This is the registration form for the Fourth Annual Mental Health Symposium organized by the Center for Excellence in Research at Lindsey Wilson College, Columbia, KY.

After submission of your registration, you will be taken to a page where you can complete a credit-card transaction to pay for the Fourth Annual Mental Health Symposium

As a service to the Counseling Professionals in Kentucky and surrounding states, the Lindsey Wilson College Center for Excellence in Research is pleased to offer this professional development symposium during the summer of 2018. CEs are offered through the Kentucky Board of Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors or the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC).

Participants attending the pre-approved seminars at the Symposium can earn up to 6 Continuing Education hours from the KY LPCC Board which meets the necessary requirements of SB 72 for providing mental health services in the State of Kentucky.

Cost for attending the upcoming symposium on June 22nd, 2018

  • $40 Mental Health Professionals (Private settings or gov, mental health facilities).
  • $0 Lindsey Wilson College Faculty, Staff, Adjunct Faculty, Students, and Supervisors.

Friday, June 22nd, 2018

Open Registration - 8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. (CST)
Symposium - 9:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (CST)

Location: Lindsey Wilson College E. P. White (Columbia) Campus, the Hodge Center for Discipleship

Facing Community Challenges through Professional Counseling: Strategies to Promote Social Justice, Equity, and Empowerment

The focus of this symposium is on client and professional advocacy. Some topics might include:

  • Empowering women for equity
  • Substance use disorders
  • Dealing with violence in the society
  • Cyber bullying: A challenge for the professional counselors
  • Counseling to address challenges of ADHD
  • Counselor's role in curbing domestic violence
  • Counseling for prevention and reduction of suicides in the society
  • Undocumented youth: Challenges and strategies in career counseling
  • Counseling to enhancing racial and gender equities
  • Social justice and advocacy in counseling
  • Bullying in the workplace
  • Implementing social justice concepts through community counseling and advocacy
  • Using group counseling and leadership skills for social justice advocacy
  • Counselors making a difference through community engagement

Keynote Speaker

Ms. Karen Cook, Executive Director of the Kentucky Counseling Association

Standing Together to Face the Challenges in our Communities

In our society today, counselors are confronted by a myriad of challenges as they utilize their skills and training to help clients overcome a wide range of issues and concerns. Being united as counseling professionals is an important strategy in promoting empowerment, equity, and social justice. Learn about the power of standing strong together rather than standing alone.

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If you have any questions or if you need additional information, please contact Dr. Jeffrey Parsons at or (270) 250-9312.

You can also contact Dr. Daya Singh Sandhu, Professor and Director of Research, with any questions at