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ACAM’s 2015 Conference April 9-11!

Unplug and (Re) Connect

Hotel rooms just $89 again this year!

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Keynote Address  “Unplug and (Re)Connect”

by  Elizabeth Dimmitt, MS, LPC, Destinee Biesemeyer and Erin Richmond

Keynote Address  “Decorum in Court” and “What the Law Would Tell the Counselor””

by David Macoubrie, JD

The American Counseling Association of Missouri
Annual Conference in Jefferson City, MO
Thursday, April 9Saturday, April 11, 2015
By attending the full conference, one can miss one session and still earn 20 ceu’s! 
This schedule is subject to change.

Schedule and presentations

Thursday, April 9

7:30 – 8:30 am Registration
8:30 – 10:00 am Breakout sessions

A:  “Comprehensive Treatment of Eating Disorders” (Part 1)
with Katie Thompson LPC, NCC, CEDS
B: “Mental Health Stigma: Depression Is A Casserole Disease And Other Useful Information” (Part1) with Carla Edwards, MBA PHD,  Keyonna Hawkins and  Cana Poteet
C: “Prison 101:  Life Lessons in Correctional Mental Health” with  Rita Lynne Broyles-Greenwood, M. Ed.
Break
10:15 – 11:45 am Breakout sessions

A: “Comprehensive Treatment of Eating Disorders” (Part 2)
with Katie Thompson LPC, NCC, CEDS
B: “Mental Health Stigma: Depression Is A Casserole Disease And Other Useful Information” (Part2) with Carla Edwards, MBA PHD,  Keyonna Hawkins and  Cana Poteet
C: “The Trauma Experience of Autism: Treatment Implications And Comorbidities” with Robert Cox, MA, Graduate Student at Mid America Nazarene University
D: “Beginning Hypnosis” with Randal DeMasters, MDiv, MS, LPC
Break
12:00 noon Lunch with a  Keynote Address“Decorum in Court” and “What the Law Would Tell the Counselor” by David Macoubrie, JD.

 

Break

Thursday, April 9

1:15 – 2:45 pm Breakout sessions

A: “Comprehensive Treatment of Eating Disorders” (part 3) with Katie Thompson LPC, NCC, CEDS
B: “Integrating Religion and Spirituality in Counseling and Psychotherapy” (part1 ) with John Harpole, MA, LPC, doctoral student at the UM–Saint Louis and Tara Vossenkemper, MA, LPC, doctoral student at the UM–Saint Louis
C:  “Connecting Families and Generations through Dignity Therapy” with Eileen Spinner MA, LPC
Break
3:00 – 4:30 pm Breakout Sessions

A: “Comprehensive Treatment of Eating Disorders (Part 4)With Katie Thompson LPC, NCC, CEDS
B: “Integrating Religion and Spiritualityi n Counseling and Psychotherapy” (Part2) with John Harpole, MA, LPC, doctoral student at the UM–Saint Louis and Tara Vossenkemper, MA, LPC, doctoral student at the UM–Saint Louis
C: “Plugging into the New DBT Skills Training Manual” with Rhonda Reitz, Ph.D., Psychologist.
Break
4:45 – 6:15 pm Breakout sessions

A: “Testing and Assessment in Children and Adolescents”  with James Carroll, MA, LPC
B: “Counseling the Teenager: Surviving the Teen Years”
with Kimberly Brownridge, MA, LPC, NCC, BCPC
C:  “Using Metaphor in Clinical Supervision” with Nancy L.A. Forth, Ph.D., LPC, NCC and Amanda Finkeldei, Erica Goans, Cara Gruhala, Keith Jones, Jennifer Reid, Kimberly Retherford, and Bobby Vaughan
D: “Employee Assistance Program and Choice Theory” or “EAP and Reality Therapy: Short Term Counseling Focus” with Kathy Randolph LPC, NCC, CEAP, CT/RTC
McCallum Dinner at 6:30 pm.
Book Signing  8:00 to 9:00 pm.
Hospitality Room  8:30 to 10?? pm.

Friday, April 10

7:30 – 8:00 am Registration
8:00 – 9:30 am Breakout sessions

A: “Breaking Old Habits: Cultivating Healthy Engagement Using the Adolescent Community Reinforcement”with Rashid Muhammad, MA, LOPC, LPC
B: “Refueling Your Practice – A Therapy Sampler” (Part 1)with Kathryn L. Boone, MS, LPC
C: “True Colors” (part1)with Ellen Nickrent, MA, LPC, NCC
D: “Comprehensive Treatment of Eating Disorders”          (Part 1) with Katie Thompson LPC, NCC, CEDS
Break
9:45 – 11:15 am Breakout sessions

A: “Using Yoga as a Therapeutic Tool:  New ‘Twists’ on an Ancient Practice” with Rhonda Lesley, MA, LPC, RYT-200
B: “Refueling Your Practice – A Therapy Sampler” (Part 2)with Kathryn L. Boone, MS, LPC
C:True Colors” (part2)with Ellen Nickrent, MA, LPC, NCC
D: “Comprehensive Treatment of Eating Disorders” (Part 2)
with Katie Thompson LPC, NCC, CEDS
Break
11:30 am -12:30pm Lunch:  Awards and ACAM Business Meeting with Elizabeth Dimmitt, MS, LPC, ACAM President presiding.
Break
12:45 – 2:15 pm A.Medication Basics That Every Counselor Needs to Know
With Dr. James Reynolds, MD —- 2 hour session begins at 12:45 and concludes at 2:45p.m.
B.  Missouri Career Counselor Association Annual Meeting        and Discussion
C. “Spirituality & Psychology: Using Personality Type to Discover Your Own Spiritual Pathwith Kate Schroeder, Med, LPC,NCC
D.Comprehensive Treatment of Eating Disorders” (Part 3)
with Katie Thompson LPC, NCC, CEDS

Friday, April 10

Break
2:30 – 4:00 pm Breakout sessions

A: Dr. Reynolds Continued — Concludes 2:45 pm.
B: “Collaborative Career Advising: Promoting Advising and Career Connections” with Carrie Collier, Senior Coordinator at MU Career Center, and Craig Benson, Assistant Director at MU Career Center
C: “PTSD”  with Larry Michael, MA, NCC, LPC and Shazia Malik, MD
D: “Comprehensive Treatment of Eating Disorders” (Part 4) with Katie Thompson LPC, NCC, CEDS
Break
4:15 – 5:45 pm Breakout sessions

A: “Indian culture: Implications for supervisors and counselors”  with Amber F. Lancaster EdS, LPC
B: “Career Development Facilitator Certification”
with Knowledge Works by Shantele Raper, GCDFI
C: “PTSD” (Part 2)with Larry Michael, MA, NCC, LPC and Shazia Malik, MD
D: “Approaches of Marriage and Family Therapy: An Overview” with Robin R. Rasse-Cott, MEd, PLPC
Break
6:00 – 7:30 pm Breakout sessions

A: “Prepping for Productive Partnerships: Developing effective strategies for premarital counseling” with Ms. Jackie Cochenour, M.S. Ed. Also Tristan Patterson, Ashley Cross, Courtney Chapple, Alexandra Hartwig, James Geiger, Keyonna Hawkins, and Sean Cahill
B:“Caring For Yourself: Healthy Natural Ways to Relieve    Stress”  with Jessica Maxwell, DD
C:  ALGBTIC meeting   (James Carroll, MA, LPC)
D: “Toxic Family Relationships”with Dacia L Moore, LPC,  Second Wind Counseling & Consulting
Dinner on your own or delivered to session.
7:00 – 8:30 pm Breakout sessions

C: “Starting  a Private Practice” with James Carroll, MA, LPC
Hospitality Room –  Time and place TBA

Saturday, April 11

7:30 – 8:30 am Registration
8:30 – 10:00 am Breakout sessions

A: “Understanding the Enneagram: New Clinical Applications  for     Working with Clients” (Part 1) with Kate Schroeder, MEd. , LPC, NCC
B: “Let’s Begin With the End in Mind:  The Sooner You Start Planning for Your Retirement, the Better YourRetirement Will Be” with Jerry Walker, Ed.S. LPC
C: “Quieting the Critics: Owning Your Healthy Lifestyle”with Jackie A. Kibler, Ph.D. & Linda K. Sterling, Ph.D.
Break
10:15  – 11:45 am Breakout sessions

A: “Understanding the Enneagram: New Clinical Applications  for Working with Clients” (Part 2)with Kate Schroeder, MEd. , LPC, NCC
B: “Mentoring and networking: What do these words mean?An opportunity to ask questions, discuss, and connect with others”  with Tiffany Radcliff, MS, LPC
C: Integrating Primitive Reflexes  with James Carroll, MA, LPC
Break
12:00  –  1:30pm Lunch and Keynote Address “Unplug and (Re)Connect”
with  Elizabeth Dimmitt, M.S., LPC, Destinee Biesemeyer, MSW and Erin Richmond
Also, remember we are meeting at the capitol on the Senate side 11 am to 1pm and then the House side 2 pm to 6 pm to meet  with legislators. Wednesday, April 8. Please email Dee Kinder at balancednow2002@yahoo.com if you would like to join us.

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