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Career Exploration in Prevention, Treatment, & Recovery

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

Ari Russell, ICPS

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

Yes

No

lucy r cannon edd lcsw ccdp d
Lucy 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 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, ICPSExecutive Director, GUIDE, Inc.

ICPS = Internationally Certified Prevention Specialist

Employment:

GUIDE, Inc., Lawrenceville, GA

Consultant, Drug Free Communities Coalition

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Started out wanting to be a clinical psychologist

  • 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

number of active georgia licensees as of 2 28 2013
(Number of Active Georgia Licensees as of 2/28/2013)

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
  • 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)
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Independent Practitioners

  • 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
  • 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
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Planning

Hierarchy of Needs

Planning

Hierarchy of Needs

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Career Building

  • 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.
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Prevention Career Opportunities

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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Jail/Diversion programs

  • 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
  • Most locations can provide opportunities to network.
  • Use of Business Cards
  • Elevator Speech
  • Selling Yourself to Others
tips and advice
Tips and Advice
  • 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
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Advocate for positive change on state & Federal levels

  • Subscribe to online and print newsletters in the field
  • Be a mentor or a field supervisor for an intern
  • NETWORK!!
  • 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
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