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Annual Conference Sunday - 6 CEs Various Presenters

  • March 24, 2024
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Renaissance Chicago Glenview Suites Hotel, 1400 Milwaukee Ave, Glenview, IL 60025


  • 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 for members!


IMHCA Annual Conference

Sunday, March 24, 2024
  9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Renaissance Chicago Glenview Suites Hotel
1400 Milwaukee Ave
Glenview, IL 60025


$109/night hotel rate: BOOK HERE

6 CEs

2 AM Session Choices

Sunday, March 24, 2024
9:00 am - 12:00 pm Song, NCC, LPC, PhD

How to Succeed in Grad School

This workshop will go over all components necessary to succeed in graduate school, including self care practices, setting boundaries, navigating life changes, practicing professionalism, etc. The workshop will include practical tips on how to succeed in a counseling graduate program as well as engage participants in  discussions and interactive practices that will increase self awareness.

Sunday, March 24, 2024
9:00 am - 12:00 pm Young, MA, LCPC, BC-DMT, GL-CMA

Bringing our Bodies into our Body of Knowledge as Trauma Informed Clinicians

As clinicians we recognize the crucial role of the body in healing trauma and engaging in trauma-informed and healing centered practices; however, what often goes unacknowledged is our relationship with our own bodies.  This workshop will center the body as a resource for ourselves as clinicians—enhancing our self-care and well-being—so that we are better equipped to support our clients in accessing their own bodies to advance healing.  Experiential learning will be emphasized, drawing upon the work of Menakem (2017) in his book My Grandmother’s Hands as well as the principles and practices of bodyfulness, as introduced by Caldwell (2018). Together, we will: (1) increase awareness and curiosity about body and movement experiences while learning how to language them, (2) cultivate presence and empowerment through somatic practices, and (3) engage in communal body-centered practices.  Neuroscientific theoretical underpinnings, which are prominent in polyvagal theory (Porges) and interpersonal neurobiology (Siegel), will be highlighted through our body and movement explorations, expanding our cognitive understanding to include an embodied one.  

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - Lunch (on your own)

2 PM Session Choices

Sunday, March 24, 2024

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Raville, PsyD, MA

We Teach Sex (to Everyone)

Today's rapidly changing political landscape combined with the growing need for culturally informed sex positive training and reproductive health support inspired the development of this workshop to facilitate conversations about what this looks like in terms of our work as therapists, teachers, and sexual human beings in the world. Utilizing the lens of feminist theory and liberation psychology we will challenge traditional heteronormative narratives and broaden our scope of understanding so that mental health professionals in numerous roles can provide this much needed support to all the genders and sexual orientations they serve in an inclusive and affirming manner.

Sunday, March 24, 2024

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Worden, MA, LCPC

10 Things I Most Often Tell My Clients: A Counselor’s “Insights” on Things that May be Important

As a counselor with over a decade of experience, join me in exploring recurring themes in my practice through this engaging workshop. Discover practical guideposts to exploring relationality, the human experience, and existential empathy. From "knowing what you really want" to the "3 'R's of an apology," we'll unpack these insights and discuss their application in practice. The session includes experiential exercises in mindful awareness and exploration and provides applicable tools and resources. While rooted in personal and professional experience, relevant research and evidence-based foundations will be integrated throughout.

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