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Advocacy for Clients, Communities, and Counselors in Unprecedented Times by Dr. Simone Lambert, Ph.D, LPC, NCC

  • 11/18/2020
  • 12:00 PM


Advocacy for Clients, Communities and Counselors in Unprecedented Times By Dr. Simone Lambert, Ph.D, LPC, NCC, November 18th, 12pm-1pm via zoom.

Counselors are ethically responsible to advocate, according to the ACA Code of Ethics (2014). This year has seen heightened, sustained crises and assaults on vulnerable and diverse populations. Mental health has been impacted for those facing such ongoing challenges through multiple co-occurring crises, including the pandemic, racial injustice, economic/career challenges, climate change, and human rights violations. Strategies to prevent advocacy burnout will be discussed. Issues related to grief, resiliency, and post-traumatic growth will be covered in relation to current struggles and the transition to a post-pandemic world. Attendees will learn 1) about sustainable advocacy strategies that can be applied to their work with clients and communities 2) advocacy efforts for counselors and the counseling profession in the turbulent times and 3) learn how concepts of grief, resiliency, and post-traumatic growth can be applied to advocacy work with clients, communities, and counselors to address mental health concerns moving forward.  

Simone Lambert, Ph.D., LPC, NCC is an ACA Fellow and was the 67th president (2018-2019) of the American Counseling Association. She is a core counseling faculty member in the School of Counseling and HumanServices at Capella University and has been a counselor educator since graduating from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2001. Her research interests include addiction prevention, counselor wellness, chronic illness, sensory processing disorder, and mental health issues related to children, adolescents and families. She has published numerous book chapters and articles primarily focused on issues related to mental health, addiction, youth and families.Dr. Lambert is a past president of the International Association of Addictions and Offenders Counselors (IAAOC), a division of the American Counseling Association. She also served as the IAAOC representative to the American Counseling Association Governing Council. Dr. Lambert was the 2010 recipient of the Addictions / Offender Educator Excellence Award. She is a strong advocate for addiction prevention and promotion of mental health.

Registration Fees: 

        $5 MCA Students/Retirees, 

        $10 MCA Professional Members 

        $20 Professional Non-members 

Attendees may earn 1 Credit Hour; Zoom registration link will be shared with attendees before event. Registration will be closed 48 hours before event.  Questions?  Please contact Cathie Eaton at

The Maryland Counseling Association, Inc. is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 2021, and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC Credit are clearly identified. MCA is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.  

*Refund Policy: As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, the Maryland Counseling Association, Inc. uses all funds to support the mission, vision, purpose, and needs for counselors in the State of Maryland. Therefore, all registration fees are final and non-refundable.

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