Second Saturday Seminars

Fee: $25 | CEUs: 3

 – professional development seminars held the second Saturday of every month, hosted by CCCA & presented by local clinicians –

Upcoming Seminars

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.

Caryn Attianese

Caryn Attianese


Eating Disorders, Disordered Eating, and Other Therapeutic Food Issues

How to Treat, Recognize, and Know When to Refer

Saturday, April 10th @9:00 am (CST)

Have you ever said, “I don’t work with eating disorder clients?” Statistics show that even though you don’t work with that direct population, you are seeing them show up in your practice. Many clients who present for treatment with anxiety, depression, chemical dependency, trauma, and other co-occurring issues, also have identified eating disorders. From overeating to undereating and compulsive exercise to no exercise, dysfunctional eating patterns need to be addressed in order for there to be progress with the presenting concern. However, if you are not an eating disorder professional, you may be doing more harm than good with a lack of knowledge. How do you know when to refer or when to treat it as disordered eating, or following an “addiction” model for treatment? Many therapeutic modalities can be very effective for dysfunctional eating behaviors, however there are also some key differences when treating a client with an eating disorder. We will discuss treatment of the core issues, including shame and control. Sub-clinical eating disorders, which are much less talked about, such as drunkorexia and orthorexia, will be reviewed with key signs to look for within clients.

Michael Stier

Michael Stier


Am I Going to be Okay, Doc? Treating Health Anxiety

FRIDAY, April 16th @9:00 am (CST)

Anxiety around health can show up for clients in various ways and has been spiked for many by the COVID outbreak. Unfortunately, these clients are often dismissed by professionals and rarely get connected with the effective treatment that they need to actually get better. This training will focus on learning how to identify and diagnose anxiety around health, distinguish the features among similar presenting disorders (I.e. illness anxiety disorder, somatic symptom disorder, panic disorder, and OCD with health themes), developing an understanding behind the client’s symptoms and implementing evidenced-based treatment methods.

Eddie Valls

Eddie Valls

Chief Advisor & Founder of Wellness Fi

Developing a Financial Foundation for Your Private Practice

Saturday, May 8th @9:00 am (CST)

Whether you are just starting out or you’ve been in private practice for years, having a strong financial foundation within your business can pay dividends. By having a financial foundation in place you will have a practice that lasts long term, peace of mind on the wealth side, and confidence in your post-practice retirement.
Join us as we discuss what goes into developing a financial foundation for your practice. We will discuss many of the financial aspects of running a practice. From banking, tax, bookkeeping, retirement planning, to setting up business entities, we will cover what is structurally necessary to set the foundation for financial success.
Samantha Dickens

Samantha Dickens

MSW, ALIVE Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator

Intimate Partner Violence 101

Saturday, July 10th @9:00 am (CST)

Welcome to Intimate Partner Violence 101 where we will explore the dynamics of intimate partner violence (IPV) including types of violence, vulnerable populations, warning signs of abuse, and the impact of COVID-19. We will delve further into the intersection of IPV and mental health care and how IPV might present in a counseling setting. Then we’ll apply the knowledge you’ve learned to hypothetical scenarios so you can practice your skills!

Obtaining ceu’s

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.