2016 NCFADS Winter School: February 14-17

Save the Date for the 2016 NCFADS Winter School!

This year, we are honored to welcome editor and author, Dr. Robert J. Ackerman and Clinical Director Dr. Philip Hemphill to our national recognized faculty line-up.

Dr. Robert J. Ackerman

AckermanDr. Robert J. Ackerman is Professor Emeritus from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and the previous Director of the Mid-Atlantic Addiction Research and Training Institute. He is co-founder of the National Association for Children of Alcoholics. Currently, he is the Editor of Counselor: The Magazine for Addiction and Behavioral Health Professionals.

As an author he has published numerous articles and research findings and is best known for writing the first book in the United States on children of alcoholics. Twelve books later, many television appearances, and countless speaking engagements he has become internationally known for his work with families and children of all ages. His books have been translated into thirteen languages.

He has served on many advisory boards and has worked with the National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse, and the U.S. Department of Education. He served on the White House Task Force on Resiliency and At-Risk-Youth.

He is the recipient of many awards including the Distinguished Alumni Awards from Western Michigan University, the University of Northern Colorado, and Louisiana State University, the 2006 Special Recognition Award from the U.S. Journal of Alcohol & Drug Dependence, the 2008 Father Martin Appreciation Award and the 2014 Professor of the Year from the University of South Carolina, Beaufort. He is a veteran of numerous TV appearances and his work has been featured on CNN Headline News, the New York Times, the Today Show, USA Today newspaper, Newsweek Magazine, Oprah, and other social media.


Philip HemphillPhilip Hemphill, Ph.D., LCSW

Dr. Hemphill is the Chief Clinical Officer of Lakeview Health, a premier addiction treatment facility. He is responsible for the planning, organizing, implementing and directing of the company’s behavioral health and clinical services incorporating cost effective methodologies while ensuring the clinical quality of those served.

As a member of the Lakeview Health Executive Leadership team, he works collaboratively with medical, clinical, and nursing staff leaders in decision-making structures and processes.

In 2013, Dr. Hemphill co-authored Taming Disruptive Behavior published by the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE.) A 25-year veteran of the addiction and behavioral health field, Dr. Hemphill presents papers and facilitates workshops at local, regional and national conferences and has published articles in the field of trauma, personality disorders, and addictions.

With two advanced degrees from Tulane University, he also holds an adjunct professorship at Tulane University School of Social Work and LSU Health Sciences Center, Department of Psychiatry.

Be sure to join us for the festivities as we celebrate our 40th Anniversary throughout our Winter and Summer Schools.

Scholarship Applications will be accepted in October.  Registration opens early November.