Second Saturday Seminars
– professional development seminars held the second Saturday of every month, hosted by CCCA & presented by local clinicians –
All seminars are held on the 2nd Saturday of the month and are hosted virtually via Zoom.
Advanced registration required.
Can’t attend live? No worries! All of our seminars are recorded. Register now, receive a replay link, and watch the recording up to 14 days after the live event!
Cancellations received 24 hours in advance will be eligible for a full refund.
MS LPC, PhD
LGBTQ+ Concerns in Counseling
Saturday, December 11th @9:00 am (CST)
Are you looking to learn about counseling LGBTQ+ clients? Or, do you need to refresh your multicultural competence and humility in working with this community as a counselor? This workshop is for you!
Those who attend this workshop will leave with awareness, knowledge, and skills to provide affirming care to, and advocate for, LGBTQ+ clients. To scaffold learning, current, appropriate terminology and language related to affectional/sexual orientation and attraction and internal gender will be described. As you become more familiar with this knowledge, a better awareness of the intersection of LGBTQ+ status in relation to other socially constructed identities will be acquired and your understanding of systemic barriers faced by this community will develop. The workshop will also review local, national, and global resources to improve counselors’ multicultural competency and skills when working with LGBTQ+ clients.
Rebecca Lynne Ray
New Mothers In Crisis
Perinatal Mental Health & Insights for Suicide Prevention
Saturday, January 8th @9:00 am (CST)
Research findings are building the case for the perinatal time period as a critical turning point for women’s mental health. A new study (University of Michigan) finds that the presence of suicidal thoughts and self-harm among U.S. childbearing women has nearly tripled in the past 10 years. Increasingly women are at higher risk for new-onset of severe mental illness (SMI) in the early postpartum period than any other time in their lives.
Join us as we take a look at: the risk factors that identify women in pregnancy who are at higher risk of experiencing thoughts of suicide, with an emphasis on red flags that require urgent mental health assessment and intervention; the shortfalls and gaps in care that have been identified as areas for improvement when supporting women in pregnancy with mental health needs and crises, including feeling suicidal; and a range of multidisciplinary community-based approaches and knowledge being applied to advance treatment for perinatal mental health needs toward the goal of reducing suicide among women in pregnancy (timespan: during pregnancy to 12 months post-delivery).
The training will be led by Rebecca Ray, MA, PLPC, and also include shared personal experience by April Scott, a Registered Nurse, who is motivated to raise awareness from her own experience with anxiety, depression, postpartum depression and suicidal ideation. As a working professional in the healthcare field, April is interested in sharing her story and highlighting the risks for mothers who may push away the warning signs that otherwise might lead them to seek help during pregnancy and after childbirth.
How Best to Support Veterans and Their Families
Saturday, February 12th @9:00 am (CST)
This training workshop explains the significant connection between support for Veteran family caregivers and increased value of service for Veterans including improved health outcomes, relationships and quality of life. It will discuss common barriers to including family caregivers as part of the healthcare team. An explanation of the caregiver journey along with strategies to assist and support family caregivers and veterans navigate the healthcare system will be presented.
Racial Trauma: Death by a Thousand Papercuts
Saturday, May 14th @9:00 am (CST)
Professor Alvin Poussaint described the cumulative impact of microaggressions as “death by a thousand nicks”. What might seem small and insignificant can become ingrained into the very fiber of one’s being, causing the body to live in a constant state of alert.
This workshop will discuss how racial trauma impacts the physical, social, and psychological health of individuals and communities. Participants will recognize systemic oppressions and engage in dialogue around racial healing, empowerment, and equity.
CCCA’s Second Saturday Seminars meet the continuing education requirements for LPCs, LMFTs, and psychologists in the state of Missouri. Attendance certificates are provided via email within one week of the event. *Click here for more information regarding CEU approval by profession.