This is the registration form for the Third Annual Mental Health Symposium organized by the Center for Excellence in Research at Lindsey Wilson College, Columbia, KY.

After submission of your registration, you will be taken to a page where you can complete a credit-card transaction to pay for the Third Annual Mental Health Symposium
Center for Excellence in Research 3rd Annual Mental Health Symposium Registration

As a service to the Counseling Professionals, the Lindsey Wilson College Center for Excellence in Research is pleased to offer this professional development symposium on May 6th, 2017. CEUs are offered through Kentucky Board of the Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors.

The participants will earn up to 6 Continuing Education hours by attending this pre-approved symposium by the KY LPCC Board.

Cost for attending the upcoming symposium on May 6th, 2017

  • $40 Mental Health Professionals (Private settings or gov, mental health facilities).
  • $0 Lindsey Wilson College Faculty, Staff, Adjunct Faculty, Students, and Supervisors.

Saturday, May 6th, 2017

Open Registration - 8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. (CST)
Symposium - 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (CST)

Lindsey Wilson College, Columbia Campus, Hodge Center

The major focus of this symposium is on substance abuse and mental health counseling.

Addiction, and addiction-related issues. Some topics include.

  • Internet addiction
  • Spirituality and addictions
  • Childhood trauma, substance abuse, and suicides
  • A Hierarchy of Addiction: A conceptual model for treating intra-psychic and extra-psychic patterns of addictive behavior
  • The Legacy of Hope: Role and dynamics within addicted families
  • Who is the client: Identifying and restructuring the family roles in addictions

Keynote Speaker

KCA President-Elect Michelle Sircy

In this session you will hear the personal story of KCA President-elect, Michelle Sircy on the power counselors play in the fight against substance abuse. As drug and alcohol abuse threaten our families and communities, Michelle will share an inspiring story about the critical role counselors have in supporting all of those affected.

Invited Presentation: Why Psychoactive Substances Don't Hijack Most Brains and What this Means for Counseling.
Dr. George Richardson
Assistant Professor and Coordinator
Substance Abuse Counseling Program
University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio

Featured Session: Hierarchy of Addiction: A Conceptual Model for Treating Intra-Psychic and Extra-Psychic Patterns of Addictive Behaviors
Steven Patrick, Ed.D., PC
Elijah Sprague, M.Ed., PC. CDCA

Poster Sessions:
Awards Ceremony: 4:15 p.m.-5:00 p.m. at Hodge Center
First Award, $100, Second Award, $75.00, and Third Award, $50.00 (Gift Cards)

9am-4pm CST (6 Clock Hours)

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If you have any questions or if you need additional information, please contact Dr. Daya Singh Sandhu, Professor and Director of Research, at

You can also contact Dr. Jeffrey Parsons with any questions at or (270) 250-9312.