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AzCA E-News – ACA’s Chief Professional Officer, David M. Kaplan, to Speak at AzCA 2019 Counselor Annual Conference

ACA’s Chief Professional Officer, David M. Kaplan, to Speak at AzCA 2019 Counselor Annual Conference
You are invited to attend the 2019 AzCA Counselor Annual Conference to be held January 25-26 at the Courtyard Scottsdale Salt River in Scottsdale, AZ.  Due to overwhelming demand, we have invited ACA’s Chief Professional Officer David M. Kaplan to join us once again in 2019.  David will present his session Raising the Bar: Critical New Concepts in the ACA Code of Ethics, and a new session, Keeping Up With the Counseling Profession: Current Issues on the National Level. 

David M. Kaplan, Ph.D., NCC, is a Past President of the American Counseling Association and its current Chief Professional Officer. He is also a Past President of the International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors, the New York Counseling Association, and the New York Association of Marriage and Family Counselors. David’s experience includes eighteen years in private practice and college counseling settings as well as twenty-five years of experience as a counselor educator. Dr. Kaplan’s publications include one book, nine book chapters/ contributions and forty journal articles. He has conducted 370 professional presentations on such topics as counseling ethics, professional issues in counseling, family counseling, and counseling association management. 

For more information on these sessions and to register for the 2019 Counselor Annual Conference, click here.

AzCA Clinical Supervision Training January 26-27, 2019 in Scottsdale
This two-day training will provide participants with 12 hours of education in supervision methods, models and techniques, roles and responsibilities of a clinical supervisor, techniques specific to supervising counselors in the tasks of diagnosis, treatment planning and providing treatment and evaluation of supervisees in their work of assessment, treatment planning and providing treatment. This training will also cover the ethical guidelines and legal requirements for supervisors, using the 2014 Code of Ethics from the American Counseling Association and the most recent Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners statutes and rules. Participants can choose to attend a one-day training which will provide 6 hours of education reviewing supervision methods, models and techniques, roles and responsibilities of the supervisor and provide opportunity to practice in providing feedback and evaluation to supervisees in their work. Click here to register.

Webinar Series: I Don’t Do Court: Being Prepared for Court Involved When You Can’t Opt Out
Our popular webinar series (FREE for members) continues on Wednesday, December 12 with a presentation from Ann M. Ordway, JD, PhD. The adversarial nature of a court proceeding seems antithetical to the counseling process - and many counselors seek to avoid court-involved roles. However, the decision to refrain from knowingly taking on roles that require court involvement does not insulate a counselor from being subpoenaed to testify in a legal matter connected to one of their clients. This workshop will focus on increasing counselor preparedness for court involvement when the counselor can't opt out. Ann, an attorney and counselor educator, will familiarize attendees with terminology associated with legal proceedings and with what to do in response to receipt of a subpoena. Participants will also learn more about intentional roles a counselor can fill, such as expert witness, evaluator, and parenting coordinator - and how those roles can align with the holistic nature of counselor identity. 

Ann M. Ordway, JD, PhD, is a core faculty member with the on-campus Counselor Education Department at the University of Phoenix. She was a practicing attorney for 25 years, with a practice focus on high conflict family litigation, including intimate partner violence, custody matters, and child protective services proceedings. Dr. Ordway is a family mediator, child advocate, and parenting coordinator. She is an active member of the American Counseling Association and has presented Learning Institutes at the annual conferences four years in a row. Ann is a Trustee for the Association of Creativity in Counseling, and the Chair of the Emerging Leaders Committee for the International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors.

AzCA Career Center
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Office Space for Lease in Milton H. Erickson Foundation Building, Phoenix
Office for lease. Centrally located near several major freeways, this 130-square foot space is in the Milton H. Erickson Foundation building at 2632 E. Thomas Rd. Ste. 201, Phoenix, AZ 85016. The office has sound conditioned walls and ceiling with a solid core door (all for sound reduction), a private entrance, waiting room, testing and observation room, and bathroom. Covered parking is also available. $500 per month. Please call (602) 956-6196.

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