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2021 ICA Annual Conference

The 2021 ICA Annual Conference is going virtual! May 31- June 4, 2021 

The 2021 ICA Annual Conference with the theme Adapt & Overcome will provide several presentations on trauma, advocacy, professional identity, multicultural considerations, and more! You will learn about the resilience and flexibility of professional counselors and how we remain strong in community and collaboration. 

We will be recording these sessions as well if you are unable to view a session at the scheduled time and we will send the video links after the conference to view until July 1, 2021As a registered attendee you will still have access to the sessions and the continuing education credits. All registered attendees will receive the Electronic Conference brochure and conference session meeting links 1 week prior to conference.


  • Earn up to 23.25 CEs! Programs will be live during the conference, but will also be available to earn continuing education until July 1, 2021!

  • Virtual Awards Reception where we will announce the 2020 Award Recipients.

  • Virtual Graduate Student Presentations for Master's and Doctoral counseling graduate students can present their research and dissertation proposals.

  • Refresh your practice with our exciting keynote speaker, Dr. Heather Trepal, ACA Past President!

  • Opportunities to network in group settings, one-on-one, and in public chat forums! Connect with professional counselors from a variety of backgrounds and locations.


Did you know you can volunteer at the Annual Conference and attend for free? Graduate counseling student volunteers can serve at the ICA Annual Conference as a Virtual Session Moderator. APPLICATIONS CLOSED

Please contact our ICA Graduate Student Representative, Isabella Betancourt at if you have any questions related to being a Student Volunteer for the Conference. 


Early bird rates until April 30, 2021

  • ICA Member: $125 (Early bird); $150 (Regular) 
  • ICA Non-member: $150 (Early bird); $200 (Regular) 
  • Graduate Student Volunteer: $0 (Code Required, Given by ICA Student Representative)
  • Graduate Student Not Volunteer: $35

Register here 2021 ICA Virtual Conference (Live) or Scroll down below to register!


All times are listed for Eastern Standard Time (EST)

May 31, 2021 

10 AM- 11:30 AM EST

Keynote Plenary Session: When the Red Light Turns Green: Counselors in Integrated Care Adapting for the Future- Heather Trepal, Ph.D., LPC-S (TX), Past President of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES), the Association for Creativity in Counseling (ACC), and the American Counseling Association (ACA)

12 PM- 12:30 PM

Ecotherapy: A Natural Response to Screen Time Strains- Carole Schreiber, BS; Anthony Suarez, PhD, LMHC, Assistant Professor of Psychology

3 PM- 4:30 PM

Exploring Men's Experiences in a Counselor Training Program- Suzy Wise, Ph.D., LPC(IL), NCC

June 1, 2021

8 AM- 9 AM 

Expressive Arts Logotherapy for Teens - Dr. Julie Lynn Quigley, LMHC, NCC, M.S. School Counseling

9 AM- 9:45 AM

Indiana Counseling Association All Members Meeting 

10 AM- 11 AM

An Ethical Escape Room: Applying and Surviving Ethical Decision-Making- Michelle Itczak, LMHC, ATR-BC, ATCS; Kennedy Connor, MA Candidate

11 AM-12 PM

Self Care and Quality of Life in Mental Health Care Providers during COVID-19- Jama Davis, PhD, LMHC, LCMHC, NCC, ACS; Whitni Buckles, PhD, LMHC, NCC

2 PM- 3 PM

An Introduction to Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS)- Jerry Davis, Ph.D., LCSW, LMFT, LMHC

4 PM- 4:30 PM

E-Mentoring during COVID-19: Professional Identity Development in Counseling Graduate Students -Dan-Ryan Charles, M.A. Graduate Student; Emma Eckart, PhD

June 2, 2021

9 AM- 10 AM 

All in the Same Boat: Adapting to New Conditions -- Anthony McCrovitz, PhD, LMHC

10 AM-11:30 AM

Creative Exposure Intervention - A Creative Group Approach for Social Anxiety - Michael Trexler, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., LMHC (IN), LPC-S (VA), NCC, CCMHC 

12 PM-1 PM

A Relationship-Driven Therapy -- Carissa Lopez-Bockus, M.S.Ed., LMHC

1 PM- 2:30 PM

Racial Justice, Advocacy and the Role of the School Counselor- Sylvia Hollins, M.Ed, NBCC, NCSC

4 PM- 5 PM

Adolescent Domestic Sex Trafficking—What Counselors Need to Know -Rachel Feldwisch, PhD, MAAT, LMHC, ATR-BC; Isabella Betancourt, MA; Ashley Gray, Clinical Mental Health Counseling graduate student 

5 PM- 6 PM

3 Common Mistakes Counselors Make that Destroy Their Peace of Mind and How to Avoid These Mistakes Once and For All- Lisa Franklin, LCSW

June 3, 2021

10 AM- 11 AM 

Contextual Clues in Cross-Cultural Counseling: Integrating Adlerian and Cognitive Anthropological Theory- Dale Wayman, PhD, LCAC, LMHC, ACS

11 AM-12 PM

Trauma-Informed and Trauma-Focused Counseling-Rachel Feldwisch, PhD, MAAT, LMHC, ATR-BC

1 PM- 2 PM

From whiteness norms to multiculturalism: Educating white students to understand and celebrate diversity- Felicity Kelcourse, Associate Professor of Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Psychology of Religion at Christian Theological Seminary, MMin, PhD, LMHC

2 PM-3 PM

Graduate Student Poster Presentations

June 4, 2021

9 AM- 10 AM

COVID as an opportunity for program experiential growth - Anna Viviani, Associate Professor at Indiana State University, PhD, LMHC, ACS

10 AM- 11 AM

Creating Diverse and Inclusive Learning Environments for Counselors-in-Training- Tara Bryant-Edwards, MS, MBA, LCPC

11 AM- 12 PM

The Cost of Self-Destructive Coping Strategies- Aleksandar Drobnjakovic, Ed.D, LMHCA

1 PM- 3 PM

Facilitating Disclosure Between Partners in Infidelity Treatment- Dr. Butch Losey, LPCC-S, Xavier University

4 PM- 4:30 PM

ICA Awards Reception - Announcing 2020 Award recipients

Indiana Counseling Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 2015.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Indiana Counseling Association is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

The Indiana Counseling Association has partnered with Life Recovery Center to provide Continuing Education for attendees with behavioral health licenses under the authority of  The Indiana Behavioral Health Board of the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency.

2020 ICA Virtual Conference

Registration Open Until June 3, 2021

(11 Presentations; 9 Continuing Education Units Available)

  • $25 - Students
  • $50 - ICA Members
  • $60- Non-ICA Members

Register Here: ICA 2020 Virtual Conference or Scroll down and Register Below!

For ICA's virtual conference all the sessions have been pre-recorded, so that when you register you'll receive links to all the sessions and can view them when it is most convenient for you.

View the 2020 Virtual Conference flyer here: ICA_Virtual_Conference_2020.pdf

View the ICA 2020 Conference Presentation Descriptions here:  ICA_Annual_Conference_2020.pdf

UPDATE: *To obtain continuing education credit, complete the online evaluation form using the link provided in the confirmation email. If you do not receive your CE certificate within 1 week of completing the online evaluation, or have any further questions, please email the Executive Director at 

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