“Training of Trainers"
Effective trainers have played key roles in enhancing the professional development of addiction counselors in Illinois. As the profession continues to integrate contemporary issues, a new generation of trainers is needed to supplement current trainers. This Training of Trainers (TOT) will focus on essential fundamentals of training design and delivery. Participants are encouraged to create an action plan to promote ongoing growth as a trainer.
ABOUT BOB, MARK AND LAURA
Bob Carty, LCSW, CADC, CCJP, for thirty-nine years, has served in the addictions treatment profession in various roles – counselor, supervisor, trainer, author, mentor, board member and administrator. This included more than a decade of coordinating an accredited training program in Chicago to prepare individuals to become addictions counselors. During this time, he co-wrote a book with William White and others entitled The Training Life. From 1998 to 2003, he worked as a Deputy Director of TASC, designing and implementing community re-entry programs in conjunction with the Illinois Department of Corrections and the Division of Alcohol and Substance Abuse. Later, Mr. Carty developed Partnerships in Clinical Training and Consultation (PCTC), providing consulting services to peer-based, recovery programs, spanning the country from New England to Alaska. In 2011, the Illinois Certification Board named him the “Professional of the Year” for his service to this field. Following his PCTC years, he was the Program Coordinator of Harborview Recovery Center, a hospital-based, addictions treatment program. Since August of 2015, he has served as the Clinical Director of Hazelden-Chicago, coaching and mentoring a strong team of clinicians in an outpatient setting.
Mark Sanders, LCSW, CADC is an international speaker in the behavioral health field whose presentations have reached thousands throughout the Unites States, Europe, Canada, and the Caribbean Islands. He is co-author of Recovery Management and author of Relationship Detox: How to Have Healthy Relationships in Recovery. He has had two stories published in the New York Times best-selling book series, Chicken Soup for the Soul. His most recent book is entitled, Slipping through the Cracks: Intervention Strategies for Clients with Multiple Addictions and Disorders. He is a lecturer at the University of Chicago.
Laura Garcia, MAAPS, CADC, PES is the Director of Clinical Programs for the Salvation Army Harbor Light Center in Chicago, Illinois. Her work experience includes working with men and woman living with a substance use and/or mental health disorder, and counseling children who experienced domestic violence and sexual abuse. She has worked for DHS/DASA, as a Substance Abuse Program Monitor and inspected providers statewide. She holds a Master of Arts in Applied Professional Studies from DePaul University and is a Certified Parenting Education and Support Instructor. She has completed the forty-hour Domestic Violence training and forty-hour Sexual Assault Crisis Intervention Training. She is currently a student at Governor State University, working on a second Master of Arts in Counseling, her LPC, and is an ICB Board Member.