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Connecting Counselors and Primary Care Providers:

Understand and Prepare for New Practice Opportunities Created by the Affordable Care Act

Speaker: Brian Sandoval, PsyD

The Affordable Care Act has opened up counseling opportunities in primary care settings where behavioral health providers are integrated or co-located and in private practice with increased referrals by primary care doctors who are seeing an increase in patients who now have insurance. What does this mean for you? More opportunities for counselors in rural and underserved areas; more clients for those in private practice if you specialize and can effectively communicate with referring doctors and clinics; multidisciplinary approaches to providing care in medical settings; the opportunity to help those who would likely would not seek counseling outside of a medical setting and more. This workshop will increase your knowledge of the opportunities available for counselors, put to rest the myth that LPCs and LMFTs can’t work within primary care because we aren’t Medicare eligible and increase your awareness of the skills you’ll need to work both within a primary care clinic and collaboratively with medical staff if you’re in private practice or an agency.

Saturday, September 19th

8:30-4:30pm (registration begins at 8am)

 6 Contact Hours (formerly CEUs)

Attend in person at: George Fox University Portland Campus
12753 S.W. 68th Ave., Portland, OR 97223

Attend via Live Webinar: anywhere with a wi-fi connection

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Register for the 2015 Fall Conference!

The theme for this year’s conference is “Journey Into Healing.” Southern Oregon University has graciously offered their beautiful Ashland, OR campus as the venue. This is the perfect opportunity to visit Ashland and attend a play at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival! Come to our two day conference and then spend Sunday exploring southern Oregon! Look at our great line up of speakers:

Receive 6 ethics credits from Dr. Ofer Zur during a full day workshop Friday, Oct. 23. Dr. Zur will present “Ethics with Soul: Digital Ethics, Traditional Therapeutic Boundaries and Ethical and Clinical Considerations in the Age of Google, Facebook and Telehealth.” Dr. Zur is a licensed psychologist with a private psychotherapy practice in Sonoma, CA. He is also the director of the Zur Institute, LLC, which overs over 170 online continuing education courses for psychologists, counselors, social workers, nurses and other mental health practitioners.
Dr-Darryl-S-InabaDr. Darryl Inaba is Director of Clinical and Behavioral Health Services for the Addictions Recovery Center and Director of Research and Education of CNS Productions in Medford, Oregon. Dr. Inaba has authored several papers, award winning educational films and is co-author of Uppers, Downers, All Arounder a text on addiction and related disorders that is used in more than 400 colleges and universities.

Representative Peter Buckley will speak to us at lunchtime before our awards ceremony on Oct 24.


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