Monthly Virtual Training

TCA will be hosting monthly virtual training opportunities.  Each month there will be two virtual training sessions at various times and on a variety of subjects.  

Date

Session Title/Topic

Registration

Link

Session

Info

1/21/21

6:00 CST

7:00 EST

Creativity as a Bridge:  Counseling with English Language Learners

Hosted by Smoky Mountain Counseling Association

1 CE available

Free for TCA members, $10 for non-members

 Register Here Session Info here

2/1/21

9:00 am CST

10:00 am EST

 

Solution-Focused Brief Counseling with Dr. Russell Sabella 

Hosted by Middle Tennessee Counseling Association

2.75 CE Available

Free for TCA members, $20 for non-members

 Register Here
Session Info Here 

2/17/21

9:00 am CST

10:00 am EST

Ethics and Wellness Behavior: Counselor Responsibility

Hosted by TCA Ethics Committee

1 CE Available

Free for TCA members, $10 for non-members

 Register Here Session Info Here

3/18/21

5:30 pm CST

6:30 pm EST

Working with LGBTQ+ students and clients in crisis

Hosted by Smoky Mountain Counseling Association

1 CE Available

Free for TCA members, $10 for non-members

Register Here  Session Info Here 

3/25/21

6:00 pm CST

7:00 pm EST

Helping Students See Their Way Forward through the Trauma of Social Injustice

Hosted by TN Association of Multicultural Counseling

**This is NOT a CE Eligible training**
Free for ALL
   

4/15/21

5:30 pm CST

6:30 pm EST

Counselor as Mentor:  Fostering Development in the Counseling Profession

Hosted by TCA Strategic Planning Committee

1 CE Available

Free for TCA members, $10 for non-members

 More Info Coming Soon!  

 



January - Hosted by SMCA

Date and Time: Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 6:00 CST/ 7:00 EST

Title: Creativity as a Bridge:  Counseling with English Language Learners

Presenters: Loidaly M. González-Rosario, M.S., NCC  and  Jennifer M. Hightower M.S., N.C.C.

Session Overview:  Loidaly M. González-Rosario and Jennifer M. Hightower will use their backgrounds in school counseling and clinical mental health counseling to present on how counselors of all specialties can better connect and serve ELL students and clients.

Objectives: 

  1. Participants will understand the academic, health, and economic barriers to holistic development of ELLs.
  2. Participants will understand the protective factors of ELLs.
  3. Participants will explore various creative interventions which support the development of ELLs in counseling

Presenter Bio: 

Loidaly M. González-Rosario (she/her/hers) is a doctoral candidate at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Prior to her doctoral studies she practiced as a teacher and then a professional school counselor in Miami for five years. Her dissertation focuses on working with culturally and linguistically diverse students.

Jennifer Hightower (she/her/hers) is a doctoral candidate at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She is trained as a clinical mental health counselor and specializes in crisis, suicidality, and multicultural issues in practice and research. Her dissertation is focused on competencies for working with LGBTQ+ clients.

Register Here

 

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February - Hosted by MTCA

Date and Time: Monday, February 1, 2021 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm CST/ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm EST

Title: Solution-Focused Brief Counseling

Presenters: Dr. Russell Sabella

Session Overview:  This experiential workshop is designed for both beginning and experienced school counselors, psychologists, social workers, educators, and other human service professionals who want to learn an innovative approach to empowering their students, parents, and other stake holders. Being solution-focused means that you will more effectively help students recognize and utilize their strengths, opportunities, and resources. Russ Sabella uses information, video demonstration, and participant exercises to enhance solution-focused understanding and competencies. Workshop participants will explore how this approach can become a guide in various aspects of their work including individual counseling, small groups, classroom lessons, parent conferences, and classroom management.

Objectives: 

  • Identify the major principles of the Solution-Focused Brief Counseling and Consultation (SFBC) approach.
  • Help students, parents, and teachers to identify and move toward solutions to reach their goals.
  • Use innovative SFBC interview methods that initiate change in the first meeting.
  • Implement the five-step Solution-Focused Brief Counseling and Consultation change process.
  • Learn how to facilitate positive change among the whole system (e.g., teachers, parents, and friends).
  • Better move the focus from complaints to goals.
  • Integrate other delivery methods such as solution-focused groups, psychoeducation (classroom lessons), guided imagery, and parent-teacher conferences using the SFBC model; and
  • Learn about resources, including web sites, for further SFBC professional development.

Presenter Bio: 

Dr. Russell A. Sabella, is a professor of counseling in the Marieb College of Health Professions at Florida Gulf Coast University and president of Sabella & Associates. He has been practicing and trained thousands of counseling professionals in Solution-Focused Brief Counseling and Consultation for over 25 years. Russ is also author of the newly published Solution-Focused School Counseling: The Missing Manual.

Bio: http://schoolcounselor.com/about/

Vita: https://bit.ly/sabella-vita

Register Here

 

February (2)- Hosted by TCA Ethics Committee

Date and Time: Monday, February 17, 2021 at 9:00 am - 10:30 am CST/ 10:00 am - 11:30 am EST

Title: Ethics and Wellness Behavior: Counselor Responsibility

Presenters: Jay Tift: LPC-MHSP and Mary G. Mayorga, Ph.D., LPC-MHSP

Session Overview:  

Lack of wellness behavior among counselors can lead to ethical issues with levels of counselor competency and therapeutic effectiveness. Ethical responsibility of all counselors is to maintain counselor competency, including in the area of mental and physical wellness. Counselor Educators have a responsibility to help counselors in training gain:

  • awareness of the potential for burnout and stress; leading to “levels of incompetency” in their professional life
  • lack of counselor competency may lead to potential for harm to the client
  • lack of counselor competency may lead to potential for malpractice
  • research and data in the area of wellness and the lack of will be utilized in the presentation

Objectives: 

  1. Importance of infusing wellness education into counseling program for counselors in training: Research data

  2. Importance of teaching counselors in training how to identify burnout and stress in their personal and professional lives: Research data

  3. Importance of teaching appropriate strategies to help counselors in training incorporate wellness behavior into their personal and professional lives: Research data

Presenter Bio: 

Jay Tift and Mary Mayorga are both LPC-MHSP in Tennessee with extensive experience in the field of ethics. Mr. Tift is presently in private practice and also finishing his doctoral degree in Counselor Education. Dr. Mayorga is an Associate Professor at Belmont University in the Clinical Mental Health Program.

Register Here

 

March - Hosted by SMCA

Date and Time: Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST/ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST

Title: Working with LGBTQ+ Clients and Students in Crisis: Practical Skills and Approaches

Presenters: Jennifer M. Hightower M.S., N.C.C. and Loidaly M. González-Rosario, M.S., NCC

Session Overview:  SMCA is excited to host TCA’s Monthly Webinar March 18th 6:00 PM CST | 7:00 PM EST. Jennifer M. Hightower and Loidaly M. González-Rosario will use their backgrounds in clinical mental health counseling and school counseling to present on working with LGBTQ+ clients and students who are in crisis. The webinar will feature understanding the unique stresses this population faces as well as practical approaches  1 clock hour of NBCC credit or professional development provided.

Objectives: 

  • Participants will understand the interconnected nature of stress, crisis, and trauma in the LGBTQ+ community
  • Participants will conceptualize LGBTQ+ clients and students experiencing suicidality through the Interpersonal Theory of Suicide
  • Participants will explore practical skills to use with LGBTQ+ clients and students who are in crisis
Presenter Bio: 

Jennifer Hightower (she/her/hers) is a doctoral candidate at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She is trained as a clinical mental health counselor and specializes in crisis, suicidality, and multicultural issues in practice and research. Her dissertation is focused on competencies for working with LGBTQ+ clients.


Loidaly M. González-Rosario (she/her/hers) is a doctoral candidate at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Prior to her doctoral studies she practiced as a teacher and then a professional school counselor in Miami for five years. Her dissertation focuses on working with culturally and linguistically diverse students.

Register Here

 



 

Past Training Events

August 2020 TnSCA - Best Practices for New Counselors
September 2020 SMCA - Self-Care: Practice Now Before You Need It
September 2020 TnSCA - Strategies for Culturally Responsive Advocacy in Schools
October 2020 LCA - Fall Virtual Happy Hour Meet and Greet - Networking
October 2020 TCA - Building Community in Counseling Organizations during Covid-19
November 2020 TCA - Annual Conference
   
   
   
   

 



 The Tennessee Counseling Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 2043. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Tennessee Counseling Association is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.