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Welcome to the 2020 MCA Conference Site!

Our Pre-recorded Webinars are Still Available!

2020 Maryland Counseling Association Virtual Conference Program.docx

If you are interested in purchasing one of our T-shirts please visit our online store!

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

Pre-recorded Webinars (available CE content 10/9/2020 - 01/31/2021):

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 (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
Glenda Dickonson PhD, LCPCFacilitating Therapeutic Care for Clients Experiencing Traumatic Grief and Loss
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
Sara Pula PhD, NCC, LCPC
 Suicide Risk Assessment during a Pandemic
Vivian Morgan LCPC The Use of EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) in Mitigating Stress and Trauma.

Our theme for our 2020 virtual conference was "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 

If you have interest in helping to plan for our 2021 conference please send an email to our President-elect, Dr. Sara Pula at:

Maryland Counseling Association

915 Russell Ave, Suite B Gaithersburg, MD 20879


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