About the 2019 Al Greene Addicitions Institute

Al Greene Addiction Institute- Program Description

June 3-7, 2019


Continuing Education Provider: Department of Human Development and Psychological Counseling, Appalachian State University, NBCC ACEP #3001


Course Description: The annual summer institute is designed to provide graduate students and working professionals with an opportunity for in-depth exploration of cutting edge, clinical issues and topics within the addictions field.


Learning Outcomes:

1.     Describe theories and etiology of addictions and addictive behaviors.

2.     Know the neurobiology and medical foundation of addiction.

3.     Know the impact of co-occurring substance use disorders on medical and psychological disorders.

4.     Distinguish neurological, behavioral, psychological, physical, and social effects of psychoactive substances and addictive disorders on the user and significant others.

5.     Identify factors that increase the likelihood for a person, community, or group to be at risk for or resilient to psychoactive substance disorders.

6.     Understand cultural factors relevant to addiction and addictive behavior. 


Presenter Qualifications:


Category 1 Presenters:

  • Geri Miller, LP, LPC, LCAS, CCS
  • Ben Asma, NCC, LPCS, LCAS
  • Andrea Marsh
  • Jaime Dean
  • Brendan Hargett, PhD, LPC, LCAS, NCC
  • Mike Vannoy, LPCS, LCAS, CCS
  • James Harner, LCAS, CCS
  • Jill Van Horne, PhD, LPCS, NCC, RPT, EACALA Certified
  • John Roberts, MD
  • Kristen Benson, PhD, LMFT, AAMFT Approved Supervisor
  • Craig Cashwell, LPC, NCC, ACS
  • Mark Schwarze, PhD, LPCS, NCC, LCAS, CCS


NBCC Content Areas:

  • Counseling Theory/Practice and the Counseling Relationship