The Community Drug and Alcohol Council, Inc. (CDAC) is a continuing education provider for the following:

  • Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling (BAP #50-11268, expires 03/2018)
  • Florida Certification Board (FCB #5088A)
  • Florida Board of Nursing (#50-11268, expires 10/2017)
  • Florida Board of Nursing Home Administrators (#50-11268, expires 02/2018)
  • Alabama State Board of Social Work Examiners (#0474, expires 02/2018)

All trainings meet the requirements for Alabama Licensed Professional Counselors, CHES Category II, and may be applied toward FL certification hours.

Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in a CDAC is asked to advise this agency at least 2 days before the training by contacting Linda York Wilson using the information below. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact CDAC using the Florida Relay Service at 800-955-8771 (TDD) or

To be added to our email list and for current information on CEU courses, contact Linda York Wilson:

  • Email:
  • Phone: 850-860-1554
  • Fax: 850-433-9802

CDAC is sponsored in part by Big Bend Community Based Care and the Florida Department of Children and Families and is a United Way Partner Agency.

Trauma can be caused by nearly any experience – physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual – when we unable to cope with it at the time of the event. It can interfere with our lives for weeks, months, or even years. This course will identify trauma and the reactions to a traumatic event. Participants will learn the benefits of trauma-informed models versus medical models. Participants will also have an understanding of trauma therapy. This will be an interactive course with an opportunity for group and individual discussion.

June 2nd 2017
Sign-In Time 8:30 AM Training Time 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM Location 3804 North 9th Avenue, Pensacola, FL Instructor Ray Sizemore, LCSW Cost
In Advance $36.00
At The Door $41.00
Student Cost
In Advance $27.00
At The Door $32.00

Note: This is a free, non-CEU presentation.

Attendees in this presentation will gain an understanding of the benefit that collaborative professionals provide to families going through a divorce. Collaborative law is a unique non-adversarial process that preserves a working relationship between the parties and reduces the emotional and financial toll of litigation.

Collaborative law professionals believe that divorces don’t belong in a courtroom. Couples and families going through a divorce need collaborative professionals who can help them navigate the emotional distress of the separation and facilitate supportive communication between the two parties throughout the process. The presence of a neutral mental health professional (MHP) allows specific couple/family issues to be addressed with an expert who is familiar with the impact of separation and loss, emotional dysfunction, couple/familial communication patterns, and conflict management. Although the MHP does not provide therapy to the parties, the professional will use his or her skills to help manage the emotional impacts and couple/family-specific issues with the parties to help them resolve their differences with the lowest possible emotional and financial impacts to the family.

June 20th 2017
Sign-In Time 5:45 PM Training Time 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Location 3804 North 9th Avenue, Pensacola, FL Instructor John Susko, J.D., MSW; and Elise Lovelace, LMHC, LMFT, CAP Cost
In Advance $0.00
At The Door $0.00
Student Cost
In Advance $0.00
At The Door $0.00