AzCA Virtual Seminar - Day of Wellness and Creativity

AzCA Virtual Seminar: Day of Wellness & Creativity
Friday & Saturday, September 25-26
8:30 am - 12:00 pm Each Day

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Capella University

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Schedule

Friday, September 25

​8:00 am - 8:30 am
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8:30 am - 10:00 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, PhD, 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.

10:00 am - 10:15 am
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10:15 am - 10:30 am
Break

10:30 am - 12:00 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 at Springboard Recovery in Scottsdale. In addition to his roles of management and supervision, he works with clients in groups and individually to address issues with addiction and trauma.  He has worked with individuals in both residential and out-patient treatment facilities and has always addressed their needs from a person-centered approach. 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 believes that mental health issues should include evaluation of past traumas that are problematic or have influenced the client’s choices and behaviors.  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 member of the Arizona Supervisor Registry, and is a National Certified Counselor with the NBCC.    

12:00 pm
Adjournment

Saturday, September 26

​8:00 am - 8:30 am
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8:30 am - 10:00 am
​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, PhD, 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.

10:00 am - 10:15 am
Partner Info-Details

10:15 am - 10:30 am
Break

10:30 am - 12:00 pm
The Healing Power of Laughter

​During this session, 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.​

12:00 pm
Adjournment


Course Location 

This is a Virtual Seminar, hosted by Arizona Counselors Association and Capella University on www.CounselorCE.org.​


Cancellations & Substitutions

Registration cancellations prior to September 15 will incur no penalty. Cancellations after September are subject to a $25.00 cancellation fee. Cancellation notices must be sent in writing to AzCA. No refunds will be made on cancellations made after September 20. Substitutions are permitted at anytime with a $10 transfer fee.  ​​


Continuing Education Approval 

The Arizona Counselors Association is an NBCC-Approved CE Provider. Participants can earn 6 CEs for the Virtual Seminar.


Registration Fees 

Both Days

Member - $79
Non-Member - $99
Student Member - $19*
Student Non-Member - $29*

One Day (Friday OR Saturday)

Member - $49
Non-Member - $59

* Student registration is for both days; one-day is not offered due to the already very low price for both days. If you are interested in just one day, register for both and just attend the one day.

To Register

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

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Advertising opportunities to build relationships while marketing your company to a highly targeted audience of counselors.

Option 1

Partner Info-Details - Just $250 (Limit 4)

Advertisers are recognized on the marquee before each day begins, and through the opening announcements. Sponsors are provided dedicated 5-10  minutes of time to chat and present to the participants between sessions.Advertisers are also provided this linked listing, link on the Schedule page, and various seminar emails. This option is limited to just four companies.

Partner Info-Details are just $250 and includes 2 registrations to the virtual seminar. 

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General Promoter - Just $100 (Unlimited)

Advertisers are recognized on the marquee before each day begins, in various emails, and through the opening announcements.

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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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