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May Training

May 18, 2018

$35 – $85

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Fellow EA Family, we are doing something a little different this time. We are offering mini crash courses in various subject areas throughout the training day. You will still get a full day’s worth of training but, hope to keep you engage with varied topics. SEE YOU SOON!!!!

EEOC Basics: A Crash Course for EA Professional


Session Description:

As EA professionals, we often work with client employees and client companies regarding ways to address various issues around diversity in the workplace. Sometimes managers and employees feel stuck about appropriate laws, and ways to develop policies around discrimination and other diversity issues in the workplace. An Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) representative will share details about the purpose of the EEOC, and provide EA professionals with a basic understanding about the EEOC filing process. Ways in which managers and EA professionals may reach out to EEOC for questions of clarity will be provided.


Arlene Glover is the Local Director of the U. S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Greensboro Local Office. Ms. Glover started her career with the EEOC in January 2007 as Spanish Bilingual Investigator. In her role as the Local Director, she oversees the daily operations of the Greensboro Local Office, assists enforcement staff with case development, issues final case determinations in the form of dismissals or cause findings, and provides training and outreach. Ms. Glover holds degrees in Criminal Justice and Spanish.

Managing EAPs from an Internal & External Perspective


Session Description:

A panelist of three solid EA professional managers will join us in sharing their experience in EAP operations and management from an internal and external program perspective. Specifically they will provide feedback about the following: the structure of an EA program; referral process for an EA program; highlights and challenges in managing an EAP; integration of Core Technologies in EA programs; considerations of the office climate in an EA program, etc.


Dr. Faith Drew lives in Charlotte where she is the EAP Director of McLaughlin Young Group and co-owner of Connect Couples Therapy, PLLC. She is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Employee Assistance Professional, a Gottman Certified Therapist, and an American Association of Marriage & Family Therapy Approved Supervisor. Dr. Drew has been in administrative roles for mental health organizations since 2006. She provides structure and builds processes within a system to increase efficiency and effectiveness. She leads from a strengths-based and team approach. Communication is one of her greatest assets. As for her personal life, she has been married for 15-years, has a 5-year-old Westie, is mom to an active 15-month-old daughter, and raises 5 chickens and gets farm-fresh eggs daily. She values relationships, being kind to others, and good food.


Ms. Gina Penland, MSW, LCSW, CEAP, LEAP  is the Director of  First Health of the Carolinas Employee Assistance Program. She has been working in the EAP world since  2006.  Gina obtained her Master’s degree in Social Work from The Ohio State University. Prior to her career in EAP, she spent 18 years working with hospice programs in Ohio and North Carolina providing bereavement services, caregiver support and education as well as staff supervision and training.  She is a certified trainer through the Alzheimer’s Association, for Caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s Disease.   Ms. Penland and her husband of 40 years, moved to Laurinburg, NC, from Napoleon, OH in 1997. They have 3 sons and one adorable 2 year old grandson.

Paul Turney has a Master’s degree in Social Work and is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) with over twenty-five years of experience primarily in the fields of substance abuse treatment and employee assistance counseling. He is certified and licensed as an employee assistance professional (CEAP, LEAP) and is currently the Manager for the Novant Health EAP and Work Life Services.  He is responsible for staff supervision and daily operations of an internal healthcare EAP. In addition to management and leadership functions, Paul provides clinical services to individual clients, coaching and consultation to leaders and facilitates departmental training and interventions.  He helped establish and coordinate the CISM (Critical Incident Stress Management) Team for Novant Health, is a member of the Winston-Salem Community Domestic Violence Council and has completed a four-year term as the Employee Assistance representative to the NC Board of Nursing’s Advisory Committee for Drug Monitoring Programs.  He is an active member of the North Carolina Chapter of the Employee Assistance Professional’s Association (EAPA), currently in the role of immediate past president, having served on the executive board for close to ten years.

LUNCH 12:15pm-1:30pm

Integrating Relational Life Therapy Techniques in EA Brief Counseling with





Session Description:

Because the techniques used in Relational Life Therapy allows for therapist to get to issues fairly quickly, gaining an understanding of its tenets would greatly benefit EA professionals when working with client employees around relationships with their significant others. The presenter will provide a basic introduction of Relational Life Therapy and its tenets. The presenter will also provide information about ways to receive advanced training in this approach.



Van Langeland earned his Masters of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from Loma Linda University in 1981. He then moved to Raleigh, North Carolina in January of 1982 to join his counseling practice, now known as Ridgeview Counseling Associates. He is one of the original partners and has been working at Ridgeview Counseling continuously since 1982. Van is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT).  He is a member of the Licensed Professional Counselor Association of NC and the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation. In addition to working with couples and families, he works individually with both adults and adolescents. Van’s therapeutic background is in Structural and Strategic Family Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems and Solution-Focused Therapy.  He has trained over the years with some of the leading professionals in the areas of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Ericksonian Psychotherapy, Codependency, Adult Children of Alcoholics, Adult Survivors of Abuse, Solution-Focused Therapy, Critical Incident Debriefing, Trauma, Marital Therapy and Grief and Loss. In the area of marital therapy, Van has finished Level 2 of the Gottman Couples Therapy training and is also a ‘Gottman Seven Principles Program Educator’. He has also trained with Harville Hendrix, David Burns and Terrence Real, founder of Relational Life Therapy and author of the book, “The New Rules For Couples”.


TRAINING Location: Fellowship Hall, Greensboro, NC

HOTEL  Location: Sheraton/Koury Greensboro $138.00 does not include taxes  


May 18, 2018
$35 – $85
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Sheraton/Koury Convention Center
3121 W. Gate City Blvd
Greensboro, NC United States
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800-242-6556 Ext.1


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