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Friday, November 8-9, 2019

7:00am-5:00pm



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1300 Concourse Drive, Linthicum,

Maryland, 21090, USA



The Maryland Counseling Association 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.



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DAY GLANCE- Friday November 8, 2019

 

2019 MCA Conference

Integrated Counseling Conference

 

Time

Friendship Room

Heathrow Room

JFK Room

LAX Room

 

8:30-9:00 am

 

 

 

 

Registration

9:00-12:00pm

PDI 1

Play Therapy Part

 

 

 Althea Simpson

PDI 2

Private Practice & Beyond

 

 

 Dr. Ajita Robinson

PDI 3

M, F, or X: Understanding our Non-Binary Clients

 

Lia Bostian &  Call Trevenen

PDI 4

 Telemental Health



Dr. Carol ZA McGinnis

 

12:00-1:30pm

 

 

 

 

Lunch/Break

Friendship Room

1:30-5:00pm

PDI 5

Reiki and the MH Counselor

 

 

 

 Dr. Felicia Pressley

PDI 6

Say this, not that: Working with individuals with Body image and eating disorder issues

 

 

Dr. Sara Pula

PDI 7

Ethics

Deep Dive

 

 

 

 Dr. Lynn Linde

PDI 8

Unplugged: Nature Based Interventions for ADHD and Sensory Processing Disorders

 

 

Dr. Cheryl Fisher

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DAY GLANCE- Saturday, November 9, 2019

 

Time

Friendship Room

Heathrow Room

JFK Room

LAX Room

Round Table

Friendship Foyer

7:30-8:00am

 

 

 

 

Registration

8:00-9:15 am

Session 1

Meeting of the Minds

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Lasure Bryant &  Charles “Matt" Mazick

Session 2

Culturally-Sensitive Clinical Supervision in Maryland 

 

 

 

 

Courtney Gasser & Katherine Shaffer

Session 3

A Conversation between a Disability Counseling Expert and an Employment Counseling Expert

 

 

 

Janice Toothman

    & Michael  Lazarchick

Session 4

Integrating Dance into Trauma Treatment: New Potentials

 

 

 

 

Funda Yilmaz

 

9:25-10:40am

Session 5

Strategies and Interventions for Angry Clients

 

 

 

Dr. Carol McGinnis

Session 6

Creating a New Normal: Decolonizing Sexuality-related Counseling"

 

Bianca R. Augustine

Session 7

Mental Health and the Immigrant and Latinx population

 

 

 Dr. Eunice Humphrey &    Dr. Julio Orozco

Session 8

Hip Hop Theater: An Interactive (Re)Mixed Multi-Media Family Therapy Role Play

 

 

Dr. Bolden

 

10:50-12:00pm

Keynote

12:00-12:50pm

 

 

 

 

Lunch

12:00-1:15pm

 

 

 

 

Interdisciplinary Panel

1:15-2:30pm

Session 9

Examining Emergency psychiatric services to improve client outcomes

 

 

LeCresha Mitchener  & Jenae Smith

Session 10

Equipping Counselors to Provide Mental Health Services in Schools

 

 Cynthia Taylor

Session 11

From Pain to Power:  Attaining Posttraumatic Growth in the Aftermath of Traumatic Grief

 

 

Dr. Glenda Dickonson

Session 12

Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention

 

 

 

Vanity Dawson

 

2:40-3:55pm

Session 13

The Collateral Consequences of Incarceration: A Criminal Justice Primer for Counselors, Counselor Educators, and Supervisors

 

 

Jennifer McClendon

Session 14

Affirmative Counseling: Working with African American Families Post-Disclosure as LGBT

 

 

 Dr. Don Trahan & Sergio Washington

Session 15

 

Desired, But Not Desirable: The Hypersexualization of Black and Latino Women

 

 

 

Drs. Battle, Laffitte and   Humprey

Session 16

Roundtables:

1.John Duggan

2.Marybeth- Supervision

3. EAP Provider Laurie Persh

4. Heather

 

4:05-5:20

Session 17

MSCJ Panel discussion:  Do You Hear What I Hear? Social Justice in Contemporary Society

 

Don Trahan

Session 18

Workplace Bullying

 

 

 

 Janet Glover

 

Session 19

Supervisor to Mentor: The Impact of Creating Long-Term Mentorship Opportunities for Minority Counselors In Training

 

Shanelle Clay

 

Session 20

Techniques and Strategies for Counseling Gamers

 

 

Dr. Carol ZA McGinnis

 

 

 

 

 

Friday Professional Development Institute

 Morning Sessions


Title: Play Therapy Reimagined

 

Presented by: Althea Simpson

 

PDI 1                          9:00-12:00pm                       Friendship Room

 



Title: Private Practice & Beyond

 

Presented by: Dr. Ajita Robinson

 

PDI 2                          9:00-12:00pm                       Heathrow Room

 



Title:  M, F, or X: Understanding our non-binary clients

 

Presented by: Lia Bostian & Call Trevenen

 

PDI 3                          9:00-12:00pm                       JFK Room

 



Title: Telemental Health

 

Presented by: Dr. Carol ZA McGinnis

 

 PDI 4                           9:00-12:00pm                       LAX Room

 

 

 

Friday Professional Development Institute

 

Afternoon Sessions

 


Title: Reiki & The Mental Health

 

Presented by: Dr. Felicia Pressley

 

PDI 5                           1:30- 5:00pm                     Friendship Room

 



Title: Say this, not that: Working with individuals with body image and eating disorder issues 

 

Presented by: Dr. Sara Pula

 

 PDI 6                          1:30-5:00pm                       Heathrow Room

 

 


Title: Ethics Deep Dive

 

Presented by: Dr. Lynn Linde 

 

PDI 7                          1:30- 5:00pm                      JFK Room

 

 


Title: Unplugged: Nature based mindfulness for ADHD and Sensory Processing

 

Presented by: Dr. Cheryl Fisher 

 

  PDI 8                         1:30- 5:00pm                       LAX Room

 

 

 

Conference

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Morning Sessions

 

Title: Meeting of the Minds: Providing student support via telehealth mental health service delivery

 

Presented by: Danielle LaSure-Bryant, EdD & Matt Mazick, BA

 

This education session will highlight a university counseling center integrating both in-person and telehealth for mental health service delivery for students. The session will expose participants to the various methods of telehealth service delivery, integrative best practices, and clinical and ethical considerations when using telehealth mental health services. Lastly, participants will see a demonstration of a specific type of telehealth service delivery and will be given information on how to seek telehealth practitioner certification.

 

Session 1                          8:00-9:15am                    Friendship Room

 

Title: Culturally-Sensitive Clinical Supervision in Maryland: An Empirically-Based Approach to Supervision

 

Presented by: Courtney Glasser and Katherine Shaffer

 

In this session, experienced clinical supervisors will present information about current Maryland rules and regulations pertaining to the practice of clinical supervision. Participants will learn about using Bernard’s discrimination model in their supervisory work, with a focus on augmenting their current approaches to supervision with other supervisory roles and methods. Best practices for culturally-sensitive supervision will be explored in addition to findings from contemporary supervision research.

 

Session 2                          8:00-9:15am                   Heathrow Room

 

Title: A Conversation between a Disability Counseling Expert and an Employment Counseling Expert 

 

Presented by: Janice Toothman & Dr. Michael Lazarchick

 

Janice and Michael will have a discussion helping each other understand the obstacles a counselor with disabilities has training to become a counselor working with a counselee and navigating everyday activities. Janice will explain the obstacles she encounters. Michael will reflect and invite the audience to participate. A greater level of consciousness will be raised by the communication methods. Everyone will create the knowledgebase that helps both Janice and Michael better understand what it takes to help people with a disability get hired. Devices will be displayed, a list of resources will be offered and making an office more accessible are among the information given.  At the end, the audience will be asked questions to challenge their biases and stereotypes.  From guiding a person who is visually impaired to understand trust, to listening with earplugs, some of the participants will have the opportunity to simulate certain aspects of a sensory disability.

 

Session 3                          8:00-9:15am                   JFK Room

 

Title: Integrating Dance into Trauma Treatment: New Potentials

 

Presented by: Funda Yilmaz

 

Could dancing be the next frontier in trauma treatment? According to the latest research, yes. Learn some easy to implement moves to quickly lift anxiety, depression and enhance focus.

 

 

Session 4                          8:00-9:15am                    LAX Room

 

 

Title: Strategies and Interventions for Angry Clients

 

Presented by: Carol McGinnis

 

Participants will be engaged in an active discussion about angry clients from case studies from a recent (Summer of 2019) IRB-aproved research study. Strategies and interventions that focus on anger as a positive emotion will be introduced and practiced using "Amazon" Warrior Theory (McGinnis, 2008). Using an integrated theoretical conceptualization approach, participants will be invited to practice a "Leash the Beast" intervention and discuss the "Face of Anger" processing model with client scenarios during this presentation. Sharing of participant experience with client anger will be encouraged.

 

Session 5                          9:00-10:40 am                  Friendship Room

 

Title: Creating a New Normal: Decolonizing Sexuality-related Counseling

 

Presented by: Bianca R. Augustine & Jordan Pearce

 

Imperative to the successful treatment of sexuality-related concerns is the development of affirming & decolonized counseling modalities. Counseling practices are often based on Eurocentric, cisgender, Christian-centric, & heterocentric norms, making common modalities rooted in these principles a poor fit for many clients. Models, theories, & best practices for conducting sexuality counseling from a decolonized perspective will be presented. Group discussions will also be utilized.

 

Session 6                          9:00-10:40 am                  Heathrow Room

 

Title: Mental Health and the Immigrant and Latinx population

 

Presented by: Dr. Eunice Humphrey & Dr. Julio Orozco

 

This presentation will provide insights on how counselors can advocate, provide counseling, and continual to destigmatize mental health in the immigrant and Latinx community.

 

 

Session 7                          9:00-10:40 am                  JFK Room

 

Title: Hip Hop Theater: An Interactive (Re) Mixed Multi-media Family Therapy Role Play

 

 

Presented by: Dr. Mark Bolden, Dr. Otis Williams III, Dr. Marja Humphrey

This presentation will use the concept of Dreikur’s Open Forum to engage the audience in a role play with a married couple rapper and singer. The presentation will use snippets of song and rap lyrics, titles, videos, artists interviews, and social media event recollections from the various family members to address communication patterns, the influence of birth order on the belief and value system of the parents, and the impact of children on the family constellation. Therapist(s) will engage in Adlerian and Black psychological bio-psychosocial techniques in order to address the husband and wife’s: 1) views of marriage, 2) early memories of their own parents’ relationships, 3) trust and infidelity; 4) private logic, 5) unconscious motivations, and 6) individual and family traumas. In addition to Adlerian techniques, reflecting teams will be used in the open forum to represent the voices of encouragement for each family member. Finally, the audience will be invited to reflect on how social media shapes and penetrates family structures for the family and the audience alike.

 

 

Session 8                          9:00-10:40am                       LAX Room

 

 

Conference

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Afternoon Sessions

 

Title: Examining Emergency psychiatric services to improve client outcomes

 

Presented by: LaCresha E Mitchener & Jenae Smith

 

Emergency Psychiatric Services is an essential service for the community. Individuals in crisis have the right to receive effective and efficient psychiatric care. It is essential that they have a trained team of providers ready and able to assist them in this vulnerable time. There is a rise in the need for emergency psychiatric treatment. It is important to examine current practices so that it may more readily meet the needs of the population.

 

 

Session 9                          1:15- 2:30 pm                       Friendship Room

 

 

Title: Equipping School Counselors to Provide Mental Health Services in Schools

Presented by: Cynthia L Taylor

 

School counselors receive minimal training in mental health assessment, diagnosis, and treatment; yet, they are on the front lines and often the first to encounter students with mental health concerns. Properly preparing school counselors to address the mental health concerns of their students will markedly improve outcomes for school age children and the counseling profession.

 

Session 10                          1:15- 2:30 pm                       Heathrow Room

 

Title: From Pain to Power:  Attaining Posttraumatic Growth in the Aftermath of Traumatic Grief

 

Presented by: Dr. Glenda Dickonson

 

Although death is ubiquitous, unavoidable, and expected, homicide is not.  Studies show that homicide creates greater levels of complicated grief than any other cause of death (Burke & Neimeyer, 2014) with the homicidally bereaved enduring permanent, emotional scarring that could have far reaching negative effects on their well being (Aldrich & Kallivayalil, 2016).   This presentation which is based on empirical evidence aims to empower those who counsel or minister to the homicidally bereaved with the requisite tools to help them emerge from their grief and facilitate post-traumatic growth.

 

 

 

Session 11                          1:15- 2:30 pm                       JFK Room

 

Title: Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention

 

Presented by: Vanity Dawson

 

Everyday of the year, a new victim is traumatized by sexual assault. The mission of this presentation is to raise awareness about sexual assault and to present preventative measures that can reduce the chances of sexual assault occurring.

 

Session 12                          2:40- 3:55 pm                       LAX Room

 

 

 

Conference

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Afternoon Sessions

 

Title: The Collateral Consequences of Incarceration: A Criminal Justice Primer for Counselors, Counselor Educators, and Supervisors

 

Presented by: Jennifer McClendon

 

This presentation will provide participants with an overview of the collateral consequences of incarceration on individuals and society. The professional responsibility of counselor educators and supervisors to increase multicultural competency strategies for teaching and supervising counselors working with forensic populations will be explained. The American Counseling Association Advocacy Competencies will be used to demonstrate a framework for improving counselor and supervisee competence.

 

Session 13                          2:40- 3:55 pm                      Friendship Room

 

 

Title: Affirmative Counseling: Working with African American Families Post-Disclosure as LGBTQ+

 

Presented by: Sergio Washington & Dr. Don Trahan

 

Affirmative practice is ethical and essential when counseling LGBTQ+ clients. Counselors may wish to embrace a positive, helpful perspective in counseling but may be unsure of what approaches may contribute to affirmative practice. This session will include an explanation of the purpose of affirmative practice, provide mechanisms to improve affirmative counseling practice, and share case studies to enhance participants’ positive perspective toward African American LGBTQ+ clients.

 

Session 14                          2:40- 3:55 pm                       Heathrow Room

 

Title: Desired, But Not Desirable: The Hypersexualization of Black and Latino Women

 

Presented by: Drs. N. Battle, Latonia Laffitte & Eunice Humphrey

 

The relationship between women of color and the United States has been tenuous at best. Dominant representations of Latin and Black women focus on and emphasize their breasts, hips, and buttocks (Guzman, Valdivia, 2004). Since the arrival of the first slaves in the United States, women of color have been viewed as desired, but not desirable.  During the colonial period, slave owners as a means of justifying their rape of Black women described them as having insatiable appetites for sex (Pilgrim, 2002).  In his writings, abolitionist James Redpath (1859) wrote of female slaves, “slave women were gratified by the criminal advances of the Saxons."   It was also believed that as slaves were considered property, legally they could not be raped (Pilgrim, 2002).  For women of color, their understanding, and view of their own femininity are in relation to the dominant constructions of Whiteness and femininity, constructs that deem women of color as being beyond, the margins of socially acceptable femininity and beauty (Guzman, Valdivia, 2004). According to the ACA code of ethics (2014) C.5 counselors are not to condone or engage in discrimination we are also mandated to communicate information in ways that are both developmentally and culturally appropriate.  Understanding that decisions are made based on the options one has, and the options they perceive they have (Pilgrim, 2002); prostitutes, sluts, and whores examines the role that the hyper-sexualization of women of color has played in how they are perceived by the world, how they perceive themselves, and how they perceive themselves in the world.   This knowledge is important because many women of color often wish to be lighter because of the perception that women of a lighter hue have more and better access to social, professional, and educational opportunities, these beliefs based on the color of their skin, have a direct impact on their psychological well-being (Stephens & Thomas, 2014).

 

Session 15                         2:40- 3:55 pm                       JFK Room


Conference

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Afternoon Sessions

 

Title: Round Table Discussions

 

Presented by:

1. Dr. John Duggan & Dr. Courtney Conley

2. Marybeth

3. EAP Providers- Laurie Persh

 

Session 16                         4:05- 5:20 pm                       LAX Room

 

Title: MSCJ Panel discussion: Do you Hear What I hear? Social Justice in Action

 

Presented by: Dr. Don Trahan on behalf of MSCJ

 

Diversity is being invited to the party; inclusion is being asked to dance.” Often times, one may find themselves asked to join the party but left with no idea of how to dance. This session addresses one's limited framework and/or worldview based on the intersection of power and privilege. Attendees will learn how to manage levels of bias (e.g., unconscious, implicit, explicit), microaggression, and develop the competencies needed to cultivate an inclusive climate from a social justice and equitable framework.  Join MCSJ as we explore some of the challenges (e.g., racial battle fatigue, the current political climate) and rewards when seeking to create a more diverse and inclusive community. Attendees will leave energized and equipped with the skills to process how their actions (i.e., the walk) and their voice (i.e., the talk) should always be a part of the party!

 

Session 17                         4:05- 5:20 pm                      Friendship Room

 

Title: Workplace Bullying: A Guide to Assisting Clients who are Targeted at Work

 

Presented by: Janet Glover-Kerkvliet & Sonja Pitts

 

According to the Workplace Bullying Institute, 60+ million Americans have experienced, observed or been affected by repeated, health-harming, mistreatment of one or more persons by one or more perpetrators on the job. Workplace bullying is abusive conduct that is threatening, humiliating, and/or intimidating. Most workplace bullying is not considered illegal and therefore cannot be prosecuted. Participants will learn about what counselors can do if a client is experiencing bullying in the workplace. Participants will learn about the upcoming formation of the Maryland Healthy Workplace/Freedom from Bullying Working Group (MHW/FBWG), which will promote the professional development of mental health professionals in expanding their ability to assist people experiencing abuse at work and uphold the honor and respect for human dignity that all workers

 

Session 18                        4:05- 5:20 pm                       Heathrow Room

 

Title: Supervisor to Mentor: The Impact of Creating Long-Term Mentorship Opportunities for Minority Counselors in Training

This presentation will explore the influence of the clinical supervisor and the affect of mentorship for minority counselors in training. This demonstration will examine the opportunities for long term mentorship from clinical supervisors.

 

Presented by: Ms. Shanelle Clay, M.A, LPC, NCC, ACS, BC-TMH



 

Session 19                         4:05- 5:20 pm                       JFK Room

 

Title: Techniques and Strategies for Counseling Gamers

Billions of people are playing online videogames using Xbox, PS4, or computers and we need to be aware of how this virtual environment might impact counseling.  Our gamer clients may benefit from enhanced understanding of how that environment can be an important part of therapeutic goal planning and practice of new behaviors.  Particular emphasis of this presentation will be on the role of gaming as a part of our client’s identity and research that helps us to use this activity as a way to incorporate the whole person in the work that we do.  Participants can expect to share their experiences with gaming clients and to practice some techniques and interventions as a part of this session. 

 

Presented by: Carol ZA McGinnis

 

Session 20                         4:05- 5:20 pm                       LAX Room

 

 

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The Maryland Counseling Association 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.  



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