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    • 10/30/2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Via Zoom

    Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Major Depression and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder By Dr. Geoffrey Grammer, MD 

    Greenbrook TMS Centers provides Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) therapy, an FDA-cleared, non-invasive therapy for the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder and other mental health disorders in the United States. TMS therapy provides local electromagnetic stimulation to specific brain regions known to be directly associated with mood regulation. Greenbrook has provided more than 420,000 TMS treatments to over 11,000 patients struggling with depression.  Attendees will learn 1) What is TMS Therapy 2) How does TMS Therapy Work and 3) How to make appropriate referrals for collaborative care

    A decorated Colonel with the United States Army, Dr. Geoffrey Grammer serves as Greenbrook's Chief Medical Officer where he develops TMS Therapy treatment protocols and oversees the training of staff physicians and technicians.  Dr. Grammer created one of the very first TMS Therapy centers in the United States, and he is valued as a leading practitioner of TMS Therapy by his colleagues. Dr. Grammer completed two deployments to Iraq- the first, serving as Medical Director for the 785th Combat Stress Control Company, and the second as a psychiatrist at the Combat Support Hospital at Contingency Operating Base (COB) Speicher. He also deployed to Afghanistan as a psychiatrist at the Combat Support Hospital in Bagram. Following his deployments, Dr. Grammer served for 8 years as Chief of Inpatient Psychiatric Services at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center where he developed the Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Program. In 2013, he assumed a position at the National Intrepid Center of Excellence as the Department Chief of Research. He is published in numerous peer reviewed journals, authored several book chapters and has participated in multiple media interviews including “60 Minutes.”

    Registration Fees:                               MCA student/retired        Free

                                                                MCA professional            $5         

                                                                MCA non-member           $10

    Attendees may earn 1 CE; Zoom registration link will be shared with attendees before event. Registration will be closed 48 hours before event.  

    Questions?  Please contact Cathie Eaton at Events@MDCounseling.org

    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, Inc. is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.  

    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.”                      

    • 11/05/2020
    • 12:00 PM (EST)
    • Zoom
    Register

    Yoga Nidra and Relaxation for Children and Teens, by Dr. Gayle Cicero EdD, LCPC, NCC November 5, 2020 12-1:30pm via Zoom

    *Registration will be limited to 40 participants*

    This is an experiential session to learn about Yoga Nidra and the implications for counseling practice and counselor wellness. Participants should come prepared with two pillows, a blanket, and a mat (or sofa) to lie on for part of the session. Participants will leave this webinar with resources to use with children, teen, and adult clients. There will be small group discussions to process the experience of Yoga Nidra and to brainstorm ways to bring relaxation practices into the counseling process.

    Attendees will 1) Learn what Yoga Nidra is and learn about some areas of research that have been conducted that are relevant to the work of a counselor/mental health professional. 2) Experience a Yoga Nidra Session and develop a script for a client (with a partner/small group) 3) Review resources that are available for use with students/clients.

    Dr. Gayle Cicero spent 30 years working in public education in Maryland as a teacher, school counselor, pupil personnel worker, school administrator, supervisor of school counseling, and director of student services. Currently, Dr. Cicero is a full-time faculty member in the school counseling program at Loyola University of MD.  She received her Ed.D in 2010, specializing in organizational leadership. Dr. Cicero is a proud graduate of Loyola’s School Counseling Master’s Program, and has completed significant post-masters course work resulting in a LCPC in MD with the capacity to supervise those seeking licensure in the state. With a strong background in trauma and ethics, Dr. Cicero brings real-life experience to the learning environment and has a special focus on Constructivist techniques for supervision. The learning approach is centered on experiential methods and dialogue.

    Professional Licenses/Certifications

    National Certified Counselor (NCC).  National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc., Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (licensed to supervise in MD) School Counselor, Pupil Personnel Worker, Teacher, School Administrator and Superintendent (MD State Department of Education)

    Registration Fees: 

            $7 MCA Students/Retirees 

            $15 MCA Professional/Life Members 

            $25 Professional Non-members 

    Attendees may earn 1.5 CE; Zoom registration link will be emailed to attendees 48 hours before event. Registration will close at 40 attendees or 11/03/20, whichever is first.

    Questions? Please email Events@MDCounseing.org

    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.

    • 11/10/2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (EST)
    • Zoom
    • 12
    Register



    This is a NEW free ongoing Bi-Weekly Spirituality Peer Supervision & Support Group sponsored by the Maryland Counseling Association (MCA) and Maryland's Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling (MASERVIC).

    These open group meetings are being held via Zoom every other week on Tuesdays, from 12:00 pm until 1:30 pm. We look forward to these consultation groups to offer ongoing support for all mental health professionals during these uncertain times and beyond. Students, pre-licensed and licensed clinicians are welcome. Please try to come to these meetings on time so that you dont miss the introductions and beginning conversation. Please KINDLY let us know at least 24 hours prior to the beginning if you cannot make it.

    We have been discussing our views on how to enhance holistic integrative and spiritual self-care for us clinicians, as well as, what the future may hold for the mental health field. The focus of these meetings will be on the mind/body and spiritual connection to healing with ways to bring this into our therapeutic sessions.  Also, we have been including time for case consultations and sharing ideas.  

    The Zoom link will be sent out by 11:59 pm, the day before each meeting.

    Together we can thrive, collaborate with hope, and learn to accept uncertainty!


    Facilitators:


    Marilyn Spenadel, LCPC, ACS

    MASERVIC member

    marilynspenadel@gmail.com                                                              

    (240) 426-8344

    Contact me if you have any questions or ideas.   



    Maya Georgieva, Ed. D, LCPC, ACS

    MASERVIC President

    maservic@MDCounseling.org



    • 11/11/2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)
    • Via Zoom
    Register

    Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Major Depression and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder by Dr. Misty Borst, MD, Board Certifited Adult Psychiatrist, on November 11, 2020 1-2pm via Zoom

    Greenbrook TMS Neurohealth Centers provides Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) therapy, an FDA-cleared, non-invasive therapy for the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder and other mental health disorders in the United States. TMS therapy provides local electromagnetic stimulation to specific brain regions known to be directly associated with mood regulation. Greenbrook has provided more than 420,000 TMS treatments to over 11,000 patients struggling with depression. Attendees will learn 1) What is TMS Therapy, 2) How does TMS Therapy work and 3) Best candidates to refer for TMS Therapy.

    Dr. Misty Borst, MD joined Greenbrook TMS in November 2016 as Medical Director at our Columbia Center. Originallyfrom South Carolina, Dr. Misty Borst obtained her Medical Degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. Soon thereafter, she relocated to Baltimore to complete her Residency in Psychiatry at the University of Maryland/Sheppard Pratt Psychiatry Residency Program. Since residency, she has worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings and has been treating patients with TMS since 2016. Dr. Borst is Board Certified in Adult Psychiatry and is a member of the American Psychiatric Association as well as the Maryland Psychiatric Society. She focuses on treating depression and anxiety disorders and believes healthy individuals make healthier and happier families and communities. Dr. Borst recognizes the importance of an individual’s specific story and appreciates the nuance involved in psychiatric treatment.

    Registration Fees:                               MCA student/retired        Free

                                                                MCA professional            $5         

                                                                MCA non-member           $10

    Attendees may earn 1 CE; Zoom registration link will be shared with attendees before event. Registration will be closed 48 hours before event.  

    Questions?  Please contact Cathie Eaton at Events@MDCounseling.org

    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, Inc. is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.  

    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.”                   

    • 11/18/2020
    • 12:00 PM (EST)
    Register

    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 CE; Zoom registration link will be shared with attendees before event. Registration will be closed 48 hours before event.  Questions?  Please contact Cathie Eaton at Events@MDCounseling.org

    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.






    • 11/23/2020
    • 6:00 PM (EST)
    • Zoom
    Register

    MCSJ Members: Use this special registration code when completing your registration: 3G1TU721

    • 12/05/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (EST)
    Register
    • Maryland Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development

      (MAMCD)

      Presents a Symposium on

      Multicultural Counseling in the Era of COVID-19

      Date: Saturday, December 5, 2020

      Time: 10AM – 1PM

      Location: Virtual Live via Zoom

      MAMCD Panelists:

    • Dr. Lori Nixon-Bethea – Licensed Professional Counselor,  Georgian Court University, Intentional Hearts Counseling Services, Author of Riley’s Worry Away
    • Dr. Jonathan Murakami – Licensed Clinical Psychologist, The College of New Jersey, Staff Psychologist, Coordinator of Clinical Training
    • Dr. Sherritta Hughes – Licensed Professional Counselor,  Georgian Court University, Board Director of Hughes Integrative Wellness, Inc
    • Attendees will learn 1) to identify and recognize surfacing issues facing marginalized client groups resulting from COVID-19 pandemic, 2) to prepare and assess the social and cultural problems that have manifested while quarantining 3) discuss and evaluate current and future contingency plans to provide crisis interventions during the pandemic and 4) to recognize self-care as a skill set to cope and advocate for both mental health care practitioners and their clients who have been directly impacted by the racial unrest happening in tandem with the COVID-19 pandemic. 

    Registration Fees:

    MCA Student/Retired       $25

              MCA Professional/Life         $50          

    MCA Professional Non-Member   $60

    Attendees may earn 3 CEs; Zoom registration link will be shared with attendees before event. Registration will be closed 48 hours before event.  For further information contact Dr. Atiya R. Smith at MAMCD@MDCounseling.org or Atiyarsmith@gmail.com.  For registration questions, contact Cathie Eaton at Events@MDCounseling.org. 

    MAMCD, a Division of 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. 

    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.



    • 12/08/2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (EST)
    • Zoom
    • 13
    Register



    This is a NEW free ongoing Bi-Weekly Spirituality Peer Supervision & Support Group sponsored by the Maryland Counseling Association (MCA) and Maryland's Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling (MASERVIC).

    These open group meetings are being held via Zoom every other week on Tuesdays, from 12:00 pm until 1:30 pm. We look forward to these consultation groups to offer ongoing support for all mental health professionals during these uncertain times and beyond. Students, pre-licensed and licensed clinicians are welcome. Please try to come to these meetings on time so that you dont miss the introductions and beginning conversation. Please KINDLY let us know at least 24 hours prior to the beginning if you cannot make it.

    We have been discussing our views on how to enhance holistic integrative and spiritual self-care for us clinicians, as well as, what the future may hold for the mental health field. The focus of these meetings will be on the mind/body and spiritual connection to healing with ways to bring this into our therapeutic sessions.  Also, we have been including time for case consultations and sharing ideas.  

    The Zoom link will be sent out by 11:59 pm, the day before each meeting.

    Together we can thrive, collaborate with hope, and learn to accept uncertainty!


    Facilitators:


    Marilyn Spenadel, LCPC, ACS

    MASERVIC member

    marilynspenadel@gmail.com                                                              

    (240) 426-8344

    Contact me if you have any questions or ideas.   



    Maya Georgieva, Ed. D, LCPC, ACS

    MASERVIC President

    maservic@MDCounseling.org



    • 12/28/2020
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EST)
    • Zoom
    • 25
    Register


    • 01/10/2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)
    • zoom
    Register

    MCA 2020 Annual Conference: Cultivating Growth

    20 pre-recorded webinars available until

    January 10, 2021!

    $150

    CE Evaluations must be completed by 

    January 15, 2021

    Location: via Zoom




    The Maryland Counseling Association (MCA) is an NBCC - Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No 2021. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. MCA is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. 

    NO REFUNDS are available for paid registrations - CREDIT for alternative workshops,  webinars, and conferences will be available. 





Past events

10/27/2020 Oct 27 Bi-Weekly Spirituality Peer Support Group for Therapists
10/26/2020 MCSJ: A Restorative Justice Circle for Black Therapists: Coping with the COVID-19 and Social Injustice Pandemics
10/15/2020 MCSJ Presents Education and Civil Rights for Persons with Disabilities During the COVID-19 Pandemic
10/13/2020 Oct 13 Bi-Weekly Spirituality Peer Support Group for Therapists
09/29/2020 Bi-Weekly Spirituality Peer Support Group for Therapists (Sep 29)
09/28/2020 MCSJ: Restorative Justice Circle for BIPOC Therapists
09/15/2020 Sep 15 Bi-Weekly Spirituality Peer Support Group for Therapists
09/10/2020 Exploring the Relationship of Christianity/Spirituality/Religiosity with Success in Alcoholics Anonymous by Mala Hosmane, PhD, LCPC, ACS, LCADC
09/01/2020 Sep 1 Bi-Weekly Spirituality Peer Support Group for Therapists
08/31/2020 A Restorative Justice Circle for Black Therapists: Coping with the COVID-19 and Social Injustice Pandemics
08/26/2020 Cultivating Growth through Cognition and Personality Science by Dr. Sujata Ives, PhD
08/18/2020 Bi-Weekly Spirituality Peer Support Group for Therapists (Aug 18)
08/14/2020 Facilitating Therapeutic Care for Clients Experiencing Traumatic Grief and Loss
08/12/2020 Considering the Role of Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Mental Health
08/05/2020 Working with Angry Clients: Techniques, Interventions, and Activities
08/04/2020 Bi-Weekly Spirituality Peer Support Group for Therapists (Aug 4)
07/31/2020 Clinical Assessment Across-Cultures: Implications for Counselors Avoidance of Myopic Clinical Evaluations
07/21/2020 Bi-Weekly Spirituality Peer Support Group for Therapists (July 21)
07/11/2020 MCSJ 2nd Annual Conference: "Injustice Anywhere is a Threat to Justice Everywhere"
07/07/2020 Bi-Weekly Spirituality Peer Support Group for Therapists (July 7)
06/23/2020 Bi-Weekly Spirituality Peer Support Group for Therapists (June 23)
06/19/2020 Motivation and Career Engagement in the Time of COVID-19
06/08/2020 Bi-Weekly Spirituality Peer Support Group for Counselors
05/22/2020 Webinar-Finding Peace, Meaning and Connection During this Health Crisis and Beyond: Clinician Skill-Building; Integrating Mind, Body and Soul
05/15/2020 Webinar-Count on Me
04/24/2020 Integrating Spirituality into Counseling #3 (A Web Series)
03/27/2020 A Webinar on Mindfulness and Values: Integrating Spirituality into Counseling #2
03/21/2020 Cancelled: An Introduction to Qigong - A Moving Meditation
02/29/2020 MAMCD 2020 Spring Workshop: "Substance Abuse, Video Gaming, and Sex Addiction"
02/21/2020 Integrating Spirituality into Counseling: A Web Series
10/05/2019 Inaugural MALGBTIC Symposium
08/15/2019 Webinar-The Importance of Pre-assessment in Suicide Prevention
07/13/2019 2019 ACA Ethics Deep Dive Workshop
05/04/2019 May the 4th - MCA Awards Event!
05/04/2019 May the 4th Be With You (1CE!): Past MCA President Panel Webinar
04/27/2019 MCSJ Inaugural Conference
04/13/2019 MAMCD 2019 Conference
03/30/2019 Native American Lessons in Counseling: Drum and Medicine Bag Making
03/02/2019 “Helping Clients Cope with Pet Grief and Loss”
02/16/2019 Interpersonal Aspects of LGBTQ Clients’ Self-Acceptance
11/10/2018 Free CE MASERVIC Workshop!
10/13/2018 MAMCD 2018 Fall Workshop-Breaking Into Private Practice: For the Minority Professional Counselor & Strengthen the Integrity of Counseling Professionals
09/22/2018 MCSJ Workshop: Law Enforcement and Counselors: Courageous Conversations About How Clinicians and Officers Can Work Together to Best Serve the Community and Clients
08/18/2018 MCSJ Workshop: Examining Intersectionality, Privilege & Oppression: Strategies for Counselors to Enhance Multicultural & Social Justice Advocacy
05/19/2018 What Brings You to Life? Awakening Your Spiritual Essence
04/21/2018 MAMCD CONFERENCE 2018: Substance Use Disorder & Opioid Epidemic: A Multicultural View of the Crisis
03/24/2018 ACA Ethics Deep Dive Workshop
02/24/2018 MAMCD Workshop: Beyond White Privilege: Exploring the Effects and Outcomes of Racism and White Supremacy in Counseling People of Color
02/21/2018 MCA Advocacy Day
11/01/2017 MCA's Annual Conference PDI: Active Mindfulness
04/22/2017 MAMCD 2017: Multicultural Counseling: A Perspective of Best Practices for Helping the Diverse, Marginalized, and Oppressed
04/30/2016 Black Men: Bullying, Trauma & Resilience
04/19/2016 SHEPPARD PRATT INVITES YOU TO A SPECIAL SCREENING OF: Touched with Fire
04/16/2016 MAMCD Annual Spring Conference
02/27/2016 Winter Workshop Sponsored by the Maryland Association of Marriage and Family Counseling
11/13/2015 Annual Conference: Trauma-Informed Counseling Part II
11/12/2015 Annual Conference: Trauma-Informed Counseling Part I
09/12/2015 Full day continuing education HIPAA presentation
04/11/2015 Case Study Approach to Understanding the DSM-5 Case Studies Will Include Relevant Treatment Planning Information and Suggestions for Evidence Based Practice
03/12/2015 The Johns Hopkins University School of Education cordially invites you to ACA Welcome Reception
11/14/2014 MCA Annual Conference
09/20/2014 Practical Application of the DSM-5: Highlights of Changes, Additions, and Emerging Trends
07/11/2014 LCPCM, The Affordable Care Act: What Every Mental Health Professional Should Know
06/14/2014 Join Us for Our MCA Summer Social Gala
06/06/2014 MAMCD, Annual Spring Conference, Maryland Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development
05/02/2014 Maryland Counseling Association (MCA) Mental Health Division
04/26/2014 2014 MCA Election
04/24/2014 Maryland Career Development Conference
04/11/2014 MAMCD, Annual Spring Conference, Maryland Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development
03/28/2014 Maryland School Counseling conference
03/27/2014 American Counseling Association Annual Conference
03/08/2014 MCA's First Social Event for 2014!
02/01/2014 Saturday DSM-V Marriage/Family Conference
11/15/2013 Intro to the DSM-5: A two day workshop, November 15th-16th
11/08/2013 MCA Annual Conference
09/21/2013 MCA Social
09/19/2013 MCDA Third Thursday Event
08/01/2013 DSM-V: An Insider's Perspective
06/29/2013 MCA Board Leadership Retreat
05/31/2013 MAMHC Meeting
05/04/2013 A Morning With Mark: An Afternoon with the Arts


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White Marsh, MD 21162
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