CONTINUED EDUCATION TRAINING

The Community Drug and Alcohol Council is dedicated to providing high quality continuing education courses taught by experts in the field. In providing these workshops, CDAC continuously strives to be a leading source for professionals looking to further their education and meet licensing and re-certification requirements.

CDAC’s Education Program provides CEU’s for LCSW, LMHC, LMFT, CAP, CPP, CMHP, CWCM, RN, NP, LPN, substance abuse professionals, and other behavioral health professionals. All CEU trainings may be applied toward required certification hours.

CDAC is a continuing education provider for the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling (BAP #1002, expires 3/2015),  the Florida Certification Board (FCB #5088A), the Florida Board of Nursing (50-11268), and the Alabama State Board of Social Work Examiners (#0474, expires 2/2016). All training meets the requirements for Alabama Licensed Professional Counselors.

Working with Offenders: Exploring the Barriers and Identifying the Solutions (3 CEUs)
This is an introductory course for behavioral health professionals. This training examines the current barriers/obstacles that offenders face.  Topics that will be addressed include psychiatric services, housing, employment, substance abuse, and medical services. Barriers that offenders with special needs, including pregnant females, veterans, and sexual offenders, will also be discussed.  Participants will learn what obstacles their clients with a criminal background may encounter, as well as possible solutions and current trends.  This will be an interactive class with a panel discussion that will provide an opportunity to ask questions and get answers from experts that work in various fields.

Date: August 22, 2014
Time:  Sign-in begins at 8:30 a.m.; Training is from 9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Location:  The Center, 3804 N. 9th Avenue, Pensacola
Cost: $30 in advance; $35 at the door
Instructor:   Corinne Miller, LMHC, and Drake Miller, Psy.D.
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Harassment all Grown Up: Bullying is Everywhere . . . Work, School, and the Internet (3 CEUs)
This training will introduce a framework for understanding bullying and how bullying effects people in all walks of life including work, school, and social media.  Participants will learn multiple strategies to help clients better respond to the effects of bullying.  This training will describe the systems that comprise bullying and provide examples of how messages impact beliefs and expressions of bullying.  Strategies for managing bullying will be identified to assist in understanding bullying.  Also, approaches to discourage work, school, and internet bullying will be explored.  This will be an interactive class with an opportunity to practice your skills.  An opportunity for questions and group discussion will be encouraged.
Date: September 19, 2014
Time:  Sign-in begins at 8:30 a.m.; Training is from 9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Location:  The Center, 3804 N. 9th Avenue, Pensacola
Cost: $30 in advance; $35 at the door
Instructor:   Brenda J. Sanford, PHR, CHRS and Denise Manassa, B.S.
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Family Law: A Practical Perspective of the In’s and Out’s of Divorce, Custody, Domestic Violence and Other Issues (3 CEUs)
This training will provide behavioral health professionals an opportunity to learn the in’s and out’s of divorce, custody, domestic violence, and other legal issues.  Many professionals interact with the legal system in the course of their professional duties.  This training is designed to raise awareness about some of the issues faced by both professionals and their clients.  An overview of the process of dissolution in the State of Florida with an emphasis on the following issues:  equitable distribution, parental responsibility and time-sharing, and support will be discussed.  In addition, an overview of the process of applying for an injunction, including application of the legal and evidentiary standards and courtroom proceedings.  This training will be interactive and attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions of a practicing attorney.  This class is not intended to be a substitute for legal consultation regarding specific issues that affect the professional in working with clients.
Date: October 17, 2014
Time:  Sign-in begins at 8:30 a.m.; Training is from 9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Location:  The Center, 3804 N. 9th Avenue, Pensacola
Cost: $30 in advance; $35 at the door
Instructor:   Andrea Bryant Roberts, Esquire, Attorney-at-Law
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Communicate for a Change: Everyone Communicates, Few Connect (3 CEUs)
Participants will learn the importance of effective communication to make a change and connect with others. This class will focus on the importance of communication as an important skill for building relationships by influencing interactions either positively or negatively.  In addition, this course will distinguish verbal and non-verbal language, identify common barriers and mistakes that prevent the connection, and provide insights to understanding effective listening and build better rapport with clients.  Learning how to effectively communicate will improve the workplace, relationships, and enhance your skills for performance improvement.  This will be an interactive class with an opportunity to practice your communication skills.
Date: November 14, 2014
Time:  Sign-in begins at 8:30 a.m.; Training is from 9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Location:  The Center, 3804 N. 9th Avenue, Pensacola
Cost: $30 in advance; $35 at the door
Instructor:   Kismet Rideau, M.Ed., Ed.S.
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To be added to our email list and for current information on CEU courses, please contact Linda York via email, lyork@cdac.info or by telephone, (850) 434-2724.