Join us on Dec. 17 from 2–7 pm EST and Dec. 18 from 10 am–2:30 pm EST for the International Capacity Building (ICB) Department’s first virtual conference! “Mental Health Connections: Counseling Across the Globe” will allow counselors and mental health professionals from around the world to connect with colleagues from many different countries and cultures.
Mental health experts representing Argentina, Bulgaria, Greece, Mexico, the Philippines, Portugal, the Sangkeeng First Nation, Uganda, and the White Earth Nation will provide insight on how to meet the mental health needs within their communities. Presenters from each country will discuss their unique barriers, challenges, and successes, giving participants the opportunity to learn about these different cultures and the special considerations within each community.
Neil Duchac, DrPH, PhD, NCC, ACS, HS-BCP, LPC, Chair of the Board of Directors for NBCC and Affiliates, and Kylie Dotson-Blake, PhD, NCC, LCMHC, President & CEO, will provide opening remarks and welcome participants to the conference. Wendi Schweiger, PhD, NCC, LCMHC, Director of ICB; and Eugenie Yang, MS, NCC, Program Manager of ICB, will present NBCC’s international initiatives and information on how to become involved in advancing the profession worldwide.
Some of the many important sessions you can attend during the conference include “Counseling in Mexico and Argentina” with Dr. Antonio Tena and Lic. Andres Sanchez Bodas; “Indigenous Considerations” with Dr. Julie Smith and Ms. Lorissa Norquay; and “Career Guidance in Bulgaria and Greece” with Ms. Gergana Rakovska, Ms. Angela Chougia, and Mrs. Maria Koutsafti.
All conference sessions will be recorded. If you register for this conference, you will also receive access to all recorded sessions for two weeks in January. All sessions available for continuing education credit during the conference will also be available through the process of reviewing the recordings and completing the accompanying evaluation. Please note that continuing education credit is only available once per session whether the session is viewed live or as a recording.