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Department of Professional Counseling to Host Virtual Conference on Current Topics in Counseling

The Department of Professional Counseling’s alumni organization, Counseling Alumni Connection (CAC), will host its fourth annual Current Topics in Counseling Conference virtually on Oct. 16 and 17. This is the first time the event has been expanded to two days, and also the first time the CAC is holding its conference online. This new virtual format will provide constituents both statewide and nationally the opportunity to participate during the ongoing situation with COVID-19. A total of 11 continuing education hours are available for the entire event, including topic areas in ethics, multicultural, and opioid. Current undergraduate and graduate students, Monmouth alumni, employees, and field placement supervisors, as well as community helping professionals, are all invited to attend.

On Friday, Oct. 16, a pre-conference ethics institute will be facilitated by Perry Francis, professor and counseling training clinic coordinator in the Department of Leadership and Counseling at Eastern Michigan University. Francis’ seminar is on Ethics, Law, & Social Justice: The Intersection of Behaviors and Beliefs. The next day, keynote speaker Mona Robinson, professor and immediate past chair of the Department of Counseling and Higher Education at Ohio University, will address Cultural View of Disability: Communicating with People with Disabilities. Following the keynote are six workshops on timely counseling related topics presented by Monmouth faculty, alumni, and outside mental health professionals.

For more information about the conference and to register, please visit pcevents.monmouth.edu. Registration is available for one or both days, with discounts for Monmouth affiliates. All current students can attend the conference free of charge. Please contact Lisa Himelman, director of Professional Development and Special Projects, with questions at lhimelma@monmouth.edu.