Nominate NCDA Career Development Professionals for the 2015 awards

NCDA Awards Committee is spreading the word about the opportunity to nominate deserving NCDA Career Development Professionals for the 2015 awards.

Please consider your Ohio colleagues and, if you know a deserving professional, please nominate them.  We know there is a lot of great things being done, and NCDA wants to know about it!

The NCDA Awards Form must be completed and returned as indicated no later than January 31 for nominees to be considered.  Any NCDA member may submit a nomination for a current NCDA member.  Current NCDA Board Members are ineligible during their term in office.  The NCDA Awards Committee will use the criteria listed on the the website to select recipients of the award.

If you have questions feel free to contact Lauren Little at llittle3238@gmail.com or call at 937-409-0365.

Thanks you and happy nominating!

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Lisa Severy

2014 Annual Conference

OCDA’s Annual conference will be held, Friday, May 30, 2014,Baldwin Wallace University, in Berea, Ohio. We are excited to host Lisa Severy, NCDA President, as our keynote speaker for the day. The day will be broken into 4 distinct sessions with breakout opportunities in the afternoon.

The conference has been approved for 4.5 CEU Hours by our professional development committee for the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist (OCSWMFT) Board for Licensed Professional (PC) and Clinical Counselors (PCC) and Licensed Social Workers (LSW).

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My Job Club Guru: A Tribute to Nathan Azrin

By Martin Elliot Jaffe, MCC. JFSA Career Counselor

In the current career counseling era where there are hundreds of job search and networking clubs,  an obituary in the New York Times, on  April 15, 2013, of behavioral psychologist Nathan Azrin, 82, reminded me of the wide ranging wisdom and point by point guidance this neophyte career counselor, received from Dr Azrin. In April 1987, when newly hired as a career counselor at InfoPLACE, (which is now the career center at Cuyahoga County Public Library) my supervisor casually let me know, “We need a job club.  Marty you can lead the first session”. So, I booked the meeting room at Parma Heights for April 25th.

On the shelf at InfoPLACE, I found the Job Club Counselor’s Manual: A Behavioral Approach to Vocational Counseling. Now out of print, I saw a used copy available on Amazon.com the other day for …

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