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Delta State’s 40th Annual F.E. Woodall Spring Conference set for April 1

CLEVELAND, Miss.—Delta State University will host its 40th Annual F.E. Woodall Spring Conference from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, April 1, in Ewing Hall, located on Delta State’s campus, and virtually.

Hosted by DSU’s Division of Counselor Education & Psychology, the annual F. E. Woodall Conference 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.

“Each year we are so overjoyed by the amount of attendees that come to our conference to network and share their expertise in the mental health field,” said organizer Chaley Brunetti. “The counseling and psychology department are grateful to Fred Woodall who started this conference back in 1981. We hope to continue his legacy and provide quality continuing education for many more years to come.”

This year’s event will kick-off with a keynote address from Dr. Matthew Buckley, a doctoral level licensed professional counselor (LPC) in Mississippi and a licensed clinical mental health counselor (LMHC) in Utah. Buckley has been a practicing counselor since 1993 in Idaho, Mississippi, Arkansas and Utah and specializes in clinical mental health, marriage and family, child and adolescent, and group counseling. He is also a National Certified Counselor (NCC), an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS), and a Board Certified Telemental Health Counselor (BC-TMHC).

Following the keynote address, there will be 29 break-out sessions for attendees to select from. Session topics include trauma, grief, mental health in schools, integrative healthcare, ethics, supervision and more.

Registration for this year’s event is available Up to six continuing education units (CEs) are available to attendees.

For questions or more information, visit or e-mail Brunetti at