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.

As we continue to comply with guidelines on in-person gatherings, CCCA may hold upcoming seminars virtually through Zoom. These meetings can be joined from a computer, tablet, or phone. We will notify attendees of the decision to move online at least one week prior to the seminar.

For online seminars, registrants will receive an email from CCCA with a link inviting them to the meeting a few days prior to the event. We will also send out a reminder email the morning of the seminar with the same information again. Email with any questions.

Upcoming Seminars

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 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

Introduction to the Internal Family Systems (IFS) Model: Unlocking the Wisdom Within

This workshop will provide an introduction to the Internal Family Systems (IFS) Model, an experiential and compassionate model of psychotherapy that enhances awareness of innate sources of healing within. According to Dr. Richard Schwartz, the IFS Model “views a person as containing an ecology of relatively discrete minds, each of which has valuable qualities and each of which is designed to — and wants to — play a valuable role within.” This dynamic therapeutic approach is beautifully non-pathologizing as it encourages courageous, compassionate curiosity to develop an understanding of how life experiences shape our responses to ourselves and the world around us. Clients and therapists work collaboratively to unlock the internal wisdom within by exploring the internal dynamics that often block authenticity. This workshop uses didactic and experiential teaching methods to foster an understanding of the foundational concepts of the IFS model, including multiplicity of human experience and conceptualizing the protective functions and roles of the internal system.

October 10th, 2020
With Cristina Smugala, LPC

Exposure Response Prevention Therapy

Description coming soon!

November 14th, 2020
With Michael Stier, MA, LCPC


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.

*Click here for more information regarding CEU approval by profession.


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