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Region 6-AHEC Diagnosing & Treatment of Acute Stress Disorder (ASD) & Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
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LPCANC Region 6 and Charlotte AHEC have partnered to bring a series of workshops to Mecklenburg County. Registration will be done through the AHEC Office; please visit the Charlotte AHEC website for more info!

When: 2-26-16
9:00 AM
Where: Center for Learning and Development - Building K, Classroom 17
5039 Airport Center Parkway
Charlotte, North Carolina  28232
United States
Contact: LPCANC:Glenna Thurston; AHEC: Kelly T Blasky, MPH
LPCANC 919-723-7087; AHEC (Kelly): 704-512-6529

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Diagnosing and Treatment of Acute Stress Disorder (ASD) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Presenter: LaTonya M. Summers, MA NCC MAC LPC LCPS LCAS

Presented in partnership with LPCANC & Charlotte AHEC

Friday, February 26 - 9am - 4:30pm



The workshop will be presented in both a didactic and experiential format.The presenter will discuss how to form an ICD-10 Diagnosis for both ASD and PTSD. Goal setting and application of treatment interventions will be reviewed as well as the identification of appropriate patients for psychopharmacological intervention. Ethical and Legal considerations will also be covered in this training.

Learning Objectives:

  • Develop an ICD-10 Diagnosis for both ASD and PTSD.
  • Describe goal setting and application of treatment interventions.
  • Identify appropriate patients for psychopharmacological intervention.

Presenter Bio:  

LaTonya M. Summers has over 20 years of mental health and substance abuse counseling experience in inpatient, outpatient, and private practice settings. Since 2007, she has served as founder and executive director of the LifeSkills Counseling & Consulting Group, in the University area of Charlotte. She is trained to treat people with addictions, trauma, anxiety, and mood disorders. She has served as a consultant for Vanguard, Carebridge, and Boy Scouts of America.

LaTonya is currently a doctoral student at UNC-Charlotte, where she is studying Counseling Education & Supervision. Her research interests include treating racial battle fatigue, combating excessive use of police force against African-American males, and restoring Black family structure. For her advocacy efforts, she was named the 2015 Nancy Howell Scholarship Recipient by the LPCANC. She is an adjunct professor at Montreat College, teaching substance abuse courses at the Morganton, Asheville, and Charlotte campuses.

LaTonya is currently serving a two-year term on the Mecklenburg County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council, is a board member of Firm Foundations Youth & Family Outreach, Inc., and is the President of LifeSkills Cares, her own nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating stigmas associated with mental illness and increasing access to care. 

LaTonya became a nationally acclaimed novelist with her book, “Good to Me.” She also writes nonfiction, and her manual, “Build & Grow Your Practice in 31 Days,” has launched hundreds of private counseling practices.

She obtained a BS degree in Child Psychology and a MA in Addictions Counseling, both from Appalachian State University, Boone, NC in 1994 and 1996, respectively.

LPCANC Members: $115

Non-Members, early bird rate $125

Earn 6.0 Contact Hours

Registration and payment will be done through the Charlotte AHEC Site; click here to register!

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