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

See inclement weather policy below.

Upcoming Seminars

Counseling Adolescents

Adolescents struggle with a variety of issues such as identity struggles, negative self-talk, extreme peer pressure, and difficulties fitting in. They often feel stuck between wanting independence and still needing guidance. Adolescents are more likely than adults to make decisions without considering the consequences and commonly feel invincible. To reach these clients, counselors must understand the developmental challenges of teens to provide effective counseling to them. This seminar will explore the challenges of treating this population and consider many different effective counseling strategies.

August 10th, 2019
With Elizabeth Taylor

Examining the Mind-Body Connection in a Trauma Informed Practice

With a growing awareness of the connection between the mind and body it is important to understand how these pieces function and how dysregulation can happen when a person has experienced trauma. This presentation will explore some of the existing research on the topic, as well as new and upcoming explorations into how interacting with touch can be a tool for supporting people who have experienced trauma and some important considerations to make when doing so.

September 14th, 2019
With Carrie Burnett

Addressing Grief and Mourning: Taking a Closer Look at a Companioning Model

What comes up for you when you are counseling someone with grief and loss issues? How do you sit with your clients in times of deep sadness or relief? Do you allow each client space to feel or is it tempting to talk away his or her pain? Do you consider yourself a teacher or a student when in a therapeutic relationship with a client?

Join Debbie and Lisa as we look at the needs of our clients and also tap into our own personal losses to better understand helpful responses to those that are grieving. Lisa and Debbie will facilitate conversations around better understanding the difference between grief and mourning. You will be better able to assess differences between normal grief and complicated grief reactions and ways to address each. And together we will share some therapeutic tools that may aid in processing a grief response.

October 12th, 2019
With Lisa Wagner-Daegling & Debbie Early, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist

How to Treat Desire Problems for Couples

Most couples struggle with desire issues at some point in their relationship. This comes as a shock for many people because they assume their sex life should be natural and easy-especially when they have great chemistry to start. The reality is that long term relationships take work and a good sex life takes effort. As clinicians, clients need guidance in this area so they can stay happy and healthy. Clients want to discuss their sex lives openly with clinicians so they can improve this area of their lives. Contrary to popular belief, improving the relationship will not necessarily improve a couple’s sex life. In this seminar, Skurtu will offer tangible skills and interventions for clinicians that can be used the very next day in sessions. Skurtu combines humor, raw honesty, and playful stories to teach sexual education concepts that can help clients. The training will be sex positive, body positive, and LGBTQIA+ inclusive.

November 9th
With Angela Skurtu, M.Ed., LMFT AASECT Certified Sex Therapist 


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