The WACES 2016 Conference was held in Vancouver, British Columbia at the Pinnacle Hotel between Thursday November 10 to Saturday November 12, 2016. The conference included an alternative keynote of four "hot topic panels," each featuring leaders from different states in the Western region. The topics are listed below. Each panel presentation was recorded, and each video was uploaded to YouTube for viewing.
Training Students to Meet Current and Future National Trends in School Counseling Facilitators: Kathryn Van Asselt, Karrie Swan Panel Members: Christine Cook (Alaska), Lori DeKruyf (Oregon), Diana Gruman (Washington), Trish Hatch (California), Chris Wood (Nevada)
Preparing Clinical Counselors to Work in Integrated Behavioral Healthcare Facilitators: Thom Field, Chris Cleaver Panel Members: Leah Brew (California), Michelle Ghoston (Washington and Canada), Keely Hope (Washington), Joel Lane (Oregon), Ashley Luedke (Nevada)
Using Technology in Counseling Supervision Facilitators: Margaret Lamar, Megan Speciale Panel Members: Nicholas Ladany (California), Jared Lau (Nevada), Kok-Mun Ng (Oregon), Rebecca Scherer (Nevada), and Mark Young (Washington)
Infusing Multicultural and Social Justice Training into Counselor Education Facilitators: Erika Cameron, Keith Dempsey Panel Members: Kathy Biles (Oregon), Steven Farmer (Arizona),Danica Hays (Nevada), Deena Martin (Canada), Manivong Ratts (Washington)