Break by the Lake Presentation by Dr. Heather Ulrich, Emerging Trends in Autism
The annual Break by the Lake Conference for Student Service Personnel will be held on Friday, September 27, 2013 at Lake Logan Episcopal Center in Canton, NC. Registration begins August 12, 2013 through the Counseling Programs at Western Carolina University. Join us for $35.00 early registration!!
The main presenter will be Dr. Gary Carden, well known and respected storyteller from Sylva, NC. In 2008 Gary Carden received an honorary doctorate of humane letters from Western Carolina University for his roles as advocate, promoter and presenter of traditional Southern Appalachian culture for more than 40 years.
Both Carden's written and spoken performances have won critical acclaim, and his body of work includes "Mason Jars in the Flood and Other Stories," which won the 2001 Appalachian Writers Association Book of the Year award.
"With me, everything starts with storytelling. The stories that I tell are also the basis for my plays (The Randrop Waltz is autobiographical, The Uktena is based on a Cherokee legend and Land's End embodies both fact and fiction); and my books contain written versions of stories that I have been telling all of my life. My video, Blow the Tanner Whistle is about growing up in Appalachia, and the script for the film, Willa: An American Snow-white (winner of a Carnegie medal) is drawn from my love for traditional folklore (Grimm) and old movies. Recently, I have been painting, and the subject matter is always stories, stories, stories."
His presentation this fall for us will be "The Backside of Beyond" or "Appalachia in Transition." For more information go to Dr. Carden's website: TanneryWhistle.net and blog: http://hollernotes.blogspot.com/
Breakout sessions will cover topics including crisis response teams, groups for school success, working with parents in poverty, autism spectrum disorders, cinema therapy, being a data savvy counselor, LGBTQ youth, and peer mediation programs.
The conference is a local opportunity to teach and learn for school counselors, school social workers, school psychologists, school nurses, resource officers, school administrators, community counselors, and many others in the educational and helping fields. CEU credits for NBCC licensure are provided. Lunch is included in the registration fee (and we continue to have reports that the food is a treat!) Registration will begin August 12, 2013.
We hope you can make plans to join us this year as we learn in a place of beauty while rejuvenating and connecting with others.