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AzCA August Webinar – FREE for Members
Join us for our first webinar on August 8, 2018 from 11 am to 12 pm.  Dr. Donna Sheperis will speak on Marketing of Professional Counselors: What do Our Clients Want? Credentialing is important to the legitimacy of a profession, and to the professional stature of the individuals who practice within that field. However, counselors use different formats to market their qualifications and the result is confusion among consumers. Further complicating client decision making is the fact that most consumers use acronyms to represent credentials and the public is not educated about the differences (e.g., LPC, LCPC, LMHC, NCC, or CCMCH). In order to understand consumer perceptions of counseling credentials, we utilized a quantitative Q Sort methodology due to its ability to provide a “systematic study of subjectivity” (Rozalia, 2008). In other words, we wanted to know which counselor qualifications might play an empirical ole in the selection of a counselor.  For more information and to register click here.

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A New Twist on Mental Health: Running with the Therapist While Discussing Life’s Problems*
The psychotherapist was in running gear: black tank top, black leggings and black shoes. Her hair was pulled back. She carried only her phone. Leaving her office on Elena Avenue in Redondo Beach, Sepideh Saremi crossed a couple of streets, walked down a sloping path to the beach, then began to run north, toward the pier. Had I been her patient, that's when our session would have begun. As we ran along the edge of the ocean, Saremi periodically asked me if I was OK, if the pace was good, if I was comfortable. I had a feeling that she was also reminding me that we were not pals, which struck me as entirely appropriate. Running, I've learned over the decades, is the best kind of therapy. You always feel better after. Combining it with actual talk therapy, as Saremi does, seems like such an obvious practice, I wondered why no one had thought of it already. Turns out, a handful of therapists around the world already have. Read More

*Article authored by Robin Abcarian and published by Los Angeles Times

Upcoming Events
Webinar Series
Marketing of Professional Counselors: What Do Our Clients Want?
August 8, 2018
Online

Coffee Break Networking  
September 7, 2018
Adolescent Self-Harm – Understanding What Self-Harm Is
Location TBD

Clinical Supervision Training
September 15-16, 2018
Phoenix, AZ

AzCA Southern Chapter Conference
September 28-29, 2018
Tucson, AZ

Coffee Break Networking
October 5, 2018
Phoenix, AZ

2019 AzCA Counselors Annual Conference
January 25-26, 2019
Scottsdale, AZ


 

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