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    • 05/11/2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom
    Register


    This open group is sponsored by the Maryland Counseling Association (MCA) and Maryland's Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling (MASERVIC).

    Please join us. Bring your lunch/coffee.


    We cultivate a supporting environment for students, pre-licensed and licensed clinicians.

    Suggested topics:

    • Issues in counseling related to faith/spirituality;
    • Goodness of fit between client and counselor values;
    • Impact of current socio-political issues on your clinical work;
    • Self-care practice related to faith/spirituality;
    • Case consultations;
    • Helpful resources.  

    The Zoom link will be sent out by 11:59 pm, the day before each meeting.

    Together we can thrive, collaborate with hope, and learn to accept uncertainty!

    Facilitators:

    Marilyn Spenadel, LCPC, ACS

    MASERVIC President-Elect

    marilynspenadel@gmail.com 

    (240) 426-8344


    Contact me if you have any questions or ideas.


    Maya Georgieva, Ed. D, LCPC, ACS

    MASERVIC President

    maservic@MDCounseling.org



    • 05/14/2021
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom
    Register


    PROFESSIONAL NETWORKING EVENTS

    Please join us on the following dates via Zoom during EST:

    March 22, 2021 at 12:00pm 

    April 16, 2021 at 12:00pm

    May 14, 2021 at 5:00pm

    June 14, 2021 at 5:00pm

    Take a break and connect with your counseling community!

    -Share Internship/Employment Opportunities

    -Connect with MCA Leaders

    -Find out what MCA is all about!

    Event Facilitator: Marybeth Heather, LCPC, ACS, NCC, CTMH

    MCA Professional Networking Chair

    Cost $5.00

    All Funds collected will be donated to the MCA Scholarship Fund

    Look for future Monthly Networking Events!

    Questions?  Contact Marybeth Heather via email at

    Networking@MDCounseling.org

    Registration Questions? Contact Cathie Eaton via email at 

    Events@MDCounseling.org


    MCA, Inc. is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization

    • 05/25/2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom
    Register


    This open group is sponsored by the Maryland Counseling Association (MCA) and Maryland's Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling (MASERVIC).

    Please join us. Bring your lunch/coffee.


    We cultivate a supporting environment for students, pre-licensed and licensed clinicians.

    Suggested topics:

    • Issues in counseling related to faith/spirituality;
    • Goodness of fit between client and counselor values;
    • Impact of current socio-political issues on your clinical work;
    • Self-care practice related to faith/spirituality;
    • Case consultations;
    • Helpful resources.  

    The Zoom link will be sent out by 11:59 pm, the day before each meeting.

    Together we can thrive, collaborate with hope, and learn to accept uncertainty!

    Facilitators:

    Marilyn Spenadel, LCPC, ACS

    MASERVIC President-Elect

    marilynspenadel@gmail.com 

    (240) 426-8344


    Contact me if you have any questions or ideas.


    Maya Georgieva, Ed. D, LCPC, ACS

    MASERVIC President

    maservic@MDCounseling.org



    • 05/25/2021
    • 6:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom
    Register


    • 06/05/2021
    • 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom
    Register
    • Collaborative Active Imagination through Telehealth: Use of Images, Metaphor and Symbols in Play Therapy by Dee Preston-Dillon, M.A., Ph.D on Saturday, June 5th, 2:30-5:30pm via Zoom.

      Counselors witness trauma from their clients, and carry the weight of personal stories from family and community. We have had many years of challenges, many too painful to share, that have been judged and shamed, often distorted, and nested in deep memory. While empathy can emerge from personal knowledge of trauma, it can damage counselor perception and competency. It is vital for mental health professionals to do their own personal work and build skills that enhance safety for themselves and clients. Collaborative active imaginationuses metaphor, small objects and images to witness life stories, reclaim truth from trauma and repair debilitating wounds. It is an approach to guide clients in a collaborative process, based on client readiness, repairing trust through the privacy of silence and the imagination.

      During this experiential session we will touch on three principles to guide the use of collaborative active imagination and demonstrate activities for use with telehealth. Objectives: 1) identify two guiding principles for exploring client concerns, supervision and counselor process using collaborative active imagination, 2) attend to ethical considerations when using creative exploration through telehealth, 3) describe ways to develop counselor perception and skills using images and objects, 4)  explain aspects of culture and diversity that can be explored during collaborative active imagination,and 5) describe benefits and risks with counselor use of symbols, metaphors and images. 

      Dee Preston-Dillon, M.A., Ph.D., is a clinician educator, professor of psychology and the founder of the Center for Culture and Sandplay and The Sand Therapy Training Institute. Her cross-cultural research bridged psychology and anthropology critiquing Western therapeutic approaches from three indigenous perspectives. For 45 years she has grounded her work in therapeutic metaphor and deepening the clinical process. Dr. Dee focuses on research and clinical competency when presenting at national and international conferences. She emphasizes that therapists should develop a keen awareness of their own visceral and intuitive experience, attune to layers of meaning . . . be an alert gatekeeper and attentive witness, and remain mindful of client safety and depth.Dr. Dee’s live, virtual and prerecorded courses integrate theory, practice and ethics with experiential demonstrations. Website: Sandtherapytraining.com

      Registration Fees:

      $20 MCA Students/Retirees,

      $30 MCA Professional/Life Members

      $40 Professional Non-members

      Attendees will receive at least 3 NBCC credit hours for this live presentation with the completion of course evaluation or a successful test score after viewing the recording.  Recorded content will be available until September 30, 2021 and shared with a confirmed registration.

      Registration Questions?  Please contact Cathie Eaton at Events@MDCounseling.org 

      Questions about CEs?  Please contact Credentialing@MDCounseling.org

      The Maryland Counseling Association, Inc. is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 2021, and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC Credit are clearly identified. MCA is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.  

      Refund Policy: As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, the Maryland Counseling Association, Inc. uses all funds to support the mission, vision, purpose, and needs for counselors in the State of Maryland. Therefore, all registration fees are final and non-refundable.

    • 06/08/2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom
    Register


    This open group is sponsored by the Maryland Counseling Association (MCA) and Maryland's Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling (MASERVIC).

    Please join us. Bring your lunch/coffee.


    We cultivate a supporting environment for students, pre-licensed and licensed clinicians.

    Suggested topics:

    • Issues in counseling related to faith/spirituality;
    • Goodness of fit between client and counselor values;
    • Impact of current socio-political issues on your clinical work;
    • Self-care practice related to faith/spirituality;
    • Case consultations;
    • Helpful resources.  

    The Zoom link will be sent out by 11:59 pm, the day before each meeting.

    Together we can thrive, collaborate with hope, and learn to accept uncertainty!

    Facilitators:

    Marilyn Spenadel, LCPC, ACS

    MASERVIC President-Elect

    marilynspenadel@gmail.com 

    (240) 426-8344


    Contact me if you have any questions or ideas.


    Maya Georgieva, Ed. D, LCPC, ACS

    MASERVIC President

    maservic@MDCounseling.org



    • 06/14/2021
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom
    Register


    PROFESSIONAL NETWORKING EVENTS

    Please join us on the following dates via Zoom during EST:

    March 22, 2021 at 12:00pm 

    April 16, 2021 at 12:00pm

    May 14, 2021 at 5:00pm

    June 14, 2021 at 5:00pm

    Take a break and connect with your counseling community!

    -Share Internship/Employment Opportunities

    -Connect with MCA Leaders

    -Find out what MCA is all about!

    Event Facilitator: Marybeth Heather, LCPC, ACS, NCC, CTMH

    MCA Professional Networking Chair

    Cost $5.00

    All Funds collected will be donated to the MCA Scholarship Fund

    Look for future Monthly Networking Events!

    Questions?  Contact Marybeth Heather via email at

    Networking@MDCounseling.org

    Registration Questions? Contact Cathie Eaton via email at 

    Events@MDCounseling.org


    MCA, Inc. is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization

    • 06/22/2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom
    Register


    This open group is sponsored by the Maryland Counseling Association (MCA) and Maryland's Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling (MASERVIC).

    Please join us. Bring your lunch/coffee.


    We cultivate a supporting environment for students, pre-licensed and licensed clinicians.

    Suggested topics:

    • Issues in counseling related to faith/spirituality;
    • Goodness of fit between client and counselor values;
    • Impact of current socio-political issues on your clinical work;
    • Self-care practice related to faith/spirituality;
    • Case consultations;
    • Helpful resources.  

    The Zoom link will be sent out by 11:59 pm, the day before each meeting.

    Together we can thrive, collaborate with hope, and learn to accept uncertainty!

    Facilitators:

    Marilyn Spenadel, LCPC, ACS

    MASERVIC President-Elect

    marilynspenadel@gmail.com 

    (240) 426-8344


    Contact me if you have any questions or ideas.


    Maya Georgieva, Ed. D, LCPC, ACS

    MASERVIC President

    maservic@MDCounseling.org



    • 06/25/2021
    • (EDT)
    • 06/26/2021
    • (EDT)
    • Zoom
    Register


    • 06/29/2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom
    • 25
    Register


Past events

04/27/2021 NEW DATE! MCSJ: A Restorative Justice Circle for Black Therapists: Coping with the COVID-19 and Social Injustice Pandemics
04/27/2021 Apr 27 Bi-Weekly VIRTUAL Spirituality Peer Support Group for Counselors and All Helping Professionals
04/18/2021 MAMCFC Couch Talk: Spirituality & Mental Health in the Black Community
04/17/2021 MAMCD Spring Conference
04/16/2021 MCA Spring/Summer Networking
04/13/2021 Apr 13 Bi-Weekly VIRTUAL Spirituality Peer Support Group for Counselors and All Helping Professionals
03/30/2021 Mar 30 Bi-Weekly VIRTUAL Spirituality Peer Support Group for Counselors and All Helping Professionals
03/27/2021 MCA: Cultural Considerations when Advocating for Refugee and Asylum-seeking Youth: An Intersectionality Approach
03/23/2021 NEW DATE! MCSJ: Restorative Justice Circle for BIPOC Therapists
03/22/2021 MCA Spring/Summer Networking
03/21/2021 MAMCFC Couch Talk: Marching into New Possibilities: Goal Setting for Therapists
03/16/2021 Mar 16 Bi-Weekly VIRTUAL Spirituality Peer Support Group for Counselors and All Helping Professionals
03/05/2021 Qigong Moving Meditation: Self-Care for Counselors
03/02/2021 Mar 2 Bi-Weekly VIRTUAL Spirituality Peer Support Group for Counselors and All Helping Professionals
02/27/2021 MCA Presents: Telehealth Self-Care and Compassion Fatigue by Marybeth Heather, LCPC, ACS and Saba Khalid, LPC
02/23/2021 NEW DATE! MCSJ: A Restorative Justice Circle for Black Therapists: Coping with the COVID-19 and Social Injustice Pandemics
02/22/2021 MCA Networking Social
02/21/2021 MAMCFC: Celebrating Black Love in your Counseling Sessions
02/19/2021 MCSJ: Putting Anti-Racist Pedagogy into Practice
02/16/2021 Feb 16 Bi-Weekly Spirituality Peer Support Group for Therapists
02/13/2021 Healing for Liberation: Integrating Indigenous Healing into Your Clinical Practice: Part II
02/12/2021 MCA Self-Care and Compassion for the Counselor by Dr. Veronica M. Wanzer, PhD, LCPC
02/02/2021 Feb 2 Bi-Weekly Spirituality Peer Support Group for Helping Professionals
01/25/2021 MCSJ: Restorative Justice Circle for BIPOC Therapists
01/22/2021 MCA Social Networking
01/19/2021 Jan 19 Bi-Weekly Spirituality Peer Support Group for Therapists
01/13/2021 Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Major Depression and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder by Dr. Misty Borst, MD
01/10/2021 MCA 2020 Annual Conference: Cultivating Growth 20 Pre-Recorded Webinars
12/28/2020 MCSJ: A Restorative Justice Circle for Black Therapists: Coping with the COVID-19 and Social Injustice Pandemics
12/20/2020 MAMCFC: Couch Talk: Navigating COVID-19 During the Holidays
12/13/2020 MAMCFC: Couch Talk: Navigating COVID-19 During the Holidays
12/12/2020 Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Counselor Education
12/12/2020 MAMCD Graduate Student Seminar
12/12/2020 MAMCD&ACCA Present: Hindsight in 2020: Supporting BIPOC Students
12/08/2020 Dec 8 Bi-Weekly Spirituality Peer Support Group for Therapists
12/05/2020 MAMCD Presents a Symposium on Multicultural Counseling in the Era of COVID-19
11/23/2020 MCSJ & MAMCD Present: A Restorative Justice Circle for BIPOC Therapists
11/21/2020 Healing for Liberation: Integrating Indigenous Healing into Your Clinical Practice: Part I
11/21/2020 MAMCD Fall Workshop: Supporting BIPOC Students, Clients, Colleagues, and Communities During Challenging Times
11/18/2020 Advocacy for Clients, Communities, and Counselors in Unprecedented Times by Dr. Simone Lambert, Ph.D, LPC, NCC
11/15/2020 MCSJ: Day of Wellness Symposium
11/14/2020 SAIGE-MD Virtual Symposium 11/14/20
11/11/2020 Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Major Depression and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder by Dr. Misty Borst, MD
11/10/2020 Nov 10 Bi-Weekly Spirituality Peer Support Group for Therapists
11/05/2020 Yoga Nidra and Relaxation for Children and Teens by Dr. Gayle Cicero
10/30/2020 Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Major Depression and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder By Dr. Geoffrey Grammer, MD
10/27/2020 Oct 27 Bi-Weekly Spirituality Peer Support Group for Therapists
10/26/2020 MCSJ: A Restorative Justice Circle for Black Therapists: Coping with the COVID-19 and Social Injustice Pandemics
10/15/2020 MCSJ Presents Education and Civil Rights for Persons with Disabilities During the COVID-19 Pandemic
10/13/2020 Oct 13 Bi-Weekly Spirituality Peer Support Group for Therapists
09/29/2020 Bi-Weekly Spirituality Peer Support Group for Therapists (Sep 29)
09/28/2020 MCSJ: Restorative Justice Circle for BIPOC Therapists
09/15/2020 Sep 15 Bi-Weekly Spirituality Peer Support Group for Therapists
09/10/2020 Exploring the Relationship of Christianity/Spirituality/Religiosity with Success in Alcoholics Anonymous by Mala Hosmane, PhD, LCPC, ACS, LCADC
09/01/2020 Sep 1 Bi-Weekly Spirituality Peer Support Group for Therapists
08/31/2020 A Restorative Justice Circle for Black Therapists: Coping with the COVID-19 and Social Injustice Pandemics
08/26/2020 Cultivating Growth through Cognition and Personality Science by Dr. Sujata Ives, PhD
08/18/2020 Bi-Weekly Spirituality Peer Support Group for Therapists (Aug 18)
08/14/2020 Facilitating Therapeutic Care for Clients Experiencing Traumatic Grief and Loss
08/12/2020 Considering the Role of Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Mental Health
08/05/2020 Working with Angry Clients: Techniques, Interventions, and Activities
08/04/2020 Bi-Weekly Spirituality Peer Support Group for Therapists (Aug 4)
07/31/2020 Clinical Assessment Across-Cultures: Implications for Counselors Avoidance of Myopic Clinical Evaluations
07/21/2020 Bi-Weekly Spirituality Peer Support Group for Therapists (July 21)
07/11/2020 MCSJ 2nd Annual Conference: "Injustice Anywhere is a Threat to Justice Everywhere"
07/07/2020 Bi-Weekly Spirituality Peer Support Group for Therapists (July 7)
06/23/2020 Bi-Weekly Spirituality Peer Support Group for Therapists (June 23)
06/19/2020 Motivation and Career Engagement in the Time of COVID-19
06/08/2020 Bi-Weekly Spirituality Peer Support Group for Counselors
05/22/2020 Webinar-Finding Peace, Meaning and Connection During this Health Crisis and Beyond: Clinician Skill-Building; Integrating Mind, Body and Soul
05/15/2020 Webinar-Count on Me
04/24/2020 Integrating Spirituality into Counseling #3 (A Web Series)
03/27/2020 A Webinar on Mindfulness and Values: Integrating Spirituality into Counseling #2
02/29/2020 MAMCD 2020 Spring Workshop: "Substance Abuse, Video Gaming, and Sex Addiction"
02/21/2020 Integrating Spirituality into Counseling: A Web Series
10/05/2019 Inaugural MALGBTIC Symposium
08/15/2019 Webinar-The Importance of Pre-assessment in Suicide Prevention
07/13/2019 2019 ACA Ethics Deep Dive Workshop
05/04/2019 May the 4th - MCA Awards Event!
05/04/2019 May the 4th Be With You (1CE!): Past MCA President Panel Webinar
04/27/2019 MCSJ Inaugural Conference
04/13/2019 MAMCD 2019 Conference
03/30/2019 Native American Lessons in Counseling: Drum and Medicine Bag Making
03/02/2019 “Helping Clients Cope with Pet Grief and Loss”
02/16/2019 Interpersonal Aspects of LGBTQ Clients’ Self-Acceptance
11/10/2018 Free CE MASERVIC Workshop!
10/13/2018 MAMCD 2018 Fall Workshop-Breaking Into Private Practice: For the Minority Professional Counselor & Strengthen the Integrity of Counseling Professionals
09/22/2018 MCSJ Workshop: Law Enforcement and Counselors: Courageous Conversations About How Clinicians and Officers Can Work Together to Best Serve the Community and Clients
08/18/2018 MCSJ Workshop: Examining Intersectionality, Privilege & Oppression: Strategies for Counselors to Enhance Multicultural & Social Justice Advocacy
05/19/2018 What Brings You to Life? Awakening Your Spiritual Essence
04/21/2018 MAMCD CONFERENCE 2018: Substance Use Disorder & Opioid Epidemic: A Multicultural View of the Crisis
03/24/2018 ACA Ethics Deep Dive Workshop
02/24/2018 MAMCD Workshop: Beyond White Privilege: Exploring the Effects and Outcomes of Racism and White Supremacy in Counseling People of Color
02/21/2018 MCA Advocacy Day
11/01/2017 MCA's Annual Conference PDI: Active Mindfulness
04/22/2017 MAMCD 2017: Multicultural Counseling: A Perspective of Best Practices for Helping the Diverse, Marginalized, and Oppressed
04/30/2016 Black Men: Bullying, Trauma & Resilience
04/19/2016 SHEPPARD PRATT INVITES YOU TO A SPECIAL SCREENING OF: Touched with Fire
04/16/2016 MAMCD Annual Spring Conference
02/27/2016 Winter Workshop Sponsored by the Maryland Association of Marriage and Family Counseling
11/13/2015 Annual Conference: Trauma-Informed Counseling Part II
11/12/2015 Annual Conference: Trauma-Informed Counseling Part I
09/12/2015 Full day continuing education HIPAA presentation
04/11/2015 Case Study Approach to Understanding the DSM-5 Case Studies Will Include Relevant Treatment Planning Information and Suggestions for Evidence Based Practice
03/12/2015 The Johns Hopkins University School of Education cordially invites you to ACA Welcome Reception
11/14/2014 MCA Annual Conference
09/20/2014 Practical Application of the DSM-5: Highlights of Changes, Additions, and Emerging Trends
07/11/2014 LCPCM, The Affordable Care Act: What Every Mental Health Professional Should Know
06/14/2014 Join Us for Our MCA Summer Social Gala
06/06/2014 MAMCD, Annual Spring Conference, Maryland Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development
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04/26/2014 2014 MCA Election
04/24/2014 Maryland Career Development Conference
04/11/2014 MAMCD, Annual Spring Conference, Maryland Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development
03/28/2014 Maryland School Counseling conference
03/27/2014 American Counseling Association Annual Conference
03/08/2014 MCA's First Social Event for 2014!
02/01/2014 Saturday DSM-V Marriage/Family Conference
11/15/2013 Intro to the DSM-5: A two day workshop, November 15th-16th
11/08/2013 MCA Annual Conference
09/21/2013 MCA Social
09/19/2013 MCDA Third Thursday Event
08/01/2013 DSM-V: An Insider's Perspective
06/29/2013 MCA Board Leadership Retreat
05/31/2013 MAMHC Meeting
05/04/2013 A Morning With Mark: An Afternoon with the Arts


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White Marsh, MD 21162
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