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Upcoming events

    • Friday, October 01, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Zoom

    Due to unknowns and fluctuating plans with the delta variant of COVID-19, this event will only be held online instead of in-person as hoped. We hope to resume in-person events in the future!

    The Practice of Hope-Action Theory: Keys to Intervention Success

    Dr. Spencer ("Skip") G. Niles, Ed.D, LPC, NCC

    Date: Friday, October 1st, 2021
    Time: 9:00am-2:30pm via Zoom
    (two blocks with 1.5 hr break in between -
    please see schedule below)

    Research using Hope-Action Theory (HAT) with marginalized clients provides substantial evidence of the effectiveness of this approach. In this presentation, Dr. Spencer (“Skip”) Niles will introduce Hope-Action Theory and provide specific examples for translating theory to practice with clients and students. An illustrative case study will be used to demonstrate the uniqueness of HAT, including how to use the Hope-Action Inventory in career intervention. Dr. Niles will also review seven keys to intervention success.

    Learning Outcomes: As a result of participating in this workshop you will:

    1. Learn about Hope-Action Theory and how it can be a useful intervention with clients/students

    2. Receive an online code to the Hope-Action Inventory (prior to workshop) in order to take the inventory yourself

    3. Process the Hope-Action Inventory and learn the seven Hope-Action competencies

    4. Receive access to a video recording of a live session with a career practitioner and client and observe the use of Hope-Action Theory in action

    5. Receive handouts and materials on Hope-Action Theory to support you in your work as a career practitioner

    6. Learn how to assess your effectiveness with your clients/students


    9:00-11:00am - Keynote/Q&A and Processing of the Hope-Action Theory

    11:00am -12:30pm - Break

    12:30-2:30pm - Interactive training and activities on use of Hope-Action competencies as a career intervention for career practitioners

    This program is eligible for 4 NBCC clock hours through the Maine Counseling Association, an ACEP provider.

    • NBCC Program Information:
      • NBCC Category 1 Presenter
      • NBCC Program Content Area 5. Career Development and Counseling

    This program is also eligible for 4 clock hours through NCDA for those who hold NCDA credentials.

    Registration/Pricing (includes both sessions):

      • Current MCDA Members: $40
      • Lapsed Membership/Non-members: $60*
      • Current Regional CDA Members (outside of Maine): $40**
      • NEW! Graduate Student Rate: $30

    *Members whose memberships have lapsed can renew their 2021-2022 membership by registering as a Lapsed Member/Non-Member. The membership fee ($20) will automatically be included in the registration cost. If you are unsure of your membership status, please contact Haley Brown below.

    **For members of other regional career development associations, please e-mail Haley Brown below to verify your membership after registration.

    Questions or registration issues? Contact Haley Brown, MCDA Membership Chair

    About the Speaker:

    Spencer G. Niles is a professor of counselor education and co-director of the Thrive Research and Intervention Center at The College of William & Mary School, where he also served as the former Dean of the School of Education from 2013-2020. He is a past-President of the National Career Development Association (NCDA), where he received the organization's Eminent Career Award.

    Previously, he was Distinguished Professor and Department Head at Penn State (where he also developed a CACREP-accredited career counseling program). Before joining the faculty at Penn State, he was a professor at the University of Virginia for 13 years, including serving as assistant dean for the Curry School of Education. Additionally, Niles has directed a career counseling center for adults, worked as a career counselor in higher education, maintained a private practice focusing on career counseling, and served as a career counselor for middle school and high school students.

    He has also been a Fulbright Scholar in Finland and taught in over 25 countries. Dr. Niles serves on the editorial boards of six national and international journals and is the past Editor of The Career Development Quarterly and the Journal of Counseling & Development. He has published more than 140 publications and delivered over 150 presentations focusing on career development theory and practice. Among his authored or co-authored books is the best-selling textbook in career counseling and development internationally, Career Development Interventions, published by Pearson, as well as a book on counseling at the global level, Counseling around the world: An international handbook.

    • Tuesday, October 26, 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Zoom

    October 2021 Café Breakout Room Topics (you will be able to select your room during the café):

    • TOPIC 1: Renewal plans for you as a professional
    • TOPIC 2: Preparing for "in-person", "virtual", or "hybrid"...all or just one?
    • TOPIC 3: Helping clients with resilience in times of stress and despair
    • TOPIC 4: Helping clients address concerns of ageism 
    These cafés provide an opportunity for members to network more often throughout the year in a more informal setting than the annual conference and fall workshop and to provide opportunities to share ideas and knowledge.

    A Zoom link will be provided upon registration.

    This is a FREE event and open to all!

Past events

Tuesday, July 20, 2021 July 20, 2021 Career Café
Friday, June 11, 2021 2021 Annual Conference Webinar Series
Tuesday, May 25, 2021 May 25, 2021 Career Café
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 April 27, 2021 Career Café
Tuesday, March 30, 2021 March 30, 2021 Career Café
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 February 23, 2021 Career Café
Tuesday, January 26, 2021 January 26, 2021 Career Café
Tuesday, December 01, 2020 December 1, 2020 Career Café
Friday, November 13, 2020 Fall Workshop 2020
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 October 2020 Career Café
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 September 2020 Career Café
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 Virtual MCDA Workshop: The Intersection of Career Development and Mental Health Counseling: How I built a holistic career counseling practice & what I learned in my first year
Tuesday, August 04, 2020 Virtual MCDA Workshop: The Importance of Story in Career Advising
Friday, July 24, 2020 Virtual MCDA Workshop: Resilient U How to Help People Bring Their Best, Most Resilient Selves to Their Job Search and Their Work
Thursday, July 09, 2020 Virtual MCDA Workshop: LinkedIn: The Largest Career Database in the World
Tuesday, June 23, 2020 Virtual MCDA Workshop: Success Coaching: Holistic Explorations in Career Counseling
Tuesday, June 23, 2020 Career Café: MaineHealth Talks Hospitality and Healthcare
Thursday, June 11, 2020 Virtual MCDA Workshop: Career Counseling as Social Justice Work: Turning Passion into Action
Tuesday, June 02, 2020 Career Café
Friday, May 29, 2020 Virtual MCDA Workshop: Podcasts and YouTube as a Career Advising Tool
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 Virtual MCDA Workshop: Serving Clients in Recovery: Where Career Development and Addiction Recovery Best Practices Meet
Saturday, May 09, 2020 Virtual MCDA Workshop: Choose Your Own Adventure: Pathways to a Credential of Value
Tuesday, May 05, 2020 Central Maine Career Cafe
Tuesday, April 07, 2020 Central Maine Career Cafe

Click here to view previous events prior to 2020.

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