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A variety of webinars that reward continuing education credits are available for psychologists and licensed counselors.  Current webinar titles include:

Orientation to College Counseling

The complete Orientation to College Counseling (OTCC) certification series is now available by webinar. Completion of the series will provide 6 hours of continuing education and a College Counseling Certification. The cost for ACCA members is $150 and for non-members is $175. Individual sessions can also be completed; however, the College Counseling Certification requires completing all four workshops. Individual sessions are $45 for members and $50 for non-members. Group rates are available for ACCA members.

Complete Series:

This all day certification program is designed to provide those interested in college counseling a foundational overview of the key elements related to college counseling.

The program will be useful to graduate students, clinicians recently hired in a college setting, clinicians looking to better their chances in their college counseling job search and clinical staff in need of professional development.

There are four 90-minute workshops, each required to be completed to receive the overall College Counseling Certification (CCC). These modules include Campus Setting, Clinical Foundations, Outreach Programming, and Student Development. Those successfully completing all four modules will receive six (6) Continuing Education (CE) credits as well as a College Counseling Certification (CCC). 
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Counseling College Students on Issues Relating to Development, Spirituality and Religion

Webinar description:

Traditional aged college students (18-23) often come to campus in an exploratory phase of their development and non-traditional aged students may also question prior belief systems. These explorations may challenge students’ spiritual and religious beliefs as well as lead them to reevaluate their worldview as it pertains to their belief systems and values. College students may face crises away from their family of origin, such as questioning sexual identity, career decision making, or more serious incidents such as hazing and death of loved ones. In this webinar, the presenters discuss the ACCA and ASERVIC competencies that can help guide counselors in their practice as it pertains to these issues and offer case-studies, and theories to illustrate these complex issues.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Gain insight into the cross-relevance of competencies delineated by the American College Counseling Association (ACCA) and the Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling (ASERVIC) as they relate to counseling clients.
  2. Understand developmental principles that help guide counselors when working with young adults on college campuses.
  3. Explore the specialized issues that can arise in this population as they pertain to issues relating to religion/spirituality, decision making, and lifestyle choices.
The Counseling College Students on Issues Relating to Development, Spirituality and Religion webinar can be purchased by members for $20, non-members may purchase and view the webinar for $30.  A short post test will be required for viewers to obtain 1.5 continuing education credits.

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Register for the webinar on Issues Relating to Development, Spirituality and Religion

College Students and Internet-based Counseling

Webinar Description:

Numerous studies have reported an increase in the number college students at risk for mental health problems, yet the rate of college students seeking help from mental health professions is decreasing, and as college students’ level of distress increases, their likelihood of seeking help decreases.  Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college students, but less than 20% of students who commit suicide received campus-based services. Limited studies have been conducted on college students’ attitudes toward online mental health counseling, and the results of those are conflicting.  There is an urgent need to identify the types of mental health counseling services college students will use.  Without addressing their mental health needs, colleges and universities may actually hinder their learning and potential success, contribute to an increase in attrition rates, and jeopardize the health and safety of other students and staff across college campuses nationwide.  Research suggests undergraduate college students are interested in learning more about Internet-based mental health interventions, such as cell phone apps and email.  An overview of research conducted about undergraduate college students’ attitudes about using Internet-based mental health interventions will be presented.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the types of Internet-based mental health interventions undergraduate college students are likely to use.
  2. Describe the ways terminology is influencing undergraduate college students’ use of Internet-based mental health interventions.
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Mental Health at the Community College


Community colleges continue to explore how to best support a growing student population coming to campus with mental health issues and making serious attempts to serve these students; often with ill-equipped budgets and human resources.

Your community college students are diverse in population and often transient, yet require resources and support equal to those students at four-year institutions receive. Your challenge is to manage the students experiencing mental health issues and the growing implications and issues associated.

Join our expert of panelists from ACCA as they help you tackle this important topic. You will learn about: the recent ACCA 2013-14 Community College Task Force Survey results, best practices for CC mental health services models, and resources you should know about to increase student support and safety on your campuses.
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