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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 ANNUAL
Rehabilitation Counselors 2017 Annual Conference
Multicultural Issues in Addictions & Rehabilitation Counseling March 17-18th, 2017
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.
Presenters 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)