Conferences, Workshops & Events

New Mexico Counseling Association Presents:

NMCA 2019 Annual Conference
Empowering All: Counseling Across the Lifespan

March 22-23, 2019
Embassy Suites Albuquerque
1000 Woodward Pl NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102
*Registration Coming Soon*

 

CALL FOR PROPOSALS – Deadline November 16, 2018

Please Read the Following Information & Guidelines Before Applying Below

We are now accepting proposals for our 2019 annual conference “EMPOWERING ALL: COUNSELING ACROSS THE LIFESPAN.” It is our goal to draw on the unique strengths of our community, our clients, and our fellow counselors to inspire growth and efficacy throughout an individual’s life. We understand the difficulty clients and counselors alike may face when encountering challenges at each developmental stage and value the creativity of our interventions.
We encourage proposals that may highlight creative processes, practices, methods, and techniques that address the distinctive challenges New Mexican’s face regarding mental health and wellness including the following focus areas:
      1. Counseling Theory/Practice and the Counseling Relationship.
      2. Human Growth and Development.
      3. Social and Cultural Foundations.
      4. Group Dynamics and Counseling.
      5. Career Development and Counseling.
      6. Assessment.
      7. Research and Program Evaluation.
      8. Counselor Professional Identity and Practice Issues.
      9. Wellness and Prevention.
We are interested in presentations that are practical, hands-on that demonstrate to audience members the “how to” do this in their own practice, as well as presentations that are focused on prevention, intervention and recovery (broadly defined).
Conference Audience:
As attendees represent the diversity of the larger field of counseling, we invite potential presenters to consider the application of their work in the contexts of school counseling, mental health counseling, as well as with diverse types of clients. Attendees may work in private practice, agencies, K-12, higher education, corrections, and within state and federal government. We ask that all presentations are compliant with ADA standards, and that presenters keep this in mind when developing activities for attendees.
Instructions/Requirements:
      a. All presenters must provide their own laptops and handout materials.  Projectors and screens will be available in each room.
      b. All proposals must be submitted electronically.  Proposals submitted in any other format will not be considered.
      c. Primary presenters must:
                    i.   Hold a graduate degree in a mental health field from a regionally accredited educational institution; and
                    ii.  Be qualified by appropriate education, experience, and/or training to present/author the particular subject
                         matter, or author the publication concerning the subject matter. must hold an advanced degree (master’s or
                         higher) in a mental health field or demonstrate competency through appropriate education, training, or
                         professional expertise with regard to the topic presented.
      d. Presenters are responsible for all travel expenses including but not limited to lodging, transportation, and meals.
      e. Presenters may not submit presentations that in nature promote a product or service, or sell any products or services during the session. Presenters who wish to sell products or services must purchase exhibit space.
      f. Presenters must register for the conference by Friday, February 23, 2018. This year’s selected presenters will receive 20% off conference registration.

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR PROPOSAL

*Please Note – CE hours will be formally approved once all conference proposals are received, accepted and submitted for approval to NMCA.

The New Mexico Counseling Association (NMCA) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 2032. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The New Mexico Counseling Association (NMCA) is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.


New Mexico Mental Health Counselors Association Presents:

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October 1, 2018 is the Registration Deadline

Conference Pricing

Members – $150
Non-Members – $180

Overview

The New Mexico Mental Health Counseling Association Board has been working to put together a conference to further develop the desperately needed skills that EMDR therapist have. The purpose of this conference is to enhance and build on the skills that our peers have developed serving the people of New Mexico using this evidence-based therapy.

EMDR is one of the strongest evidence-based treatment models being used in the field today. Ongoing research continues to expand the uses and populations that this treatment is able to help and to identify increasingly significant recovery rates for clients who are engaging in EMDR with trained professionals

Description

All of the included workshops meet the requirements of the Counseling Theory/Practice and the Counseling Relationship NBCC content area. Attending the full day will provide 6 NBCC CE Hours. Lunch will be provided on site for attendees.

Schedule

Registration 8:30-9

9:00 – 10:30 EMDR with Children and Adolescents

10:40 – 12:10 Integrating IFS and EMDR to address Complex PTSD and Other Mental Health Issues

12:10 – 12:40 Lunch provided on site

12:40 – 2:40 Using EMDR with Couples and Families

2:50 – 4:10 Using EMDR to treat Military Members and Veterans who have experienced Sexual Trauma or MST

4:10-4:45 Questions and Social

The New Mexico Counseling Association is an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 2032. The New Mexico Counseling Association solely is responsible for this program, including the awarding of NBCC credit.
*See additional CE Hour details at the bottom of this page.

Workshops

EMDR with Children and Adolescents: Kate Bunch, LPCC

  • Participants will learn how to use EMDR equipment with children and teens.
  • Participants will learn to incorporate play, books, art and other materials into EMDR.
  • Participants will learn how to create a flow to the process of family based EMDR.
  • Participants will learn an assessment process for trauma informed work.

 

Integrating IFS and EMDR to address Complex PTSD and Other Mental Health Issues: Elaine J. Casquarelli, M.ED., Ed.S., LMHC, EMDR & IFS

  • Participants will learn the distinctions between IFS and other theories that work with multiplicity of the personality (e.g., Ego State Therapy, Voice Dialogue, etc.)
  • Participants will learn how to access and develop relationships with their own and their clients’ parts for therapeutic purposes
  • Participants will learn strategies for integrating parts into EMDR processing

 

Using EMDR with Couples and Families: Peggy Moore, LCSW & Dr. Lisa Johnson

  • Participants will learn about the use of EMDR in the Family setting.
  • Participants who are trained in EMDR will gain another way of using the method with couples, and families.
  • Participants who have not been trained in EMDR will gain an understanding of how EMDR works and its effectiveness.

 

Using EMDR to treat Military Members and Veterans who have experienced Sexual Trauma or MST: Lora Smalley, LMFT

  • Participants will learn a basic understanding of military mission and how mental health diagnosis can impact service members career
  • Participants will learn how to define what Military Sexual trauma is and how it differs from other types of trauma
  • Participants will learn how command can complicate their access to services and exacerbate the traumatic experience
  • Participants will learn how to determine time line and how this could impact their options when trauma occurred
  • Participants will learn about how it’s not only women: men who have had MST and how this can complicate their treatment
  • Participants will learn how to adapt the EMDR protocol to address and target these pieces that can help unstick a SUD

Cancellation Policy

There will be a 50% Refund up until October 1st for cancellations. After October 1st, there will be no refund for cancellations. Please make cancellation requests by email to NMMHCA@gmail.com

Contact

For questions about the workshop or registration please contact the New Mexico Mental Health Association at NMMHCA@gmail.com.

For further information about the CE Hours or NBCC approval please contact NMCA directly at nmca.info@gmail.com
New Mexico Counseling Association
P.O. BOX 25423
Albuquerque, NM 87125


The New Mexico School Counselors Association Presents:

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Conference Pricing

Standard Registration (valid through October 28th)

Members – $130
Student/Retired Members – $35
Non-Members – $165

Late Registration (begins October 29th)

Members -$150
Student/Retired Members -$55
Non-Members – $185

***Registration with Purchase Order (PO) requires a $10.00 processing fee.***
Details available at nmsca.org.

Description

All of the included workshops meet the requirements of the Counseling Theory/Practice and the Counseling Relationship NBCC content areas. Attending the full day will provide 6 NBCC CE Hours.

The New Mexico Counseling Association is an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 2032. The New Mexico Counseling Association solely is responsible for this program, including the awarding of NBCC credit.

*See additional CE Hour details at the bottom of this page.

Schedule & Workshops

7:30am-8:00am
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8:00am – 8:10am
WELCOME

8:10 am – 9:40am
Enhancing Your Datability with Technology
This presentation takes a practical look at how to use high-tech tools in a useful and practical manner. This is a “nuts and bolts” demonstration for making data an important part of your comprehensive school counseling program. From data-driven decision making, to monitoring progress, to reporting the positive impact you’re having on kids – this presentation will de-mystify how it’s done. participants will learn how to create a “narrated, multi-media, self-advancing results report” – a digital story that inspires others about how you add value to the overall educational mission.
• Access relevant achievement and other types of data four different ways.
• Disaggregate data.
• Analyze data from pre to post.
• Create impactful charts.
• Develop a multimedia closing the gap report.
• Promote your results to important stakeholders.

9:40am –  9:50am
BREAK

9:50am – 11:20 am
Enhancing Your Datability with Technology Cont …

11:20am – 12:50pm
LUNCH ON YOUR OWN

1:00pm – 2:30pm
Technology Tips, Tricks, and Shortcuts
Learn about the most powerful features of various applications including word processing, spreadsheet, web browsing, and social networking. Dr. Sabella will share his most coveted tips, tricks, and shortcuts to help you become more effective, efficient, and have more fun in your work! Lots of handouts and time for questions and answers. • Learn four advanced ways to deal with PDF’s including creating, converting, and completing. • Identify two technologies for producing more polished materials (flyers, handouts, worksheets, etc.).
• Identify four ways to use Microsoft Word that you probably have not thought of including mail merge, autocorrect, and styles, and objects.
• Increase awareness of Google apps that you probably haven’t even heard of (e.g., Voice and Scholars) and didn’t know you needed.
• Understand addons, add-ins, and extensions across various applications – all meant to put important functions at your fingertips.

2:30pm – 2:40pm
BREAK

2:40pm – 4:10pm
Helping Students Stay out of High-Tech Trouble
Information technology in general, and social networking in particular, affords us tremendous power for communicating and collaborating seemingly at the speed of thought. In a matter of moments, the boundaries between our personal and professional lives can become blurred and the consequences grave. This workshop will help the participant help kids to be more intentional about the development and management of his or her online reputation.
• Understand five best practices for reducing online risks among students and their families, including cyberbullying and sexting.
• Understand the importance of helping kids become upstanders.
• Clarify the myths versus realities, especially with cyberbullying.
• Understand the importance and challenges with student reporting. • Recognize resources, tools, and services that promote a positive digital reputation.

4:10pm – 5:00pm
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Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be requested 30 days prior to event. No refunds will be offered beyond this deadline, even in the case of inclement weather. To request a refund please email nmca.info@gmail.com. Thank you.

Contact

For questions about the workshop or registration please contact the New Mexico School Counselors Association at nmscapresident@gmail.com

For further information about the CE Hours or NBCC approval please contact NMCA directly at nmca.info@gmail.com
New Mexico Counseling Association
P.O. BOX 25423
Albuquerque, NM 87125


*Please Note – CE hours will be formally approved once all conference proposals are received, accepted and submitted for approval to NMCA.

The New Mexico Counseling Association (NMCA) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 2032. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The New Mexico Counseling Association (NMCA) is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.