Winter Conference

Join 150+ local School and Professional Counselors for the 2020 Winter Conference at Kent ISD. Final schedule with sessions, coming soon!

By attending WMCA Winter Conference you will gain a better understanding of a variety of social and emotional struggles facing our youth, their families and our communities at large. We will also spend time exploring counseling methodology, and you will be empowered to more efficiently establish, renew and maintain networking contacts within your profession.

February 18, 2020
8:99am – 2:30pm
Kent ISD
2930 Knapp St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525

Register Now

It is vital that all those who plan to attend register in advance, due to room capacity and planning!

For School Counselors,  SCECHs will be available, with individual breakout session credits.

Schedule:

7:30-8:00Registration – Please join us for breakfast sponsored by Forest View Hospital.
8:00-8:10
Grand Room
Welcome
Judy Bouley, WMCA President
Keynote
8:10-9:10
Grand Room
Understanding Anxiety in School Aged Children
Dr. Jonathan Mulder, LPC, PhD
Executive Director of Freedom Family Therapy
Breakout Session #1 9:15-10:151. Grief & Loss: Providing framework for understanding developmental responses to grief and loss in children ages 5-18
2. Trauma, Engaging in Brief Interventions
3. Career Readiness
4. Rethinking Suicide & Self Harm
10:15-10:30BREAK: Please visit our Sponsors & Exhibitors
Breakout Session #2
10:30-11:30
1. Mindfulness Based Interventions – A Promising Practice for All Students
2. Understanding Adolescent Substance Abuse
3. Neurofeedback, When? Why? Who?
4. Managing Values Differences in Mental Health
Breakout Session #3
11:35-12:35
1. Mindfulness Based Interventions – A Promising Practice for All Students
2. Understanding Adolescent Substance Abuse
3. Neurofeedback, When? Why? Who?
4. Depression in the Modern World
12:35-1:15
Grand Room
LUNCH catered by: Greek to Go

Please take time to visit the sponsor and exhibitor displays in the hall.We thank them for their support of WMCA.
Keynote
1:25-2:15
Grand Room
Panel Discussion
2:15-2:30Wrap Up & Door Prizes….. You MUST be present to win.

Thank you to all of our Winter Conference Sponsors!