oh, the Places You’ll Go!"
Afternoon Keynote Speaker: Dr. Samuel Gladding
Samuel T. Gladding, Ph.D., is chair of and a professor in the Department of Counseling at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He is a fellow in the American Counseling Association and its former president (2004-2005). He has also served as president of the American Association of State Counseling Boards (AASCB), Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES), the Association for Specialists in Group Work (ASGW), Chi Sigma Iota and is the past chair of the American Counseling Association Foundation and the former editor of the Journal for Specialists in Group Work. He is an author of numerous publications, including some of the following:
Counselors face major challenges in being competent, compassionate, and consistent in a world that is always changing. Managed care, clinical colleagues, and inquisitive clients are often into the different and new rather than the tried and true. Indeed, it is difficult to be a best-practiced based counselor in environments where people and agencies focus on novel techniques and instant results.
This keynote will focus on how counselors can be themselves and employ proven methods of therapeutic interventions despite pressures to be different. It will highlight the “who” and the health of counselors as crucial ingredients in the helping process. Evidence-based methods of fostering change will be emphasized as well.
The most important places counselors go are those places involving clients who overcome concerns and problems as they work to achieve personal growth. These are journeys we are privileged to take for they lead to lives that are meaningful and purposeful.
Just some of the books authored by Dr. Gladding:
Featured Lunch Guest Speaker:
Dave Dahl, Owner of "Dave's Killer Bread"
Founded in 2005, Dave’s Killer Bread has revolutionized the healthy bread industry, remaining dedicated to baking the highest quality, best tasting, organic bakery products possible. Dave's Killer Bread was co-founded by Dave Dahl, who after spending 15 years in prison, desired to make a positive impact on the world. Together with his brother, Glenn, and nephew, Shobi, they worked tirelessly to create what would soon become a phenomenon: delicious, healthy, and organic bakery items. At the time of DKB's debut, the company had about 30 employees. Since then, Dave’s Killer Bread has grown to about 280 employees (about 30% of whom, like Dave, are ex-felons).With 16 varieties available in 10 states (OR, WA, ID, CA, UT, MT, NV, AZ, AK, and HI), DKB features everything from whole grain sliced breads and hamburger buns, to a sprouted wheat baguette, and even a dangerously delicious organic, whole grain cinnamon-sugar bread roll called Sin Dawg. All products are vegan (contain no animal products), and they do not contain any artificial preservatives or genetically modified organisms (GMO).
Summary of Presentation:
Dave practices his vision of "making the world a better place, one loaf of bread at a time," by speaking to and inspiring groups of at-risk youth, prisoners, business leaders, and a variety of otherorganizations. He believes that the only way to really keep growing is to share the great lessons he has learned. “At Dave’s Killer Bread, we strive to make a meaningful impact in the communities we serve. Sharing my story with people who find value and inspiration in it is what inspires me,” said Dahl.
We have numerous outstanding informative break-out and poster sessions throughout the day on a diverse range of counseling related topics. Total of 8 clock hours/CE's possible. The full lunch at the conference is included within the conference fee.
Professional Development Series
Saturday, October 27th 9 - Noon
3 CE's Each Series
Series I: Ethics and Legal Issues for Counselors
Each licensing cycle, counselors must engage in training for ethical and legal issues. This series will provide counselors with an overview of the code of ethics and relevant changes to laws. Case studies will be utilized to provide discussion and opportunity for feedback surrounding key issues facing counselors today. This series meets state requirements for CE's.
Dr. Keely Hope
Dr. Keely Hope is an Assistant Professor of Mental Health Counseling at Eastern Washington University in Cheney, WA. She is also the Program Director of the CACREP accredited program. Dr. Hope holds her degree in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of Florida. She is a licensed mental health counselor in Washington, Florida, and Ohio. Her specialty lies in counselor education as well as crisis intervention and specifically suicide prevention.
Series II: The Nuts and Bolts to Counseling Supervision
Dr. Tom Trotter
This session is designed to explore the essential ingredients to an effective counselor supervision experience. Through a combination of presentations and experiential activities, attendees will learn the fundamentals to preparing for, implementing, conducting, and evaluating a productive and rewarding practicum and internship from both student and supervisory perspectives.
Program Objectives: Attendees will be able to …
- Clarify supervisory expectations.
- Understand essential supervisory roles and functions.
- Develop a productive supervisor-student counselor relationship.
- Implement and sustain an ethical and research-based approach to counselor supervision.
- Evaluate supervisory effectiveness and student counselor performance.
Dr. Tom Trotter is the Clinical Placement Coordinator and adjunct professor of Counselor Education with Gonzaga University and Professor Emeritus of Counseling and School Psychology from the University of Idaho. He is a former school, community, and university counseling professional, school psychologist, supervisor of counseling professionals, and active consultant in the areas of program evaluation and development. In addition, he is a proponent of hope as an approach to personal counseling, multi-modal aspects to diagnosis, treatment-planning and intervention, and school-community partnerships in character education. A former president of the Idaho Counseling Association, the Idaho School Counselor Association, the Idaho School Psychology Association, and the Idaho Association of Counselor Educators and Supervisors, he has a number of publications, presentations, and other projects to his credit.
Series III: Delivering a Comprehensive School Counseling Program Incorporating the New ASCA National Model
This workshop is great for the beginner to the experienced. The National Model for Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling is research based and proven effective in serving all students. This workshop provides an overview of the National Model and all of its components including the latest updates. You will hear examples from other programs and learn what worked in other schools. This interactive workshop will provide you with the energy, enthusiasm, and the tools to get started.
Jeannie Beierle Andra Kelley - Batstone
Jeannie Beierle is a school counselor at Yelm High School where she has worked for 7 years. In addition to school counseling, Jeannie has experience in mental health and drug and alcohol counseling. She has been a WSCA board or committee member for the past 6 years Jeannie is the current WSCA president and has taught the National Model to many counselors around the state.
Andra has been working with adolescent youth since 1992. After graduating from the University of Washington in 1995, she worked as a crisis intervention counselor in Olympia and East King County until 2005. After completing her M.A. Education degree and ESA certificate in 2005, she started her school counseling career at Yelm Middle School. Andra is currently a school counselor at George Washington Bush Middle School in Tumwater. Andra is actively involved in the Washington School Counselor Association (board member since 2008) and volunteers for the Thurston County Diversion Community Accountability Board (board member since 2003).
Location of Conference: Whitworth University, Spokane
Questions, please email WCA President, Suzanne Apelskog at: email@example.com