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April 2021  Back to Top

Clinical Supervision Training - 12 Hour Course  
Saturday, April 17, 2021 9:00 AM Arizona Time (MST) - 12:15 PM Arizona Time (MST)
Virtual

This course will contain 4 training sessions to be held on April 17, 18, 24, and 25 from 9:00 am Arizona Time to 12:15 pm Arizona Time each day.

Course Overview

This training will provide the participant with 12 hours of education in supervision methods, models and techniques, roles and responsibilities of a clinical supervisor, techniques specific to supervising counselors in the tasks of diagnosis, treatment planning and providing treatment and evaluation of supervisees in their work of assessment, treatment planning and providing treatment. This training will also cover the ethical guidelines and legal requirements for supervisors, using the 2014 Code of Ethics from the American Counseling Association and the most recent Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners statutes and rules.


 Course Objectives

• Participants will learn clinical supervision methods, models and techniques.
• Participants will learn roles and responsibilities of the clinical supervisor.
• Participants will practice providing feedback to supervisees using case scenarios.
• Participants will learn skills to oversee and evaluate supervisees in their work assessing, diagnosing, creating treatment plans and providing treatment.
• Participants will learn ethical guidelines and legal requirements for supervisors.

 

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Lee A. Underwood, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist in several states and certified sex offender treatment provider and is affiliated with SequelCare of Arizona. He is recognized for his training programs, books, and articles on treating culturally diverse adolescents and adults who have sexually abused others, treating victims of sexual abuse and treating the needs of clients with severe mental illness. He has 30 years of experience treating adolescents and adults and has published over 70 professional articles in refereed journals, 20 scholarly activities including monographs, technical reports and training manuals and has authored two books on adolescents. His written work has focused on the needs of mentally ill clients, juvenile sex offending, substance use, trauma needs of females, forensic and cultural needs of persons involved in the criminal justice and mental health systems, as means of distributing the findings of his research. He has served as an executive clinical officer for several large residential treatment, juvenile justice and criminal justice programs for adolescents and adults. Dr. Underwood has been recognized by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), American Institutes for Research (AIR) and the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) as one of the leading program innovators for juvenile justice and community treatment programs. Dr. Underwood has held a number of policy-oriented research, academic, clinical and consulting positions over his career with federal, state and private agencies for research, program design, development, implementation and evaluation of services.

Dr. Underwood performs training activities, develops treatment curricula, designs programs and performs program evaluations for private and public organizations throughout the country. He consults with the Federal Department of Justice’s civil rights division regarding fair and equitable treatment for clients in systems of care. He served as a Senior Consultant with the National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice, an affiliate of Policy Research Associates. Dr. Underwood has provided support to the forensic psychology program at Argosy University, served as an affiliate faculty for Louisiana State University Health Science Center and visiting lecturer with Rutgers University Criminal Justice program. Dr. Underwood serves on the editorial board of The Juvenile Mental Health Report and The International Journal of Behavioral Consultation and Therapy.

 

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Sheila Babendir, EdD, LPC, is Behavioral Director of Atembis, located in Flagstaff, AZ.  Sheila graduated from Marian College in 1981 with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration and University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Master's of Science in Counseling Psychology / Counseling Education.  She graduated with a Doctorate of Education in Counseling Psychology from Argosy University in 2009. Sheila was licensed in counseling in Arizona in 2004.  She completed internships and research specialties in Bipolar Disorder, Pediatric Bipolar Disorder and Autism Spectrum Disorders.  Sheila is a president elect of Arizona Counseling Association.

 

This program offers 12 NBCC hours.

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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.


Resilience Warriors: Self-Care to Rebuild After the Storm  
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 11:00 AM Arizona Time (MST) - 12:00 PM Arizona Time (MST)
Virtual Webinar

Dealing with change is the foundation of many helping professions. 2020 has brought a plethora of challenges and as front-line healthcare workers, we have experienced, heard, and been exposed not only to our own stress and change, but the distress our clients bring to our work. It's helpful to understand the behaviors that contribute to burnout and to identify things we can do to care for ourselves. This webinar will explore what we've learned from research about the ways we can identify risk factors for burnout, ways to increase self-care, and attendees will learn culturally informed information about Hozho.

 

Learning Objectives: 1. Learn the poor self-care deadly dozen. 2. Review the benefits of self-care in your daily personal and professional life. 3. Learn about the Navajo wellness philosophy Hozho and how you might bring some of it into your self-care regime.

 

Presenter

Jordanna Saunders 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.


Clinical Supervision Training - 6 Hour Renewal Course  
Saturday, April 24, 2021 9:00 AM Arizona Time (MST) - 12:15 PM Arizona Time (MST)
Virtual

This course will contain 2 training sessions to be held on April 24, and 25 from 9:00 am Arizona Time to 12:15 pm Arizona Time each day.

 

Course Overview

This training will provide the participant with 6 hours of education reviewing supervision methods, models and techniques, roles and responsibilities of the supervisor and provide opportunity to practice in providing feedback and evaluation to supervisees in their work.

 

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Sheila Babendir, EdD, LPC, is Behavioral Director of Atembis, located in Flagstaff, AZ.  Sheila graduated from Marian College in 1981 with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration and University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Master's of Science in Counseling Psychology / Counseling Education.  She graduated with a Doctorate of Education in Counseling Psychology from Argosy University in 2009. Sheila was licensed in counseling in Arizona in 2004.  She completed internships and research specialties in Bipolar Disorder, Pediatric Bipolar Disorder and Autism Spectrum Disorders.  Sheila is a president elect of Arizona Counseling Association.

 

This program offers 6 NBCC hours.

 

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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.

 

May 2021  Back to Top

Conflict Resolution Strategies and Techniques for Counselors Webinar  
Wednesday, May 5, 2021 11:00 AM Arizona Time (MST) - 12:00 PM Arizona Time (MST)
Virtual

Conflict Resolution Strategies and Techniques for Counselors 

Presented by Michael Aurit, JD, MDR and Karen Aurit, LAMFT

A skilled professional family mediator, informed by their clients’ relational dynamics and underlying conflict, designs nuanced interventions which reduce and prevent conflict to help clients achieve their defined goals.

This webinar will outline the foundational mediation techniques and strategies that LPC's can successfully apply to their work with individuals, couples, and families. We will share our top 5 strategies, selected from our glossary of over 80 powerful interventions, and demonstrate how you can use them to orchestrate balanced communication, deepen trust, and resolve conflict.

Michael Aurit, JD, MDR, is Co-Founder and Director of The Aurit Center for Divorce Mediation in Scottsdale, Arizona. He is President of The Academy of Professional Family Mediators. He is also an adjunct professor at Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law. He currently serves as Ethics Chair of the Maricopa County Association of Family Mediators. He holds his Juris Doctorate degree from Pepperdine University School of Law and Master’s Degree in Dispute Resolution from the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine Law. Michael can be reached at Michael@auritmediation.com.

Karen Aurit, LAMFT, is Co-Founder and Director of The Aurit Center for Divorce Mediation in Scottsdale, Arizona. Karen is a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. She specializes in mindfulness theory and stress reduction techniques. Karen is a member of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts and Arizona Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. She holds her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University. Karen received her Mediation Certification from The Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law. Karen can be reached at Karen@auritmediation.com

*Please Note: this is a preview to additional information Michael and Karen will share during the conference in June.

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.

June 2021  Back to Top

AzCA Virtual Counseling Conference  
Friday, June 4, 2021 - Sunday, June 6, 2021 - All Day
Virtual Format

AzCA will be holding its 2021 Counseling Conference virtually on June 4-6, with an online half-day format. 

In addition, for those who are interested, we will be holding appropriately spaced out two full-day intensives on June 11-12 at the Courtyard by Marriott Scottsdale. In order to participate in this 2-day training, you must have registered for the Counseling Conference. 

More details coming very soon! 


AzCA Counseling Conference - In-Person Intensives  
Friday, June 11, 2021 - Saturday, June 12, 2021 - All Day
Courtyard by Marriott Scottsdale

More details coming soon. Virtual Conference registration required in order to register for these intensives. 

 

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