Join your peers to IGNITE THE FIRE with Mission Possible on Wednesday, June 29 at the Pitser Garrison Convention Center in Lufkin, Texas. This all-day conference will offer continuing education contact hours for counselors, social workers, LMFTs, nurses, certified case managers, and activity professionals.
Mental Health professionals: This program has applied for 6.75 hours of continuing education credit including 3 ethics hours for Social Workers, LPCs, and LMFTs.
Nurses: This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved for 6.5 hours by Louisiana State Nurses Association - Approver, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Activity Professionals: This activity has been approved for 6.75 hours by the National Certification Council for Activity Professionals.
Chose from Adult or Youth Mental Health First Aid workshops will be offered on Tuesday, June 28.
These pre-conference workshops will each offer about 8 hours of CEs for social work, LPC, and LMFT.
Phyllis Grandgeorge, M.Ed., LPC, is the Executive Director of the Alcohol & Drug Abuse Council of Deep East Texas and has led the organization for 32 years.
Melanie Taylor has worked at Burke since 1986. She served as the Chief Administrative Officer from 2003 to 2018, and in 2018 was appointed to the position of Deputy CEO. In June 2019, Ms. Taylor assumed the role of CEO.
Samantha Williams is a licensed master social worker and conflict mediator. She has presented on several different topics to include mental health, military, Veteran Treatment Courts, substance use and mindfulness techniques.
Kim Simmons, LCDC, ACPS, CPM is the Director of Prevention for the Alcohol & Drug Abuse Council of Deep East Texas and has been a leader for the organization for 28 years.
Kim Bartel is the Data Coordinator for the Region 5 Prevention Resource Center of the Alcohol & Drug Abuse Council of Deep East Texas.
Kristin Thomas is a graduate student finishing up her doctorate in occupational therapy at the University of Texas Medical Branch.
Associate Professor John Sealy School of Medicine/The University of Texas Medical Branch Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Cyndra Krogen-Morton, MA, is a Certified Health Coach, Registered Yoga Teacher, and Certified Group Running Coach. She has a Master of Arts Degree in Counseling with a Transpersonal Specialization and Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology.
Music therapist and counselor working in Hospice and Private Practice. Community activist and educator.
Kevin Karschnik has been a professional speaker and corporate trainer for the past 25 years. He is an entrepreneur and author who is recognized around the globe as an expert in leadership and communication.
Serves as Assistant Professor of the School of Social Work at Stephen F. Austin State University.
Ms. Lenola Wyatt-Taylor is a Trainer/Consultant for Essential Elements based in Wilmington, North Carolina for 10 years and a Faculty in the MSW Department of Social Work at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas.
Ms. Kristin Bailey-Wallace, MSW, LBSW is an assistant professor at Stephen F. Austin State University, teaching and advising students in the undergraduate social work program.
Serving the Greater Houston Metro Area and Southeast Texas, including Galveston and the Bay Area, Beaumont, Lufkin, Nacogdoches, and the Brazos Valley, the Alzheimer’s Association Houston and Southeast Texas is here to help.
Dr. Cooper is a licensed psychologist and has worked in the mental health field for 15 years.
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At SFA, you can become a social worker at the generalist (Bachelor of Social Work) or advanced generalist (Master of Social Work) level.
Mission: our mission is to make communities healthier by creating diversified partnerships in both the community and academia to address unmet healthcare needs. Simply, we help communities by supporting qualified health professionals.
East Texas Behavioral Healthcare Network employs LPCs, LMFTs and LCSWs to complete intakes and/or provide counseling services at Community Mental Health Centers via Televideo.
Seventy Nine Photography will be set up as an exhibitor for professional headshots all day. $50 - 10 Minutes of photographing and you select the image once you're done. We will then email you the image the following day.
We serve uninsured low- to moderate-income families and provide Medicaid services
We provide a compassionate, patient-centered approach to medical care and supportive services for patients at the end of life, as well as for their family members.
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Registration includes a morning continental breakfast, snacks, and lunch.
Parking is available in parking lots to the North and South of the Pitser Garrison Civic Center
For information on special accommodations, including dietary restrictions, please, contact Kinnie Reina at least one week before the event.
In exchange for assistance with program costs (i.e. speaker expenses, refreshments, etc.), displays of company products, literature, samples, services, and other items may be permitted. Such displays do not constitute an endorsement of the products or services.
Continuing Education Information
Social Workers, LMFTs, LPCs, and LMFTS
This program has applied for 6.75 hours of continuing education credit including 3 ethics hours for Social Workers, LPCs, and LMFTs.
Nursing contact hours of 6.75 hours will be applied for.
The conference will also apply for CE hours for activity professionals.