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 2019 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 or the NBCC website at

NCSAPPB Course Credit Descriptions


Training Fees


$280 for 8 classes – $40 savings (one class free!)

$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 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
  • 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 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 17, 2019 from 1-5pm
The Ethics of Micro-aggression in Clinical Practice, presented by Theresa Palmer, LCSW, LMFT, AAMFT
Credits: NCSAPPB 3.75 SS (Ethics); NBCC 4

About the class: Microaggressions have been defined as brief everyday exchanges, often unintentional and automatic, that send negative messages to individuals because of their group membership (e.g., due to race, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability). The term microaggression is an emerging one in the helping professions and can be useful in understanding barriers to a well-intentioned clinician’s ability to engage therapeutically with clients across a spectrum of differences. Throughout the various codes of ethics, there is a universal mandate to provide culturally sensitive care to clients. Yet, when microaggressions are unknowingly committed by the helping professional, communication suffers and credibility is lost with the client, which impedes the therapeutic process and may lead to early termination of services. Clinicians are therefore ethically compelled to enhance their understanding of microaggressions and work to minimize their occurrence when interacting with clients. Clinicians engage with a cross-section of society and therefore have a particular need to understand what microaggressions are, how they impact clients, and how they themselves have experienced or perpetrated microaggressions.

About the presenter: Theresa Palmer, LCSW, LMFT, AAMFT is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and an Approved Supervisor by the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. She is also a Clinical Assistant Professor for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Social Work. In addition, she provides clinical supervision to associate-licensed clinicians in social work, counseling, as well as marriage & family therapy. In teaching as well as providing therapy and supervision, she uses a systems oriented, strengths-based perspective. She also has experienced the transformative power of attending to issues of privilege and power in these settings, particularly in the course she teaches to graduate students on Confronting Oppression and Institutional Discrimination.



Thursday, March 21, 2019 from 1-5pm
The Epidemic Beneath the Epidemic: Treating Trauma and Addictions in Military Service Members With EMDR presented by Chris Floro MAT, MAPC, MAC, LMFT and Libby Marlatt-Murdoch, LPC, LCAS, CCTP, CTRTC
Credits: NCSAPPB 4 SS (PSY) (SUDV); NBCC 4

About the class: We know that trauma and addiction are prevalent in our society. We also know that our military service members are particularly at risk for experiencing single incident and complex trauma that can ultimately drive the development of addiction; in the shape of maladaptive coping strategies intended to soothe the far-reaching impacts of the traumatic experiences they have faced both before their military careers, and as a result of their role in the military. In this insightful and informative training, you will gain knowledge about the brain, how trauma alters brain development and function, how the disease of addiction changes the brain, and how traumatic experiences are linked to the development of addiction. Additionally, you will receive instruction on cutting edge treatment strategies, including EMDR, and intervention that works with the thought and non-thought regions of the brain to address trauma and addiction so military service members can go on to lead meaningful and productive lives.

About the Presenter: Chris is a Marriage & Family Therapist specializing in trauma treatment as well as individual, couples, and family therapy. He has over 20 years’ experience as a pastoral counselor, military chaplain, and marriage and family therapist. His areas of expertise are treating post-traumatic stress, acute stress, sexual abuse, and physical abuse. Chris retired from the US Army in 2013 after 29 years of active and reserve service. With numerous combat deployments within special operation forces and classified environments, he understands the complexities of combat, security, control, and need for confidentiality. As an interactive trauma therapist, his approach is to provide support and practical interventions to help you effectively address your personal life challenges, and to integrate complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to you. Chris has been married since 1986 and has 5 children. He is the founder & owner of Thrive.

About the Presenter: Elizabeth (Libby) Marlatt-Murdoch is a Licensed ProfessionalCounselor and a Licensed Clinician Addictions Specialist, dually licensed in North Carolina and Ohio. She has been practicing in the fields of mental health and substance abuse since 2013. Libby is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and is also Certified in Choice Theory and Reality Therapy. Libby specializes in topics in neuroscience, including self-care, relationships, trauma, and addiction. She focuses on techniques based on brain science in treatment, including EMDR, and believes in educating and empowering her clients. As a published author and experienced trainer, Libby has a passion for making neuroscience accessible to clients and other clinicians in the field. 


Thursday, April 18, 2019 from 1-5pm
Group Work and Co-Occurring Disorders presented by Steve Hanna, M.Ed., LCAS, CGIS, LPC
Credits: NCSAPPB up to 4 hours SS (PSY); NBCC 4

About the class: The power of the group has always been the most effective healing environment for individuals suffering with addictive disorders. With the increased prevalence of Co-Occurring Disorders, counselors need a broader framework and advanced skills to facilitate the group process. This track will focus on both theoretical models of group work and experiential exercises to develop practical skills.

About the presenter: Steve is a mature and seasoned professional with 26 years experience in both residential and outpatient therapy. He is both pragmatic and compassionate combining evidenced based practices, lifestyle changes,12 step recovery and experiential therapies to empower clients with Substance Use and Mental Health issues in their healing and wellness. Steve also provides experiential fly fishing outings incorporating spirituality and mindfulness practices.

Thursday, May 16, 2019 from 1-5pm
Engaging and Working Successfully with the Resistant Client presented by Laurie Conaty, MSW, LCSW, LCAS
Credits: NCSAPPB 4 SS (EBT); NBCC 4
About the class: Motivational Interviewing is an evidence-based practice with profound positive outcomes in both engaging and working with the challenging or ‘resistant’ client in identifying and achieving change goals.  In this workshop, the learner will be able to understand, from a MI consistent perspective, who or what is the “challenging or resistant.”  Taking it an important step further, the learner will be able to identify tools to engage the client and to move with the client through the change process.  There will be an opportunity for hands-on practice to really get a feel for application of the theory and skills!
About the presenter: Laurie Conaty has excellent diagnostic skills honed through training, private practice and faculty appointments at two teaching universities, combined with excellent communication & clinical skills. She can efficiently and effectively help you sort out the answer to your question-“what is going on and what can I do about it?” Trained in both Motivational Interviewing and Clinical Interventions (Love First, Jeff & Debra Jay) Laurie is committed to partnering with clients to determine treatment goals and strategies for achieving those goals. Always confidential and respectful, she is a straight shooter who creates a collaborative, honest and goal-oriented relationship with her clients. If you feel like you need a jump start with relationship struggles (couples) or family struggles (parents & teens) you might want to check out her Intensives Workshops. 


Thursday, June 20, 2019 from 1-5pm
Understanding & Treating Process Addictions presented by Craig Cashwell, Ph.D., LPC, NCC, ACS, CSAT-S
Credits: NCSAPPB 4 SS; NBCC 4

About the class: With gambling addiction included in the DSM-V and gaming addiction included in the DSM as an area for further study, with other behavioral addictions included in the ICD-11, there is growing recognition of the prevalence of behavioral or process addictions. The purpose of this training is to expose participants to the neurobiology of behavioral addictions, specific behavioral addictions commonly encountered by therapists, and important treatment implications.
About the presenter: Craig S. Cashwell is Professor in the Department of Counseling and Educational Development at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and an American Counseling Association (ACA) Fellow. Additionally, Craig maintains a part-time private practice focusing on couple counseling and addictions counseling. He has received numerous service awards, including the Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values (ASERVIC) Meritorious Service and Lifetime Service Awards, the Chi Sigma Iota Thomas J. Sweeney Professional Leadership Award, and the Conference of Southern Graduate Schools Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award. Craig is a Past-Chair of the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) and has served as the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) Governing Council Representative to ACA and President of Chi Sigma Iota, the international honor society for the counseling profession. He has over 125 publications, including Shadows of the Cross (a Christian companion to Facing the Shadows) and Integrating Spirituality and Religion into Counseling: A Guide to Competent Practice. Craig has received multiple research awards, including twice being the recipient of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Outstanding Article award.


Thursday, August 15, 2019 from 1-5pm
Diversity and Cultural Competency presented by Jack Register, MSW, LCSW, LCAS, CCS
Credits: TBD



Thursday, September 19, 2019 from 1-5pm
Sex, Drugs, and Consequences (Sexually Transmitted Infections, including HIV Disease, Hepatitis A, B and C) presented by Lisa Moore, BS
Credits: NCSAPPB 3.75 SS (HIV)

About the class: The focus of this training it to review epidemiology and current trends of sexually transmitted infections, including HIV Disease, Hepatitis A, B and C (Blood borne pathogens). Prevention education, exposure controls and risk reduction information will be examined and participants will discuss handling and communicating sensitive information with clients.
About the presenter: Lisa holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Health Care Management from Appalachian State University.  She is a health educator with the state and nationally accredited Burke County Health Department.  As Health Education Supervisor she is responsible for coordinating, implementing, and evaluating community health education programs along with supervising the health education staff.  She provides evidence based programming to the citizens of Burke County.  Lisa also serves at the health department’s Public Information Officer.  Lisa has worked in Public Health for the past 27 years. For the past six years, Lisa has served on the Board for the Council on Alcoholism and Chemical Dependency and helps coordinates the nonprofits fundraisers.


Thursday, October 17, 2019 from 1-5pm
Spirituality and Recovery presented by Drew Jamieson, PhD, LMFT, MAC, LCAS-A
Credits: NCSAPPB 3.75 SS; NBCC 4

About the class:
This training will address the vital role that spiritual health plays in overall health. It is informed by the biopsychosocial-spiritual approach to wellness. Participants will learn the difference between religion and spirituality, learn what is meant by spiritual health, see the connection of spiritual growth and posttraumatic growth, and learn ways that therapists/counselors can aide the process of spiritual growth. The experience of chronic illness in a family can be profoundly traumatic. Much of the presented material will apply to addiction recovery and the part that helpers can play in seeing spiritual growth in others.
About the presenter: Drew is a marriage and family therapist and addictions counselor in private practice at Greensboro Family Therapy and Wellness Center in Greensboro, NC. He also is Assistant Professor in Online Marriage and Family Therapy Programs at Abilene Christian University. He lives in Greensboro with his wife and children. Drew has practiced as a therapist for over 13 years and has been addictions certified for 9 years. He has experience working in residential addiction treatment (even at Fellowship Hall as Family Counselor.) Prior to moving to North Carolina, Drew was in Alabama in private practice for 11 years. In addition, Drew has experience working as Counselor at an oncology practice. During that time, he conducted research examining spiritual growth in partners of newly diagnosed cancer survivors.