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Welcome to the 2020 MCA Conference Site!


Registration is Now Open!!

Every registration will result in a $2.00 donation to combat Domestic Violence and the opportunity to purchase an MCA T-shirt (normally a $15 value) for $10!

This is past president (2018-2019) Cathie Eaton in a sample t-shirt.


Two Keynote Speakers!


Friday, October 9th Keynote

Dr. Deborah G. Haskins, LCPC, ACS, MAC, ICGC-II, BACC, CCGSO

"If You Don’t Mind, Can I Be...What Are the Ingredients to Help Me to Grow?"

##cultivating growth


   Saturday, October 10th Keynote

   Richard Yep, CAE, FASAE

   "The Importance of Counselor Self-Care in the era of Covid-19 and Anti-racism"


We are pleased to announce that we have had a robust submission response for both recorded and live webinar sessions.  Please find the list of these below:

2-Day "Live" Presentation Schedule:

Friday , October 9
Time  Presenter Presentation Title
 Welcome 9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

President: Carol ZA McGinnis PhD, BC-TMH, SIP, NCC, LCPC
President-elect: Sara Pula PhD, NCC, LCPC
Conference Co-chair: Donnette Deigh MA, LGPC, NCC
Conference Co-chair: Melissa Wesner LCPC (MD), LCMHC (NH)

 
Session 1 9:15 AM – 10:15 AM Whitney Owens LPC (GA), MA How to Market and Grow a Faith-based Practice
15 minute Break      
Session 2 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Donnette Deigh MA, LGPC, NCC Using Creative Techniques in Counseling Supervision to Enhance Counselor Development and Identity
15 minute Break      
Keynote 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM Dr. Deborah G. Haskins, LCPC, ACS, MAC, ICGC-II, BACC, CCGSO If You Don’t Mind, Can I Be...What Are the Ingredients to Help Me to Grow?
15 minute Break      
Session 3 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Lenese N. Stephens LCPC, LPC, ACS, BC-TMH
When's the last time you've breathed?: All it takes is 10 Mindful
Minutes
15 minute Break      
Session 4 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM Melissa Wesner LCPC (MD), LCMHC (NH), Certified Brainspotter Cultivating Growth through Brainspotting
15 minute Break      
Exhibitor Hall 3:30 PM – 4 PM Exhibitors (break-out rooms 1-3): TBA
Exhibitor Hall 4 PM – 4:30 PM Exhibitors (break-out rooms 1-3): TBA
Exhibitor Hall 4:30 PM – 5 PM Exhibitors (break-out rooms 1-3): TBA
Session 5 5:00 PM – 6:00PM Diane Marie Reese, Ph.D. Cultivating Growth in Counselor Trainees Through the Integration of Trauma-Informed & Trauma-Responsive Practices
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Sara Pula PhD, NCC, LCPC Social Mingling
Saturday , October 10
 Welcome 9:00 AM - 9:15 AMPresident: Carol ZA McGinnis PhD, BC-TMH, SIP, NCC, LCPC
President-elect: Sara Pula PhD, NCC, LCPC
Conference Co-chair: Donnette Deigh MA, LGPC, NCC
Conference Co-chair: Melissa Wesner LCPC (MD), LCMHC (NH)
 
Session 1 9:15 AM – 10:15 AM Janai Manning MA Narrative Therapy: The Power of the Best Friend Method
15 minute Break      
Session 2 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Janelle Cox Ed.D, LCPC, NCC, ACS Use Counseling Skills to Cultivate Advocacy Efforts
15 minute Break      
Keynote 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM Richard Yep, CAE, FASAE "The Importance of Counselor Self-Care in the era of Covid-19 and Anti-racism"
15 minute Break      
Session 3 1 PM – 2 PM Dee Preston-Dillon MA, PhD Deepening Counselor Insight and Creativity with Symbols in Sand
15 minute Break      
Session 4 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Amy R. Greensfelder LMSW Growth During Uncertainty: Organizational and Clinical Implications
15 minute Break      
Awards Ceremony 4:00 PM – 5:00PM Glenda Dickinson PhD, LCPC MCA Awards Ceremony
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Sara Pula PhD, NCC, LCPC Social Mingling

Pre-recorded Webinars (available CE content 10/9/2020 - 01/15/2021):

Presenter (Primary - There may be secondary presenters included) Presentation Title
Sonia Hinds APRN, PMH-BC, RPT-S Responding to Cultural Differences and Racism in Play Therapy w/emphasis on African American Children and Families 
Bianca R. Augustine Resident in Counseling (Virginia), Certified Clinical Trauma Professional  Cultivating Success and Acceptance: Mentoring Minoritized Counseling Trainees
Brandi Chamberlin PhD, NCC Addressing Multicultural Competencies and Multicultural Orientation in Study Abroad Experiences
Carol ZA McGinnis PhD, BC-TMH, SIP, NCC, LCPC Counseling Xbox "First Person Shooter" Videogamers: Virtual World Interventions
Cheryl Fisher PhD NCC LCPC (MD), LPC (AZ) ACS Eco-Anxiety and the Role of Eco-Spirituality in  Treatment
Courtney Elaine Gasser PhD, LP, NCC Building Career Adaptability with Culturally-Diverse Clients: Promoting Career Development through Theory, Research, and Practice 
Deidra A. Sorrell, Ed.D., LPC, LCPC, ACS Resiliency and Layers in the Storm: How African Americans Cope with the COVID-19 Pandemic among Layers of Grief, Racism and Distrust.
Dorcas Matowe PhD, LMFT The Prevalence of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities: What do they have to do with this year's racial protests and how do we move forward?
Dr. Keyona Hall, LCPC, NCC, CCTP Trauma Informed Supervision for Clinicians
Elizabeth Nyang LCPC, Certified Tai Chi Instructor How to Integrate Tai Chi Into Your Mental Health Practice
Jama Davis, PhD, LMHC, LPC, NCC Environmental and Treatment Considerations for Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Following the Impact of COVID-19
Jama Davis, PhD, LMHC, LPC, NCC Intersection of Post-Traumatic Growth and Forgiveness: A Catalyst for Healing 
Janet Glover-Kerkvliet MS, LCPC, GCDF, NCC, HNCP Workplace Bullying: A Guide for Clinicians
Janet Glover-Kerkvliet MS, LCPC, GCDF, NCC, HNCP #MyPandemicJobSearchPlan: A Community-Based Intensive Incubator for Older Workers Unemployed due to the COVID-19 Crisis
Lilia Farmanara, M.Ed., NCC, NCSC Duty to Warn: A Guide For Counselors
Maya Georgieva EdD, NCC, LPC(VA), LCPC (MD) Sandtray therapy and polyvagal theory: Practical implications for trauma treatment
Roni K. White MS, NCC, LGPC Bracketing, Broaching, Boundary-ing, and Breathing: How Counselors of Color can stay in the room and at the table.
Sarah K. Gardner PsyD, MS, MA, NCC, LCPC LGBTq Aging Considerations
Shane' J. Gill MA, Doctoral Candidate Adopting the Identity of an Advocate: The Role of Counselors in Restorative Justice 
Vivian Morgan LCPC The Use of EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) in Mitigating Stress and Trauma.

CLICK HERE - If you are interested in becoming an exhibitor for this event.


Our theme for our 2020 virtual conference will be "Cultivating Growth" with a focus on how we might help this process for:

  • our clients,
  • counselors-in-training,
  • counselor educators,
  • students,
  • licensed counselors, and
  • our community at large 

Format

We will "kick-off" this conference with the availability of at least 20 - One (1) hour recorded webinars that will be extended beyond the live schedule (an additional 10 CEs!) for the conference to provide participants with flexibility in receiving 30 CEs. 

Live webinars, vendors, and networking events will be scheduled between 9 AM and 6 PM on October 9-10, 2020.

If you have interest in helping the conference planning committee please send our Conference Program Chairs, Melissa Wesner and Donnette Deigh, an email at:  confprogram@mdcounseling.org



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