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Spring 2013

program schedule

Rogers State University

Community Counseling c o n t i n u i n g e d u c at i o n p r o g r a m



Ethical Issues: Narrative Approaches to Assessment. Evaluating Problems, Not Persons Marc Charney, Ph.D., L.P.C., L.M.F.T. May 17 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. | Three hours of ethics continuing education University Village B, Conference Rooms C Tuition $70 This workshop will explore the practices of assessment and evaluation through the lens of Narrative Therapy practices. Narrative Therapy is a respectful, collaborative and creative approach that views people as the experts on their own lives, and that strives to assist people to re-author their preferred stories for their lives. We will critique the traditional practices in the culture of psychotherapy which entails the assessment, evaluation, and diagnosis of persons. Some of the planned stops on this journey will be to examine 1) how persons are constructed in our culture, 2) how problems are constructed, 3) how Narrative practices provide a counter-cultural antidote to dividing (differentiating), objectification, and normalization, 4) what are the ethical implications of both methodologies?

Supervision Redux VIII: Narrative Supervision Practices Review Marc Charney, Ph.D., L.P.C., L.M.F.T. May 17 | 1:30 - 4:45 p.m. | Three hours of supervision continuing education University Village B, Conference Rooms C Tuition $70 This workshop will review some of the central ideas and practices of Narrative Therapy as applied to supervision. Practices related to professional identity development, ethics and consultation will be explored. Half of the workshop will be set aside for discussing issues and questions that attendees bring with them. All Workshops Include: Course material | 15-minute break | Refreshments Program sign in and registration will begin one hour prior to each workshop.

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About Our Presenter Marc Charney Ph.D., L.P.C., L.M.F.T. Dr. Charney has more than 30 years of experience as a clinician and 25 years as a professor and trainer. He is a member of the faculty of the Human Relations Department, University of Oklahoma, and Oklahoma City University where he teaches family therapy and counseling courses. He is co-founder and director of Family and Children's Consultants, Inc. He is an AAMFT Approved Supervisor and an Approved LPC/LMFT Supervisor in Oklahoma.

About Our Program Director Monica Varner Ph.D., M.S., L.P.C. Program Director, Community Counseling Program Coordinator Associate Professor of Sociology and Counseling Rogers State University Dr. Varner is in her tenth year as an associate professor at Rogers State University. She is the Community Counseling Program Coordinator and teaches several counseling courses including Multicultural Counseling, Intervention Strategies, and Chemical Abuse of Special Populations. Dr. Varner also teaches courses in sociology and research. Dr. Varner has a Ph.D. in Sociology with a specialization in Social Psychology and a master’s degree in Community Counseling. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and an LPC-approved supervisor. Dr. Varner has 25 years of counseling experience. She has also served as a mental health program director for psychiatric hospitals, schools, and churches in Oklahoma and the region, and was co-owner of a counseling agency in Ada, Oklahoma.

Continuing Education Hours To receive completion verification of CEU hours, participants will sign in at registration, attend the full program, and complete a program evaluation. For continuing education inquires, contact Dr. Monica Varner at Licensed Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Licensed Behavioral Practitioners, and Licensed Genetic Counselors will earn continuing education hours. All other licenses will need to contact their licensing board for approval. Please contact us if you need assistance. Courses have has been approved for continuing education hours by the Oklahoma State Department of Health, Professional Counselor Licensing. If your profession is not listed, please contact your professional board to determine how to receive continuing education credit.

RSU Community Counseling Program: B.S. Community Counseling The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Community Counseling at RSU is a multidisciplinary degree that provides students a strong educational background in counseling, social and personal problems, psychology, and sociology. The degree is designed to provide students the skills required for entry-level positions in a human service environment, addressing issues related to children and adolescents, families, public health, substance abuse, corrections, mental health, and others. Graduates of this degree will be qualified to serve in several capacities at human service agencies. The degree also serves as excellent preparation for graduate school in Community Counseling, Psychology, or Sociology. Our students are prepared for careers in which oral and written communication, analytical, best practices, and problem-solving skills are valued.

Our Facilities The Department of Psychology, Sociology, and Criminal Justice at RSU maintains several multimedia classrooms which allow students and faculty to use the latest computer technology and simulations, and provide access to the Internet. Our program features a behavioral science laboratory, providing students the opportunity to hone basic research and counseling skills in a live supervision environment.

About RSU Rogers State University is a regional university widely recognized for its highquality academic programs, distance learning options, and high-technology learning environment. RSU offers bachelor’s and associate degrees in a wide variety of disciplines, including several degrees offered entirely via the Internet. RSU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

RSU Community Counseling Continuing Education Program Planning Team Monica Varner Ph.D., M.S., L.P.C. Program Director, Community Counseling Program Coordinator Associate Professor of Sociology and Counseling Kevin M.P. Woller Ph.D. Professor of Psychology, Psi Chi Advisor John Kirk Ph.D., M.S., L.A.D.C. Assistant Professor of Psychology, Community Counseling and Psychology Student Association Advisor

Sponsors Rogers State University’s Community Counseling and Psychology Student Association; Psi Chi; and the RSU Department of Psychology, Sociology, and Criminal Justice.

Payment Payment by credit card, check or money order (payable to RSU-Community Counseling CE), or purchase order. Completed forms and payments may be mailed to Bursar’s Office, Rogers State University, 1701 W. Will Rogers Blvd., Claremore, OK 74017 or faxed to 918-343-7528. Online registration and payment also available at All registrations must be pre-paid.

For More Information Dr. Monica Varner

Shelly Borgstrom 918-343-7683

Community Counseling Continuing Education Program  

2013 Program Schedule

Community Counseling Continuing Education Program  

2013 Program Schedule