Posted by: wataugacounseling | May 1, 2012

2011-2012 Review/ 2012-2013 Preview

WCA had a successful first year back after a period of inactivity.  After the initial interest meeting in April, several members traveled to Cookeville in July to attend TCA’s Leadership Development Conference with other TCA chapter leaders.

Last fall WCA held 2 regular meetings — one in Johnson City at Jack’s City Grill and one in Kingsport at Rush Street Restaurant.  At the first meeting in September, we hosted Leia Blevins who spoke on the topic of “Using PBS with Student who have Behavioral Challenges.”  There were 18 people present.

The second meeting at Rush Street in Kingsport, Dr. Robert Pack from ETSU spoke on “Prescription Drug Abuse in Appalachia.” There were 40 in attendance.

In the Spring,  WCA secured a $2500 grant from the Niswonger Foundation to bring Dr. Ted Remley from Old Dominion University to give a workshop on “Legal and Ethical Issues in Counseling.” WCA partnered with East TN State’s admission office and the Eta Tau Sigma Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota to host the workshop which 78 people attended in February.

The most recent meeting was held at Knight’s in Johnson City and had 8 people present.  Members voted on new officers and discussed potential fundraising opportunities.

Check the tab “2012-2013 Meeting Dates” to mark your calendar for summer and fall meetings.

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