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      Black History Month Behavioral Health 1-Day CE Conference in Augusta


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      February 28, 2020

      Friday   8:00 AM

      1065 Stevens Creek Road
      Augusta, Georgia 30907

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      Black History Month Behavioral Health 1-Day CE Conference

      Conference Description:    Registration Opens: 7:15 am     Conference Time: 8:00 am-5:30 pm This conference is in observance of Black History Month. The focus will be geared towards better educating behavioral health professionals, who work with the African-American population to include males, females, youth and the LGBTQ community. This one day conference will also serve as a resource for professional networking as we assist one another in our effort in providing effective counseling and treatment for our African-American clients. Presenters for this conference all well qualified and credential in their subject area. 8 CEs will be applied to the following association/boards: LPCAGA, NASWGA, ADACBGA & GACA. All behavioral health professionals are welcomed and encouraged to attend this conference as we bridge the gap in multicultural and diversity for a better tomorrow. *Participant must be present for all segments to recieve all 8 CE credits, late comers will only recieve attended CEs. Please see learning objectives: Conference Includes: 8 CEs,  Lunch, door prizes and so much more! Bonus Networking Mixer: 8:00 pm- 10:00 pm (for conference participants only) Conference Presenters: Sandra V. Phillips, CADCII, SAP, LPC, NCC, CPCS               Augusta, Georgia Dr. Gary Byrd, MAC, CAMS   (Keynote Speaker)                    Marietta, Georgia Gena Golden, LCSW                                                               Atlanta, Georgia Andrea Elam, LPC, CPCS                                                       Savannah, Georgia  Evanye Lawson, MA, LPC                                                        Decatur, Georgia Robert Sanders, LPC, MAC, CJSOC, CPCS                           Augusta, Georgia Theme:The Black Experience in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counseling Learning Objectives: Participants will gain knowledge of African-American pioneers, who greatly influenced the field of Psychology and Counseling. Participants will learn the importance of multicultural and diversity training for specialized populations such as African-Americans for effective, beneficial and positive therapeutic process. Participants will gain knowledge of the African-American History and Culture. Participants will gain insight on how being aware of one’s own personal bias and prejudices can affect the counseling process with African-Americans. Participants will gain knowledge on skills, strategies, and approaches for developing counseling theories and styles to best meet the needs of their African-American male, female, youth, LGBTQ and addiction clients. Participant will gain understanding regarding African-Americans and the stigma associated with mental health and substance abuse treatment, which present challenges and barriers to obtaining behavioral health services.

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