About Our Workshops

Pre-Conference Workshops are the perfect opportunity for the Tennessee Counseling Association Divisions to provide 3-hour workshops allowing for more in-depth training in their respective specialized content areas. All Pre-Conference workshops are free and open to anyone. You don’t have to be a member of the Division to attend. All events have three NBCC-approved continuing education hours provided. All pre-conference sessions are included in conference registration.

November 8

Tennessee Counseling Association

2017 Legal Update for Tennessee Professional School and Mental Health Counselors

Jeri L. Lee, Ed.D., J.D., Licensed Professional School Counselor, Attorney, Psychologist and Teacher, Coordinator of TSU’s Post Master’s Professional School Counseling Program

Thurman Webb, Ed.D., Licensed Professional School Counselor, Coordinator of TSU’s MS in Professional School Counseling Program

This workshop will overview the 2017 changes in Tennessee law that impact Professional Counselors, both LPCs and LPSCs. Attendees will 1) learn about changes in the law that impact professional practice; 2) discuss select court decisions; and 3) identify relevant ethical considerations.

9am – 12pm

Tennessee Mental Health Counselors Association

Building a Private Practice

Travis Hill, LPC-MHSP

Johnathan Johnson

This pre-conference workshop will explore three common approaches to business development for counselors and mental health providers. This workshop will address the processes for starting a solo practice and developing varied streams of revenue, joining or starting a group practice and managing the partnership aspects that go along with it, as well as starting a not-for-profit agency that serves a community. Participants will leave with practical steps for advancing the business of their practice, whether the practice is operating or still a dream.

9am – 12pm

Tennessee Counselor Association

Red Cross Disaster Training

Dianne R. Britton, LCSW

Cynthia Knott, LPC-MHSP, LMFT

As local and national crises arise, the Red Cross needs counselors to respond to disaster areas. The purpose of this course is to provide participants with an overview of the services that American Red Cross Disaster Mental Health workers provide both on a local response and on a disaster relief operation. Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to: 1) recognize the Disaster Mental Health mission and how it fits into the array of Red Cross services, 2) recognize the differences between services provided as a Disaster Mental Health worker and as a mental health professional, and 3) begin the process to become a Disaster Mental Health volunteer.

9am – 12pm

Tennessee Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development

Multicultural Social Justice Counseling Competencies: Counselor Know Thyself

Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues in Counseling – Tennessee

S. Kent Butler, Ph.D., LPC, NCC, NCSC

Utilizing the Multicultural and Social Justice Counseling Competencies (MSJCC) this workshop will provide helping professionals with evidenced based practices designed to broaden worldviews and increase counselor self-awareness. Attendees will 1) be able to identify, reflect, and discuss their current beliefs and attitudes; 2) identify limitations, assumptions, values, and biases that may impede the counseling relationship; and 3) develop action plans that lead to increased self-awareness.

1pm – 4pm

Tennessee School Counselor Association

Solution Focused Brief Counseling, Consultation, and Parent Conferences

Russell Sabella, Ph.D., Professor, Consultant, and Writer

This workshop is designed for both beginning and experienced school counselors, educators, and other human service professionals who want to learn an innovative approach to empowering students and stakeholders to better use their strengths. Attendees will 1) participate in experiential activities and learn strength-based approaches; 2) apply a solution-focused model to work with clients; and 3) be able to help stakeholders focus on resources, opportunities, and supports.

1pm – 4pm