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2023 Continuing Education & Clinical Training

Each year, Fellowship Hall offers continuing education classes for counselors. Classes are $40 each. 

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.

  • 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
  • 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

Location

Classes will be held in-person on the Fellowship Hall campus at the Alumni Outpatient Center in the SECU Lecture Hall unless noted otherwise below. Masks are optional. We are located at 5140 Dunstan Road, Greensboro NC. 

Questions?
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.


January 19, 2023  |  1pm – 5pm

Clinical Interventions: How Do They Work?

NCASPPB 23-011-S  4 hours SS (EBT)

NBCC  4 hours

Presented by: Laurie M. Conaty, MSW, LCSW, LCAS

Clinical Interventions, designed to motivate a person with substance dependence (and sometimes a co-occurring disorder,) can be a very effective tool used to facilitate a person to enter treatment or at minimum, begin to reduce harm and/or consider the benefits of abstinence.

With a blend of the use of Motivational Interviewing, positive leverage, CRAFT and the Love First Clinical Intervention model (Jeff and Debra Jay), Laurie Conaty, MSW, LCSW, LCAS will provide an outline of an intervention model that can be effective.  We need to obliterate the myth that people with SUD need to “hit bottom” to be successful in treatment.  Hitting a bottom can often result in serious (and sometimes irretrievable) consequences, including death or permanent disability.  Encouraging and supporting concerned others, family members and or professional colleagues to participate in and offer an intervention (a tool that “brings the bottom up”) to a person with a SUD can help avoid tragic outcomes and obliterate myths that impede seeking treatment.

 

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March 16, 2023 | 1-5pm

Spirituality in Addiction and Recovery

NCASPPB 23-012-S  4 hours SS

NBCC   4 hours

Presented by James Campbell, LPC, LAC, MAC, AADC

Few would deny that addiction has a spiritual aspect, yet many clinicians are reticent to engage in addressing spirituality in their practice. This session offers practical tools for discussing and engaging spirituality as it relates to the addiction and recovery of those we serve.  Specific emphasis is given to the role of spiritual empowerment within treatment, recovery, fostering resiliency, avoiding recidivism, and making healthy life choices.

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April 20, 2023 | 1-5pm

Ethics in Substance Use Counseling

NCASPPB 23-026-S 4 hours SS (ETHICS)

NBCC 4 hours

Presented by Joseph Jordan, PhD, LCAS, CCS

Substance Use Disorder counseling is by its very nature filled with difficulties of an ethical nature. The origins of this sub-specialty in the profession of counseling are unique in that a significant number of the providers are also in recovery themselves. This is by no means the only profession with such a dynamic, as the sports coaching world is full of former participants now turned coaches or advisors. With counseling, however, the vulnerability of emotional bonding and connecting can lead to a multitude of ethical challenges. In addition, substance use disorder counseling carries some unique difficulties and requires a well-formed and resilient personal ethical code. This presentation will examine how ethical codes are conceived and conceptualized, with the underpinnings and foundations of ethical codes of conduct.

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May 18, 2023 | 1-5pm

Working with Grieving Clients in Early Recovery

NCASPPB 23-017-S  4 hours SS

NBCC 4 hours

Presented by Allyson Graham, LCMHCA, NCC, MA

Grief is a complicated emotion that most people must experience. While dealing with grief can be difficult for many, it could especially be challenging for those in early recovery. This presentation will explore the science behind grief and its impact on one’s mental health, specifically for those recovering from substance use. We will also investigate ways to cope, therapeutic exercises, and methods for clinicians to avoid countertransference

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June 15, 2023 | 1-5pm

Beyond the Basics: The Ethics of Bloodborne Pathogens and STI Prevention and Treatment

NCASPPB 23-007-S  4 hours SS (ETHICS) (HIV)

Presented by Caroline Tisdale, LCSW, LCAS, CSI, CCTP-II, RYT200

Are you tired of the same HIV/STI/Bloodborne Pathogens training and burned out on having to listen to the same information year after year? Do you want a deeper dive into these issues and want to wrestle with some big questions about how BBP/STI are really affecting your clients? Then this training is for you. This training will explore the current ethical issues and concerns that are facing the substance abuse field with respect to these diseases. You will learn about the history of these epidemics and how they have become so ubiquitous. You will also gain information on current trends in epidemiology, prevention, and care. You will also be able to explore the successes and failures of our healthcare system as it has struggled to keep up with caring for people with these chronic conditions. This training will also provide an opportunity for you to interact with a panel of experts representing all areas of these issues and learn from them what really needs to happen in order to fix the failures of our healthcare system with respect to these diseases for people experiencing addiction.

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July 20, 2023 | 1-5pm

Beyond the Binary: Cultural Competency in Working with Gender Expansive Clients

NCASPPB 23-035-G  4 hours GSB

NBCC 4 hours

Presented by Angela Brooks-Livingston, MA, NCC, LCMHCS, LCAS, CCS

This training is intended to educate counselors on the specific needs related to clients who identify as gender expansive, with particular focus on pronoun usage, terms of identification, triggers for substance use, specific interventions, and options for those clients who want to pursue medical transitioning. Participants will learn about ethics, including the WPATH Standards of Care, and how to apply these standards to client cases. Trainer will provide a variety of resources for those who attend this training. These resources will include articles, websites, and specific authors. Presenter will utilize peer reviewed articles, lecture, and group discussions to enhance the learning experience.

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September 21, 2023 | 1-5pm

Challenge of Change

NCASPPB 23-010-S  4 hours SS

NBCC  4 hours

Presented by Melissa Enoch, LCMHC, LCAS, QS, CCS, MAC

Challenge of Change will examine the principles of the theoretical model of behavior change created by Prochaska and DiClemente to help individuals to focus on and achieve their goals.  Presenter will offer to the participants information supporting use of stages of change in working with clients with substance use and mental health disorders to determine what stage of change they are in and ways to work through challenges occurring within each individual stage.

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October 19, 2023 | 1-5pm

Dual Diagnosis: Strategies for Treating the Double Whammy (Mental Health & Addictions)

NCASPPB 23-041-S  4 hours SS (PSY)

NBCC  4 hours

Presented by Matthew McMillan, MS, LCMHC, LCAS, Cht, CCS

Learning how to treat the interplay between Mental Health & Addictions is vital to client success today. This workshop is designed to expand and enhance a therapist’s knowledge in assessment and treatment of dual diagnosis in various treatment populations.  During this engaging experiential training participants will practice how to integrate the Heart-Brain-Body-Mind connection to enhance treatment Outcomes.  Learn from a Psychotherapist and Master Hypnotherapist with over 25+ years of helping client’s overcome major life challenges.