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October 21 - 22, 2022


This is a hybrid event. For those who wish to attend in person, the location is the Athens Greece Hellenic American University, Athens, Greece. For those who wish to attend virtually, please see below for more information.

63rd Hybrid Annual Conference

Moving Through Together: Addressing a
Changing World

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Conference Agenda

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Keynote Presentation

​Training for Trauma Counseling in the Context of War: 

Ukraine’s Call for Mental Health Provider

Presentation provides context of doing therapeutic work in a country under current military invasion.  Aspects include practical steps for setting up a retreat model of care, the specific and current needs of Ukraine, lessons learned in the ongoing program and its expansion in Ukraine, and coordination with the International Association for Resilience and Trauma Counseling (IARTC).  Guidance for how to help will be provided.  Included will be discussion of next steps and how the European Branch of ACA can help IARTC support the needs of the Ukrainian people through this or a similar program. 

Objective 1: Describe the cultural constructs and ethics of a retreat model for training mental health care providers in the context of ongoing war.

Objective 2:  Name at least two practical and cultural considerations for coordinating a retreat for mental health care providers on trauma-competent counseling.

Objective 3:  Name at least two Ukrainian cultural values related to trauma and resilience in the context of war.