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2015 Mini-Expo 0 N. Leadership Please follow this link to the NVLPC store, where you can pay for your Mini-Expo Vendor Table: NVLPC Mini-Expo Vendor Table, 2015
by N. Leadership
Thursday, August 20, 2015
CBT and Mindfulness Based Groups for Kids & Teens in Mclean 0 L. Granato Registration is now open for CBT Mindfulness based group therapy for kids and teens ages 8-19 (we offer three groups based on age range.)   Click here to view details and registration. Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy combines cognitive behavioral techniques with mindfulness strategies in order to help both kids and teens better understand and manage their thoughts and emotions in order to relieve anxiety, improve self-esteem, coping, and gain healthy social skills.    For more information and to register contact: Call 703-831-8300 or visit   Group Goals Include (but are not limited to) • Increasing Self-Esteem and Self-Awareness • Motivation: Academic and Behavioral • Managing school and homework-related stress  • Understanding and fitting into a Peer Group • Understanding and incorporating body-mind wellness  • Substance Abuse Prevention • Coping with Anxiety • Emotional Regulation
by L. Granato
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
15 CEs: ASIST Suicide Intervention Skills Workshop-FREE 0 M. Short Do you work with clients who have experience with suicide ideation and behaviors? Please join us for a 2-day workshop designed for clinicians and other professional caregivers who work with people who may be at risk for suicide. Learn the most current best practices for safety planning.  June 4th and 5th, 2016, 8:30 AM-4:30 PM both days Falls Church, Virginia This workshop is FREE due to generous funding by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention--National Capital Area. (A fee for Continuing Education credit applies.) Register here:
by M. Short
Thursday, May 26, 2016
VACC Ethics Conference 0 A. Parks The Virginia Association of Clinical Counselors is proud to present our 2015 Fall Conference MORNING SESSION featuring Lourie Reichenberg, MA, LPC DSM-5 AND ICD-10: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW NOW   AFTERNOON SESSION featuring Michael Jeffrey, LPC, LMFT CLINICAL PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY and also featuring Joanne M. Moore, LPC, NCC, BCETS, CCH ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR THE USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA IN CLINICAL BEHAVIORAL HEALTH *****Rate includes: v  6 hours of CEUs (including 2 of ethics) v  Coffee & tea service in the morning v    FULL lunch:  Catered by the venue and includes three types of sandwiches (e.g., tarragon chicken salad on croissant, smoked turkey, havarti & cranberry relish), two vegetables, salad, cookies & brownies, as well as iced tea   Date:                    Friday, November 20, 2015 Schedule:     Registration:                 8:30 to 9:30 AM                                   Morning session:          9:30 to 11:30  (2 Contact hours)                                   Lunch:                          11:30 to 12:30 (provided for those who pre-register!)                                  Afternoon:                    12:30 to 4:30 (4 Contact hours –with 2 of these in ethics) Location:     Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden                                 1800 Lakeside Ave.                                 Richmond, VA 23228   Directions: Cost:  ***** EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION: VACC, VAMFT, VSCSW MEMBERS $95                      IF REGISTERED BEFORE NOV. 6TH! $120 after November 6th *****             Non-members: Early Bird $115; After November 6th $140             Receive VACC Discount if you join VACC      Online Registration:   Membership forms and conference flyers (word doc) print outs   Those wishing to pay by check may send their check, made out to VACC, to: VACC Treasurer The Medical Management Consulting Group, Inc. 154 Newtown Road, Suite B4 Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462   About the Presentations:   DSM-5 and ICD-10: What you Need to Know Now Lourie Reichenberg, MA, LPC Although the DSM-5 resulted in the elimination of disorders such as hypochondriasis and Asperger’s Syndrome, it also enhanced the diagnostic utility of many of the disorders, including substance abuse bipolar disorders, mood disorders, and PTSD. This session will provide the information you need to be up-to-speed, including criteria for the newest disorders (BED, PMDD, DMDD, hoarding) and some of the lesser known specifiers and documentation that are now required. Lourie W. Reichenberg, LPC, author of DSM-5 Essentials, provides an update on DSM-5 and the changes that affect the ICD-10 codes. Learn what you need to know now to make accurate diagnoses. Ethical Considerations for the use of Social Media in Clinical Behavioral Health Joanne M. Moore, LPC, NCC, BCETS, CCH In an age of ever greater use of social media and participation in the communities it creates, clinicians are coming to understand that establishing and maintaining a clinical social media presence is an important aspect of marketing their services and communicating with the public.   In the brief time since social media exploded on the counseling and psychotherapy scene, the number of  apps, programs, website designs, blogs, and more have proliferated exponentially  making  it necessary for professional organizations and regulatory agencies to establish ethical and legal standards to govern and inform their use.  Yet, many clinicians are unaware of their ethical or legal obligations if they opt to extend their professional presence into the social media arena.   Clinicians should be aware of the advancements in the world of social media and remain abreast of developments.  This workshop is designed to facilitate this knowledge.  It is also established to inform participants regarding the ethical and legal implementation and maintenance of social media presence in clinical behavioral health practice by: Providing clear guidance regarding the advantages and potential risks of implementing clinically focused social media Examining the Social Media types to determine those that are useful for clinical purposes. Exploring the legal and ethical requirements for the use of social media in clinical practice. Offering recommendations that can simplify these processes and facilitate profitability and compliance. Clinical Psychopharmacology Michael Jeffrey, LPC, LMFT We have reached the point with medication that we can target certain medications to certain symptoms. With this knowledge, a counselor could point out what the best research says about medication and symptoms so as to advise a client to seek out their primary care doctor for psychiatric medication, rather than wait two months to see a psychiatrist. There are also genetic issues that play out with medication for symptoms. The groups of disorders covered will be Major Depressive Disorder, atypical depression, anxiety, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, ADHD and Borderline Personality Disorder.  
by A. Parks
Friday, October 30, 2015
Mental Health Town Hall - May 7, 2015 0 A. Parks Adventist HealthCare Washington Adventist Hospital and Adventist HealthCare Behavioral Health & Wellness Services are hosting a Mental Health Town Hall on Thursday, May 7 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  The event will bring together mental health treatment providers, program administrators, and other mental health advocates to discuss ways to eliminate the stigma of mental illness, better identify those in need of care, and increase access to mental health care. The event is free and open to the community. Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to Samuel Osborne, Sr., at by Monday, May 4.
by A. Parks
Friday, April 17, 2015
Event April 18th "Outreach to Underserved ADHD Populations" Locked Topic 0 A. Parks See flyer below about upcoming April 18th event sponsored by NOVA CHADD and Chi Sigma Iota.
by A. Parks
Thursday, April 9, 2015
Seeking Referrals 0 G. Rothbaum Hello!  My name is Gina Rothbaum and I am a Resident in Counseling new to this forum. I've been working as a Resident at The Women's Center in Vienna for the last several years, and just recently started renting out some private practice space in Arlington, right near the Ballston metro station.  I specifically work with individual adults and couples, and have experience with anxiety, career transitions/career counseling, depression, emotional abuse, grief & loss, LGBTQI issues, life transitions, panic disorders, pre-marital counseling, relationship issues, self-esteem, separation and divorce, shy bladder syndrome/paruresis, and stress.  I am currently available to see clients on Monday and Friday mornings, and I do have a sliding scale payment system.  My website and contact information and 703-755-0848.  If you have any clients you would like to send my way, I would greatly appreciate it!
by G. Rothbaum
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Fall Ethics Workshop, Nov. 7! 0 N. Leadership Get your ethics CE's at this amazing workshop! And if you aren't signing up for the workshop, please do come by and check out the mini-expo, open to all!
by N. Leadership
Friday, September 12, 2014
2014 Mini-Expo 1 N. Leadership Get your ethics CE's at this amazing workshop! And if you aren't signing up for the workshop, please do come by and check out the mini-expo, open to all!
by N. Leadership
Friday, September 12, 2014
ANNOUNCING FALL SEXUAL ADDICTION GROUP PROGRAMS 0 P. Becker Please be a blessing to a man in need.  Forward or refer a client.  Thank you!Good News!  Two new Sexual Addiction group programs for men will begin on September 9, 2014 and September 11, 2014.  Each will meet from 7:30 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, respectively, at Life Line Counseling Center in Fairfax City.  Well known sex addiction therapist and author, Paul Becker, will conduct both programs.More Good News!  Paul Becker has been working on a new book and it is close to prime time.  His hope is that it will be used as a text book in Counselor Education graduate level programs. Presently, it is going through a professional review and he anticipates the book will be published in the next six to eight months.  In the mean time, the book will serve as an ideal study guide for both group programs.  A copy of the Table of contents is attached.Even better news.  The cost of the program will remain the same as last year.  If you pay for five sessions at a time, $275.00, the cost is $55.00 per 1 ½ hour group session.  If you wish to pay as you go, the cost is $65.00 per 1 ½ hour group session.  As with all counseling sessions, you will not be charged if you give 24 hours advance notice of your inability to attend a session. Please respond to Paul Becker, LPC via phone, 703-591-1890 or by e-mail,  His web site is:  For answers to questions, contact him!
by P. Becker
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Greater Peace: Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction/Cognitive Therapy Group 0 M. McEver Do you know anyone who needs additional help?     Decreasing stress,    Regulating their emotions or    Dealing with difficult thoughts? Then please refer them to a group. Members take part in guided mindfulness meditations, group discussions and experiential exercises. Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction has over 30 years of research showing its effectiveness in decreasing anxiety and depression and increasing participants' clarity, self-confidence and sense of control. MBCT has been shown to be more effective than maintenance antidepressants in preventing recurrent depression.Evening Group in Arlington 8 Tuesdays 7:00 – 9:00 PM7/15 – 9/2 Monthly Mindfulness Group: Register for one session at a timeJuly 19th7 – 8:30 PMWednesday ongoing group7:30 -9:00 TEEN GROUP: starts July 28thTRAINING FOR HELPING PROFESSIONALS:Starts September 5thThanks, Meredith McEver, LCSWwww.a-new-perspective.com703-820-6732
by M. McEver
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Therapy & Wellness Groups: Fall 2014 0 S. Nixon I will be facilitating several short term groups beginning this fall, 2014. "Therapy groups include: Breaking Free from Co-Dependency: A Group for Women"Wellness groups include:" MindBody Skills to Manage Stress: A Skills Based Group for People with Chronic Lyme Disease""Soulful Well-Being Book Group: Mastery of Love" by M. Ruiz; For Individuals & Couples"Say Yes to Weight Loss: Integrative Health Coaching Group for Women"Call for questions. Contact Suzanne: 703.729.0505           Flyer attached.
by S. Nixon
Monday, June 23, 2014
Clinical Supervision Training 0 S. Watson Supervision Training July 18/19/20 - NBCC approved 20 hour Clinical Supervision Training.
by S. Watson
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Upcoming Trainings & Lectures 0 A. Parks 1.Training Program in Affect Regulation, Attachment, and Trauma Level I: Affect Dysregulation, Survival Defenses, and Traumatic Memory STARTING OCTOBER 10TH, 2014 WASHINGTON, DC 80 CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURSTuition (full): $3000 USD Online application and minimum deposit of $500 due to provisionally secure a seat (deposit applied towards total tuition). Interest-free monthly pay plans available. Pay plans must be secured no later than  September 12th , 2014 to officially secure seat. 80 CE hours available for full attendance via the Institute for Continuing Education (included in tuition).  Discounts: 5% for groups of 3-5; 10% for groups of 6 or more; 20% for groups of 10 or more employees from the same organization; 5% for current graduate (Master’s level) students; 5% for attending a prior SPI workshop  Financial Aid: Limited scholarships and awards available for full time non-profit 501(c)3 or state/local government employees, prior learning experience, travel, and work study. Contact: (303) 447-3290 ext. 1 Local Contact: Sara Mindel, (202) 321-3077, APPLY ONLINE:
by A. Parks
Sunday, May 4, 2014
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