THE on-LINER March 2002 EDITION|
HERE'S THE LATEST CHAPTER NEWS!
JOBS... JOBS... JOBS!
Magellan Behavioral Health is looking for a PhD psychologist
or LCSW (MSW) to provide 20 hours/week EAP and outpatient mental
health services in the Charlotte office. You must be NC licensed,
have had 3-5 years clinical experience with strong CD background.
Prefer child/adolescent experience. Excellent salary/benefits.
Some evening hours required. Send resume to: Clinical Manager,
300 Billingsley Rd. #109, Charlotte, NC 28211 or fax 704-358-3714.
Part-time Case Manager, Monitor: Requires Masters Degree
with substance abuse certification. EAP experience helpful-frequent
travel within NC required. Contact: Margaret Graves, Exec.
Dir., NC Caring Dental Professionals, Box 1258, Southern Pines,
WHERE HAVE YOU GONE ROY SONOVICK?
Veteran EA professional, colleague, and friend to many recently
retired as EAP Branch Chief for the Division of MH/DD/SAS. Those
who know Roy are aware of the contributions he made to the EAP
profession not only in North Carolina, but throughout the field.
Roy was recently honored at a gathering in Graham where he received
recognition from President Bush and Governor Easely. Roy's plans
are to take a month off to work at his beach house before returning
to Burlington and seeking work closer to his home. Who knows,
he could return as a colleague in another capacity. We will
miss Roy as a colleague, but still have him as a friend. If
you would like to reach Roy you can do so by writing him at:
506 Plantation Drive, Burlington, NC 27215. Great job
Roy and good luck!
If you are a new member contact Ray Robbins at 704-262-1834
so you can be recognized in The Liner.
CHANGE IS CONSTANT
If your email or mailing address has recently changed contact
Paula Edwards, chapter secretary, at 828-757-5727 and let her
know. If you need to update your email address contact Andy
Silberman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BOOK REVIEW - FOUR-STAR GUIDE TO
Dennie Kuppinger of the Diversity Committee has been kind
enough to provide a review of the book How to Care for Aging
Parents, by Virginia Morris, 1996.
Have you ever felt like you might be re-inventing the wheel
when trying to address eldercare issues? Like surely someone
has taken the time to figure out this maze? Well, someone has
and it is the manual for navigating the eldercare maze.
Ms. Morris addresses all the issues from the legal, medical,
financial, care giving, to emotional needs of all concerned.
At $15.95, it is an excellent resource to suggest to your clients
who may be feeling bewildered by the complexity of the aging
issues. She provides an easy to read format with tips, phone
numbers, facts, information, and vignettes to add a human face
to the picture. Readers will be empowered to find dignity and
hope not only for their loved ones, but also for themselves.
"On that day...she was finally trusting me to care for
her. She wasn't fighting me. I finally felt what I had always
wanted to feel with her..."
The Virginia Chapter of EAPA is sponsoring preconference training
May 14-15 in Wintergreen, VA on DOT/SAY Qualification Training.
The training is presented by Jeffrey A. Kaye and Cristi S. Davis,
both CEAPs. The training is 12 hours and the cost is $250.
For more information contact Jeff Kaye at 1-800-611-6888.
Remember to refer to the back of the newsletter for a listing
of officers and committee chairs. If you have any questions,
concerns, or want to serve on a chapter committee contact the
Each chapter member has access to brief counseling as a part
of the chapter Peer Referral Program. Refer to the Chapter Operations
Manual for information on accessing this assistance.
The following is from the book The Promise of a New Day, by
Karen Casey, available at hazelden.org.
Today's Thought: Being human is itself difficult, and
therefore all kinds of settlements (except dream cities) have
problems. Jane Jacobs
A sure cure for rage at the minor irritations of daily life
is to sit back from the traffic jam, the broken appointment,
the lost vital information, and say, "Being human is itself
difficult." It may not cure our frustrations for long,
but is's worth practicing.
Many of our troubles stem from forgetting just how difficult
it is. We often have impossibly high standards
for behavior, especially our own. We are complicated, marvelous
creatures who have many skills, but we thwart our own capacity
for enjoyment by expecting that we will be perfect.
If we can detach ourselves from anger and disappointment and
reflect on how wonderful it is that we can do anything at all,
we may remember to love ourselves and others for our human complexity
Nobody's perfect; such is the nature of my humanity.
Conference exhibitors were kind enough to provide prizes at
the conclusion of the conference. Patrice Alexander had her
name drawn no less than six times. Other multiple drawees were
Gene Smith and Terry Newsome. Eric Hunter kept his two-year
streak alive by winning again.
Congratulations to (l-r): Martha Ausman, President's Award;
Vicki Harrington, Awards Committee Chair; and Joan Radofrd, Outstanding
Member Award. Joan assumes the Chair of the Awards Committe.
MEMBER IN THE NEWS
Congratulations to Jaci Betts who was recently honored with
the 2001 ATHENA Award in recognition of her numerous community
service activities including Past Chair of the United Way Call
& Answer Line, missionary work in Brazil and Guatemala, and
past President of the Asheboro Rotary Club.
MARCH CONFERENCE WRAP UP
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& Services page for
From the buzz that was heard, the North Carolina 23rd Annual
Training Conference was a success. Have I mentioned that this
I had the pleasure and honor of being surrounded by some great
chapter members, co-chair Sandy Allen, Martha Ausman, Miriam
Bundy, David Hamby, Melissa Holmes, Cliff Morgan, Joan Radford
and Jo Turbyfill. I also want to thank again the 24 exhibitors
that shared their time with our chapter. Without their support,
this conference would not be at the level it is. Thank you again
to Value Options for their continued Sponsorship, Carolina Manor,
Carolinas HealthCare System, Caron Foundation, Cornerstone of
Recovery, Inc., Dilworth Center, Eastover Psychological, Eckerd
Youth Alternatives, Fellowship Hall, First Health Behavioral
Services, Hazelden, High Point Behavioral Health, Hospice at
Charlotte, Inner Harbour, Life Center of Galax, Lifeworks Behavioral
Health, Northeast Medical Center, Novant Health, Renfrew Center,
Southeast Pain Alternatives, Three Springs of NC, Wilmington
Treatment Center, Workplace Options, Inc., Alzheimer's Association
and Council on Aging. Big ups to David Hamby and Sandy Allen
who worked hard to get the exhibitors there. There were awesome
speakers that spoke on timely subjects, and energize the participants.
Sheri Lynch, the morning radio talk show host on 107.9 the LINK,
kicked us off with her humorous but touching story on how she
got help through her EAP to William Moyers inspiring people to
their feet in a standing ovation. Each presenter brought good
information and received great feedback from the participants.
We must mention Bingo and say thank you to Chuck a.k.a. Cliff
Morgan and Vanna a.k.a. Shannon South A good time was had by
all and fabulous prizes were won. We had representation from
South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee that
attended the conference. The word is getting out about the outstanding
conferences that the North Carolina Chapter puts on. I pass
this on to Sandy Allen with confidence that 2003 will be bigger
2002 March Conference Chairperson
Nationally syndicated radio talk show host Sheri Lynch of Bob
and Sheri (107.9 FM) in Charlotte delivers the opening keynote
address for the March Conference. Sheri shared her personal EAP
experience in an entertaining and poignant manner.
L-R: EAP Licensure Committee members, Ben Stiling, Chair;
Midgie Brawley, Patrice Alexander, and John Howard participate
in a panel discussion on EAP practice licensure in NC.
Plenary speaker William C. Moyers (Hazelden Foundation and
son of Bill Moyers ) delivers an inspiring Plenary address about
how each of us can make a difference in the battle on chemical
dependency. Afterwards, he received a standing ovation. Hard
to do right after lunch!
Cliff Morgan and assistant "Vanna" (aka Shannon
South) serve as facilitators for the "full contact"
bingo games. There were numerous valuable prizes awarded to many
Supporting Companies found in the OnLiner!
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