Session B3. Ballroom D-E. 1.5 CE hours.  Essential Maps for Every Counseling Session – Ed Jacobs, PhD, LPC and Chris Schimmel, EdD, NCC, LPC

This workshop will focus on five maps that can be used in all sessions.  Presenters will discuss two process maps: RCFFC (rapport, contract, focus, funnel, close) and the Depth Chart (used to evaluate the depth of your session).  Also presented will be theoretical maps that help in the initial assessment of the problem (Transactional Analysis and REBT) and how listening with these maps in mind help frame and guide the session.  One other map will be presented and discussed: Stages of Change.  The importance of this map will be thoroughly discussed and demonstrated.

Learning Objectives: 1. Participants will be able to better understand the use of the RCFFC map. 2. Participants will be able to use the Depth Chart to improve their sessions. 3. Participants will be able to use TA and REBT as a map to help assess the problem being presented. 4. Participants will be able to better understand how to use Stages of Change to help determine how to proceed.

Session B4. Ballroom B-C. 1.5 CE hours. Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity 101 (Part 1)Selina Vickers, MA, LSW

This fun and interactive workshop will help participants to understand basic terminology, understand WV law and learn techniques that provide respect to everyone regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity.  Anyone that has a desire to learn factual information, terminology and strategies for providing a safe space for LGBTQIA individuals will find this workshop helpful.

Learning Objectives 1. Understand basic terminology related to sexual orientation and gender identity. 2. Understand WV law and WVDE policy related to sexual orientation and gender identity. 3. Participants will have the information to transform their office or clinical setting into a safe space for LGBTQIA individuals. 4. Identify and practice techniques that provides respect and equity to all students regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity.

Session B5. Huntington Room. 1.5 CE hours. Connections Matter (Part 1) – Michele Baranaskas, MSW, LCSW (limited to 25 attendees)

This session is designed to engage participants in a discussion around building caring connections with children and families to improve resiliency. Participants will gain a better understanding of trauma-informed care, brain development as it relates to trauma, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), resilience and health. The session includes action-planning and next steps for how to make a difference through trauma-informed care and implementation.

Learning Objectives 1. Understand the impact of stress and trauma on a child’s development and support families in reducing children’s exposure to stress. 2. Apply relationship-based practices and family-centered practices to support the family in reducing risks that may negatively affect child health and development. 3. Provide families with information and strategies to promote social and emotional development. 4. Understand, acknowledge, and support families with emotions associated with grief, loss, and coping with a child’s disability or challenges. 5. Respond sensitively to families’ concerns, ways of coping, and child-rearing practices. 6. Engage in respectful, goal-oriented partnerships with families to promote parent-child relationships and family well-being. 7. Recognize the impact of family stress on child development and family function and work closely with the family to link them to appropriate community resources. 8. Empower families to find ways to support their children as they develop (i.e., planning, goal setting). 9. Promote interaction between families and the community. 10. Encourage families to use services for children in the community (i.e., library, story time, field trips). 11. Implement strength-based, family-centered practices that engage families in meaningful decision-making opportunities. 12. Supports and encourages families to identify and use a network of formal and informal supports (i.e., neighborhood groups, faith/spiritual communities, civic organizations, parent support groups). 13. Implement creative ways to provide families with support. 14. Advocate for needed services and resources for families

Event Timeslots (1)

Nov. 1 (Day 2)