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, nursing home administrators, 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 2/2018). All training meets the requirements for Alabama Licensed Professional Counselors.

Affirmative Practice with LGBT Individuals and Their Families (3 CEUs)
This training is designed to enhance the knowledge of behavioral health professionals to improve their understanding of LGBT individuals, couples, and families. In addition, this training will help the participants realize the importance of the connection with the community, themselves and society at large through learning about specific affirmative methods and ideas. Affirmative practice will be defined and stigma management strategies will be explored. “Microtrauma” and “sexual orientation” victimization will be discussed and a model for LGBT identity integration and its role in clinical practice will be defined. This training will be interactive with an opportunity for discussion and questions.
Date: August 26, 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: $36 in Advance; $41 at the Door (Student rate: $27 in Advance; $32 at the Door)
Instructor: Christopher Cotton, PhD
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The Interpersonal Approach to Group Counseling: Using Yalom Based Groups Theory and Process (3 CEUs)
The Interpersonal Approach to Group Counseling and Therapy training emphasizes how clients can learn from each other in a setting that accentuates the here and now. There will be discussion on the interaction within a group as the basis for interpersonal learning, the objectives of which are awareness, insight, and change in relationships, both in and out of the group setting. This training will define group counseling interventions for different populations and problems. This course will be interactive with an opportunity to practice interventions.
Date: September 9, 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: $36 in Advance; $41 at the Door (Student rate: $27 in Advance; $32 at the Door)
Instructor: Keya Wiggins, PhD
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Spiritual Virtues in the Therapeutic Community (3 CEUs)
This training will define the spiritual virtue approach to the therapeutic community. Participants will learn that a person’s character traits are not developed in isolation, but within and by the communities to which he or she belongs, including family, spiritual connections, school, and other private and public associations. As people grow and mature, their personalities are deeply affected by their values. This training will explain how individual behavior is measured using spiritual values to assess community health. The values of honesty, self-care, commitment, humor, humility, forgiveness, and courage will be explored. Participants will understand that spiritual virtues are not simply a matter of following values and learning to apply them to specific situations, but it is also a matter of trying to determine the kind of people we want our clients and ourselves to be to develop character within our communities and ourselves.
Date: October 7, 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: $36 in Advance; $41 at the Door (Student rate: $27 in Advance; $32 at the Door)
Instructor: Robert Keeble, MS
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Professional Boundaries: Dynamics of Establishing Firm and Appropriate Boundaries (3 CEUs)
This training will explore the dynamics of setting and maintaining professional boundaries between clients and clinicians and how essential establishing boundaries are in helping your clients and upholding the standards of your profession. The three top reasons clinicians cross boundaries in therapy will be identified. The cost and benefits of the clinical use of “therapeutic touch” and the importance of clinicians exhibiting and upholding boundaries even when not in a clinical setting will be discussed. This will be an interactive course with an opportunity for discussion and questions.
Date: November 4, 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: $36 in Advance; $41 at the Door (Student rate: $27 in Advance; $32 at the Door)
Instructor: Marcia Mapel, LMHC
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To be added to our email list and for current information on CEU courses, please contact Linda Wilson via email, lwilson@cdac.info or by telephone, (850) 434-2724.