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Career Exploration in Prevention, Treatment, & Recovery

Presenters: Dr. Lucy R. Cannon, LCSW, CCDP-D

Ari Russell, ICPS


NETWORKING

Very important in exploring a new career.

People Search Activity

Find people who can answer the questions on your sheet – 1 person per square.

Introduce yourselves and get your answers.

Initial each square that you answer, but only provide 1 answer per person that asks.

First person done (or with the most answers)

wins a prize!!


Have you ever volunteered with or interned at a substance abuse treatment or prevention agency
Have you ever volunteered with or interned at a substance abuse treatment or prevention agency?

  • Yes

  • No


Have you ever known anyone that you think would have benefited from a treatment intervention related to alcohol or other drug use?

Yes

No


What we do how we got here
What We Do & How We Got Here benefited from a treatment intervention related to alcohol or other drug use?


Lucy r cannon edd lcsw ccdp d
Lucy benefited from a treatment intervention related to alcohol or other drug use?R. Cannon, EdD, LCSW, CCDP-D

Ed.D = Doctorate, Education (Counseling Psychology)

LCSW = Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Academy of Certified Social Workers

CCDP-D = Certified Co-occurring Disorders Professional - Diplomat

Employment:

Clinical Director, Lutheran Services of Georgia

Visiting Professor, DeVry University/ Keller Graduate School

Consultant, US Naval Reserves


Lucy s career story
Lucy’s benefited from a treatment intervention related to alcohol or other drug use?Career Story

  • Wanting to “Help Others”

  • Selecting the Right Schools/ Getting Good Advice

  • The Excitement and Fear of Getting My First Job

  • Getting Professional Licenses and Certifications in the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Fields

  • How did I get here?


Ari russell icps executive director guide inc
Ari Russell, ICPS benefited from a treatment intervention related to alcohol or other drug use?Executive Director, GUIDE, Inc.

ICPS = Internationally Certified Prevention Specialist

Employment:

GUIDE, Inc., Lawrenceville, GA

Consultant, Drug Free Communities Coalition


  • Started out wanting to be a clinical psychologist benefited from a treatment intervention related to alcohol or other drug use?

  • Realized substance abuse and addiction were underlying cause of many other problems

  • Developed a passion for prevention

  • Hired as director of community-based prevention agency when I moved to Georgia

  • Started the Georgia Teen Institute in 1989

  • Absolutely love what I do!

Ari’s Career Story


Recovered dignity a video on mental illness in georgia
Recovered Dignity benefited from a treatment intervention related to alcohol or other drug use?“A Video on Mental Illness in Georgia”


Credentialing everything you need to know
Credentialing: Everything You Need to Know benefited from a treatment intervention related to alcohol or other drug use?


Number of active georgia licensees as of 2 28 2013
(Number of Active Georgia Licensees as of 2/28/2013) benefited from a treatment intervention related to alcohol or other drug use?

Types of Licenses in Georgia

  • Professional Counselor - 4,836 (LPC)

  • Marriage and Family Therapist - 677

  • Clinical Social Worker - 2,961

  • Master Social Worker - 2,006

  • Associate Marriage and Family Therapist - 63

  • Associate Professional Counselor - 1,019

  • Licensed Associate Professional Counselor - 1,073


Treatment credentialing
Treatment Credentialing benefited from a treatment intervention related to alcohol or other drug use?

  • Georgia Addictions Counselors’ Association (GACA) www.gaca.org

  • CACI – Certified Addiction Counselor, Level I

  • CACII - Certified Addiction Counselor, Level II

  • CCS – Certified Clinical Supervisor

    Associate Licenses-

  • Georgia Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists http://sos.georgia.gov/plb/counselors/

  • Licensed Master Level Social Worker (LMSW)

  • Licensed Associate Professional Counselor (LAPC)

  • Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (LAMFT)


  • Independent Practitioners benefited from a treatment intervention related to alcohol or other drug use?

  • Georgia Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists http://sos.georgia.gov/plb/counselors/

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)

    Additional Certification for Social Workers

    Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW)- National Association of Social Workers http://www.naswdc.org/


Prevention credentialing
Prevention Credentialing benefited from a treatment intervention related to alcohol or other drug use?

  • Prevention Credentialing Consortium of Georgia (PCCG)

  • www.pcc-ga.org

  • Certified Prevention Apprentice

    • 3 core courses and application

  • Certified Prevention Professional

    • 3 core courses

    • Experience, paid and volunteer

    • Continuing education in multiple domains

    • Oral interview

  • Internationally Certified Prevention Specialist

    • 3 core courses; continuing education in multiple domains

    • Additional paid experience and training

    • IC & RC exam


Career paths and opportunities
Career Paths and Opportunities benefited from a treatment intervention related to alcohol or other drug use?


Planning benefited from a treatment intervention related to alcohol or other drug use?

Hierarchy of Needs

Planning

Hierarchy of Needs


  • Career Building benefited from a treatment intervention related to alcohol or other drug use?

  • Hierarchy of Needs

  • Begin with your goal on top.

  • Identify your first step or need at the bottom.

  • Identify steps you must take to reach your career goal as you move up.


Prevention Career Opportunities benefited from a treatment intervention related to alcohol or other drug use?

  • Substance abuse prevention agencies

  • Community coalitions

  • Hospital systems with health promotion/wellness programs

  • After-school and youth programs

  • Treatment providers with prevention programs

  • Abstinence programs

  • Domestic violence prevention programs

  • Public Health

  • CDC


Prevention career tips
Prevention Career Tips benefited from a treatment intervention related to alcohol or other drug use?

  • Gain experience with public speaking and group facilitation

  • Apply for the PCCG Certified Prevention Apprentice

  • Take advantage of training opportunities for prevention curricula (Too Good for Drugs and Violence, Botvin’s Life Skills, etc.)

  • Become familiar with the Search Institute’s 40 Developmental Assets, environmental strategies and risk & protective factors – Learn the “words” of prevention.

  • Volunteer to get a taste of different kinds of programs.


Treatment career opportunities
Treatment Career Opportunities benefited from a treatment intervention related to alcohol or other drug use?

  • Community Mental Health Centers

  • Inpatient treatment centers

  • Outpatient counseling

  • Child and Adolescent treatment programs

  • Detoxification settings

  • Department of Family & Children’s Services

  • Hospitals

  • Managed care agencies

  • Regulatory agencies

  • Criminal and Juvenile Justice Systems

  • Military support programs


  • Jail/Diversion programs benefited from a treatment intervention related to alcohol or other drug use?

  • Court systems

  • School intervention programs

  • Employee Assistance programs

  • Faith-based counseling

  • Family, marriage, individual counseling

  • Residential programs

  • Foster care

  • Academics

  • Sports medicine

  • Veteran’s Administration (VA)

  • Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities


Networking
Networking benefited from a treatment intervention related to alcohol or other drug use?

  • Most locations can provide opportunities to network.

  • Use of Business Cards

  • Elevator Speech

  • Selling Yourself to Others


Tips and advice
Tips and Advice benefited from a treatment intervention related to alcohol or other drug use?

  • Network!

  • Don’t burn bridges. It’s a small world.

  • Volunteer

  • Join professional associations

  • Attend training events & workshops. Save all documentation.

  • Research your areas of interest

  • Seek a mentor

  • Check your Chamber of Commerce for young professionals groups or leadership training

  • Start your credentialing or licensure process


  • Visit agency websites before applying or interviewing

  • Join or volunteer with a local coalition

  • Remember there are plenty of jobs that aren’t clinical but are still related to the field

  • Follow your passion; the dollars will follow


Questions and answers
Questions and Answers benefited from a treatment intervention related to alcohol or other drug use?


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