Xavier University

The Resilient Counselor

Friday, January 7, 2022 (1:00 pm-4:15 pm) 

Saturday, January 8, 2022 (8:45 am-4:15 pm)


Location: Kennedy Auditorium, Xavier University


Tara Miller

Tara Miller is psychotherapist, author, and international speaker. Tara has her Master's degree in Counseling and is trained in Advanced SRT (Self-Regulation Therapy). She operates a private practice out of Kelowna, British Columbia seeing individuals for general and trauma specific counseling in person and throughout North America via Skype. She is regularly invited to speak to professionals, entrepreneurs, athletes, and women's groups on her science-based, whole-brained, nervous system-hacking approach to wellness. She works with successful CEOs and entrepreneurs teaching them self-regulation strategies that reduce stress related symptoms resulting in increased productivity and wellness.

Tylon Crook

Dr. Tylon Crook is a former Xavier Counseling Department Faculty member and currently an Associate Professor with Liberty University’s online Counseling Program. Dr. Crook travels the country providing professional development in a variety of areas that include diversity and inclusion training, implicit bias training, and school counseling program development. As a lifelong learner and fierce proponent of education, equity, and justice, Dr. Crook lives by his fraternity’s motto of “Culture for Service and Service for Humanity.”


Friday (1:00-4:15pm)

Maintaining Ethical Practice:

The Need for Continued Counselor Growth as Cultural Beings -Tylon Crook

(Meets 3-hour ethics requirements for Ohio counselors, social workers and marriage and family therapists)


In response to the many events that continue to impact our society (i.e., pandemic, immigration, diversifying public schools, race based injustice) individuals from diverse backgrounds are seeking counseling services in greater numbers.  As such, it is essential for practitioners to provide ethical counseling services by continuing to grow and enhance their cultural competence and responsiveness.


This workshop will reemphasize the importance of cultural competence to ethical counseling practice.  Concepts, such as anti-racism and cultural humility, that expand on the foundational knowledge and understandings of cultural competence will be explored.  In addition, factors that may inhibit one’s growth will be identified and deconstructed. Finally, strategies will be put forward for enhancing one’s ethical practice through continued growth in cultural competence and responsiveness.


Saturday (8:45-12:00pm)


The Neurobiology of Resilience– Tara Miller


This workshop shares the neuroscience foundation of resilience and the strategies to create resiliency in the changing brain for challenging professions. Particularly suited for clinical and school counselors that have high demand positions and can have extraordinary burnout rates, this workshop will show why traditional knowledge and tactics to fight burnout and stress are ineffective, and how to take the brain science of self-regulation and resilience and apply it to their own lives. Learning to build a personal and robust system of health and well-being, attendees can start to balance the demands of their work with more ease and greater levels of health that don’t compromise their personal life and health.

Saturday (1:00-4:15pm)


The Resilient Counselor- Tara Miller


This workshop discusses strategies to create self-regulated counselors and clients, teaches the foundations of resilience and the practices and tools that you and/or your client can use to optimize stress management, communicate more effectively, create and build healthy alliances, and use specific tools to maximize performance and outcomes daily.



Friday, January 7, 2022

     12:00-1:00pm Registration


     Maintaining Ethical Practice:

     The Need for Continued Counselor  Growth as Cultural Beings

     Tylon Crook


Saturday, January 8, 2022

     8:15-8:45am– Registration & Sign-In

     8:45am –Noon

     The Neurobiology of Resilience

     Tara Miller


     12:00-1:00pm- Lunch Provided!



     The Resilient Counselor

     Tara Miller


4:15 Closing remarks

Continuing Education Credit


Waybridge Counseling will be providing 9 counselor CEU credits for this workshop (3 of these will count as ethics) 


Waybridge is a Continuing Education Provider for the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker & Marriage and Family Therapy Board. 
Continuing Education offered for counselors, social workers and marriage and family therapists:
(Provider RCST031802). 


In-Person Options


On-Campus Full Conference         $150.00


On-Campus Saturday Only            $125.00


On-Campus Friday Only.               $75.00


Virtual Options


Virtual Full Conference.                $140.00


Virtual Saturday Only.                   $115.00


Virtual Friday Only.                       $75.00


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4030 Mt. Carmel-Tobasco Rd

Suite 102

Cincinnati, OH 45255



Blue Ash Office

10945 Reed Hartman Highway

Suite 302

Cincinnati, Ohio 45242

Mariemont Office

5725 Dragon Way

Suite 301B

Cincinnati, Ohio 45227


  • Anxiety

  • Mediation/Anger management 

  • Depression

  • Suicide ideation

  • Self-harm and cutting

  • Substance Abuse

  • Addictions counseling

  • Oppositional and disruptive behavior in children

  • Grief and loss

  • Children impacted by divorce

  • Pre-marital & marriage counseling

  •  infidelity treatment

  • Treatment and support for LGBTQ populations

  • Gender Identity counseling, including transgender and gender nonconforming populations

  • Sexual trauma/Sexual Assault

  • Eating Disorders

  • Domestic violence/Partner violence

  • Wellness counseling

Waybridge Counseling