Center for Counselor Training and Services to Offer Workshops

Posted on 9/17/2008 11:04:11 AM

The IUP Center for Counselor Training and Services is offering two workshops for area mental health professionals and students.

The seminars focus on counseling supervision as well as ethical and legal issues in counseling.

“Counseling Supervision: Strategies and Applications” will be offered Oct. 31 at the Indiana Holiday Inn. Dr. Kirsten Murray, assistant professor of counseling at IUP, will present techniques for professionals supervising counseling trainees.

Murray completed her doctoral degree in counselor education and counseling, majoring in couple, marital and family counseling at Idaho State University. She has been at IUP since 2007.

Her experiences include play therapy as well as family, couple and group counseling to a variety of populations that include group home residents and families affected by sexual abuse. Murray has supervised a wide range of counselors-in-training at various developmental levels, utilizing individual, group, triadic and live supervision modalities to implement supervision strategies. She has also conducted multiple trainings on supervision practices for school and community-based counselors.

“A Refresher on Ethical Issues for Counselors” will be offered by Dr. Nadene L’Amoreaux, associate professor in the IUP department of counseling, at the Lamplighter Restaurant in Delmont on Dec. 5.

This three-hour workshop has been approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors and meets the continuing education requirement for training in ethical issues for licensed professional counselors and 2009 renewals. In this seminar, L’Amoreaux will cover the updated code of ethics of the American Counseling Association.

L’Amoreaux has been at IUP since 1999 and teaches courses on ethical and legal issues in the counseling profession. She is a licensed professional counselor and an approved clinical supervisor. L’Amoreaux also has experience in working with adolescents, couples and families as well as with children in a partial hospitalization program.

The Center for Counselor Training and Services offers professional workshops and training for community and school counselors and other mental health professionals throughout the region. The center is directed by Dr. John McCarthy, professor in the department of counseling.

More information about these and other workshops can be found at the center website or by calling 724-357-3807.  Credit card registrations can also be accepted by calling the IUP Research Institute at 724-357-2223.