Upcoming Conferences & Workshops

Self-Care Takes Courage with Dr. Cirincione-Ulezi & Alison Beauvais Caris
February 17th, 2022, 4:00pm | LIVE ON ZOOM AND ASYNCHRONOUS VIEWING FOR 30 DAYS!


FEBRUARY 17, 2022
4:00-7:00 PM CST


The nature of our work can be mentally, physically, spiritually, and emotionally taxing. As such, developing our own self-care practices to combat burnout is paramount. Our society stresses the importance of caring for ourselves, but how do we put it into practice? Through the lens of Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, this presentation breaks down what self-care is (and isn’t!) and outlines strategies that we as caregivers can employ to "fill our own cups" in order to live a life we truly value. This is an interactive workshop designed to assist providers in exploring their own self-care perspectives and practice.



  • Understand the origins of the term self-care.
  • Articulate personal and professional actions that align with the value of self-care.
  • Exposure to tools to explore your own personal and professional values.
  • Identify at least two (2) practical recommendations for applying self-care in your own life.


Dr. Cirincione-Ulezi is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, with a Doctorate degree in education from the Loyola University of Chicago. She holds a Master’s degree in special education from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a Master's degree in Educational Leadership from the American College of Education. She is a graduate of the Infant Studies Specialist program at Erikson Institute of Chicago. In
addition to her BCBA credential, she is an Illinois licensed special education teacher and an Illinois Early intervention provider, and a State evaluator. Professionally, she has served as a special educator, clinician, educational administrator, and professor of special education.


Alison Beauvais Caris is a passionate wife, partner, voracious reader, karaoke junkie, Board Certified Behavior Analyst, and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, with two tiny humans who call her mom. Originally from Detroit, Michigan, she moved to Chicago to pursue her love of theatre and serendipitously discovered the world of behavior analysis. Ali earned a Master of Arts degree in 2011 in Clinical Psychology with specializations in both Applied Behavior Analysis and Counseling. Since then, she has developed extensive experience working with adolescents and adults within the neurodiverse communities.


Workshop Cost

Early Bird $125

$150 for ILASCD Member

Nonmember $199

For group rates, please refer to the registration form by clicking on the register button below


How to Register

  • Online: Use your Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express card at http://www.illinoisascd.org
  • Call: 800-877-1478 or 309-438-2160, Mon. - Fri. 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and use your Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express.
  • Mail: Send completed form with check or copy of PO to IL ASCD Self-Care— Illinois State University, Conference Services, Campus Box 8610, Normal, IL 61790-8610.
  • Fax: Fax completed form to 309-438-5364 using your Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express or a copy of school P.O.