Continuing Education for Counselors

Winter Series Workshops

Join us for our "Winter Series" live workshops and earn continuing education units. Buena Vista University is pleased to offer these 1-3 hour virtual presentations, on a variety of professional counseling topics.

Master of Science in Education - Professional School Counseling

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Buena Vista University- Clinical Mental Health Counseling Department has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No.3065. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Buena Vista University- Clinical Mental Health Counseling Department is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider

BVU’s two-year hybrid master’s program enhances the skills of practicing professionals who have goals of becoming effective clinical mental health counselors. Learn More

About our Presenters

Our session presenters bring years of expertise and professional experience to these continuing education sessions.

Dr. Macie Stead

Dr. Macie Stead is a Counselor Educator, Counselor, and Clinical Director. Macie spent over five years counseling individuals who were at risk due to chronic mental health diagnoses. An additional three years focused on counseling for LGBT+ youth as she worked within a school-based setting.

About Dr. Stead

Dr. Devona Stalnaker-Shofner

Dr. Devona Stalnaker-Shofner has been in professional practice as a counselor for twenty years, providing counseling to clients presenting with treatment concerns such as depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, sexual abuse, domestic violence, and self-mutilation/injury, as well as substance use, addiction, and recovery.

About Dr. Stalnaker-Shofner

Anne Peters

Anne Peters is a Marriage and Family Therapist with over seven years of clinical experience in the field of mental health. Anne has spent much of her time in the clinical world studying and practicing Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health. She has worked with clients from four months old to older generations.

About Anne Peters


These informative sessions will not only help you earn your required continuing education hours, but will also help you grow professionally! See our registration page for pricing options.

We are looking forward to your participation in this valuable training.

Master of Science in Education - Mental Health Counseling


Casey Baker, EdD, LMHC, RPT-S    712.749.2174

Kathleen Ruscitto, Ph.D., LMHC, CAADC, ACS, NCC    712.749.2182

Complaint Policy

If a participant or potential participant would like to express a concern about his/her/their experience with Buena Vista University’s Counselor Education Department CEU program, he/she/they may call or email Kathleen Ruscitto, Ph.D. at 712.749.2182 or Although we do not guarantee a particular outcome, the individual can expect us to consider the complaint, and make any necessary decisions and respond within two business days.

Refund Policy

Continuing education registration is non-refundable. Please ensure that you are able to attend training, workshop, or conference prior to booking. For additional inquiry, please contact Kathleen Ruscitto, Ph.D., at 712.749.2182 or

Confidentiality Policy

Buena Vista University respects your privacy. All personal information that is provided to BVU for continuing education is stored in a secure database and is restricted to designated BVU staff who have a “need to know” such information. BVU will not disclose, give, sell, or transfer your personal information to any other company or organization for any purpose.

ADA Needs

We are happy to accommodate your ADA needs. Please contact Kathleen Ruscitto, Ph.D. 712.749.2182 or prior to the training.