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ACA needs your help!

David Kaplan April 26, 2012

The American Counseling Association is seeking help from students and new professionals in designing the 2013 “For Graduate Students and New Professional Only” conference series. ACA wants to hear from you about what should be part of that lineup at the 2013 ACA Annual Conference in Cincinnati next March.

Each year at the Annual Conference, ACA provides education sessions by some of the most famous authors, theorists and leaders on professional counseling on topics specifically chosen by graduate students and new professionals.

Previous “For Graduate Students and New Professionals Only” presentations have included:

 

  • Gerald Corey              Finding a Meaningful Life After Graduate School
  • Gerald Corey, Marianne Corey, & Jamie Bludworth     Becoming a Professional Counselor
  • RebeccaDaniel-Burke               Insider Tips: Landing That First Counseling Job. Finding a Counseling Job in This Lousy Economy
  • Marcheta Evans          What Graduate Students and New Professionals Need to Know About Mindfulness
  • Patricia Arredondo     Making the Most of Supervision
  • Gerald Corey              Finding a Meaningful Life After Graduate School
  • Gerald Corey, Marianne Corey, & Jamie Bludworth     Becoming a Professional Counselor
  • RebeccaDaniel-Burke               Insider Tips: Landing That First Counseling Job. Finding a Counseling Job in This Lousy Economy
  • Marcheta Evans          What Graduate Students and New Professionals Need to Know About Mindfulness
  • Carman Gill &  Stephanie Dailey Got Spirit? Our Clients Do
  • Sam Gladding & Donna Henderson     Keeping the Boundaries From Breaking in Counselor Education: Professor/Student Relationships
  • Jane Goodman            Master Teaching Techniques for Rookie Counselor Educators
  • Allen & Mary Ivey      What Graduate Students and New Professionals Need to Know About Neuroscience
  • Marty Jencius              What Graduate Students and New Professionals Need to Know About Social Media
  • Jeffrey Kottler            What Can I Do With My Counseling Degree? Career Options for Graduate Students and New Professionals
  • Courtland Lee             Let Your Degree be Your Passport: International Opportunities for Graduate Students and New Professionals.
  • Lynn Linde                 Office Politics 101.
  • Sandra Lopez-Baez     Practical Pointers for Graduate Students and New Professionals
  • Chris Moll                   From Backpacks to Briefcases: Making the Transition From Graduate Student to Professional Counselor
  • Jane Myers                  Wellness & Self-Care for Graduate Students and New Professionals
  • Beverly O’Bryant       Knowing me, Supporting Me, and Marketing Me
  • Cynthia Osborne, Pamela Paisley & Jack Culbreth How to Find Post-Grad Supervision on a Shoestring Budget
  • Mark Pope                   How to Get Through Your Dissertation (and Graduate).
  • Anneliese Singh          “Do Ask, Do Tell”: Current LGBTQ Issues in Counseling for Graduate Students and New Professionals

 

ACA strives to pay as much attention as possible to graduate students and new professionals, but we need your help to do so. We would love to have you respond to the following two questions:

1. Other than a faculty member in your own program, who is a famous counselor that you would enjoy seeing (and meeting) at the conference? Who is the person most likely to get the following reaction from you: “I can’t believe I’m seeing her/him in person!”

2. What topic(s) would you like to see at the 2013 conference in the For Graduate Students and New Professionals Only series? Most of our student attendees are enrolled in master’s degree programs, so while we certainly want doctoral level-related programs, we are especially seeking topics that are meaningful to master’s level students and new professionals.

ACA thanks you for your willingness to help construct the 2013 “For Graduate Students and New Professionals Only” series. The ACA Annual Conference is the world’s largest conference for professional counselors (over 3,800 attended the San Francisco conference last month) and we hope that everyone can come to Cincinnati. For information on the conference — including how to submit a proposal before the June 6 deadline — visit counseling.org/conference. Even if you can’t attend, we still would love to have your ideas for the series.

You can send your thoughts directly to ACA by emailing dkaplan@counseling.org.

Thanks,

David Kaplan

ACA Chief Professional Officer

 

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