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Webinar 2018-04-18
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During this webinar presented by CSI’s Professional Member Committee, attendees will learn about the challenges and ethical issues involved in supervising professional counselors who work with people diagnosed with heroin, opioid, and other chemical dependency issues. The presenters will also discuss a "Basket Technique" used to build self-care concepts in clients who have been diagnosed with opioid and other substance use and chemical dependency disorders.

4/18/2018
When: Wednesday, April 18, 2018
12:00-1:00 PM EDT
Where: Online
Contact: Webinar Coordinator

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Supervising Counselors on the Forefront of an Epidemic

Dr. Barbara A. Mahaffey, Professor of Human Services Technology, Ohio University-Chillicothe
Dr. Joan Lawrence, Associate Professor and Clinical Coordinator, South University, High Point
Candice Crawford, Doctoral Candidate in Counseling, Montclair State University
Dr. Tanisha Sapp, Adjunct Instructor at Argosy University, Messiah College, & Southern New Hampshire University; CEO & Founder of A New Level Empowerment and Consultation

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
12:00-1:00 PM EDT

Registration for the live webinar is now closed. If you are unable to attend the live webinar, you may access the recorded webinar for an NBCC-approved clock hour as well; it will be posted on the Recorded Webinars page within 72 hours after the live event.

CSI International's Professional Member Committee works to identify and address the needs of the Society's professional members, including alumni and life members. During this webinar, committee members will discuss the supervision of professional counselors who are working with clients affected by the current opioid crisis in the United States.

Learning Objectives:

1. Attendees will hear about the supervision challenges involved in supervising counselors working with people diagnosed with heroin, opioid, and other chemical dependency issues.
2. Attendees will learn about some of the ethical issues associated with supervising counselors who help clients with cognitive issues associated with heroin and other substance use disorders.
3. Attendees will learn about a "Basket Technique" used to build self-care concepts in clients who have been diagnosed with opioid and other substance use and chemical dependency disorders.


Barbara A. Mahaffey, Ph.D., LPCC-S is a Professor of Human Services Technology at Ohio University-Chillicothe and has been a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with Supervising Counselor credential for twenty years in private practice. She first practiced for ten years working with a variety of clients at a mental health center and a children’s agency. Barbara has presented on topics such as therapeutic alliance, marriage and family counseling techniques, her Miscommunication Model, ethics, and supervision.  She has published articles and book chapters on those topics, mentoring, and college student mother needs. She supervises three Licensed Professional Counselors who are working on the forefront of the opioid epidemic in Chillicothe, Ohio. Barbara is a Life Member of Chi Sigma Iota and has served as the Chair of the Professional Member Committee for four years.


Dr. Joan Lawrence is an Associate Professor and the Clinical Coordinator at South University, High Point’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program.  She also has a private practice in High Point, NC, where she specializes in play therapy with children. Joan has been a member of the Professional Member Committee of Chi Sigma Iota for three years.


Candice is a doctoral candidate within the Counseling Program at Montclair State University. Her research interests include cross-racial supervision, culturally competent supervision, and other multicultural issues related to counseling and supervision. Currently, Candice serves as a Program Coordinator within a substance abuse facility where she oversees and supervises services provided to clients who are triply diagnosed with an opioid use disorder, mental health disorder, and HIV.  Candice is serving the Professional Member committee as a CSI Leadership Fellow this year.


Tanisha Sapp, Ed.D., LPC, CST, NCC, ACS, MAC is a Licensed Professional Counselor, AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, National Certified Counselor, Approved Clinical Supervisor, Master Addiction Counselor and Substance Abuse Professional. She obtained her doctoral and master's degrees from Argosy University-Atlanta. Tanisha is an Adjunct Instructor at Argosy University, Messiah College, and Southern New Hampshire University. She is the CEO and founder of A New Level Empowerment and Consultation, where she specializes in sex therapy with couples, adolescents, and the LGBT community. Tanisha has many research interests to include trauma, counselor self-care, counselor identity, and ethics. Tanisha has been a member of the Professional Member committee of Chi Sigma Iota for two years and previously served as its Leadership Fellow.


CSI Webinars are free to active members and $39 for guests.

If you are unable to attend the live webinar, you may access the recorded webinar for an NBCC-approved clock hour as well; it will be posted on the Recorded Webinars page within 72 hours after the live event.

Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Academic & Professional Honor Society International (CSI) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 2057. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. CSI is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Views expressed by presenters and participants during the webinars and in webinar PowerPoints and other handouts do not necessarily represent the views of Chi Sigma Iota International.

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