57th annual conference of the Kentucky Counseling Association

Frankfort, KY— Raychelle Lohmann, a nationally known counselor who works with teen issues, will keynote at the opening session of the 57th annual conference of the Kentucky Counseling Association at the Crowne Plaza in Louisville Nov. 4-6.

Lohmann is the author of The Anger Workbook for Teens, Teen Anxiety, The Bullying Workbook for Teens and Staying Cool…When You’re Steaming Mad. She also writes a blog about teen angst for Psychology Today.

Her keynote address, “Back to the Basics,” will look at the importance of self-care, as well as counseling fundamentals to help students and clients.

Dr. Thelma Duffey, the president of the American Counseling Association, will be the guest presenter at the Thursday morning general session. She is the chair of the Department of Counseling at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

The Closing Awards Brunch on Friday morning will feature Colmon Elridge III, director of the National Center for Interstate Compacts. Elridge was formerly an executive assistant and senior advisor to Gov. Steve Beshear. He will tell his motivational story of resilience through adversity.

The theme of the conference is “Certified, Licensed and Prepared: KCA Professional Counselors Serving at a Higher Standard.”

The KCA conference offers affordable EILA or CEUs through a variety of pre-conference workshops and a wide range of informational breakout sessions for counselors and others who help students/clients overcome barriers to success in school or in adult life. Focus areas include clinical mental health and individual trauma, college and career development, counseling ethics and legal issues, military counseling and school counseling.

A large exhibit hall will feature many services and products to supplement counseling programs.

The Kentucky Counseling Association is the state branch of the American Counseling Association and is an organization of counseling professionals who work in educational, health care, residential, private practice, community agency, government, business and industry settings. KCA’s mission is “to enhance human development throughout the life span and to promote public confidence and trust in the counseling profession.”

For more information or to register for the conference, visit the KCA website at or call 1-800-350-4KCA.


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