Pennsylvania Counseling Association conference reporting

946966_10151445495519327_263549615_nI will be travelling to attend the 2013 November 8-10 Pennsylvania Counseling Association conference in State College, Pennsylvania with fellow Marywood University students to advance my graduate-level academic pursuits and report via Twitter, Facebook, and Brave Hero Radio on my trusty laptop.

Stay tuned this Friday through Sunday to my Twitter account for live-tweeting of the event with #PCAC, Facebook for updates and photos, and a one hour Saturday 8PM Eastern episode of Brave Hero Radio. I hope to focus on discussion of religion, religious belief, and atheism in relation to counseling – especially drawing on content presented at the conference.

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From Brave Hero Radio:

Justin Vacula will be broadcasting live and on-the-scene from the Pennsylvania Counseling Association’s 2013 conference at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel in Stage College, PA. Coverage starts at 8PM Eastern on Saturday November 9.

Vacula will discuss his educational pursuits in Mental Health Counseling, comment on conference sessions — particularly those concerning religion, spirituality, atheism, and evidence-based counseling — and seek to include interviews.

As always, callers, no matter their viewpoints, are welcome to join the discussion. Call the number on your screen, 718-766-4598, or click the Skype-to-call button on the show’s page when the show goes live to join the caller queue.

Listen live, join the live chat, and use the same link following the live broadcast to stream and/or download the archived show.
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Justin Vacula

Justin Vacula hosts the Stoic Philosophy Podcast; serves as co-organizer and spokesperson for the Northeastern Pennsylvania (NEPA) Freethought Society; and has hosted monthly Stoic Philosophy discussion groups for the Humanist Association of Greater Philadelphia. He has appeared on and hosted various radio shows and podcasts; participated in formal debates and discussions; was a guest speaker for college-level courses; was featured in local, national, and international news; and has been invited to speak at various national, local, and statewide events. Vacula received bachelor's degrees in Philosophy and Psychology, a minor in Professional Writing, and the distinguished W.A. Kilburn Memorial Award for Philosophy from King's College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He is currently living in the Scranton, PA area attending Marywood University's graduate-level Mental Health Counseling program and has worked with the Arc of Luzerne County's Transition to Community Employment program as a teacher's assistant and job coach alongside adult learners with intellectual and developmental disabilities. He also plays poker; volunteers as a member of the website and media team for the Greyhawk Reborn Dungeons & Dragons campaign while playing at events in the Eastern United States; and enjoys metal music.