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Spring Workshop 2010
OASERVIC sponsored a three hour spring workshop on the topic of ethics Presented on April 2, 2010
Ashland Theological Seminary, Sandberg Leadership Center by Elizabeth Welfel, Ph.D.

2009 OCA All Ohio Counselors Conference, Columbus, OH, Workshop, November 6th
The ASERVIC Spiritual  Competencies: How Can Counselors Ethically Apply Spirituality in Counseling Practice?
Claudia Sadler-Gerhardt, Denise Lewis,  Joan Steidl, Grant Hollenbach, Laura Freidner, Julia McLaughlin, Patricia Shumay, Donna Menigat, Sanda Gibson

Workshop, November 7th, 2008 All Ohio Counselors Conference, Columbus, OH (OASERVIC Division Meeting).
"The Missing Links in Professional Identity: Promoting Connectivity and Collaboration Among Professional Counselors"
Carmella Hill, Claudia Sadler-Gerhardt, & Lora Williams


"Basic Techniques for Integrating Spirituality and Religious Diversity in Counseling”, Dr. Craig Cashwell, University of North Carolina Greensboro (UNCG). February 22, 2008 Walsh University in North Canton, Ohio
OASERVIC will host a workshop featuring Dr. Craig Cashwell at Walsh University's Barrette Center in North Canton on Friday, February 22, 2008 from 8:30am-12:00noon. Dr. Cashwell, a faculty member in the counseling program at University of North Carolina at Greensboro, is the author of many important works in the area of spirituality and religion. The title of the workshop is "Basic Techniques for Integrating Spirituality and Religious Diversity in Counseling." The workshop will explore methods for using client spiritual and religious strengths for improving therapeutic outcomes. Dr. Cashwell will also present strategies for effectively addressing ethical issues related to the integration of spirituality and religious diversity, increasing self-awareness of biases, and expanding counselor knowledge bases in regard to spirituality and religion in counseling. The cost for the event is $50 for non-OASERVIC members, $25 for students, and no charge for all OASERVIC members. Three credit hours of CEUs are pending, and additional registration information is forthcoming.

Wellness Rooms at the 2007 All Ohio Counselors Conference
Back by popular demand, OASERVIC will again be hosting the Wellness Room at the All Ohio Counselors Conference in Columbus November 1-2, 2007. The room will feature chair massages, guided meditation experiences, aromatherapy, art displays, yoga and other opportunities for reducing stress and increasing wellness. Anyone interested in learning more about OASERVIC is invited to visit the Wellness Room or attend the OASERVIC business meeting with light breakfast on Friday, November 2 at 8:00am in the OASERVIC suite, rooms 200 and 202, Hilton Columbus at Easton.

"The Ethics of Spiritual Practice: Development, Divinity, and Spiritual Work with Clients" - May 11, 2007
Dr. Elliot Ingersoll will present a FREE three hour workshop to entitled “The Ethics of Spiritual Practice: Development, Divinity, and Spiritual Work with Clients” He will discuss the ethical implications of one’s spiritual practice. This free workshop will enable OASERVIC members to accrue three hours of CEU’s approved by Ohio Counselor Board. Dr. Ingersoll served as the 2000-2001 President of OASERVIC.  He is a licensed professional clinical counselor and psychologist in Ohio. He is professor of Counseling at Cleveland State University. He works with Ken Wilber at Integral Institute as a trainer in the Integral Psychotherapy program and as co-director of the Integral Psychology Center with Integral University. Elliott has studied and practiced Anglican Christianity, Kripalu Yoga, sitting meditation and Wicca. His current practices center on yoga and meditation. He has authored or co-authored four books and over two dozen articles and book chapters on topics as diverse as integrating Integral theory into training mental health professionals, psychopharmacology, and spiritual approaches to counseling.
This workshop will be co-sponsored with the Ohio Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development.  We encourage OASERVIC members to take advantage of this FREE workshop and to register early for one or the 50 seats! 

When:  Friday, May 11, 2007 at 1:00 p.m.—4:15 p.m. (3 CEU’s),
Where:  Capital University (Columbus, OH), Troutman Hall, Room 112,
Cost:  $50.00 professionals/$25.00 for students, FEE WAIVED - $0.00 for OASERVIC and OAMCD members.

Annual Membership Business Meeting at 2006 AOCC
OASERVIC hosted its annual membership business meeting on Friday, Nov. 3rd at 7:15 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. at the All Ohio Counselors Conference at the Hilton in Easton, OH.  We provided light refreshments and had the opportunity to socialize bright and early with OASGW (Ohio Association for Specialist in Group Work) and OAMCD (Ohio Association for Multicultural Development).  Room location will be listed in the conference booklet.

"Ethical Issues Involved in Addressing Spiritual/Religious Values in Counseling" - Workshop on May 19, 2006
Marsha Wiggins Frame, Ph.D., LPC, NCC, LMFT received her Masters of Divinity from Emory University and her Ph.D. in Counselor Education from the University of Florida. Dr. Wiggins Frame has provided clinical counseling services to children, adults, and families. She is an ordained minister in the United Methodist Church and has served in several churches in Florida.  Dr. Wiggins Frame has specializations in spirituality, marriage & family, sexual abuse, family violence, parenting, and grief. She has 30+ journal articles/book chapters and has recently published the book Integrating Religion & Spirituality in Counseling. She currently serves on the editorial board of Counseling & Values and the Family Journal. She is a past-president of the Colorado Association for Counselor Educators and the Colorado Association for Marriage & Family Counseling.  Dr. Wiggins Frame is a recipient of the University of Colorado, Denver Teacher of the Year Award.  She is currently Chair and Associate Professor in the Division of Counseling Psychology and Counselor Education at the University of Colorado, Denver.  Dr. Wiggins Frame will be traveling to Ohio specifically to conduct this 3 hour workshop for OASERVIC members and other interested participants! 

Professional Counselors face many potential ethical issues when addressing spiritual or religious values with clients or students.  Goals: 1) Participants will explore the "thorny issues" associated with integrating religion and spirituality into counseling. 2) Participants will examine the new 2005 ACA ethical code and review issues raised in various sections of the code. 3) Participants will reflect on their personal experiences, values, and beliefs in terms of "the person of the therapist" and his or her impact on clients. 4) Participants will consider the intersection of spirituality and culture and the ethical implications of working with non-White client’s religion and spirituality. 5) Participants will involve themselves in small groups to discuss case material containing ethical issues in the realm of spirituality in counseling.  Objectives: Participants will increase their knowledge regarding the application of ethical standards to the integration of religion and spirituality in counseling. Participants will acknowledge ways in which their personal values and beliefs may impact clients both positively and negatively. Participants will discover the ethical issues that emerge as culture and spirituality intersect in the therapeutic process. 

When:  Friday, May 19, 2006 at 1:00 p.m.—4:15 p.m. (3 CEU’s),
Where:  Capital University (Columbus, OH), Troutman Hall, Room 112,
Cost:  $50.00 professionals/$25.00 for students, FEE WAIVED - $0.00 for OASERVIC Members

Wellness Rooms at the 2005 All Ohio Counselor Conference (November 3-4, 2005)
OASERVIC had two Wellness Rooms at the 2005 All Ohio Counselors Conference

  • Members could experience a quiet oasis of peace and quiet meditation time in Room 202 or process questions, issues or concerns regarding spirituality, ethics and religion in Room 200 in the mornings.
  • Free 15-minute demo massages were available by Ben Brooke of the Worthington Center for the Healing Arts on Thursday, from 1 to 5, in Room 200.  Massage for $1 per minute on Thursday afternoon, from 1 to 5, in Room 201 with Diane Fisher, LMT.  Additional hours for massage were available.


Thursday, November 3, 2005 Wellness Training Room - 200
10:00 AM       Addressing Religious Concerns of Clients as a Counselor
      - Tiffany Hawkins, Doctoral Student, Ohio University
11:00 AM       Addressing Spiritual Concerns of Clients as a Counselor
      - Dr. Scott Hall, Associate Professor, University of Dayton    

Friday, November 4, 2005 Wellness Training Room - 200
9:00 AM          Answering my Ethical Questions as a Counselor in the Community 
       - Molly Cox and Tiffany Stewart, Doctoral Students, University of Akron                      
10:00 AM        Addressing Spiritual Concerns of Students
11:00 AM       Ethical Questions as a School Counselor

Weds., November 2 through Friday, November 4, 2005 Meditation Room - 202
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Wednesday           Open for Self Guided Relaxation/Meditation
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM Thursday              Open for Self Guided Relaxation/Meditation
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Friday                Open Self Guided Relaxation/Meditation
12:00 PM Friday                              OASERVIC Annual Meeting All are Welcome!

"Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling: Implications for Practice" - by Dr. Judith Miranti on April 29, 2005
Workshop objectives included the following - Conceptualize client's presenting issues and determine if there is a religious or spiritual issue embedded in the presenting concerns; practioners role in addressing the client's spiritual and religious issues; competencies for addressing spiritual and religious issues; ethical considerations.

 Wellness Room at the 2004 AOCC Conference

  • These rooms provided a relaxing alternative for individuals needing a break or between sessions. Guided relaxation, massage, and aromatherapy were among the wellness offerings. Many thanks to the Worthington Center for the Healing Arts, who contributed greatly to this event, as well as the many others who volunteered time and energy to make the Wellness Rooms a success!
  • OASERVIC Wellness Room offered at the 2004 AOCC was nominated by the Ohio Counseling Association (OCA) for the 2005 American Counseling Association's (ACA) Best Branch Membership Service Award.


"Treating Trauma: The Lasting Effects of Child Abuse and Adult Interpersonal Violence" by John Briere on April 30, 2004.
Workshop examines the long-term effects of childhood physical, sexual, and psychological abuses, and the more acute impact of adult interpersonal violence, such as rape, spouse abuse, and non-intimate physical assault. A general approach to the assessment of interpersonal victimization will be discussed, in terms of interviewing and psychological tests (including the Trauma Syndrome Inventory). The Self-Trauma Model is introduced - an approach to the lasting effects of severe child abuse and complex posttraumatic stress that includes cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic principles.

Wellness Room at the 2003 AOCC Conference (Nov. 6 & 7)

  • Autogenic Relaxation Technique with Charles Lindsey
  • "The Amazing Super Pinky Ball Self-Massage Technique" with Angela Nicolosi
  • Massage with Andra from WCHA
  • Alexander Technique with Ann from WHCA
  • Message with Ben Brooke from WHCA
  • Meditation Discussion with Charles Lindsey and Herbi Wartinger
  • Message with Maurice Robinson
  • Guided Relaxation with Denise Pickering
  • Breath Work/Meditation with Herbi Wartinger
  • Self-Hypnosis Exercise with Charles Lindsey
  • Art Expression with Paula Kauffman
  • Guided Imagery with Emily Hepp


"Trauma, Neuroscience, and the Body" by Bessel van der Kolk & Pat Ogden on May 2 & 3, 2003.

 Wellness Room at the 2002 AOCC Conference (Nov. 7 & 8)

  • Gentle streching and self-massage with Angela Nicolosi
  • Trager bodywork with Judy Fason from Fusion
  • Kolaimni (energy based on Native American traditions) with Theresa Nelso from Fusion
  • Mini-relaxation exercise with Tracy Leinbaugh
  • Seated massage with Maurice Robinson
  • Massage with Cheryl Waybright from Fusion
  • Massage with Vicki Davis from Fusion


"Yoga With a Twist" by Nicole Hill, Cher Igleman, & Tracy Leinbaugh on February 9, 2002.
Self Reflection, Self Nurture, Cognitive Restructuring, Progressive Muscle Relaxation, Body Scan, Season's of Our Lives (Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer), Commitment to Self Nurture.

 "Spirituality in the Counseling Practice" on April 29, 2000.

  • Spirituality and Cultural Sensitivity - Dr. Anita Jackson
  • Object of Devotion and the Human Experience - Dr. Gary L. Patton
  • Images of Freedom - Rev. Deborah Rankin


Workshop - "Promoting Reflective Practice" on March 13, 1999.

  • Water Through a Sieve: Spirituality Dialogue and Practice - Dr. Elliott Ingersoll
  • Values Clarification for Adults in Transition: A Time Sensitive Existential Approach - Dr. John Brent

OASERVIC hosts FOUR Sessions at Spring OCA Conference!

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