Continuing Education & Clinical Training

continuing education

Fellowship Hall is approved by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP No. 6839) and the North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board (NCSAPPB) to provide credits for continuing education classes. 

For more information on which credits are available for the courses we provide, please reference our course list below with continuing education units and types indicated. The requirements for submitting credits for credential renewals, clinicians may visit the NCSAPPB website at or the NBCC website at

NCSAPPB Course Credit Descriptions


2017 Continuing Education Training Fees

  • A package of 11 classes is available for $320 (a $120 savings!) and is available for purchase until Wednesday, January 25, 2017.
  • Advanced online registration for individual classes is $40 per class and closes 24 hours prior to each class.
  • At the Door Registration is $50 and subject to availability
  • Registration Fees are non-refundable, but may be transferred to another individual for the same session with at least 24 hours advance notice.
  • Reservations will not be rolled over between sessions.
  • For information about possible group rates, please contact us at

Important Information Regarding Issue of Credit Certificates

  • Each class has been granted credit hours by the NCSAPPB and/or the NBCC (as indicated).
  • Refunds will not be issued, however registration may be transferred to another individual for the originally reserved training date with at least 24 hours advance notice. Transfers do not rollover to subsequent classes.
  • You must attend the entire training class to receive credit. If you arrive late, leave early, or are not present for any portion of training, a certificate will not be issued
  • Lost certificates will not be re-issued

Questions or complaints?
Contact our Outreach Coordinator at or 336-621-3381.  

For information regarding credit hours, contact the  NCSAPPB at 919-832-0975, or the NBCC at 336-547-0607



Thursday, January 26, 2017, 1:00-5:00PM
Process Addictions: The Changing Scope of Addictions Counseling
credits: 4 NBCC; 4 NCSAPPB (SS) 17-041-S
presented by Ellen Elliot, LCAS, LPC, CCS, CSAT

Thursday, February 23, 2017, 1:00-5:00PM
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: The Electronic Cigarette and the Impact on Our Culture
credits: 4 NCSAPPB SS(ND) 17-042-S
presented by Katherine Norins, MEd

Thursday, March 23, 2017, 1:00-5:00PM
Substance Abuse and the Effect on the Family Life Cycle
credits: 4 NBCC; 4 NCSAPPB (SS) 17-043-S
presented by Mat Sandifer, LCSW, LCAS

Thursday, April 27, 2017, 1:00-5:00PM
Thriving in the Clinical World: Compassion Satisfaction and Compassion Fatigue
credits: 4 NBCC; 4 NCSAPPB SS (CSS-1) (ETHICS-1) 17-044-S
presented by Joanna Linn, PhD, NCC, LPC, LPCS, LCAS, CCS

Thursday, May 25, 2017, 1:00-5:00PM
Cultural Competency and Behavioral Healthcare
credits: 3.75 NBCC; 3.75 NCSAPPB (GSC) 17-045-G
presented by Bonita Porter, MSW, LCSW

Thursday, June 22, 2017, 1:00-5:00PM
Codependency and Addiction
credits: 4 NBCC; 4 NCSAPPB (SS)  17-053-S
presented by Tab Ballis, LCSW, LCAS, CCS

Thursday, July 27, 2017, 1:00-5:00PM
Ethics and Ethical Decision Making
credits: 4 NBCC; 4 NCSAPPB (SS) 17-180-S
presented by Latasha Becton, NCC, LPC, LCAS

Thursday, August 24, 2017, 1:00-5:00PM
From Resistance to Recovery
credits: 3.75 NCSAPPB (SS) 17-109-S
presented by Deb Young, LCAS

Thursday, September 28, 2017, 1:00-5:00PM
Trauma and PTSD
credits: 4 NBCC; 4 NCSAPPB (GSB) 17-110-G
presented by Wanda Burger, LPC, LPC-S, LCAS, CCS

Class description: A general awareness and a basic understanding of trauma, how it can cause PTSD, issues, implications and knowledge of how trauma is treated and when to refer to a specialist.

Recognize signs and symptoms of trauma and signs and symptoms of when it leads to PTSD. To recognize best interventions for those experiencing trauma; can apply these skills to be the best for those we serve and family members by assisting clients to the best interventions possible. We will also touch on differences in recognizing and treating trauma and PTSD in military and civilians.

About the presenter: Dr. Wanda Burger began working as a nurse in the early 80’s. Following a near fatal car accident, caused by a drunk driver in 1991, Wanda completed physical recovery and returned to college in 1997. In 2003 she graduated with a Masters in Counseling from Gannon University and a Masters in Faith Based Counseling from Sarasota Academy in Florida. She began work on a PhD and opened Changing Seasons Counseling Services. In 2004 she relocated to her birth state of North Carolina and began working as a dually licensed therapist. Over the years she has had opportunity to work as an outpatient therapist, team leader, supervising therapist, director of programs, clinical director, consulting director and consultant to agencies developing programs. In 2010 she transferred work from Sarasota to FUMC of Trinity University and completed the PhD in faith based counseling.




Thursday, October 26, 2017, 1:00-5:00PM
Developmental Model of Recovery
credits: 4 NBCC; 4 NCSAPPB (SS) 17-111-S
presented by Tammy Bell, MSW, LCSW, MAC

Class description: The Developmental Model of Recovery allows recovering people to understand the six stages of recovery. Each stage has specific tasks that are crucial for maintaining sobriety. Relapse prevention is possible through recognizing stuck points and complicating factors within each stage of recovery.

About the presenter: Tammy Bell, MSW, LCSW, MAC is an author, national lecturer and consultant who has been working in the field of addiction treatment for more than 25 years. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a Master Addiction Counselor, and a Certified Relapse Prevention Specialist. She is the founder and current Director of The Relapse Prevention Center in Charlotte, NC. 





Thursday, November 30, 2017, 1:00-5:00PM
credits: 3.75 NCSAPPB (SS) 17-196-S
presented by Shannon Frady

Course description: Participants will gain a deeper understanding of what we know now about HIV/AIDS, how the use of specific substances makes a person more or less likely to get infected with HIV, ways that new research has changed the way we think about and implement HIV prevention, and ways to find resources in your area to assist HIV+ clients get help, and assist HIV- clients to stay negative.

About the presenter: Shannon Frady, Executive Director at Carolinas CARE Partnership, has worked in HIV since 1999, holding a variety of positions including Prevention Manager, Development Director, Operations Director, Program Director, and Training Manager. Currently she works with the Board of Directors on strategic planning and other big-picture, visioning-type activities,  writes grants, plans events, and manages prevention, testing, linkage to care, and housing programs, as well as provides training across the state. Carolinas CARE Partnership is working to end chronic homelessness amongst people living in the Charlotte area by the end of this fiscal year. She is an award-winning professional who spends time in the community, serving as Past Co-Chair of the Mecklenburg County HIV/AIDS Council and as a member of the, the Homeless Services Network, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Housing First workgroup, the Continuum of Care, and is Chair of the Board of Directors of the Center for Prevention Services, as well as an active member of PFLAG.  Shannon enjoys spending time with her boyfriend, their 4  children (ages 12 -16) and their 2 dogs.






Online Registration

If you would prefer to pay by check, click here to download a paper form and send the completed form and payment to:
Fellowship Hall
Attention: Continuing Education
PO Box 13890
Greensboro, NC 27415