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Weekly Digest / 08.15.17

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MCA 2017 Annual Conference - REGISTRATION OPEN

Help us celebrate 50 years of MCA! MCA's exciting annual conference will be held November 2-4, 2017 at the Embassy Suites BWI Airport, Baltimore, MD.

With up to 19 NBCC clock hours available and THREE keynote speakers, you won't want to miss out on this event! Engage with others in the field on this year's theme: Courageous Conversations: Diversity and Inclusion.

Thursday Keynote: Dr. Rich Feller

Friday Keynote: Dr. Catherine Roland

Saturday Keynote: Dr. Simone Lambert

Click here to visit our Events page to learn more and register!

Research Participation Request

Have you ever experienced anger “without sin”?  

If you are 18+ and believe that you know how to be angry without destructive or other negative behaviors please consider participating in this unique research survey.  This 44-item survey will only take 5-20 minutes of your time and would be helpful in determining specific items that may be relevant to creating a new inventory that will measure functional anger.  

Questions pertaining to this research (IRB#2015-051) should be directed to Carol ZA McGinnis, Assistant Professor in the Graduate Counseling program by email at cmcginnis@messiah.edu  or telephone at 443-487-4423.

If you would like to participate in this voluntary and anonymous online survey please click on the following link: 

Development of Functional Anger Inventory

Counselors Needed for Peer Discussion Groups

2U is an educational technology company that partners with top-tier universities to create online degree programs!

We are looking for counselors with at least 3 years work experience who are interested in participating in filmed peer discussion groups surrounding ethical dilemmas counselors face in their workplace. These discussions will be included in NYU's Mental Health graduate program. 

Selected applicants will be compensated depending on the length of discussions and preparation required. The typical rate is up to $300 for a half day of filming. To be considered, please complete this form ASAP. 

Filming will take place at our studios in Arlington, VA.

*If you have any questions or concerns please contact Cass Heikkila at cheikkila@2u.com

 Advocacy Corner

2017 Human Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Virtual Behavioral Health Workforce Development Conference

ACA eNews for August listed a free virtual conference. On Wednesday, September 13th from 11:00am until 5:00pm the HRSA will host a free virtual conference on the best practices, lessons learned, and education, training and development from behavioral health workforce. The HRSA sponsored virtual conference will offer academic and training approaches to practitioners, students, and trainees. Also, four separate tracks will be offered:

  • Behavioral Health Integration in Primary Care: Training Models to Reach Rural and Medically Underserved Populations
  • Evidence-Based/Culturally Informed Practices to Reach Children, Adolescent and Transitional-Age Youth; Rural; and Other Underserved
  • High-Performing Academic/Community Collaborations and Partnerships in Behavioral Health
  • Emerging Issues for the Behavioral Health Workforce: Diversity, Distribution, and Access to Care

More information...

Aiding Homeless LGBTQ Youth & Homeless of Baltimore, Sponsored by SAMHSA

The ACAeNews July issue listed the last two free webinars hosted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) for 2017. The webinars offered are “Trauma-Informed Innovations in Crisis Services.” To learn more about these two webinars and the previous webinars of 2017 go to the website of the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD).

Women's Equality Day

August 26, 2017, is Women’s Equality Day.  The United States Congress passed the 19th Amendment to the Constitution granting women full and equal voting rights on this day in 1920. Every year on August 26, we commemorate this right with National Women’s Equality Day. Be sure to learn more about the women’s civil rights movement and the 19th amendment. Use #Women’sEqualityDay to post on social media.

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Submit your professional development opportunities to: MCA's Public Relations Team with the title of the event, date, location, and a website link for more information.

*Newly added events appear in bold*

National Conference on Addiction Disorders

Date: August 16-20, 2017
Location: Baltimore, MD
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Robin Schlinger: Helping Clients Secure a Federal Job (2 Part Series)

Date: August 18 & 25, 2017
Location: Webinar
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Emotional Freedom Technique (Tapping)

Date: Sept 9, 2017
Location: Silver Spring, MD
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Ministry and Meditation Workshop

Date: Sept 9, 2017
Location: Upper Marlboro, MD
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Child-Centered Play Therapy in MD - 2 Day

Date: Sept 9-10, 2017
Location: Prince Frederick, MD
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Managing the Angry Child Using CBT & Play Therapy

Date: Sept 17, 2017
Location: Prince Frederick, MD
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Robert Shutt: Subtle Career Success Skills: The Magic of Business Etiquette

Date: Sept 22, 2017
Location: Webinar
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Art & Science of Love Workshop (CEUs & Discount Offered for Therapists)

Date: Sept 23-24, 2017
Location: Lithicum Heights, MD
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Successful Trauma and Stress Resolution Training 

Date: Oct 27-30, 2017
Location: Washington, DC
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