Registration Now Open!
NIEAPA's Virtual October Chapter Meeting & Professional Education 

BUSINESS MEETING:
9:00 - 9:50 am | Meeting
9:50 - 10:00 am | Break

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION WEBINAR:
10:00 - 11:00 am | Webinar
11:00 am - 11:10 am | Break
11:10 am - 12:10 pm | Webinar

Professional Education Webinar

What is legal and ethical in a post-pandemic world? This workshop will review Illinois laws and professional ethics as they apply to mental health providers. We will also cover the use of technology, including mobile applications and telehealth, as emergency permissions end from state-to-state. Risk reduction and burnout prevention will also be highlighted in this info-packed session!

PRESENTATION OBJECTIVES:

  • Participants will be able to highlight key provisions within applicable laws and ethical codes involving confidentiality, records and communications; 
  • Participants will be able to identify special confidentiality situations when it involves child abuse, elder abuse, duty to warn circumstances and contact with law enforcement; 
  • Participants will explore various risk management strategies to mitigate risk with technology use, including mobile device use, online communications, social media and telehealth
  • Participants will understand the critical importance of self-care in preventing legal and ethical violations and will have a framework to strategize their own self-care plan.

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SPEAKER:


Valerie Jencks, LMFT, LCPC
Executive Director of Prairie Family Therapy
Founder of The MFT Incubator and Laughing Matters in Chicago

Valerie Jencks has spent nearly three decades in her Chicago-area practice, Prairie Family Therapy, supporting individuals and their families through life challenges and transitions. She has extensive experience as a clinical supervisor at Northwestern University, founded and directs The MFT Incubator for post-graduate MFT fellows, has served for nearly a decade on the State of Illinois’ MFT Licensing and Disciplinary Board including several years as Chairperson and frequently provides case consultation and professional identity workshops to clinicians and treatment organizations across the country.

REGISTRATION RATES:

NIEAPA Members - FREE

As part of your membership benefit, all webinars are free!  Members are allowed to share one free pass with a guest. We invite you to share this pass to connect and build relationships with friends and colleagues.

Non-Members - $40
Other EAPA Chapter Members - $10
Students - FREE


Chapter Meetings

REMAINING 2021 MEETING SCHEDULE & DATES

(meetings are currently being held virtually)

9:00 am - 12:00 pm
December 3


CHAPTER MEETING OVERVIEW

5 times per year, NIEAPA's hosts a business update and 2.0 - 3.0 CE presentation at their Chapter Meetings.  These meeting attract 80 to over 100 attendees and provide a great opportunity for members and nonmembers alike to learn about the important work NIEAPA is doing, earn CEU's, and get some networking in.  Most meetings are from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Central Time, with the exception of our October Diversity presentation which typically goes until 1:00 pm.  The business meeting takes place from 8:00 - 8:40 am and the professional development presentation from 8:50 am - 12:00 pm.  To be on our mailing list, please join our mailing list below. 

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WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE A PRESENTER?

We are ALWAYS welcoming new presenters!  If you would like to present at one of our meetings, please fill out our Presenter Proposal Form linked below. You will receive a confirmation of receipt and our Program Committee will review your submittal and get back with you asap.

PRESENTER PROPOSAL FORM

ATTENDEE FEE INFORMATION
Meetings are free of charge to current NIEAPA members and full-time students. The fee for non-members is $40 per meeting, $10 for other EAPA Members, and $5 for retirees and unemployed professionals. 

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT
Attendees receive PDHs and CEUs for Social Workers, Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Addictions Counselors, and Human Resource Professionals.  You must attend the live event, in-person or virtual to receive credit.

MEETING DATES
NIEAPA Chapter meetings are held on Fridays, five times a year: 
February | April | August | October | December

WOULD YOU LIKE TO HOST A CHAPTER MEETING?
If your organization would like to sponsor or host an upcoming NIEAPA Chapter meeting, please contact a Co-Chair Liz Crowe at Elizabeth.crowe@cityofchicago.org

LOCATION CRITERIA
Locations that wish to host a NIEAPA Chapter Meeting must have the capacity to comfortably accommodate 80+ individuals, have adequate parking or be convenient to public transportation, The location must have AV capability. The location must have the space for a resource table and a continental breakfast or a breakfast sponsor must be identified.



Presentations should focus on one of these three domains:

Domain I. EA Program Design, Administration and Management
This domain includes work organization and the administrative side of EAP management and design and coordination of EAP services with related services such as work life.

Domain II. EA Services to the Organization
This domain includes the provision of internal services to the work organization: strategic, operational and change management issues, communication with organizational stakeholders, and consultation to the organization about HR and EA-related issues and policies, etc.

Domain III. EA Services to Employees and Family Members
This domain focuses on employee issues: addictions, personal, emotional and psychological problems. It includes knowledge and skills in providing clinical work, using standard interview and assessment techniques, referral of clients to appropriate treatment resources, providing effective short-term problem resolution services, etc.

Northern Illinois Chapter Employee Assistance Professionals Association (NIEAPA)

Address: 400 E. Randolph #2305, Chicago. IL 60601
Phone: +1 (312) 756-7756
Email: nieapa@corpevent.com

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