Second Saturday Seminars

Fee: $25 | CEUs: 3
CEUs provided by CCCA meet the continuing education requirements for LPCs, LMFTs, and psychologists in the state of Missouri.*

Advanced registration is required for attendance at all seminars.

Cancellations received 24 hours in advance will be eligible for a full refund.

See inclement weather policy below.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, CCCA will be hosting our April and May 2nd Saturday Seminars virtually through Zoom. These meetings can be joined from a computer, tablet or phone. This is a temporary move to prioritize the health and safety of our community. We will return to in-person seminars when it is responsible to do so. 

After registration, you will receive an email from CCCA with an invitation to the meeting a few days prior to the event. This invitation will include the link and password to the virtual meeting room. We will also send out a reminder email the morning of the seminar with the same information again. Email with any questions.

Upcoming Seminars

Assessment and Treatment of OCD and Related Disorders

OCD can present as clearly as concerns with contamination and hand washing or as covert as what seems like generalized anxiety. This training will help you better assess the presenting features of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and other related disorders such as Health Anxiety, Social Anxiety, and specific phobias. This training will also discuss an introduction of the treatment methods for OCD and related disorders using Exposure and Response Prevention, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and the use of virtual reality.

April 11th, 2020
With Michael Stier, MA, LCPC

Virtually via ZOOM

A Clinician’s Guide to Working with Incarcerated Individuals and Their Families

Providing mental health services to individuals in jails and prisons presents a unique set of clinical, ethical and cultural challenges. Offenders often come from rough backgrounds, operate by a unique set of social values and are frequently much more ill – mentally and physically – than other segments of the population. Understanding each of these complications is a necessity in providing competent and ethical mental health care. Similarly, family members of the incarcerated are often in need of mental health services. They share many similarities with their incarcerated relatives and may bring additional challenges as well. This workshop will tackle these complex issues with the goal of arming clinicians to recognize and confidently and competently address this unique group.

May 9th, 2020
With Dr. Rod Hoevet, Psy.D.

May be held virtually

Introduction to Maternal Mental Health

Approximately 1 in 7 mothers experience postpartum depression. Other factors such as poverty or teen pregnancy can increase those odds even more. In fact, according to Postpartum Support International, perinatal depression is the most common complication of childbirth! If you want to learn more about maternal mental health, then this introductory seminar is a great place to start! Intended for clinicians new to this population, topics covered in this seminar will include an introduction to Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADS) as well as perinatal loss and grief. Other topics discussed will include: risk factors, barriers to treatment, evaluation, assessment, and effective treatment modalities. After completing this seminar, participates should be able to differentiate between the various perinatal mood and anxiety disorders as well as screen and assess for treatment.

June 13th, 2020
With Rachael Arnold, MSW, LCSW

Food and How It Relates to Mental Health

Our August topic is near and dear to our presenter’s heart. She writes: “…most people do not realize how much of what they eat effects them mentally as well as physically.  I have found that in my practice understanding how food interacts with mental health is the key that sometimes is missing in treatment. I hope to teach on this very enormous topic and bring you useful information that you can use with your own clients. We will be touching topics including ADHD, bipolar, anxiety and depression…just to name a few. This is a holistic approach to understanding mental health.”

August 8th, 2020
With Elizabeth M F Taylor, MA, LPC

Drama Therapy for Groups and Individuals

Drama Therapy is an active, experiential approach to facilitating change. Through storytelling, projective play, purposeful improvisation, and performance, participants are invited to rehearse desired behaviors, practice being in relationship, expand and find flexibility between life roles, and perform the change they wish to be and see in the world. (North American Drama Therapy Association)
This workshop will be hands on and experiential to allow participants to gain an understanding of the growing field of drama therapy and how it can promote understanding and healing in various settings from individual therapy to family and group therapy, as well as a range of settings from schools, agencies, residential, hospitals, prisons, and geriatric, amongst others.

September 12th, 2020
With Paula Heller, MA, LPC, RDT


Cancellations due to inclement weather will be announced by 5 am the day of the seminar. Attendees who registered online will be notified of the cancellation via email. Those who have registered and paid in advance will be issued a refund. Those planning to pay at the door can check our Facebook Page. The event listing on our website will also be updated by that time.

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8:45am – 9:00am, Check-In/Light Breakfast
9:00am – 12:30pm Presentation/Q&A

9666 Olive Blvd 
Olivette, MO 63132
3rd Floor Conference Room