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Day of Wellness

& Creativity

AzCA One-Day Seminar:
Day of Wellness & Creativity

Saturday, May 2
Venure8600, Scottsdale, AZ

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Schedule

 

Saturday, May 2

8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Registration Open 

9:00 am – 10:30 am

Dance of the Crane: Transforming the Solution-Focused Miracle Question through Guided Imagery and Symbolic Art

The “Miracle” within Solution Focused therapy can be an intuitive experience. Clients (Individuals, couples or families) may have a knowing about their goals, but have difficulty verbalizing their Miracle and might not be able to express that vision through language. This workshop will demonstrate how counselors can assist clients in expressing their Miracle utilizing brief guided imagery and expressive/symbolic art as an alternative way of communicating to instill hope and reach their therapeutic goals. This process also addresses multicultural considerations.

Objectives:

  • To develop an understanding of the original intent of the miracle question within Solution-Focused theory.

  • To explore their own "miracle question" pertaining to an aspect of their life.

  • To experience brief guided imagery, and expressive/symbolic art to use with the miracle question.

Rosalyn A. Young, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist specializing in

Energy Psychology and an AAMFT Approved Supervisor and

Mindfulness Meditation Instructor. She is a Professor at Capella

University in the Mental Health Counseling Program and the

Counselor Education and Supervision Ph.D. Program. Dr. Young

focuses on illness/wellness issues, bereavement, emotional trauma

and couples/families in her private consults. She utilizes Holistic

approaches, Narrative theory, Solution-Focused theory, Existential

theories and Ecotherapy in her work. Transformative approaches

include guided imagery and expressive arts for deepening

self-awareness. She facilitates personal/spiritual transformational

retreats in outdoor spaces.

10:30 am – 11:45 am
Networking Break

11:45 am – 12:15 pm

​Clinician Heal Thyself: Self-care for Those Working with Traumatic Stress

This presentation will identify factors that may influence a person’s experience when working with clients who report traumatic-stress or have been diagnosed with PTSD.  Current research on the traumatic-stress counseling experience will be discussed, and will explain the effect it can have on the counselor’s physical, emotional, and mental health.  Self-care strategies will be provided to help reduce compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, and burnout.  Participants will also be provided the ProQOL- 5 and have an opportunity to discuss its use for measuring compassion satisfaction, burnout, and vicarious trauma. Finally, the ethical obligations for self-care will be discussed as they apply to working with clients who may have experienced traumatic events.

Jerome Ehmann is currently the Clinical Director for Springboard

Recovery in Scottsdale working with clients in an outpatient setting. 

In addition to his administrative, supervisory, and management

duties, he facilitates recovery groups and works with individuals

on underlying conditions including trauma and mood disorders.   

He has worked in both residential and out-patient programs for

addiction, and has worked with adolescents in a residential

program for behavioral issues. He is trained in EMDR therapy

and Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) and stresses the

treatment of underlying conditions and past traumas when working

with clients. He is a member of International Society of ART, the

Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, the American

Counselor Association, the AzCA, and Chi Sigma Iota Honor Society

for Counseling.  He graduated cum laude with a BS in Psychology

from the University of Phoenix.  He also earned his Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Phoenix. He is currently in his doctoral studies at Capella University where he is studying for a PhD in Counseling Education and Supervision.  Jerome is licensed by the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health as an LPC and LISAC, is a state approved counseling supervisor, and is a National Certified Counselor with the NBCC.    

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Lunch is Served

1:15 pm – 2:45 pm

Therapeutic Transformation in Outdoor Spaces:  Informed by American Indian Intuitive/Spiritual Practices and Symbolic Art

Using outdoor spaces as therapeutic venues for transformative experiences enhances personal growth. This session is designed to introduce participants to the research and benefits of using nature and intuitive/spiritual practices as an inspiration for therapeutic work. Participants will be guided through experiential practices: The American Indian Medicine Wheel used for spiritual/intuitive guidance, guided imagery to simulate being in nature, and symbolic art to integrate the experiences and deepen self-awareness.

Objectives:

  • To learn the benefits and research for using outdoor spaces for counseling.

  • To develop an understanding and experience of American Indian intuitive/spiritual practices using the Medicine Wheel, providing insights about the four directions and the psychosocial aspects of the directions.

  • To acquire information and experience on the value and multicultural considerations of imagery and symbolic art to enhance self-awareness.

Rosalyn A. Young, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist specializing in

Energy Psychology and an AAMFT Approved Supervisor and

Mindfulness Meditation Instructor. She is a Professor at Capella

University in the Mental Health Counseling Program and the

Counselor Education and Supervision Ph.D. Program. Dr. Young

focuses on illness/wellness issues, bereavement, emotional trauma

and couples/families in her private consults. She utilizes Holistic

approaches, Narrative theory, Solution-Focused theory, Existential

theories and Ecotherapy in her work. Transformative approaches

include guided imagery and expressive arts for deepening

self-awareness. She facilitates personal/spiritual transformational

retreats in outdoor spaces.

2:45 pm – 3:00 pm

Networking Break

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Healing Power of Laughter

During this workshop, we increase interpersonal awareness by tapping into the healing power of laughter. Dr. Kataria, a medical doctor from India, was impressed by the findings of Norman Cousins, a leading journalist in U.S. Cousins was dying from a degenerative disease, who, through the therapeutic use of laughter, managed to heal himself completely. In 1995, Dr. Kataria tried various methods to arouse laughter within his friends and patients. First, he tried jokes; however, Dr. Katraria soon found that the stock of good jokes was depleted. He then turned to psycho-social and playful techniques to arouse laughter in a group setting. By linking the mind-body-soul together in an integrated manner through yogic breathing and other playful exercises, the participants felt more excited and enthusiastic (Kataria, 2005). We are encouraged to laugh at ourselves, human failings, and random misfortunes, accepting life for what it is and enjoy the value of laughter as a reward for all to enjoy (Klepper & Bruce, 2013). There is really no right way and no wrong way in which to laugh and laughter meditation or laughter yoga focuses on bringing forth this joy without any strings (Osho, 1997). The brain cannot differentiate self-induced, enjoyable laughter from the laughter from external stimuli (Seaward, 2002). What to some may seem like a silly and artificial beginning almost always leads into a natural euphoric state of hearty laughter. The benefits gained from increased and extended laughter are priceless (Osho, 1997).

  • The general goal of this session is to assist participants in focusing on self-care and interpersonal awareness.

  • Outcomes - By means of this session, participants will:

1) Discuss numerous individual and collective stressors that face us all.

2) Analyze situations and questions in terms of humor.

3) Recognize the benefits of laughter.

4) Recognize the components of laughing meditation or laughter yoga.

5) Generate, through discussion, possible appropriate ways to incorporate humor into daily life.

Dr. Konja Klepper is Core Faculty for the CES and MCHC

programs at Capella University. She is also a professional

counselor and supervisor in private practice. Dr. K believes

in preparing counselors and counselor educators as advocates

for human development, social justice and change, which

will effectively serve the needs of clients and students across

a culturally diverse and pluralist society. With a focus on

leadership, social justice, and advocacy, Dr. K was the head

of our chapter's honors society. Chi Upsilon Chi is the largest

chapter of the international honors society, Chi Sigma Iota.

Currently, Dr. K is the lead of the CES fieldwork department.

In addition, she is an active member of ACES, AGLBTIC,

ASERVIC, and AHC.

Course Location 

VENUE8600 is located in North Scottsdale off Loop 101 (exit 36) and Princess/Pima road.

8600 E Anderson Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85255

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Parking is ample and free. 

What is Included

Light breakfast, lunch, and beverages are included in your registration. Electronic related documents are also included. Training by a qualified presenter(s) shall be provided. Incredible networking opportunities will be offered. 

Nearby Hotels

Both of the following nearby hotels offer a discount for the participants of the AzCA events. Also both properties offer complimentary shuttle service to and from Venue8600 upon request. 

Hilton Garden Inn Scottsdale North/Perimeter Center 
8550 E Princess Drive | Scottsdale, AZ 85255 
D: 480-629-2013  | Website

To reserve a discounted hotel room, call the hotel at (480) 515-4944 and request the corporate rate through Venue8600. 
    
Scottsdale Marriott at McDowell Mountain 
P: 480-889-4364 | Website

For Venue8600 discount: 
1. Go to – CLICK HERE
2. Enter the Dates 
3. In the “Special Rates” Field, click the arrow and in the “Corporate/Promo Code” option, type in T1021 
4. Then click Find. 

Attire

Attire for this meeting is business casual.  As with most events, the temperature in different meeting rooms tends to vary.  We recommend that you dress in layers to accommodate the variance in temperatures.

Cancellations & Substitutions

Registration cancellations prior to April 1 will incur no penalty. Cancellations after April 1 are subject to a $50.00 cancellation fee. Cancellation notices must be sent in writing to AzCA. No refunds will be made on cancellations made after April 15 because committed funds and forfeited fees cannot be applied to future meetings due to IRS reporting requirements. Substitutions are permitted at anytime with a $50 transfer fee.  

Continuing Education Approval 

The Arizona Counselors Association is an NBCC-Approved CE Provider. Participants can earn 6 CEs for the one-day training. 

 

Registration Fees 

This One-Day Seminar is being offered as an exclusive AzCA members-only program. If you are interested in attending but are not currently a member, join AzCA and then return to register for this outstanding training. 

AzCA Member - Just $99

To Register

To register for this event, click on the link or button above. If you have a current account, please login. If you do not, please create an account to proceed with the registration process. 

ONLINE REGISTRATION

Registration table on-site shall open 30 minutes before the training begins. 

 

Support This Seminar

Sponsoring opportunities to build relationships while marketing your company to a highly targeted audience of counselors. Sponsorship is limited to just two companies and includes one 6-ft table to exhibit, 1 full registration, and bragging rights. 

Sponsorship - Just $500 (Limit 2)

 

Disclaimer

The views and opinions expressed by presenters are their own and do not necessarily represent those of AzCA. AzCA disclaims any responsibility for the use and application of information presented at this training.   

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