Breakout interest sessions

Friday, November 6 & Saturday, November 7, 2020


The theme this year is "Our Work as Counselors." Idaho counselors work with diverse clients using many innovative approaches.  We are asking you to submit a conference proposal that highlights your areas of expertise.  We would like you to share your knowledge and experiences of new and effective practices, overcoming challenges of working with clients in rural and urban areas, or best practices when working with various populations across the state.

   Idaho Counseling Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 2013.  Programs that do not qualify for  NBCC credit are clearly identified.  Idaho Counseling Association is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. 


Friday, November 6, 2020


7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Morning Information 

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Breakout Session A (1.5 CE)

9:30 AM - 9:45 AM Break

9:45 AM - 11:30 AM  

Welcome Message (15 minutes) 

Keynote Session (1.5 CE)

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Lunch Break

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Breakout Session B (1.5 CE) 

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM Break

2:15 PM - 3:45 PM Breakout Session C (1.5 CE) 

3:45 PM - 4:00 PM Break 

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Division Distinguished Presenter (1 CE) 

5:00 PM - 5:15 PM Break

5:15 PM - 6:15 PM Division Business Meetings

Saturday, November 7, 2020


7:30 AM - 8:00 AM Morning Information 

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Breakout Session A (1..5 CE)

9:30 AM - 9:45 AM Break

9:45 AM - 11:30 AM 

Welcome Message (15 minutes)

Keynote Session (1.25 CE)

Human Rights Commission of ICA (0.25 CE) 

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Lunch Break

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Breakout Session B (1.5 CE)

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM Break

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Breakout Session C (1.5 CE) 

Friday Breakouts

Breakout Session A 

  • Wakening Experiences to Improve Competencies with Racial and Ethnic Minority Clients 
  • Best Practices in Telehealth Supervision
  • Infant Toddler Mental Health

Breakout Session B

  • Understanding Cultural Trauma: Race Based Trauma
  • Demystifying Doctoral Studies
  • Ethical Issues in Counseling Advocacy Work in School and Communities

Breakout Session C 

  • Immigration 
  • Treating Body Image Issues in a Body Obsessed World
  • Incorporating Yoga into Counseling with Children

Division Distinguished Presenters

Idaho School Counselor Association (ISCA)
How to Become an Effective School Counselor in a Virtual World presented by Jessica Lecertua 

Idaho Mental Health Counselor Association (IMHCA)
Yothera Certification Program presented by Jessica Maitri

Idaho Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling (IDASERVIC)
The Medicine Wheel Model: Ethical Competences of Spiritual Development presented by Lianna Erickson-Trembath

Idaho Association of Marriage and Family Counselors (IDAMFC)
The Legacy of Generational Trauma presented by Melanie T. Twite

Idaho Association for LGBT Issues in Counseling (IALGBTIC)
What do Trans People Want Anyway? presented by Dianne Piggott

Idaho Association of Counselor Education and Supervision (IACES) 
Prioritizing Cultural Sensitivity in counseling Supervision Using the Heuristic Model of Non-Oppressive Interpersonal Development (HMNID) Supervision Model presented by Olivia Theresa Ngadjui

Saturday Breakouts


  • Promoting Social Justice through Allyship of People of Color
  • School Counselor's Work: Postvention Strategies after Suicide 
  • Ethics of Telehealth Counseling with Children and Adolescents


  • Engaging in Cultural Conversations 
  • Yoga and Emotional Healing
  • Accelerated Resolution Therapy in Practice


  • Dove Self-Esteem Project 'Confident Me'
  • Serving Students in Foster Care: Implications and Interventions for School Counselors
  • Ethical Counseling with Adolescents

ICA & ISCA 2020 Annual Conference Presenter Agreement

All presenters agree to register for the 2020 conference, November 6th & 7th, 2020 at regular rate time of registration or at daily rate on day of presentation. 

Deadline for proposal submission is July 25, 2020

Program Coordinator will send notification of accepted proposals by July 31, 2020

All rooms are set up with projector and screen. It is the presenters responsibility to provide computer, connection cables from laptop to projector, and any audio equipment needed, including speakers. ICA is not responsible for and does not purchase microphones for breakout sessions.

Presenters agree to the possibility of videotaping and photography of presentation for ICA marketing needs. Presenters will provide copy of presentation materials to ICA Conference Committee per NBCC regulations. Presenters with handouts should come prepared with at least 50 handouts to be distributed to attendees. Presenters will receive a summary of evaluations of presentation within 60 days of the completion of the conference.

Submission of the proposal submission form means no additional changes need to be made to program. You will receive a copy of your proposal via email. 

    The Idaho Counseling Association is a Branch of the American Counseling Association

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