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*Members of WySCA, WAPT, WY-ASERVIC, NASW-WY, and WAAP are eligible for a membership discount as associate members!Virtual Workshop Registration
March 5, 2021: “Parenting Coordination: A New Frontier for Professional Counselors”
with Speaker Dr. Ann Ordway, JD, PhD, NCC
WCA is very excited to bring you an online CE workshop offering 6 clock hours of continuing education eligible for both state licensing and NBCC credit.
Parenting coordination is an out-of-court professional intervention designed to facilitate communication and manage conflict between separated, divorcing, and divorced parents, with a specific goal of keeping children out of the middle. This full-day program will serve as a primer and initial journey into the field of parenting coordination. Attendees will be introduced to the history and evolution of parenting coordination as an effective intervention for court-involved families and will learn about the specific process from initial appointment to the role through the issuing of recommendations or court testimony. Attendees will examine contemporary issues that arise with court-involved family populations, including domestic violence, child protective services implications, and behaviors associated with parent-child estrangement. The presenter will highlight guidelines for ethical and safe practice and will share some sample forms, including templates for retainer agreements, recommendations, and communication guidelines for participants.
Ann M. Ordway, JD, PhD, NCC was an attorney in New Jersey in the field of family law for many years before becoming a counselor educator. She is now the College Academic Director of Counseling at the University of Phoenix, where she also teaches. Dr. Ordway is committed to increasing the preparedness of clinical mental health counselors for responding to subpoenas, court testimony, and for court-involved roles. She has been a mediator, a parenting coordinator, and a Guardian ad Litem for the benefit of children caught in the middle of intrafamily court proceedings. Her areas of research and interest include working with children in sensitive family dynamics, intimate partner violence, parenting coordination and high conflict management interventions with families, multicultural competency, and familiarizing counselors with court and legal matters. Dr. Ordway has published and presented related to these areas. She is a member of the Board of Directors for the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts and a Trustee for the Association of Creativity in Counseling
May 15, 2020: Online statewide virtual workshop (6 Continuing Education Hours)
- 9:00-9:50- Play Therapy in Preschool; Translating their Play Language, Yolanda Crowder, LCSW, RPT-S
- 10:00-10:50- Mental Health on the Wind River Reservation, Cori McAdams, MS, PPC, NCC
- 11:00-11:50- Ethics and Distance Supervision, Lay-nah Blue Morris-Howe, PhD, LPC
- 1:00-1:50- Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) for Self-Care, Chris Clark, MEd, LPC, NCC
- 2:00-2:50- Sexual Diversity: Kink and Consensual Non-Monogamy, Rachel Ratliff, MS, PPC, NCC
- 3:00-3:50- Identifying and Validating Disenfranchised Grief, Amanda DeDiego, PhD, NCC
Wyoming Counseling Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No 2051. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. WCA is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.