Professional Advocacy Series:
CACREP Grassroots Advocacy Using Social Media
Dr. Stephanie T. Burns, Assistant Professor, Western Michigan University
Dr. Daniel R. Cruikshanks, Associate Professor and Chair of the Psychology Department, Aquinas College
Thursday, December 4, 2014
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST
CACREP Advocacy Week is a specific week set aside for counselors to make their voices heard through engaging in advocacy efforts on behalf of their profession and counseling programs. CACREP advocates on behalf of the profession of counseling on a daily basis, yet, each counselor's voice make a big difference in advocacy efforts whether you are a counselor, counselor educator, or student. CACREP standards are improving the quality of counseling services that clients receive. As such, counselors are making a big impact on our society with their work, but who knows about the quality of the education and therefore the quality of the services that they provide? Social media is an important, but often underutilized tool counselors can use to promote counselors, advance the counseling profession, and support clients. By attending CACREP Grassroots Advocacy Using Social Media you will discover best practices in using social media to promote your profession and training. We will cover social media outlets, the purposes various social media outlets, what to say and how to say it in various social media outlets, and customizing various social media outlets to speak to various audiences about your CACREP accredited training.
Participants in this webinar will be able to:
1. Understand how they can use social media to promote CACREP Advocacy Week.
2. Explain how CACREP standards relate to quality counselor training
3. Describe how CACREP standards relate to quality counseling services.
Stephanie T. Burns, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor at Western Michigan University in the Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology Department; a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Ohio and Michigan; a National Certified Counselor (NCC); and the chapter advisor for the Mu Beta Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota. Stephanie is co-chair of the Chi Sigma Iota Professional Advocacy Committee. Stephanie has published eight peer reviewed journal articles on counseling, presented at state, regional, and national counseling association conferences, provided CEU training workshops, and has served on local, state, and national counseling association committees. Her research areas of interest include student learning outcomes, counselor professional identity, the psychometrics of career interest inventories, career development, neurofeedback, counseling outcomes, program evaluation, and supervision. Her counseling honors over the last two years have included one local and five national awards.
Daniel R. Cruikshanks, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Psychology Department at Aquinas College; a Supervising Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC-S) in Ohio; and a partner in Seneca Counseling & Psychological Services, LLC. Daniel is co-chair of the Chi Sigma Iota Professional Advocacy Committee. He has served as President of the Ohio Counseling Association (OCA). Daniel has presented at state and national counseling association conferences, provided CEU training workshops, and has served on local, state, and national counseling association committees. His research interests include supervision, counselor professional identity, and personality and ADHD.
CSI Webinars are free to active members and $39 for guests.
Registration for the live webinar is now closed. If you are unable to attend the live webinar, you may access the recorded webinar for a CEU clock hour as well; it will be posted on the Recorded Webinars page within 72 hours after the live event.
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