Friday, March 31st, 2023, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m., LIVE WEBINAR presented by Samantha Pfeiffer, M.A.Ed., LPCC-S, LICDC
NBCC#4604 1 hour
Mental and behavioral health work is extremely rewarding but can also be emotionally exhausting, especially during critical times (Luther et al., 2017). Providers may be at an increased risk for developing burnout and compassion fatigue due to the heightened demand for services, increased turnout rates, and new challenges in the healthcare system as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic (Tari Selçuk et al., 2022). The prevalence of burnout is 20-30% and compassion fatigue is as high as 40% among those in the helping profession and has been exacerbated by the impact of the pandemic (De Hert, 2020; Lluch et al., 2022; van Mol et al.,2015). It is crucial for supervisors to be aware of and monitor, if necessary, level of burnout and compassion fatigue among supervisees. Providers struggling with these concerns may be at an increased risk of negatively impacting those they serve and more likely to engage in unethical practices (Everall & Paulson, 2004). Therefore, it is essential that supervisors are equipped to address burnout and compassion fatigue within the supervisory relationship and workplace setting. Through the use of lecture and group discussions, the presenter will examine risk factors for stress-related issues, compassion fatigue, and burnout. Attendees will learn different practical stress management and self-care strategies. Additionally, attendees will be invited to share their own unique experiences regarding self-care and stress management practices.
1. Attendees will gain a comprehensive overview of burnout and compassion fatigue and related effects, with an emphasis on the critical times. An overview and identification of risk factors for both concepts will be addressed.
2. Attendees will learn strategies for addressing burnout and compassion fatigue within the supervisory relationship and the workplace setting.
3. Attendees will learn and identify practical strategies for fostering self-awareness and self-care to reduce the risk of burnout and compassion fatigue within the supervisory relationship.
Samantha Pfeiffer, M.A.Ed., LPCC-S, LICDC is a Visiting Assistant Professor working at John Carroll University in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. She holds her M.A.Ed. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and is a doctoral candidate in Counselor Education/Supervision at the University of Akron. She is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with supervisory designation and Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor with a passion and commitment for helping adolescents who struggle with substance use. She uses self-care infused treatments to assist in the reduction of high-risk behaviors and substance use among her clients. Her main research interests include advocacy for youth issues, adolescent substance use and mental health, burnout among counselors and counselor educators, and the development of wellness practices among counselors and counselor educators.
Friday, April 14th, 2023, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m., LIVE WEBINAR presented by Martina Moore, PhD, LPCC-S, LICDC-CS
OPA: 1 hour
OCSWMFT # 20-946748: 1 hour
OCDP # 20-946716 C9 - Legal & Ethical Issues in Counseling
NBCC#4064 1 hour
In this workshop, participants will review the guidance provided by ethical codes and state law when determining the role of professional and personal values in the counseling process. Participants will also investigate their own values and determine what role, if any, they should have when counseling clients.
1. Review what major ethical codes (ACA, NASW, NAADAC) instruct regarding values in
2. Compare ethical codes with the laws of the state of Ohio.
3. Examine their own values and discern what role, if any, they should have when acting as
4. Apply, using provided case material, a process for therapeutically bracketing off personal
values when counseling.
Martina Moore, Ph.D., LPCC-S, LICDC-CS holds a Ph.D. in counseling, education, and supervision. She is the President and CEO of Moore Counseling & Mediation Services, Inc., (MCMS). This organization has seven outpatient alcohol and drug treatment centers in Northeast, Ohio. MCMS is also an employee assistance provider (EAP) for many local and national organizations. Dr. Moore and her team started along with Judge Marilyn Cassidy, the first Human Trafficking court in Northeast, Ohio. This program has successfully touched the lives of over 100 human trafficking victims. Her agency is also the provider for four City of Cleveland specialized dockets. Including drug court, mental health court, veterans court, and human trafficking.
Dr. Moore is faculty at John Carroll University and an instructor at The Gestalt Institute of Cleveland. Dr. Moore is on the board of directors for Serving and Learning Together (SALT), a non-profit organization where she works on philanthropic activities to provide services such as building dispensaries, schools, and libraries in underdeveloped countries. In August of 2017 and 2018, Dr. Moore traveled to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam where she taught students and psychology professionals treatment methods for the substance use disorder population.
Friday, April 21st, 2023, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m., LIVE WEBINAR presented by Yahyahan Aras, PhD
NBCC#4604 1 hour
Death is one of the universal social issues that can impact each student in school settings. Existing research showed that grieving students felt ignored, isolated, embarrassed, uncertain, and different, and they thought that their school personnel including school counselors can give them little support or understanding (Quinn-Lee, 2014). Therefore, school counselors need a working knowledge of grief work that could help their students to manage the grief process in addition to creating a safe and supportive environment for them to cope with their loss. This presentation offers suggestions and creative counseling approaches for strengthening school-based grief support for students.
1. Attendees will increase their knowledge of grief and the impact of grief on students and their families.
2. Attendees will learn creative and evidence-based counseling approaches that could be used in school settings for helping grieving students.
Yahyahan Aras, Ph.D.
Having received a Bachelor's degree in School Counseling and Guidance from Selcuk University, Turkey, Dr. Aras traveled overseas and earned his Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Rutgers University and his doctoral degree from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. His research agenda includes professional identity development of counselor educators, social justice identity development of school counselors and counselors-in-training, counseling needs of refugees, and mentoring international doctoral students. He currently works at John Carroll University as a school counselor educator.
John Carroll University Office of Continuing Education is an approved provider for the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapists Board (provider #RCS030604 and #RTX091802). John Carroll University has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP Number 4064. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. John Carroll University is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. CE hours are also available for nursing professionals–the Ohio Board of Nursing recognizes educational activities that have been approved for other disciplines. John Carroll University is approved by the Ohio Psychological Association – MCE Program to offer continuing education for psychologists. John Carroll University [tax id: 00PO-340714681], maintains responsibility for the program. John Carroll University is an approved course provider for the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board (50-21692.)
Participating Ohio psychologists’ signatures are required on the day of the class. All workshops are offered in conjunction with the Department of Counseling at John Carroll University.