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 50-22168, expires 3/2017),  the Florida Certification Board (FCB #5088A), the Florida Board of Nursing (50-11268, expires 10/2016), and the Alabama State Board of Social Work Examiners (#0474, expires 2/2016). All training meets the requirements for Alabama Licensed Professional Counselors.

Domestic Violence: How it Effects the Family (3 CEUs)
This course is designed to increase the understanding of domestic violence. Statistics about prevalence, the multitude of consequences, risk factors, and the effects on children will be explored. Participants will gain an understanding of how professionals can better assess and respond to those currently experiencing violence in relationships including screening tools and techniques. This course will include a panel of experts to identify resources in our area related to domestic violence and family issues that occur as a result of violence. There will be an opportunity for questions and discussion.
Date: February 12, 2016
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: Jenna Stewart Vaughn, M.S.
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Motivational Interviewing: How it Can Elicit Positive Change and Enhance Health Literacy (3 CEUs)
Participants in this course will have the opportunity to refresh their understanding of the fundamental principles of Motivational Interviewing. Helping professionals may benefit from the increased knowledge of the basics to help elicit positive behavior change that is relevant to enhancing health literacy. Participants will learn the benefits of practicing empathic skills, gain an understanding of communication styles, and the relevance to culturally competent Motivational Interviewing practice. Participants will also utilize practical exercises using case scenarios commonly experienced by practitioners. This course will be interactive with opportunities for group exercises and discussion.
Date: March 11, 2016
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: Rodney Jones, M.S.
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Treating the Many Faces of Trauma (3 CEUs)
The focus on the etiology and treatment of traumatic symptomatology at all levels continues to be essential – children and adults, military and civilian. This presentation will explore conditions that contribute to the development of the disorders associated with extreme stress. The identification of co-occurring conditions including substance use, self-harm, and associated personality traits will be covered. The intergenerational, socio-cultural and societal impact of trauma including natural disasters, human trafficking, rape and combat will be reviewed. Finally, an overview of issues related to prevention and resiliency will be presented.
Date: April 15, 2016
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: Diane Vchulek, LMHC
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Child Development Across the Lifespan: Social-Emotional Health and Its Importance Throughout the Lifespan (3 CEUs)
This class will identify the signs of social-emotional health and secure attachment in children. Participants will be able to identify the three biggest disruptors of normal childhood development. In addition, participants will understand how trauma impacts development and recognize adult outcomes related to disrupted child development. This course will be interactive and provide an opportunity for questions.
Date: May 13, 2016
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: Christine Chaffin, LMHC
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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.