Join us for the April Virtual Workshops  


Don’t miss out on our April Virtual Workshops. 

We are excited to bring you four phenomenal workshops from speakers we know you won’t want to miss!  

Time: All workshops are from 10am-12pm(CDT)  

Cost: $35 per 2-hour workshop

CEs: You will receive 2 CEs for each completed 2-hour workshop

Tuesday, April 6th

Opioids: The Making of a Crisis – Julie Stevens, MPS, ACPS, ICPS

The opioid epidemic has caught the country off guard, draining resources which were designed to address the problem.  Alarmed federal and state agencies are scrambling to address the problem.  But it is the communities that have borne the brunt of the opioid crisis.  Communities blame the pharmaceutical companies that have, since the 1980s, promoted opioids as a panacea for relieving pain. 

This workshop informs participants about the various forms of narcotics and opioids, their prevalence, effects on the physical and psychological well-being of users.  This workshop examines the events that contributed to the crisis, and failed attempts to deal with it. 2 CEs (2 ATOD Specific) 

Julie Stevens HeadshotJulie Stevens is an Advanced Certified Prevention Specialist and was a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor for 20 years.  She is currently Member At Large of the Board of the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium. Ms. Stevens serves on the Texas Certification Board of Addiction Professionals and is chair of the Prevention Subcommittee.  She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Baylor University and a Masters of Prevention Science from the University of Oklahoma. In addition, Ms. Stevens is an adjunct professor for the University of Oklahoma College of Liberal Studies. 

Thursday, April 15th

Navigating Difficult Conversations – Elizabeth Didlake, MA, CLC

Conflict is everywhere and knowing how to respectfully engage in it makes all the difference. While we cannot protect ourselves from conflict, we can learn to manage it. Resolving conflicts in a healthy way, increases our understanding of others, builds trust, and strengthens our relationships.

 In this workshop, you will learn what your conflict style is and how to use it to successfully navigate difficult conversations. Join me to discover constructive ways to manage conflicts at work, at home and at school. 2 CEs

Elizabeth Didlake HeadshotElizabeth Didlake has devoted over 25 years to helping clients of all ages facing a variety of struggles. She began her career in the substance use prevention and education field, then transitioned to supporting those who were impacted by other mental health issues. Today, in her coaching practice, Elizabeth works with children, teens, parents and adults, in Dallas and around the country, as they navigate life transitions, decision making around drugs and alcohol, and conflicts at work and at home. She holds a Masters in Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management and is a Certified Life Coach. Elizabeth also is certified in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction for Teens and Youth Mental Health First Aid.

Tuesday, April 20th

Youth Experiencing Homelessness: How Did We Get Here? – Dr. Darius Campinha-Bacote, PsyD, HSP and Certified Trauma Therapist

Recent literature has focused on the impact that homelessness has on youth, as well as those around them. Through a lively discussion and dialogue, this training aims to help the participants grasp concepts related to the often-inevitable, and compounding trauma youth may encounter while experiencing homelessness. Additionally, trauma-focused interventions will be provided. 2 CEs

Darius HeadshotDarius Campinha-Bacote(Dr. C) is a licensed clinical psychologist who received both his Master’s and Doctorate of Psychology at the School of Professional Psychology located in Dayton, Ohio. Dr. Campinha-Bacote completed a 2-year Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Dallas County Juvenile Detention Center where he co-facilitated groups, conducted assessments, and provided individual therapy to residents who were currently detained. Currently, Dr. Campinha-Bacote is the program manager for Dallas County’s Functional Family Therapy (FFT) program, and has a private practice located in Ft. Worth. He focuses on individual, couples, and family therapies, in addition to conducting evaluations for veterans for the VA. As a Certified Trauma Therapist in TF-CBT, he views his clients through a nonpathological lens. 

Tuesday, April 27th

What is Trauma and What Can We Do to Heal? – Dr. Marcia Baker, Ph.D., LPC, LCDC, ACPS

This workshop will define trauma and the many ways that trauma can impact our life and ways that we interact in it. Participants will be given information on different forms of trauma and how both physiologically and psychologically trauma can change us. Healing techniques will be discussed  and participants will be provided hands on exercises that can help to heal trauma. 2 CEs

Marcia Baker HeadshotDr. Marcia Baker has a Ph.D. in Psychology with a specialty in Health Psychology/Behavioral Medicine. She is a Licensed Psychologist with Provisional Status, Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, Advanced Certified Prevention Specialist and Registered Yoga Teacher. She is currently owner of Third Coast Counseling and Wellness where she is a practicing therapist. In addition, she is a college professor, and coordinator of a federal grant for mental health services with Santa Maria Hostel, Bonita House. She utilizes her education and experience to provide a holistic approach when treating emotional/physical health issues for all ages. 


Registration Tips

  • YOU MAY ONLY REGISTER ONCE. So please select all the April Workshops you wish to attend before completing the registration process.

  • Read through the complete list of Workshop offerings and choose ALL the Workshops you wish to attend. Please be sure and check your calendar availability for each date and time. 

  • Once your workshop selection is complete, click “submit.” Please note: once you click “submit” you are no longer able to make changes to your Workshop selections. 

  • Upon submission, you will be asked to select your payment option. Once you pay you are REGISTERED! You will receive an email to confirm your registration. This email will NOT contain specific workshop information, so mark your calendar prior to paying. 

  • THE DAY PRIOR to each scheduled Workshop, you will receive an email with the Zoom login information and any relevant Handouts. 

  • When the Workshop is completed and attendance is verified, you will receive an email with a link to the Workshop Evaluation. 

  • Once the Evaluation is completed and submitted, you will receive your 2 hour CE certificate within two weeks.