Cayla Bland

 
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Cayla S. Bland

Associate Professor of Counselor Education 
Marriage, Couple, and Family Track Coordinator

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC)
Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist (LCMFT)
Approved Supervisor of American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

PhD; Counselor Education & Supervision, 2012, Regent University
MA; Clinical Psychology, 1988, Wheaton College
BA; Psychology, 1986, Oral Roberts University

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“As I have traveled this road of life there have been many decisions to make and several unexpected turns in the road. This verse always brings me comfort that no matter what path I choose or what unexpected bend in the road that comes my way, I can trust that God will always direct my path. Even when things don't make sense, I know He is in control.

Proverbs 3: 5-6 'Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.'"

—Cayla S. Bland

Awards & Honors
Publications
Presentations
Involvement at MNU

Awards & Honors

  • Robert I. Brower Award: In recognition of faculty in Nontraditional Educational Programs at MidAmerica Nazarene University, 2009

Publications

  • Bland, C., & Nielsen, V. (2010) Student leadership development through interpersonal growth groups. Visions Newsletter.
  • Frank, L., & Bland, C. (1992). What’s in a name?: Considering the co-dependent label. Journal of Strategic and Systemic Therapies, 11(2), 1-14.
  • Kleckner, T., Frank, L., Bland, C., Amendt, J.H., & Bryant, R.d. (1992). The myth of the unfeeling strategic therapist. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 18(1), 41-51.

Presentations

  • April 2013: How Are They Doing? Systematic Developmental Assessment of Counseling Students. Workshop presented with Virginia Holeman, David Rose, Mark Gerig, & Justin Smith at the 2013 Christian Association for Psychological Studies International Conference, Portland OR.
  • April 2013: Triadic Supervision: An Effective, Efficient, and Relational Model for Training Students. Workshop presented with Elisabeth Suarez at the 2013 Christian Association for Psychological Studies International Conference, Portland, OR.
  • April 2013: Supervision Outcomes: Comparison of Individual, Triadic, and Group Supervision. Poster presentation at the 2013 Christian Association for Psychological Studies International Conference, Portland, OR.
  • October 2012: The Art of Creating Counselors. Workshop presented with Tricia Brown at the 2012 North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Kansas City, MO.
  • October 2011: Triadic Supervision: Shaping the Future Through An Innovative & Unique Supervisory Method. Workshop presented with Mary Fry at the 2011 Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Nashville, TN.
  • September 2011: Ethics in Counseling Supervision. 2 hour workshop presented with Danna Dahl to site supervisor at MidAmerica Nazarene University, Olathe, KS.
  • April 2011: Using Technology to Advance Counselor Training. Workshop presented with Todd Frye & Scott Koeneman at the Christian Association for Psychological Studies International Conference 2011, Indianapolis, IN.
  • March 2011: A Curious Neutrality: Counselor Values, Influence, & the Therapeutic Relationship. Workshop presented at the Kansas Counseling Association State Conference, Wichita, KS.
  • October 2010: Counseling Supervision. 3 hour workshop presented to site supervisors at MidAmerica Nazarene University, Olathe, KS.
  • March 2010: Women in the Workplace. Workshop presented at the Kansas Counseling Association State Conference, Overland Park, KS.
  • March 2010: Couple's Communication. Workshop presented to young families Sunday school class, Olathe Bible Church, Olathe, KS.
  • March 2009: Counselor Self-Care: Preventing compassion fatigue. Workshop presented at the Kansas Counseling Association State Conference, Great Bend, KS.
  • November 2007: Healthy Relationships. Workshop presented at a youth retreat, Olathe, KS.
  • September 2007: Intimacy & Sexuality in Marriage. Workshop presented to young married Sunday school class, Olathe Bible Church, Olathe, KS.
  • May 2007: Boundaries In Relationships: Workshop presented to high school senior girls, Olathe Bible Church, Olathe, KS.
  • October 2006: Building a Healthy Marriage. Seminar presented at Olathe Bible Church, Olathe, KS.
  • April 2005: Healthy Sexuality for Christians. Participated in a panel discussion at MidAmerica Nazarene University to college students, Olathe, KS.
  • September 2003: Small Group Leaders Training. Seminar presented to small group leaders at Olathe Bible Church, Olathe, KS.
  • September 2002: Communication & Conflict Resolution. Workshop presented to couples Sunday school class at Olathe Bible Church, Olathe, KS.
  • 1995 to 1998: Creative Compassion: Lay Care Ministry Training. Workshop for various churches in the community on caring for others, Olathe, KS.
  • 1998: Beauty Night: True Inner and Outer Beauty. Seminar presented to college students, MidAmerica Nazarene University, Olathe, KS.
  • 1996: Building Your Self-Esteem. Seminar presented to college students, MidAmerica Nazarene University. Olathe, KS.
  • 1994: Boundaries: When To Say No. Seminar presented to college students, MidAmerica Nazarene University, Olathe, KS.
  • 1994: Forgiveness. Seminar presented to twelve-step recovery group, Olathe, KS.
  • 1994: Making Anger Your Ally. Seminar presented to survivors of childhood sexual abuse, Olathe, KS.
  • October 1994: Incorporating Forgiveness into the Interpersonal Communication Course. / Paper presented at the Central State Communication Association Convention., Oklahoma City, OK.
  • 1994: Systems Theory and Counseling. Class presentation at MidAmerica Nazarene University, Olathe, KS.
  • 1994: Couples Communication Seminars. Workshop presented on improving talking, listening and conflict resolution skills, Olathe, KS.
  • 1994: Building Your Self-Esteem: Becoming The Woman God Wants You To Be. Workshop presented to local church and community, Olathe, KS.
  • 1993: Grief During the Holidays. Public radio interview, Overland Park, KS.
  • 1993: His Needs/Her Needs. Seminar presented for the MidAmerica Christian Education Conference, Olathe, KS.
  • 1993: Overcoming Barriers to Intimacy. Seminar presented to survivors of childhood sexual abuse, Olathe, KS.
  • 1989- 1993: Brief Therapy, Theory and Techniques. Training seminars presented on a variety of subjects pivotal to learning a brief and systemic approach to therapy, Schaumburg, IL.

Involvement at MNU

  • Graduate Council, MidAmerica Nazarene University, 2013-2014 academic year
  • Internal Review Board Committee, MidAmerica Nazarene University, 2012 - present
  • Search committee member for faculty position in Counselor Education and Supervision Department, MidAmerica Nazarene University, 2012-2013
  • Search committee member for the Dean of the School of Education and Counseling, MidAmerica Nazarene University, 2011
  • School of Education and Counseling Curriculum Committee member, MidAmerica Nazarene University, 2011
  • Chair of an Internal Review Committee for the program review of the Innovative Adult Education Program, MidAmerica Nazarene University, 2007 - 2008.
  • Internal Review Committee Member for the Graduate Studies in Education Program, MidAmerica Nazarene University, 2006 - 2007.
  • Crisis Response Committee Member, MidAmerica Nazarene University, 1994 - 2008.
  • Chair of the HIPAA Committee, MidAmerica Nazarene University, 2003 - 2006

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