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Central Virginia Counselor Development Symposium

“Building Resilience and Constructing Hope”


Whether you are a counselor, school counselor, counselor educator, or graduate student, the Third Annual Counselor Development Symposium: Building Resilience and Constructing Hope will challenge you professionally.

At the symposium, you’ll discuss relevant issues in the counseling field with the following tracks available: play therapy, clinical counseling, educators, special topics, and general topics, offered for the first time ever as a completely virtual opportunity.

Earn Continuing Education credits:

Symposium Schedule

October 7th and 8th, 2020

October 7

October 8
  • Symposium Day 2
  • Breakout Sessions

View/Download Official Symposium Program 2020

Keynote Speaker

Dr. S. Kent Butler

Dr. S. Kent Butler, Jr. holds a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, with a concentration in Counseling Psychology, from the University of Connecticut. July 2019 Dr. Butler was appointed Interim Chief Equity, Inclusion and Diversity Officer at the University of Central Florida. Dr. Butler was recently promoted to Professor of Counselor Education at UCF and has served as a Faculty Fellow for Inclusive Excellence within the Office of the Provost. He presently serves as faculty advisor to CHI SIGMA IOTA International Honor Society, the Counselor Education Doctoral Student Organization, Project for Haiti Knights, and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.


Play Therapy Symposium
Full Day Contact Hours
(sold in 2 hour increments)
  Non-Contact Hours
(sold in 1 hour
  Two Days One Day
Professional $99 $40 $20 $50 $35
Student $49 $20 $10 $25 $15

Approved Continuing Education Provider

Liberty University – Center for Counseling & Family Studies has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 4592. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Liberty University – Center for Counseling & Family Studies is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

Approved Play Therapy Provider

APT Approved Provider 19-591


Past Symposiums

First Annual Counselor Development Symposium General Sessions and Breakouts – 2018

Second Annual Counselor Development Symposium General Sessions and Breakouts – 2019