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RACA 2018 Spring Symposium: When Disaster Strikes

When: Monday, October 1, 2018
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Where: Health Brigade
1010 N. Thompson Street
Richmond, Virginia  23230
United States
Contact: Mallory McMullin
VCA Office -; 800-225-8103

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Richmond Area Counselors Association

(A chapter of the Virginia Counselors Association)

RACA Talks:  Counselor Self-Care, Step-By-Step

Attendees can earn up to 2 NBCC Contact Hours


Presented by Gerard Lawson, Ph.D., LPC, NCC, ACS, Professor of Counselor Education at Virginia Tech

This session will present an overview of some of the challenges to wellness that are associated with the counseling profession and frame those challenges in the context of a journey we all must take. Using videos from popular culture, the presentation will describe how this work challenges us physically, mentally, emotionally, socially, and spiritually, and how counselors can address those challenges to remain vital in their work. Specific strategies for understanding and tending to counselor self-care will be presented.

Learning Objectives:

Participants will be able to describe one of more of the “High Touch Hazards” of the counseling profession.

Participants will be able to explore their own challenges to wellness in the context of their professional work.

Participants will be able to develop strategies for addressing professional challenges to wellness.



RACA Members - Free!

All Others:  $10


Complaint Policy: If you have a complaint or dispute regarding this event, please write a letter and include the following:  Name, address, telephone number, email, name of event, date and location of the event, complaint and desired resolution to Mallory McMullin or send an email to  You will receive a reply in 30 days from the date you submitted the complaint/dispute.

Cancellation PolicyTo receive a full refund, minus a $10 administrative fee, registrants must cancel at least 2 days prior to the start of the workshop.  Cancellations and/or no shows with less than a 2 day notice will be reviewed after all expenses have been paid, a determination will be made regarding the ability to honor the request minus cost of guaranteed meals/special event fees. An administrative fee of $10.00 will be assessed for any refund with less than a 2 day notice. Submit cancellations/refund requests to:

Virginia Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 2047.  Programs that do not  qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Virginia Counselors Association is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.


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