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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2013 OCDA Award Winners

Congratulations to Jim Hansen and Jessica Wood!

OCDA would like to congratulate Jim Hansen and Jessica Wood. Jim was awarded the OCDA Outstanding Career Service Award at the 2013 Conference. The award is given to an individual who has provided outstanding career services supporting the career development process for clients in the state of Ohio, through the application of OCA goals. Jessica was awarded the Bob Windle Leadership Award. The award is given to a career professional as recognition of his/her outstanding career counseling/service that facilitates the career development process of clients in the state of Ohio.

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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 the other day for …

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