Networking & Educational Events Hosted by Summit BHC
NAADAC Approved Education ProviderSummit BHC hosts a number of networking and educational events for our colleagues throughout the year.

Please register if you are interested in attending.

The Basic Substance Abuse Counselor Certification Training Program

February 6-7, 2021 – Part 2
Substance Abuse Counselor Course • 76 Hours

March 12-13, 2021
HIV & Cultural Diversity • 21 Hours

April 10-11 & May 8-9, 2021
The Assessment Intake & Treatment Planning
(AITP) PPC-3 DSM5, & Co-Occurring • 40 Hours

June 5-7, 2021
The Short-Term Client Systems • 43 Hours

November – February:
Virtual Training will be via Zoom

March – June:
In-Person Training at the
Willingway Outpatient Building • Statesboro, GA

Sponsored by:
Summit BHC and Willingway

The Basic Substance Abuse Counselor Certification Training Program - November 13, 2020 +
All registrations are submitted directly to Dr. Karen Kelly of Circle of Recovery. To register, print and complete the registration form and fax or e-mail it to If using Visa/MC complete the bottom of the form and fax it back to 404-243-6455. Digital payments can also be sent via For additional information, please call Circle of Recovery at 404-243-5576.

The Basics of Involuntary Commitment

Thursday, January 21, 2021
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM MST


Sponsored by:
Summit BHC and Peak View

This training is intended for licensed professionals in the mental health field who may need to place their clients on an involuntary hold. Participants will be taught a basic understanding of the Colorado Revised Statutes for Behavioral Health and the Care and Treatment of Persons with Mental Illness.

The Basics of Involuntary Commitment Webinar - January 21, 2021

Staying Sober: Encouraging Relapse Prevention with Veterans

Wednesday, February, 10 2021
10:00 am – 1:30 pm EST


Sponsored by:
Summit BHC

Veterans who struggle with addiction face many challenges in finding adjustments to the civilian work/life balance. They find it challenging to manage the recovery process and implement the right skills to stay sober without turning to drugs or alcohol. There are many different treatments used to treat addiction. This course will look at key elements that provide clear direction on how to treat substance use and PTSD among veterans. Counselors will learn how to naturally incorporate daily common practices such as exercise and yoga into their sessions. The course will show you how to encourage and maintain sobriety to prevent relapse.

Staying Sober - Encouraging Relapse Prevention with Veterans - February 10, 2021 - sponsored by Summitbhc

Whole Person Grief Treatment – A Brain-Based and Polyvagal Informed Approach (with Debra Alvis, Ph.D., C-IAYT)

Friday, February 12, 2021
Five hours: 9:30 am-3:30 pm

Virtual: $60
Pending approval for GA & SC: LPC, LCSW, LMFT

The grief process can be draining for clients and exhausting for therapists – especially during such unprecedented times. Help your clients to navigate the complexity and profundity of grief while building resiliency through the four pathways of brain, body, mind, and heart. Offer psychoeducation, explained through brain-based and polyvagal lenses, how these four pathways can be engaged to support their grief process and enhance resilience.

Join Debra as she weaves together theory, research, an application utilizing mindfulness, and somatic approaches. Her whole-person approach is grounded in a foundation of Polyvagal, contemplative, and brain-based theories.

Debra Premashakti Alvis, Ph.D., C-IAYT

QPR – Question Persuade Refer – Suicide Prevention

Learn how to help save the life of a child, student, friend, co-worker, family member

Wednesday, February, 17 2021
11:30 am – 1:30 pm MST


Sponsored by:
Summit BHC and Peak View Behavioral Health

Led by Heather Pelser, the Youth Suicide Prevention Coordinator for El Paso County and the Colorado National Collaborative Coordinator for Pueblo County

QPR - Question Persuade Refer - Suicide Prevention - Webinar - February 17, 2012

Holistic Approaches To Chronic Pain in Addiction Recovery

Thursday, February 18, 2021
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST


Join us for a webinar learning experience on Feb 18, 2021 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST. Co-presenters Dr. Jenna Stokes-Jenkins & Dr. Bill Hanlon will present an overview of holistic approaches to understanding and managing chronic pain in addiction recovery.

Holistic Approaches to Chronic Pain in Addiction Recovery

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: It’s Not All Handwashing & Light Switches

Friday, February 19, 2021
8:00 AM to 12:30 PM EST

Sarah Simpson Prof Dev Tech Center
801 Tipton Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37920

Join us for an interactive in-person learning experience on Feb 19, 2021 from 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM EST. Karen R. Swanay will present a dive into Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and its impact on clients, families, friends, and associates.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder - It's not all handwashing and light switches

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