indiana counseling association

Upcoming events

    • 22 Jul 2020
    • (UTC-04:00)
    • 3 Jun 2021
    • (UTC-04:00)

    Due to COVID-19, we are providing our annual conference virtually through 11 pre-recorded sessions, with 9 continuing education units available. Instructions for obtaining CE units provided on the Conference Registration page.

    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. 


    1. We are currently estimating that all CE Certificates will be issued within a week of completing online conference evaluation. We will not be able to provide your CE Certificate until your evaluation form has been completed and submitted.

    2. To obtain continuing education credit, complete the online evaluation form (included in confirmation email) after you have attended the virtual conference sessions. 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

    • 10 Dec 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (UTC-05:00)

    Presenter: Carissa Lopez-Bockus, MS, LMHC

    Presenter Bio: Carissa Lopez-Bockus is a licensed mental health counselor whose background involves clinical practice in community, non-profit, and private practice settings. Currently she is practicing as a licensed mental health counselor at Shepherd Community Center, a non-profit organization located in the Near Eastside of Indianapolis, IN, where she serves children through adults. She currently serves as the President of Indiana Counseling Association and is an active member of the American Counseling Association and the American Mental Health Counselors Association. 

    Brief Description: Play therapy has been proven to be an effective and evidence-based practice for a wide array of mental and emotional problems (including treating trauma, anger, ADHD, attachment issues). Although play therapy is primarily utilized with children and adolescents, in studies done with adults, play therapy has also been useful and effective. 

    Learning Objectives: 

    Participants will be able to:

    1. Understand the importance of play as a therapeutic technique to utilize with children and adolescents.
    2. Gain knowledge about the development of play therapy and over views of specific branches of play therapy: solution-focused, cognitive behavioral, Theraplay and prescriptive play therapies.
    3. Learn considerations for integrating play therapy techniques into clinical practices, including choosing play interventions and material selection. 
    4. Review multicultural considerations for the use of play therapy with diverse populations. 

    This is a live webinar event, $5 for members and $10 for non-members. 1 continuing education credit is available for attending this session. This live webinar will be recorded. 

    For members, please make sure to log into the ICA website before registering for this event so that you received the member rate. 

    Registration and continuing education information located in the confirmation email.

    • 19 Feb 2021
    • 8:00 AM (UTC-05:00)
    • 20 Feb 2021
    • 5:15 PM (UTC-05:00)

    This is a live, virtual event over two days.

    * Important Information about these valuable workshops:

    • Participants need to commit to attending both days for the full exam prep workshop.
    • All participants must pay before being allowed admission to the workshop. 
    • Please check into the exam prep seminar 10 minutes early to troubleshoot for any technical issues.   
    • Lunch is on your own. Please feel free to eat during the workshop at your convenience. 
    • We would also encourage you to bring your DSM if you have one (it is not required, but you may want to reference it throughout or at the end of the day).
    • Participants will receive agenda and workshops materials one week prior to exam prep seminar, following confirmed registration and payment. 
    • Participants will complete an evaluation and receive continuing education certificate (if indicated) following the exam prep seminar. 

    Cancellation Policy: No refunds can be made seven days prior to the workshop. Workshops may be cancelled or rescheduled due to inadequate registration or other circumstances beyond our control. If ICA cancels a workshop due to inadequate registration, you will receive a full refund.  ICA is not responsible for any loss or damage as a result of substitution, alteration, or cancellation of an event.

    • 4 Jun 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM (UTC-04:00)

    Theme: Adapt & Overcome 

    *Masks will be required for attendance 

    Regular Full-Day Conference (University of Indianapolis, Health Pavilion): June 4, 2021

    Conference itinerary (June 4th):

    8:30-9:00 am Registration

    9:00-10:00 a.m. Keynote Speaker

    11:00 am- 4:00 pm Various breakout sessions

    4:00- 5:30 pm Awards Reception

    Boxed Lunches will be provided for the conference; you will select your choice during registration. 

    Parking at UIndy is free. You may choose to refer to the UIndy parking map: 


    Typically, attendees can expect to earn up to 7 continuing education units for attending the Regular Full Day Conference. 

    Attendees will be given evaluations based on presentations attended. After evaluations have been completed, the continuing education certificate will be emailed to attendees. In registration, please use the email address you wish the continuing education certificate to be sent to. 

    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.


    Exhibitor Setup: Exhibitors will be permitted access to the Exhibit Space for set up on Friday, June 4th between 8:00 and 8:30 AM. Exhibits will open to the public at 8:30 AM.; 

    Display: Exhibits may be displayed all day, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Exhibits will be asked to break down between 4:00 and 4:30 PM.; 

    Exhibit Provisions: Exhibitors will be listed in the Final Conference Packet sent to conference attendees. If there is specific promotional material you wish for us to include, please contact the conference coordinator. Exhibitors will be provided the standard booth equipment.;

    Assignment of Booths: Assignment of Exhibit space will not be made without full payment and a completed application. The Indiana Counseling Association reserves the right to rearrange the floor plan and to relocate any Exhibit at any time prior to the opening of the Conference.; 

    Booth Equipment: Standard exhibit space equipment will consist of 1 table and 1-2 chairs.; 

    Cancellations: If you find it necessary to cancel your Exhibitor Reservation, the cancellation must be made in writing on company letter head or by e-mail. If you cancel your Exhibitor Reservation more than two (2) weeks before the Conference, you will receive a FULL refund. NO refunds can be made for cancellations received within two (2) weeks of the Conference.; 

    Exhibits which include operation of audiovisual equipment or any noise-making machines may not operate the equipment in a manner that will disturb other Exhibitors and their patrons.; 

    Care of Exhibit Space: The Exhibitors must keep in good order and neatly maintain the Exhibit space for which they have contracted.

    Direct Selling: In the event that an Exhibitor engages in on-site sales transactions, the Exhibitor will be responsible for complying with all Federal, state, and local laws regarding sales tax and laws that pertain to such sales.

    Insurance: Exhibitors who desire to carry insurance on their Exhibits must secure insurance at their own expense.

    Liability: Neither ICA, nor UIndy assumes any responsibility for the security of exhibits. Exhibitor shall be fully responsible to pay for any and all damages to property owned by ICA or their venue, its owners, or managers, which result from any act or omission of Exhibitor. It is expressly understood that the Exhibitor agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Indiana Counseling Association and UIndy against any and all liability and property damage or loss arising from or out of the use by the Exhibitor of the Exhibit space.

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Roanoke, IN 46783

Phone: 615-856-6383

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