HRCA Presents: Spring CEU Event-

The Parent I wanted to be, but…

The Impact of Substance abuse and

mental health on parenting

HRCA Innaugural Wellness Walk

Please join us

HRCA Presents: Giving grace not interventions

Please join our panelists as we explore the plights of being a
mental health professional and a romantic partner.

Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Cee Yourself Thriving

Event details:
Love is in the air as we prepare for Valentine’s Day, but sometimes, those who claim to love us may be the ones to hurt us. Join the Women’s and Gender Equity Center for a Healthy Relationships Week workshop with ODU’s Confidential Victim Advocate and the author of “I Will Survive,” ODU alumna and attempted intimate partner and gun violence survivor, Cerlisa Collins. Participants will hear her powerful testimony of survivor and learn about early warning signs, healthy relationship habits, and how to speak up and get support for you or someone you know. 
Date: Wednesday, February 13th, 2024
Time: 6:00-7:30 PM
Location: Virtual (Zoom link to be provided to RSVP’s only)
RSVP: Cee Yourself Thriving RSVP

d’Art Studio Presents-

Open Studio: Expressive Arts Opportunity for Veterans

Every Brilliant Thing: Theater Performance at ODU

ODU Counseling is thrilled to bring a theater production to our campus in Norfolk, and you are invited! 

This show is hopeful, heartbreaking, and so incredibly important: centering the crucial role of mental health and a counselor. Counselors in Hampton Roads- please join! Registration is free and open to the public.

We are excited to share a theater production at ODU. Every Brilliant Thing is a heartwarming exploration of life and hope as the main character grapples with their mom’s suicidal depression.

Thursday, February 15, 12:30pm and 5:30pm; Free event: seats are limited; register here:

Mentoring the Marginalized and Minoritized: The Utilization of Critical Race Theory to Guide Mentorship

We are so excited to partner with Counselors for Social Justice to share this incredible opportunity with you. Please join Dr. Bianca Augustine (Previous HRCA Executive Board member) for this informative CEU opportunity.

HRCA Annual Winter CEU Event!

Compassion Fatigue: Prevention, Intervention and Recovery-An Ethical Imperative

Presented By: Elizabeth O’Neill Hunter, NCC, LPC-S, PhD, CCATP

This presentation qualifies for 2.5 NBCC CE Hours


Session Description:

Compassion fatigue is often seen as one of the costs of caring for those in emotional distress. Compassion fatigue can include a gradual decrease of compassion, or of a willingness to care for clients, and can even result in a display of client symptoms. This session provides education about compassion fatigue, what it is, what contributes to it, and what mitigates it. The session also includes personalized strategies to prevent or intervene in the event that a clinician may already be struggling with symptoms of compassion fatigue.

Learning Objectives:

Participants will learn what compassion fatigue is & how to identify & differentiate the types of compassion fatigue.

Participants will learn the ethical implications of compassion fatigue.

Participants will learn about Intervention & Prevention strategies to address compassion fatigue.

Participants will formulate personalized & prescriptive Compassion Fatigue Prevention/Intervention Plans.

Participants will be informed of assessment options available to clinicians to quantify their experiences/those of their students/supervisees, colleagues etc.


Welcome/introductions/housekeeping: 9:30 am – 9:45 am

Presentation:  9:45 am – 11:00 am

Break: 11:00 am – 11:15 am

Presentation: 11:15 am – 12:15 pm

Q & A:  12:15 pm – 12:30 pm

Registration Fees

HRCA Members – $25

Non-Members – $35

Presenter Bio:

Elizabeth O. Hunter holds a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision, is a Nationally Certified Counselor, board approved clinical supervisor, and Licensed Professional Counselor in the Commonwealth of Virginia. She also holds the Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Provider (CCATP) Credential. Currently Dr. Hunter provides clinical supervision services to community mental health counseling residents and counselors in training within the non-profit sector, and across the Hampton Roads community.  Dr. Hunter has been teaching in CACREP-accredited Community Mental Health Counseling programs since 2018 at the masters and doctoral level. Currently Dr. Hunter is a contributing faculty member within the Walden University Community Mental Health Counseling program.  Dr. Hunter’s current research interests include vicarious trauma prevention, intervention, recovery, and education, as well as wellness based and trauma informed clinical supervision. She has published in professional journals and presented at community and state conferences and workshops. Much of Dr. Hunter’s clinical experience has taken place been serving those who have experienced interpersonal violence.


Cancellation Policy: To receive a full refund, minus a $10 administrative fee, registrants must cancel at least 2 days prior to the start of the workshop.  Cancellations and/or no shows with less than a 2 day notice will be reviewed after all expenses have been paid, a determination will be made regarding the ability to honor the request minus cost of guaranteed meals/special event fees. An administrative fee of $10.00 will be assessed for any refund with less than a 2 day notice. Submit cancellations/refund requests to:


Questions? Contact

Complaint Policy: If you have a complaint or dispute regarding this event, please write an email and include the following:  Your  name, address, telephone number, email, name of event, date and location of the event, complaint and desired resolution to send an email to You will receive a reply in 30 days from the date you submitted the complaint/dispute.

ADA Needs: Please contact HRCA at if you have ADA needs, i.e., Audio/Visual/Mobile

Virginia Counselors Association (VCA) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 2047.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  VCA is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

d’Art Center & Hampton Roads Counselors Association

Community Sponsored Partnership

Black Mental Health Week

October 1-7, 2023 
Register today to join the Live Panel Discussion on Wednesday, October 4h, 2023, at 7: 00 p.m. 


Come join the Virginia Counselors Association for our 2023 Annual Convention, at the Omni Homestead Resort & Spa, November 9-11, 2023!  Get ready for 3 fun-filled, informative, and restorative days!

In addition to networking with colleagues and getting some excellent continuing education, we have many fun activities planned!  There will be the VCA Marketplace to do a little shopping, and the Homestead offers a wealth of amenities and activities to refresh and renew your mind, body, and spirit. All attendees will receive a 20% discount to the Homestead Spa.

VCA Members are encouraged to grab some friends and colleagues and encourage them to attend.  Rates are reduced for VCA Members!  VCA Member early discounted registration deadline is September 29.   Be sure to reserve your hotel room by October 21 (or until room block is full) to ensure you receive the $120 + tax group hotel rate. (You must register for the convention to receive hotel reservation information.)

There will be at least 17 hours of NBCC-approved CE hours available to assist you in fulfilling licensure renewal requirements.

Visit these quick links for more information.

Register ON-LINE    Register by September 29 and Save $$$ (Must login for discount)

Convention At-A-Glance   See what’s happening when

Thursday Keynote Speaker    Jeannette Walls

Printable Registration Form  Traditional hard copy form (PDF)

Driving Directions

Resort Activities

Resort Map

Spa & Wellness

Convention attendees receive 10% Spa discount (not on packages) and 20% off activities (excludes golf, spa and falconry)

Questions?  Contact the VCA Executive Director, Vicky Wheeler, at or telephone 757-766-5466