Fairfield University Counseling Education April workshops tackle legal/ethical issues and using creative arts


Human Services Professionals receive .6 CEUs

For human services professionals looking to enhance the quality of their work through continuing education, Fairfield University Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions' Department of Counseling has just the thing in April.

Two remaining lecture/workshops in its series, "Connections and Conversations: The Counselor Education Series for Human Services Professionals," tap into high profile topics on "Legal and Ethical Issues in Counseling," with Dr. Mary Hermann, Saturday, April 4 (places are still available) and "Using the Creative Arts in Counseling," with Dr. Sam Gladding, Saturday, April 25. The workshops are from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and registration fees, which include all materials, are $90 per workshop for practicing professionals and $35 per workshop for students. All participants may earn .6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

On April 4, Dr. Mary Hermann, a lawyer and Ph.D. in Counselor Education addresses "Legal and Ethical Issues in Counseling." Hermann is a counselor educator at Virginia Commonwealth University and has co-edited a book on legal and ethical issues in school counseling. This workshop will assist counselors in identifying their legal and ethical responsibilities. Topics include the 2005 revisions of the American Counseling Association's Code of Ethics, the 2004 revisions of the American School Counselor Association's Code of Ethics, rights of minor clients, dual relationships, client suicide, clients who pose a danger to others, confidentiality and legal and ethical issues in supervision.

Dr. Sam Gladding, chair and professor in the Department of Counseling at Wake Forest University, closes the series on April 25 with "Using the Creative Arts in Counseling." Gladding is the author of many books on counseling, including three editions of "The Creative Arts in Counseling" and "The Counseling Dictionary." The workshop examines the theories, processes and techniques of using the creative arts in counseling. Particular attention will be given to the visual and verbal arts, such as drawing, imagery, photography, cartooning, movement, dance, drama and music.

For more information or to register, contact Kim Baer in the GSEAP Dean's office at kbaer@mail.fairfield.edu or call (203) 254-4000, ext. 2140.
April 4, 2009 "Legal and Ethical Issues in Counseling"
Dr. Mary Hermann, Virginia Commonwealth University
Dolan School of Business Dining Room

April 25, 2009 "Using the Creative Arts in Counseling"
Dr. Sam Gladding, Wake Forest University
Alumni House, Brennan Room

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Media Contact: Joan Grant, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2950, jgrant@fairfield.edu

Posted on March 30, 2009

Vol. 41, No. 274

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