Addiction and Recovery Counseling Live Online Webinars

This is a series of 6 Workshops for those who work with Addiction and Recovery, Clients who suffer with SUD and other Mental Health conditions. These workshops fit some of the individual stand-alone requirements for those seeking certification as a substance abuse counselor. The workshops are also appropriate for those who need recertification/renewal hours.

6 CE Hours per workshop approved by Georgia Society of Clinical Social Workers (GSCSW) and accepted by the GA Composite Board.
Training begins:
9:00 am
Class ends:
3:30 pm
Location:
ZOOM - Live Webinar

There will be a 30-minute break for lunch.


Each session cost $75, or $400 for all 6 combined.

Presenter: Kelly Michael Moselle, MA, MS, CADC II, ICADC, E-CADC, MATS, CAMS II

Kelly has worked in the field of addiction and recovery since 2008. He currently works in private practice, and has offered groups in codependency, managing recovery, anger management and clinical supervision. Most recently, Kelly was honored as the inaugural recipient of Caron’s 2019 Educational Excellence Award for demonstrating exceptional wisdom and leadership in supporting and embracing programs that educate students, families and communities in the awareness of substance use disorders.
Kelly served as the Executive Director for many years at ADACBGA, the largest addiction certification board in Georgia. Kelly has helped to create many unique treatment and recovery-oriented systems of care, including serving as program director and clinical director in a variety of treatment settings. Prior to working with those seeking recovery from substance use disorders, Kelly worked in higher education for over 16 years, where he focused upon learning outside the traditional classroom; giving back to the community, building civic and social responsibility, and developing the whole person.
Kelly brings this same passion to working with people in early recovery. As an introduction to serving others struggling with addiction, Kelly worked in the residential recovery field, helping young adults discover their path in sobriety. Whether supervising professional staff, building recovery coalitions, or working directly with individuals, his dedication is to creating the optimal recovery experience for each person.
A man with a mission, Kelly loves to travel, volunteers locally and has engaged in service internationally. He has embarked on several mission trips to Tanzania, Africa to aid those living with HIV, to help empower women and to provide education on addiction. Locally, Kelly serves in a variety of capacities on the following boards: Southeastern Institute on Chemical Dependency, Southeastern PLA, Georgia School of Addiction Studies, Annual Rural HIV Research and Training Conference – Planning Committee and as co-chair of the IC&RC ADC Committee.
Kelly earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Syracuse University, a Master’s Degree in Education from the State University of New York at Potsdam and a Master’s Degree in Higher Education Administration from Syracuse University. Kelly lives in Decatur, GA with his partner, four dogs and two cats.


Thursday, April 2, 2020

Telemental Health 101 for Addiction Counselors

This workshop is designed to help you ease into understanding the basics of telemental health as an addiction counselor. This workshop will examine the basics of telemental health from informed consent to intake and termination. This workshop will share platforms and delivery methods for telemental health as well as obtaining certification in neighboring states. This workshop is designed for the practitioner who is open to considering the use of telemental health and in hearing how it could benefit the current work they do in an ethical and legal way.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to summarize what constitutes telemental health in Georgia.
  2. Participants will be able to discuss the benefits and challenges in utilizing telemental health platforms as a means of delivering counseling.
  3. Participants will be able to describe what constitutes telesupervision in Georgia.
  4. Participants will discuss legal and ethical concerns that arise in telemental health.
  5. Participants be able to compare platforms and other methods of telemental health.
  6. Participants will discuss how to assess the appropriateness of a client for use of a telemental health platform.

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Only Men, Women and Children Get AIDS, A Training

The program is an interactive mix of lecture and audience participation. It seeks to update professionals across all areas on the ever changing epidemic of HIV and AIDS. This work will approach the most recent medical information with the latest prevention models for a variety of populations, and share information regarding HIV Testing.
The presentation also discusses the intersection of substance use disorders and HIV. Multiple risk factors will also be discussed. The course will also share the Atlanta and State of Georgia state of HIV and AIDS, management of cases and new infections.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will complete the course with a basic understanding of HIV.
  2. Participants will complete the course with a firm knowledge of legal confidentiality with regards to HIV/AIDS and other legal protections.
  3. Participants will understand the implications and limitations of HIV testing.
  4. Participants will complete the course with a basic understanding of the societal impact of the disease.
  5. Participants will be able to identify risk factors faced by those with substance abuse disorders.
  6. Participants will be able to detail the numbers of current and new HIV cases in the state of Georgia and explain why it is important for addiction counselors to have a firm understanding of HIV/AIDS and HIV/AIDS resources.

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Engaging Recovery Through Medication Assisted Treatment

This workshop will focus upon Addiction and utilizing MAT as part of the recovery process for those struggling with Opioid, Opiate or Alcohol addictions. Focus will be upon the three classes of medications used to treat addiction: Agonists, Partial Agonists and Antagonists.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to discuss the concept of “addiction as a brain disease”.
  2. Participants will be able to demonstrate how substances interact with the brain.
  3. Participants will understand the uses of medications in the treatment of addiction.
  4. Participants will be able to define the role of MAT as part of a comprehensive treatment plan.
  5. Participants will be able to describe the particular uses of Agonists, Partial Agonists and Antagonists.
  6. Participants will be able to explain the differences between Agonists, Partial Agonists and Antagonists.

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Trauma-Informed Care for Addiction Counselors

Together we will make several connections between trauma and addiction, from the neurological underpinnings to the therapeutic principles and strategies that apply to the healing and recovery process. Since research shows that approx. 70% of patients seeking substance abuse treatment have a history of trauma exposure it is imperative to be clinically making the connection.
Trauma Informed Care is a collection of approaches that combines the knowledge of trauma and how to address the symptoms of the trauma. These approaches are not designed for the treatment of the trauma but rather for assistance in managing symptoms and reducing the likelihood of re-traumatization. Therefore, Trauma Informed Care is appropriate for a range of practitioners to utilize in a variety of clinical settings.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to describe what trauma is and how it impacts the brain and life functioning.
  2. Participants will be able to discuss practical strategies for applying trauma-informed knowledge and care.
  3. Participants will be able to identify the importance of relationships.
  4. Participants will be able to promote understanding of symptoms from a strengths-based approach.
  5. Participants will be able to minimize the risk of re-traumatizing clients.
  6. Participants will be able to both offer and identify supports that are trauma informed.

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Understanding and Applying Ethical Standards for Addiction Counselors

Guidance for addiction counselors in understanding and applying ethical standards filled with proven strategies to help you examine your current practice for ethical snags and refresh your ethical thinking, Ethics for Addiction Professionals leads you in examining, building, and rebuilding aspects of your ethical practice with the goal of helping you become the strongest clinician possible—ethically speaking. This workshop examines real-life examples of ethical issues in clinical practice and illustrates potential pitfalls and the actions needed when faced with dilemmas. Helping addiction counselors learn how to deal with and apply ethical standards, this workshop will explores the gray area of common dilemmas and provides guidelines on how to determine the best course of action when the best course is unclear.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to describe the relevant code of ethics to their practice.
  2. Participants will be able to protect the client and clinical information.
  3. Participants will be able to detail why ethics are interesting, at work and why they are necessary.
  4. Participants will be able to identify the four best keys to building an ethical practice and how to apply them.
  5. Participants will be able to promote the ethical principles of addiction counseling.
  6. Participants will be able to minimize the common pitfalls and will learn how to address them.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Cultural Competency Training for Health Care Professionals

This workshop focuses on skills and knowledge to value diversity, understand and respond to cultural differences, and increase awareness of providers’ and care organization’s cultural norms. This workshop will also discuss intercultural communication skills, exploration of potential barriers to care, and institution of policies that are sensitive to the needs of clients from culturally diverse backgrounds. The purpose of this training is to pull together cultural competency concepts to provide participants with a toolbox of tips, techniques, ideas, and critical insights so that they can incorporate inclusive practices into work. Participants will understand that cultural competency is a never-ending journey requiring continuous learning and a commitment to strengthening their understanding for serving all.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will have an increased cultural understanding and skills.
  2. Participants will be able to define race, ethnicity and culture.
  3. Participants will understand stereotyping and its harmful potential.
  4. Participants will be able to describe some of the disparities in access to healthcare by some segments of our population and steps to try to remediate that in our own practices.

Meet the Staff


Randy Eberhard CADC-T

Randy Eberhard is a Recovery and Family Pastoral Counselor in Atlanta, Georgia. He has also worked with Young Life for the past 28 years, most recently serving as the Senior Area Director. Randy studied psychology at the Mercer University and is pursuing training to become a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor through the IC-RC international certification board.

Randy has worked with countless adolescents and their families with an emphasis on addiction and recovery. He has been a featured speaker to a variety of organizations, schools, and churches throughout the Atlanta area. Randy received training in family recovery, orientation and regeneration through various organizations, including No Longer Bound in Cumming, Georgia and The Waypoint Center in Dahlonega, Georgia. In his ministry, Randy focuses on conflict resolution, relapse prevention, as well as general issues involving substance abuse and addiction to encourage and inspire his clients in their recovery. He also walks with families as they face conflict and grief.


Kelly Michael Moselle MA, MS, CAMS II

Kelly has worked in the field of addiction and recovery since 2008. He currently works in private practice, and has offered groups in codependency, managing recovery, anger management and clinical supervision. Most recently, Kelly was honored as the recipient of Caron’s 2019 Educational Excellence Award for demonstrating exceptional wisdom and leadership in supporting and embracing programs that educate students, families and communities in the awareness of substance use disorders

Kelly served as the Executive Director for many years at ADACBGA, the largest addiction certification board in Georgia. Kelly has helped to create many unique treatment and recovery-oriented systems of care, including serving as program director and clinical director in a variety of treatment settings. Prior to working with those seeking recovery from substance use disorders, Kelly worked in higher education for over 16 years, where he focused upon learning outside the traditional classroom; giving back to the community, building civic and social responsibility, and developing the whole person.

Kelly brings this same passion to working with people in early recovery. As an introduction to serving others struggling with addiction, Kelly worked in the residential recovery field, helping young adults discover their path in sobriety. Whether supervising professional staff, building recovery coalitions, or working directly with individuals, his dedication is to creating the optimal recovery experience for each person.

A man with a mission, Kelly loves to travel, volunteers locally and has engaged in service internationally. He has embarked on several mission trips to Tanzania, Africa to aid those living with HIV, to help empower women and to provide education on addiction. Locally, Kelly serves in a variety of capacities on the following boards: Southeastern Institute on Chemical Dependency, Southeastern PLA, Georgia School of Addiction Studies, Annual Rural HIV Research and Training Conference - Planning Committee and as co-chair of the IC&RC ADC Committee.

Kelly earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Syracuse University, a Master’s Degree in Education from the State University of New York at Potsdam and a Master’s Degree in Higher Education Administration from Syracuse University.

Kelly lives in Decatur, GA with his partner, four dogs and two cats.


Brian Archipley CADC-T

Brian’s interest in working with others came at an early age. At 22, he enrolled in an esoteric healing certification program to begin formally learning how to cultivate his ability to heal others from pain and provide them with spiritual guidance and insight. He was so enthusiastic about the blossoming of his talents in this arena, he pursued certification to the highest level possible at that time: He quickly realized that he wanted to pursue religious education and spiritual practices at a higher level and subsequently entered seminary at Sancta Sophia Seminary in Talaquah Oklahoma, an interfaith Christian based program, specializing in preparing individuals to receive ordination as ministers through Light of Christ community church. This process of discipleship brought forth the necessary classes and practicums to refine and hone pastoral counseling and healing skills. Brian ultimately received a Masters degree in Spirituality and was ordained as a minister in the name of Christ. He brought his ministry to the business world and worked in that arena for many years. While working in big business he realized that his favorite part of the job was connecting in small ways with his associates and assisting with with personal and professional issues whenever possible during the course of daily corporate life. This passion encouraged him to enroll in a second Masters degree, specializing in addiction studies and therapeutic counseling. This degree allows him to work toward being a licensed professional counselor (LPC). Brian interned at the Carter Treatment Center in Cumming Georgia and was employed there as a certified intensive outpatient addictions counselor. He is in his second year of supervision as he pursues the LPC, and is excited about bringing his experience and skills to those in need of help. He intends to help his clients and their families to learn about, and successfully navigate life issues relating to addiction, co-dependence, grief, trauma, and family based issues. He waits with a joyful heart to serve those seeking assistance with life challenges in the Greater Atlanta area.





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