2021 Continuing Education & Clinical Training
Each year, Fellowship Hall offers continuing education classes for counselors. Registration for our 2021 offerings is now open. Classes are $40 each or register for all 8 classes for $280 – a $40 savings.
Please note that our April and May classes will only be available online. We are hopeful that our June through November classes will be offered as in-person trainings on our campus in the SECU Lecture Hall, Alumni Outpatient Center. We will update this page with the latest information on class location as it becomes available.
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 48 hours prior to class
$20 single class for currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate students. Email your current class schedule to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll send you a Student Discount Coupon Code. You must be currently enrolled to receive this discount.
- 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 336-621-3381.
For information regarding credit hours, contact the NCSAPPB at 919-832-0975, or the NBCC at 336-547-0607
2021 CONTINUING EDUCATION CLASSES
Thursday, April 22, 2021 from 1-5pm – ONLINE VIA ZOOM
Attachment, Family, and Self: Helping Clients Form Healthy Connections with Heather Bland & Tal Fish Credits: 21-033-S NCSAPPB 4 hours SS (EBT); NBCC 4
About the class: Addiction is a disease of isolation, and meaningful, sustained recovery requires secure connections with self and others. This workshop will address creating secure connections through the lens of attachment styles, family roles, and internal family systems, along with barriers that are common among clients seeking addiction treatment. The internal world of the clinician will also be considered in creating secure connections with clients, as the therapeutic relationship is paramount in therapeutic outcomes. The training will provide an overview of attachment styles and internal family systems with concepts that can be applied clinically in addiction treatment within a 12-step framework.
About the presenters:
Tal Fish is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist, National Certified Counselor, an Advanced Certified Relapse Prevention Specialist through the Gorski CENAPS Corporation, and a licensed school counselor in North Carolina. He began his career working as a school counselor at the elementary and high school levels in Forsyth and Guilford counties. Since the beginning of 2017, he has worked full-time as an addiction therapist at Fellowship Hall (a drug and alcohol recovery center) in Greensboro, NC where he currently works in the 90-day extended treatment program. As a clinician he is regularly engaged in individual counseling, group counseling, delivering psycho-educational lectures on various topics related to addiction and recovery (including trauma, shame, grief, spirituality, and relapse prevention), case management, program management, biopsychosocial assessment, treatment planning, and discharge planning in an inpatient/residential setting. He is an EMDR trained clinician, in addition to completing post-graduate courses in psychodrama and experiential therapy. He is also an adjunct lecturer for the Department of Counseling at Wake Forest University. His teaching responsibilities have included graduate coursework in Addiction Counseling, Career Development, and Group Counseling for masters-level counselors in training. Tal is passionate about helping clients with substance use disorders, education, and social justice.
Heather Bland graduated with a Masters of Education in Counseling from Wake Forest’s on-campus program in 2002. Since that time, she has worked primarily in the field of addiction, in both an outpatient and inpatient capacity. She has been at Fellowship Hall in Greensboro, NC since 2015 as a Family Counselor and currently an Extended Treatment Counselor. Heather regularly facilitates groups, does psychoeducation lectures, meets with clients for individual sessions, aids in the collection of collateral information for professional monitoring agencies, performs treatment planning and case management, and more recently, has been part of a Clinical Process Improvement team as part of Joint Commission facility requirements.
Heather is a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist, Nationally Certified Counselor, and is beginning to work on becoming a Certified Clinical Supervisor through the NCSAPPB. Heather values doing personal work through therapy, supervision and self-care and hopes to encourage fellow therapists to practice those things as well. She works from an Internal Family Systems model with individuals and a structural family systems model with families.
Thursday, May 20, 2021 from 1-5pm ONLINE VIA ZOOM
Discovering Power in the Story: Using Narrative Principles to Enhance Therapy with Jay Poole Credits: 21-051-G; 3.75 hours GSB (EBT); NBCC 4
About the class: This training will introduce participants to the foundational theories and principles of narrative therapy. Participants will gain knowledge about how narrative principles may be incorporated into their work with clients. Additionally, participants will have an opportunity to apply therapeutic letter-writing during the session.
Thursday, June 17, 2021 from 1-5pm* in the SECU Lecture Hall, Alumni Outpatient Center on the Fellowship Hall Campus (5140 Dunstan Road, Greensboro, NC)
HIV/STD with Michael Harney Credits: 21-032-S NCSAPPB 4 hours SS (HIV)
About the class: This training will cover what is HIV/AIDS, how it’s contracted and prevented, epidemiology, STDs, the correlation between Substance Use Disorders and HIV/STD infections, and finally, the physical impact on the body.
About the presenter: Michael Harney has been an educator and outreach worker in the field of HIV/STDs/Hepatitis since 1993. He works at the Western North Carolina AIDS Project in Asheville. This presentation focuses on the basics of these subjects in an effort to provide community members and professionals with updates and resources to help educate them and others. It is done in an open and sometimes graphic manner using language that may be the parlance of the people we serve or with whom we live and work. He is very approachable, so all questions are good questions.
*We are monitoring COVID-19 and if needed, this class will be available online.
Thursday, July 22, 2021 from 1-5pm in the SECU Lecture Hall, Alumni Outpatient Center on the Fellowship Hall Campus (5140 Dunstan Road, Greensboro, NC)
Motivational Interviewing with Marty Weems Credits: 21-034-G NCSAPPB 3.75 hours GSB (EBT); NBCC 4
About the class: Even when clients wish to change, making the identified behavioral changes can be very challenging, especially related to substance use. This workshop will examine the nature of change and ambivalence through the lens of Motivational Interviewing (MI). We will also explore core MI concepts including: the spirit of MI; acceptance; fundamental principles; processes; and techniques. Come join us for an educational, entertaining, and interactive session on Motivational Interviewing!
About the presenter: Marty Weems is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist in private practice in Hillsborough North Carolina. Previously, Marty was Clinical Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work for fifteen years. She has a wealth of knowledge regarding substance use disorders, mental health disorders, evidence-based practices, and clinical supervision. Marty is also a Motivational Interviewing Network Trainer (MINT).
Thursday, August 19, 2021 from 1-5pm in the SECU Lecture Hall, Alumni Outpatient Center on the Fellowship Hall Campus (5140 Dunstan Road, Greensboro, NC)
Ethical Engagement in a Technological Age: How to Be an Engaged Clinician without Getting into Trouble with Jack Register Credits: 21-242-G NCSAPPB 3.75 hours GSB (ETHICS); NBCC 4
About the class: We’ll cover agency policy and procedure along with how the professional requirements of HIPAA and confidentiality change the ways in which we “live” online as clinicians. We’ll also cover the three key pitfalls of engaging with clients and coworkers in an online environment that will cause serious (and potentially legal) troubles for you and your agency; three key best practices as a leader/supervisor of direct care staff in a virtual environment; and recall the three “Rs” of self care and professional development for today’s technology engaged clinician (even if you don’t do teletherapy).
About the presenter: Jack A Register is a Clinical Social Worker Specialist in Greensboro. He graduated with honors in 2000 and has more than 21 years of diverse experiences.
Thursday, September 16, 2021 from 1-5pm in the SECU Lecture Hall, Alumni Outpatient Center on the Fellowship Hall Campus (5140 Dunstan Road, Greensboro, NC)
Hooked on Technology with Leslie Hull-Kimball & Sarah McGuire Credits: 20-565-G NCSAPPB 4 hours GSB; NBCC 4
About the class: Hooked on Technology explores and helps the participant understand how technology has changed the way we connect. The intent of the presentation is to focus on providing psycho-educational information in order to raise awareness of the current impacts of technology. It explores four major areas of technology – video gaming, social media, cyberbullying and pornography – and discusses the impact that these four have on individuals. The presentation will also review the assessment tools to identify healthy and unhealthy impacts of technology.
About the presenters:
Leslie Hull-Kimball LISW-CP Supervisor, CSAT: Prior to beginning private practice in 2010, Ms. Hull-Kimball served for six years as the South Carolina clinical liaison for the Department of Juvenile Justice and Mental Health. She is recognized as a mental health expert for Greenville County Court and has been previously recognized by her peers at The Greenville Mental Health Center as the Child, Adolescent, and Family Therapist of the Year.
Additional experiences include working with Juvenile Drug Court of South Carolina; providing psycho-educational information and therapeutic support for parents of teens dealing with substance abuse issues; and working with a local hospice providing loss and grief counseling for terminally ill patients and their families.
Ms. Hull-Kimball has been a practicing clinician since 2002. She holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of South Carolina and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Converse College. Ms. Hull-Kimball completed her licensure as an LISW-CP Supervisor in 2008.
Sarah B. McGuire LISW-CP Supervisor, CSAT, CCPS, EMDR: With over 20 years of experience in the field of social work, Ms. McGuire has worked in South Carolina with the Department of Juvenile Justice, Department of Social Services, Department of Mental Health and the Continuum of Care. She was awarded Clinician of the Year in 2009 while working for a local non-profit.
Since 2007, Ms. McGuire has focused her experience on working with adolescents and adults with problematic sexual behaviors. She also is passionate about working with military members (former and active) and first responders to address and heal from trauma-related issues.
Ms. McGuire holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of South Carolina and a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Political Science from Presbyterian College.
Thursday, October 21, 2021 from 1-5pm in the SECU Lecture Hall, Alumni Outpatient Center on the Fellowship Hall Campus (5140 Dunstan Road, Greensboro, NC)
Spirituality & Recovery with Nataki Watson Credits: 21-031-S NCSAPPB 4 hours SS; NBCC 4
About the Class: Participants will explore the origins of Self and the myriad factors that impact the individual’s concept of who they are, and the subsequent relationship with Self that develops as a result of that construct. This exploration will include a discussion on spirituality, why it matters, and how it fits into the overall narrative of the individual’s concept of Self, and how one views their role in the world. This exploration will culminate in a look at practical application with regard to the recovering individual in a therapeutic/clinical environment.
About the presenter: Nataki Watson, LCAS-A, LCMHC is an experienced counselor with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital & mental health care industry. Skilled in Nonprofit Organizations, Crisis Intervention, Event Management, Team Building, and Community Relations, Training, Development, and Small/Large Group Facilitation. Strong community and social services professional with a Master of Arts (M.A.) focused in Health/Health Care Administration/Management from Independence University as well as a Master of Science (M.S.) focused in Community Mental Health Counseling from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.
Thursday, November 18, 2021 from 1-5pm in the SECU Lecture Hall, Alumni Outpatient Center on the Fellowship Hall Campus (5140 Dunstan Road, Greensboro, NC)
Challenges of Working with Professionals and their Monitoring Programs with Joe Jordan Credits: 21-050-S, 4 hours SS; NBCC 4
About the class: Persons working in safety-sensitive occupations occupy a unique position in our culture and by extension, present with some unique needs and considerations in the treatment population. This has been recognized by The American Society of Addiction Medicine’s decision to incorporate a chapter in their guidebook for Assessment and Treatment of Substance Use Disorders on working with persons in Safety-Sensitive occupations. This presentation will focus on recognizing and addressing the identified special needs of this population and the monitoring organizations that assist safety-sensitive persons in obtaining and maintaining a recovery status. Specific examples within the state of North Carolina will be used to provide examples of monitoring agencies.
About the presenter: Dr. Jordan brings more than 25 years of experience in the areas of substance abuse and mental health disorders to his role as NCPHP’s Chief Executive Officer. Prior to assuming this role in 2016, he worked at NCPHP for nine years, first as the Clinical Director before taking on the position of Executive Director.
Before joining NCPHP, Dr. Jordan was the Ethics Officer and Director of Special Projects for The National Board for Certified Counselors, served as clinical director for a long-term residential program, and provided emergency psychiatric evaluation services while completing his graduate degrees. Dr. Jordan has previously served on state and national committees and boards devoted to the study, development, and refinement of the field of substance abuse counseling. He earned his undergraduate degree in Psychology and graduate degrees in Counseling and Counseling Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.