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Richard Yep to Keynote PCA Conference! Joy Natwick to present Ethics Seminar!

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50th Annual PCA Conference: November 9-11, 2018
Professional Counseling Identity: Working in the Present, Defining Our Future
Sheraton Station Square,Pittsburgh, PA


Don't miss these expert speakers:

Richard YepRichard Yep, CAE, FASAE is the Chief Executive Officer of the American Counseling Association, the largest membership organization of professional counselors in the world. ACA sets the standards and ethics for the counseling profession and they produce ten scholarly journals, a monthly magazine, webinars, and books. He currently oversees a staff of 63 and a $14 million budget. ACA has more than 54,000 members. Rich has worked for ACA for 30 years, 20 of which as the Association’s CEO. He is also the President of the American Counseling Association Foundation.

Rich has presented on various issues impacting not-for-profit organizations relative to public policy, leadership development, ethics, membership retention, and product development.

Rich is his organization’s representative with the United Nations Non-Governmental Organizations. He currently serves on the Executive Committee of the NGO/DPI.

His professional affiliations include the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) where he is a past Chair of the organization’s Committee on Diversity and Inclusion, completed a term on the ASAE Board of Directors in 2013, and was named an ASAE Fellow in 2012.  In 2017, he received ASAE’s Key Award which honors an association CEO who demonstrates exceptional qualities of leadership in his or her own association and displays a deep commitment to voluntary membership organizations as a whole. Currently, Rich is on the CAE Commission and is a member of the Key Professional Associations Committee.

For ten years Rich served on the Board of Trustees of Excelsior College, an institution based in Albany, New York that is dedicated to adult and post traditional learners. His support of Excelsior is rooted in his personal experience in working with individuals facing personal and professional challenges, but who are dedicated to improving their lives through education. Rich is a Chair Emeriti of the board. During the July 2018 Commencement, Rich was recognized with an honorary doctoral degree from the College.

Rich holds an undergraduate degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Southern California.

Rich and his wife Mona reside in Alexandria, Virginia with two yellow Labradors. He has a son, Dylan, who is a software developer in San Francisco.

Joy Natwick will be presenting the "Deep Dive Ethics Seminar" at the Conference:

Joy NatwickJoy Natwick, MS, NCC, is the ACA Ethics Specialist, where she provides consultation on difficult ethical dilemmas to ACA members and serves as the liaison to the ACA Ethics Committee. Joy is a self-professed counseling ethics nerd with a diverse background including school-based mental health, substance use treatment, forensic mental health, research, human resources recruiting, and program development. She loves sharing her knowledge and experience with counselors to assist them in practicing ethically. 

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