The Bryan Independence Center offers free continuing education programming for health professionals. Typically, these are offered as three-hour CEU opportunities toward continued licensure as a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor in the state of Nebraska. These trainings are offered free-of-charge to other community providers or professionals seeking to become more competent and holistic in their work with substance abusing clients.
Eating Disorders within the Substance Abuse Population
Monday, August 29, 2011, 1:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
This program has been approved for two LADC contact hours.
You must register to attend.
Working with LGBTQ Clients: Exploring Identity, Abuse and Treatment
Wednesday, September 14, 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Program was submitted for three LADC contact hours - approval pending
The Bryan Independence Center promotes the educational development of students in our community who are interested in increasing their competencies in working with clients in a substance abuse setting. It is part of our philosophy to give back to the community by helping to train competent counselors and addiction staff members.
Our staff includes licensed alcohol and drug counselors and licensed mental health counselors. Each semester we offer supervision and training to students seeking a practicum placement site; your practicum will need to be part of your school program. Please call the clinical manager, Jill Berger LADC, LIMHP, CPC, at (402) 481-5318 if you are interested in applying for a counseling internship.
Collaboration with Schools and Programs
The Independence Center offers clinical opportunities to Southeast Community College Lincoln Human Services students interested in pursuing alcohol and drug counselor licensure. Students spend 13 weeks working alongside experienced mental health technicians and registered nurses in the therapeutic environment, learning to be an active part of the treatment team.
Nursing students from Bryan College of Health Sciences and Union College receive a six-hour workshop to introduce students to the basics of the disease of addiction and treatment. Presenters include Bryan Independence Center nurses and counselors.
Bryan College of Health Sciences students also may request time for a more individual in-depth clinical experience with an Independence Center RN preceptor or one of the Intervention Nurses.