Wyoming Counseling Association 2021 Annual Conference
WCA Virtual Conference
November 4-6, 2021
Online via Zoom Meeting
Out of an abundance of caution due to COVID-19, and in consideration of the safety of our members, WCA has made the difficult decision to hold our annual conference online for Fall 2021. We hope to return to Casper for an in-person event for Fall 2022.
Online Evaluation and Continuing Education Certificate: Conference evaluations are available online! Please take time to complete the online evaluations for the sessions attended and the full conference experience. At the end of the evaluation, you will be prompted to provide an email address. After submitting the evaluation, your Continuing Education Certificate will be sent via email to the email address provided. Be sure to keep this email, as you can reprint your CE form if needed later!
Featuring sessions from WySCA and WyAPT
Supervision, ethics, and suicide prevention sessions provided!
Keynote Speaker: Mita M. Johnson, EdD, LPC, MAC, SAP, CTHP-II
Mita M. Johnson, EdD, LPC, MAC, SAP, CTHP-II, has been practicing in the world of mental health, marriage and family, and addictions counseling for the past 30 years. She earned her Doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision degree and is a core faculty member in the School of Counseling program at Walden University. In addition, she has a thriving private practice where she provides clinical supervision, counseling services to our military, and addiction-specific training and education. She has been providing telebehavioral health services to individuals and groups for several years and is a board certified telehealth practitioner. She is involved in regulatory and credentialing activities in Colorado and regional workforce recruitment and retention initiatives. Her areas of specialization include pharmacology, co-occurring disorders, ethics, culturally-responsive care, and clinical supervision. She has been an active member of NAADAC for over 15 years, has served as the Ethics Chair, and began her term as NAADAC’s President in October 2020.
Dr. Mita M Johnson has a BA in biology, a MA in professional counseling, and a Ed.D in counselor education and supervision. Over her 30 years of practice, Dr. Johnson earned numerous licenses and certifications including Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Addiction Counselor, Master Addiction Counselor, Substance Abuse Professional, Board Certified Telehealth Professional II, EMDR-trained, and two supervisory credentials. Dr. Johnson is a Core Faculty member of Walden University’s School of Counseling M.S. in Counseling program, and teaches, trains and speaks on the pharmacology of drugs of addiction and treatment of addictions all over the United States. She became interested in addictions when she realized that most of her clients were dealing directly or indirectly with co-occurring mental health and substance misuse or other behavioral addiction disorders. Dr. Johnson is passionate about understanding how licit and illicit medications and drugs influence the brain. Effective and sustained treatment and recovery work depends on the brain’s ability to stabilize and compensate for the dysregulation and damage created by drug abuse and addictive behaviors. Dr. Johnson strives to offer information to clinicians and clients that is relevant, timely, and understandable. She is the incoming President of the National Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC: Executive Committee & Ethics Committee) and the Colorado Association of Addiction Professionals (CAAP: Board Member). She serves on the Marriage and Family Regulatory Board as the Chair and is a member of the Mental Health Work Group newly formed by the Department of Regulatory Agencies. She has acted as a consultant for certifications and licensure requirements for the past 15 years. She sits on the Curriculum and Trainer Review Committee for the Office of Behavioral Health and has been involved in rule changes and educational requirements related to addiction certification and licensure. Dr. Johnson has been enlightening clinicians and consumers about drugs of addiction for many years, with a special emphasis on drug actions on a person’s physiological as well as psychological systems.
This event is sponsored by Wyoming Counseling Association. Wyoming Counseling Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, NBCC ACEP No 2051. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. WCA is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.