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 The Ohio Counseling Association is also a Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board (CSWMFT)
certified provider of Counselor and Social Worker CE credits (Provider No RCS031407). The OCA is certified to offer both
Supervision and Ethics continuing professional education credits.

Upcoming events

    • 25 Feb 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EST)
    • Online

    Individual Trauma in Couple's Therapy with R. Brian Denton, Psy.D

    https://www.ohiocenterforrelationshipandsexualhealth.com/product-page/individual-trauma-in-couples-therapy 

    This program meets the requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 2 CE credits and is considered synchronous learning if in attendance to the live webinar. Participants will expected to complete a post webinar assignment as part of the completion of the 2 AASECT CE's. These CE credits may be applied toward AASECT certification and renewal of certification through the Sexuality Training Institute. Completion of this program does not ensure or guarantee AASECT Certification. For further information please contact ce@aasect.org.

    Sex Therapy Content Area:C. Theory and methods of approach to intervention in relationship systems experiencing sex and intimacy problems; Sex Counseling Content Area: C. Theory and methods of different approaches to intervention in relationship systems.


    Contact: Ashley Grinonneau-Denton
    Email: dr.ashley@ocrsh.org
    Phone: 216.200.79

    More Info: https://www.ohiocenterforrelationshipandsexualhealth.com/product-page/individual-trauma-in-couples-therapy


    • 26 Feb 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM (EST)
    • Online / Virtual
    Friday, February 26, 2021
    Interventions for Infidelity
    Presenter: Dr. Butch Losey

    All Online Format via Zoom-Synchronous

    9:00am-12:15pm (please log in 15minutes prior to the workshop for registration verification).

    Cost: $99.00

    Many clinicians recognized that they need additional experience and training to effectively work with couples, particularly with interventions for infidelity. This workshop will teach an assessment process for identifying the trauma responses of discovery of infidelity and how these responses are similar to the diagnostic criteria of PTSD. Participants will learn the therapeutic protocol and stages for treatment of infidelity from a systemic perspective as well as a trauma-informed approach. Emphases will be placed on assessing and managing the early crisis of discovery and subsequent treatment of the underlying relational precipitants to the affair. Participants will also learn specific interventions for each stage of the treatment protocol.

    Objectives:
    1. Learn the components of the Trauma Response to Infidelity Inventory and its use in assessment.
    2. Learn the stages of treatment for infidelity.

    3. Learn keys boundaries that need to be set early in treatment.
    4. Learn how to manage triggers of the betrayed spouse.
    5. Learn how to help the betraying partner disclose their affair to their partner.
    6. Understand the function of revenge fantasies and how to manage them in session.


    Continuing Education:

    Waybridge Counseling will be providing 3 CEU credits for this workshop.  Waybridge is a Continuing Education Provider for the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker & Marriage and Family Therapy Board. Continuing Education offered for counselors, social workers and marriage and family therapists: (Provider RCST031802).


    REGISTER HERE


    • 26 Feb 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
    • Online

    My name is Maddie Stevens of the NCACES graduate student committee, and I am presenting a webinar entitled “Talking Telesupervision” on Friday, 2/26, from 11a-12p EST.

    My co-presenter (University of Toledo doctoral candidate, Taylor Nelson, copied) and I will discuss best practices of telesupervision as well as facilitate discussion regarding attendees’ experiences in telesupervision since the pandemic began. See the attached flier for details!

    Register for this free webinar here:

    https://osu.zoom.us/.../tJEuce-opzIoE9wh_g9F0y6c6_v5QikyUYYL 


    • 03 Mar 2021
    • (EST)
    • 05 Mar 2021
    • (EST)
    • Online

    Complete Your EMDRIA-Approved EMDR Therapy Training Online or In-Person with The Institute for Creative Mindfulness

    with Ohio-Based Trainers Dr. Jamie Marich (Online), Suzanne Rutti (Online), and Amber Stiles-Bodnar (In-Person)

    Online Cycles:

    Part I: February 19-21, 2021; Part II: April 16-19, 2021 (Dr. Jamie Marich)

    Part I: March 3-5, 2021; Part II: May 12-14, 2021 (Dr. Jamie Marich)

    Part I: March 19-21, 2021; Part II: June 4-6, 2021 (Suzanne Rutti)

     

    In-Person Cycles:

    Part I: March 12-14, 2021; Part II: May 21-23, 2021 (Amber Stiles-Bodnar)

    Part I: May 13-15, 2021 or June 25-27, 2021; Part II: August 20-22, 2021 (Amber Stiles-Bodnar)

     

    Online Model: Each training offers the Part 1 & Part 2 curriculum normally offered in-person, including all practicum components, in a convenient, online format. The Institute for Creative Mindfulness is known for focusing only on the standard EMDR therapy protocol in our initial trainings, with proper attention paid to dynamics like dissociation and complex trauma, for optimal implementation in clinical settings. The mindfulness-informed and trauma-focused thread that runs through all of our instructional offerings makes implementation of standard EMDR therapy with more complex cases possible from the beginning of your EMDR training experience. In this online format, you will experience an unprecedented opportunity to learn adaptations for telehealth, while still being able to get grounded in how to use EMDR therapy for in-office applications. Dr. Jamie Marich brings her nearly fifteen years of experience as an online learner, educator, and media content producer to this new format for teaching clinicians EMDR therapy. The training components, when combined with an additional ten hours of required consultation and successful completion of a post-test, meet all requirements for completing an EMDRIA-approved training in EMDR therapy. 

    This training is ideal for clinicians who respond well to self-directed assignments and can adapt well in an online learning format. Also be advised that as part of EMDR therapy training, you are required to do some of your own personal work in the practicum sections of the course. If you are feeling any trepidation about completing your training in this format, please wait until in-person trainings are possible or widely available again. By registering for this course in this online format, you acknowledge you are aware of this component of the training. Please feel free to direct any questions you have to support@instituteforcreativemindfulness.com before registering.

    In-Person Model: ICM Senior Faculty Member Amber Stiles-Bodnar is running small, in-person trainings at her home base of Blue Star Family Counseling in Cortland, OH, following state guidelines for COVID-19 protocols. Please contact Amber directly if you have questions or concerns about completing the training in-person.


    Visit our website for a list of all upcoming online and in person trainings and to register!


    • 03 Mar 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)

    Grief and Bereavement in the Present Moment

    March 3, 2021

    12:00pm-1:00pm EST 

    1 CEU 

    Grief and Bereavement in the Present Moment


    • 03 Mar 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)
    • online

    Psychological Theories for Sexual Issues: 4 D Model with Ashley Grinonnau-Denton, Ph.D., CST, CSTS

    https://www.ohiocenterforrelationshipandsexualhealth.com/product-page/psychological-theories-for-sexual-issues-4-d-model

    Presented by Dr. Ashley Grinonneau-Denton, Ph.D., PCC-S, IMFT-S, CST, CST-S

    When: Wednesday March 3, 2021 1:00pm - 3:00pm | US/Eastern, Livestream AND Recorded

    Cost: $89 for training (2 AASECT CEUs available)

    Participants will:

    • Learn at least two ways that systems theory can be integrated in sexuality work
    • Explore the concept of first and second order change as it applies to commonly presenting concerns in sexuality work
    • Identify at least one intervention that can be used in clinical or educational settings.

    This program meets the requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 2 CE credits and is considered synchronous learning if in attendance to the live webinar. Participants will be expected to complete a post webinar assignment as part of the completion of the 2 AASECT CE's. These CE credits may be applied toward AASECT certification and renewal of certification through the Sexuality Training Institute. Completion of this program does not ensure or guarantee AASECT Certification. For further information please contact ce@aasect.org.

    Core Knowledge Area: P. History of the discipline of sex research, theory, education, counseling and therapy or Sex Therapy Content Area: A. Theory and methods of sex-related psychotherapy, including several different models.

    • 05 Mar 2021
    • (EST)
    • Online

    For the last decade I have offered workshops for those wanting supervision and ethics CEUs. For counselors in Ohio, one needs 24 hours of supervision CEUs to earn their “S” designation and 3 hours to renew the license—everyone needs 3 hours of ethics.

     

    • ·         Taking my workshop series (Parts1 through 4—24 credits) will fulfill the CEU requirements to earn one’s supervision credential—these hours do count for your license renewal as well
    • ·         Parts 4 & 5 are approved for 3 hours ethics ad 3 hours supervision, allowing one to meet supervision credential renewal threshold for those areas
    • ·         Dually licensed? Each workshop will earn 6 CEUs for each license one holds and are Ohio Board approved for counselors, marriage and family therapists, and chemical dependency professionals--all for supervision credits—and psychologists, including ethics when applicable.
    • ·         Uncertain? Ask another mental health professional that holds a supervision designation as they may have attended or be familiar with my workshops—generally ¼ or more of the participants attending are there based upon a colleague’s recommendation!

     

    More information about the workshops and my background appears on my website, address below, or just search Britton supervision workshops OH—always at or near the top (after the paid advertisers ), regardless of the search engine used!

     

    Winter-Spring 2021 Workshop Dates

    January 22, Part 1--Basics in Supervision: Assessment, Evaluation and Remediation

    February 19, Part 2--Supervision and Counselor Development

    March 5, Part 5--Group Supervision: Considerations and Ethical/Legal Issues**

    March 26, Part 3--Management and Administration: Supervisory Issues

    April 23, Part 4--Professional Responsibilities & Legal/Ethical Issues in Supervision**

     

    **May be counted as 3 CEUs ethics/3 CEUs supervision or 6 CEUs supervision

     

    All workshops are from 8:30 AM – 3:35 PM and are considered “live” workshops by all Boards. That is, participants must be present on the workshop day and time—they cannot be viewed as a taped-delay. Cost: $125 per workshop but registering for the entire 4- or 5-part series reduces the price to $450 or $550, respectively.

     

    If you have questions or need additional information, please feel free to contact me!

     

    Hope to see you soon, Paula

     

    Paula Britton, Ph.D.

    Professor, & Practicum and Internship Coordinator

    John Carroll University

    23250 Chagrin Blvd.

    Building 5, Suite 310

    Beachwood, OH 44122

    (216)406-2634

    www.paulabritton.com    


    • 05 Mar 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
    • Online

    COCA is hosting a virtual CE seminar on March 5, 2021 that will cover 3 hours of ethics and 3 hours of supervision (you must attend both morning and afternoon sessions for all 6 CE hours). There will be a morning and afternoon session, and individuals may attend one or both. The cost is $30 for one session and $50 for both. Please see below for the description of the sessions. Registration closes on March 1, 2021. If you have any questions, please contact Gayle Garcia at gaylelgarcia@gmail.com. We look forward to seeing you there!

    Register here: https://app.ce-go.com/coca-professional-development-day

    Debora K. Wallace-Woods, LPCC-S, LICDC, will be presenting on Ethics & Secondary Trauma between 9 AM and 12 PM. As Counselors, we are well aware of the importance of providing our clients with trauma-informed care to prevent further traumatization. The question is: Has enough attention been given to considering how secondary trauma impacts professional Counselors and their ability to make ethically informed decisions?  This presentation will focus on the differentiation of various kinds of trauma (e.g., secondary traumatic stress, vicarious vs. shared trauma, etc.) and how impaired practitioners risk violating ethical principles.  Preventative measures necessary for maintaining our well-being and cultural sensitivity related to ethical considerations will all be discussed.

    Jessica Fowler, M.A., LPC, LPCC-S, will be presenting on Supervision & Secondary Traumatic Stress (STS) between 1 and 4 PM. This presentation will provide information on ways to provide culturally competent, trauma-aware supervision.  Secondary Traumatic Stress (STS) can lead to job dissatisfaction, apathy, compassion fatigue and burnout. During this training, participants will learn to recognize symptomatic employees, effective supervision strategies, and ways to recommend culturally sensitive self-care.  Participants will explore their own STS related to providing supervision.  Supervisors will be able to use cultural sensitivity when providing self-care strategies to supervisees.

    • 09 Mar 2021
    • 12:00 PM (EST)

    Creating a Culture of Empathy

    Webinar Six| March 9, 2021, 12:00pm EST

    https://www.ohiochc.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1426433&group

    Please watch the TED x Talks video of Helen Riess-You don’t want to miss this webinar!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baHrcC8B4WM


    • 09 Mar 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)
    • Online / Virtual

    OACHC would like to invite all associations to our Y6 OPCWI Preceptor Development Series starting in October. The webinar series  will  help develop, enhance and structure teaching and practice in FQHCs. A few of the webinars will not only apply to providers but to a health practice as a whole. We hope you will all be able to attend. Please feel free to contact me with any questions. Have a great day!

    Presented by The Ohio Assn of Community Health Centers

    *Please use the registration links below to register for the webinars. 

     Date: March 9, 2021  Time: 12-1pm    Title: Creating a Culture of Empathy
    https://www.ohiochc.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1426433&group=


    • 12 Mar 2021
    • (EST)
    • 14 Mar 2021
    • (EST)
    • Blue Star Family Counseling in Cortland OH

    Complete Your EMDRIA-Approved EMDR Therapy Training Online or In-Person with The Institute for Creative Mindfulness

    with Ohio-Based Trainers Dr. Jamie Marich (Online), Suzanne Rutti (Online), and Amber Stiles-Bodnar (In-Person)

    In-Person Cycles:

    Part I: March 12-14, 2021; Part II: May 21-23, 2021 (Amber Stiles-Bodnar)

    Part I: May 13-15, 2021 or June 25-27, 2021; Part II: August 20-22, 2021 (Amber Stiles-Bodnar)

     

    Online Model: Each training offers the Part 1 & Part 2 curriculum normally offered in-person, including all practicum components, in a convenient, online format. The Institute for Creative Mindfulness is known for focusing only on the standard EMDR therapy protocol in our initial trainings, with proper attention paid to dynamics like dissociation and complex trauma, for optimal implementation in clinical settings. The mindfulness-informed and trauma-focused thread that runs through all of our instructional offerings makes implementation of standard EMDR therapy with more complex cases possible from the beginning of your EMDR training experience. In this online format, you will experience an unprecedented opportunity to learn adaptations for telehealth, while still being able to get grounded in how to use EMDR therapy for in-office applications. Dr. Jamie Marich brings her nearly fifteen years of experience as an online learner, educator, and media content producer to this new format for teaching clinicians EMDR therapy. The training components, when combined with an additional ten hours of required consultation and successful completion of a post-test, meet all requirements for completing an EMDRIA-approved training in EMDR therapy. 

    This training is ideal for clinicians who respond well to self-directed assignments and can adapt well in an online learning format. Also be advised that as part of EMDR therapy training, you are required to do some of your own personal work in the practicum sections of the course. If you are feeling any trepidation about completing your training in this format, please wait until in-person trainings are possible or widely available again. By registering for this course in this online format, you acknowledge you are aware of this component of the training. Please feel free to direct any questions you have to support@instituteforcreativemindfulness.com before registering.

    In-Person Model: ICM Senior Faculty Member Amber Stiles-Bodnar is running small, in-person trainings at her home base of Blue Star Family Counseling in Cortland, OH, following state guidelines for COVID-19 protocols. Please contact Amber directly if you have questions or concerns about completing the training in-person.


    Visit our website for a list of all upcoming online and in person trainings and to register!


    • 12 Mar 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)
    • Online

    North Central Ohio Counseling Association (NCOCA) is holding a spring webinar series! Our first free webinar will be:

    Practical Tools and Interventions for Counseling Children and Adolescents via Telehealth

    Amanda Cole, MA, LPCC-S

    Friday, March 12, 2021 from 12-1pm

    CLICK HERE FOR A FLYER

    Participants will receive a substantial resource guide designed to enhance a counselor’s repertoire to engage children and teens in virtual counseling through creative and ready-to-use techniques, interventions, and therapeutic tools. This webinar will offer counselors a wide range of creative techniques using best practices in such areas as cognitive and dialectical behavioral therapies, bibliotherapy, expressive arts, providing safe and affirming spaces for LGBTQ+ clients, and embracing the use of technology. Last, this webinar will provide relevant theoretical frameworks and use of developmental models to add understanding to interventions and best practices.

    Free Webinar, Approved for 1 CEU

    To register, please email ncocaohio@gmail.com

    CLICK HERE FOR A FLYER

    • 15 Mar 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online

    Register by email at chamisealstone@gmail.com 


    • 17 Mar 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • ONline

    All Bodies are Good Bodies: Addressing Fatphobia in the LGBTQ+ Community

    March 17, 2021

    12:00pm-2:00pm EST

    Clintonville Counseling and Wellness  

    2 CEUs - Meets Ethics Requirements

    All Bodies are Good Bodies: Addressing Fatphobia in the LGBTQ+ Community


    • 19 Mar 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 21 Mar 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Online

    Complete Your EMDRIA-Approved EMDR Therapy Training Online or In-Person with The Institute for Creative Mindfulness

    with Ohio-Based Trainers Dr. Jamie Marich (Online), Suzanne Rutti (Online), and Amber Stiles-Bodnar (In-Person)

    Online Cycles:

    Part I: February 19-21, 2021; Part II: April 16-19, 2021 (Dr. Jamie Marich)

    Part I: March 3-5, 2021; Part II: May 12-14, 2021 (Dr. Jamie Marich)

    Part I: March 19-21, 2021; Part II: June 4-6, 2021 (Suzanne Rutti)

     

    In-Person Cycles:

    Part I: March 12-14, 2021; Part II: May 21-23, 2021 (Amber Stiles-Bodnar)

    Part I: May 13-15, 2021 or June 25-27, 2021; Part II: August 20-22, 2021 (Amber Stiles-Bodnar)

     

    Online Model: Each training offers the Part 1 & Part 2 curriculum normally offered in-person, including all practicum components, in a convenient, online format. The Institute for Creative Mindfulness is known for focusing only on the standard EMDR therapy protocol in our initial trainings, with proper attention paid to dynamics like dissociation and complex trauma, for optimal implementation in clinical settings. The mindfulness-informed and trauma-focused thread that runs through all of our instructional offerings makes implementation of standard EMDR therapy with more complex cases possible from the beginning of your EMDR training experience. In this online format, you will experience an unprecedented opportunity to learn adaptations for telehealth, while still being able to get grounded in how to use EMDR therapy for in-office applications. Dr. Jamie Marich brings her nearly fifteen years of experience as an online learner, educator, and media content producer to this new format for teaching clinicians EMDR therapy. The training components, when combined with an additional ten hours of required consultation and successful completion of a post-test, meet all requirements for completing an EMDRIA-approved training in EMDR therapy. 

    This training is ideal for clinicians who respond well to self-directed assignments and can adapt well in an online learning format. Also be advised that as part of EMDR therapy training, you are required to do some of your own personal work in the practicum sections of the course. If you are feeling any trepidation about completing your training in this format, please wait until in-person trainings are possible or widely available again. By registering for this course in this online format, you acknowledge you are aware of this component of the training. Please feel free to direct any questions you have to support@instituteforcreativemindfulness.com before registering.

    In-Person Model: ICM Senior Faculty Member Amber Stiles-Bodnar is running small, in-person trainings at her home base of Blue Star Family Counseling in Cortland, OH, following state guidelines for COVID-19 protocols. Please contact Amber directly if you have questions or concerns about completing the training in-person.


    Visit our website for a list of all upcoming online and in person trainings and to register!


    • 22 Mar 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online

    Register by email at chamisealstone@gmail.com 


    • 26 Mar 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Online

    For the last decade I have offered workshops for those wanting supervision and ethics CEUs. For counselors in Ohio, one needs 24 hours of supervision CEUs to earn their “S” designation and 3 hours to renew the license—everyone needs 3 hours of ethics.

     

    • ·         Taking my workshop series (Parts1 through 4—24 credits) will fulfill the CEU requirements to earn one’s supervision credential—these hours do count for your license renewal as well
    • ·         Parts 4 & 5 are approved for 3 hours ethics ad 3 hours supervision, allowing one to meet supervision credential renewal threshold for those areas
    • ·         Dually licensed? Each workshop will earn 6 CEUs for each license one holds and are Ohio Board approved for counselors, marriage and family therapists, and chemical dependency professionals--all for supervision credits—and psychologists, including ethics when applicable.
    • ·         Uncertain? Ask another mental health professional that holds a supervision designation as they may have attended or be familiar with my workshops—generally ¼ or more of the participants attending are there based upon a colleague’s recommendation!

     

    More information about the workshops and my background appears on my website, address below, or just search Britton supervision workshops OH—always at or near the top (after the paid advertisers ), regardless of the search engine used!

     

    Winter-Spring 2021 Workshop Dates

    January 22, Part 1--Basics in Supervision: Assessment, Evaluation and Remediation

    February 19, Part 2--Supervision and Counselor Development

    March 5, Part 5--Group Supervision: Considerations and Ethical/Legal Issues**

    March 26, Part 3--Management and Administration: Supervisory Issues

    April 23, Part 4--Professional Responsibilities & Legal/Ethical Issues in Supervision**

     

    **May be counted as 3 CEUs ethics/3 CEUs supervision or 6 CEUs supervision

     

    All workshops are from 8:30 AM – 3:35 PM and are considered “live” workshops by all Boards. That is, participants must be present on the workshop day and time—they cannot be viewed as a taped-delay. Cost: $125 per workshop but registering for the entire 4- or 5-part series reduces the price to $450 or $550, respectively.

     

    If you have questions or need additional information, please feel free to contact me!

     

    Hope to see you soon, Paula

     

    Paula Britton, Ph.D.

    Professor, & Practicum and Internship Coordinator

    John Carroll University

    23250 Chagrin Blvd.

    Building 5, Suite 310

    Beachwood, OH 44122

    (216)406-2634

    www.paulabritton.com    


    • 29 Mar 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online

    Register by email at chamisealstone@gmail.com 


    • 02 Apr 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online

    North Central Ohio Counseling Association (NCOCA) is holding a spring webinar series! Our second free webinar will be:

    Best Practices in Telehealth

    Brittany Murphy, PhD, LPC, NCC, BC-TMH

    Friday, April 2, 2021 from 12-1pm

     

    Join Dr. Brittany Murphy on Friday, April 2nd for a webinar on Best Practices in Telehealth. Best practices for preparing clients and clinicians for telehealth sessions will be discussed, with an emphasis on practical and applicable tips that can be implemented immediately for enhanced experiences, ethics, and outcomes. If you have questions about telehealth that are not specific to your state’s regulations you will be able to send questions to the presenter prior to the webinar so that they may be addressed in the presentation. This one hour webinar will include a live Q&A as well.

     

    Free Webinar, Approved for 1 CEU

    To register, please email ncocaohio@gmail.com



    • 05 Apr 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online

    Register by email at chamisealstone@gmail.com 


    • 06 Apr 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (EDT)
    • Online

    Hope and Healing Survivor Resource Center is excited to announce our 2021 Virtual Speaker and Training Series! We are offering 9 training opportunities totaling 21.5 CEs for counselors and social workers. You may bundle for all 9 trainings with 21.5 CEs ($175 for professionals / $150 for young professionals & graduate students) or register for individual events of your choosing.

    Please learn more and register at https://hopeandhealingresources.org/hope-healing-virtual-speaker-and-training-series/



    • 06 Apr 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online

    On Tuesday, April 6th, 6 pm-7 pm, Counseling program at Heidelberg University (MAC) partnered with the OCA Government Relations Committee (GRC) to host the OCA Legislative Advocacy Day (LAD) prep session. 

    Dr. Sean Gorby, OCA GRC chairperson, will lead us. 


    2021 LAD is scheduled on Tuesday, April 13th, 9 am-3pm, and it's ONLINE!  -  CLICK HERE for more info on LA Day.


    MAC will accept max. 300 registrants and the registration will be closed either at the 300 registrants and if not, it will be March 23rd, 5 pm - REGISTER HERE 

    All registrants will receive a Zoom invite on March 30th.

    For the counseling program faculty, if your class wishes to attend as a group, please register on behalf of your class and indicate how many students attend your class on the registration. Please share this information with your students. 

    On behalf of MAC, we hope to see you on the 6th!

    Regards, 

    DoHee Kim-Appel


    • 08 Apr 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (EDT)
    • Online

    New Professionals Night

    Central Ohio Counseling Association invites graduate students and dependently licensed counselors (LPC's) to attend this free event! This evening will feature a panel discussion with experienced counseling professionals working in a wide range of settings and with many different client populations, including private practice, academia, substance abuse, working with children, college counseling and more! Panelists will answer questions, provide advice for new professionals, and give information from their experiences and expertise. Participants are encouraged to send questions to the host beforehand to help guide the discussion. 

    Panelists include counselors from a wide range of clinical environments, such as: private practice, college counseling, community mental health, academia, substance abuse counseling, working with children, and more.

    This event will take place on April 8th from 6-7:30pm via Zoom. This is a FREE event and registration is required. 

    Register for this meeting:

    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIuf-2rrTsqGNTv0A1ovmF8x7_nGqA2zttz 

    Host: April Cunningham, MA, LPCC-S, april.l.cunnningham@gmail.com


    • 10 Apr 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online / Virtual
    Register

    Saturday, April 10, 2021

    OASERVIC Spring Conference

    Three Sessions, Three CEs (CSWMFT Ohio pending)

    OASERVIC Member $15, OCA Student Member $25, OCA Professional Member $30, Non-Member $35, Day of Event Registration $45


    • 13 Apr 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)

    Legislative Advocacy Day 2021

    Print, post, and share the flyer below (click for PDF)

    Reg and more details coming soon!


    • 14 Apr 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online

    Hope and Healing Survivor Resource Center is excited to announce our 2021 Virtual Speaker and Training Series! We are offering 9 training opportunities totaling 21.5 CEs for counselors and social workers. You may bundle for all 9 trainings with 21.5 CEs ($175 for professionals / $150 for young professionals & graduate students) or register for individual events of your choosing.

    Please learn more and register at https://hopeandhealingresources.org/hope-healing-virtual-speaker-and-training-series/


    • 21 Apr 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online

    Hope and Healing Survivor Resource Center is excited to announce our 2021 Virtual Speaker and Training Series! We are offering 9 training opportunities totaling 21.5 CEs for counselors and social workers. You may bundle for all 9 trainings with 21.5 CEs ($175 for professionals / $150 for young professionals & graduate students) or register for individual events of your choosing.

    Please learn more and register at https://hopeandhealingresources.org/hope-healing-virtual-speaker-and-training-series/


    • 22 Apr 2021
    • 10:00 AM (EDT)
    • 23 Apr 2021
    • 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online

    The OCA Spring Conference will be held Thursday and Friday April 22-23, 2021 and will be fully online via zoom.

    The Call for Proposals is open now through March 12 and you can use the following info to submit a proposals for your workshop:

    DOWNLOAD CEU Application Form and complete # 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, & 11

    Include a photo and resume for each presenter with your application and send all to the OCA Executive Director

    HERE is the Call for Proposals

    HERE is the prelim Conference Announcement (not final!)

    • 23 Apr 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 25 Apr 2021
    • (EDT)
    • online - virtual

    EMDR THERAPY TRAINING FOR BIPOC CLINICIANS

    The Institute for Creative Mindfulness is proud to announce that one of our new faculty members, Ohio-based Lisa Hayes, LISW-S, will be debuting the first cycle of EMDRIA-Approved EMDR Foundational Training specifically for clinicians who identify as persons of color. We are happy at ICM that we will be able to offer trainees a full team (faculty, assistants, and consultants) of people who also identify as persons of color.

    This emerging model training for BIPOC clinicians/clinicians of color taught by a faculty member that is a person of color was debuted last year by Diane DesPlantes and our friends at the Advanced Education Institute. We hope that one day every EMDR training program will be able to offer such a training.

    For more information (including cost, logistics, and CE) and to register, please go to:

    https://icm.thinkific.com/bundles/emdr-therapy-training-for-bipoc-clinicians-with-lisa-hayes-april-june-2021

     


    • 23 Apr 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Online

    For the last decade I have offered workshops for those wanting supervision and ethics CEUs. For counselors in Ohio, one needs 24 hours of supervision CEUs to earn their “S” designation and 3 hours to renew the license—everyone needs 3 hours of ethics.

     

    • ·         Taking my workshop series (Parts1 through 4—24 credits) will fulfill the CEU requirements to earn one’s supervision credential—these hours do count for your license renewal as well
    • ·         Parts 4 & 5 are approved for 3 hours ethics ad 3 hours supervision, allowing one to meet supervision credential renewal threshold for those areas
    • ·         Dually licensed? Each workshop will earn 6 CEUs for each license one holds and are Ohio Board approved for counselors, marriage and family therapists, and chemical dependency professionals--all for supervision credits—and psychologists, including ethics when applicable.
    • ·         Uncertain? Ask another mental health professional that holds a supervision designation as they may have attended or be familiar with my workshops—generally ¼ or more of the participants attending are there based upon a colleague’s recommendation!

     

    More information about the workshops and my background appears on my website, address below, or just search Britton supervision workshops OH—always at or near the top (after the paid advertisers ), regardless of the search engine used!

     

    Winter-Spring 2021 Workshop Dates

    January 22, Part 1--Basics in Supervision: Assessment, Evaluation and Remediation

    February 19, Part 2--Supervision and Counselor Development

    March 5, Part 5--Group Supervision: Considerations and Ethical/Legal Issues**

    March 26, Part 3--Management and Administration: Supervisory Issues

    April 23, Part 4--Professional Responsibilities & Legal/Ethical Issues in Supervision**

     

    **May be counted as 3 CEUs ethics/3 CEUs supervision or 6 CEUs supervision

     

    All workshops are from 8:30 AM – 3:35 PM and are considered “live” workshops by all Boards. That is, participants must be present on the workshop day and time—they cannot be viewed as a taped-delay. Cost: $125 per workshop but registering for the entire 4- or 5-part series reduces the price to $450 or $550, respectively.

     

    If you have questions or need additional information, please feel free to contact me!

     

    Hope to see you soon, Paula

     

    Paula Britton, Ph.D.

    Professor, & Practicum and Internship Coordinator

    John Carroll University

    23250 Chagrin Blvd.

    Building 5, Suite 310

    Beachwood, OH 44122

    (216)406-2634

    www.paulabritton.com    


    • 27 Apr 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • ONline

    Expressive Arts with Fandom Characters

    April 27, 2021

    2:00pm-5:00pm EST

    Clintonville Counseling and Wellness 

    3 CEUs

    https://app.ce-go.com/expressive-arts-with-fandom-characters 


    • 12 May 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Online - Home Study!

    Self-Care for Helping Professionals

    Recorded Webinar

    Clintonville Counseling and Wellness  

    1 CEU 

    https://courses.cebroker.com/courses/undefined-self-care-for-helping-professionals?isFeatured=undefined&share=true 

     

    Sexual Orientation 201: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Beyond

    Recorded Webinar

    Clintonville Counseling and Wellness

    6 CEUs - Meets Ethics Requirements

    https://courses.cebroker.com/courses/4778136-sexual-orientation-201-lesbian-gay-bisexual-and-beyond?isFeatured=false&share=true 

     

    Trauma and the Brain

    Recorded Webinar

    Clintonville Counseling and Wellness  

    1 CEU 

    https://courses.cebroker.com/courses/undefined-trauma-and-the-brain?isFeatured=undefined&share=true


    • 12 May 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online

    Hope and Healing Survivor Resource Center is excited to announce our 2021 Virtual Speaker and Training Series! We are offering 9 training opportunities totaling 21.5 CEs for counselors and social workers. You may bundle for all 9 trainings with 21.5 CEs ($175 for professionals / $150 for young professionals & graduate students) or register for individual events of your choosing.

    Please learn more and register at https://hopeandhealingresources.org/hope-healing-virtual-speaker-and-training-series/


    • 13 May 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 15 May 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Blue Star Family COunseling in Cortland OH

    Complete Your EMDRIA-Approved EMDR Therapy Training Online or In-Person with The Institute for Creative Mindfulness

    with Ohio-Based Trainers Dr. Jamie Marich (Online), Suzanne Rutti (Online), and Amber Stiles-Bodnar (In-Person)

     

    In-Person Cycles:

    Part I: March 12-14, 2021; Part II: May 21-23, 2021 (Amber Stiles-Bodnar)

    Part I: May 13-15, 2021 or June 25-27, 2021; Part II: August 20-22, 2021 (Amber Stiles-Bodnar)

     

    Online Model: Each training offers the Part 1 & Part 2 curriculum normally offered in-person, including all practicum components, in a convenient, online format. The Institute for Creative Mindfulness is known for focusing only on the standard EMDR therapy protocol in our initial trainings, with proper attention paid to dynamics like dissociation and complex trauma, for optimal implementation in clinical settings. The mindfulness-informed and trauma-focused thread that runs through all of our instructional offerings makes implementation of standard EMDR therapy with more complex cases possible from the beginning of your EMDR training experience. In this online format, you will experience an unprecedented opportunity to learn adaptations for telehealth, while still being able to get grounded in how to use EMDR therapy for in-office applications. Dr. Jamie Marich brings her nearly fifteen years of experience as an online learner, educator, and media content producer to this new format for teaching clinicians EMDR therapy. The training components, when combined with an additional ten hours of required consultation and successful completion of a post-test, meet all requirements for completing an EMDRIA-approved training in EMDR therapy. 

    This training is ideal for clinicians who respond well to self-directed assignments and can adapt well in an online learning format. Also be advised that as part of EMDR therapy training, you are required to do some of your own personal work in the practicum sections of the course. If you are feeling any trepidation about completing your training in this format, please wait until in-person trainings are possible or widely available again. By registering for this course in this online format, you acknowledge you are aware of this component of the training. Please feel free to direct any questions you have to support@instituteforcreativemindfulness.com before registering.

    In-Person Model: ICM Senior Faculty Member Amber Stiles-Bodnar is running small, in-person trainings at her home base of Blue Star Family Counseling in Cortland, OH, following state guidelines for COVID-19 protocols. Please contact Amber directly if you have questions or concerns about completing the training in-person.


    Visit our website for a list of all upcoming online and in person trainings and to register!


    • 20 May 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online

    Poly 101: An Introduction to Consensual Non-Monogamy

    May 20, 2021 (New date!)

    2:00pm-5:00pm EST

    Clintonville Counseling and Wellness

    3 CEUs - Meets Ethics Requirements

    Poly 101: An Introduction to Consensual Non-Monogamy

    Poly 101: An Introduction to Consensual Non-Monogamy


    • 26 May 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online

    Hope and Healing Survivor Resource Center is excited to announce our 2021 Virtual Speaker and Training Series! We are offering 9 training opportunities totaling 21.5 CEs for counselors and social workers. You may bundle for all 9 trainings with 21.5 CEs ($175 for professionals / $150 for young professionals & graduate students) or register for individual events of your choosing.

    Please learn more and register at https://hopeandhealingresources.org/hope-healing-virtual-speaker-and-training-series/


    • 04 Jun 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 05 Jun 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Virtual / Online

    Please consider attending and/or presenting at the Association for Humanistic Counseling (AHC)  virtual conference which will be held June 4th and 5th, 2021. 

    Note that students are being provided with the opportunity to present a 15 minute, pre recorded session at the conference. This is a great way for students to get presentation experience and grow their resume/vitae! 

    More information and submission information can be found on our website: 

    The submission deadline is February 5th. 

    https://www.humanisticcounseling.org/ahc-conference

    Victoria Kress- AHC President 


    • 05 Jun 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Online

    We are delighted to announce that our 2021 virtual conference will be held on Saturday June 5th.

    The theme for this year is “From Surviving to Thriving: Evolving Professional Identity in a Post-Pandemic World”

    Please find details for proposals in the attached file. We look forward to receiving your proposals and for an enriched conference moving beyond the pandemic!

    CLICK HERE FOR CALL FOR PROPOSALS


    • 01 Aug 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Online

    The Sociopolitical Landscape of Vulvar and Pelvic Pain with Ashley Grinonneau-Denton, Ph.D., CST, CSTS

    https://www.ohiocenterforrelationshipandsexualhealth.com/product-page/the-sociopolitical-landscape-of-vulvar-and-pelvic-pain 

    This webinar is for you if you work with pelvic/vulvar pain in any capacity. The objectives for this webinar are as follows:

    • Address the historical fabric of reproductive and sexual health and how it has impacted healthcare for female identifying persons. Participants will be able to identify at least 3 ways that sexual and reproductive health has been impacted throughout history. 
    • Discuss at least 3 barriers that exist within the healthcare system and the impact reproductive and sexual healthcare as well as how it presents in the treatment room.
    • Identify ways in which sexual health providers in different settings can advocate and empower those that they work with in various settings. 

    • This program meets the requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 2.5 CE credits and is considered synchronous learning if in attendance to the live webinar. Participants will expected to complete a post webinar assignment as part of the completion of the 2.5 AASECT CE's. These CE credits may be applied toward AASECT certification and renewal of certification through the Sexuality Training Institute. Completion of this program does not ensure or guarantee AASECT Certification. For further information please contact ce@aasect.org.

      Core Knowledge Area: H. Health/medical factors that may influence sexuality. 


Past events

22 Feb 2021 Sexual Advocacy Series with Kathleen Baldwin (part III)
21 Feb 2021 Integrating a Feminist Perspective in your Work as a Sexual Health Professional
20 Feb 2021 The Vulvar Exam and a Sex Positive, Empowering Framework for Vulva Owners
20 Feb 2021 Barriers to Sex Positivity for Allied Health Professionals
19 Feb 2021 EOCA Self Care Online Chair Yoga - FREE
19 Feb 2021 Effective Telehealth Strategies for Substance Abuse Treatment
19 Feb 2021 Domestic Violence
19 Feb 2021 EMDR Therapy Training - Part II
19 Feb 2021 EMDR Therapy Training
19 Feb 2021 Supervision Workshop - Part 2
18 Feb 2021 Kink-Aware Practice: What Your Clients Wish You Knew (But Are Afraid You'll Ask)
17 Feb 2021 Poly 101: An Introduction to Consensual Non-Monogamy ($75 - $135)
17 Feb 2021 Poly 101: An Introduction to Consensual Non-Monogamy (2 Part event, Feb 17 & Feb 18)
17 Feb 2021 Poly 101: An Introduction to Consensual Non-Monogamy
16 Feb 2021 Wine & Dine with SAIGE Ohio
16 Feb 2021 Mindfulness in Motion
16 Feb 2021 Mindfulness in Motion
15 Feb 2021 Sexual Advocacy Series with Kathleen Baldwin (part II)
08 Feb 2021 Sexual Advocacy Series with Kathleen Baldwin
05 Feb 2021 How to Run a Successful Private Practice
01 Feb 2021 Sexual Health After Cancer and Other Diseases
30 Jan 2021 Exploring Dreamwork in Group Counseling
29 Jan 2021 Ethical and Professional Issues in Couples Therapy
22 Jan 2021 Supervision Workshop - Part 1
21 Jan 2021 Staying Resilient and Whole: How to Provide Patient Care from a Position of Health
15 Jan 2021 Crisis Counseling in Action, Suicide Assessment, Crisis Responding in the Schools and Community
15 Jan 2021 Xavier 45th Annual Conference
15 Jan 2021 Sexuality Training Institute
18 Dec 2020 Flying Reindeer & Magical Corn: The Winter Warlock's Lesson in Engaging Ambivalence, Developing Discrepancy & Facilitating Meaningful Change
11 Dec 2020 Trauma and the Twelve Steps: Clinical Keys for Enhancing Recovery Services
10 Dec 2020 Building Resiliency: Surviving Generational Trauma
09 Dec 2020 EMDR Therapy Training - Part I
04 Dec 2020 EMDR Therapy Training - Part I
02 Dec 2020 Counseling in the Aftermath of the Election
20 Nov 2020 Virtual CE Roundtable: Ethics In A Pandemic
19 Nov 2020 Supporting Students of Color in Today's Schools
19 Nov 2020 Firearms, Means Safety, and Suicide Prevention - A Clinical Workshop
18 Nov 2020 NO MORE NIGHTS: SERVING SEX TRAFFICKING SURVIVORS
18 Nov 2020 EMDR Therapy Training - Part II
17 Nov 2020 Gender Interrupted: An Expansive Look into the Trans Community
17 Nov 2020 Gender Interrupted: An Expansive Look into the Trans Community
15 Nov 2020 AASECT Code of Ethics Explored
13 Nov 2020 Speaking of Sex: How to Comfortably Address Topics of Sexuality
13 Nov 2020 The Relational & Sexual Impact of Social Media
13 Nov 2020 EMDR Therapy Training - Part II
12 Nov 2020 They are Doing What?: What Healthy Sexual Development Looks like 0-18
11 Nov 2020 The Tantalizing Threesome: Differentiating Between Sexuality Education, Counseling & Therapy
11 Nov 2020 Ohio’s Trauma-Informed Care Initiative
10 Nov 2020 Sexual Fetishization and Disability
06 Nov 2020 EMDR Therapy Training - Part
04 Nov 2020 Expressive Arts with Fandom Characters Through Telehealth
26 Oct 2020 Behind Closed Doors: The Effects of Intimate Partner Violence on Children
23 Oct 2020 OACES Summer Webinar Series - PART THREE
22 Oct 2020 Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) 101 ($75-$135)
22 Oct 2020 Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) 101 (Oct 22 and Oct 27 - 2 part event)
22 Oct 2020 The Impacts of IPV on LGBTQ+ Survivors
21 Oct 2020 Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) 101
21 Oct 2020 Teaching During COVID-19 Part 2
16 Oct 2020 Telehealth in the School Environment: Meeting Student Needs amid Covid-19
16 Oct 2020 Ohio College Counselors Conference - NOW ONLINE!
14 Oct 2020 Teaching During COVID-19 Part 1
14 Oct 2020 Intimate Partner Violence 101
07 Oct 2020 Origins of Transgender and Gender Nonconforming (TGNC) Pathologization
07 Oct 2020 Origins of Transgender and Gender Nonconforming (TGNC) Pathologization
30 Sep 2020