2020 Continuing Education & Clinical Training
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/
$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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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 email@example.com or 336-621-3381.
For information regarding credit hours, contact the NCSAPPB at 919-832-0975, or the NBCC at 336-547-0607
2020 CONTINUING EDUCATION CLASSES
Thursday, January 16, 2020, from 1-5pm
In the Moment: Five Mindful Strategies to Reduce Relapse Risk presented by Dr. Mark Schwarze
Credits: NCSAPPB 4: NBCC 4
About the class: This workshop will explore the theory, research and practice of various mindfulness philosophies and interventions as related to relapse prevention in addiction counseling. Teaching mindfulness to our clients that struggle with recovery can assist with maintaining attention in the moment and practicing non-judgment when experiencing cravings, thus, possibly reducing the desire to use. This presentation will focus on 5 specific mindfulness-based strategies that clients can use in everyday life as a mediator of relapse craving and triggers.
About the presenter: Dr. Mark Schwarze is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Development and Psychological Counseling and Director of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. He also coordinates the Addiction Counseling Certificate housed in the CMHC Program. He is currently the President of the North Carolina Counseling Association. He has a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from North Carolina State University and a Masters Degree in Service Agency Counseling from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor, Nationally Certified Counselor, Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist, and Certified Clinical Supervisor. His research interests include mindfulness interventions in counseling, addictions therapy improvement, and counselor education program development. He lives in Boone, NC with his wife Chasity, son River and their dog Lily.
Online Registration Closed – Walk-up Registration Only
Thursday, March 19, 2020, from 1-5pm
Considering Clinical Supervision & Ethics presented by Dr. Latasha Becton
Credits: NCSAPPB 4 SS (CSS) (ETHICS): 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 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.
Thursday, April 16, 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 began clinical work while working toward her Master’s degree at Virginia Commonwealth University. Being licensed as both a Clinical Social Worker and a Clinical Addictions Specialist – she is a practicing psychotherapist, a consultant, and a trainer. She offers comprehensive treatment programs for both adolescents and adults as well as clients with both substance abuse and psychiatric/behavioral. Clinical faculty appointments in well regarded teaching hospitals have enhanced her skills in diagnostics and effective treatment planning.
Thursday, May 21, 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, 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 a group intervention for SUDs patients, Modified Interpersonal Group Psychotherapy.
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 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 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.