Palmetto Lowcountry Behavioral Health invites you to join your colleagues on Friday, October 2nd from 8:30am to 10:30am to hear Ms. Ciri Colee discuss Counseling with LGBT Clients. Two (2) free CEUs will be offered and a continental breakfast will be served for attendees.
Program Description: This training will provide the helping professional with both insight and education in regard to providing support for LGBT clients. We will begin by exploring the commonalities that LGBT clients share with heterosexual clients. We will also address issues that are unique to LGBT clients. These will include concerns such as the coming out process for gay clients as well as the transitioning process for transgender clients, enforced estrangement from family members, discrimination in the workplace, safety issues in light of violence against LGBT clients, and the new “normal” of gay marital relationships. This training will be an interactive process, and participants are invited and encouraged to ask questions. Participants will be provided with a list of local, affirming resources and referred to relevant reading materials.
Speaker Bio: Ciri Colee is a helping professional with over 30 years of experience. She holds 2 Master’s degrees, the first in Divinity with clinical emphasis from Vanderbilt University and the second in Clinical Counseling from the Citadel. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Addictions Counselor II. Her clinical experience is vast and diverse and includes work at Roper North Treatment Center, MUSC Institute of Psychiatry, We Are Family, St. Thomas Emergency Room, Crisis Call Center in Nashville, Hospice at Charlotte, and the Charleston Center, where she was the Clinical Manager of Adolescent Treatment Services for 8 years and chaired the Clinical Supervision Team. She also has additional training at Jungian workshops in dreamwork, experiential therapies, T’ai Chi, Native American ritual, and movement therapies. Ciri maintains a private practice, Colee Counseling, in downtown Charleston, where she specializes in bereavement, trauma, abuse, relationship issues, LGBT advocacy, anxiety, depression, and inclusive spirituality. She has facilitated local and regional trainings in Basic and Advanced MET as well as in Multicultural Counseling. Her hobbies include guitar and singing. She is married to retired nurse, Lauralee Hansen, and they have two furbabies with whom they gladly share their home and life.
Please join us Friday October 2nd at Palmetto Lowcountry Behavioral Health located at 2777 Speissegger Drive in Charleston. For more information, please contact Kathy McLaurin at 843-747-5830.
Palmetto Lowcountry Behavioral Health invites you to join your colleagues on Friday, September 4th from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. to hear Mr. Edward Johnson discuss The Language of Recovery: Our Words Really do Matter.Two (2) free CEUs will be offered and a continental breakfast will be served for attendees.
Program Description: Substance Use Disorders are chronic medical conditions. Unfortunately, much of the language and treatment concepts currently in use are more shaming and judgmental than medical. These terms and concepts contribute to the stigmatization of substance use disorders and people who have them. This presentation will explore commonly used terms and concepts related to substance use disorders and discuss alternate terms that are more congruent with the constructs of addiction as a chronic medical condition. Additionally, it will explore language and concepts that shift the focus to recovery and away from pathology in dealing with Substance Use Disorders.
Speaker Bio: Ed Johnson obtained a Bachelor’s Degree from Auburn University and a Master’s Degree in Clinical Counseling from the Citadel. Ed is currently the Carolinas and Kentucky Program Manager for the Southeast Addiction Technology Transfer Center (Southeast ATTC) located at the National Center for Primary Care, Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Ga. He has over 25 years of experience providing direct services to individuals with Substance Use Disorders (SUD) and Co-Occurring Disorders. He has provided numerous trainings in the Southeast on Addiction and Recovery, Recovery-Oriented Systems of Care, Professional Ethics, HIV / Addiction, Opioid Dependency / Treatment, issues related to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Individuals and Addiction and Clinical Supervision. Ed is currently credentialed / licensed as a Master Addiction Counselor (MAC), a Certified Addictions Counselor (CACII), and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).
Please join us Friday September 4th at Palmetto Lowcountry Behavioral Health located at 2777 Speissegger Drive in Charleston. For more information, please contact Kathy McLaurin at 843-747-5830.
Palmetto Lowcountry Behavioral Health is a private behavioral health care organization specializing in the treatment of mental health and substance abuse disorders. For more information on our services, click here.
Palmetto Lowcountry Behavioral Health is pleased to announce the monthly Helping Professionals Series will resume August 7th at 8:30 am; a light breakfast will be served. Ms. Faye Whittemore, a Licensed Independent Social Worker and Director of Covenant Counseling Center will be presenting Using the Companioning Model in Grief Therapy. Ms. Whittemore will discuss the grieving process, Tasks of Grief, and how to address the pain of loss in order to move towards a more fulfilling life.
Palmetto Lowcountry Behavioral Health would like to welcome you to join us at 2777 Speissegger Drive in Charleston for this engaging presentation. Two (2) CEUs will be offered. If there are any questions, please contact Kathy McLaurin at 843-747-5830.