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Delta State University’s Division of Counselor Education and Psychology Hosts 38th Annual F. E. Woodall Spring Conference for the Helping Professions on April 12

Delta State University’s Division of Counselor Education and Psychology’s 38th annual F. E. Woodall Spring Conference for the Helping Professions will take place on April 12. The conference boasts 38 breakout continuing education sessions and a keynote address. The event provides continuing education for counselors, social workers, psychologists, and other helping professions to receive quality, affordable continuing education opportunities.

The Woodall Conference has grown to welcome approximately 300 attendees a year. Participants drive in from Mississippi, Tennessee, and Louisiana. The presenters are private practitioners, state professionals, and faculty members from 10 universities and colleges.

“We are proud to represent Delta State each year with our Woodall Conference,” said Dr. Cat Vincent, counselor education instructor and conference coordinator. “It’s an honor to be able to bring excellence in continuing education to our region.”

The keynote presenter, Edward Franc Hudspeth, will present on the topic of neuroethics. He is an associate dean of counseling at Southern New Hampshire University. He is editor of the International Journal of Play Therapy and the Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision as well as an editorial board member for the Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, The Professional Counselor, and the Journal of Counseling Research and Practice. He a member of multiple national associations and serves as vice president of the Association for Creativity in Counseling, chair of the Association for Play Therapy’s Foundation board of directors, and on several other national committees. He is also the incoming president of the Mississippi Association for Play Therapy.

“Many of our attendees have begun their careers with a degree from Delta State, and we are happy to continue their education as we contribute to these professional developments of helping professionals across the state Mississippi,” said George Beals, program coordinator and assistant professor in counselor education.

Tickets cost $70. View the conference website at

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