AzCA 2019 Counselor Annual Conference Welcomes Jean Miller, PhD
We are excited to welcome Jean Miller, PhD to our upcoming annual conference. Dr. Miller will present a session on Saturday, January 26 with Dr. David Engstrom titled The Value of Therapeutic Presence and Mindfulness in Counseling. This session will discuss the ability to be fully present with the client which is a skill that all counselors must develop. Dr. Miller and Dr. Engstrom will discuss the role of mindfulness and therapeutic presence in counselor education and development and present data on dispositional mindfulness as a predictor of counseling student interview skills. Understanding the process for developing therapeutic presence may highlight gaps in the curriculum and the regulatory requirements and standards within counselor education. Please visit our conference website for info on this and all other sessions www.CounselorConference.org.
Dr. Jean Miller is the Interim Program Dean of Social Sciences in the College of Humanities and Sciences, and the Campus College Chair of the Colorado Campus. She is also actively involved in mental health advocacy and education; as the Board Vice President of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Arapahoe Douglas Affiliate; Mental Health Taskforce Chair and Board Member of SMHA, South Metro Health Alliance, and facilitator of Healing Our Youth: Get Educated, a mental health education organization. Her extensive experience includes roles in the higher education and human services fields, including nonprofit organizations, government programs, and private practice. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), and an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS).
For more information and to register for the 2019 Counselor Annual Conference, click here.
AzCA Clinical Supervision Training January 26-27, 2019 in Scottsdale
This two-day training will provide participants 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. Participants can choose to attend a one-day training which will provide 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. Click here to register.
Happy New Year! (Office Closed)
On behalf of the AzCA Board of Directors and staff, we want to wish everyone a Happy New Year! We would also like to let you know that the office will be closed from December 24 to January 4. We will reopen on January 7. We look forward to having you with us in 2019!