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05/13/2019

AzCA E-News - Meet Michael Hartley, AzCA Treasurer

Meet Michael Hartley, AzCA Treasurer

Michael HartleyDr. Michael T. Hartley is an associate professor in the Counseling Program at The University of Arizona. Much of his scholarship on ethics has targeted distributive justice issues and therefore his scholarship on ethical obligations has focused on the importance of promoting resilience and of advocating against ableism or the preference for able-bodiedness. Dr. Hartley was the primary investigator of grants to promote resilience among military veterans with spinal cord injuries and youth with disabilities during the school-to-work transition. Most recently, his research on ethical issues in rehabilitation counseling practice were used to guide recent revisions to the 2017 Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor (CRCC) Code of Ethics, a taskforce he served on.  Dr. Hartley is knowledgeable about the profession and professional practice of rehabilitation counseling, and is committed to defining and better preparing rehabilitation counselors to work ethically and effectively with persons with disabilities.


AzCA Clinical Supervision Training in Flagstaff July 13-14

Join us for our Clinical Supervision Training in Flagstaff on July 13-14 at Northern Arizona Healthcare Flagstaff Medical Center. The 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 may also attend as 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. Participants may attend either day of the training as a one-day session.

For more information, schedule, and to register, please click here.


Anxiety 'Epidemic' Brewing on College Campuses, Researchers Find

The number of 18- to 26-year-old students who report suffering from anxiety disorder has doubled since 2008, perhaps as a result of rising financial stress and increased time spent on digital devices, according to preliminary findings released Thursday by a team of UC Berkeley researchers.

The percentage of all students nationally who reported being diagnosed with or treated for anxiety disorder climbed from 10 percent in 2008 to 20 percent in 2018, according to the findings by a research team led by Richard Scheffler, a professor at the Goldman School of Public Policy and School of Public Health.

Rates of anxiety disorder grew at higher rates for students who identified as transgender, Latinx and black, and they increased the closer all students got to graduation.

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Written by  Will Kane,  and published in Medical Press


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