2020 Continuing Education & Clinical Training

continuing education

Each year, Fellowship Hall offers continuing education classes for counselors which are held in our SECU Lecture Hall inside our Alumni Outpatient Center. The 2020 Class Schedule is below; sign up for all 8 classes for $280 and save $40!

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. For the requirements for submitting credits for credential renewals, clinicians may visit the NCSAPPB website at http://www.ncsappb.org/ or the NBCC website at http://www.nbcc.org/

NCSAPPB Course Credit Descriptions

Training Fees

$40 single class – registration closes 24 hours prior to class

$20 single class for currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate students. Email your current class schedule to training@fellowshiphall.com and we’ll send you a Student Discount Coupon Code. You must be currently enrolled to receive this discount.

$50 walk-up registration – subject to availability

  • Registration Fees are non-refundable but may be transferred to another individual for the same session with 24 hours advance notice.
  • Reservations will not be rolled over between sessions.
  • For information about possible group rates, please contact us at training@fellowshiphall.com.
  • Each class has been granted credit hours by the NCSAPPB and/or the NBCC (as indicated).
  • 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 training@fellowshiphall.com or 336-621-3381.

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



Thursday, June 18, 2020, from 1-5pm

Gender Responsive Substance Use Disorder Treatment: A Focus on Evidenced Base Practices presented by Andrea Winkler, LCSW, LCAS

Credits: NCSAPPB 4 SS (EBT); NBCC 4

About the class: This program is designed to introduce mental health and/or substance use treatment providers to the field of gender-responsive substance use disorder treatment and to support its application. Research in substance use disorder treatment indicates that women are best served when treatment is tailored to fit their unique needs. Increased understanding of those needs, and evidence-based means to address them, are important for improving client outcomes. Participants will leave the session with a deeper understanding of their personal process in working with women, the need for gender-responsive treatment, and tools for providing care to women that suffer from addictive disorders.

About the presenter:  Andrea Winkler, MSW, LCSW, LCAS has emerged as an engaging and informative practice-based trainer. She maintains a full-time caseload at the Duke Psychiatric Outpatient Clinic where she provides mental health assessment and psychotherapy. Her passion for trauma and gender-related issues began early in her academic experience at James Madison University and continued throughout her MSW program at UNC-Chapel Hill. Completion of UNC’s Certificate in Substance Abuse Studies provided additional specialization in a population for whom trauma is a primary co-occurring feature. Andrea has developed training and consultation services that support the practical application of gender-responsive substance use disorder treatment and trauma-informed care into medical, educational, intellectual/developmental disabilities, mental health, and substance use treatment fields.

Thursday, July 16, 2020, from 1-5pm

Shame: The Psychological Energy that Drives Addiction presented by Jeff Georgi

Credits: NCSAPPB 4 SS (PSY); NBCC 4

About the class: Shame is a corrosive state of being, an emotion that sends the message “I am not good enough and I don’t belong.” Shame is different from guilt in that the latter is anchored in what we do and the former is tied to who we see ourselves to be. As seen through the lens of the biological, psychological, sociological, spiritual, experiential model of addiction, shame is the affective energy that ignites the biology of the disease. Specific attention will be given to issues of limbic resonance and the potential clinical pitfalls that can damage the therapeutic relationship which is so essential to supporting the recovery of students with substance use disorders.  Recovery must harness the energy of connection to combat the toxicity of shame in the lives of addicted. Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous programs challenge the shame messages and will be examined in this workshop as a form of “shame resilience.”

About the presenter:  Jeff Georgi, M.Div., MAH, LCAS, LPC, CGP has practiced psychotherapy with a focus on substance abuse disorders for more than 35 years and continues working with patients and their families in private practice as well as providing a men’s second stage recovery group. He holds licenses as a Clinical Addiction Specialist, a Certified Clinical Supervisor, a Licensed Professional Counselor, and a Certified Group Psychotherapist by the American Association of Group Psychotherapy. For over seven years, Jeff and his wife, Becky, have been working with the South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Services implementing a staff development program through Georgi Educational and Counseling Services (GECS), which provides training and consultation for their addiction treatment professionals with a common definition of addictive disease, Bio/Psych/Social/Spiritual/Experiential model, and group intervention for SUDs patients, Modified Interpersonal Group Psychotherapy.

Thursday, July 30, 2020, from 1-5pm

Gender, Sexuality, and  Substance Abuse presented by Dr. Jay Poole

Credits: NCSAPPB 4; NBCC 4

About the class: This presentation will introduce participants to the complexity of contemporary gender and sexuality as related to substance use and substance use disorders. Participants will be able to recognize the impact of traditional gender norms on identity and how they affect substance use. Models of helping will be included.

About the presenter: Dr. Jay Poole is a Professor in the UNCG Department of Social Work where is also the Director of the new Joint Doctor of Philosophy in Social Work program. Dr. Poole has worked in the behavioral health field for 35 years. His research includes identity studies and clinical social work.


Thursday, August 20, 2020, from 1-5pm 

DBT Concepts You Can Use NOW! Presented by Laurie Conaty

Credits: NCSAPPB 4 SS (EBT): NBCC 4

About the class: DBT is an evidence-based intervention that was originally designed to intervene with clients who were chronically suicidal and often identified as having Borderline Personality Disorder.  However, research has indicated that the skills a client is taught and practices in DBT informed treatment is something that can be useful to clients struggling with many different issues.  This overview will give you some tools that you can use now with clients who struggle with emotional regulation, frequent relapse, impaired interpersonal relationships, parenting challenges, and others.

About the presenter: Laurie Conaty is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist with 30+ years of experience providing mental health and substance use disorder treatment and program development-including Adolescent & Adult Co-occurring Disorder treatments. She is EMDR Level 1 trained, DBT trained, Seven Challenges trained and trained in Jeff and Debra Jay’s “Love First Clinical Interventions.” She is a member of Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers, Addiction Professionals of NC, NC Society for Clinical Social Work and NC – NASW.

Laurie was awarded a Letter of Commendation from Fairfax County, VA Community Services Board for developing, implementing and managing a community based apartment program for adults with co-occurring disorders to live, work and practice their recovery in the community.

She has held Clinical Faculty appointments at both Duke University and UNC-CH, in their respective Departments of Psychiatry. In 2004, she was named Clinical Social Worker of the Year, for her work in advocating and exemplifying best practice, including integrated care.

Laurie provides Motivational Interviewing training and just finished up a year providing The ASAM Criteria training for The Change Companies throughout the US.

In addition to training and consultation, she provides outpatient therapy through her practice, in Sanford, NC.


Thursday, September 17, 2020, from 1-5pm

HIV and other STIs: The Interplay Between Behavior and Disparity presented by Lisa Waldman and Martha Lang

Credits: NCSAPPB 4 SS (HIV)

About the class: This interactive course invites participants to discuss the most up to date information available on HIV high impact prevention and treatment, in addition to sexually transmitted infections and bloodborne pathogens. We will probe the issues of social determinants, health disparities, and stigma for people living with HIV and other STI’s. Discussions on harm reduction may challenge your current belief systems. The presenters will incorporate both evidence-based information and lived experience, inviting you into a deeper conversation on the topic

About the presenters:  Lisa holds a Master of Science degree in Human Development, Counseling and Family Studies from the University of Rhode Island. She is a clinician with Alliance Health. Lisa has worked in the addiction field since 1988. She has facilitated a variety of workshops on behavioral healthcare and wellness related topics. Lisa has been married to a person living with HIV since 2004.

Martha is an independent researcher, editor, and writing coach. She holds a Ph.D. from Brown University with foci in medical sociology and social demography. She has researched, presented, and published on a wide array of health-related topics including HIV/AIDS, historic and current pandemic disease, intersectional drivers of health disparities, health care accessibility, disability, and health social movements. Martha is a long-term survivor of HIV/AIDS. 


Thursday, October 15, 2020, from 1-5pm

Prescription Drugs Use in Aging Adults: Focus 60 and Over presented by Michael Leone Ph.D., DSW, LCSW, LCAS

Credits: NCSAPPB 4 SS (SUDE); NBCC 4

About the class: This is an interactive presentation designed to assist the participants in the use of screening tools to identifying substance use disorders in older adults, identify barriers to treatment, build competencies in working with older adults, and review MI strategies, and integrated health care models of care.

About the presenter:  Michael Leone is a graduate of Appalachian State University and has worked providing education and testing in infectious disease, mental health, and substance use services in rural areas of North Carolina. He currently works as a resident physician instructor in mental health and substance use issues at the Wake Forest School of Medicine and an integrated health care provider in Wake Family and Community Medicine.

Thursday, November 19, 2020, from 1-5pm

Considering Clinical Supervision & Ethics presented by Dr. Latasha Becton Credits: NCSAPPB 4; NBCC 4

About the class: Have you ever found yourself at a crossroads with a supervisee? You might have been concerned about their behavior with clients, they’re making decisions that are inconsistent with good standards of practice, or perhaps they simply seem unwell?

This presentation is designed to deepen your understanding of ethical considerations for your supervision practice. Participants will discuss ethical conundrums, develop an understanding of expectations for ethical supervision practices, apply relevant codes to a case study, and develop a response that is consistent with their code of ethics and standards of practice.

Standards from the NCSAPP ethics rules and the ACS Code of Ethics will be emphasized. Participants are encouraged to bring or have ready access to their profession’s code of ethics.

About the presenter: Latasha Becton earned a Master of Arts degree in Counseling from Wake Forest University, a certificate in Substance Abuse Counseling from East Carolina University, Doctor of Philosophy degree in Counseling and Counselor Education at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  She has worked with mandated/criminal justice populations in an abstinence-based program, in an opioid maintenance treatment program, and provided counseling for university students.  She recently completed a three-year term as a professional member of the American Counseling Association Ethics Committee, and she is currently chair of the ethics, training, and standards committee for the International Association of Addiction and Offenders Counselors.  She is  an Assistant Professor of Counselor Education at North Carolina Central University and a member of the therapy staff at Fellowship Hall.