Orientation to College Counseling Webinars Signup
The complete Orientation to College Counseling certification series is now available by webinar. Completion of the series will provide 6 hours of continuing education and a College Counseling Certification. The cost for ACCA members is $150 and for non-members is $175. Individual sessions can also be completed; however, the College Counseling Certification requires completing all four workshops. Individual sessions are $45 for members and $50 for non-members. Group rates are available for ACCA members.
This all day certification program is designed to provide those interested in college counseling a foundational overview of the key elements related to college counseling.
The program will be useful to graduate students, clinicians recently hired in a college setting, clinicians looking to better their chances in their college counseling job search and clinical staff in need of professional development.
There are four 90-minute workshops, each required to be completed to receive the overall College Counseling Certification (CCC). These modules include Campus Setting, Clinical Foundations, Outreach Programming, and Student Development. Those successfully completing all four modules will receive six (6) Continuing Education (CE) credits as well as a College Counseling Certification (CCC). Group rates will include CEs for the designated number of participants indicated in each quiz form.
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The Campus Setting module offers a review of key departments on campus that are essential for the college counseling center to develop working relationships. The discussion will include a review of the core mission of each of these departments, positive ways to build connection and collaboration and a conversation about ways to avoid common mistakes when working with other departments.
The Clinical Foundations module offers training for those looking for specific information related to psychotherapy practice on a college campus. This module will include a review of basic administrative clinical operations (supervision, accreditation, record keeping) and on-going practice issues (testing, assessment, scope of practice, development of groups).
The Outreach Programming module offers a comprehensive review of the various areas of outreach that happen on a college campus. The discussion will include a summary of which areas that are most important to address, how to identify resources in each of these areas and how to evaluate the effectiveness of programs that are offered. Marketing and advertising of programs will also be addressed to increase attendance and stay within budget constraints.
A foundational understanding of Student Development theory will also be helpful for college counselors who often work within a student affairs department. The discussion will include special considerations impacting development such as: gender, minority status, international students, and non-traditional students.