Building Capacity for Tomorrow’s Addiction Workforce

Dr. Laurie Cathers, PhD, and Denise Hall, MS, NCC, CRC, explore the field of addiction treatment and ways to improve educational opportunities for addiction counselors in Virginia. Dr. Cathers is a research associate in the Department of Rehabilitation Counseling, School of Allied Health. She is the coordinator and co-instructor for the Behavioral Science Curriculum; an interdisciplinary collaboration between Rehabilitation Counseling and VCU School of Dentistry and she instructs in the International Programme in Addiction Studies and in the School of Allied Health PhD in Health Related Sciences. Hall is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) and serves as the clinical coordinator for the Department of Rehabilitation Counseling at Virginia Commonwealth University.

The From Research to Recovery Town Hall brings together speakers from across the country to address mental health, substance use and other facets of behavioral and emotional health.

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