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.

I Know What I’m Going to Do: Developing Legal and Ethical Decision-Making Skills for Mental Health and Educational Professionals (3 CEUs)
In this course participants will receive information on a variety of topics related to legal and ethical issues in a variety of mental health, educational, and other professional settings. Laws and rules will be presented as will general and specific principles. The integration of theory and practical examples will be linked using case studies, group reflection and analysis.
Date: February 20, 2015
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: Ronald D. Blue, Jr., M.S., Ed.D., L.M.H.C.
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The Structure of Addiction: The Broken Brain (2 CEUs)
This course will explain, in layman’s terms, how the brain of someone with a substance abuse disorder processes differently than someone who does not have a substance abuse disorder. Participants will gain an understanding of why a substance abuse disorder is chronic. The fourfold substance abuse disorder process will be explained. This course will be interactive and questions will be encouraged.
Date: March 13, 2015
Time: Sign in begins at 8:00 a.m.; Training is from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Location: The Center, 3804 N. 9th Avenue, Pensacola
Cost: $20 in advance; $25 at the door (Special offer: $50 for all three trainings on 3/13/15)
Instructor: Robbie Keeble, MSW
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Innovations in Addiction Treatment: Integrating Trauma, Addiction, and Spirituality (2 CEUs)
This course will increase participants’ understanding of effective treatment of individuals with both traumatic stress reactions and substance abuse disorders/addiction based on strengthening the internal foundations of self. Participants will be able to identify techniques that weave together concepts of trauma informed care, addiction treatment, and spirituality concepts. In addition, participants will be able to identify the multifaceted presentation of trauma and addiction and the impact of core concepts or spirituality on effective changes.
Date: March 13, 2015
Time: Sign in begins at 10:30 a.m.; Training is from 10:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Location: The Center, 3804 N. 9th Avenue, Pensacola
Cost: $20 in advance; $25 at the door (Special offer: $50 for all three trainings on 3/13/15)
Instructor: B. Diane Vchulek, LMHC
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After Treatment. . . What’s New in Recovery: Is it Getting More Difficult? (2 CEUs)
In this course, participants will receive information about treating substance abuse disorders and addictions as a chronic disease with chronic care solutions. The instructor will explain how to use technology to stay connected with patients outside the confines of treatment. Participants will also gain an understanding of how to collect the data and create outcomes to show efficacy. This course will be interactive and questions will be encouraged.
Date: March 13, 2015
Time: Sign in begins at 1:30 p.m.; Training is from 1:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Location: The Center, 3804 N. 9th Avenue, Pensacola
Cost: $20 in advance; $25 at the door (Special offer: $50 for all three trainings on 3/13/15)
Instructor: Teri Perkins, LCSW, and Stephanie Peterson, LCSW
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Mental Health First Aid for Adults (No CEUs Provided for this FREE training.)
Mental health challenges – such as depression, anxiety, psychosis and substance use – are shockingly common in the United States. In fact, more than one in five American adults will have a mental health problem in any given year. Just as CPR training teaches individuals with no clinical training to assist an individual following a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid training helps an individual assist someone experiencing a mental health crisis. In both situations, the goal is to help support an individual until appropriate professional help arrives. The goal of Mental Health First Aid is to increase mental health literacy. Participants will be introduced to risk factors and warning signs for mental health or substance use problems. Participants will engage in experiential activities that build understanding of the impact of illness on individuals and families and learn information about evidence-supported treatment and self-help strategies. A course manual will be provided and participants will receive a certificate at the completion of the course.
Date: April 3, 2015
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Lunch will be provided.)
Location: The Center, 3804 N. 9th Avenue, Pensacola
Cost: FREE – no CEUs will be provided
Instructor: Jenny Madden, LCSW, and Suzanne Clark, LCSW
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Cognitive Behavioral Techniques to Help You and Your Clients, Part I (3 CEUs)
This course will examine the characteristics of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Participants will have the opportunity to improve and strengthen their empathy skills. The remainder of the course will teach and allow practice of more than ten powerful CBT techniques that help with low self-esteem, shyness, depression, anxiety, stress and other common problems. The participants will learn to use techniques to help themselves and their clients with many types of difficulties. Note: CBT Part I is a prerequisite to CBT Part II offered May 22, 2015.
Date: April 17, 2015
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: Leann Knapp, MSW, CPP, CMHP
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Cognitive Behavioral Techniques to Help You and Your Clients, Part II (4 CEUs)
Note: This is a four-hour training. CBT Part I is a prerequisite for attendance in CBT Part II.
CBT Part II was developed as a curriculum that will build on the skills and information covered by the CBT Part I training. CBT Part II will provide a brief review of how irrational distorted thinking affects our emotions and behaviors. The participants will learn and practice many powerful CBT techniques that help overcome common problems with self-esteem, anger, guilt, procrastination, perfectionism, motivation issues, resistance to change, depression, anxiety and much more. The instructor will use a combination of role play, experiential exercises/activities, and power point information to make these techniques come to life for the participants.
Date: May 22, 2015
Time: Sign-in begins at 8:00 a.m.; Training is from 8:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Location: The Center, 3804 N. 9th Avenue, Pensacola
Cost: $40 in advance; $45 at the door
Instructor: Leann Knapp, MSW, CPP, CMHP
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Family Dynamics: How it Connects to Addiction, Mental Health, Aging and other Issues (3 CEUs)
Course description to be provided at a later date.
Date: June 5, 2015
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: Angela Camp, M.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.