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.*


As of 3/1/19 CCCA will only be able to accept advance registration & payment for attendance at all seminars.

Due to limited capacity, we will no longer be able to accept walk-ins.

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

See inclement weather policy below.

Upcoming Seminars

The Discipline of Self-Care

“Take care.” We hear or offer the well-intentioned sentiment all the time. But what does it mean to truly take care of ourselves? Especially when there often seems to be no escape from the demands of the day. As helping professionals, we understand that a practice of self-care is vital if we are to be at our best when working with those who seek our services. Not to mention that looking after ourselves both physically and emotionally models healthy behavior to our clientele.

Please join us as we address the topic of self-care and explore ways in which we can incorporate it into daily life—which will naturally put us in a better position to help others do the same.

April 13, 2019
With Ronald Laney, MA, PLPC

Art Therapy with Teens

Sometimes words are not enough, or even not at all. This presentation speaks to the work done with teens who sometimes don’t have the words to express how they are feeling, or the hard things they have been through. Trust and safety are huge factors in reaching a teen. The relationship of trust grown in session can be the difference between continuing to work with a teen and them never agreeing to return. Natalie will share work she has done with teens to help support their transitions, difficulties and traumas through the lens of art therapy.

Counseling Children & Adults with ADHD

Led by Kristin Seymour who has written a book on the subject – The Fog Lifted: A Clinician’s Victorious Journey With ADHD, This seminar will address three focus areas: self-esteem, motivation and self- efficacy, and ADHD medication.

About Kristin: As an ADHD patient, an advanced practice nurse, mother of two ADHD teens, & ADHD specialist, Kristin understands the condition better than most. Many medical professionals and parents refer to her as ‘the ‘ADHD Whisperer.’ Her passion is to help students not suffer like she did and to recognize how ADHD can be a gift.

Counseling Clients of Faith

(especially for non-faith based clinicians)

When working with clients from a strengths-based perspective, faith can be a huge strength. Do you regularly ask clients about their faith? Are you hesitant to discuss faith with clients? Do you feel uncomfortable discussing faith with clients who are of a different faith than yourself or afraid you might put off a “religious” client? How does your faith (or non-faith) effect your view of religious clients? What level of self-disclosure regarding faith are you comfortable with? We will explore these questions, and discuss techniques to address faith in session, when to refer, and how to collaborate with spiritual/religious advisors.

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


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