It’s Not about Me…It’s about Us: Engaging and Retaining, Part 3: What’s Next: Applying the Knowledge and Skills Lab (Webinar Recording)

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It’s Not about Me…It’s about Us
Part 3: What’s Next: Applying the Knowledge and Skills Lab
Lisa Connors, LCPC, NCC, MAC, ABD

December 1, 2022, 2:00pm-3:30pm EST


What happens with professionals working in prevention work? Where do they go from here? What is the takeaway messages in moving forward with clients? What do professionals need, what do they want, what is working, and what can be added to be proficient in serving clients who need them the most? The question is: What's Next? What's next for professionals in preventing substance use, misuse, and addictions among clients? This webinar will offer space for open dialogue and hands-on practices on how professionals can implement strategies, techniques, and tools in their work to benefit clients and communities.


  • Summarize how communication and relationships are vital components in substance use prevention work.
  • Identify resources that are needed to continue providing adequate services.
  • Formulate a collaborative approach by networking and building partnerships with other professionals in substance use prevention work.
  • Demonstrate strategies, techniques, and tools to provide substantial prevention work.


Lisa ConnorsLisa Connors, LCPC, NCC, MAC, ABD is an Associate Pastor at In His Image International Ministry, Inc. She is a Licensed Bachelor Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, Board-Certified Coach, Master Addiction Counselor, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, and Certified Grief Counseling Specialist. Ms. Connors is Certified in Thanatology [the study of death, dying, and bereavement]. She has been in the human services/social work/counseling fields for 30 years and has worked in a variety of settings providing services to the despondent and downtrodden. Ms. Connors works tirelessly to help others reach their fullest potential in life, supporting and empowering those who have been oppressed, stigmatized, marginalized, and victimized. Her greatest passion is working with, serving, and providing training related to individuals affected by HIV/AIDS, substance use and mental health disorders, violence/abuse/trauma, grief and loss, racial and social injustices. Ms. Connors is a mental health therapist providing services to individuals who have co-occurring issues. In addition to her pastoral and clinical work, Ms. Connors is a college professor. She has taught at the University of Maryland and is currently teaching at Anne Arundel Community College in Maryland. Like many women of color, Ms. Connors has experienced various forms of oppression. Ms. Connors earned her Bachelor of Social Work, Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Professional Counseling degrees, respectively, and is a Doctoral Candidate completing her Ph.D. in Psychology.


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