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IMHCA Annual ConferenceFriday-Saturday-Sunday
March 8-9-10, 2019
6 CEs Each Day = Total of up to 18 CEs

Hyatt Regency Lisle
Reservations Online $89
1400 Corporetum Dr

Lisle, IL 60532

Friday, March 8, 2019
Resolving Trauma Without Drama
By: Bill O'Hanlon
9 am - 4 pm

Bill O'Hanlon, MS, LMFT, has authored or co-authored 36 books, the latest being Out of the Blue: Six Non-Medication Ways To Relieve Depression (W.W. Norton, April 2014). His books have been translated into 17 languages. He has appeared on Oprah (with his book Do One Thing Different), The Today Show, and a variety of other television and radio programs. Since 1977, Bill has given over 3500 talks around the world. He has been a top-rated presenter at many national conferences and was awarded the Outstanding Mental Health Educator of the Year in 2001 by the New England Educational Institute. Bill is a Licensed Mental Health Professional, Certified Professional Counselor, and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Bill is clinical member of AAMFT (and winner of the 2003 New Mexico AMFT Distinguished Service Award), certified by the National Board of Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists and a Fellow and a Board Member of the American Psychotherapy Association. He is known for his storytelling, irreverent humor, clear and accessible style and his boundless enthusiasm for whatever he is doing. His seminars are as entertaining as they are educational. Bill is currently also pursuing a career as a professional songwriter in Nashville and has released his first album, Being of Sound Mind, on iTunes.
Saturday, March 9, 2019
Various Presenters
9 am - 4 pm


9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Presenter Biography
 Tangible Interventions for
Treating Clients with Bipolar Disorder
Catherine Ness, LCPC

Catherine Ness is a psychotherapist and the owner of Affective Counseling. Catherine has been practicing individual and group counseling for 13 years in a variety of settings, including hospitals, community mental health centers and private practice. Catherine has developed a passion for working with those who have Bipolar Disorder and educating therapists about tangible techniques, outside of medication management, that improve the lives of those struggling with this disorder. Over the past 7 years, 75% of Catherine’s caseload have a diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder. Recognizing the lack of specific interventions for this population, Catherine has rigorously researched the most current and effective techniques available in addition to combining her extensive experience to develop a method of treatment that allows her clients to achieve mood stabilization and meet personal goal.
 Practical Approaches to Eating Disorder Treatment
Jennifer Rogers, M.S.Ed, LPC, NCC

Jennifer Rogers, M.S.Ed, LPC, NCC graduated from Northern Illinois University with a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling as well as a certificate of graduate study in eating disorders and obesity. She has worked with individuals with eating disorders in inpatient, outpatient, and residential settings. Despite the high mortality rate associated with eating disorders, many graduate programs do not adequately address these pernicious and often chronic mental illnesses. Jennifer’s training and work experience in the field of eating disorders has positioned her to help other clinicians understand these complex illnesses and develop their toolbox to more effectively treat individuals and avoid common mistakes that inadvertently cause harm to individuals in this special population.
 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM  Presenter Biography
 Counseling Traumatized LGBTQ youth and teens for Non-LGBTQ Counselor
Beryl J. Armstrong, LCPC

Beryl J. Armstrong lives in Homewood, Illinois with her husband and twin daughters. Beryl has over 20 years of counseling experience. She has worked in various settings including religious, community, hospital, nursing homes, and medical clinics. Beryl currently serves as a Behavioral Health Provider at Family Christian Health Center located in Harvey, IL. Beryl is a counselor trainer and supervisor. She is a featured presenter on the Mental Health Academy; an online training platform for counselor, social workers and psychologist. Beryl believes that the nature of a person can be shaped by immutable things such as upbringing and traumatic experiences. Beryl is known as the transformational specialist.

Getting In Touch: The Importance of The Somatic Therapies
Pamela D. Trice, MA, PsyD, LCPC, LMT

After being a counselor for 10 years, Dr. Trice began exploring the importance of the body in healing and personal growth. After experiencing the transformational impact of the somatic therapies, she returned to school to become a Licensed Massage Therapist. She now works collaboratively with other psychotherapists to provide adjunctive somatic therapy/bodywork for their clients. Dr. Trice has presented workshops at several group practices and clinics.

 Sunday, March 10, 2019
What REALLY Makes a Difference? Promoting Lasting Change
Dr. Jeffrey Kottler
9 am - 4 pm

Jeffrey A. Kottler is one of the most prominent authors and presenters in the fields of counseling, psychotherapy, health, education, and advocacy. He has written over 100 books about a wide range of subjects, including On Being a Therapist, Creative Breakthroughs in Therapy,  Bad Therapy, The Client Who Changed Me, Divine Madness, Stories We’ve Heard, Stories We’ve Told: Life-Changing Narratives in Therapy and Everyday Life, Relationships in Counseling and the Counselor’s Life, On Being a Master Therapist, Secrets of Exceptional Counselors, and most recently, Living and Being a Therapist: Selected Writings of Jeffrey Kottler. Jeffrey has also written several successful trade books about a variety of psychological themes: Private Moments, Secret Selves, Divine Madness: Ten Stories of Creative Struggle, Change: What Leads to Personal Transformation, What You Don’t Know About Leadership But Probably Should, and the best-selling true crime book, The Last Victim: Inside the Minds of Serial Killers that was produced as a feature film (Dear Mr. Gacy). Jeffrey has been a counselor, therapist, supervisor, and educator for 45 years, having worked a preschool, middle school, mental health center, crisis center, hospital, medical school, refugee resettlement agency, nongovernmental organization (NGO), university, community college, private practice, and disaster relief settings. He is also the founder of Empower Nepali Girls, a foundation that supports and mentors at-risk children He has served as a Fulbright scholar and senior lecturer in Peru and Iceland, as well as worked as a visiting professor in New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Nepal. Jeffrey is Professor Emeritus of Counseling at California State University, Fullerton and is Clinical Professor in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at the Baylor College of Medicine. He currently lives in Houston where he works on projects related to refugee trauma with the Alliance for Multicultural Services.

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