SCAADAC Virtual: Experience of Treatment & Recovery
Launches December 7 and 8 and available through January 10, 2021
Continuing Education Hours:
10 Available for Addictions Counselors, Professional Counselors, Peer Support & Recovery Specialists, Social Workers, and Family Therapists
9:00-10:30 AM Ethics – Navigating the Minefield of Compassionate Care, James Campbell
10:45-12:15 Ethics Application for Clinical Practice, James Campbell
2:00-3:30 Supervision, Nicole Deems
3:45-5:15 Trauma Informed Care in Peer Recovery, Michael Crouch, Lyndsay Collins
9:00-10:30 AM Social Justice Implications, Jenniffer Weller-White
11:00-12:00 Alternate Peer Groups in Adolescent Recovery, Hunter Welch
1:00-2:30 PM Supervision of Peer Support Specialists, Ed Johnson
About the Speakers
James E. Campbell, LPC MAC, AADC(CACII), LAC, has been working professionally in the human services field for over twenty-five years in a wide range of clinical programs. His passion is helping individuals, families, and relationships to heal and assisting them in building on the strengths they possess. James is a member of NAADAC and ACA and serves as the current President of APSC/SCAADAC, the Director and Lead Trainer of Family Excellence Institute, LLC, the Training and Technical Manager for Southeast Addiction Technology Transfer Center, an adjunct professor, and a nationally recognized author and speaker.
Lyndsay K Collins, M.A, NCC, LPC-A, began doing trauma work at the beginning of 2017 by volunteering with a local non-profit that fights human trafficking and sexual exploitation in the upstate South Carolina. Lyndsay entered a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Colorado Christian University as part of an online cohort in March of 2017. During the final year of her master’s program, she interned at a child advocacy and sexual assault center providing trauma-informed counseling for children and adults. During this time, Lyndsay received training in Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR). She also received training in Motivational Interviewing (MI). Lyndsay started a new job in September of 2019 with the same anti-trafficking organization she had been volunteering with previously. Through that work, she began to see the connection between substance use and trauma. She completed her Master’s in October of 2019 and received her license as a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in April of this year. She now provides equine therapy for children with trauma in Wellford South Carolina and bilingual trauma therapy for adults and children in Greenville South Carolina. Lyndsay believes that we have all experienced something traumatic in our lives, but she also believes healing is possible.
Michael W Crouch, NCPRSS, AA, is both a National Certified Peer Recovery Support Specialist (NAADAC) and a State Certified Peer Recovery Specialist (APSC). Michael is currently working at Behavioral Health Services of Pickens County serving individuals living with and in recovery from substance use disorders. Michael is a person in long-term recovery from problematic Opioid and Sedative use and has sustained remission since 2013. On December 14th Michael will begin working for FAVOR Greenville providing peer recovery services in Oconee County, South Carolina under a grant obtained by Prisma Health from the Bureau of Justice Assistance. Michael is also a board member of Challenges Inc, an organization that provides evidence-based harm reduction supplies to people using substances. Michael is a graduate of Tri-County Technical College where he received an Associate in Arts. Michael is currently enrolled in a Human Services Behavioral Health Bachelors program at Anderson University. Michael is passionate about advocating for those who have been marginalized by society due to stigma. Michael is a strong believer in the concept of multiple pathways of recovery and person-centered trauma-informed approaches to treating substance use disorders and other mental health conditions.
Nicole S. Deems, Ed.S., LMFT, CCS, RYT was raised in North Carolina and received an undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of South Carolina where she returned for a graduate degree in counselor education, specializing in marriage and family therapy. Nicole has worked with LRADAC, one of the leading substance use treatment centers in the Midlands of South Carolina, since 2006 and in private practice. Nicole’s clinical experience has been in providing treatment services to children, adolescents, adults, and families in areas related to general mental health, substance use disorders, trauma, and family systems. Nicole also currently provides training and clinical supervision. She is passionate about health and wellness and believes that healing occurs best with connection and intention. She is trained as a 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher as a way to incorporate wellness into treatment. Nicole sees her work as improving the lives of individuals and as well as building stronger, healthier communities.
Ed Johnson, LPC, MAC, AADC(CACII), is a past president of SCAADAC. He is currently a Program Manager for Southeast ATTC. He obtained a bachelor’s degree from Auburn University and a master’s degree in clinical counseling from the Citadel. He has provided numerous trainings in South Carolina on HIV/addiction, opioid dependency/treatment, and issues related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Individuals and addiction.
Hunter Welch is the Community Outreach Coordinator at The Courage Center, a Recovery Community Organization located in Lexington and focusing on adolescents ages 15-18.
Jenniffer Weller-White LISW-CP, LAC, CS, NCAAC, MAC is a Clinical Social Work/Therapist, who has been working with children, adolescents, adults, and families for 9 years. Her focus is to help others overcome personal obstacles and live authentically. Jennifer has experience working with substance use disorders, mood disorders, trauma, grief/loss, developmental parenting, navigation of developmental stages, and family systems. She loves working with young adults, adults, and families who are struggling with their current life situations and mental health. Jennifer enjoys supporting the therapeutic needs of counselors and others in the helping profession.