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Pre-Registration fees are due by March 4th, 2016

Registration for both days:

PARC members: $70.00*

Nonmember: $100.00*

Student member: $30.00*

Registration for one day only:

March 17th $55.00*

March 18th $20.00

Exhibit Booth: $100.00

*Includes Friday Banquet Lunch
Registration at the door will be an additional $5.00.
Make checks out to PARC and send to:

Dr. Lloyd Goodwin


Health Sciences Bldg., mail stop 677


Addictions & Rehabilitation Studies

Greenville, NC 27858-4353

252-744-6292 or E-mail: goodwinl@.ecu.edu

Credits: Ten (10) credits (1.5 ethics specific credits; 3.0 HIV/AIDS specific credits) for LPC, CRC, CSAC, LCAS
Conference Site:

Inn at Pine Knoll Shores, Atlantic Beach, NC

511 Salter Path Road, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512

www.clamdiggerinn.com OR (252) 247-4155
Conference attendees will be granted the ‘state rate’ for hotel accommodations. Room requests must be done via phone to receive this discounted rate.

PARC is a professional association of clinical substance abuse, mental health, and rehabilitation counselors/psychotherapists. Membership is open to professionals in a mental health discipline as well as counselors-in-training. Professional member annual dues are $30. Student annual dues are $15. For membership materials, please go online at www.nationalparc.org or contact Lloyd Goodwin.


East Carolina University

Allied Health –Addictions & Rehabilitation Studies

Greenville, NC 27858-4353



Professional Association




Rehabilitation Counselors
2017 Annual Conference

Multicultural Issues in Addictions & Rehabilitation Counseling
March 17-18th, 2017

The Inn at Pine Knoll Shores

Clam Digger Inn”

Atlantic Beach, NC

Morgan Givens

Morgan Givens is a storyteller/spoken-word artist, in Washington, D.C. He has told his true stories to audiences ranging from 50 to sold-out crowds of 1,200. He has been featured in The Washington Post and his work was chosen as one of the 8 best stories of 2015 for Story District's Top Shelf & he's in the running for 2016 too! His work explores the intricacies of race, gender, and the beautiful wonder of words and their power to move and transform the hearts of those who hear them.

Thomas ‘Tab’ Ballis, MSW, LCSW, LCAS, CCS

is in private practice at Insight Wellness Services, in Wilmington, NC. He is a faculty member of the University of North Carolina Wilmington School of Social Work. He studied structural/strategic family systems therapy with nationally known expert, John T. Edwards, PhD, assisting Dr. Edwards with training and development of professional education materials, currently serving on the board of the John T. Edwards Foundation www.foundationplace.org.

Peter Eischens, MS, CRC

Mr. Eischens is a doctoral student at East Carolina University in the Rehabilitation Counseling and Administration program. He earned a MS in Counseling Psychology, with an emphasis in rehabilitation, at St. Cloud State University. As the graduate assistant for the LGBT Resource Center at St. Cloud State University, Peter has spoken in over 100 classrooms on LGBT issues and has trained hundreds of counselors, on working with clients who identify as LGBT+.

Sherra’ White, PhD, LPC, LCAS, CRC, CSI

Dr. White is the Psychosocial Manager for Non-Malignant Hematology at the Levine Cancer Institute. She has nine years of teaching experience ranging from public education, community colleges and four-year institutions. Additionally, Dr. White is an experienced psychotherapist whom specializes in child and adolescent behavioral therapy, relationship counseling, identity issues, addiction counseling, career counseling, and counselor training & supervision.

Friday, March 17th

8:00 – 8:45am Conference Registration

8:45 – 9:00am Welcome & Opening Remarks

Marie Agius, President PARC

9:00 – 10:30am

Diversity & Family Systems in Addictions & Rehabilitation Counseling (Ballis)

  • Needs Assessment, Diversity in families

  • Family Constellations, LGBT families

  • Family Dynamics

10:30 – 10:45am Break

10:45 – 12:15pm ((Ballis, cont.)

  • Family engagement & strategies

  • John T. Edwards’ Model

  • Family Drawings, C-3 Diversity

12:15 – 1:45pm...... Lunch

12:30-1:30pm (Lunch keynote)

Current Trends in Addictions, Mental Health & Rehabilitation Counseling (Atherton)

1:45 – 3:15pm

Counseling LGBT/Queer Individuals in Addictions & Rehabilitation Settings (Eischens)

  • Terminology & Basic concepts of LGBT

  • Current clinical issues

3:15 – 3:30pm Break

3:30 – 5:00pm (Eischens, cont.)

  • LGBTQ Clinical Issues and disparities

  • Evaluating personal bias

Saturday, March 18th

8:00 – 8:20am Conference Registration

8:20 – 8:30am Announcements

8:30 – 10:00am

Ethics in Disaster/Crisis Work (White)

  • Current status of HIV/AIDS epidemic

  • HIV/AIDS & the LGBTQIA community

10:00 – 10:15am Break

10:15 – 11:45pm (White, cont.)

  • Ethics for counseling individuals with HIV/AIDS using 2014 ACA Code of Ethics

11:45 – 12:00pm…Closing Remarks & Evaluation

Conference Learning Objectives
By the end of the workshop participants will be able to:

  • Describe approaches to family systems counseling from a multicultural perspective

  • Practice John T Edwards’ model and associated interventions

  • Discuss the role of sexual orientation and gender identity in the counseling process

  • Appraise conscious & unconscious biases about LGBT/Queer people

  • Describe basic medical facts related to HIV infection and disease progression for individuals with Addictions & Rehabilitation concerns

  • Understand the current status of HIV/AIDS epidemic in the USA

  • Demonstrate knowledge of ethical principles associated with counseling individuals with HIV/AIDS using 2014 ACA Code of Ethics.

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