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Idaho State University

Professional Development Workshops

Idaho State University Department of Counseling has been approved by National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 3010. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Idaho State University Department of Counseling is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. CEs for Licensed Professional Counselors, Social Workers, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Teachers, Psychologists, and other Mental Health Professionals. 

Please note: Clinicians are responsible for ensuring the CEs we provide fit the continuing education requirements of their particular licensing board.

 

2020 Schedule 

PRESENTER BIOS


APRIL 

APRIL 3 & 4, 2020 - POCATELLO  - This workshop will now be presented as a live webinar using Zoom                                                  

15 Hour Clinical Supervision for Counselors

Tim Hakenewerth, Ed.S., LPC, NCC & Lindsay Vik, M.S.

15 CONTACT HOURS OR 1 GRADUATE CREDIT

Workshop Description:

This workshop will satisfy the requirement of 15 hours of clinical supervision training needed for the Registered Supervisor designation with the state of Idaho Licensing Board of Professional Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists (IDAPA rule 24.15.01.200). Participants will gain knowledge regarding the roles and functions of a clinical supervisor; best practices; State of Idaho requirements; legal and ethical considerations; informed consent and documentation; relationship building; models of supervision; multicultural considerations; evaluation and gatekeeping; and supervisor self-care.

**PLEASE SEE WORKSHOP APPLICATION FORM FOR MORE INFORMATION ON GRADUATE CREDIT

Registration Fee: $200

Friday & Saturday, April 3 & 4, 2020, 8:00am-5:00pm

Location: ISU, 1550 E. Terry Street, Pocatello, ID, College of Education, Building 62, Room 224

 

APRIL 17 & 18, 2020 - MERIDIAN - This workshop is being postponed to June 19 & 20, 2020

 Gestalt Marathon Group

Logan Lamprecht, Ph.D.

15 CONTACT HOURS OR 1 GRADUATE CREDIT

 

Workshop Description:

This workshop is designed for all levels of mental health professionals. Community members and other professionals are also welcome. This group experience engages participants in holistic, present-centered and process-oriented interactions by attending to both ‘What is being said’ and ‘What’s not being said.’ By attending to the ‘Here and Now,’ ‘I – Thou,’ and ‘What and How,’ awareness and contact is attended to in a manner that allows participants to experience authenticity and integrity in their personal and professional living. Past marathon group participants have reported fresh insights, creative adjustments, and life-changing awareness, thus experiencing a new or fresh sense of self, expanded potential for novel behavior and alternative ways of relating to others.

Participation in this workshop fulfills 15 hours Continuing Education (CEUs) in interpersonal processes, group dynamics and organizational applications.

We will be together as a group most of the day; however, there will be opportunities for sub-grouping and alone time. Participants are encouraged to bring a sack lunch and small snacks (e.g. fruit, nuts, beverages, etc.) that may be shared during both days of the workshop.

Learning Objectives:

Participants completing this intensive workshop will be able to:

  • Observe group dynamics and the principles of facilitating a group in an ethical manner;
  • Develop self-awareness in relation to others in the present moment;
  • Recognize the impact of one's actions and influence on others;
  • Identify some barriers or gestalt resistances to contact with aspects of self and others;
  • Practice principles of both giving and receiving feedback;
  • Articulate the effects of others' behaviors upon themselves;
  • Recognize cultural factors in interpersonal interactions in the present; and
  • Explore creative processes as a means of addressing unfinished gestalts.
  • Integrate gestalt-based concepts into their conceptualization of clients concerns, relational dynamics and therapy-centered approaches with clients.
  • Will identify key concepts and terms based in gestalt psychology and understand complex processes such as, “I-Thou,” “Here-and-Now,” “Field Theory,” “Figure-Ground,” “Gestalt Resistance to Contact,” and “The Cycle of Awareness.”

**PLEASE SEE WORKSHOP APPLICATION FORM FOR MORE INFORMATION ON GRADUATE CREDIT

Registration Fee: $200

Friday & Saturday, April 17 & 18, 2020 (Fri. 8:30am-6:00pm & Sat. 8:30am-4:00pm)

Location: ISU-Meridian, 1311 E. Central Drive, Meridian, ID Room 837


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MAY


MAY 7, 2020 - LIVE WEBINAR

Self-Care: Not Just a Best Practice, but an Ethical Obligation

Brooks Bastian Hanks, Ph.D., LCPC

3 CONTACT HOURS

Workshop Description:

During this presentation, I will discuss the current trends and research on self-care and professional wellness. The current 2014 American Counseling Association Code of Ethics standards will be reviewed, specifically section C Professional Responsibility. Suggestions for recognizing professional impairment, vicarious trauma, and burnout will be provided.

Learning Objectives:

1. Develop awareness of the benefits of self-care.

2. Gain knowledge about current trends in the research and the ACA Code of Ethics.

3. Understand the importance of self-care as an ethical obligation within the field of counseling.

Registration Fee: $60

Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 11:00am-2:00pm (Mountain Time)

Location: Live Webinar using Zoom video conferencing platform (more on Zoom in the General Information)

 

MAY 29 & 30, 2020 - MERIDIAN

Play Therapy 101: Introduction to Non-Directive Play Therapy

Michael Whitehead, Ph.D.,  LMFT, RPT/S

 

15 CONTACT HOURS OR 1 GRADUATE CREDIT

Workshop Description:

This training is a post-graduate seminar in child-centered (non-directive) play therapy. It is expected that most or all of the participants will have had none or minimal exposure to the use of play as a therapeutic model. Non-directive play therapy is one of the most basic of play therapy models but has gained significant support in research literature as an effective approach for treating various mental health issues in children. This training will provide instruction on the history of play therapy, theoretical principles of play therapy, tools of play therapy, and essential skills and format of play therapy. It best suited for psychologists, social workers, counselors, school counselors, psychiatrists, family therapists, and other experienced professionals who work with children and families. This didactic training will allow the participants to obtain 15 contact-hours toward the required 150 hours of training needed for the credential as a Registered Play Therapist.

 

Training Expectations:

 

In order for the participants to earn the full amount of Continuing Education Credits toward the credential as a Registered Play Therapist (RPT) from the Association for Play Therapy, attendance is required. There is a possibility of earning 15 contact hours for attendance of all workshop dates. Attendance will be taken for the records of the Association for Play Therapy. Your CEU certificate will document your attendance as well as the number of CEU’s earned throughout the training.

 

Learning Objectives:

• Upon completion of this workshop participants will:

• Have an understanding of the history of play therapy.

• Understand the fundamental differences between directive and non-directive play therapy.

• Review key research findings in support of Play Therapy as an evidence-based intervention.

• Understand the on-going process of assessment and its interconnectedness with play therapy interventions.

• Understand the rationale behind play therapy categories and the selection of materials for play therapy.

• Be able to describe Axline’s 8 principles of child-centered play therapy.

• Demonstrate through role-play the four skills of non-directive play therapy.

• Identify the need for cultural sensitivity and diversity in play therapy.

• Understand the ethical use of Play Therapy within the context of ones’ profession.

• Understand how to present play therapy as an intervention to parents.

• Be introduced to Filial Play Therapy and how to present it to parents.

**PLEASE SEE WORKSHOP APPLICATION FORM FOR MORE INFORMATION ON GRADUATE CREDIT

Registration Fee: $200

Friday & Saturday, May 29 & 30, 2020 (Fri. 8:30am-6:00pm & Sat. 8:30am-4:00pm)

Location: ISU-Meridian, 1311 E. Central Drive, Meridian, ID Room 681

 

 

MAY 30, 2020 - POCATELLO

Ethics of Enhancing Vicarious Resilience in your Trauma Work

 Camille Frank, M.Coun., LPC, Calleen Cannon, M.Coun., LCPC, Shayla Ward, M. Coun, LCPC

3 CONTACT HOURS

Workshop Description:

Mental health professionals are uniquely situated as recipients of both vicarious trauma and vicarious resilience from their experiences with clients. Current research regarding secondary trauma, clinician burnout, and vicarious resilience will be reviewed and applied to attendee clinical experience. Enhancing trauma-informed practices on organizational, community and societal levels will be discussed. Models of clinician self-care will be illuminated and demonstrated through multiple contemplative activities. There will be an emphasis placed on cultural considerations with advocacy and clinician self-care.

Learning Objectives:

- Understand the spectrum of trauma exposure responses

-Understand how trauma exposure responses affect personal and professional identity as well as ethical client care 

-Reflect on factors to prevent vicarious trauma and foster vicarious resilience 

-Develop strategies to enhance compassion satisfaction as clinicians and supervisors

 

Registration Fee: $60

Saturday, May 30, 2020, 1:00pm-4:00pm

Location: ISU, 1400 E. Terry Street, Pocatello, ID, Garrison Hall, Building 63, Room 726

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JUNE


JUNE 5 & 6, 2020 - POCATELLO

Sand Play Therapy: An Introduction to Sand Play with Ethics

 Jill Weadick, M.Ed., LCPC

15 CONTACT HOURS (includes 3 hours of ethics) OR 1 GRADUATE CREDIT

Workshop Description:

In this 2 day workshop you'll explore the power of healing with sand play, miniatures and trays. We will be covering the history and benefits of sand play and how it can be a nonverbal communication of client's inner and outer worlds. For those interested in expanding tools in their practices you'll get specific details on how to create a sand play room, including choosing sand containers, finding miniatures and objects and displaying objects appropriately. We will be providing information about how to conduct sand play for children, families, adolescents and adults. This workshop will establish the foundation for incorporating sand play into your current practice, and it will also stimulate the creative process for you as a professional helper. We will be practicing witnessing and processing sand worlds and we will be doing experiential sand worlds together for hands-on learning.

Ethics (3 hours) will also be covered regarding ethical considerations with sand play including confidentiality, recording of sand play, and troubleshooting regarding common questions about sand play from therapists.

Learning Objectives:

Therapists will learn how to effectively create a sand play room. Therapists will actively practice witnessing and processing sand worlds so they can use this tool in their practice. Therapists will understand the history and benefits of sand play. Therapists will gain an understanding of ethical considerations with sand play.

**PLEASE SEE WORKSHOP APPLICATION FORM FOR MORE INFORMATION ON GRADUATE CREDIT

Registration Fee: $200

Friday & Saturday, June 5 & 6, 2020, 8:30am-5:00pm

Location: ISU, 1400 E. Terry Street, Pocatello, ID, Garrison Hall, Building 63, Room 726

 

JUNE 12, 2020 - POCATELLO

Engaging Boys and Men in Counseling and Education: Developing a Broader Understanding of What it Means to be Relational

Peter Mortola, Ph.D.

8 CONTACT HOURS

Workshop Description:

Boys and men need to be part of the solution for, and to be engaged in, the social struggles we face regarding equity, social justice and inclusion. Research has demonstrated, however, that a significant number of boys and men are struggling with engagement: with their own emotions, within social relationships, and within educational and mental health contexts. At the same time, many professionals in education and counseling are challenged with the ability to stay in good and helpful relational engagement with boys and men: with understanding both the social and biological influences on male development, and with knowing how to connect with boys and men in ways that help them flourish. This presentation challenges adults who work with boys and men to see them in new ways and to develop skills that will help boys and men to be more interpersonally and respectfully engaged within counseling and educational settings. Specifically we will be exploring the data that points toward a particular and common male relational style, an empathy for things, as a way of understanding better how many males relate to the world and how we can relate better to them.

Learning Objectives:

a. Engaging with the data regarding the issues boys and men face in counseling and educational contexts

b. Engaging with the research and theory regarding the social and biological influences on male development and implications for practice within counseling and education settings.

c. Engaging with the research and theory regarding the relational style common to many males and understanding the opportunities and challenges this relational style offers.

d. Engaging with and applying concepts from the readings and the course to one’s professional and personal life through discussion and written reflection.

Registration Fee: $120

Friday, June 12, 2020 - Fri. 8:00am-5:00pm

Location: ISU, 1400 E. Terry Street, Pocatello, ID, Garrison Hall, Building 63, Room 726

 

JUNE 26, 2020 - MERIDIAN

Identity-Awareness: An Integral Component of Ethical Multiculturally-Competent Counseling

Beverly Hines, M.S., LPC

3 CONTACT HOURS

Workshop Description:

“Counselors…explore their own cultural identities and how these affect their values and beliefs about the counseling process” (ACA Code of Ethics, 2014, p. 5). Attendees will be invited to engage in self-reflective exercises to help them identify and deepen their understanding of their own cultural and personal identities. Participants will then explore together how their identities impact their values and beliefs about the counseling process; and how their identities may affect their clients’ perceptions of them and the counseling process. A method for broaching relevant cultural and personal identities with clients will be discussed.

Learning Objectives:

1.      Identification of the counselor's personal and cultural identities

2.      Awareness of how personal and cultural identities may impact a counselor’s values and beliefs about the counseling process

3.      Understanding about how a counselor’s personal and cultural identities may affect client perceptions of the counselor and the counseling process

4.      Able to describe how to broach cultural and personal identities with clients

Registration Fee: $60

Friday, June 26, 2020, 9:00am-12:00pm

Location: ISU-Meridian, 1311 E. Central Drive, Meridian, ID Room 681

 

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JULY


JULY 10 & 11, 2020 - MERIDIAN

Strong Couples: Skills that Transform Relationships

Kirsten Murray, Ph.D., LPC

15 CONTACT HOURS OR 1 GRADUATE CREDIT

Workshop Description:

Couples counseling skills are at the core of this workshop. Designed for practitioners seeking to strengthen the foundations of their couples counseling practice, this model will teach the integral skills counselors use to improve couples' relationships. Together, we will learn about the 10 guiding principles for effective couple work, apply these to complex cases, and practice the skills necessary to help couples change.

Learning Objectives:

Participants will understand the foundational model for couples counseling outlined in the book Strong Couples, the research it draws from, and the 10 trans-theoretical, integrated principles the model is based on. Each hour of learning will be dedicated to (1) Holding the work with couples, (2) leading a couples’ discovery process, and (3) enacting change for the couple. More specifically:

Holding the Work: How to (1) establish necessary boundaries, (2) define the client, and (3) co-construct the identified problem with couples.

Leading discovery: How to (4) foster self-awareness, (5) increase knowledge of family of origin patterns, and (6) foster congruent communication with couples.

Enacting change: How to (7) promote vulnerability, (8) increase empathic responding, (9) hold responsibility, and (10) share gratitude with couples.

**PLEASE SEE WORKSHOP APPLICATION FORM FOR MORE INFORMATION ON GRADUATE CREDIT

Registration Fee: $200

Friday & Saturday, July 10 & 11, 2020 (Fri. 8:30am-6:00pm & Sat. 8:30am-4:00pm)

Location: ISU-Meridian, 1311 E. Central Drive, Meridian, ID Room 681

 

JULY 22, 2020 - LIVE WEBINAR

ACA Ethical Considerations in a Rural Community

Katie Sacco, M.Coun., LPC, NCC & Brianne Scott, M.A.

3 CONTACT HOURS

Workshop Description:

The purpose of this workshop is to focus on ethical considerations when working in a rural community.  Presenters will focus on the historical development of the ACA Code of Ethics and application to working with clients in a small community. Special considerations will be given to dual relationships, professional boundaries, and advocacy in rural communities. The workshop will include presentation of ethical considerations and small group breakout sessions via Zoom webinar dedicated to case study deliberation and discussion.

Learning Objectives:

  •  Attendees will understand the evolution and historical context of the ACA Code of Ethics in relation to working in rural communities.
  • Attendees will demonstrate ethical decision making when considering work in rural communities.
  • Attendees will construct definitions of helpful versus harmful dual relationships.
  • Attendees will understand the importance of advocacy within a rural community.

Registration Fee: $60

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 12:00pm-3:00pm (Mountain Time)

Location: Live Webinar using Zoom video conferencing platform (more on Zoom in the General Information)

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August

AUGUST 8, 2020 - MERIDIAN

Working with Transgender and Nonbinary Clients in Counseling

Jennifer Lamb, LMFT

6 CONTACT HOURS

Workshop Description:

Introduction to appropriate terminology, exploration of personal experiences/beliefs about gender, case examples and discussion, education/information about how to establish a trans-affirming practice, etc. - Sessions can be tailored to what is needed and the length of the session.

Learning Objectives:

1) be able to identify appropriate terminology when working with transgender and nonbinary clients,

2) be able to differentiate between gender identity, gender expression, and sex assigned at birth,

3) identify and understand best practices for providing transgender-affirming mental health care.

Registration Fee: $100

Saturday, August 8, 2020 - 9:00am-4:00pm

Location: ISU-Meridian, 1311 E. Central Drive, Meridian, ID Room 681

 

AUGUST 14, 2020 - LIVE WEBINAR

Consensual Non-Monogamy: Systemic Interventions for Relational Complexity

Esther Benoit, Ph.D.

3 CONTACT HOURS

Workshop Description:

This session will explore clinical themes associated with consensually non-mongamous (CNM) relationships. Systemic and relational interventions will be examined through the use of case studies and ethical dilemmas.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe consensually non-monogamous relationship structures
  • Explore clinical themes associated with CNM
  • Apply relational strategies to CNM case studies and ethical dilemmas

Registration Fee: $60

Friday, August 14, 2020 - 11:00am-2:00pm (Mountain Time) 1pm-4pm (Eastern Time)

Location: Live Webinar using Zoom video conferencing platform (more on Zoom in the General Information)

 

AUGUST 21, 2020 - COEUR D'ALENE

Identification and Assessment of Disordered Eating and Eating Disorders: Ethical Considerations for Clinical Practice

 Marisa Rapp, Ph.D.

3 CONTACT HOURS

Workshop Description:

Disordered eating and eating disorders continue to impact the mental health and well-being of millions of Americans every year. As mental health professionals, it is critically important to screen for at risk clients because early detection of eating disorders provides a greater likelihood of recovery (NEDA, 2016). This presentation will introduce screening tools that can assess risk level of an eating disorder and determine the need for further assessment and referral. Clinicians will have an opportunity to examine their current screening and referral practices. Presenter will facilitate an open discussion of how clinicians currently assess for ED, what their referral or treatment process entails, and how clinicians in the state of Idaho can better serve those at risk for developing eating disorders.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will explore the ethical implications in assessing, diagnosing, and treating disordered eating and eating disorders.
  2. Participants will become better acquainted with widely used screening tools utilized for eating disorder symptomology. 
  3. Participants will engage in a dialogue surrounding the current climate of specialty care for eating disorders in the state of Idaho, identifying treatment facilities.

Registration Fee: $60

Friday, August 21, 2020 - Fri. 9:00am-12:00pm (Pacific Time)

Location: Coeur d'Alene, ID - Kootenai Health, 2003 Kootenai Health Way, HRC Training Center: Cedar Conference

 

AUGUST 21 & 22, 2020 - MERIDIAN

15 Hour Clinical Supervision for Counselors

Kelsey Sarasqueta-Allen, M.S. & Anna James Krzemieniecki, M.Coun.

15 CONTACT HOURS OR 1 GRADUATE CREDIT

Workshop Description:

This workshop will satisfy the requirement of 15 hours of clinical supervision training needed for the Registered Supervisor designation with the state of Idaho Licensing Board of Professional Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists (IDAPA rule 24.15.01.200). Participants will gain knowledge regarding the roles and functions of a clinical supervisor; best practices; State of Idaho requirements; legal and ethical considerations; informed consent and documentation; relationship building; models of supervision; multicultural considerations; evaluation and gatekeeping; and supervisor self-care.

**PLEASE SEE WORKSHOP APPLICATION FORM FOR MORE INFORMATION ON GRADUATE CREDIT

Registration Fee: $200

Friday & Saturday, August 21 & 22, 2020 (Fri. 8:30am-6:00pm & Sat. 8:30am-4:00pm)

Location: ISU-Meridian, 1311 E. Central Drive, Meridian, ID Room 682

 

September

SEPTEMBER 18, 2020 - MERIDIAN

Ethics in Boundary Setting in Clinical Practice

Kalin Amende, M.Coun., LPC

3 CONTACT HOURS

Workshop Description:

Counselors are obligated to abide by the ACA (2014) Code of Ethics to ensure ethical practice. The managing and maintaining of boundaries within a professional counseling relationship are necessary to ensure appropriate therapeutic interactions (Audet, 2011). This workshop will provide a combination of education and experiential/group discussion. It will focus on the research currently available on ethical boundary setting, include cultural considerations, review current ethical decision making models to apply to boundary violations and crossings, and offer space for counselors to reflect on their own experiences with ethical boundary dilemmas.

Learning Objectives:

1. Attendees will understand the current research available on ethical boundary setting in counseling.

2. Attendees will be able familiar with and able to use ethical decision making models with case studies and examples.

3. Attendees will engage in consultation on their own experiences with ethical boundary dilemmas.

Registration Fee: $60

Friday, September 18, 2020 - 9:00am-12:00pm

Location: ISU-Meridian, 1311 E. Central Drive, Meridian, ID Room 681

 

SEPTEMBER 18, 2020 - POCATELLO

Ethical and Competent Counseling with Male Clients

Edson Andrade, M.S. & Lindsdale Graham, M.Ed., LPC

3 CONTACT HOURS

Workshop Description:

The American Counseling Association’s Code of Ethics (2014) demands that professional counselors continue to expand their competence for working with diverse client populations (C.2.a). This includes enhancing services rendered to individuals of all genders. However, engaging male clients continues to be an ethical concern for the counseling profession. Many men have been socialized to express themselves in ways that may not align with traditional talk therapy (Englar-Carlson, 2014). A lack of training and modification of counseling practices regarding gender issues may intensify the pressure men often feel to hide emotions rather than work through them (Liu, 2005). Such results only increase shame and reduce a working alliance. Yet, the pressure to restrict emotion is mitigated with increased training and experience (Wester, et al., 2004). For this reason, this workshop positions the need for increased competence in working with male clients as an ethical concern. By first discussing the impact of male gender norms within counseling practice, this workshop sets the basis for ethical practices for working with men. Motivational interviewing (MI) and strength-based approaches are offered as major considerations for effectively engaging and empowering male clients (Englar-Carlson & Kiselica, 2013; Miller & Rollnick, 2013; Scholz & Hall, 2014). Through didactic and interactive instruction, attendance of this workshop will result in three objectives: 1) Attendees will recognize the potential for empowerment and engagement of male clients as an ethical responsibility. 2) Attendees will gain knowledge and skills of approaches that competently engage male clients. 3) Attendees will apply their knowledge and skills through guided activities sensitizing to male culture.

Registration Fee: $60

Friday, September 18, 2020 - Fri. 12:00pm-3:00pm

Location: ISU, 1400 E. Terry Street, Pocatello, ID, Garrison Hall, Building 63, Room 726

 

SEPTEMBER 18 & 19, 2020 - COEUR D'ALENE

15 Hour Clinical Supervision for Counselors

Marisa Rapp, Ph.D.

15 CONTACT HOURS OR 1 GRADUATE CREDIT

Workshop Description:

Participation in this workshop fulfills the 15 hour requirement of clinical supervision training needed for the Registered Supervisor designation with the state of Idaho licensing board of Professional Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists (IDAPA rule 24.15.01.200). Participants will gain knowledge and understanding of the various roles and functions of a clinical supervisor. Topics addressed include best practices as a clinical supervisor, state of Idaho requirements, legal and ethical considerations, informed consent and documentation, relationship building with supervisee, models of supervision, multicultural considerations, evaluation, gatekeeping, and supervisor self-care.

 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will learn the functions and roles of a clinical supervisor.
  2. Participantswill learn how to effectively structure supervision. 
  3. Participants will learn various models of supervision to conceptualize their work with supervises and methods in which to deliver supervision. 
  4. Participants will learn the various ethical and legal considerations for delivering supervision.
  5. Participants will learn how to foster an effective working alliance in supervision, with a focus on multicultural issues.

**PLEASE SEE WORKSHOP APPLICATION FORM FOR MORE INFORMATION ON GRADUATE CREDIT

Registration Fee: $200

Friday & Saturday, September 18 & 19, 2020, Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm & Saturday, 8:00am-4:00pm

Location: Coeur d'Alene, ID - Kootenai Health, 2003 Kootenai Health Way, KH-Room 2

 

October

OCTOBER 16, 2020 - POCATELLO

Ethical and Competent Supervision of Supervisees who Provide Counseling Services to Spanish-Speaking Latinx Clients

Edson Andrade, M.S. & Jorge Rosales Lopez, M.S.

3 CONTACT HOURS

Workshop Description:

Professional counselors have an ethical responsibility to serve clients of culturally diverse backgrounds. This includes adapting services to fit the cultural and linguistic needs of clients. A demand exists for counselors to competently serve Latinx clients who speak Spanish (Lopez & Torres-Fernandez, 2019). However, providing services in a language other than English may present an ethical dilemma for supervision practice. On the one hand, ethical codes require supervisors to monitor supervisee services and for counselors to practice within the competence of their training and supervised experiences (American Counseling Association Code of Ethics, 2014; F.1.a., C.2.a.). On the other hand, supervisors often lack native Spanish proficiency but must nonetheless provide this supervision (Perry & Sias, 2018). Thus, the purpose of this workshop is to address ethical concerns and strengthen the supervision rendered to supervisees who serve Spanish-speaking Latinx clients. Through didactic and interactive instruction, attendance of this workshop will result in three objectives: 1) Attendees will be able to identify and address ethical concerns related to Spanish-English bilingual supervision and counseling. 2) Attendees will gain knowledge, awareness, and sensitivity to working with Spanish-speaking Latinx clients and supervisees. 3) Attendees will broaden their skills to enhance Spanish-English bilingual supervision.

Registration Fee: $60

Friday, October 16, 2020 - Fri. 12:00pm-3:00pm

Location: ISU, 1400 E. Terry Street, Pocatello, ID, Garrison Hall, Building 63, Room 726

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