MORE PRE-CONFERENCE OPTIONS WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN THE NEAR FUTURE.
Pre-Conference workshops will be offered on Thursday, February 7, 2019 and are at an additional cost to the 2019 ACCA Annual Conference Sessions. ACCA is pleased to offer a diverse variety of pre-conference sessions that will offer continuing education for session attendees.
Full Day Pre-Conference Options
The Advanced Topics of College Counseling offers (4) 90 minute sessions covering the following topics: Triage and Clinic Flow, Clinical Supervision, Leadership in Higher Education, and Group Therapy.
Abstract: The purpose of this workshop is to explore the theory and practice of clinical supervision within a college counseling context. Historically, college counseling centers have been popular placements for clinicians-in-training due to the diversity of experience and quality of supervision. With that said, even in the college setting many counselors are being asked to take on the role of clinical supervisor with little formal training. In this workshop we will review the practice of existing theories of supervision and supervision models. We will discuss structuring the supervision process to include components important to providing a comprehensive supervision experience for professionals and interns. Evaluation and assessment of supervisees will also be addressed.
Abstract: Triage and Clinic Flow will explore different administrative and clinical structures to help avoid therapist burn out and wait lists as well as maximize clinic efficiency. (was previous ly ‘avoid therapist burn out, wait lists and maximize clinic efficiency.’
This workshop offers participants an opportunity to broaden their awareness and leadership potential in the college counseling profession and to introduce or further develop their leadership skills.
Abstract: Group Therapy will explore how to effectively utilize group as a primary modality in college and university settings. While the majority of counseling centers report using groups as a treatment modality, it is often seen as a second class treatment by both therapists and clients. Running a successful group program in the college setting requires special considerations and surprisingly little attention has been given to this specialized type of group practice. This workshop will review the components of an effective group program. We will discuss the most common types of groups used in counseling centers, barriers to getting group started, and best practices in starting and maintaining the most frequent types of group offerings. Issues such as member selection and preparation, conjoint and concurrent therapies, and the use of group activities to facilitate group development will be also addressed.
Half Day Pre-Conference Options
Clinical Competency in Trauma
Abstract: This presentation will introduce an overview of trauma, the overall effects of trauma and how trauma impacts the body. An introduction to trauma and its effects will be provided in the beginning of the workshop. An overview of how trauma impacts the body will be provided before the end of the first half of the presentation. The second half of the presentation will be focused on helpful techniques and practical tools when working with clients who have had trauma. Practical tools and proper clinical techniques will be introduced. These tools and techniques can be used within the counseling session to help a client better understand trauma and begin the healing process. The presentation will also help participants learn how to prioritize appropriate challenges for their clients in order to minimize risk and increase their clients cooperation.
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