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2021 Conference

EXPLORING Family Systems

November 11-13 | Ashland, Oregon

We are thrilled to announce our 2021 annual 
conference, which will be held at the Ashland Springs Hotel in Ashland, Oregon!

We'll be hosting an in-person conference this year, along with providing a live stream via Zoom. Go Rogue with Us as we hear from speakers on systems supervision, queer relationships, high conflict couples, coparenting after divorce, generational trauma, and more!

View the full conference program here.


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You must provide proof of vaccination to attend this conference in person.

For the safety of everyone—you, us, our loved ones, and our clients—safety first. If you'd like to attend the conference in person, we will be requiring you show your vaccine card, which we'll check as proof of vaccination at the door and for which we will give wristbands.

If you'd prefer to not show your card or you're not vaccinated, you are welcome to watch the conference live stream on Zoom.

If you have tested positive for COVID-19 or have been around someone that tested positive for COVID-19 in the 14 days prior to the event, please do not attend this event in-person. You may attend the conference remotely.

We will be following state mask mandates at this event. If a mask mandate in not in effect at the time of the conference, masks are highly encouraged at this event.

Conference registration is non-refundable but is transferable to another attendee via email ( in advance of the event.

If an instance such as a COVID-19 breakout or devastating forest fire occurs, ORCA will cancel the in-person event and will transfer registration to the 2021 virtual conference.

Thursday, November 11, 2021 | 2 CEs

OACES Supervision Event

This event will be held at the Ashland Hills Hotel.


4:30-5:30 pm 
Culturally Responsive Clinical Supervision—Key Tools and Approaches

Victor Chang, PhD & S Anandavalli, PhD

5:45-6:45 pm

Essential Dimensions of Systemic Supervision: Developing a
Systemic Lens in Supervision

Kaj D. Kayij-Wint, PhD, LMFT

Friday, November 12, 2021 | 6 CEs


9:00-10:30 am

Queer Relationships

Keely C Helmick, LPC, CST & Stace Parlen, LMFT

10:45 am-12:15 pm

Situating the Intergenerational Trauma of Families in the Present-Day Counseling of Clients

Sarina Saturn, PhD

2:00-3:30 pm

How to Connect and Work with Veteran Clients & Families of Veterans

Rob Rusunen, MA, QMHP

3:45-5:15 pm

Working with High Conflict Couples

Tever Nickerson, LPC 

Saturday, November 13, 2021 | 3 CEs


9:00-10:30 am

Working with Co-Parenting Clients After Separation & Divorce

Gianna Russo-Mitma, LMFT

10:45 am-12:15 pm

Engaging Parents of Child and Teen Clients

Kaleigh Boysen-Quinata, LMFT

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PO Box 2163 Portland, OR 97208

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