Central Valley Counselors Association

A Professional Chapter of the Virginia Counselors Association

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2017: A Year for Advocacy in Counseling (click here for the Year End issue)(and here for the back page)

-From President Lown: An Invitation to the Mountain Top; Member Feature: Cook Uses VCAF Grant to Hit New Rhythm at Youth Center; Clinical Contribution: Remembering Minuchin and his Democratization of Family Therapy; School Contribution: Empowering African-American Families in Educational Settings; Counselor Education and Supervision Contribution: Reviewing Phelps' A Spectrum Approach to Mood Disorders. 

Spring 2016 Newsletter (click here for article)

-Greetings from the President, Letters from the Editors, New Consultation Groups in the Clinical Community, Reflections on My EdS Project: "Counseling Considerations among refugees of Middle Eastern Descent," Working with Veterans, Finding My Voice, Lessons in Mindfulness from Thich Nhat Hanh: Would you like to supersize that?, Opening to the spectrum: Considering the role of the professional counselor with neurodiverse populations.

Spring 2015 Newsletter

-CVCA Hosts Psychopharmacology Workshop & CVCA Taste of Thai Dinner Workshop - by Cheree Hammond, Ph.D.,  Assistant Professor and Clinical Coordinator, MA in Counseling program, Eastern Mennonite University (click her for article)

Fall 2014 Newsletter

-'Contemplative Psychotherapy with Adolescents' - by Cheree Hammond, Ph.D.,  Assistant Professor and Clinical Coordinator, MA in Counseling program, Eastern Mennonite University (click here for article)

- 'Should the CVCA be asking local legislators why the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Regional Jail offers the most meager mental health services of any facility in the area?' - by Harvey Yoder, LPC, LMFT, Family Life Resource Center (click here for article)

- 'Healing' by  Ellen Dotas, LPC.  Coordinator, Psychiatric Emergency Team, Sentara RMH Medical Center (click here for article

        ~Ellen's Bio: "I have a M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology from McGill University in Montreal, Canada.  I’ve                    worked at Sentara RMH for nearly 8 years and before that worked in Emergency Services and as a                        licensed therapist/case manager at Valley CSB.  I also worked as a teacher in Wisconsin, New York, and                  Colorado for a number of years teaching middle school/junior high band, chorus, and orchestra."