Conferences

Adult Mental Health First Aid USA

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Hospital Authority of Miller County
Colquitt, GA

Thursday, August 29, 2019 | 8:00AM – 5:00PM

REGISTER HERE

The Community Should Attend for An Opportunity to:

  • Learn to recognize mental health crises in adult and provide support
  • Receive Adult Mental Health First Aider status that is valid for three years

What is Adult Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)?

  • Adult MHFA is an 8-hour training to give individuals knowledge and tools to recognize mental health issues and provide support, specifically to adults. Similar to CPR, this training prepares a person with no clinical training to assist an adult going through a mental health crisis. Participants will learn risk factors and warning signs of mental illnesses and addictions as well as the five-step MHFA Action Plan (ALGEE) to assist someone to seek the appropriate professional help and other supports. This interactive course is taught through the use of modeling, group discussions, personal reflection, partner activities, and role-playing.

Speakers

  • Kay Brooks-Hatfield, EdD, LPC
  • Paula Bryant, EdD, RN

Partners

  • Georgia Southwestern State University
  • National Council for Behavioral Health
  • Aspire Behavioral Health & Developmental Disability Services
  • Southwest Georgia Area Health Education Center

Adult Mental Health First Aid USA 

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Andrew College
Cuthbert, GA

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 | 8:00AM – 5:00PM

REGISTER HERE

The Community Should Attend for An Opportunity to:

  • Learn to recognize mental health crises in adult and provide support
  • Receive Adult Mental Health First Aider status that is valid for three years

What is Adult Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)?

  • Adult MHFA is an 8-hour training to give individuals knowledge and tools to recognize mental health issues and provide support, specifically to adults. Similar to CPR, this training prepares a person with no clinical training to assist an adult going through a mental health crisis. Participants will learn risk factors and warning signs of mental illnesses and addictions as well as the five-step MHFA Action Plan (ALGEE) to assist someone to seek the appropriate professional help and other supports. This interactive course is taught through the use of modeling, group discussions, personal reflection, partner activities, and role-playing.

Speakers

  • Kay Brooks-Hatfield, EdD, LPC
  • Paula Bryant, EdD, RN

Partners

  • Georgia Southwestern State University
  • National Council for Behavioral Health
  • Aspire Behavioral Health & Developmental Disability Services
  • Southwest Georgia Area Health Education Center

Southwest Georgia Behavioral Health Conference
Fall 2019: Professional Ethics & Standards 

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Commodore Conyers College and Career Academy
Albany, GA

Friday, October 11, 2019 | 8:30AM – 5:00PM

REGISTRATION FEE:  $95  |  REGISTER HERE

Objectives/Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the principles behind the Code of Ethics.
  • Understand the nature of the counseling relationship and corresponding ethical obligations.
  • Understand your ethical responsibility relating to peers and society.
  • Understand that the goal of treatment services is to nurture and support the development of a relationship of equals of individuals to ensure protection and fairness of all parties.
  • Understand the professional recognizes the need for ongoing education as a component of professional competency and development.
  • Uphold the legal and ethical standards of the profession by being fully cognizant of all federal and state laws that govern your practice.
  • Demonstrate objectivity and integrity and maintain the highest standards in the services provided.

    CE Credit:

    • LPCA: 6 ETHICS contact hours of continuing education have been approved by the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia (LPCA CE Approval # 8405-19). ADACB-GA Approval # 18-12-28-1145 No partial credit offered.
    • The Georgia Board of Nursing deems Southwest Georgia Area Health Education Center (SOWEGA-AHEC) as an approved provider for continuing education (CE). This CE activity awards 6.0 hours towards the continuing education competency requirement for Georgia Nursing Licensure renewal. No partial credit offered. Activity # 2019-05.

    Speaker:

    • Sandra Charles, MS, MAC, CCS, ICADC II, CAMS II, DOT-SAP
      Community Oasis Counseling & Training, LLC