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Community-Based Continuing Education

Counseling Conferences and Professional Development Beyond WKU




Kentucky School Counseling Association

  • September 11-13, 2019
  • Lexington, KY
  • Cost for Students: $75 by (6/30), $95 by (9/6)

South Carolina Conference on Adlerian Psychology

  • September 27-29, 2019
  • South Myrtle Beach, SC
  • Cost for Students: $190 by (9/13) or $15 late fee after

Issues in Therapy Conference

  • October 4, 2019
  • Trevecca Nazarene University, Nashville, TN
  • Cost for Students: $65 

Phoenix Rising- Warrior Conference (Human Trafficking)

  • October 12, 2019
  • Bowling Green, KY
  • Cost for Students: $20 w/ valid student ID

Barren River Mental Health and Aging Conference

  • October 23, 2019
  • WKU Knicely Center, Bowling Green, KY
  • Cost $35

National Organization for Human Services

  • October 23-25, 2019
  • Anaheim, CA
  • Cost for Students; $220

Kentucky Counseling Association 

  • November 13-15, 2019
  • Louisville, Kentucky 
  • Cost for Students: $65

Brainspotting Level 1 

  • October 25-27, 2019
  • Nashville, Tennessee
  • Cost for non-working student $400; 
    others $795 before 10/14; $845 after 10/14 

American College Counseling Association

  • February 27-March 1, 2020
  • Washington, DC
  • Cost for Students: $299

Kentucky Association for Play Therapy

  • March 12-13, 2020
  • La Grange, KY 
  • Cost for Students: $100 (1 day); $175 (2 days)

EKU Embracing Change Conference

  • March 27, 2020
  • Perkins Center, EKU campus, Richmond, KY
  • Cost for students: $15

Kentuckiana Health Collaborative Conference

  • Traditionally in March
  • Louisville, KY 
  • Cost for Students: $55

Save Our Kids Conference 

  • Traditionally in April
  • Bowling Green, KY
  • Cost for Students: $50 

Kentucky Mental Health Counselors Association 

  • Lindsey Wilson
  • Traditionally in April
  • Cost for Students: TBD

North American Society of Adlerian Psychology

  • May 28-31, 2020
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Cost for student members $100

Global Career Development Conference

  • June 30- July 2, 2020
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Cost: $290-$440

American School Counseling Association 

  • June 27-30, 2020
  • Seattle, WA

Kentucky Mental Health Counselors Association
Virtual Conference

  • July 24, 2020, 8:00am - 4:30pm CST
  • Cost for Students $40; Professionals $50
  • Registration includes one-year KMHCA membership

You are also encouraged to participate in our WKU Counseling professional development opportunities

Other Online Continuing Education

Center for Training, Education and Credentialing, LLC.

CounselorEd.com is an online educational site for Kentucky counselor required courses & other continuing education. Courses, webinars, and on-demand trainings are developed and taught by leaders in their respective areas.  

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

This low-cost web/video-based training course is offered through a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Visit the TFCBT webpage  to register and complete the course. Ten units of continuing education credit is approved for the successful completion of the full online training course.

Prolonged Exposure Emotional Processing Therapy for PTSD

This FREE training is offered through PEWeb , which is an "online, interactive, training program designed to teach mental health providers how to implement Prolonged Exposure therapy, one of the most highly effective treatments for people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This site has a particular focus on the treatment of military and combat-related PTSD although the principles and methods described work well for any type of traumatic event that results in PTSD." It was “developed through a collaborative Veteran Affairs grant funded project including clinicians and researchers from the Medical University of South Carolina, University of Pennsylvania, and the VA Palo Alto HCS/National Center for PTSD.” Visit the free training webpage for more information.

PTSD Consultation Program

For providers who treat Veterans. They provide free online continuing education on PTSD with more than 40 free on-demand courses such as dissociation, somatization, challenging presentations of PTSD, women's health, and treatment through telemental health. They also offere a free monthly webinar in the PTSD Consultation Lecture Series. Free CE/CMES for all courses and lectures through NBCC, APA, ANCC, ASWB, and ACCME-NP. In addition, any healthcare provider who treats Veterans can use the PTSD Consultation Program for free to ask questions about assessment, treatment, and more. PTSDconsult@va.gov; (866) 948-7880; www.ptsd.va.gov/consult.

PsychArmor Institute for working with active duty and veteran service members

Take free courses through PsychArmor Institute, a national nonprofit that provides FREE online education and support to all Americans who work with, live with or care for military service members, veterans and their families.

Operation Immersion 

Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services
Typically offered during one week in May with an April registration deadline

A $100 registration will get you 30.5 CEUs from the LPC, LMFT, SW, Psych, nursing and other boards. The registration also includes classroom and field sessions, onsite lodging and meals, use of equipment and facilities, participant T-shirt, an experience that will enhance your skills for working with the SMVF population, and a great networking opportunity to build your resources. Learn more about the training topics, eligibility requirements, and more on the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services Operation Immersion website.

“I can honestly say that this was the single most valuable learning experience that I have ever encountered. The amount of learning and growth achieved during the four days is difficult to fully measure, as it is vast and deep.” –Susan M. Scully-Hill, Ph.D. Participant

The Farmer Mental Health Crisis: Understanding A Vulnerable Population

This FREE webinar training contains presentation, transcript, and video on website

Campus & Community Outreach

The Bridge to Recovery 
Accelerated Program for Behavioral Health Professionals

1745 The Bridge Road, Bowling Green, KY 

The Bridge residential programs were designed to assist individuals and family members suffering from codependence, trauma and related issues that hinder growth, joy and personal effectiveness. The accelerated program based upon their core residential program was created to heal and help the professional, so that they can do the same. This intensive program is specifically designed for professionals in the field of recovery and addiction but can benefit any helping professional. The week-long residential program is separate from the main client population and allows for professionals to focus on their own recovery in a peaceful place free from professional duties or dual roles. Visit The Bridge website and video to learn more. 

Bowling Green Mental Health Providers "Lunch & Learn"

The Bowling Green Mental Health Professionals will have quarterly sessions each year for our mental health providers in the area. A five dollar annual contribution will go to support these efforts, but is not required.  Please extend this invitation to other mental health providers in our area who might be interested in attending.

Come, learn, and do a little networking. Clinical students are welcome. Please contact Chuck Webb,  cwebb11458@aol.com,   or Jeff Rose,  jrosebikes@gmail.com for more details or to sponsor a future luncheon. These lunch and learn meetings are a great way to stay connected and meet some new and old mental health professionals. They anticipate having 3-4 sessions each year for mental health providers in the area and suggest a five dollar annual contribution to support these efforts, but is not required.

Bowling Green Mental Health Providers Peer Support Group

If you have any particular case you would like to discuss, or a particular topic, bring it to the monthly discussion. Please contact Chuck Webb at  cwebb11458@aol.com or (270) 781-0466 for more details or future dates.



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Gary A. Ransdell Hall 3036
1906 College Heights Blvd. #51031,
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1030
(270) 745-4953

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