Monmouth University’s Department of Professional Counseling will present the 3rd annual Current Topics in Counseling Conference on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This day-long conference is facilitated by the department’s alumni organization, Counseling Alumni Connection (CAC), and will take place on Monmouth’s main campus with the central hub located at Pozycki Hall.
The conference will provide information and resources on important and timely counseling topics and is open to professionals from all different disciplines and backgrounds including counselors, social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, medical professionals, school personnel, higher education personnel, and anyone else in a helping profession. The professional rate is $125, the Monmouth University alumni/employee/field supervisor rate is $100, and the current student rate is $30.
This year’s event features keynote speaker Diana Hulse, Ed.D., a licensed professional counselor (LPC) and national certified counselor (NCC), presenting on “The Necessity of Interpersonal Relationships to Thrive in the Digital Age: A Call to Action for the Counseling Profession.” Following the keynote address, there will be one morning workshop session and two afternoon workshop sessions, with participants given the option to attend one workshop in each session. Presenters include Monmouth University faculty, as well as practicing counselors from the field. Topics include personality disorders, ecotherapy, neuroscience, clinical ethnography, counseling adolescents, and integrative medicine.
During the lunch hour in Anacon Hall, mental health agencies will be tabling with resources about their services, as well as internship and job opportunities. There will also be a student poster session highlighting the research our faculty and students have been conducting. Attendees will be provided both a continental breakfast and lunch, and professionals will receive 6 continuing education hours towards their professional development requirement for licensure.
More information and registration for the conference is available online.