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Transitions and Transformations in Counseling and Counselor Education Convention

July 30, 2020 - August 4, 2020

Virtual Convention Information
Convention Schedule

Thursday, July 30th

~ Welcome and Awards—————————————-6:30 PM to 7 PM
~ Keynote address———————————————-7 PM to 8 PM

Friday, July 31st – Workshops 1- 6——————————-9 AM to 6:45 pm

~ ​ Free Yoga Session (for those who registered for full convention) —-8 AM
~ State of the Profession Panel Discussion ————————–7:30 PM

Saturday, August 1st – Workshops 7 – 11

Free Meditation Session – Led by Dr. Richard Schaub—8 AM
Free Poster Sessions – 7 PM – 9 PM

Sunday, August 2nd – Workshops 12 – 13

~ Free Yoga Session (for those who registered for full convention)—– 8 AM
~ Counselor Educator Meeting———————————————5:30 – 7 PM
~ Student Forum/Panel Discussion—————————————-7:15 – 8:45 PM

Monday, August 3rd – Workshops 14 – 18

– Free Meditation Session – Led by Jacqueline Jablonski —8 AM
Thursday, July 30th Evening Event – Welcome, Awards and Keynote Address

Friday, July 31st – State of the Profession Panel Discussion – 7:30 – 9:00 PM

~ Dr. David Hamilton, NYS Education Department
~ Al Goodman, AMHCA Past-President
~ Ellen Papanikolaou, AMHCA, North Atlantic Region Director
~ Heather Evans, Hinman-Straub Advisors, NYMHCA lobbyist
~ Denise Murphy McGraw, Hill, Gosdeck & McGraw, LLC, NYMHCA lobbyist

Moderated by NYMHCA President Eric Arevalo


Keynote Speaker: Barry Litt, MFT

Keynote Address: The Foundations of Dialogue: A Client-Centered Approach

We all know that building rapport and establishing dialogue is a necessary ingredient in counseling, but what is it made out of? It is often assumed that clinicians just know intuitively what that looks like, but often we don’t. In this keynote address, Barry Litt breaks down dialogue to its elemental components and reveals the universal foundations of dialogue and trust.

Barry Litt received his Masters degree in Family Therapy in Philadelphia where he studied contextual therapy with its founder, Ivan Boszormenyi-Nagy. Barry is an EMDRIA Approved Consultant. He has authored three chapters in as many books plus a journal article on the integration of EMDR with couples and family therapy, has presented workshops at numerous conferences and provided many workshop trainings to international audiences. Barry is dedicated to advancements in theoretical integration and technical innovation in EMDR therapy.

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July 30, 2020
August 4, 2020
$190 – $245


New York Mental Health Counselors Association
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