*Counselors requiring New York State approval must contact ACA upon completion to obtain customized CE certificate
Description: Shawnie Olson, MA, LPC combines her years in school counseling with her knowledge of Alaska to bring strength to her private practice. She sees a wide variety of presenting problems. Although she is steeped in the tradition of Glaser and Reality Therapy, she meets her clients where they are and adjusts her treatment strategies accordingly. She discusses the need for a knowledge of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is this land that can have long bouts of dark cold. She describes counseling in a small town in Alaska, counseling in the wilds of "the bush", and counseling in the metropolitan atmosphere of Anchorage. She warns new counselors that they really need to visit Alaska and find out about this unusual place before they commit to a job in Alaska.
Summarize the basic tenets of Shawnie Olson, MA, LPC podcast on Counseling in Alaska
Develop an understanding of the cultural diversity and isolated populations within Alaska
Discuss licensure and CEU requirements for the LPC in Alaska