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North Dakota Mental Health Counselors Association

One Day Conference

October 16, 2021

Holiday Inn, 3903 State St, Bismarck ND


Topics will include Ethics and Supervision as follows: 

                                                       Rural Ethics: So how do I practice in a small community?


                                                Technology-Based Supervision: Extending the Reach of Clinical Supervisors 

                                                CEUs pending for Counselors, Social Workers, Addiction Counselors, and Psychologists


Registration Rates 

*NDCA member: $75

*Non-Members: $100

*Graduate Student Non-Members: $50

*If a Graduate Student signs up for NDCA/NDMHCA up to the date of the Conference, October 16th, 2021, you will be able to attend this Fall NDMHCA Conference FREE OF CHARGE!!

To sign up, go to www.ndcounseling.org under membership. Currently a ½ year membership to NDCA and NDMHCA is $26(you must sign up for NDCA to sign up for NDMHCA).


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Mail form and payment to:                           Or pay through PayPal at www.ndcounseling.org

Lory Hellman

225 Frontage Pl

Bismarck ND 58501


For Questions, Contact:  

Lory Hellman, LPCC                              Torina McConnachie, LAPC

(701)426-1816                                         (701)333-9329




This workshop is sponsored by the North Dakota Mental Health Counselors Association.


This presentation will cover: Rural Ethics: So how do I practice in a small community? 


                                Technology-Based Supervision: Extending the Reach of Clinical Supervisors 


Presenter: Duane Kavanaugh MS, NCC, CCMHC, LPC-MH                       


Program Goals:  Rural Ethics: So how do I practice in a small community?

       This presentation will look at the unique situations and problems that mental health professionals face when practicing in a same population state.  Whether going to an event in the community, going to supper or shopping, or getting medical services, we often encounter the people that we serve.  How do you negotiate these difficult and complex relationships.  This presentation will look at the ethics and discuss how to live and practice in the communities we serve.


Program Goals:  Technology-Based Supervision: Extending the Reach of Clinical Supervisors

       This presentation is a national training developed by the Addictions Technology Transfer Center Network funded by SAMHSA.  The training will focus on the use of Technology in the delivery of supervision.  The training will also expand this into how we work with clients as telehealth has exploded in the past 18 months.  As a professional in licensing counselor said, “this genie is out of the bottle and it isn’t going back in.”  The participants will be challenged to think about their views of telehealth services and how these approaches work for supervision and delivery of services to clients.


Schedule: Registration 8:00am-8:30am

                 Lunch on your own 11:30-12:30

                 Resume at 12:30-4:30

                 Q&A/Receive Certificates at 4:30pm


About our speaker: Duane Kavanaugh MS, NCC, CCMHC, LPC-MH has worked in the field of mental health for more 30 years.  As clinician, clinical supervisor, administrator and university adjunct, Duane has been a frequent presenter for professional conferences, college course and public presentations.  Topics range from issues in Mental Health, ethics, and healthy living.  Duane is known for timely and informative presentations combined with a health amount of humor. 


Service Project

Society of St Vincent de Paul- North Dakota

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul gives emergency assistance to parishioners and others living in the area with food, clothing and medicine, as well as assistance with utilities and rent. Private meetings to preserve the privacy of those they help are set up to discuss individual needs and available resources. Call 701-222-8011 to set up a meeting in the Bismarck/Mandan area.