A Branch of the American Counseling Association

Annual Conference


WHERE: The Shoreview Community Center

4580 Victoria St N, Shoreview, MN 55126

WHEN:  October 11th - October 12, 2018

HOW: Purchase tickets HERE

WHAT: See the Conference Brochure HERE

The 2018 MnCA Annual Conference will kick off on Thursday, October 11th at the Shoreview Community Center with a half day Pre-conference  “The Journey to Starting a Private Practice” by Amanda Cornelius.  This will be an evening event from 6:00pm-9:00pm. 3 CEUs!

October 12th the Conference will be held from 8:00am-4:30pm at the Shoreview Community Center. This year’s theme “Navigating Your Professional Counseling Journey” will have many topics to choose from throughout the day to help guide you where ever you may be in your career.  EARN UP TO 5.5 CEUs!

Keynote speaker will be Rebecca Aadland MS, LMFT, NCC. Rebecca has been a featured speaker and performer at many conferences and events over the past 15 year. 

This year’s Keynote will cover  "Making a Difference:  Moving Clients from Blame to Empowerment"

Rebecca will provide inspiration, skills, and techniques to instill profound change in clients by moving them out of resentment, blame, and victim mentality to empowerment and personal responsibility.  To read more about Rebecca visit her website at: http://www.rebeccaaadland.com/

Learn more about our presenters!

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Amanda Cornelius

Amanda Cornelius, MA, LPCC, ACS started the Wellspring Group 10 years ago with the hopes that it would become a group where private practice owners could have great autonomy and thrive according to their unique visions and goals. Since then, the Wellspring Group has grown to include 14 clinicians specializing in providing competent mental health services for clients seeking to apply their faith and values while doing the brave work of personal growth. To learn more about Amanda visit her website: www.wellspringgroupmn.com

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Rebecca Aadland

Rebecca Aadland, MS, LMFT, NCC is a dynamic presenter, experienced psychotherapist, licensed teacher, professional musician and board certified MFT supervisor. She has been a featured speaker and performer at many conferences and events over the past 20 years and has appeared as a consultant on Fox 9 News. Her multi-media workshop, “I’m Miserable Because of You”: UNDOING THE BLAME GAME has been a popular continuing education training program for mental health professionals and has been presented in many cities since 2013. Rebecca’s private practice, Aadland Counseling Services, is located in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. She is also a singer/songwriter and is now recording her second album of original songs. Humor, art, poetry, music and storytelling are all incorporated in her seminars. The essence of Rebecca’s message is to forgive often, embrace imperfection, and take full responsibility for creating a life filled with purpose and joy. www.RebeccaAadland.com


The Professional Development Committee has been meeting monthly to outline training events for 2018.  The Committee members include: Jamie Mosley, Jennifer Harris, Malinda King, Natashia Powell, Laura Russell, and Naomi Timm-Davis.  For more information email: mncaconference@gmail.com