June 30th Workshops – Wednesday

 Wednesday – June 30, 2021

Morning Sessions Only
(3.0 CE hours)

BREAKOUT 5, WORKSHOP A: Counselor to Clinical Supervisor: Sometimes it’s Lonely at the Top

by Roxanne Morgan, MPA, CADC-II, CCS, SAP, MATS, E-CADC

Workshop Description:

Promotional opportunities from counselor to clinical supervisor are a rewarding experience. However, this transition sometimes comes with special challenges for the clinical supervisor. This course will explore common errors and challenges new clinical supervisors encounter in adjusting to their new role. Participants will be given solutions to address these challenges.

 

Learning Objectives:

– Discuss the importance of building a supervisory alliance to promote developmental change

– Explore the leadership skills and techniques to assist supervisors to manage and resolve conflict

– Identify four common ethical dilemmas encountered by clinical supervisors

 

About the presenter:

Roxanne Morgan is a Clinical Services Manager for the Georgia Department of Community Supervision. Morgan oversees specialized training programs for staff obtaining an addiction certification and improving counseling services for offenders. She has 18 years of experience in the addiction field and has worked specifically with the criminal justice population. Morgan’s professional experience involves working with clients on medicated assisted treatment, prisons, and accountability courts. She served as a trainer specializing in addiction studies, program evaluation, and provide clinical supervision. Morgan is passionate about supporting professional development for addiction counselors.

 

Method of Instruction: Live Workshop/Lecture

 

BREAKOUT 5, WORKSHOP B: Do’s, Don’ts, and the How to’s: Best Practices in Group Facilitation

by Ryan Wells, CADC-II

Workshop Description:

Everyone can be great at group facilitation! This workshop will help participants increase their confidence and competence as a facilitator. This course will review and examine evidence-based practices for effective group facilitation utilizing various treatment modalities. Participants will learn the art of maximizing group participation to facilitate desired results.

 

Learning Objectives:

– To increase the confidence and competence of the group facilitator

– To learn evidence-based practices in group facilitation

– To learn practical techniques to maximize group participation

 

About the presenter:

Ryan received his BA in Political Science from Fort Valley State University, his Master’s degree in Criminal Justice from Troy State University and also holds a second Master’s in Divinity from Luther Rice Seminary. He is a Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor (CADC-II) and has over 15 years of recovery-related experience. Furthermore, he considers himself to be a serial entrepreneur. He owns and operates Freedom Fireworks, LLC, Tropical Smasher Lemonades and Concessions, and is the full-time pastor of Living Life Church. He and his lovely wife of 14 years, Mika, reside in Dublin, Ga. with their 3 beautiful children.

 

Method of Instruction: Live Workshop/Lecture

 

BREAKOUT 5, WORKSHOP C: Everyday Ethics for Everyone

by Dawn Allred, LPC, MAC

Workshop Description:

Every day we are faced with many decisions about our clients, clinical judgments, and the way to conduct business. As a professional, we must have an ethical foundation to make these decisions. This presentation will address the guiding ethical principles and how to apply practical ethics to our daily work.

 

Learning Objectives:

– Participants will be able to identify at least 4 guiding ethical principles of the counseling profession

– Participants will name 3 ways to avoid the most violated ethical principles in the profession

– Participants will learn 3 strategies to implement ethical decision making in their professional practice

 

About the presenter:

Dawn Allred, LPC, MAC has worked 29 years in community mental health. She has specialized in working with people living with co-occurring disorders as well as complex issues such as homelessness, severe poverty, legal problems, and poor health. Dawn provides professional trainings on co-occurring disorders, recovery oriented systems of care, understanding addiction and recovery, MH/SA assessment and treatment planning, and suicide assessment and intervention. Dawn is living in long term recovery with a passion for helping others with their recovery process. Dawn is dedicated to bringing a holistic approach to recovery.

 

Method of Instruction: Live Workshop/Lecture

 

BREAKOUT 5, WORKSHOP D: Helping the Church Help: Integration of Faith-Based Recovery into Recovery Oriented Systems of Care

by Pastor Greg Delaney, BS

Workshop Description:

In this session, attendees will learn how to better integrate their faith-based recovery community into existing & evolving community-based systems of care. Attendees will receive practical and proven tools and strategies to make the faith-based recovery community a more integral and vibrant member of the broader system of care.

 

Learning Objectives:

– Articulate why faith-based integration is crucial for communities dedicated to holistic recovery care

– Learn how to enlighten, educate, equip and engage faith partners into the ROSC

– Receive ideas from other best practices from across Ohio, Tennessee, and the U.S.

 

About the presenter:

Greg serves as the Hope Director for “Reach for Tomorrow Ohio” a non-profit community organization located in Highland County, Ohio where he leads a coordinated effort to educate churches, faith and community leaders about addiction, trauma and human trafficking. Greg is also a part of Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s Recovery Ohio Advisory Council, representing the efforts of the faith community in Ohio. Greg also serves as the current Outreach Coordinator for a statewide alcohol and drug treatment center, Woodhaven, and is a presenter and contributor to the faith-based recovery efforts of the Center for Faith-based and Outreach Initiatives in Washington D.C.

 

Method of Instruction: Live Workshop/Lecture

 

BREAKOUT 5, WORKSHOP E: Practical Treatment Approaches for Adolescents with Substance Abuse Disorders

by Shannon Eller, LPC, LMFT, CCS, ICCS, ICAADCC & Anni Skurja

Workshop Description:

This interactive workshop is designed to introduce clinicians to a variety of Practical Treatment Approaches for Adolescents with Substance Abuse Disorders. This systematic use of a theoretical model to establish the interpersonal process in which trained clinicians use the power of practical treatment approaches to help clients achieve optimal growth and development.

 

Learning Objectives:

– Effective strategies addressing clinical presenting problems with trauma, grief, and loss

– Determine possible ethical dilemmas and appropriate ethical responses when utilizing substance abuse disorders techniques with adolescents

– Cite the appropriate rationale, theoretical orientations, and current literature supporting the use of Practical Treatment Approaches for Adolescents with Substance Abuse Disorders

 

About the presenters:

Shannon Eller is currently in private practice as the owner and clinical director of Brighter Tomorrows Consulting, LLC, she provides individual and family counseling services, supervision to rising professionals and paraprofessionals, and counseling training workshops focusing on addictions and play therapy interventions. Brighter Tomorrows Consulting (BTC), comprehensive counseling, supervision, education, and community advocacy program which provides services to adults, children, adolescents, couples, families, and individuals is one of the largest private counseling practices in middle Georgia seeing approximately 250-400 clients per week.

 

Anni Skurja provides mental health support for diverse populations that include couples, children, adult individuals, and families using a variety of techniques, such as cognitive-behavioral, narrative, mindfulness, and art and play therapy techniques. Special project coordination including compiling and creating comprehensive clinical assessments for adults, adolescents, couples, and families.

 

Method of Instruction: Live Workshop/Lecture

 

 

Providing mental health support for diverse populations that include couples, children, adult individuals and families using a variety of techniques, such as cognitive-behavioral, narrative, mindfulness and art and play therapy techniques. Special project coordination including compiling and creating comprehensive clinical assessments for adults, adolescents, couples and families.


BREAKOUT 5, WORKSHOP G: Wellness a Cultural Effective Intervention for Men with Co-Occurring Disorders

by Floyd Russell, PhD

About the workshop:

This workshop will demonstrate how to use the SAMSHA Wellness Model and SAMSHA TIP 56- ADDRESSING THE SPECIFIC BEHAVIORAL HEALTH NEEDS OF MEN to promote wellness and long term recovery for men. The workshop presenter will assist workshop participants to explore cultural bias that may reduce the effectiveness of therapeutic interventions. Both didactic and interaction methods will be utilized.

 

Learning Objectives:

– Participants will complete and discuss a self-evaluation of cultural belief about co-occurring treatment of men

– Participants will be presented key concepts from SASMHA Wellness Model and SAMSHA TIP 56

– Participants will be presented innovative interventions using the key concepts of SAMSHA Wellness Model and Tip 56

 

About the presenter:

Dr. Russell F. Floyd, the son of Dave and Laura Floyd, a native of Philadelphia, PA but now a resident of GA. Dr. Floyd earned his Bachelor’s Degree at Lemoyne-Owen College, Memphis, TN and Doctoral Degree at Texas A&M University-Commerce, Commerce, TX. During his career, Dr. Floyd has worked in many settings but his drug-specific employments have been the following: Adult and Adolescent Drug Court Coordinator, Princeton, N.J., Contracted Alcohol Group Counselor for the Philadelphia Court System, and Integrated Treatment Facility Counselor for Spectrum Health Systems, Inc. In these agencies, Dr. Floyd utilizes the Wellness Approach as an important treatment variable to the recovery process.

 

Method of Instruction: Live Workshop/Lecture