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Annual Conference Sunday - 6 CEs Various Presenters

  • March 06, 2022
  • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • The Drake OakBrook 2301 York Road Oak Brook, 60523


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

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IMHCA Annual Conference - Sunday
March 6, 2022
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
6 CEs




The Drake Oak Brook 
2301 York Road Oak Brook, 60523
ention you are attending the Illinois Mental Health Counselors Annual Conference and receive a special room rate of $149.00. Special room rates are available until Feb 1, 2022. Follow the link to book a reservation.

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2 Choices

Sunday, March 6, 2022
8:30 am - 11:30 am

Room A

Azizi Marshall, LCPC, RDT-BCT, REAT

Azizi Marshall is the Founder & CEO of the Center for Creative Arts Therapy, an arts-based psychotherapy practice and training center in Chicago. In a world flooded with health information, Azizi's creative mental health approach and straightforward business advice draw thousands of inspired clients to her work. Azizi holds graduate degrees in community mental health AND theatre. As a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and accomplished entrepreneur, cultivating a lifestyle of creativity and wellness is her life's mission. Azizi has been featured in Oprah Magazine, CNN, NBC News, Thrive Global, Bustle, Reader's Digest, The Huffington Post, Chicago Tribune, and Glancer Magazine. She speaks on stages and podcasts regularly throughout the country on Creative Arts Therapy, and guest posts on national news articles about wellness and creativity.​

Workshop Description: 

Revolutionize Your Private Practice

Ready to expand your private practice and grow beyond the 1:1 client sessions and into corporate wellness and online courses? Want to spend more time providing high-impact and life changing programs to your most energizing clients and communities, yet don't know where to start? This workshop teaches you how to build a niche training program through a comprehensive strategy, specifically designed with YOUR unique talents and audience: helping you to stop the overwhelm and burnout of running a private practice in its tracks so you not only survive, but THRIVE, while serving others. Learn how to create successful corporate wellness programs and online courses so you can produce massive growth, sustainability and impact for your business, community and clients. It all starts with getting CRYSTAL CLEAR about what you ACTUALLY do for people -- and how to package, price and sell that transformation.

Date / Hours: Sunday 3/6/22  8:30am-11:30am

Sunday, March 6, 2022

8:30 am - 11:30 am
Room B

Justin Wolfe, LCPC, CADC, CRC, PCGC

Justin Wolfe is the Manager of the Adolescent and Adult Outpatient Addiction Services Program at Linden Oaks Hospital. Justin has been with Linden Oaks Hospital for nine years serving in a capacity of roles from clinical therapist, lead clinical therapist, clinical supervisor and now manager of the service line. Justin has been active in standardizing the service line, developing program curriculum and supporting its rollout throughout the system for both adolescent and adult. Justin has presented at the ASAM national conference focusing on the Utilization of Contingency Management within Addiction Treatment.  Justin is also a former high school soccer coach and now enjoys coaching his daughter and son’s soccer teams in his free time.

Workshop Description: 

Motivating the Unmotivated: Utilizing Motivational Interviewing to help facilitate change

Workshop will focus on resolving barriers to change that impeded a clients progress. We will discuss ways to support engagement, increase hope and confidence in their ability to  be successful inmoving towards their goals. The foundations of attachment will be used to increase awareness to challenges that will impact a clients engagement and other behavior in treatment.

Date / Hours: Sunday 3/6/2022  8:30am-11:30am

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM - Lunch: is on your own.

2 Choices
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Room A


Shan Ru Lin is a Board Certified Art Therapist (ATR-BC), and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor(LCPC) in Chicago, Illinois. She is a graduate of the Drexel University Creative Arts in Therapy Master's program, and a 2020 fellow from the University of Chicago's psychodynamic psychotherapy program. Her professional experiences range from working with juvenile sex offenders, psychiatric hospitals for adults, trauma-informed practice in community social service settings for women in homelessness, sexual assault counseling for adults and children, studio-based art therapy, and art therapy consulting in a school setting. Shan is the founder of Spring Advisory, a consulting firm focused on continuing education and supervision. Shan is a professor and teaches in art therapy graduate programs in higher education. Shan is a committee member for the Art Therapy Credentials Board.

Workshop Description: 

Working with women in homelessness using trauma-informed approach in community settings

Homelessness is a complex problem with many layers and historic background. Working with women in homelessness requires an expansion upon traditional counseling concepts and techniques.

Overview of poverty and homelessness in the United States and its impact on the People of Color, and Black community. The background that led to Women’s Homelessness. A trauma Informed approach for women experiencing homelessness. Gender appropriate and gender specific counseling approaches and considerations. Therapeutic approaches pertinent to women in homelessness.

Date / Hours: Sunday 3/6/2022  12:30pm-3:30pm

12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Room B

Denise Purvis, PhD, NCC, LCPC, CRADC, CODP II

Denise Purvis is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Nationally Board-Certified Counselor, Certified Substance Abuse Counselor, Certified Co-Occurring Disorders Level II Counselor, and holds a Doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision.  Dr. Purvis has ongoing research interests with promoting the needs of culturally diverse counseling supervisees as a Clinical Mental Health Counseling Core faculty member for Judson University in Elgin, Illinois, Practicum/Internship Coordinator at Judson University, Chair of Institutional Review Board at Judson University, and adjunct faculty member for two remote Clinical Mental Health Counseling programs.  Dr. Purvis has 25 years’ experience in diverse counseling settings including residential, hospital, community, EAP, and private practice settings.

Workshop Description: 

Promoting Ethical and Social Justice Competencies within Supervision for Culturally Diverse Supervisees

Based on the increased need for mental health services in society, more clinicians are willing to accept counseling interns or clinicians new to the field.  Despite minimum state requirements established to supervise, supervisors may feel out of their comfort zone meeting the developmental needs of culturally diverse counseling supervisees. You will examine the following within the workshop: ethical standards of supervision, developmental framework of supervision, gatekeeping role of supervisors, awareness of cultural and social justice competencies, and preparing supervisees to work with at risk populations.  The theme throughout the workshop is to build competency within supervision working with diverse supervisees to promote social justice and multicultural competencies.

Date / Hours: Sunday 3/6/2022  12:30pm-3:30pm


Worry free cancellation. If IMHCA needs to reschedule or cancel the conference or create virtual sessions you will be notified and offered a full refund.

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