IECA's educational Webinar Series will focus on the issues affectingIndependent Educational Consultants and allied admission professionals. IECA's monthly webinars will provide professional development covering admission issues in college, secondary school, and therapeutic placements, as well as learning disabilities and broad adolescent issues including depression, anxiety, and more.
Our webinars are designed to meet the needs of Independent Educational Consultants and we believe many school-based counselors will find the topics equally compelling, as well as admission representatives, school administrators, and program and private therapists. The presenters are chosen for their expertise and experience as online instructors. Webinars will be offered live on the second Tuesday of each month at 12:00 noon EST, 9:00 a.m. PST. All sessions will last one hour, including a question and answer segment with the presenter. In addition, IECA will archive all webinars, which will then be available for one year. Those who register for the live broadcast, or for an archived segment, will be able to view the presentation up to three times over the course of the year. For more details, check our webinar FAQs.
Participants must pre-register for each webinar, in advance.
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Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, pricing for these sessions is well below the standard fees. IECA Professional, Associate, Student and Retired/Emeritus Members: FREE
Non-IECA Independent Educational Consultants: $24 per webinar
School, college & program admission representatives: $24 per webinar
Allied Professionals, parents, others: $24 per webinar
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Pam Brown Schachter has been involved in education for over 35 years as faculty, director of transfer and advisement, and articulation officer. Her extensive curriculum experience extends throughout the systems of higher education in California. For the past three years, she has worked directly with each inter-segmental discipline faculty group on the development of the associate degrees for transfer for the California Community Colleges. Pam has been a professional member of IECA since 2009.
Objectives of this webinar are, using the Socratic method, to have IECs:
• Understand the nature of a college essay;
• Guide a student to find his or her voice, and his or her own story;
• Learn techniques to help a student through different stages of the development process;
• Help a student find a “so what” purposeful ending;
• Become a supportive, eager audience for the essay.
Jan Rooker, IECA (CT) has worked as an independent educational consultant for 15 years and has helped hundreds of students successfully navigated the college essay process.
She published “Nail Your College Essay” in 2009. Jan earned a B.A. in English from Cornell University; an M.A. in Education from Stanford University; and an M.Ed. in Psychology from Columbia University.
1. Learn how parents and professionals can help prepare the student with ASD for the transition to college.
2. Learn about the importance of self-advocacy in college.
3. Learn what supports are available in the college setting and how the student can access those supports.
4. Learn about common difficulties for students with ASD in the college setting.
Ann Palmer is the parent of a 31-year-old son with autism. She is a faculty member at the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities (CIDD) at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and is the former director of advocacy and chapter support for the Autism Society of North Carolina. She was the parent support coordinator for Division TEACCH for 14 years, developing and coordinating a parent mentor program that served more than 800 families in North Carolina. Ann is also the author of: "Parenting Across the Autism Spectrum: Unexpected Lessons We've Learned," co-authored with Maureen Morrell, "A Friend's and Relative's Guide to Supporting the Family with Autism: How Can I Help?" and co-authored "Families of Children with Autism: What Educational Professionals Should Know." Ann has presented internationally and in the U.S. including the Autism Society of America National Conference, the Kate Welling Disability Lecture Series, the TACCLD Annual Conference, the MAAP Services for Autism and Asperger Syndrome Annual Conference, and the Association of Higher Education and Disabilities (AHEAD) Annual Conference.
Katie Thompson has been a primary therapist at Castlewood Treatment Center for the past several years where she facilitates groups, including all of the eating disorder groups, and is an active participant in the research team. She specializes in eating disorders and anxiety disorders, specifically binge eating disorder. Katie is skilled in using DBT, CBT, IFS, ERP and group therapy, is trained in Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), and has earned her certification in Internal Family Systems Level 2. Katie lectures regionally and nationally on Eating Disorders, Binge Eating Disorder and treatment interventions. She earned a B.A. in Communications, Education from Marquette University and a master’s of Science in Counseling Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Deanna James is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Dance and Movement Therapist. She has worked at Castlewood Treatment Center since 2006 in various roles including therapist, program director, and now as the director of marketing. Deanna has completed Level I training in the Internal Family Systems model of therapy. She specializes in the treatment of eating disorders, trauma based disorders, and body image issues. Deanna incorporates creative arts therapy, internal family systems therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapies in her approach to therapeutic healing. She earned her bachelor’s of arts degree from the University of Oklahoma in Psychology and a master’s of arts in Dance Movement Therapy and Counseling from Columbia College Chicago.
The list of webinars will be regularly updated.