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October 2021 Back to Top

Foundations and Research of EMDR Therapy for the Uninitiated Webinar  
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 1:00 PM Arizona Time (MST) - 2:00 PM Arizona Time (MST)
Virtual

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy - what is it? Why does it work? What does the research say? EMDR therapy is a research-validated treatment approach utilized by thousands of clinicians worldwide to treat a wide variety of issues with which clients present. You likely have heard of EMDR by now, first published in 1989, and recently discussed by Prince Harry in his documentary with Oprah Winfrey on mental health. You may know only what others say about this therapy, but not much about its theory, approach and validity. EMDR therapy has ample research, of the "gold standard" kind, that shows its effectiveness. Are you one of those few individuals who is skeptical, but have not had time to read the research? No one in the mental health field knows for certain how any form of therapy works, even though we have some ideas. This is true for EMDR therapy as well, but we have several theories about why it works, and these will be presented with the research supporting these ideas. While we will not be debating the effectiveness of EMDR therapy as it is well-established, we will discuss the research, the theories, and the mechanisms.
 

Learning Objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the Adaptive Information Processing Model underlying the EMDR psychotherapy approach and its foundation in research.
  2. Describe at least 3 important existing research studies relating to the effectiveness of EMDR therapy.
  3. Describe 3 theories of the mechanisms of EMDR therapy and the associated research.

 

 

imageJulie Miller, MC, LPC, LISAC, is a dually licensed Tucson psychotherapist in private practice, specializing in the treatment of public safety personnel. Julie uses a combination of modalities, especially EMDR therapy to treat trauma, addiction, and related issues. Julie is a Certified EMDR Therapist, an EMDRIA-Approved Consultant, and an EMDRIA-Approved Basic and Advanced Trainer (EMDRIA.org). Julie is a clinical volunteer for the Arizona Trauma Recovery Network (AzTRN.com), providing pro bono early EMDR intervention for survivors of community disaster and crisis incidents. As a national and international speaker, Julie presents on EMDR and Addiction, First Responders, and Complex Trauma. She is the author of "EMDR and Addiction: Stabilize Addiction, Avoid Relapse," published in "Go With That" magazine, Volume 24, Issue 2, published by EMDRIA in Spring 2021.

 

This program offers 1 NBCC hour.

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Arizona Counseling Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 2003. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Arizona Counseling Association is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

November 2021 Back to Top

Historical Trauma and Its Modern Impact on American Indians  
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 1:00 PM Arizona Time (MST) - 2:00 PM Arizona Time (MST)
Virtual

This webinar will begin with a brief review of historical trauma and delve into the contemporary response(s)/reactions in the Native American Community. Attendees will be able to identify risk factors and barriers to treatment for American Indian clients.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  1. Define the term “Historical Trauma” in the context of United States history.
  2. Identify symptoms, responses & complex defense mechanisms in American Indian therapy clients. 
  3. Examine your internal awareness & responses to intergenerational trauma as it relates to therapy with underserved populations specifically American Indians.
  4. Increase provider competence & resiliency to gain tips to begin to effectively treat and transcend trauma in American Indian Communities

 

Presenter:

Jordanna Saunders, MC, LPC, NCC, CEAP, is a Board Certified Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Arizona. She is EMDR Certified & owns a private practice in Goodyear, AZ that serves urban and rural adults and teens dealing with anxiety, depression, or trauma. She is Navajo and brings creativity and humor into her work.

 

 

 

This program offers 1 NBCC hour.

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Arizona Counseling Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 2003. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Arizona Counseling Association is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

 

December 2021 Back to Top

Counseling Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder Using Play Therapy  
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 1:00 PM Arizona Time (MST) - 2:00 PM Arizona Time (MST)
Virtual

This webinar will cover the basics of Autism Spectrum Disorder and the components of Play Therapy. Components include theoretical underpinnings, treatment, assessment, screening, and goal planning. We will discuss structured and non-structured Play Therapy interventions to address communication, social, and emotional deficits, and discuss involving parents in the Play Therapy treatment of ASD. Finally, we will cover current research and evidence-based practices.

Learning Objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  1. Explain and understand Autism Spectrum Disorder.
  2. Describe the components of play therapy.
  3. Identify structured and non-structured play therapy interventions. 
  4. Explain research and evidence-based practices in play therapy.

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Rosario Huerta, M.Ed., MSC, LPC-S, is a professional counselor and administrator with cast experience in the healthcare system. Skilled in providing mental health services for the diverse and economically deprived populations, she is also a skilled administrator in program development. Rosario manages clinical services, provides training and supervision to sister mental healthcare companies, and provides support to novice mental health professionals in working with various populations.

 

This program offers 1 NBCC hour.

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Arizona Counseling Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 2003. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Arizona Counseling Association is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

July 2022 Back to Top

Arizona Mental Health Professionals Refresh, Recharge, and Reconnect Retreat  
Friday, July 8, 2022 2:00 PM Arizona Time (MST) - Sunday, July 10, 2022 2:00 PM Arizona Time (MST)
CIVANA Wellness Resort & Spa, Carefree, Arizona

Refresh, Recharge, and Reconnect with your fellow counselors at the first Arizona Mental Health Professionals Retreat. This first of its kind retreat focuses on the wellness of YOU - the counselor - and not just how you can help others. Join us for an all-inclusive weekend of mindfulness, self-care, relaxation, and low-tech educational sessions that will benefit both you and your clients. Earn valuable CEs all while truly relaxing and unwinding - it's the best of both worlds!

You're a helper. It's not just what you do, it's who you are. You spend all day every day supporting and encouraging the self-care journey of others. It's time to take your own advice. You're worth this retreat. And your clients are worth investing in the better "you" that will return.



 

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