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Annual Conference Sunday - 6 CEs Member Special Jeffrey Kottler

  • March 10, 2019
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Hyatt Regency Lisle, 1400 Corporetum Dr, Lisle, IL 60532


  • Attend all three days of the IMHCA Annual Conference at a discounted rate for members!
  • Attend all three days of the IMHCA Annual Conference at a discounted rate!

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IMHCA Annual Conference - Sunday

Sunday - March 10, 2019

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Jeffrey Kottler

What REALLY Makes a Difference? Promoting Lasting Changes

Jeffrey's books will be for sale at the workshop!

Presenter Bio

effrey 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.

Workshop Description

here are discrepancies between what counselors and therapists believe is most helpful in their sessions versus reports by their clients. Whereas practitioners believe most passionately that it is their approach, techniques, and interventions that matter most, clients report something quite different. Even after decades of empirical research we still don’t have a handle on what really leads to lasting changes in people’s lives, both within counseling and in everyday experiences. This workshop explores the nature of quantum change and what factors are most instrumental and most likely to maintain continued progress long after sessions end.

Learning Objectives

1.  Review the research and anecdotal reports on the factors that are most associated with lasting change, both within therapeutic relationships, as well as everyday life.

2.  Learn to conduct more meaningful collaborative assessments with clients to determine what is most impactful, making adjustments as needed.

 3.  Focus more on variables such as modeling, therapeutic alliance, narratives, and the experiences of personal transformation that are most associated with enduring changes.

4.  Apply principles of quantum change to a variety of clinical and personal experiences, both within the context of helping relationships and in daily life.


On your own


Workshop will be 6.0 CEs/PDs for LPC/LCPC; LSW/LCSW; LMFT; Psychologists


Mention you are attending the Illinois Mental Health Counselors Annual Conference and receive a special room rate of $89.00 (Standard King or Double Room). Special room rates are available until February 21, 2019. Call 888-421-1442
to make reservations.

Cancellation Policy

Registrations, cancelled before seven days prior to the workshop, can be refunded minus for the NCMHCE training a $70 ($20 administration fee, and $50 e-book purchase). The e-book component of the workshop cannot be returned. Upon cancellation, registrants will retain the e-book. For all webinars and audio trainings there is no cancellation. Once you are sent the link to access the training there is NO refund. For all other trainings there is a $20 cancellation fee. No refunds can be made seven days prior to the workshop. Workshops may be cancelled or rescheduled due to  circumstances beyond our control. IMHCA is not responsible for any loss or damage as a result of substitution, alteration, or cancellation of an event. IMHCA shall assume no liability whatsoever in the event that a workshop is cancelled, rescheduled or postponed due to a fortuitous event, Act of God, unforeseen occurrences or any other event that renders performance of this conference impracticable, illegal or impossible. For purposes of this clause, a fortuitous event shall include, but not be limited to: war, fire, labor strike, extreme weather or other emergency. IMHCA will make every effort to offer a substitution event in the case IMHCA cancels because of a fortuitous event or Act of God.

Proof of IMHCA Membership: To receive the member discount you need to be a current member of ICA and the IMHCA division. If you are unsure, please call and we can verify your membership status.

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