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  • CE You! Mini Conference Day One
    July 9, 2019
    8:30 am - 9:00 pm
  • CE You! Mini Conference Day Two
    July 10, 2019
    8:30 am - 5:00 pm


The Third Annual CE You! Summer Mini Conference!

July 9-10, 2019

2 Days, 18 CEUs!

Occasions Banquet Hall

Conference and Event Center

9375 Washington Boulevard, North
Laurel, Maryland 20723 


Join us for our Third Annual CE You! Mini Conference!

This 2 day program is jam packed with training and will provide you with a total of 18 Category 1 CEUs! All New Classes!

The full conference includes 6 hours of Ethics as well as 3.5 hours of Cultural Competence!

You can attend the full conference or select to attend just one day. 

The Low Down on the FoodAs usual we will have refreshments (healthy and not so healthy) throughout the entire conference. Additionally we will be providing a luncheon and a lunchtime speaker both days! Click Here to See Lunch Menus

Accommodations:  A limited number of rooms are available to participants at a reduced rate, on a first come first served basis at nearby Hotels. Click Here for Accommodations info.


Mini Conference Schedule 2019

Day 1, July 9, 2019

8:30 Image result for refreshmentsMorning refreshments




9:00 – 12:30

Class 1 – Resisting the Hypnotic Trance of our Therapeutic Models, Clinical Paradigms and Old Habits! (3.5 CEUs)

Participants will examine our own journeys as therapists. We will comb through many different therapeutic perspectives, constructs and habits. We will explore how diagnostic and therapeutic metaphors and models of change can reinforce and/or disrupt stuck patterns in both ourselves and our clients.  We will play with, and poke at, some of our therapeutic habits, and practice techniques that come from, and lead to, new perspectives. We will examine our own “original hypnosis” as it relates to our personal journeys and the therapeutic models we move through and practice during our careers  (Trainer, Rebecca Dietz, LICSW, Founder and Coordinator, HOCO YouthSpeak)



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12:45 -1:45 Luncheon Presentation 

Click Here to See Lunch Menus



Treatment Planning with Couples recovering from Infidelity (1 CEU)

Today couples are more likely to try to stay together after an act of infidelity because of their love and commitment to each other. But how can couples move past the hurt, betrayal, and the disloyalty? This lunchtime presentation will give an overview of how to assess the needs of couples, develop simple treatment goals, and provide multiple interventions to help couples recover from infidelity. (Trainer, Dionne Aldridge, LCSW-C, Inspiring Minds LLC)


2:00 – 5:00

Class 2 – Countertransference: Freedom and Connection in a Therapeutic Relationship, Where Ethics meets Practice! (3 CEUs – Ethics)

Countertransference is where our ethical understanding meets our self-knowledge. Do you feel excited, connected, and free? Or, cautious, frustrated, and exhausted, depending on who you are working with? Does your inner state change in response to your clients’ words, behaviors, unspoken expectations and beliefs? Countertransference, while normal and unavoidable, can be an unwelcome hurdle. Or, it can be a source of insight and inspiration!

We will use mindfulness, narrative practices, facilitated conversation, and mind-body methods to refine our understanding of countertransference and create a more ethical and satisfying clinical practice. This is an advanced experiential training that will benefit both beginner and experienced therapist. (Trainer, Elena Khazanova, LCPC, Holistic Psychotherapist, Life Coach, Founder of GrowWithEase.com)



dinner on your own

5:00 – 6:00

Dinner on your own



6:00 – 9:00

Class 3 – Unaccompanied Children in the US: Ethical Considerations for Social Service Providers (3 CEUs – Ethics)

In the past five years, over 200,000 unaccompanied children have been apprehended by Customs and Border Protection along our southern border fleeing violence and poverty. The DMV region has received some of the highest numbers of children who have been reunified with family or placed with sponsors. These large numbers have overwhelmed school systems and service providers, making it increasingly pertinent to understand this population and to better meet their needs. Additionally, children released from federal custody are often involved in child welfare and law enforcement systems, which often have competing goals.

In this training, participants will examine ethical considerations for social service providers working with this population and their families. Participants will learn through multimedia presentation, discussion, and group activities. (Trainer, Matt Haygood, LICSW, Associate Director of Children’s Services at U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants)



Day 2, July 10, 2019

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8:30 Morning refreshments




9:00 – 12:30

Class 1 – Keepin’ It Real: Healing from the Historical Trauma of Slavery and Segregation (3.5 CEUs – Cultural Competence)

This interactive training will explore the history of slavery and segregation. We will look at the effects of slavery and segregation in a modern context, especially as it relates to generational and racial trauma. There will be discussions on colorism, microaggressions, and the four tenets of oppression perpetrated by a society that continues to devalue, degrade, and marginalize African Americans and other minorities. Clinicians will be challenged to become a “voice” for clients, who are still misjudged, mistreated, and misunderstood. We will explore ways to help clients heal from the “pain of the past.”

(Trainer, Lisa R. Connors, LCPC, M.Div, MA, NCC, is a current member and past Co-Chair of the HIV Planning Group (HPG) for the state of Maryland, and a past member of the Board of Directors for the Maryland Chapter of NASW. She has also served as the Division President of the Maryland Association for Spiritual, Ethical, & Religious Values in Counseling, a division of the Maryland Counseling Association.)


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12:45 -1:45 Luncheon Presentation 

Click Here to See Lunch Menus




Your Heart Has Wings: Using the Self Of The Therapist To Heal Your Clients! (1 CEU)

The self of the therapist is vital to the therapist-client relationship. In this lunchtime presentation, Dr. Stephanie inspires therapists to develop and use the person of the therapist to promote rapport building and change with all clients, especially with the most challenging clients! We will: (1) review the professional literature about the self of the therapist; (2) learn creative ways to add the self of the therapist into clinical practice; (3) identify personal goals for improving use of the person of the therapist into one’s own clinical practice. (Trainer: Dr. Stephanie Weiland Knarr, LCMFT, author, Dr. Stephanie’s Relationship Repair for Couples, host, The Relationship Repair Shop Radio Show)


2:00 – 5:00

Class 2 – Not Your Grandma’s Freud! A Fresh Look at Psychodynamic Theory and Practice (3 CEUs)


A psychodynamic approach to treatment has fallen out of favor with much of the field as ‘evidence based practices’ are touted as more effective, and quicker, and are pushed by insurance companies. But many clients do not seem to be helped by CBT and other such practices alone. An understanding of how modern psychodynamic therapy works will expand treatment options, dispel misconceptions, and increase our ability to help a wider spectrum of people.

This interactive training will help participants understand the evidence behind the effectiveness of psychodynamic treatment. Mental health professions will learn how psychodynamic theory has changed in recent years. Participants will examine some of the common current treatment strategies and will learn the benefits of a time-limited dynamic treatment approach.  (Trainer, Erik Hadden, MA, LCPC, Vital Sources Psychological Services)


5:00 – Conference Conclusion

and Certificate Pick up!

Its Been Great, See you Next Year!






Venue Website:

9375 Washington Boulevard, North, Laurel, Maryland, 20723, United States


This Location has  Free Parking.

This Location is Handicap Accessible.