The Fourth Annual Counselor Education Diversity Institute
Plymouth State University
Saturday April 21, 2007
Prospect Dining Hall’s Newfound Dining Room
$89 per person. Includes morning refreshments, lunch, and professional development contact hours.
Pathways: Mind-Body Integration and Applications for Spiritual Counseling
What is the role of the mind and body in overall mental and physical health? How are they connected? How do “on demand” communication technologies affect our well being? In the past decade, many have become interested in alternative approaches to health and healing and how an approach to mind-body integration promotes overall health. Increasingly, cutting edge research supports the application of such approaches. This Institute will focus on the many ways helping professionals can utilize mind-body and spiritual concepts—for themselves and for their clients.
- Mind-body energy
- Laser Beam Stress: How technology impacts health and healing
- Defining and utilizing meaning making as a counseling tool
- Differentiating between the speed of light and the speed of life
- Strategies for working with the spiritual dimension in counseling
- Transcendent qualities of consciousness of health and healing as they relate to the counseling relationship
Nancy Puglisi is the Coordinator of the PATH Institute, which provides experiential and academic opportunities to study integrative health and healing concepts. Dr. Puglisi’s adjunct faculty responsibilities include teaching for the Master of Education and Master of Business Administrative programs. In addition she is the University System of New Hampshire’s Director of Organizational Wellness responsible for 4500 benefits eligible faculty and staff members in the delivery of health promotion, faculty and staff assistance and organizational health programs.
Tonya Tookes-Reznik, the newest member of the Counselor Education faculty at PSU is a licensed counselor, psychologist, and nationally certified counselor from Michigan. Her work and research interests are in the areas of Clinical Supervision, Jungian Analysis, Diversity and Wellness. Tonya is a Doctoral Candidate, completing her dissertation on Faith Development and Epistemic Beliefs in Early Adulthood. Tonya brings to Plymouth, six years of full-time experience in graduate studies, and fifteen years of work with children and families, including ongoing interests in diversity and clinical practice. Tonya founded and maintains a counseling and consulting clinic for licensed therapists that embrace a wellness approach to mental health. Tonya is a long time consultant for school systems and mental health organizations providing program evaluation, diversity enhancement and girls’ empowerment.
Sponsored by the College of Graduate Studies and the Counselor Education Program at
Plymouth State University. For additional information or to register contact Lori Van
Houten at (603) 535-2636. Registrations and payment must be received by Friday, April 13, 2007.
The Counselor Education program is NBCC provider #4484. These hours are accepted as Category A continuing
education hours for practitioners licensed by the New Hampshire Board of Mental Health Practice.
“We have to manage technology so that technology does not manage us.” – Nancy Puglisi
“We have to learn to utilize care-frontation instead of confrontation.” – Bernie Siegel