Oakland Counseling Association

2016-17 Vol. 1

The Oakland Counseling Association is a not-for-profit, professional and educational organization that is dedicated to the growth and enhancement of the counseling profession.


Mission:

The mission of the Oakland Counseling Association is to enhance the quality of life in

Oakland County by promoting the development of professional counselors, advancing the

counseling profession and using the profession and practice of counseling to promote respect for human dignity and diversity.

Become a member now!

Are you looking for relevant, but inexpensive, professional development options?


Look no further, because becoming a member of the Oakland Counseling Association is the perfect answer. You will be joining a group dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in Oakland County by promoting the development of professional counselors, advancing in the counseling profession, and using the profession and practice of counseling to promote respect for human dignity and diversity. For a small fee you can become a member, and be eligible to attend a variety of workshops at a discount. Simply go to www.oaklandcounselors.org and click on the membership link on the left hand side (Pay Pal accepted). Current memberships are available at $20 for individuals, $50 for departments, and $10 for students. So don’t delay and sign up for your Oakland Counseling Association membership today!


Be sure to join in time for our first event on November 18, from 8:30 am- 12:00 pm, at Oakland Schools. REGISTER HERE

You may think that you’ll learn about retirement when the time comes. The reality is that retirement will be here sooner than you think. You’re at an ideal place in your career to learn about your retirement plan and be confident in your knowledge and the decisions you’ll make for your future following public school employment.

Attending one of the presentations below will help you get started.


REGISTER HERE

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Intro to Affect Management Skill Training


Counselors and therapists in the general setting can see individuals with a wide range of specific problems, diagnoses, and behavioral/emotional deficits. Trying to implement specific treatments for each disorder can tax a system’s limited resources and leave a provider feeling fragmented.


Fortunately, new research supports transdiagnostic approaches to intervention for common mood/behavior disorders. We will briefly review the state of the research for the effectiveness of common interventions for wide ranging deficits.


Then, the majority of our time will be spent reviewing some of the specific tools which can be built into a comprehensive package for building affect and behavior management skills. We will consider the role of mindfulness, affect training, impulse control training and other tools. Attendees will leave with an understanding how to create a powerful program of intervention regardless of the presenting problem.



Location: Oakland Schools Technical Campus Southeast (Royal Oak)

5055 Delemere Street

Royal Oak, MI 48073


Registration: 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.


Breakfast Provided


Professional Development: 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon


More information will be available soon.


REGISTER HERE