41st Annual F.E. Woodall Spring Conference for the Helping Professions Apr. 14, 2023

41st Annual F.E. Woodall Spring Conference for the Helping Professions Apr. 14, 2023

About the Woodall Conference

The annual F. E. Woodall Conference, hosted by Delta State University’s Division of Counselor Education & Psychology, serves both students and professionals by providing essential information, support, and networking opportunities to helping professionals in the region. The conference offers professionals in a variety of helping fields the opportunity to attend interesting and informative workshops at a nominal cost. The conference began in 1981, under the direction of Dr. Fred E. Woodall, a previous and highly admired professor.

Keynote speakers have included seven American Counseling Association Presidents, an international innovator/inventor, and other nationally recognized leaders in the field of counseling. Students and professionals spend the day selecting from over 30 peer-reviewed, continuing education content sessions. Presenters are often faculty and students from Delta State and other universities as well as leading professionals in the field. Advanced students have the opportunity to present with their faculty members.

Our Delta Sigma Upsilon Honor Society, Chi Sigma Iota, will benefit from the funding of the conference and will be able to do service for the community, attend national conferences, and attend other continuing education opportunities!

Conference Details

The 41st Annual Woodall Conference will only be offered in-person in Ewing Hall on the campus of Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi.


Registration will take place on this site prior to the conference. Further information below. If you are a presenter, a DSU Site Supervisor, or a DSU student, please wait to register until you receive a code via email.

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If you would like to use a check, money order, PO, or cash for pre-registration, please contact Anna Weems at aweems@deltastate.edu.

Make checks out to DSU.
Mailing Address: DSU-Counselor Ed, Attn: Anna Weems, DSU Box 3142, 1003 W. Sunflower Ave., Cleveland, MS 38733

Dr. Perry C. Francis

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Perry C. Francis is a professor of counseling and the coordinator of the Counseling Training Clinic in the College of Education Clinical Suite at Eastern Michigan University. He also maintains a small counseling practice where he sees the general public in Washtenaw County, Michigan. Perry has been a licensed professional counselor and a nationally certified counselor for over 26 years and an approved clinical supervisor, and board certified telemental health provider. Prior to entering the counseling profession, he was a Lutheran pastor for 15 years serving churches and campus ministry in Colorado and Utah.

Perry has served the profession of counseling in various ways throughout his career including various leadership positions within the American College Counseling Association, the American Counseling Association, and the Michigan Counseling Association. In 2018 he was recognized by Eastern Michigan University for his service to the university, community, and profession with the Ronald W. Collins Distinguished Faculty Service Award, the highest faculty award offered by the university.

In 2011, Perry was appointed the chair of the ethics revision task force by the president of the American Counseling Association. Working for three years with eleven other counselor educators and professional counselors and two staff from the ACA, they created the 2014 ACA Code of Ethics, which is still in use today.

He has written over 50 journal articles, research briefs, and book chapters and presented on the applications of ethics to various issues nationally and internationally. His most recent publication is Ethics and Ethical Behavior in Butler, Filmore & Locke’s 2022 textbook, Introduction to Counseling: A Multicultural and Social Justice Perspective.

Dr. Francis’s keynote is titled: Ethics & Multicultural/Social Competencies: What Does ACA Code of Ethics Really Say?


Ewing Hall, Delta State University
Cleveland, MS, 38733
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Conference Agenda

8:30 – 9 AM | Keynote Address preparation; can arrive early to test your technology.
9 – 10:05 AM | Welcome and Keynote Address
10:20 – 11:20 AM | Breakout Sessions I
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM | Breakout Sessions II
12:30 – 1:40 PM | Lunch
1:40 – 2:40 PM | Breakout Sessions III
2:50 – 3:50 PM | Breakout Sessions IV
4 – 5 PM | Breakout Sessions V

6 Available CE Units

Agenda Details

9 - 10:05 AM | Welcome and Keynote Address

What Does ACA Code of Ethics Really Say?
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Perry C. Francis
     Location: Jacob’s Conference Center, Ewing Hall

10:20 - 11:20 AM | Breakout Sessions I

Using Conscious Discipline in a School Setting – An Introduction
Ashley Schramm, Ed.S., LPC-S, NCC, NCSC
     Location: Ewing 210

Site Supervision in 60 Minutes:
Everything You Need to Know About Being a Site Supervisor with Delta State
Maegan J. Tatum, Ph.D., LPC-S, NCC, BC-TMH
     Location: Ewing 224

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) among vulnerable populations:
history, theory, interventions, and resources.
Jasmine Bowie;
Vic Hawkins;
Carmen Hillhouse;
Adrianna McHan;
Drew Powell;
Candice White;
Mary Bess Pannel, Ph.D., LPC, NCC
     Location: Ewing 227

Telemental Health: Who’s eligible and how to make treatment applicable.
Rosanne Nunnery Ph.D., LPC-S, NCC, BC-TMH, C-DBT
     Location: Ewing 315

Move and Dance Your Way into Improved Mental Health!
Cassandra T. Atley, Ed.S. Counselor, Licensed Zumba Instructor, Certified Group Fitness Instructor
     Location: Ewing Hall, Jacob Conference Center

Redecision Therapy: Empowering Clients for Change
Dr. Jeannie Falkner, LCSW
     Location: Ewing 324

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM | Breakout Sessions II

Empowering S.E.L.F. (Social Emotional Learning Focus):
Managing emotions, integrating mindfulness, implementing self-awareness, and supporting students by encouraging educator competency.
Abigail Corder;
Lashounda Mays;
Deidra Spencer;
Jessica Terry;
Mary Bess Pannel, Ph.D., LPC, NCC
     Location: Ewing 210

Creativity is…: Using Creative and Reflective Techniques in Supervision
Katharine “Kate” Johnson, Ph.D., LPC-S (MS), LPC (AL), NCC
     Location: Ewing 224

Forbidden Grief: The Ethical and Emotional Costs of Grieving the Loss of Clients and Colleagues
Jana Donahoe, LCSW, Ph.D.;
Victoria Peay, LCSW;
Loretta Jackson, LMSW, Ph.D.
     Location: Ewing 227

Facilitating Telemental Health Therapy with Emerging Adults
Caelyn Ditz, M.S.W., LCSW-S;
Brittany Power, M.Ed., LPC
     Location: Ewing 315

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) – The Trauma that Impacts Adulthood
Roderick Fulton;
Anthony Gibson;
Demyia Graham;
JaWanda Griham;
Moriah Hurst;
Nicole Watkins;
Maegan J. Tatum, Ph.D., LPC-S, NCC, BC-TMH
     Location: Ewing 331

Trauma-Informing Your Practice: Staying contextually relevant
Stephanie Bell Ph.D., LPC, NCC, ACS; Sarah Rather, M.Ed., NCC
     Location: Ewing 334

1:40 - 2:40 PM | Breakout Sessions III

The Courts and Confidentiality: What your ethics professor didn’t tell you about Jaffee v Redmond!
Perry Francis
     Location: Ewing 210

Supervision from Beginning to End: What Supervisors and Supervisees Should Know
Kimberly Sallis, Ph.D. LPC-S;
Melissa Windham, Ph.D. LPC-S
     Location: Ewing 224

Understanding My Addiction Through the Lens of Family Dynamics and Shame
Keith Hudson, Ph.D., LPC-S
     Location: Ewing 227

MDE Updates
Dr. Chancey T. Fort, DPC
     Location: Ewing 315

Exposure to parental narcissism! Can DBT Skills help to heal from NPD abuse exposure?Rosanne Nunnery, Ph.D., LPC-S, NCC, BC-TMH, C-DBT
     Location: Ewing 324

Let’s Get Together:
A multimodal approach to using music therapy in connection with counseling on a multidisciplinary treatment team.

Jewel Lynne Shirley, MT-BC, RBT
     Location: Ewing 334

2:50 - 3:50 PM | Breakout Sessions IV

The Role of Integrated Care In Addressing the needs of African American Youth’s Usage of School counseling and School Based Mental Health services as a result of the COVID Pandemic: Implications for Practice
Ronica Arnold Branson, Ph.D., LPC;
Lakitta Johnson, Ph.D., LPC;
Regina McMurtery, Ph.D., LPC;
Alfonso Haralson, Ph.D., LPC;
Courtney Magee;
Laquarius Moorehead;
Vanessa Howard;
Sarah Nicholson
     Location: Ewing 210

Down the Yellow Brick Road, the Steps for P-LPC licensure
Richard Strebeck, Ph.D., LPC-S, NCC, CSAT;
Issac Boose, MS, LPC-S
     Location: Ewing 224

Socioeconomic Class in the Workplace: Support First Generation Professionals in their Careers
Darla A. Poole, M.Ed, NCC, CCC
     Location: Ewing 227

Who Am I?: Exploring Identity Issues in Diverse Populations
Natasha Barnes, Ed.D, GCDF, CCC, NCC;
Kasee Avery;
Ashley Clark;
Brandy Collins;
Ashley Mason;
Grace Miller;
Kanisha Patterson;
Amber Thompson;
River Woods
     Location: Ewing 315

Reintegrating Client Populations into a Functional Family Unit:  Developing the “Psychosocial Family Reintegration Model”
Tom Moore, Ph.D., LPC, NCSP
     Location: Ewing 331

Social media in counseling practice: The good, the bad, and the ugly
Sarah H. Rather NCC, M.Ed
Stephanie Bell Ph.D., LPC, NCC, ACS
     Location: Ewing 334

4 - 5 PM | Breakout Sessions V

Planning, Designing, and Implementing a Schoolwide Professional School Counseling Program
LA Robinson
     Location: Ewing 210

My Favorite F Words: Fight, Flight, Freeze, and Fawn
Carrie E. Lund, MS, P-LPC; PhD pending graduation 2024
     Location: Ewing 224

I Gotta Feelin’: Utilizing the framework of Emotionally Focused Therapy to Work With Emotions
DeAron Washington, M.A., P-LPC
     Location: Ewing 227

Grief: From Pain to Hope
Fred Hall Ed.D. LPC-S;
Michael Gordon, DPC, LPC-S;
Kesha Waterman M.Ed. LPC-S
     Location: Ewing 315

Weight based oppression
Kami Ball Tran, LPC-S, RPT-S, NCC
Location: Ewing 331

Preparation vs. Practice: Navigating Counseling Program Requirements and Student Self-Care.
Kola Brown, LAC, CRC; Early Doctoral Student, M.A. Counseling
Location: Ewing 334

Continuing Education Information

Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC) & Nationally Certified Counselors (NCC)

  • Delta State University Counselor Education department, event sponsor, is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider. DSU – Counselor Education is recognized by the National Board for Certified Counselors to offer continuing education for National Certified Counselors. We adhere to NBCC Continuing Education Guidelines, Provider #4306.
    • up to 6 NBCC CEs offered

Social Workers

  • Social Work contact hours are in the review process by DSU Social Work Department. The Social Work Department of Delta State University, SWCU1202, is an approved provider for continuing education by the Mississippi Board of Examiners and Marriage & Family Therapists.
    • up to 6 SW CEs offered
    • Attention: The state’s additional fee of $25 for social work certificates is included in your registration fee.

School Counselors & Other School Helping Professionals interested in MDE/Education CEUs

  • DSU Continuing Education Department is an approved provider for MS Department of Education CEUs. MDE CEUs have been approved.
    • up to 6 MDE CEUs offered
    • AttentionAn additional fee of $15 for school certificates is included in your registration fee.


PLEASE FILL OUT AND SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING CEU FORM: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScKgHZcvOZMteDOSrzMYJB_dR600X6O7S6pT7H3GvTcuMk0ng/viewform?usp=sf_link
*ALL attendees must complete this form and submit at the end of the day to be awarded credit for attending the conference*

Please contact your licensing board if you have questions about the type of continuing education offered. If you have any questions about about this conference, please email aweems@deltastate.edu.

For those that would like to use a check, money order, PO, or cash for pre-registration, please contact Anna Weems at aweems@deltastate.eduThese options are available also! To ensure receipt of check and issuance of an online code to register, mail checks by March 24th.
Make checks out to: DSU – CSI.
Mailing Address: DSU-Counselor Ed, Attn: Anna Weems, DSU Box 3142, 1003 W. Sunflower Ave., Cleveland, MS 38733