One Day Seminar – St. Louis

August 20, 2015 in Conferences, front, News by Administrator

St. Louis conference

October 23, 2015, Friday

8-9 registration

9-12 Rene McCreary, MS, LPC, Director of  Counseling Services, MOSCA

“Working with Children with Sexual Behavior Problems and their Families”

There has been a new law passed in Missouri requiring the Children’s Division to follow up on cases where there has been no “care, custody or control”. This law is sure to increase the demand on practitioners for effective treatment for children and the families of children who are experiencing sexual behavior problems. In this workshop you will learn about the history of treatment for this population, and review risk factors. There will be a review of current research findings regarding effective treatment for this population. Finally, many practical tips and suggestions will be given for working with this population.

Counselors will benefit from knowing that Senate Bill 341 will go into effect in August.  This bill is intended to support families in obtaining treatment for children with sexual behavior problems and prevent future victimization.  The bill will require the Children’s Division to follow up with cases where children are acting out on one another, cases that formerly would have fallen through the cracks of the system when the child who was acting out did not have “care, custody or control” of the child who they acted out upon. This bill will support an effective community and state response to families of children with harmful sexual behaviors.

12 – 1 Lunch on your own

1 – 4 Dr. Ronda Reitz

“Dialectical Behavior Therapy as Stage One Treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder”

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) has demonstrated effectiveness in significantly reducing suicide, self-harm, and a variety of other impulsive and dangerous behaviors in persons diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). A high number of individuals meeting criteria for this diagnosis also meet criteria for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. This presentation will highlight the conceptual and practical elements that make DBT an effective first line of treatment for anyone diagnosed with PTSD who presents with impulsive behaviors.
Objectives
At the completion of this training, the mindful participant will:

  1. know the 4 components required for comprehensive DBT
  2. be able to describe “Validation” and “Dialectics” and how these concepts relate to treatment
  3. identify symptoms suggesting a consumer with PTSD will benefit from DBT
  4. be able to identify the differences between “formal’ and “informal” exposure treatment, and describe how each is conducted
  5. be able to identify when a client is prepared to move into “Stage II” treatment.
Cost: $80 includes morning and afternoon sessions.  ACAM members may register for  $50 for the day.
6 NBCC credit hours will be available
Students who join  ACAM may attend for free.
Beverages and snacks provided during the day.
The Dome Building is 5400 Arsenal Street, St. Louis, MO  63139.  It is on the campus of St. Louis Psychiatric Rehabilitation Center.
Directions:
Off Highway 44, take Jamieson Exit and turn Left onto Arsenal St.
Off Interstate 64, take Kings Highway Exit and turn Right onto Arsenal Street
                            or if Kingshighway is closed in that area, take Grand to Arsenal.
Arsenal Street runs between Hampton Avenue & Kingshighway.
Opportunity to register  provided on the website soon.
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ACAM has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 2026. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. ACAM is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

One Day Seminar Kansas City

August 14, 2015 in Conferences, front, News by Administrator

Kansas City conference

October 9, 2015, Friday

8-9 registration

9-12 Robert Cox, MS

“Rethinking Autism: The Environment As Trauma and Treatment Implications”

The diagnosis of autism is becoming more frequent. This presentation will refer the DSM criteria, take a look at how that holds up in the real world and discuss current resources for referrals. In addition we will look at current treatment modalities most commonly used and research that indicates that we might do better.

Participants will be able to:

  • Identify the characteristics common in autism and local resources for referral and assistance for families.
  • Identify current treatment modes that are common with ASD.
  • Identify models of treatment that may be more promising for high functioning individuals and have a fuller understanding of available research impacting the field.
12  – 1   Lunch on your own

1 – 4    Kristin Mills-Trowbridge , LPC, RPT-S , MOCSA

“Responding to Sexual Abuse or Assault in Adults and Children”

This presentation will highlight dynamics of and common reactions to sexual abuse and assault in children, caregivers, and adults.  Additionally, participants will be exposed to best-practice modalities in the treatment of sexual abuse and assault.
Goals:
Following the presentation participants will be able to:

  • Understand sexual abuse and assault dynamics.
  • Be able to identify common reactions to sexual violence.
  • Feel comfortable in supporting survivors of sexual violence.
  • Be aware of evidence-based treatment interventions for traumatic events.

Cost: $80 includes morning and afternoon sessions.  ACAM members may register for  $50 for the day.
6 NBCC credit hours will be available.
Students who join  ACAM may attend for free.

Beverages and snacks provided during the day.

Location : Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA)

Penn Tower, 31st and Main

3100 Broadway, Ste. 400, Kansas City, MO 64111

 

ACAM has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 2026. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. ACAM is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

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ACAM’s 2015 Conference with photos and handouts

April 15, 2015 in Conferences, Conferences Past, Slide, Uncategorized by Administrator

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ACAM’s 2015 Conference April 9-11!

Unplug and (Re) Connect

Hotel rooms just $89 again this year! Register Here

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 of 4)         with Katie Thompson LPC, NCC, CEDS
B:   “Mental Health Stigma: Depression Is A Casserole Disease and Other       Useful Information”                                                                                       (Part 1 of 2)with Carla Edwards, MBA PhD, Keyonna Hawkins and Cana Poteet
C:   “Prison 101:  Life Lessons in Correctional Mental Health”with Rita Lynne Broyles-Greenwood, MEd

 

Break  10:00 – 10:15 am

 

10:15 – 11:45 am Breakout Sessions

A:   “Comprehensive Treatment of Eating Disorders”                              (Part 2 of 4)with Katie Thompson LPC, NCC, CEDS
B:   “Mental Health Stigma: Depression is a Casserole Disease and Other        Useful Information”                                                                                              (Part 2)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, MidAmerica Nazarene University – Handout
D:   “Beginning Hypnosis”with Randal DeMasters, MDiv, MS, LPC

 

Break  11:45 – 12:00 noon

 

12:00 noon   “Lunch” Main Ballroom “Decorum in Court” and “What the Law Would Tell the Counselor”Keynote Address presented byDavid Macoubrie, JD  handout
Break  1:00 – 1:15 pm

Thursday Agenda Continues on the Next Page.  ➢  ➢➢ Thursday, April 9 (afternoon/evening)  

1:15 – 2:45 pm Breakout Sessions

A:   “Comprehensive Treatment of Eating Disorders”                              (Part 3 of 4)with Katie Thompson LPC, NCC, CEDS
B:   “Integrating Religion and Spirituality in Counseling and Psychotherapy”       with John Harpole, MA, LPC, doctoral student at the UM–Saint Louis                 (Part 1 of 2)and with, 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  2:45 – 3:00 pm

 

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 Spirituality in Counseling and Psychotherapy”with John Harpole, MA, LPC, doctoral student at the UM–Saint Louis                     (Part 2)and with, Tara Vossenkemper, MA, LPC, doctoral student at the UM–Saint Louis
C:   “Plugging into the New DBT Skills Training Manual”        with Rhonda Reitz, PhD, Psychologist

 

Break  4:30 – 4:45 pm

 

4:45 – 6:15 pm Breakout Sessions

A:   “Testing and Assessment in Counseling”  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, PhD, LPC, NCC, and Amanda Finkeldei, Erica Goans, CaraGruhala, 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

 

6:30 pm   Dinner  McCallum 
8:00 – 9:00 pm  Book Signing  
8:30 to 10?? pm  “Meet ‘n Greet”

  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, LPC
B:   “Refueling Your Practice – A Therapy Sampler”                                 (Part 1 of 2)with Kathryn L Boone, MS, LPC – Handout
C:   “True Colors”                                                                                                      (Part 1 of 2)with Ellen Nickrent, MA, LPC, NCC
D:   “Comprehensive Treatment of Eating Disorders”                             (Part 1 of 4)with Katie Thompson, LPC, NCC, CEDS

 

Break  9:30 – 9:45 am

 

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”                                                                                                               (Part 2)with Ellen Nickrent, MA, LPC, NCC
D:   “Comprehensive Treatment of Eating Disorders”                               (Part 2 of 4)          with Katie Thompson, LPC, NCC, CEDS

 

Break  11:15 – 11:30 am

 

11:30 am  “Lunch”Main Ballroom “Annual Awards Presentations and ACAM Business Meeting”Presiding: Elizabeth Dimmitt, MS, LPC, ACAM President 2014-2015

 

Break  12:30 – 12:45 pm

 

12:45 – 2:45 pm A:   “Medication Basics that Every Counselor Needs to Know”with James Reynolds, MD  – Handout                               ✱TWO HOUR session CONCLUDES at 2:45pm
12:45 – 2:15 pm Breakout Sessions B:    Missouri Career Counselor Association Annual Meeting and Discussion
C:   “Spirituality & Psychology: Using Personality Type to Discover Your Own Spiritual Path”with Kate Schroeder, MEd, LPC, NCC  – Handouts
D:   “Comprehensive Treatment of Eating Disorders”                                  (Part 3 of 4)          with Katie Thompson LPC, NCC, CEDS
Break  2:15 – 2:30 pm

 

2:30 – 4:00 pm Breakout Sessions

A:   “Medication Basics” with Dr. Reynolds                                      ✱ Concluding at 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                     (Part 1 of 2)
D:   “Comprehensive Treatment of Eating Disorders”                                           (Part 4)with Katie Thompson, LPC, NCC, CEDS

 

Break  4:00 – 4:15 pm

 

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 Shantele Raper, GCDFI – Handout
C:   “PTSD” with Larry Michael, MA, NCC, LPC, and Shazia Malik, MD                      (Part 2)
D:   “Approaches of Marriage and Family Therapy: An Overview”with Robin R Rasse-Cott, MEd, PLPC

 

Break  5:45 – 6:00 pm

 

6:00 – 7:30 pm Breakout Sessions

A:   “Prepping for Productive Partnerships: Developing Effective Strategies        for Premarital Counseling” with Ms Jackie Cochenour, MS, Ed; also with, TristanPatterson, Ashley Cross, Courtney Chapple, Alexandra Hartwig, James Geiger, KeyonnaHawkins, 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

 

Dinner on your own or have it delivered to the last session of  the day!

 

7:00 – 8:30 pm Breakout Sessions

C:   “Starting a Private Practice” with James Carroll, MA, LPC

 

“Meet ‘n Greet”, continued! –  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 of 2)        with Kate Schroeder, MEd , LPC, NCC - Handout
B:   “Let’s Begin With the End in Mind:  The Sooner You Start Planning for        Your Retirement, the Better Your Retirement Will Be”with Jerry Walker, EdS, LPC
C:   “Quieting the Critics: Owning Your Healthy Lifestyle”with Jackie A Kibler, PhD and Linda K Sterling, PhD

 

Break  10:00 – 10:15 am

 

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  11:45 – 12:00 noon

 

12:00 noon  “Lunch”Main Ballroom “Unplug and (Re)Connect” Keynote Address presented byElizabeth Dimmitt, MS, LPC, ACAM President,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.

 

2016 Annual ACAM conference April 14-16

April 6, 2015 in ACAM Annual Conference, Blog, Conferences, News, Previous News, Slide by Administrator

 

The Annual ACAM Conference is April 14-16, 2016!
You won’t want to miss it!
Capitol Plaza Hotel
415 W. McCarthy Street
Jefferson City, MO 65101
573-635-1234
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