We are ready to get 2017 underway with the first of this year’s training sessions on Friday, January 20, 2017. If you are a substance abuse professional and you need those continuing education credits, or you just want to future your professional development, we hope you will join us.

Our speaker, Alan Lyme, LISW, MAC, ICCS, brings respected and innovative clinical and program management skills as the Training Director for the Phoenix Center in Greenville, South Carolina. Alan is concurrently the Clinical Supervisor for the Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) grant initiative for the State of South Carolina. Alan has provided trainings nationally on Motivational Interviewing, Clinical Supervision, and Skills on Working with Men. He received a BSW from Florida Atlantic University in 1998 and a MSW from Barry University in 1999. Alan is a MINT recognized Motivational Interviewing trainer, an Internationally Certified Clinical Supervisor, and an Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor.

This session, entitled A Clinician’s Guide to Helping Men Achieve Emotional Fitness, is an interactive presentation for anyone who works with and would like to have a better understanding of men and how to help them. Participants will be challenged to examine assumptions and societal roles in male risk and recurrence factors, through media use, story-telling, and role playing. Anger, intimacy, trust and relationship issues, and the efficacy of integrative and alternative therapies will be explored

This session is free but registration is required as space is limited. Registration opens to the public at 9am on Wednesday, January 4, 2017. For more information or to register, please go to http://www.mcleodcenter.com/training/.