The North Carolina Employee Assistance Professional Association (NC EAPA) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6548. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The North Carolina Employee Assistance Professional (NC EAPA) Association is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.


December Training

December 14, 2018

Embassy Suites

Concord, NC


Registration begins 8:00am
Program 8:30am to 4:30pm
Lunch and Chapter business meeting included


Hotel reservations :  Cut off for Group rate November 30th.   (window for discount extended from Nov 19th)

  1.  Calling the hotel direct @ 704 455 8200 and speak to our reservations department; please give the agent the dates needed and your group, NCE

2.  Calling 1 800 362-2779 and let the reservationist know that you’re looking to book with the group code NCE and for what dates.

3.  Online.  Use Special rate Code 4;  Group Code NCE :   Reserve Here 


Register for Training and pay online or by check:  Here


Title:  Compassion Fatigue:  Serving From an Empty Cup
Presenter:  Dr. Sheba Stowe

Dr. Stowe received her Master of Arts in Community Counseling from the University of North Carolina and doctorate in Behavioral Health from Arizona State University.  She is an National Certified Counselor, Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, and has held certification as a Master Addiction Counselor.  She holds licensure as a Professional Counselor.  She is rostered as a Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist and a Military and Family Life Consultant.   As a Private Practitioner and Consultant she has more than 15 years of experience providing counseling, professional development, and consultative services to various government, non-profit, community, and healthcare agencies.  She incorporates integrative care into her service delivery bridging the gap between behavior health and physical health.  She delivers behavior healthcare services with the emphasis on achieving the “triple aim” to improve patient care, to decrease cost, and improve outcomes.  She recently founded a nonprofit organization that promotes wellness through education, food and nutrition, and healthcare management.  As a summer feeding program sponsor, her nonprofit was a winner of the 2018 Rising Star Award sponsored by the North Carolina Department of Instruction and a North Carolina nominee for a 2018 US Department of Agriculture Federal Nutrition Award.



September Training

   September 21, 2018

           Mayton Inn, Cary, North Carolina


               301 S Academy St, Cary, NC 27511

We are very excited about September’s Regional Training!!!!!


Friday, September 21, 2018




Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: The EEOC perspective for EA professionals

Ms. Arlene Glover

Ms. Arlene Glover, The EEOC Greensboro Local Office Director will be discussing sexual harassment from the EEOC perspective. Specifically, she will: a) define what constitutes sexual harassment; b) discuss options for addressing this issue as reported from an employee; c) discuss requirements for workplace managers/supervisors to take to address this issue; d) discuss how the EA professional can support the individual client employee and client company in dealing with these concerns; e) address ways to raise awareness and support only appropriate and non-harassing interactions in the workplace.


The MeToo Movement: Supporting Employees and Organizations

Dr. Marvice Marcus

Dr. Marcus currently serves as a Staff Psychologist and Assistant Director of Training Programs at Duke University Counseling and Psychological Services. He earned a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Washington State University, and completed a predoctoral internship at Duke University CAPS.  Dr. Marcus has primarily worked in university mental health, spanning three regions of the United States.  Committed to innovation in higher education, equity and inclusion, and wellness promotion, Dr. Marcus employs critical social theories to facilitate positive change and improved life chance for disenfranchised communities.  Globally, he advocates for the redistribution of economic and material resources, both of which create social conditions that perpetuate marginality.


Dr. Marcus views clinical work as both a place of refuge for clients and an avenue for activism. He enjoys working with students who present with adjustment concerns, eating disorders, social and familial conflict, and identity-based stress/trauma.  His approach to therapy is integrative, mostly composed of interpersonal/relational interventions and emotion-focused strategies.

More specifically, Dr. Marcus is interested in developing ways to effectively use cultural studies to contextualize human suffering and problematize intersubjectivity. Other professional interests include men and masculinities, race and gender politics, and issues of diversity, inclusion and mattering/belonging at institutions of higher education.  In his free time, Dr. Marcus enjoys spending time with family and friends (laughter!), reading and listening to music, and visiting local eateries.


Book rooms now:       919.670.5000        Code:  NC EAPA

  $169.00 all inclusive of taxes, breakfast, parking, WiFi, and personal morning coffee concierge service.

May book Doubles or King rooms for this rate. Room block is limited. So book now. 

Deadline for booking rooms: August 21, 2018





May 18, 2018


5140 Dunstan Rd.


phone:  336.621.3381


HOTEL INFORMATION:  Sheraton/Koury  Greensboro  $138/night  (before taxes)

3121 W Gate City Blvd     To book your room:  800-242-6556  ext. 2

To book online:


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 12:00pm-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”.





DECEMBER 8, 2017 

“Listen, Learn, Lead, Repeat:

A Theoretical, Developmental, and Practical Approach

to Mentoring for EA Professionals”

LOCATION:   Aloft Charlotte Ballantyne

131 Ballantyne Corporate Place

Charlotte, NC  28277

Room rates are:  $119 plus tax

Guests may now call 704-247-2222

Request to book under the “NC EAPA Block”

Or  use the link information provided  here.




 This interactive and informative session will explore the history of mentoring in the workplace,

explain contemporary theory and practices, and increase participant productivity, career and personal goal setting, and understanding of how to maximize the mentor/mentee relationship.


Presenter: Dr. Manuel Dudley

Brief Bio: Dr. Manuel Dudley is the Dean of the Greensboro Campus at Guilford Technical Community College. He is responsible for facilities, student conduct, general campus operations/management, and serves as the liaison and designee on various college committees and special initiatives throughout the Greensboro community. Dr. Dudley has worked at GTCC since 2010 and in the North Carolina Community College System for 20 years. He received a B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies with a minor in Psychology, a M.S. in Counseling and Educational Development, and Ed. S. in Gerontology from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He began his community college career as a recruiter and Human Resources Development trainer at Wayne Community College, held a subsequent position as the Department Chair of Human Services Technology, and was hired in 2003 by Mitchell Community College as the Dean of Math, Natural and Social Sciences, Public Services and Cooperative Education.

His work with the North Carolina Community College Minority Male Mentoring Initiative received statewide recognition in 2008 and currently volunteers on boards for The Greensboro Housing Authority, the UNC-Greensboro School of Counseling and Educational Development, Family Service of the Piedmont, and the State Employees Credit Union-Muirs Chapel Branch.

Dr. Dudley received his doctoral degree in Leadership Studies from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and dissertation topic was “Mentoring as a Professional Development Tool in Preparing the Next Generation Leaders in the North Carolina Community College System”.



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