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Southeastern to host Terrell Conference for mental health practitioners

 

Thursday, October 24, 2019 James S. Flowers
by: Tonya Lowentritt 

TERRELL CONFERENCE SCHEDULED - James S. Flowers is the keynote speaker for the third annual Terrell Conference for Mental Health Practitioners Jan. 9 and 10 in Southeastern Louisiana University’s Student Union. Flowers will present “Take the Guesswork out of Comprehensive Healthcare: Importance of Diagnostic Evaluations in Pain Recovery, Complex Medical Cases, and Treatment Resistant Clients.”


     HAMMOND – The University Counseling Center at Southeastern Louisiana University will sponsor the third annual Terrell Conference for Mental Health Practitioners Jan. 9 and 10 in the university’s Student Union.
     Annette Baldwin, assistant director of outreach and programming for the UCC and conference chair, said conference highlights include the Terrell Award Presentation and tours of the Lion Up Recovery space that houses the university’s recently launched collegiate recovery program.      Thursday and Friday include full days 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.”
     James S. Flowers, the keynote speaker, 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, Baldwin said.
     “Many questions go unanswered from hasty or uninformed decisions for treatments, therapies and healthcare, which often results in misdiagnosis and untreated symptoms of the individual,” Flowers said. “The results of comprehensive diagnostic evaluations provide solutions for the best diagnostic criteria, treatment planning and treatment options to provide clients or loved ones the opportunity for living the best life possible.”
     Flowers is one of the most familiar and respected names in the area of pain recovery, chronic pain, and addiction, Baldwin said.
     “A leader in the field, Dr. Flowers’ history in evaluation and treatment of chronic pain and co-occurring addiction has led to an exceptionally distinguished career,” Baldwin explained. “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, special student rates, and other details are available at southeastern.edu/terrellconference.
     The conference honors Tom Terrell, former UCC director, 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 tours of our Lion Up Recovery space as part of the program, as well as present how collegiate recovery programs create recovery ready communities.”
     For more information, please contact Baldwin at recovery@southeastern.edu.




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