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Waggoners Foundation Speaker Series’ 32nd Annual Spring Luncheon with Tom Arnold

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The Council on Alcohol and Drugs Houston is excited to announce that Golden Globe and Peabody Award-winning writer, producer, and actor, Tom Arnold, will be the keynote speaker at our Waggoners Foundation Speaker Series’ 32nd annual Spring Luncheon to be held on Friday, April 17, 2015. For more information, please click here.

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What is a Recovery Coach? CEU Workshop

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This training, facilitated by Jana Magee, CPRS, CPRS Trainer, provides an overview of Peer Recovery Coach functions and roles in the lives of individuals with substance use disorders. The course will cover the distinctions between the Clinician/Counselor, Peer Recovery Coach, and Sponsor. Participants will gain an understanding of a state-approved working definition of “recovery,” the spectrum of attitudes, stigmas and labels, Recovery Wellness Plans, Recovery Pathways, recovery capital and barriers and ethical guidelines for a Peer Recovery Coach. For more information and to register, please click here. 

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Kids Camp Registration Now Open for March 19 – 22 Session

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Kids Camp at The Council aims to help children ages 7 to 12, from families who have struggled with alcohol and/or other drug addiction, whether in the past or currently. The four-day prevention and support program helps kids learn that they are not alone and that other kids and families have similar experiences.

Registration is now open for the March 19 – 22, 2015 session. For more information, call (281) 200-9299 or email children@council-houston.org.

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Designated Employer Representative Training for Professionals

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Addiction and Treatment Center Professionals, HR and Safety Professionals, Supervisors and Managers, and Substance Abuse Professionals (SAPs) will benefit from this program that covers: Issues that arise in drug testing and what action is required of DERs, compliance with federal rules and regulations, knowledge about the entire drug and alcohol testing process within the workplace, and more. Click here for more information or to register online.

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3rd Annual Adolescent Treatment Conference: “What Were They Thinking? Prevention and Treatment of Adolescent High-Risk Behavior”

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Please join the Southwest Adolescent Treatment Alliance for their 3rd Annual Adolescent Treatment Conference: “What Were They Thinking? Prevention and Treatment of Adolescent High-Risk Behavior” at The Council on Alcohol and Drugs Houston. Click here for more information and to register online.

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Careers at The Council

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We recently updated our Careers at The Council page – don’t miss these great opportunities!

Counselor

Part-Time Data Entry Assistant

Mary Bell Behavioral Fellow

Cradles Case Worker

Specialist – Older Adult Services

Behavioral Health Clinician

Tobacco Prevention Specialist

Click here for the full listing of available jobs: http://www.council-houston.org/work-with-us/careers-at-the-council/ 

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Recovery Coach Training

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This five-day training workshop will offer a comprehensive overview of the purpose and roles of Recovery Coaching while giving participants the tools and resources necessary to provide recovery support services to others.

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Healing Hearts of Families: Skills for Family Members

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Does someone you care about seem trapped in compelling, overwhelming thoughts and unpredictable behaviors?  Are you overwhelmed in the tangle of excess emotions? Families and friends can learn skills to rekindle their relationship and better understand their loved one’s feelings and actions.  Please join us for a wonderfully enlightening day at the 3rd Annual Healing Hearts of Families 2014: Skills for Family Members. Your day will be enriched with principles you can use described by world-renowned experts in MBT (Mentalization Based Therapy) and DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy). Click here for more information and to register.

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Friends of Choices Luncheon

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Join The Council on Alcohol and Drugs Houston as we host the first annual Friends of Choices Luncheon which aims to raise funds for the Choices Program in its existing schools (Episcopal High School, Gateway Academy, Incarnate Word Academy, St. Thomas High School, and Westside High School) and to expand into others. This luncheon is generously sponsored by The Hildebrand Foundation. Click here for more information and to purchase your tickets now.

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Outcomes Management: Implementing an Effective Process for Measuring and Improving Your Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse Treatment Programs

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Join us for this Friday Forum workshop that discusses the ability to demonstrate the quality of a behavioral health agency’s program by ensuring there are effective outcomes management processes in place. These processes can enhance a program’s potential to sustain and increase funding and more importantly, they can improve the quality of life for clients. Click here for more information and to register online.

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