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

    • 8 Oct 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (UTC-04:00)
    • 90

    Presenter: Carissa Lopez-Bockus, MS, LMHC

    Other Contributor: Nenetzin Stoeckle, PhD, LMFT, AAMFT-S

    Presenter Bio: Carissa Lopez-Bockus is a licensed mental health counselor whose background involves clinical practice in community, non-profit, and private practice settings. She received her B.A. in Intercultural Studies and Spanish from Mount Vernon Nazarene University and a M.S.Ed. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Dayton before moving to Indianapolis, IN. Currently she is practicing at Shepherd Community Center, a non-profit organization located in the Near Eastside of Indianapolis, IN, where she primarily counsels Hispanic and Latino families. Her deep passion for serving the Hispanic and Latino population is rooted in her own Mexican heritage, personal experiences, and conversations with clients. She is bilingual in English and Spanish and has prior cultural and language immersion experience from traveling and studying abroad, including to Costa Rica, Panama, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Spain, Brazil, and Portugal. In her approach with clients, she utilizes an ecological and wellness approach which acknowledges all interconnecting parts of a person (occupational, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, and physical) and involves systems theories. 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: Hispanics and Latinos represent a large majority of ethnic minorities in the United States, approximately 13.7 percent of the country’s 327.2 million people. According to national projections and trends, the US will continue to see increases of Hispanic and Latino representation. As counselors and practitioners, it is important to continue to learn and understand cultural values, contextual factors, and best practices that inform our clinical practices and advocacy efforts. In this presentation, we will discuss Hispanic immigration trends, common mental health issues among the Hispanic and Latino population, cultural strengths and implications, and intervention and advocacy opportunities.

    Learning Objectives: 

    Participants will be able to:

    1.        Understand trends in immigration and contextual factors affecting Latino clients.

    2.       Gain knowledge on cultural strengths and factors that inform treatment. 

    3.       Learn relevant implications for counselors and interventions for treatment and advocacy. 

    This is a live webinar event, free for ICA & IndiATA members and $10 for non-members. 1.5 continuing education credits 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 free rate. 

    Registration and continuing education information located in the confirmation email.

    • 13 Nov 2020
    • 8:00 AM (UTC-05:00)
    • 14 Nov 2020
    • 5:15 PM (UTC-05:00)
    • Virtual live

    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.

    • 21 Jan 2021
    • (UTC-05:00)
    • 15 Apr 2021
    • (UTC-04:00)
    • 2 sessions

    This is a live, virtual meeting. Login information provided via email after registration. 

    For any questions about this event please contact the ICA President at  

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

    Theme: Adapt & Overcome 

    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.

    • 15 Sep 2021
    • (UTC-04:00)

    Presented by Barb Wilson, Ph.D. LPC, CPCS, LMHC, NCC, BC-TMH

    TeleMental Health (TMH) is a quickly growing option for Mental Health services. The TMH format removes some barriers that might otherwise prevent clients from accessing counseling resources. This webinar gives professionals an introductory view at the legal and ethical considerations related to TeleMental Health. Participants will gain knowledge, learn related vocabulary, and identify resources for additional training.

    This is a pre-recorded webinar. 

    • 15 Sep 2021
    • (UTC-04:00)

    Presented by Raymond Barrett, LMHC, BC-TMH

    *This is a pre-recorded webinar. 

    Ray is the owner of the Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC. He has provided telemental health counseling services extensively in private practice, for facilities, and for an EAP program. He has developed several courses on telemental health and ensures his courses are kept updated. Trainees find Ray to be very approachable, available, and knowledgeable. He has presented on telebehavioral health at several conferences and has assisted many private practices to begin and enhance their telehealth programs through his private consultations.

    This webinar will provide you a broad overview of the following aspects of telemental health (TMH):

    • The need for TMH
    • Research 
    • Benefits
    • Drawbacks
    • HIPAA
    • Legal
    • Ethics
    • How to choose technology
    • Emergency management planning
    • The setup of the environment
    • Preparation of the client
    • The most common mistakes
    • How to obtain further training

    The challenge of adhering to practicing within one’s boundaries of competence:

    You can only assess your competency in telemental health if you know the list of competencies to assess. This webinar is not intended to cover all of the competencies of telemental health, but to inform you of how to assess your competency and to provide you a broad overview of the competencies of TMH. 

    The Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC ( is an approved training provider for the Board Certified TeleMental Health Provider (BC-TMH) credential. The BC-TMH credential is provided by a highly respected national organization, the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE), an affiliate of the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC). The BC-TMH credential is based on established credentialing standards and has been rigorously reviewed by many telemental health experts across most behavioral health professions.

    • 15 Sep 2021
    • (UTC-04:00)

    Transformative Online Supervision

    Presented by 

    • Theresa Kascsak, PhD, LPCS, NCC, RPT-S, LSC(NC)
    • Nicole M. Arcuri Sanders, PhD, ACS, LPC, NCC, BC-TMH

    * This is a pre-recorded webinar. 

    The presenters will actively demonstrate their transformative and creative approaches to supervision in the online environment utilizing both the Discrimination Model (Bernard & Goodyear, 2014) and a psychodynamic approach (Bomba, 2011). In online supervision, there is an increased need to provide formative feedback that matches the needs of a diverse cadre of supervisees. Developing practices for gauging interpersonal development and skill acquisition are imperative to ensure supervision outcomes (Cicco, 2013) and facilitate counselor identity development. 

    • 15 Sep 2021
    • (UTC-04:00)

    Presented by Dale V. Wayman, PhD, LCAC, LMHC, ACS

    *This is a pre-recorded webinar. 

    This seminar provides a concrete plan on how to supervise competently and carefully, understanding that good supervision provides growth not only for the supervisee but also growth for the supervisee's caseload.  Practical research is also provided that helps the supervisor measure the effectiveness of supervision.

    • 15 Sep 2021
    • (UTC-04:00)

    Presented by Helena Stevens, PhD, LPC, LSC, PPS

    This is a pre-recorded webinar. 

    Mindfulness is a hot buzz word these days both within counseling and outside of counseling. Mindfulness is often understood to be a breathing technique, yoga position, or simply a way to think. However, it is much more than a technique and is a theoretical approach that can be highly effective for treatment outcomes across all spectrums of problems and disorders. From understanding problem formation to approaching problem solution, this presentation will provide content and tools on how to practice with a mindfulness lens and approach.

    • 15 Sep 2021
    • (UTC-04:00)

    Presented by Ray Watson, PhD, LMHC

    *This is a pre-recorded webinar. 

    A pragmatic look at driving forces behind all behavior, particularly that which seem to make "little or no sense" in the appearance of counter-productive results for client:

    - Understand the utilitarian nature of behavior

    - Gain pragmatic insights to Relational & Circumstantial Dynamics affecting Behavioral Responses

    - Gain a clinical view of the "necessity" of some behaviors as distinguished from justification or excuse making

    - Improve treatment considerations to extinguish unwanted behavior by virtue of making those patterns of behavior "unnecessary"

    Presenter:  Dr Ray Watson, Core Faculty at Capella University, has over 40,000 hours of clinical experience treating a wide range of behavioral conditions as well as mood disorders.  He is the published author "Putting Power in Your Perceptions", the former producer and host of the "Off the Couch with Dr Ray" syndicated radio shown over 350 stations across that US and has over 1,000 professional presentations to his credit.  In addition to his teaching activities, he currently provides AeroMedical consulting to major airlines for policy and regulatory considerations for pilot health, as well as direct remote counseling services for professional pilots.

    • 15 Sep 2021
    • (UTC-04:00)

    Presented by Eric L. Davis, PhD, LCSW, LCAC, ICAADC, MAC, ICOGS

    *This is a pre-recorded webinar. 

    This webinar provides an overview of twelve-step recovery and why it can be an excellent resource for clients in treatment. Dr. Davis will discuss several elements and philosophies of twelve-step recovery including the disease model, powerlessness, step work, sponsorship, honesty, higher power, open-mindedness, and willingness.

    • 15 Sep 2021
    • (UTC-04:00)

    Presented by Heather Lindstrom, MS, LPC; Social Counselor, Uplift Education

    This is a pre-recorded webinar. 


    • Understand the areas of identity confusion in young men and boys
    • Examine the effects of gender identity issues
    • Discuss methods to support identity development to promote overall achievement
    • 15 Sep 2021
    • (UTC-04:00)

    Presented by Suzette V. Sorrells, MS Ed, QBHP, NCE, IN ANSA 2.4

    This is a pre-recorded webinar. 

    Holistic therapy encompasses the whole person as a system incorporating an integrated approach for mental health treatment. Compatible therapies for holistic therapy are CBT, Existential, Art and Music therapies, Humanistic and Behavioral and successfully supports children / adolescents, addictions / SUD, mental health and diverse populations. This presentation will include an original concept of holistic therapy, blank puzzles the client uses to describe aspects and characteristics and traits of his/her life. 

    • 15 Sep 2021
    • (UTC-04:00)

    Presented by Dale V Wayman, PhD, LCAC, LMHC, ACS

    *This is a pre-recorded webinar. 

    Adlerian theory has much to offer in the delivery of professional development groups. The theory, process and structure of Adlerian theory demonstrates its usefulness in the education, training in wellness, and supervision of counseling professionals and students.

Past events

1 Sep 2020 ICA Community Meeting

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