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March 1–3
Therapeutic Workshop:
Integrating Mindfulness, Brain-Based, and Somatic Techniques Into Your Personal and Professional Work, AZ

March 14 Webinar: Changing Role of Disability Documentation in Transition to College

March 22
IECA at Small Boarding School Conference

April 11
Webinar: Preparing High School Students for Careers in 2020

April 21–25

May 8–10
Campus Tours, CO

May 10–13
IECA Spring Conference, Denver

May 13
IECA Board of Directors Meets

Meet IECA's New professional Members!

Stephen Asztalos, PhD
Academically Speaking
Oakland, CA
Specialty: G

Eric Dobler, MS
Dobler College Consulting
Cheshire, CT
Specialty: C

Jamie Goodman
The Aspire Group
Deerfield, IL
Specialty: T+LD

Joanne LaSpina, MA
My College Helper
Collegeville, PA
Specialty: C

Jesse Quam, MSW
John Huie & Associates
Black Mountain, NC
Specialty: T



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News for Members

In case you missed our Year in Review presentation at the 2017 Annual Meeting, here are the images from the presentation.

Next Webinar
next webinar is the Breaking Down Insurance Barriers: Coverage for Wilderness Therapy, Residential Treatment, and Behavioral Health, on June 13. Register here.Did you miss a webinar? Watch past webinars in our Webinar Archives. All live and recorded IECA webinars are FREE for IECA members.
Register Now for Our Spring Conference in Denver!
IECA's spring conference will take place May 10-13, 2017 in Denver. Campus tours will preceed the conference. Registration information, sessions, and conference schedule are all posted on our conference page. Registration is open! See photos of our Fall Conference in New Orleans on our Facebook page.

Two New flyers are available to download and order from the IECA Office:

10 Tips for College Visits 10 Tips for Therapeutic School Visits

To order copies of these flyers and other marketing materials for your office, use this form.

IECA Forms
IECA Standards of Excellence
TalkList Subscriber Agreement Form
Publication Order Form
Principles of Good Practice (annual member agreement)*
Code of Conduct For IECA Members on College, School and Program Tours.
LD Committee Recommended Book & Resource List
Therapeutic Committee Recommended Books
IECA Committee Documents & Reports

Specialty Designation Applications
Ready to apply for a new Specialty Designation? Professional members can apply for specialty designations in the following categories: College, Graduate Programs, School, Learning Disabilities, and Special Needs (behavioral and emotional issues). You can find the applications here.
Professional Member Application
Ready to apply for Professional Membership? IECA's Board of Directors has approved a recommendation of the Membership Committee to allow five years (instead of the current three) to meet the minimum requirements for campus visits and clients served. This change was made to accommodate those working in smaller communities or choosing to practice with a small case load. Our application is now online. Select the following links for more information on Membership Value, Qualifications, and how to Apply.

Member Benefits
Remember to check your Member Benefits page often, as we frequently feature new benefits. New this month: new discounts from
CollegiateZone Discount on MindSight and TOPQUEST, YouScience Profile (formerly Latitutde), and Edswell – Easy Essay Management.

IECA's Mentoring Program

The IECA Education and Training Committee offers IECA members the opportunity to work with a mentor at any time during your consultancy. Many members request mentors as they launch their consulting practice. Others may request a mentor when they wish to add a new specialty to their established practice. The Mentoring Program is a signature benefit of our Association. Some mentees have more than one mentor for different specialties.

For more information, download IECA's Mentoring Manual

To request a mentor click here.

For questions or to order copies of the Mentoring Guide, send an e-mail to [email protected], or call the IECA office at 703-591-4850.

IECA Affinity Groups
An affinity group is run by members with similar interests in a specific topic. Affinity groups offer "micro" communities the Association; you and your colleagues can network about what's important to you. Share knowledge, interests, and goals.

To start an affinity group:
1) Create a statement articulating the focus of the group.
2) Identify a committed leader and co-leader from IECA.
3) Provide a list of names of at least 10 members who support the Affinity group's creation. Then contact Amanda Fogler or 703-591- 4850, ext. 6973 to complete the process. The material will be reviewed by IECA for approval.

IECA Affinity Groups with contact information:

College Planner Pro
This group gives users the opportunity to collaborate and share best practices, and to hear from CollegePlannerPro what new functionality is being worked on and what's coming in the future.
Terri Streetman

Best Notes information sharing.
Dana Dean Doering

Consultants with Young Children
This group supports the unique needs of those in the field attempting to navigate the unique demands of being and IEC while raising small children.
Kristin White
Erin Avery

Gifted and Talented
For members working with gifted/talented, profoundly gifted or twice-exceptional students. We will brainstorm and collaborate on solutions and best practices for serving these students.
Melanie Hayes

IECs Who Give Back
For IECs who do pro bono college counseling with underserved students. This group shares resources and experiences, supporting each other in our efforts as we work to meet the unique needs of these students. It also serves as a starting point for IECs who want to volunteer in their communities.
Contact: Sarah Phocas

IECA Parents with Struggling Children
For members whose children/grandchildren/nieces and nephews – ages early teens to 40+ - have struggled/are struggling while growing up.
Linda Lavin

Mad Hatters
For Professional Members who have been in practice for fifteen years or more. We have been meeting for several years and welcome those who are now reaching fifteen years. Our meetings take place at IECA conferences for early breakfast.
Jean Hague
Nancy Cadwallader

GuidedPath (powered by MyCCA) Users
For current users of Guided Path as well as those interested in learning about how to take advantage of this IECA benefit.
Deborah Davis Groves

For professionals currently working with transgender clients or professionals looking to expand their practice to work with transgender clients. It is dedicated to sharing current research, educating new professionals, expanding each other's trans-friendly referral networks and sharing knowledge to become more trans aware.
Dana Dean Doering

Campus Tours

College and School Tour Guide IECA Member Tour Guide

Download the IECA members-only IECA College and School Tour Guide (updated 3-30-17), which includes tour contact names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses. This online Tour Guide is updated quarterly and is password protected; members have received the password via email. If you cannot locate it, contact IECA at 703-591-4850, or at [email protected].

Code of Conduct for IECA Members on College, School, and Program Tours
IECA members are expected to abide by the standards set forth in the Code of Conduct For IECA Members on College, School and Program Tours.

IECA Pre-Conference Tours
prior to IECA's Spring Conference in Denver
Monday–Wednesday, May 8–10, 2017

Registration for all tours will open February 14 at noon when conference registration opens. Please do not make travel or flight arrangements until you successfully complete your registration. We would not want anyone to incur additional expenses by having to change a flight or other travel arrangement.

Note: Tour content is subject to change

Register online for Tours 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 through IECA
Registration opens on Tuesday, February 14.

Monday, May 8

(Arrive in Denver on Sunday, May 7, for a Monday morning tour departure.)
Naropa University(Boulder, CO), University of Colorado Boulder(Boulder, CO), Colorado School of Mines(Golden, CO), University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus(Aurora, CO)

Cost: $55
7:00 a.m. Depart IECA conference hotel in Denver
6:30 p.m. Return to IECA conference hotel in Denver

Monday, May 8
(Arrive in Denver on Sunday, May 7, for a Monday morning tour departure.)
University of Wyoming (Laramie, WY), Colorado State University (Fort Collins, CO), University of Northern Colorado (Greeley, CO)

Cost: $55
6:30 a.m. Depart IECA conference hotel in Denver
6:30 p.m. Return to IECA conference hotel in Denver

Tuesday, May 9

US Olympic Training Center (Colorado Springs, CO), US Air Force Academy (El Paso County, CO), Colorado College (Colorado Springs, CO)

Cost: $55
7:00 a.m. Depart IECA conference hotel in Denver
5:00 p.m. Return to IECA conference hotel in Denver

Tuesday, May 9

Johnson and Wales University (Denver, CO), Colorado Christian University (Lakewood, CO), Regis University (Denver, CO)

Cost: $55
7:30 a.m. Depart IECA conference hotel in Denver
4:30 p.m. Return to IECA conference hotel in Denver

Wednesday, May 10

University of Denver (Denver, CO)

Cost: $30
7:45 a.m. Depart IECA conference hotel in Denver
11:30 a.m. Return to IECA conference hotel in Denver

Register through the contact provided below.

Tuesday, May 9
College Living Experience (Denver, CO)

12:30 p.m. Depart IECA conference hotel in Denver
3:30 p.m. Return to IECA conference hotel in Denver

Lunch and beverages provided by College Living Experience. Contact for registration and questions: Sara Davis, 303-825-2533 ext. 110.

Register through the contact provided below.

Monday, May 8
Colorado Rocky Mountain School (Carbondale, CO)
High Mountain Institute (Leadville, CO)
7:30–8:00 a.m. Pick up from the IECA conference hotel in Denver by Colorado Rocky Mountain School.and depart campus by 2:30 p.m. to return to the hotel between 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
High Mountain Institute will meet the group in transit in the town of Avon at 3:30 p.m./4:00 p.m to pickup members interested in touring the campus. Departure from High Mountain Institute will be at 6:30 p.m. to arrive back at the hotel by 8:30 p.m.

Lunch provided by Colorado Rocky Mountain School; dinner provided by High Mountain Institute. Contact for registration and questions: Molly Dorais, 970-963-2562.

Tuesday, May 9
Accelerated Schools (Denver, CO)

All tour participants will have an opportunity to visit one or two classrooms. There will also be a program presentation about Accelerated Schools during the tour. Buffet style lunch provided by Accelerated Schools.

11:00 a.m. Depart IECA conference hotel in Denver
2:30 p.m. Return to IECA conference hotel in Denver

Contact for registration and questions: Marianna Bagge, Director of Community Outreach, 303-758-2003 ext. 203 (school) and 303-907-9357 (cell).

Wednesday, May 10
Fountain Valley School of Colorado (Colorado Springs, CO)
(Includes visit to Garden of the Gods)

7:00 a.m. Depart IECA conference hotel in Denver
12:30 p.m. Return to IECA conference hotel in Denver

Meal and snack provided by Fountain Valley School. Register for this tour online via IECA's Denver conference registration system, opening February 14. Contact for questions only: Mrs. Kila McCann, ‪719-391-5297.

Register through the contact provided below.

Monday, May 8–Tuesday, May 9
The Foundry Treatment Center (Steamboat Springs, CO), NorthStar Transitions (Boulder, CO)

Arrival: Denver International Airport (DEN).
Pick up from Denver International Airport on Monday, May 8 by 10:00 a.m.
Drop off to the IECA conference hotel on Tuesday, May 9 by 4:00 p.m. All local transportation will be provided by host schools.
On Monday, participants will travel from the airport to Boulder CO, have lunch, tour NorthStar and then leave Boulder by 2:00 p.m. to arrive in Steamboat around 5:00-5:30 p.m. Dinner will be provided around 7:30 p.m. On Tuesday, participants will tour The Foundry around 8:30 a.m, brunch will be provided in Steamboat Springs around 10:30 a.m. Participants will then depart Steamboat Springs by 12:30 p.m. and arrive back in Denver by 3:30-4:00 p.m. Hotel: Holiday Inn, Steamboat Springs, CO
Lunch and dinner will be provided on Monday; brunch and snacks on Tuesday. Contact for registration and questions: Candi Ader, The Foundry Treatment Center, 720-949-3177

Tuesday, May 9
Forest Heights Lodge (Evergreen, CO)
AIM House (Boulder, CO)
Collegiate Recovery Center at University of Colorado (Boulder, CO)
Living Well Transitions (Boulder, CO)
Urban Edge (Denver, CO)

8:00 a.m. Pick up from the IECA conference hotel in Denver
5:00 p.m. Return to the hotel in Denver
Participants must tour all 5 programs. Lunch provided by AIM House. Contact for registration and questions: Katie Conroy Ciervo, 203-747-2807.