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 48 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.

COVID-19 UPDATE: For the safety of attendees, presenters, and our treatment center, our Continuing Education Classes will be offered ONLINE ONLY for the remainder of 2020 and will be presented as Zoom Webinars. 

  • 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
  • After registering, you will receive the zoom link to participate in the online class. Please note that you will be required to take part in the online class for the full four hours. Upon completion of the training, you’ll be sent an evaluation form by email. Within 24 hours of receiving your completed evaluation, we will email your continuing education certificate.

  • 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, September 17, 2020, from 1-5pm – REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

A Centennial Anniversary of HIV: Where do we go from here? presented by Eli Branscome, PhD, LCAS, LPCS

Credits: NCSAPPB 4 SS (HIV)

About the class: The pace of progress in HIV treatment has greatly outpaced the almost imperceptible shift in stigma. We all have unique biases, fears, and knowledge deficits. This presentation will present empirical facts and medical evidence that support a message of hope and optimism for people infected with HIV and Hepatitis C. We are far more likely to be tested for diseases that can be treated.

Support, empowerment, and education are some of the gifts addiction professionals can provide. We have the duty and privilege to provide clients with every available resource for recovery and wellness. But how do we do that? This session will present practical steps to assess needs, plan treatment, counsel effectively, refer/consult, respond to crises, and educate. Clinicians will leave this session feeling empowered and informed. The statement “I’ve never discussed HIV with a client” may indicate “I’m uncomfortable discussing HIV.”

About the presenter: Eli is a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist and Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor in private practice. His clinical experience includes work at an AIDS service organization and inpatient treatment programs for substance use disorders. His work with clients living with HIV and Hepatitis C also extends to triply diagnosed individuals in a NIH grant through Duke University. He was a charter board member for the House of Mercy and provided HIV education for Union County Schools as a Red Cross HIV/AIDS Educator. His education includes a B.A. in Biology from Belmont Abbey College and M.A. and Ph. D. degrees from UNC Charlotte.


Thursday, October 1, 2020, from 1-5pm – ONLINE ONLY!

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, October 15, 2020, from 1-5pm  – ONLINE ONLY!

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 – ONLINE ONLY!

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.