ACES 2021 Conference - Association for Counselor Education and Supervision

Pre-conference #7

ACES Women’s Retreat

Tuesday, October 5th 2pm - 9pm; Wednesday, October 6th 8am - noon
Location: Hyatt Regency, Atlanta
This item is $100.00.

This event is for those women counselor educators who are full time faculty members in a Higher Education setting.

Please join us for this opportunity to reflect on the intersections of our personal and professional identities in counselor education. We will seek to identify current relevant areas for professional and personal satisfactions, dissatisfactions, growth, and self-care within a safe and supportive environment of peers representing women counselor educators across generations and other demographic backgrounds. Without question, 2020 was an unprecedented year. The effects of the global pandemic, the Black Lives Matter movement and the unparalleled presidential election have made an impact on all of us personally and professionally. Since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020 we recognize that women have carried the burden both at work and home more often than our male counterparts. The anti-racism movement following the murder of George Floyd has had an impact on how we work with our students, clients, and colleagues. And, the political climate across the country has spilled into our everyday lives. The retreat is an opportunity to create a safe space to share our experiences and find support and regroup after such an unsettling year. We expect to practice skills that can be used in our own lives and in our classrooms, and, most likely to create meaningful connections among retreat participants.

Ten (10) CEU hours as aligned with these NBCC continuing education approved topic areas:
· Counselor self-assessment to address areas for ongoing professional growth.
· Critical analysis of emerging issues in the counseling profession.
· Self-care strategies and burnout prevention appropriate to the counselor role.
For further information, contact Christine Schimmel at 304-613-0007 or Chris.schimmel@mail.wvu.edu.