Facilitator: Greg K.
Description: This session will focus on “Understanding Anonymity and Misconceptions”. How does one maintain their own recovery while working in the recovery field and problems they may have encountered? Attendees in recovery share information and learn from each others’ experiences. A primary purpose of the meeting is to share personal experiences as well as up to date and useful information to help those in recovery. (Only NCSAPPB credit available for this session – NO other credit available)
Presenter: Betsy Rhodes, BA
Description: Betsy Rhodes, the North Carolina area director for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, learned about SUD & suicide through two family tragedies. She also learned that suicide is preventable. Betsy will share her personal journey, and also present TALK SAVES LIVES, a community-based presentation that covers the general scope of suicide, the research on prevention, and what people can do to fight suicide. Attendees will learn the risk factors and warning signs of suicide, and how together, we can help prevent it.
Facilitator: Cameron L.
Description: This session will focus on: What is Narcotics Anonymous? How you can reach us. What we can do to help. A couple of us will give our experience of strength and hope.
(Only NCSAPPB credit available for this session – NO other credit available)
Facilitator: Geri Miller, PhD
Description: Because addicted clients need as many recovery alternatives as possible, this session will focus on five abstinent-based 12-Step Alternative Groups: Women for Sobriety; 16 Steps, Rational Recovery; Secular Organizations for Sobriety; Self-Management and Recovery Training (SMART). An overview for each group will be provided. This overview will include: basic concepts; use in counseling; strengths; spiritual/religious dimension; limitations; and accessibility. Experiential exercises (role play, case studies) will be used to assist counselors in applying this information to their specific population.
Presenter: Ed Johnson, M.Ed., MAC, LPC, CCS
Description: Coming Out for Lesbian and Gay individuals is unique to each individual. It is also unique to their families. This movie explores the Coming Out process from the family perspective. The movie focuses on the journey of six families from different cultural and faith backgrounds as they come to terms with their child’s sexual orientation. It also discusses how they reconcile their faith communities’ position on sexual orientation with the love they have for their child.