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SACES 2018 Conference Preconference Sessions
Thursday, October 11, 2018

For more details about the conference, please go to Conference 2018

Preconference 1 (8:30-11:30am)

Courageous Conversations, Actions and Advocacy in Counselor Education and the Classroom: Lessons Learned from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex
Michelle A. Mitcham & Carly Paro
West A

Courageous conversations, actions and advocacy will address not only strategies for enhancing the multicultural counseling course, but address tools for increasing awareness of microagressions. Examples from everyday life are compared to congruence as counselors and counselor educators. This session focuses on applying the multicultural counseling competencies through experiential activities, navigating the emotional rollercoaster of students’ reactions and making meaning of “in the moment” exchanges. This process-oriented approach will be presented in an interactive and transformational format to include a demonstration, pair-share activities and question and answer. Attendees will have a unique opportunity add to their Multicultural Toolbox.

Preconference 2 (8:30-11:30am)

Teaching New Counselors How to Ethically Navigate Personal and Professional Online Identities
Katherine DeWitt
Palisades I

This presentation is a collaborative discussion on sparking meaningful conversations with students and supervisees on ethically navigating personal and professional use of social media platforms. Participants will have opportunities to discuss issues arising from the continued use and integration of social media in society & brainstorm with the presenter ways to guide students in using professional online identities as tools of advocacy, inclusion, & reducing stigma of mental health issues.

Preconference 3 (8:30-11:30am)

The Growing Edge of Online Learning in Counselor Education
Matthew Lyons, Laura Schmuldt, Imelda Bratton, & Larry Sexton

The growing edge of online counselor education programs is full of both exciting opportunities and has some persistent challenges. This pre-conference workshop will draw from the literature and our own experience with online programs to engage in an in-depth exploration of the development of online counseling programs. The workshop will address the transition from traditional on-ground to online programs, the use of creativity to engage students in synchronous delivery, building community in online programs, gatekeeping (admission-graduation) and wellness for counselor educators in online programs. Pre-conference will engage attendees in via discussion and hands learning.

Preconference 4 (1:00-4:00pm)

Ethical Guidelines for Counselor Educators in School Counselor Training Programs
Mary Hermann & Donna Dockery
Palisades I

Various ethical guidelines inform the work of counselor educators in school counselor training programs. Considering these guidelines, ASCA has proposed ethical standards for counselor educators who train school counselors. Presenters and participants will review these standards as they explore the ethical responsibilities of counselor educators in school counseling programs.

Preconference 5 (1:00-4:00pm)

Exploring Counselor Education Issues and Practices through Digital Media Dialogues
Marty Jencius & Eric Baltrinic
Palisades H

The aim of the preconference session is to assist participants with identifying and applying creative digital media to counselor education professional, program, and practice issues. Specific examples of digital media applications to counselor education are explored. A digital creative approach will be explained, linked to a relevant CE professional topics, and demonstrated through an interactive podcast recording. Resources for incorporating digital creativity into practice are provided.

Preconference 6 (1:00-4:00pm)

Leaders of the New School: Black Male Leadership in Counseling Past to Present
Shon D. Smith, Michael Brooks, Kent Butler, Courtland Lee, Shawn Spurgeon, Linwood Vinreen
West A

National Black Male leadership in our professional association service is at an all-time high. Several Black Males serving on ACA Governing Council, 2 ACA Division Presidents. While these numbers seem low, such a concentration at this present time is noteworthy. This presentation will present the respective challenges, life, and professional enlightenment will be shared. It is this collected acquired lesson that will be passed on to audience members in hopes that they can directly be utilized for others involve in professional association service.

Emerging Leaders Workshop (12:00-5:00pm)

By invitation only in East; selected participants were notified separately. See the Call for Emerging Leaders.

Day of Service Workshop (1:00-5:00pm)

Providing continuing education training addressing trauma in nonprofit organizational settings for Family Justice Center and Children's Recovery Center staff and their community partners. 

CACREP Self-Study (9:00am-5:00pm)

This hands-on workshop will address the process of preparing to write your CACREP Self-Study. It covers the initial planning phase through the actual development and submission of a Self-Study Report. Attention will be given to the CACREP Standards, Policies, program evaluation, and the assessment of student learning. Participants will have the opportunity to view actual self-studies and opportunities to ask individualized questions of CACREP Board member(s), workshop facilitators and/or staff.

Please call the CACREP office at (703) 535-5990 to register

Continuing Education

Southern Association of Counselor Education and Supervision (SACES), has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 2076. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. SACES is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. 

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