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AZ Drug Summit – Uniting for Solutions
The Arizona Counselors Association is partnering with local, state and federal organizations, including the AZ Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family to host the first ever statewide poly drug summit. The Arizona Drug Summit – Uniting for Solutions will be held September 24th and 25th at the Black Canyon Conference Center. 

Summit Topics Include:

  • The Role that Trauma Plays in Substance Use and Addiction
  • New Threats Amid an Opioid Crisis - Understanding the Poly Drug Threat
  • Opioid State of Emergency - Next Steps
  • Harm Reduction Practices, Perspectives and Partnerships
  • Keeping Communities Whole Through Collaborative Partnerships
  • Advances in Treating Opioid Use Disorder - Getting People Ready for Treatment into Treatment

The cost for the two day event is $50.

Click here to register

Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners Board Position Vacancy

The AzBBHE will have a counseling position vacancy on their board of directors beginning in January 2019.  The position would serve from January 2019 through January 2022.

Each counseling professional board member shall: 

  1. Be a resident of this state for not less than one year before appointment.
  2. Be an active licensee in good standing. 
  3. Have at least five years of experience in an area of behavioral health.  

Interested applicants should apply via the Governor’s Website here.  The application process can take several months, so interested applicants are encouraged to apply ASAP.

15 Behaviors We Don’t Always Recognize Are Self Harm*

When people talk about “self-harm,” they’re usually referring to self-mutilation behaviors like cutting. But cutting is not the only way people self-harm — in fact, sometimes self-harm doesn’t “look” like self-harm at all. Mighty contributor Catherine Renton wrote eloquently about this in her piece, “The Behavior I Didn’t Realize Was Actually Self-Harm.” Renton realized the casual sex she engaged in was actually a way she had been harming herself. She wrote, Self-harm isn’t always about causing physical pain. It’s continually tugging at that thread that will cause you to unravel. Sadly, what can start as fairly innocuous behavior can lead to more serious harm and even attempts at suicide. Self-harm doesn’t always manifest physically, and self-destructive behavior can crop up in areas of our lives we may not be aware of. 

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*Article authored by Juliette Virzi and published by HuffPost

Upcoming Events
Coffee Break Networking  
September 7, 2018
Adolescent Self-Harm – Understanding What Self-Harm Is
Phoenix, AZ

Webinar Series
September 12, 2018
Ethics in Private Practice

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

AZ Drug Summit – Uniting for Solutions
September 24-25
Phoenix, AZ

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

Coffee Break Networking
October 5, 2018
Phoenix, AZ

Webinar Series
October 17, 2018
Using Metaphor to Empower Psychotherapy

Webinar Series
November 7, 2018
Email Marketing in Private Practice – Converting Followers into Clients

Webinar Series
December 12, 2019
I Don’t Do Court: Being Prepared for Court Involved When You Can’t Opt Out

Webinar Series
January 16, 2019
Tackling the Opioid Crisis through Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

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


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