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  • December 22, 2017 11:30 PM | Cheryl Wolf (Administrator)

    In the Fall 2017 newsletter:

    • President’s Message 
    • 2017-2018 SACES Leadership 
    • Special Interest Networks 
    • Understanding & Improving Societal Views Toward Disabilities
    • Ethics & Professional Development Interest Network 
    • International Students & Faculty Interest Network 
    • Preparing Counselors for Integration of Religion & Spirituality into Counseling Practice  
    • Graduate Student Committee 
    • Using Mindfulness Practices to Bracket Professional Values    
    • The Use of Deliberate Practice in  Group Supervision
    • The Need for Case Conceptualization in Counselor Ed    
    • Multicultural Interest Network
    • Multicultural Competence & Courage
    • Technology Interest Network 
    • Meet the Editors
  • December 15, 2017 8:00 PM | Cheryl Wolf (Administrator)

    The SACES Executive and Conference Planning Committee are pleased to announce the call for proposals for the SACES 2018 Conference, October 11-13, in Myrtle Beach, SC. We invite proposals for the conference that address all areas of counseling, counselor education, and supervision.

    DEADLINE: Submissions must be received by February 15, 2018 by 5 pm ET.

    Submit the program proposals online through the 2018 SACES Conference website..

    Electronic Program Proposal Format

    • Program Title: Your title should clearly and accurately describe the focus of your presentation (up to 100 characters with spaces)
    • Type of Session and Format Flexibility: (1) 50-minute content session; (2) 30-minute poster session; (3) 50-minute roundtable discussion session
    • Presenter Information and Qualifications:  Name, institutional affiliation, primary mailing and email address, and phone contacts (for lead presenter and co-presenters), educational credentials, licensure/certification, and expertise (up to 1500 characters with spaces) related to proposed session
    • Conference Program Abstract: Provide an abstract to appear in the conference program (up to 500 characters with spaces)
    • Synopsis of Program: Provide a synopsis of the content of your program; include overview of rationale, content, and presentation format (up to 1500 characters with spaces)
    • Three Learning Objectives: Identify three outcomes attendees can expect as a result of participating in your program (up to 500 characters with spaces)

    Program Details

    • Your name may only appear on two presentations, whether you are lead presenter or co-presenter.
    • SACES will provide one LCD projector/screen combo in each content presentation room.  Any other A/V needs (e.g., Computer VGA/HDMI adapters, Internet access, DVD/CD players, televisions, etc.) are the responsibility of the presenter(s).
    • Presenters must be available to present on Friday 10/12 and Saturday 10/13 from 8am – 5pm.
    • Presenters must provide handouts or make presentation available to participants within one week of conference.

    Timeline

    • 4/15 – Decision notification
    • 5/15 – Scheduling notification
    • 7/15 – Deadline for presenters and co-presenters to register; all presenters must register by this date and attend the conference to be included in the conference program

    Proposal Reviewers Needed

    Are you interested in reviewing proposals for the SACES 2018 Conference?  If so, you can sign-up as a reviewer. Applications must be received by February 15, 2018 by 5 pm ET.

    All conference proposals undergo a double-blind review.  Each reviewer must be available to evaluate submissions between March 1 and March 15, 2018 and be willing to complete at least 20 proposal reviews.

    If you have questions, please contact the Program Chair, Dr. Elizabeth Villares, at sacesconference2018@gmail.com


  • December 04, 2017 2:05 PM | Cheryl Wolf (Administrator)

    Each of the five ACES regions nominate one student to serve as the ACES Graduate Student Representative (GSR). From these five nominations, the ACES Governing Council will choose one student to serve in this position. This is a three year service position: designee, current, and past GSR. The GSR must be available to attend the ACES Governing Council Meeting June 7-10, 2018 in Syracuse, NY and commit to attending all Governing Council meetings for his or her term.

    SACES is currently accepting applications from doctoral students who are early in their academic program (a graduate student serving as a GSR must hold doctoral student/doctoral candidate status for at least 2 years of their service and only the final year could be served as a new faculty member or supervisor) to be the SACES nominee. SACES will select a GSR nominee and an alternate. In the event that the SACES nominee is selected to serve as ACES GSR, the alternate will be appointed to the SACES Board for 2018-2019. In the event that the SACES nominee is not selected to serve as ACES GSR, the nominee will be appointed to the SACES Board for 2018-2019.


    To apply, please email the following materials to Casey Barrio Minton at cbarrio@utk.edu:
    • A cover letter describing your educational and other relevant experiences to the position, including your previous and/or current involvement with ACES and SACES.
    • A current CV
    • Your answer to this question (posed by ACES): “What would be different in a year service position that would show it was useful, that you were the right person to apply, and that ACES was right to have selected you?"
    Applications are due January 15, 2018.
  • November 29, 2017 8:20 PM | Cheryl Wolf (Administrator)

    The SACES Graduate Student Committee wants to learn about how we can support you as graduate student members within our organization. We prepared a brief survey for you voice your experiences as SACES members, and we invite you to share your thoughts and suggestions for the 2018 SACES Conference in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. We are committed to serving you and appreciate your participation in this survey!  Please contact the Graduate Student Committee Co-Chairs Missy Butts, cbutts4@uncc.edu, or Janelle Bettis, janellebettis@gmail.com, with any questions, comments, or concerns.

  • August 29, 2017 12:33 PM | Cheryl Wolf (Administrator)

    In the Summer 2017 newsletter:

    • President’s Message
    • 2017-2018 SACES Leadership
    • Special Interest Networks
    • SACES Technology Interest Network
    • Cohort Based Educational Programs
    • Human Trafficking: Theoretical Approaches for Survivors
    • SACES Service Learning Network
    • Before the Tides Rise: A Counselor’s Guidance to Leadership Opportunities in Crisis and Disasters
    • Preparing Counselors-In-Training for Professional Advocacy
    • SACES Graduate Student Committee
    • Meet the Editors
  • August 17, 2017 12:40 PM | Cheryl Wolf (Administrator)

    SACES conferences occur during even years and they are run completely by SACES volunteers. If you would like to get more involved in the conference, see our 2018 conference leadership and general volunteer opportunities below.  

    • Conference Co-Chair - oversee all site-related logistics including meals and receptions. Co-chairs this committee with the President and may include other members as appointed by the President and/or Executive Committee. The Past-Past-President serves as a mentor (time intensive for a full year Oct-Nov). 
    • Program Coordinator - issues call for proposals and reviewers, select and schedule programs, create conference program book. Co-chairs this committee with the President-Elect.  The Past-President serves as a mentor (time intensive Dec-Oct).
    • Registration Co-Coordinators - announce deadlines, address member questions, manage registrations, prepare name tags, and oversee the onsite registration booth during the conference. The Treasurer serves as a mentor to this committee (time intensive May-Oct).
    • Site Coordinator - typically from the conference site area, serves as the local liaison to assist conference chair with resources including projectors and screens for the conference, provide overview of local transportation and things to do, assist in identifying the recipient for the empty plate donation. The President serves as a mentor to this committee (May-Oct). 
    • Sponsor Coordinator - market sponsor/exhibitor packages, coordinate advertisements for the program with the Conference Program Coordinator, ensure tables are set up for exhibitors, manage the sponsor/exhibitor relations. The President serves as a mentor to this committee (May-Oct). 
    • Volunteer Co-Coordinators - identify volunteers, cover and monitor volunteer assignments during the conference (e.g., registration booth, sessions, luncheon/receptions, etc.).  The Conference Co-Chairs serve as mentors (Aug-Oct).
    • Continuing Education Coordinator - develop and oversee the process for tracking and providing CEU certificates to members who attend. The Program Co-Chairs serve as mentors (Aug-Dec).
    • Career-Connect Coordinators - responsible for the employer-employee relations postings (e.g., job openings and candidate resumes) and events during the conference (Aug-Oct).
    • Emerging Leaders Coordinator - issue call for emerging leaders, select and notify leaders, facilitate emerging leaders workshop The Past-President serves as a mentor (May-Oct). 
    • Graduate Student Representative - Plan First Timers conference event and/or other graduate student events, assist Volunteer Coordinators with finding graduate student volunteers. The President serves as a mentor to this committee (May-Oct). 
    • General Volunteers - volunteers are needed to assist the President and conference coordinators during the conference (e.g., cover the registration booth, monitor sessions, collect tickets, monitor projectors, etc.). We will take small or large commitments of your time but volunteers who commit at least 10 hours of their conference time toward volunteer work may be eligible to receive a discounted conference rate.

    To serve as a conference volunteer in one of the above capacities please contact Natoya Hill Haskins at nhhaskins@wm.edu describing your interest by September 15th. 

  • July 31, 2017 6:26 PM | Cheryl Wolf (Administrator)
    SACES Interest Networks are designed to connect SACES members who have similar professional interests within counselor education and supervision. Interest networks provide opportunities for discussion, idea sharing, and collaboration. SACES currently offers the following interest networks.  
    • Clinical Mental Health Counseling
    • College Counseling & Student Affairs
    • Distance/Online Counselor Education
    • Ethics and Professional Development
    • International Counseling
    • Multicultural Counseling
    • School Counseling
    • Service Learning
    • Social Justice and Human Rights
    • Supervision
    • Technology
    • Women’s Interest Network

    In addition, a Women of Color Interest Network is currently in process of being developed and proposed.

    To join an interest network, visit please visit https://utk.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eEZOttKr8J3BI8d and complete the form by August 15, 2017.

    Contact Dr. Casey Barrio Minton cbarrio@utk.edu with questions.
  • July 10, 2017 7:34 PM | Cheryl Wolf (Administrator)

    The SACES Executive Board is issuing a call for nominees for the SACES President-Elect-Elect (2018-2021) and Secretary (2018-2019). 

    The board is accepting nominations and self-nominations. If you are interested in running or nominating someone for one of these positions, please contact Melanie Iarussi at miarussi@auburn.edu.

    For self-nominations, please include:

    • A one paragraph Statement of Interest in serving the SACES membership; this paragraph will be seen by SACES members during the voting process
    • A copy of your CV

    If nominating someone, please include their contact information so that I may be in touch with them to determine their interest in the nomination.

    Nominations for these positions are due on August 18, 2017.
  • June 28, 2017 1:08 PM | Melanie Iarussi (Administrator)

    The call for proposals is now open to fund innovative best practices and research studies related to counselor education and supervision. SACES will fund up to six proposals for up to $500 each. 

    This grant competition is open to both professional and student members of SACES. Because of their need and because of the limited funding available for student research, student researchers are especially encouraged to apply. Individuals may submit (or be part of a submission team) for only one proposal.  

    Visit www.saces.org/research for details and information on how to apply.

    The deadline for submission is August 11, 2017, 11:59 EST.

  • June 12, 2017 10:35 AM | Melanie Iarussi (Administrator)

    Nominate your peers, colleagues, and students for a SACES award! Our awards program is one way we take time to recognize each other for outstanding work in counselor education and supervision. The 2017 SACES Awards open for nominees are:

    • OUTSTANDING TEACHING AWARD
    • LOCKE-PAISLEY OUTSTANDING MENTORING AWARD
    • OUTSTANDING PROGRAM CLINICAL SUPERVISOR AWARD
    • OUTSTANDING TENURED COUNSELOR EDUCATOR AWARD
    • OUTSTANDING PRE-TENURE COUNSELOR EDUCATOR AWARD
    • COURTLAND LEE SOCIAL JUSTICE AWARD
    • OUTSTANDING GRADUATE STUDENT – DOCTORAL LEVEL AWARD
    • OUTSTANDING GRADUATE STUDENT – MASTER’S LEVEL AWARD
    • OUTSTANDING MASTER’S COUNSELOR EDUCATION PROGRAM
    • OUTSTANDING DOCTORAL COUNSELOR EDUCATION AND SUPERVISION PROGRAM
    • SACES OUTSTANDING STATE AWARD

    For details on eligibility criteria and instructions for nominations, please visit:  http://www.saces.org/page-1863093

    Please submit nomination packages to Peggy Ceballos at peggy.ceballos@unt.edu by July 21, 2017.

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