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December 2020  Back to Top

Arizona Asylum Network Virtual Training Event - Human Rights Evaluators Needed  
Saturday, December 5, 2020 9:00 AM Arizona Time (MST) - 12:00 PM Arizona Time (MST)
Virtual Training

Forensic Psychological Evaluations


This training is free and virtual


An introduction to the asylum process
How to conduct psychological evaluations for asylum seekers
How to document evidence of torture and other human rights abuses
More about our network and the next steps for volunteering


Eligibility: behavioral health providers with Master’s level training and above, and licensure in Arizona


To register, please email us at

January 2021  Back to Top

TRE: Trauma Releasing Exercises  
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 11:00 AM Arizona Time (MST) - 12:00 PM Arizona Time (MST)
Virtual Webinar

Participants will be experiencing Trauma Releasing Exercises. This involves a series of six muscle fatiguing and stretching movements ending with the final movement being on the floor, preferably on a yoga mat wearing stretchy, comfortable clothing. Participants should be in a room alone and position their laptop or phone in such a way that I can view them performing the exercises that I am instructing and then on the floor.  The movements are designed to activate the body’s natural tremoring mechanism that allows release of trapped tension and trauma, initially through tremors in the legs.  For a more in depth explanation, please go to. 



Sue Shipman has been providing neurofeedback since July 2006. She became intrigued with the technology when she witnessed the success her oldest son experienced breaking his crystal meth addiction. He continues to be drug free as of 2020. Sue then pursued training to become a practitioner. She specializes in working with teenagers and adults with addictions and anxiety. She is the provider of neurofeedback (EEG and BAUD) for a residential drug and alcohol rehab facilities. She is a Certified Life Coach and BHT. Sue is a Certified Provider of Trauma Releasing Exercises.

February 2021  Back to Top

Mind Full or Mindful? How to Set the Stage of Effective Therapy with Mindfulness Practices Webinar  
Wednesday, February 17, 2021 11:00 AM Arizona Time (MST) - 12:00 PM Arizona Time (MST)
Virtual Webinar

Mindfulness is defined as bringing one's attention to the present experience, moment-to-moment, with compassion. It entails the practice of observing thoughts, feelings and sensations as an ongoing flow of experiences to be had, versus something to be acted upon. The use of mindfulness in the therapeutic setting helps the client to establish a baseline when they become flooded with emotions, and provide them the opportunity to experience both negative and positive evaluated internal events without treating these events as true or presently happening. In this webinar, you will learn how mindfulness and meditative practices support changes in the mind and behavior, how to incorporate these practices into each session, and recommendations for homework for client's to practice between sessions. 



Christina Paschall is a Licensed Professional Counselor with the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners, and currently a Clinical Supervisor for the Terros Health Crisis Department. Christina graduated from University of Phoenix with Honors in the Mental Health/ Community Counseling Program in 2013. She started her career providing crisis assessments and interventions with Terros Health and has spent the majority of her career services clients struggling with chemical dependency and co-occurring disorders with various treatment centers. Mrs. Paschall is the Past-President for the Arizona Counselors Association. During her time as President, Christina prepared, promoted, and executed 3 successful annual conferences that promoted the counseling profession; and advocated at the legislative level to promote counselor identity and client welfare.

March 2021  Back to Top

Webinar: In Crisis or Numbed Out; Understanding and Conceptualizing Firefighters  
Wednesday, March 24, 2021 11:00 AM Arizona Time (MST) - 12:00 PM Arizona Time (MST)

This webinar will cover fundamental cultural competencies of working with the fire and EMS population. Material will include understanding the general fire and EMS profession and cover shift work, health issues, repetitive traumatic exposure, common relational patterns in and out of a fire station, chain of command careers and the 911 system. Clinical material will cover recent research on fire fighter suicide, usage of EAP systems, common clinical diagnostics and lastly popular modalities and available resources promoted within major metropolitan fire departments. Participants will be given a loose model to take into consideration valuable cultural context while maintaining fidelity to evidence based clinical models. 


  • Review basic fire and EMS work including call volume and call types.
  • Understand the development of cultural traditions in Fire and EMS and how such traditions relate to possible symptomology. 
  • Explore trends in treatment and best practice for the Fire and EMS population.



Alana Brunacini is an Arizona LPC running a private practice and consulting business. She holds masters degrees in clinical psychology and mental health counseling as well a a doctorate in behavioral health. She has been working in the mental health field since 2006 with significant experience in fire and EMS, substance abuse, crisis work and corrections. She has taught for the community colleges and teaches various behavioral health topics to fire and EMS departments across the country. She also participated in the CALFire behavioral health curriculum development cadre in 2019/2020. 

June 2021  Back to Top

2021 AzCA Counselors Conference  
Friday, June 11, 2021 - Sunday, June 13, 2021 - All Day
Scottsdale, AZ


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