Conference Schedule

Session Descriptions & Objectives

Pre Conference

THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2022 

3 CE - Clinical Supervision

Presented by Andrea M. Fleming, Ph.D., LPC/S, LPC, LAC, CS, MAC

1:00 – 4:00 PM 

       

Resilience in Clinical Supervision Practices: Professional, Personal & Parallel Processing

 

The counseling profession, by nature, is a career path that is nearly all encompassing without navigating clear boundaries and prioritizing self-care which contributes to building and maintaining resiliency. Clinical supervision is the foundational activity that connects theory to practice for counseling professionals. Moreover, as gatekeepers of the profession, clinical supervisors may find it beneficial to explore with their supervisees the "self of the therapist", determine triggers that can lead to lack of productivity, apathetic attitude towards his/her work with clients, questionable practices bordering ethical violations, and even burnout. Resiliency is fundamentally key to finding joy and purpose in one's work. This comes as a direct result of the clinical supervisors modeling and creating safe spaces for their supervisees to engage in self-exploration and self-awareness that will contribute to their proficiency and longevity as a counselor.
 
Objectives:

  • Participants will identify factors that lead to burnout and ways to strengthen resilience for counselors and other helping professionals

  • Participants will be introduced to concepts that will guide clinical supervisors in their quest to incorporate the importance of resiliency in their supervisory practices

  • Participants will identify how clinical supervisors may create opportunities for parallel processing in supervision regarding resilience with their supervisees

 

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 2022 

6 CE Total, 3 Hrs Ethics

Morning Session       Assessing and Developing Resiliency in the Treatment of Suicide Risk

Presented by Robert Breen, M.D.

Research has identified lack of resiliency as a risk factor for suicidal behavior. How can we identify individuals at risk who lack resiliency? How can we help persons in need develop resiliency? How can therapists develop and sustain their own resilience after the trials of the Covid-19 pandemic?

Objectives:

  • The attendee will become familiar with suicide data in the US and SC

  • The attendee will become familiar with issues that can trigger suicidal behavior

  • The attendee will learn how treatment for suicidal ideation can build better coping skills

  • The attendee will learn about the challenge of maintaining personal resiliency when working with suicidal ideation and behaviors.

 

Afternoon Session    Navigating the Minefield of Compassionate Care

Presented by James Campbell, LPC, LAC, MAC, AADC

Our profession often attracts those who have deep care and concern for others.  This compassion and empathy are tremendous assets as we build therapeutic rapport with those we serve.  At times, however, these traits can also make us vulnerable to ethical shortcomings as
well.  This session will introduce participants to a broad view of ethics as it relates to the helping professional's relationships with clients, families, employers, and the profession.  Ethical issues such as confidentiality, duty to warn, self-disclosure, dual relationship, and differing professional roles will specifically be addressed during the session.  Additionally, specific emphasis on
the role of self-care in effective clinical treatment will be explored.

 

Objectives:

  • Identify the difference between ethics, morals, and values

  • Verbalize two possible positive outcomes and two possible pitfalls of empathy

  • Articulate an understanding of confidentiality and duty to warn in the context of ethics

  • Describe the progression from secondary stress, to compassion fatigue, to burnout and two ways to avoid the progression.