2020

Pre-Conferences

Understanding the supervision process:
Ethical and legal issues and risk management strategies- $45

Thursday, May 14, 2020 – 9 to 12 pm

This preconference session is designed to provide detailed information about the nuts and bolts of the supervision process. The presenter will review general information about the supervision process and highlight its relevance to the mental health counseling profession. The presentation will include an analysis of ethical issues as they relate to counseling supervision. Attendees will work in small groups to review case studies relevant to the supervision process. Finally, the presenter will provide the attendees with relevant risk management strategies and answer any questions related to supervision.

Objectives for this pre-conference include:

  1. Participants will understand the general aspects of the supervision process.
  2. Participants will increase their awareness of the ethical and legal components of the supervision process.
  3. Participants will learn different risk management strategies for continued work with supervisees.
Shawn Spurgeon

Shawn Spurgeon

Presenter

Two Best Practices for Suicide Assessment and Intervention – $45

Thursday, May 14, 2020 – 9 to 12 pm

In this practical session, we will explore two best practices for suicide assessment and intervention. First, participants will learn how to use the Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS) and converge C-SSRS results with additional contextual information to identify necessary level of care for clients with suicidal ideation. Then, participants will learn considerations for outpatient management of low to moderate suicide risk including how to conduct the Safety Planning Intervention (SPI). The presentation will incorporate demonstration, application, and discussion throughout.

Objectives:

  1. Integrate the Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS) into comprehensive suicide assessment
  2. Utilize C-SSRS results and additional contextual information to identify appropriate level of care for individuals with suicidal ideation
  3. Apply Safety Planning Intervention (SPI) in context of counseling relationship.
Casey A. Barrio Minton, PhD, NCC

Casey A. Barrio Minton, PhD, NCC

Presenter, Professor of Counselor Education; Unit & CMHC Program Coordinator

Casey A. Barrio Minton, PhD, NCC, is Professor of Counselor Education and Counselor Education Unit Coordinator at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Her scholarly work focuses on crisis intervention, clinical mental health issues, and professionalization through teaching and leadership. Dr. Barrio Minton has authored 36 peer-reviewed journal articles and equally as many chapters and creative works. She is author or editor of five books including Practical Approaches to Applied Research and Program Evaluation for Helping Professionals, the DSM-5 Learning Companion for Counselors, and Professional Counseling Excellence through Leadership and Advocacy. Founding editor for the Journal of Counselor Leadership and Advocacy, Dr. Barrio Minton is President-Elect-Elect of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision and a Past-President of Chi Sigma Iota International, the Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling, and the Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. She is a Fellow of the American Counseling Association.

Hidden Ethics: Advocacy, End-of-life, and Competence – $45

Thursday, May 14, 2020 – 1 to 4 pm

This preconference session will take a case-based approach to better understanding some hidden aspects of the ethical codes, namely competence issues, end of life concerns, and counselor advocacy. The presenter will provide the audience with three separate case studies for review and processing. The presentation will include an analysis of ethical issues as they pertain to counseling/client interactions. Participants will have the opportunity to assess and increase awareness of their own values and beliefs related to competence, end of life, and advocacy.

Objectives:

  1. Participants will increase awareness of the ethical codes related to advocacy, end of life, and competence.
  2. Participants will increase their awareness of the legal aspects of advocacy, end of life, and competence and the relationship they have with ethics.
  3. Participants will process their own values and beliefs related to these issues.
Shawn Surgeon

Shawn Surgeon

Presenter

Trauma, Attachment, and Interpersonal Neurobiology:
Finding Safety and Security through Co-Regulation – $45

Thursday, June 6, 2019 – 1 to 4 pm

This training will present the newest research on social baseline theory, interpersonal neurobiology, attachment, and Polyvagal theory as they relate to treating clients with trauma.

Objectives:

  1. Understand the neurobiology of trauma in order to better conceptualize and address body-mind communication
  2. Learn the benefits of co-regulation in treating trauma in order to help clients find safety
  3. Explore techniques for treating clients with trauma who have varying attachment styles
  4. Discuss the genetic and physiological aspects that predispose clients to PTSD
Shannon Black, M.Ed. LPC-MHSP

Shannon Black, M.Ed. LPC-MHSP

Presenter

Shannon Black is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor with specialties in trauma and attachment. She has a special interest in working with non-custodial mothers and people struggling with addiction. Shannon has a small mobile practice called Mindful Mobile Therapy and also works full time as an Instructor at MTSU. She has spent years studying interpersonal neurobiology as it relates to trauma and firms believes we are hardwired for connection. Her outside interests include spinning, weaving, social justice, and poetry.