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LMHCA's Annual Spring Conference

May 22, 2021
9:00am - 3:00pm, CST

About CE Credit

The Louisiana Counseling Association is approved by the Louisiana Licensed Professional Board of Examiners to offer continuing education for Louisiana Licensed Professional Counselors and Provisional Licensed Professional Counselors.  This program meets requirements up to 5.0 CE clock hours for Louisiana Licensed Professional Counselors.

The Louisiana Counseling Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP #2019. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. LCA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program

Questions? Contact us via [email protected]

About the Conference

The LMHCA Spring Conference is designed to refuel the counselors with skills and topics pertinent to areas where gaps were found in the current year. The conference also serves as additional support for continuing education for required areas that should be obtained in preparation for renewal.

How to Access the Conference through
your TPN.Health Profile:

Step 1:  On the day of the conference, log into your TPN.Health profile and hover over the "Events" dropdown menu, or hover over your account name.

Step 2: Click on "My Events" which will direct you to all of your registered events. This includes all upcoming, active, and on-demand content.

Step 3: Under "Active Events", there will be a live link that, when clicked, will navigate to the main conference hall.

Step 4: Click "Sessions Hall" to be directed to the sessions page. Then, click the button "Join Now" on any session you'd like to attend. Enjoy!

At-A-Glance Agenda

Saturday, May 22, 2021

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Not Just the Baby Blues — An Introduction to Perinatal Mood
and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs)

Presented By: Kellie Camelford, Ph.D., LPC-S, NCC, NCSC, Registered Play Therapist, PCIT-Certified

Kellie Camelford

About Kellie Camelford

Kellie Giorgio Camelford, Ph.D., LPC-S, NCC, NCSC, Registered Play Therapist, PCIT-Certified is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor specializing in parenting, women's issues, children and adolescents. She received specialized training in the fields of play therapy, school counseling, parenting, and perinatal mood disorders. As an Assistant Professor at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center – New Orleans she enjoys teaching and supervising students, as well as providing clinical and community services. Based on her teaching efforts, she was awarded the Dr. Allen A. Copping Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2019. Her research interests include ethical issues in counseling and supervision. Prior to teaching, Dr. Camelford was a professional school counselor at a local parochial high school in New Orleans, and a private practitioner. Furthermore, she serves on various boards and committees within the University, profession, and larger community to promote professionalism in the fields of counseling and supervision.

Lunch Break

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Use of Distance Supervision to Support
Supervisee Development

Presented By: James M. McGinn, Ph.D., LPC, NCC &
Lisa Michelle Surrency, M.Ed, LPC-S, NCC, Registered Play Therapist

James M McGinn

About James M. McGinn

James McGinn earned an M.A. degree in School Counseling from Fairfield University in 2011 and a Ph.D. degree in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of Holy Cross in 2020. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in both Louisiana and Connecticut as well as a National Certified Counselor (NCC). In addition to his education, training, and varied clinical experiences, he has provided campus supervision as an adjunct faculty member to the Master’s-level counseling practicum and internship students at both Fairfield University and the University of Holy Cross.
Lisa Michelle Surrency

About Lisa Michelle Surrency

Lisa Surrency earned an M.Ed degree in Counselor Education from Southeastern Louisiana University in 2010. Lisa is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of Holy Cross. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPC-S), a National Certified Counselor (NCC), and a Registered Play Therapist. Lisa has provided supervisor to master’s level students from Xavier University. In her role as Program Director for Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans, she provides supervision to several licensed professional and master’s level counseling intern students from the University of Holy Cross. Outside of supervising students and professionals within her practice setting, Lisa supervises new professionals seeking to obtain hours for licensure.
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How to Register

To register for the LMHCA's Annual Spring Conference, you will need to complete the following steps:

  1. Click the "Register" button to be directed to the ticket selection page.
  2. You MUST have a TPN.Health profile to attend this event. You will be directed to sign up or sign in to TPN.Health in order to complete the checkout process and confirm your purchase. Once you have signed up or signed in to TPN.Health, you will be redirected back to your checkout page to complete the process. You MUST use the email address associated with your TPN.Health profile at checkout. This is an important step so we can verify attendance accurately.
  3. Select your ticket type, or select the day(s) you would like to attend.
  4. Continue through the checkout process and enter your payment information etc.
  5. You will receive a confirmation email for your purchase, and your access link will be sent one week, one day, and one hour prior to the start of the conference. Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions!


LMHCA Members - $40
Non-Members - $60

Refund Policy

A Cancellation request will be honored within 10 days of the event. The request should be sent via email to [email protected] and cc: [email protected] and [email protected]
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Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions!

System Requirements

- A desktop, laptop, or mobile device
- An internet connection – broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE)
- Speakers and a microphone
- A webcam or HD webcam

Recorded Content Statement:

This session is being recorded for future on-demand continuing education.

You have no obligation to appear or speak in the recording. You can turn off your video and participate under an alias if you choose. If you choose to participate in an identifiable way, you agree to being recorded and authorize the use of the recording for continuing education purposes. The information shown in this presentation is the sole intellectual property of the presenter(s) and is not to be used or duplicated without first-party permission.

By participating, you agree to adhere to expectations of appropriate conduct and the ethical standards of your appropriate licensing board. maintains the right to remove anyone during this session at any time. The following are strictly prohibited:
Language or behavior that is obscene, illegal, or offensive, including but not limited to sexual harassment, hate speech, etc
Giving out personal information about another person, including home address and phone number

By participating, you reaffirm your agreement to comply with the User Terms & Conditions.