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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Fix My Kid: Eliciting Parental Engagement with Resistant Parents in Therapeutic Work
Participants will learn:
• Ways to approach challenging parents to create the greatest possibility of building rapport and trust.
• How changing the traditional frame of therapy and therapeutic boundaries increases success by building rapport and trust.
• How to support parents by shifting focus from their child's problematic issues and behaviors toward the truth of their own emotional experience for healthy differentiation between family members.
• How to encourage parents with fragile ego structures to face their own shame and uncomfortable emotional experiences as a step toward experiencing their emotional authenticity, and understand how this is a pre-requisite for establishing a healthy connection with their child.
Rohini Ross MA, LMFT is executive director of Operations at Vive Family Support Program, a therapeutic company that provides home-based and community-based treatment for families with adolescents or young adults who are struggling. Rohini started working at Vive as a parent coach in 2006 and has spent thousands of hours helping parents transform their relationship with their child and facilitating healing within the family system. She is a clinical supervisor and oversees the operations at Vive. Rohini is co-author of Chaos to Connection, and has a degree in Counseling Psychology with a certificate in Consciousness Health and Healing from the University of Santa Monica.
Dr. Teri Solochek is a licensed psychologist, independent educational consultant, and certified educational planner (CEP). She has worked in the field of independent educational consulting for over 30 years in the Los Angeles area, and an IECA member since 1986. Teri is the founder and president of Solochek & Associates. She has worked with countless families and can provide a perspective of how families have changed and the evolving needs of today's parents and their children.
How to Help Your Students Improve Their SAT and ACT Scores
Sam Rosenshon is the founder of College Planning Partnerships. He is a former public school teacher and he helped establish the standards for the statewide interdisciplinary CAPT test issued to tenth graders for the Connecticut State Department of Education. Sam has written educational material for the New York Times Learning Network, Prentice Hall, Peregrine Publishers, and the Hartford Courant. He was a newspaper reporter for The New York Post for 10 years, served as the executive editor for five Shoreline Newspapers, and was the academic director for an educational program started by Paul Newman. Sam wrote a widely-read newspaper column entitled, College 101. He earned a bachelor of arts degree from Boston University.
Building The Perfect "List": Must Have Conversation Starters
Ethan Knight has been working within the world of Gap Years since 1996, when he took his own Gap Year to India, Nepal and Tibet. After his Gap Year he returned to Willamette University where he graduated with a bachelor's degree in English and philosophy. He has led Gap Year groups, directed programs, and built his own Gap Year organization. After six years managing that organization, Carpe Diem, Ethan launched the non-profit American Gap Association in 2012 to expand access to Gap Years and the myriad profound benefits that they instill.
The list of webinars will be regularly updated.