All Kinds of News for April 05, 2017
Spring is conference season for programs in the Southeastern United States. Networking opportunities seem ubiquitous as the temperatures rise and the flowers bloom. We get excited about opportunities to spend time with our colleagues, but more importantly, share valuable information with other programs and professionals. The month of March began a veritable gauntlet of exciting learning opportunities to learn and grow for mental health practitioners. Odds are, SUWS will provide the CEUs if you attend some of the major events.
The Gender Education Demystification Symposium (GEMS) conference kicked off the busy conference season in Atlanta. This two day event brings some nationally recognized talent to unpack the intricacies of providing a safe and effective treatment environment for clients in the LGBTQI community. Keynote speakers Beck Gee Cohen, and Dr. Izzy Lowell covered topics such as Trans Recovery and Social Justice, and Medical Interventions for Gender Variant Youth. The symposium is growing in support, and SUWS is a proud sponsor of this event.
April third and fourth are the dates set for the second annual Conference for Autism. Located at the Crown Plaza in Asheville, North Carolina, this event takes place in SUWS’s home turf. SUWS spearheaded the conference in 2016 and we are happy to be a part of the magic again in 2017! Keynote speaker Liane Holliday Willey will be speaking from the perspective of females on the autism spectrum. Accompanying speakers will be SUWS Primary Field Supervisor Taisir El-Souessi LPC, and Cameron Allen, Neuro-feedback specialist. SUWS is providing CEUs.
As a proud member of the Outdoor Behavioral Health Council (OBHC), SUWS is also scheduled to play a key role in delivering material at the Wilderness Therapy Symposium held April 6th - 8th. A multitude of wilderness programs will send representatives to Asheville, NC to share new information, and celebrate the heroes of the industry. Two SUWS field staff have been chosen from a nationwide pool to receive the Jumping Mouse Award for excellence in their field. Presenting from the SUWS team will be:
About SUWS of the Carolinas SUWS of the Carolinas is a wilderness treatment program for students 10-17 years of age who are working through addiction, depression, developmental disorders, and behavioral issues. Students work with a licensed clinician and experienced staff members in a supportive outdoor environment free from the stresses and distractions of everyday life. SUWS of the Carolinas operates within the Pisgah National Forest under permits issued by the United States Forest Service (USDA), and is subject to the USDA Civil Rights Non Discrimination Agreement (Form AD-475-C).