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LPCA in Augusta: Trainings and Townhall
Friday, June 10, 2022, 8:00 AM - 4:15 PM EDT
Category: LPCA Sponsored NBCC approved

LPCA in Augusta:   Trainings and Townhall Event   REGISTER HERE

The 3.0 CE Hour Workshop and Luncheon is $34 for LPCA Members and $59 for Non-Members.  The afternoon CE Events are Free for everyone. You will be able to register for events independently below.  Registration is required for all events. Since this is a "Live, In-Person" event, seats will be limited.

This is a live in-person event

Date:  Friday, June 10, 2022 

Location:   Hilton Garden Inn, 1065 Stevens Creek Road, Augusta, Georgia 30907

8:00 AM      Check-In, Breakfast and Networking

Breakfast is Sponsored by Anchor Hospital

9:00 AM             

9:00 AM A Social Justice Pandemic: Addressing Race, Identity and Privilege in Counseling  (3.0 Ethics CE Hours)

COVID-19 does not discriminate, it exposes what is wrong and right in how different societies are organized and structured. As a result, health inequities have been exacerbated by this pandemic. We may all be in the same storm, but everyone is not in the same boat. It is clear that many are impacted by the pandemic, evidence continues to grow that BIPOC (Black Indigenous, People of Color may be at higher risk. Inequities in the social determinants of health, such as poverty and healthcare access, may further contribute to the effect of the pandemic on these groups. Mounting evidence shows that COVID-19 puts a disproportionate burden on these communities and places them at higher risk of hospitalization and death. Furthermore, people of color are more likely to work in service industries and other jobs that are not amenable to working from home. Their anxiety of contracting COVID 19 continues to create additional stress. It begs the question: How do we create prevention strategies and messages tailored for the most disadvantaged and least privileged?

Presented by: Dr. Candice F Norris-Brown ,PhD, NCC, LPC, ACS and Dr. Natasha Moon, NCC, LPC, ACS, CCMHC

12:15 Lunch Sponsored by Bluff

1:00 PM  1013:  What's the Emergency? (1.5 Ethics CE Hour)

Learning to assess mental health emergencies and intervene appropriately during a crisis can prevent a patient from following thorough with the threat of harm to self or others. School Counselors, Licensed Professional Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Workers and others often encounter people under the influence of a mood altering substance or violent person. Police Officers, Sheriffs and State Patrol Officers often will encounter individuals with unusual/bizarre behavior or under the influence of drugs and alcohol. Learning to identify a crisis and to be able to navigate the mental health system is critical to the care of the patient and ensures the safety of the people around the patient.

This seminar will include tips on assessing mental health emergencies.  The participant will learn how to conduct a suicide and homicide risk assessment, conduct a mental status exam and a substance abuse evaluation.  There will also be a discussion of the common diagnosis for people presenting in the emergency room in crisis and the types of psychotropic medications commonly used for these diagnosis.  Other topics will include ethical issues related to the care of the patient while in the emergency room, duty of warn (if any for your state) according to the law of the state and the Tarasoff court case (The original 1974 decision mandated warning the threatened individual, but a 1976 rehearing of the case by the California Supreme Court called for a "duty to protect" the intended victim.)The discussion will also include involuntary commitment, what treatment looks like (inpatient/outpatient) and some discussion around insurance.

Presented by Mamie Jones, M.A., LPC, MFT, PhD – Candidate

2:45 PM Advocacy for Our Profession (1.5 Ethics CE Hour)

Presented by Johnnie L Jenkins, III LPC, CPCS, RPT-S

Presenter Bio:  Mr. Johnnie L Jenkins, III LPC, CPCS, RPT-S, Mr. Jenkins is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor, and Certified Professional Clinical Supervisor in Georgia with more than 20 years’ experience.  Mr. Jenkins’ private practice experience includes working with families. He holds memberships in the American Counseling Association, the Association for Play Therapy, the Licensed Professional Counselor Association of Georgia, and the Georgia Association for Play Therapy. He holds the following degrees: Bachelor of Science in Biology from Mercer University in Macon, GA and a Master of Arts Degree in Psychology from the Georgia School of Professional Psychology.  Mr. Jenkins was an adjunct at Argosy University Atlanta teaching classes in Play therapy, Child and Adolescent Counseling, Family and Couples Counseling, and Practicum and Supervision.  He was also Chair of the Human Services Department. Mr. Jenkins is currently pursuing a PhD in Public Policy from Walden University.

 Mamie Jones, M.A., LPC, MFT, PhD – Candidate, has over 10 years of experience working in emergency medicine.  She is an active Board Member for the Licensed Counseling Association of Georgia and was instrumental in lobbying for the right of LPC’s in Georgia to author a (1013/involuntary hold).   She serves on the Advisory Board at Clark Atlanta University and was instrumental in getting students involved in the LPCA Student Affiliate Organization.   Ms. Jones is an LPCA mentor and LPC Licensure Application Consultant.  Ms. Jones also has a private practice office is located in the beautiful downtown Decatur close to great coffee shops and other quaint places to relax.  Ms. Jones specializes in Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Adjustment to College, as a solution focused, crisis interventionist.

Dr. Candice Norris-Brown, Ph.D., NCC, LPC, ACS She serves as a gatekeeper to the profession by providing clinical supervision to individuals interested in becoming licensed. Dr. Norris-Brown's current interests include advocating for students with disabilities and marginalized groups that experience systemic barriers, group work, professional identity development of professional school counselors, and issues related to diversity and social justice in education and counseling. She maintains a private practice in the Atlanta area. She is an anti-bias facilitator and provides staff development throughout the country area.



Dr. Natasha Moon, PhD, NCC, LPC, ACS, CCMHC She completed her PhD at the University of Georgia. Dr. Moon has over 15 years’ experience advocating on behalf of children and their families; specializing in school counseling. Dr. Moon’s professional experience includes teaching and maintaining a private practice. She is active in several professional counseling organizations. Her research interests include the areas of social justice advocacy, multicultural competency, and anti-bias training. Dr. Moon has authored publications and presents regularly at conferences and workshops.


Date: Friday, June 10, 2022

Time: 8:00 AM - 4:15 PM

CE Hours: 6.0 Ethics CE Hours * 6 NBCC Clock Hours

This is an LPCA and NBCC Approved Workshop

Registration Fee:   $69.00 for Non-Members
                                 $39 for members

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This is an LPCA  and NBCC Approved Workshop

    Licensed Professional Counselors Association of GA, Inc. has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No.     6762.   Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Licensed Professional Counselors Association of GA, INC. is solely   responsible for   all aspects of the programs.