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05/02/2019

AzCA E-News - Meet Jill Follensbee, AzCA Secretary

Meet Jill Follensbee, AzCA Secretary

JillJill Follensbee has worked in the behavioral health field for more than 15 years. She attained independent licensure in 2013 and has been a Clinical Director for more than four years. Jill began her behavioral health career working with adolescents in a residential treatment center, then moved on to work in an outpatient setting until becoming an HCTC provider for three and a half years while attending graduate school.  Her post-graduate background experience includes facilitating groups for DV offenders and SA adults in the Drug Court system. When Jill isn’t working to inspire future counselors and improve the quality of care for the Gila River Tribal population in her current position, she enjoys spending time travelling, trying out new cuisines and spending time with her husband and two dogs.


AzCA Webinar Series Continues on May 8

Our webinar series is held throughout the membership year, both live and on-demand.  Fellow AzCA members and counseling profession experts will provide members with valuable and current information to enhance and better the counseling field.  Each webinar is typically held on a Wednesday from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm Arizona Time.  Webinars will be 45 minutes in length, with 15 minutes of Q&A at the end. Our next webinar, Parenting Coordination: A New Frontier for Professional Counselors, is scheduled for Wednesday, May 8 at 11:00 am Arizona Time.

Parenting Coordination: A New Frontier for Professional Counselors

High conflict families make up a relatively small percentage of the 1.2 million divorces that occur each year in the United States. Yet, these families also seem to utilize the lion's share of resources available through the courts for conflict management. Parenting coordination is an out-of-court intervention designed to facilitate communication between feuding parents, manage conflict, and keep children out of the middle. Due to their unique training and holistic approach, professional counselors are well situated to serve as parenting coordinators with high conflict parents during and after divorce. However, parenting coordination remains a relatively untapped market for counselors. This workshop will focus on unique character traits associated with high conflict families, offer an overview of the parenting coordination role, and highlight why professional counselors are well suited for the role.

Ann OrdwayAnn 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. 

The Arizona Counselors Association is an NBCC-Approved CE Provider. Participants can earn 1 CE for this event. This is a FREE event for members, and $75 for non-members.

Go to www.CounselorCE.org for more details and to register!


Not Talking About Mental Health Is Literally Killing Men

Our mission at MensHealth.com has always been to help men build themselves into better men. Stronger men. Healthier men. Rooted in science and expert opinion, our content translates dense topics into easily digestible, actionable health advice. Piecemeal, the concepts are sound and effective. But overall health must be viewed holistically.

One of the most integral components is your mind. Your mental health is inseparable from your physical health. Not a revolutionary concept, but what is astounding is the stigmatization that still surrounds men who dare to talk about their mental struggles. As we move into Mental Health Awareness Month this May, we hope to change that.

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Written by Sean Evans and published in Men’s Health


Beautiful and quiet professional office suite for lease

This beautiful and quiet professional office suite has been designed and renovated for the specific needs of therapists in private practice. Each clinician operates their independent business. Offices are available for lease.

office

Highlights: 
- Installation of high-grade sound-absorbant insulation materials in walls, ceilings, and doors to ensure privacy and prevent noise disruptions 
- Canned lighting with dimmer function for preferred ambiance 
- Window'd offices with rolling blinds 
- New flooring, new office doors, and freshly painted walls 
- Security system/camera with live streaming video to view client arrival from office electronic devices 
- Panic Buttons in offices for safety 
- Waiting area with comfortable, inviting seating 
- In-suite private kitchenette with sink, microwave, refrigerator, and table-top/stools; accessible to therapists 
- Restroom accessible to both therapists and clients 
- Private outdoor atrium with desert landscape, water features, and seating; accessible to therapists 
- High-speed internet 
- Large parking area 
- Conveniently located off 101 
- Located in medical complex; ideal for networking and referrals 

Ownership: Property is owned by Affinity Row, LLC 
Address: 9590 E. Ironwood Square Drive Scottsdale, AZ 85258 
Contact: For more information, contact Sonya K. Bettendorf at sonya@drsonyabettendorf.com

>> CLICK HERE to submit your listing to the AzCA website. <<

All submitted classified listings will be posted for ONE month unless AzCA is notified by the seller that the item has been sold. Your listing is free for AzCA members and $50 for non-members. 


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