2019

Pre-Conferences

Current Trends in Supervision – $40
Thursday, June 6, 2019 – 9 to 12 pm

Objectives for this pre-conference include:

1. Participants will gain knowledge related to current trends in state licensure, ethics, and supervision vulnerabilities.
2. Participants will compare specific strategies for effectively navigating challenging situations in supervision.
3. Participants will investigate various effective supervision methods to ensure opportunities for growth in (for the supervisor and supervisee).

Susan Lahey, Ph.D., LMFT

Susan Lahey, Ph.D., LMFT

Presenter

Susan Lahey, PhD is the Director of Graduate Counseling Trevecca Nazarene University, where she has served as full-time faculty since 2007.  In her various roles at Trevecca, Susan has provided leadership in her role as the Doctoral Program Coordinator since 2009 as well as CACREP liaison during the accreditation process.  She began a new role as Director of the program in May of 2017.  She is also the current faculty sponsor for the Chi Sigma Iota division at the school.  Susan previously served as secretary and Middle TN representative within the TN Marriage and Family Therapy Association for 6 years.  She is a licensed marital and family therapist with a private practice focusing upon anxiety disorders and couple crisis.   Dr. Lahey is committed to the mentoring and development of counselors, supervisors, and educators.  In her work as dissertation chair over the last 10 years, her desire to serve her students’ pursuit of counselor identity has only deepened.  Susan has also trained supervisors for many years through the TLPCA and AAMFT organizations. 

Addiction is not a Moral Failure – $40
Thursday, June 6, 2019 – 9 to 12 pm

Dr. Stephen Loyd, Medical Director of JourneyPure

Dr. Stephen Loyd, Medical Director of JourneyPure

Presenter

A nationally recognized thought leader and clinician, Dr. Stephen Loyd has decades of experience in internal medicine, mental health, and substance abuse services. Through a combination of inpatient facilities, outpatient centers, and proprietary coaching services and technologies, JourneyPure delivers a full continuum of integrated, high quality services to assist each patient in becoming and staying healthy.
Loyd’s background includes service as Medical Director and Assistant Commissioner for Substance Abuse Services with the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. He served as Internal Medicine Residency Program Director, Chief of Staff and Education, and Chief of Medicine for Mountain Home VA Medical Center in Johnson City, Tenn.
Loyd was appointed to Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam’s Opioid Workgroup and Public Safety Subcabinet. He received his doctorate at Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University, completing his residency in Internal Medicine. Loyd has been in recovery from opioids and benzodiazepines since 2004.

ACA Ethics Deep Dive: Knowing the ACA Code of Ethics Inside and Out is More Important Than Ever – $50
Thursday, June 6, 2019 – 1 to 4 pm

Dr. Lynn E. Linde, Chief Knowledge and Learning Officer of the American Counseling Association

Dr. Lynn E. Linde, Chief Knowledge and Learning Officer of the American Counseling Association

Presenter

Recent efforts to codify discrimination against our clients have shown that we must all be prepared to define, protect, and defend the ACA Code of Ethics at a moment’s notice. Moving forward as one strong, unified community is by far the best way to preserve the integrity of the counseling profession. We must speak with one clear voice.

In this pre-conference, Dr. Lynn E. Linde, Chief Knowledge and Learning Officer of the American Counseling Association (ACA), will deliver a thoughtful, thorough Code of Ethics deep dive presentation. Attendees will be updated in such areas as professional values, social media, the imposition of counselor personal values, defining the moment ethical responsibility begin, and fee splitting. Attendees will practice ethical decision making and bracketing; skills that protect against malpractice lawsuits and licensing board complaints.

Lynn E. Linde, Ed. D. is the Senior Director of the Center for Counseling Practice, Policy and Research at ACA. She is a graduate of The George Washington University and holds a doctorate in Counseling and an MA in Guidance and Counseling. Lynn came to ACA from Loyola University Maryland, where she was the Director of Clinical Experiences for the School Counseling Program. Prior to Loyola, she was Chief of the Student Services and Alternative Programs Branch at the Maryland State Department of Education, a local school system school counseling supervisor and school counselor. She has held a number of leadership positions in ACA and was the 58th president of the association. She has written and presented extensively, with a focus on ethical and legal issues for counselors and is a True Colors Facilitator. Her work in counseling has been recognized though a number of awards from ACA, the State of Maryland, and other organizations; she is an ACA Fellow.

Healing from Attachment Based Trauma – $40
Thursday, June 6, 2019 – 1 to 4 pm

Objectives for this pre-conference include: 

  1. Define attachment trauma
  2. Identify a treatment plan for attachment based trauma
  3. Identify the role of the therapist in the healing process
  4. Creating opportunity for compassion in the healing process
Alice Stricklin LMFT, MPH

Alice Stricklin LMFT, MPH

Presenter

Alice Stricklin began her career over 10 years ago in the study of Marriage and Family Therapy. Her clinical work focuses on children, teens, and adults who have experienced trauma. After becoming EMDR trained and implementing the practices she learned Alice found that her clients were able to heal from their past and begin forming healthier connections.

Motivated by their success, Alice earned her EMDR certification and eventually became a trainer herself. She is just as passionate about the helping her clients heal as she is about training other clinicians in EMDR therapy.

Alice continues to work with clients of all ages, specifically those who have been impacted by sexual abuse, neglect, childhood abuse, sexual assaults, and spiritual abuse. She has found ways to incorporate the model of EMDR within her therapy.