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Meet Your Spring Conference 2021 Presenters

Dawn C. Staub, M.Ed., LPC, CTT, ALPS is a Senior Clinical Therapist with WVU Medicine and Adjunct Professor at West Virginia University teaching within the Addictions Counseling minor. She is a nationally certified Trauma Focused CBT therapist, and holds certifications in trauma therapy, compassion fatigue, tobacco cessation, and CBT for insomnia. For over 22 yearsContinue reading “Meet Your Spring Conference 2021 Presenters”

Ashley Connolly on Working with Students to Develop Self-Care Habits

The following week during counseling, the student was excited to share with me what she had planned for herself every day, and told me that she felt more motivated to do her work after she took some time doing things she enjoyed. For example, she likes makeup, so she practiced doing fun and creative techniques she recently saw on YouTube. I was so pleased that a simple act of making herself a priority changed her outlook on school.

Savana Earnest on Lessons for Working With Children Via Telehealth

When you learn how to assess individuals, for whatever reason, you learn the basics of rapport-building, including conversation, positive body language, and semi-structured interviews. I have come to find out that, as with most things learned in the classroom these past two years, those facets go out the window when your client is on a computer screen. Here are a few considerations I have learned while working with children via teleconference:

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