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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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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.

IECA's SAT and ACT Accommodations brochure has been updated and is available to download and order from the IECA Office. To order copies of this brochure 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 5-31-17), 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 Fall Conference in Washington, DC
We will again offer many tour options prior to our conference for school, college, and programs around the DC area. We'll post the confirmed tours here later this summer.