Continuing Education

April 13th, 2018:


Continuing Education Seminar

 Counseling Low-Income Families:

Working with and understanding the culture of those in poverty

By:  Renee Henson, MS, LPC, NBPTS


Coloring Outside the Lines:

Using creativity to promote therapeutic growth

By:  Rebecca Whitson, MS, LAC

When: Friday, April 13th, 2018

From: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Where: The Hampton Inn, Van Buren

Fee: $80 professional fee for those wishing to gain NBCC continuing education credits
$45 student rate/nonprofessional rate (for those not desiring to receive continuing education credits).

  • Fee includes handouts and lunch

Registration Deadline:  April 9th, 2018

*** All licensed counselors will gain 6 NBCC approved continuing education credits for attendance. 

Cancellation/Refund Policy: If you cancel your registration at least 2 days prior to the workshop, a full refund will be given.


8:30 – 9:00 am • Sign in and coffee
9:00 – 12:00 am • Morning session
12:00 – 12:30 pm • Break and lunch, provided at workshop
12:30 – 3:30 pm • Afternoon session
3:30 – 4:00 pm • Evaluations and Certificates

Purpose and Objectives:

Participants in the morning session will learn, explore, and discuss the following:

The morning session will cover theory and skills for working with the poverty class. This seminar is based on work done by Ruby Payne with families living in poverty.  It will focus on how families living in poverty think and deal with situations and demonstrate how counselors can have a better understanding of how to help facilitate change.  

Participants in the afternoon session will learn, explore, and discuss the following:

The afternoon session will focus on the use of art, music, and a creative mindset in therapy. Attendees will be given an overview of creative therapy theories, learn specific interventions with a variety of populations, and when they might be most helpful, and practice skills in the workshop.  Attendees will be given the chance to practice many of these interventions in class.


Renee Henson is a Counselor at Van Buren High School.  Renee has taught for 17 years working at the elementary level and is currently at Van Buren High School.  In addition, she has worked full time or part time in youth and children’s ministry for over 29 years.

Rebecca Whitson is a Licensed Associate Counselor in Arkansas. She works with adults, adolescents, and older children in her private practice. Through her own need for creativity, she’s been able to see the benefits of using art, music, and a creative mindset in working with clients.

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