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    • 08/20/2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom Meeting
    Register

    Please join us for this

    Free Members Workshop

    August 20, 2021
     9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Ethical Issues and Boundaries
    in Counseling Practice


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    Registration will close at 4 p.m. on August 18th.  Zoom information will be emailed to attendees after registration has closed on August 18th.

    Workshop Goal

    To increase the practitioner’s awareness, knowledge and understanding of professional ethics through a beginning exploration of the concept of ethics and their origins, moral theory and authority and their professions' collective conscious; and in so doing to assist the participant in understanding and recognizing boundary crossings, and avoiding boundary violations as they pertain to clients, colleagues, the profession and to society.

    Workshop Objectives

    • Be introduced to the concept of ethics, a beginning discussion of the moral underpinnings found within one's own ethical theory and principles, and the possible “source” of one's moral authority.
    • Review the relationship between professional ethics & law.
    • Explore their own awareness of professional ethics through vignettes of clinical dilemmas.
    • Be able to define and differentiate between boundary crossings and boundary violations.
    • Gain insight into professional risks and personal vulnerabilities in order to protect one's self, the client and the profession from possible boundary transgressions.
    • Learn the warning signs of potential and actual ethical and boundary issues for the purpose of early detection, processing and, where necessary, effective intervention

    Workshop Description

    This 3-hour workshop will help participants become exposed and familiar with ethical theory and boundary issues pertaining to their profession. Participant will also be provided with an introduction to understanding and recognizing the origins, potential dangers and implications of behaving in a manner that crosses over the boundaries of ethical guidelines. All professionals have a violation potential which is the product of the risks we take compounded by our unseen internal vulnerabilities. This course covers these issues to help develop a plan to minimize the potential for a boundary and ethical transgression, thereby protecting the professional, the client and the professions.

    Mark Groves ~ Presenter:

    Mark is the MCA Liaison and served as MCA president in 2018. He is currently a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor with the Minnesota State Services for the Blind. Prior to this position, he was the Division Director of Rehabilitative and Veterans Services for the Volunteers of America MN with overall supervision of 85 employees. He assessed and evaluated program results and strategy for continual outcome improvement for two Residential Reentry Facilities serving 132 Federal Bureau of Prisons and Minnesota Department of Corrections offenders reentering the community. Developed and managed workforce development programs; housing, transportation, family reunification, et al. Directed Amicus programs designed to assist offenders in building new lives, both before and after release including the One-to-One mentoring program, Reconnect reentry program, and Sisters Helping Sisters prerelease program at MCF-Shakopee. Assured compliance with organizational policy, government employment policy and standards for funding sources. Recruited, led, trained and provided recognition to community programs and volunteers engaged in programs.

    He worked at the Minnesota Department of Corrections as the Facilities Reentry Coordinator providing oversight to all reentry program elements in Minnesota Department of Corrections (DOC) facilities; providing support and coordination to varied agencies and community resources involved in offender transitions; providing program direction and supervision of facility-based transition coordinators; planning, implementing and managing reentry programs and initiatives at all DOC correctional facilities.

    He has a Master of Education from the University of Wisconsin-Superior and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Minnesota. He is a Minnesota Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor (LADC). Certified Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF). National Institute of Corrections Offender Workforce Development Facilitator (OWDS) Master Trainer. Motivational Interviewing Master Trainer.


    Register for This Workshop Today!  
    Registration will close at 4:00 p.m. August 18th

    *Free training event for MCA Members
    Not an MCA member yet? Click here to join


    • 10/27/2021
    • 8:00 AM (CDT)
    • 10/29/2021
    • 12:00 PM (CDT)
    • Grandview Lodge, Nisswa, Minnesota
    Register

    Join us for MCA's Annual Training Institute
    This will be an in-person event!

    "Distanced ~ But Together"

    October 27-29, 2021
    Grand View Lodge
    Nisswa, MN

    The Annual Training Institute will kick off with 
    the Awards Ceremony on Tuesday evening.

    *****EARLY RATE SPECIAL*****
    $700 - If Paid by September 1, 2021
    Rate increases to 
    $850 if not paid by September 1st. 

    All Exhibitor Registration includes attendance at workshops and keynote speaker sessions. Click here for a preview of session topics being offered and information about our keynote speakers!  Full schedule will be posted when available.

    Exhibitor Resource Fair Dates:  10/27 - 10/28 (Wed/Thur)
    Set up will be Tuesday afternoon (Final details to be e-mailed to exhibitors in October).  Exhibit Hall Open Wednesday & Thursday

    Awards Ceremony:   10/26 - Tuesday evening 6 p.m. 
    Awards Social Hour Sponsored by:

    Evening Activities:

    Exhibitor Hosted Hospitality Night:  10/27  6-9 p.m.

    Exhibitors may bring in your own food or beverage
    or order through Grand View Lodge.  Musical entertainment following hospitality event.

    Thursday - Networking & Entertainment Night (optional):  10/28 6p.m.-midnight ~ Food, activities, and music will take place at the Roundhouse Brewery.  Thursday Evening Sponsor:

    Evening Event Questions:  Contact Adriana DiBella or Raul Sanchez.


    Sponsorship Opportunities:
    MCA has sponsorship opportunities available including sponsor of the shuttle service for Thursday evening. C
    ontact JoAnn Brown, Sponsorship Chair at joann.brown@state.mn.us. 

    Resource Fair Questions:   If you have any questions about the Resource Fair, please contact: Jason Mereness or Jae Wiese

    Registration Questions: If you have any additional questions about the registration process, contact MCA Administrative Manager, Debbie Beltz.

    Lodging:
    Lodging is not included in conference registration.  Click here for link to Grand View Lodge - Lodging registration closes 9/23.  Cost is:
    $90 (plus taxes and fees) per night per person for single occupancy (1 person in a private bedroom and bathroom);
    $66 (plus taxes and fees) per night per person for double occupancy (2 people sharing 1 bedroom with 2 beds and 1 bathroom). 

    Invoice and Payment:  You will receive an invoice with payment instructions. If your agency has a purchase order (PO) payment processing system, MCA does not need your PO information because an invoice is generated automatically upon registration.  Please give the invoice to your agency for payment.  The invoice is sent directly to you.  The invoicing system does not have the capability to copy anyone else on the invoice.  

    Registration and full payment need to be received no later than September 25, 2021, to guarantee your exhibit space.

    Cancellations must be e-mailed to the MCA office at mca-mn@hotmail.com.  
    100% refund before 9/1/21
    50% refund           9/1/21 to 10/01/21
    No Refund            10/02/21 and after

    MCA Vendor Number for the State of Minnesota SWIFT System: 202784     
    MCA E.I.N. 41-1449704


    • 10/27/2021
    • 8:00 AM (CDT)
    • 10/29/2021
    • 12:00 PM (CDT)
    • Grand View Lodge - Nisswa, MN
    Register

    Join us for MCA's Annual Training Institute
    This will be an in-person event!

    "Distanced ~ But Together"

    October 27-29, 2021
    Grand View Lodge
    Nisswa, MN

    The Annual Training Institute will kick off with 
    the Awards Ceremony on Tuesday evening.

    Awards Ceremony - 10/26 6:00 p.m. 
    Awards Social Hour Sponsored by:

    Conference Schedule The full conference schedule will be posted an an announcement made. Click here for a preview of session topics being offered and information about our keynote speakers!

    Session Attendance Certificates:  MCA will provide verification of session attendance by MCA Program Committee session hosts for each session. 

    Evening Events*

    *Event will be evaluated and will take place based on CDC/MDH COVID guidelines at conference time. 
    Wednesday - Exhibitor Hosted Hospitality Night:  10/27  6-9 p.m. followed by musical entertainment


    Thursday - Networking & Entertainment Night: 
    10/28  6 p.m.-midnight ~ Food, activities, and music will take place at the Roundhouse Brewery.

    Thursday Evening Sponsor:

    Membership:

    • Membership is required for conference attendance. 
    • Membership must be current and active to register on-line. 
    • Click here to sign up for a membership.
    • If you register for the conference and your membership expires by October 31, 2019, MCA will send you a renewal invoice.  
    • Renewal invoices must be paid upon receipt.

    Lodging:  Lodging is Not included in registration Click here for the link to the Grand View Registration Site.  Lodging registration closes 9/23/21.  
    Room rates:     
    Double Occupancy per person/per night $66 (plus tax and fees $76.54) - Double occupancy is 2 people sharing 1 bedroom with 2 beds and 1 bathroom.
    Single Occupancy per person/per night $90 (plus tax and fees $104.37)  Single 
    occupancy is 1 person in a private bedroom and bathroom.  Based on availability, there may be single occupancy rooms available in a multi-room cabin.

    Registration Process:

    ·      YOU MUST HAVE A CURRENT MEMBERSHIP TO REGISTER - you will need to be logged into your account.

    ·      If you are unsure what your membership status is, you can sign into the MCA website and click on your profile OR email the MCA office at mca-mn@hotmail.com.

    ·      If you do NOT have a current membership, and your agency is paying for your membership along with your registration, contact the MCA office at mca-mn@hotmail.com 


    Payment Process:

    ·      SEPARATE INVOICES WILL NOT BE SENT TO YOUR AGENCY FOR ANY PAYMENT PROCESSING. Attendee is responsible for giving invoice to agency for payment processing.

    ·      MCA does not need a copy of your agency Purchase Order.  Attendee receives an invoice immediately upon registration to submit to their agency for for payment processing.

    MCA Vendor Number for the State of Minnesota SWIFT System: 202784     
    MCA E.I.N. 41-1449704


    Cancellations* must be e-mailed to the MCA office at mca-mn@hotmail.com.  

    100% refund before 9/1/21
    50% refund           9/1/21 to 10/01/21
    No Refund            10/02/21 and after

    *In lieu of refund you may send someone else in your spot.




MCA Office 

PO Box 261

Wyoming, MN 55092

Phone: 651.462.8320

Email: mca-mn@hotmail.com 







MCA Office 

PO Box 261

Wyoming, MN 55092

Phone: 651.462.8320

Email: mn-ca 

Fax: 651.717.6137



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