Instead of a traditional keynote this year, the WACES 2016 conference features four concurrent moderated panels where experts within our region share their perspectives about innovative approaches to a topic. The four panels represent the four broad areas of counselor education and supervision. Each panel will feature a facilitated collaboration both between panel members and with the audience. This reflects the conference theme of “innovation and collaboration in counselor education and supervision.” Panel members represent U.S. states in the Western region, along with representatives from Canadian counsellor training programs. Please note, panel presentations will be recorded for posting on the WACES website.
During the first 50 minutes, each panel member will describe their approaches to the topic, and dialogue with one another. The facilitator will link panel members, by comparing and contrasting approaches, and asking panel members to elaborate on this comparison. During the last 30 minutes, the audience will have an opportunity to ask questions of the panel. Audience questions will be moderated.
Hot Topics Panel: 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)
Hot Topics Panel: 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)
Hot Topics Panel: 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)
Hot Topics Panel: 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)