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 We are happy to announce that the 2020 Terrell Conference has been approved by the following accrediting bodies. The Louisiana Counseling Association is approved by the Louisiana Licensed Professional Board of Examiners to offer continuing education for Louisiana Professional Counselors and Provisional Licensed Professional Counselors. This program meets requirements up to 11.5 continuing clock hours for Louisiana Professional Counselors.  Terrell Conference for Mental Health Practitioners has been approved by NBCC for NBCC credit.  Southeastern Louisiana University Counseling Center is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. NBCC Approval No. SP-3422.  The Terrell Conference has been approved for 11.5 hours (7.5 clinical, 1.5 ethics, 19.5 general, and 4.5 supervision) contact hours by NASW-LA as authorized by the Louisiana State Board of Social Work Examiners.

The University Counseling Center (UCC) at Southeastern Louisiana University will sponsor the third annual Terrell Conference for Mental Health Practitioners Jan. 9th- Jan. 10th, in the university’s Student Union. 

Annette Baldwin, Assistant Director of Outreach and Programming for the Southeastern UCC, said conference highlights include the Terrell Award Presentation, and tour of the new LION UP Recovery Space.  Thursday and Friday includes a full day of continuing education opportunities for counseling and other mental health professionals in the areas of supervision, ethics and diagnosis, as well as the expo and lunch networking events. 

“Participants will be able to connect with an expanded program of presenters this year,” Baldwin said. “The Conference Expo will showcase mental health professionals dedicated to various aspects of mental health treatment and recovery.” 

Dr. James S Flowers, our Keynote will present “Take the Guesswork out of Comprehensive Healthcare: Importance of Diagnostic Evaluations in Pain Recovery, Complex Medical Cases, and Treatment Resistant Clients” The presentation will address comprehensive assessment of addiction, mental health, chronic pain and other complex medical issues”, said Baldwin

Flowers is quoted as saying “Many questions go unanswered from hasty or uninformed decisions for treatments, therapies and healthcare, which often results in miss-diagnosis and untreated symptoms of the individual.  The results of a Comprehensive Diagnostic Evaluations provide solutions for the best diagnostic criteria, treatment planning and treatment options to provide the client or loved one the best opportunity for living the best life possible.” 

Dr. Flowers is one of the most familiar and respected names in the area of pain recovery, chronic pain, and addiction. A leader in the field, his history in evaluation and treatment of chronic pain and co-occurring addiction has led to an exceptionally distinguished career. With fellowship training in behavioral pain management, Dr. Flowers completed clinical rotations at The University of Washington, The Rosomoff Comprehensive Center for Pain, The University of Miami, and The Mayo Clinic.

Registration costs, which include special rates for students and other details can be found on the website southeastern.edu/terrellconference. 

The conference honors Tom Terrell, former director for the UCC, for his work with students, faculty and staff at Southeastern, as well as the leadership roles he played with the Louisiana Professional Counseling Association. Terrell was instrumental in developing the Louisiana licensure law for mental health professionals and played a key role in achieving accreditation of the Southeastern UCC with the International Association of Counseling Services. 

“The UCC has worked with our university and mental health community partners to bring another great conference for professionals, faculty, staff and graduate students,” said Baldwin. “We are excited to host our LION UP Recovery (Collegiate Recovery Program) space as part of the program as well as present how collegiate recovery programs create recovery ready communities.” 

For more information please contact Annette Baldwin, MA, LPC, LMFT, and Conference Chair at recovery@southeastern.edu.