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July 27th through 31st, 2020

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Virtual Summer School Begins In

Adapt. Improvise. Overcome.

A Unique Virtual Summer School Experience.

For the past 43 years, the North Carolina Foundation for Alcohol and Drug Studies (NCFADS) has a long and proud history of hosting a Summer School for Substance Use Disorder Professionals at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

In light of the current health challenges facing our state, and the nation as a whole, the NCFADS Board of Directors has made the decision to break from our traditional in-person Summer School in Wilmington, and is excited to host a virtual Summer School, with a featured speaker each day from noon-1:30 pm.

The 2020 Virtual NCFADS Summer School will increase accessibility to our national speakers. Participants can join our interactive webinars via a cell phone, tablet, iPad, laptop or desktop with audio capability. You will earn up to 7.5 hours of credit, at NO COST TO YOU!

Advanced registration is required in order to receive the link to join the virtual Summer School sessions. Links and instructions will be sent out 2 days prior to EACH session to registered participants only.

Registration details will be available June 1st at Registration will close July 22 or when maximum capacity is reached. Register early to avoid disappointment!

Who Should Attend?

  • Social Workers
  • Integrated Care Professionals
  • Criminal Justice
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Corrections Personnel
  • Clergy and Pastoral Care Professionals
  • Addictions and Substance Use Disorder Professionals
  • Licensed Professional Counselors
  • School Counselors
  • EAP Staff
  • Recovery Coaches and Allies
  • Public Health Workers
  • Social Services Staff
  • Nurses (Hospital, Clinic, etc…)
  • Healthcare Professionals
  • Health Educators
  • Rehabilitation Counselors
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Psychotherapists
  • School Nurses
  • …and all interested others!


Meet Our Knowledge Leaders

For over 40 years, the North Carolina Foundation for Alcohol and Drug Studies (NCFADS) has attracted and retained some of the world’s most recognized and noteworthy faculty speakers. And in keeping with that tradition, we are pleased to announce our VIRTUAL SUMMER SCHOOL Speakers…

Monday, July 27th | 12-1:30 P.M.

Carlton Hall, MHS

Transformational Leadership and Change

Transformational leadership is a theory of leadership where a leader works with teams to identify needed change, creating a vision to guide the change through inspiration, and executing the change in tandem with committed members of a group (ex, a coalition). Transformational leaders typically perform four distinct behaviors, also known as the four I’s. These behaviors are inspirational motivation, idealized influence, intellectual stimulation, individualized consideration. This presentation is a practical application of the theory and tools of Transformational Leadership to prevention science and the capacity development of prevention leaders.

Carlton Hall, MHS is the President and CEO of Carlton Hall Consulting LLC, a multi-faceted, full-service consulting firm designed to provide customized solutions and enable measurable change for communities, organizations, families and individuals. Carlton spent twelve years with the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) serving in several leadership positions and including most recently, Acting Vice President, Training Operations, and Acting Director for CADCA’s National Coalition Institute, responsible for the day to day operational oversight, design, and implementation of its premiere national training delivery system. Carlton also supported CADCA’s International Programs in partnership with the US State Department’s International Narcotics Law Enforcement division (INL), managing training programs in Kenya, South Africa, and Ghana. Carlton is one of the primary architects of CADCA’s National Coalition Academy. The Academy, a year-long coalition development program, is designed to increase the effectiveness of communities in drug demand reduction producing population level outcomes.

With more than 25 years experience in the fields of government relations, social services and prevention science, Carlton first gained national prominence as a Communities That Care® Project Manager, for the Channing Bete Company. He was a Communities That Care® trainer/senior consultant with Channing Bete Company for four years. He received his Master’s in Human Services from Lincoln University in Pennsylvania. He was appointed as the Project Director for the Communities That Care® process in Philadelphia as well as the Crime and Public Safety manager for the Philadelphia Empowerment Zone, a division of the Mayor’s Office of Community Services. During that time he managed a small planning grant to over three million dollars for science-based prevention programming in the neighborhoods of Philadelphia.

Carlton’s responsibilities, unique set of skills and experience has made him one of the most highly sought after instructors and guides for community problem solving in every state and territory in the nation as well as internationally, with successful achievements in South Africa, Ghana, Bermuda, Kenya and others.

NCFADS Speaker Darryl Inaba
Tuesday, July 28th | 12-1:30 P.M.

Darryl S. Inaba, PharmD., CATC-V, CADC III

Kratom, Kava Kava and Other Current Drug Trends

Along with increased legalization of recreational marijuana use by 10 states, there has been a resurgence interest in past and new psychoactive substances for both mental health treatment as well as for abuse purposes. Kratom, Kava Kava, Salvia, psilocybin, MDMA, ketamine, LSD, ibogaine, DMT, Khat, ayahuasca/damiana/cohoba/ yopo), ibogaine and many other phytochemicals, psychostimulants and designer drugs have recently experienced a research revival and a reinterest in use for abuse purposes. Despite their mystique and although these may have very diverse pharmacology and effects on users, all can be generally viewed as being CNS stimulants, depressants or psychedelics: Uppers, Downers, All Arounders. This presentation will explore these developments as well as the new forms of phyto and synthetic cannabis (Spice, K2) being abused and then provide an update on what is known about their pharmacology and toxicology.

Darryl S. Inaba, PharmD., CATC-V, CADC III,  is Director of Clinical and Behavioral Health Services for the Addictions Recovery Center and Director of Research and Education of CNS Productions in Medford, Oregon. He is an associate Clinical Professor at the University of California in San Francisco, CA., and a Lifetime Fellow at Haight Ashbury Free Clinics, Inc., in San Francisco, CA. Dr. Inaba has authored several papers, award winning educational films and is co-author of Uppers, Downers, All Arounder, a text on addiction and related disorders that is used in more than 400 colleges and universities. He has been honored with over 90 individual awards for his work in the areas of prevention and treatment of substance abuse problems. He is a popular speaker at workshops and conferences nationally and internationally.

NCFADS Speaker LaShanda Brown PhD, GNP
Wednesday, July 29th | 12-1:30 P.M.

LaShanda Brown, PhD

A Yoga Model for Addiction Recovery

A yoga model for recovery uses the yogic philosophy to address spirit, asana/bodywork, breathwork, and mindfulness to address the traumas that live within the body, and the cognitive approach of 12 step programs to address the mind. You will discover why the yoga model of recovery can be a more holistic and sustainable model for those who may have used 12 step programs to maintain sobriety, only to shift dependence to other substances (food) or behaviors (codependence). Yogic philosophy can help provide grounding and purpose during the recovery process. This presentation will demonstrate why movement and meditation are necessary to success in helping people reconnect with their body and feel less disconnected from the world.

LaShanda Brown, PhD, GNP is involved in qualitative and implementation research examining the roles of nurses in adopting and sharing practices of self care and resilience with the clients they serve.  Her past research looks at the historic roles of nurses in the community and the impact of their selfless service on the lives that they touched.  And currently she is interested in exploring the impact of their work on their own personal health and well being.

Dr. Brown has worked as a nurse for 25+ years, 10 of those as a Nurse Practitioner.  She is presently working as a Nursing Professor where she teaches and researches community health at Wake Forest Baptist Health. She is passionate about teaching health promotion in the community, and especially passionate about making sure healthcare professionals have solid self-care practices.

 Dr. Brown also teaches yoga and meditation in the community and has a private yoga practice, and has seen firsthand the positive impact that these practices can have on individuals in the healthcare professions.

Jeff Georgi, M.Div, MAH, LCMHC, LCAS, CCS, CGP
Thursday, July 30th | 12-1:30 P.M.

Jeff Georgi, M.Div, MAH, LCMHC, LCAS, CCS, CGP

Shame: The Energy that Drives Addiction

Shame is a corrosive state of being that sends the message “I am not good enough, I am not worthy and I don’t belong.” Shame is different from guilt in that the latter is anchored in what we do and the former is tied to who we see ourselves to be. As seen through the lens of the biological, psychological, sociological, spiritual, experiential model of addiction, shame is the affective energy that ignites the biology of the disease. Specific attention will be given to issues of limbic resonance and the potential clinical pitfalls that can damage the therapeutic relationship which is essential to supporting the recovery of patients with substance use disorders. Recovery must harness the energy of connection to combat the toxicity of shame in the lives of the addicted. Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous and other self-help programs challenge shame messages and they will be examined in this presentation as a form of “shame resilience.”

Jeff Georgi, M.Div., MAH, LCAS, LCMHC, CGP has practiced psychotherapy with a focus on substance abuse disorders for more than 35 years and continues to treat patients and their families in private practice as well as facilitating a men’s second stage recovery group. He holds licenses as a Clinical Addiction Specialist, a Certified Clinical Supervisor, a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, and a Certified Group Psychotherapist by the American Group Psychotherapy Association. He remains a consulting faculty member in the Department of Behavioral Medicine, Division of Addiction Research and Translation at Duke University Medical Center as well as a faculty member of the Duke University School of Nursing. While remaining involved in clinical activities, Jeff continues to provide trainings through Georgi Educational and Counseling Services (GECS).

A sought after public speaker, he is a national trainer and author focusing on the Bio/Psycho/Social/Spiritual/Experiential model providing a definition of addictive disease, and leading to a group intervention specifically designed for SUDs patients, Modified Interpersonal Group Psychotherapy (MIGP). Other areas of Jeff’s expertise include clinical spirituality, addressing issues of shame and grief and working with both adolescent and geriatric populations. 

For more than two decades, Jeff served as the clinical director of the Duke Addictions Program and held clinical appointments in the Departments of Psychiatry, Surgery, and Obstetrics. He helped to create the Family Care Program, a treatment approach for pregnant women and mothers with young children struggling with SUDs. Jeff has served as the Consensus Panel Co-chair for the Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP 35), Substance Abuse Treatment: Group Psychotherapy, published by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, 2005 and was a panel member and contributor on two other TIPs, Enhancing Motivation for Change and Brief Interventions.

NCFADS-Speaker-Nicole Augustine
Friday, July 31st, 2020 | 12-1:30 P.M.

Nicole Augustine, MPH

What’s Old, What’s Current and What Works - Substance Use Disorders

The prevention of substance use disorders is of great importance to improving the health and wellness of the communities we serve. This presentation will explore the history of prevention strategies, the lessons learned and review the latest developments in prevention science.

Nicole Augustine, MPH has been working in the field of prevention since 2001.  She has a Master of Public Health degree from The George Washington University School of Public Health.  Nicole is employed at Wake Forest School of Medicine as the Director of the North Carolina Behavioral Health Equity Initiative (NCBHEI) and the Project Coordinator for the Southeast Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC).  The goal of the NCBHEI project is support communities in identifying, acting on and effectively addressing a key behavioral health equity issues.  The goal of the Southeast PPTC is to provide training and technical assistance to individuals and organizations in the substance misuse prevention field in the Southeast region of the United States (HHS Regions 4).   Nicole is a passionate prevention provider, committed to supporting initiatives designed to address the complex substance use issues affecting our society. 

Earn up to 7.5 Hours

Professional Credits Available

We offer North Carolina Addictions Specialist Professional Practice Board (NCASPPB) credit, National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) credit, and Public School Personnel credit (PSP).

We also offer Contact Hours needed for Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Nurses (NASW/NC CE Endorsed credit).


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