Thank you for making the Fall 2017 a success! The topic was Ethical Wellness: Addressing Issues of Ethics & Self-Care for Counselors and below are the presentations from October 20, 2017 in pdf format.
If you attended the conference, review your experience and collect your CEUs.
Morning Presentation: Ethics in Clinical Practice (Download Presentation)
This presentation will discuss the operationalization of ethical principles as a treatment modality in creating bounda ries, a climate of trust, and stability in the counseling session. It will include a review of Ethical Principles and the Code of Conduct for LCPCs. The presenter will identify and discuss ways unethical psycho-social violations manifest in the therapeutic environment, with a focus on such contributing factors as trauma, relationship, and personality development.
About the Presenter:
Candice Richardson Dickens, LCPC, LCADC, LPC, ACS is a graduate of Bowling Green State University and The College of New Paltz. She has been practicing counseling for 26 years and is dually licensed in mental health and addiction counseling in the state of Maryland and the District of Columbia. Her specialty is using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Hypnosis, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Imago Counseling and Mindfulness Mediation to help clients achieve their personal goals of becoming their more authentic and fulfilled selves.
Her ethics expertise comes from seven years of experience serving as an LCPC member on the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists where she worked on the ethics committee.
Afternoon Presentation: Self Care for Mental Health Professionals (Download Presentation)
As counselors you advise your clients regarding self-care, but with the built-in stressors of the profession, it is prudent to consider how you are doing with your own self-care. Using the six dimensions of the wellness model, recommended by the National Wellness Institute, you will be guided through a holistic approach to caring for yourself.
About the Presenter:
Dr. Shauna Moore Reynolds, Ed.D., LCPC-S, LPC, NCC, ACS is an Adjunct Professor at Johns Hopkins University in the Department of Education, a former Associate Professor at Loyola University of Maryland in the Department of Pastoral Counseling and the owner of SMR Counseling Services. Dr. Reynolds holds a doctorate degree in Counselor Education and Supervision from Texas Southern University, and provides psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and families in crisis with a focus on anxiety, depression and posttraumatic stress. Dr. Reynolds' past experience includes positions with Texas Department of Protective Services, The District of Columbia Attorney General's Office, The United States Attorney's Office and The Department of Justice. Dr. Reynolds has served her community by using her own experiences with domestic violence to share with others on how to recognize healthy relationships, how to recognize abuse, and resources for leaving abusive relationships.