Continuing Education


Continuing Education Programs For Professionals, Businesses, Organizations and Others

Fairbanks is licensed by the State of Indiana and the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC) to provide continuing education and training programs for professionals from a variety of fields, including: Addiction and recovery specialists, social workers, marriage and family therapists and mental health counselors.

EMDR Training Series 2 - March 20, 21 & 22

EMDR Basic Training is done in the course of two full weekends (6 days total) and consists of lecture, audiovisual learning aids (videos, etc), and practicum/experiential components with trained EMDR facilitators to help guide you through learning the protocols and procedures of EMDR. At the end of the two weekends, you will be a trained EMDR therapist, ready to help your clients heal from traumatic experiences of all types. To learn more and register, visit

LGBT Community Awareness: Serving a Specialty Population - March 31

In clinical practice, it is imperative that counselors and other helping professionals understand the special needs of each population they serve. The LGBT community is one population which has dealt with discrimination often due to lack of understanding. Registration for this training is $69. Register for this six hour CEU seminar to gain insights and new approaches to successfully working with LGBT individuals.

Helping Your Clients Maintain Recovery - April 21 | June 17

Maintaining recovery is paramount to long term success after alcohol and drug treatment. This session will provide important information on how counselors, probation officers and others can support clients in recovery. The relationship can offer greater success for clients as they maintain recovery. Hear from a Fairbanks recovery coach who provides recovery services to clients each day. Register for this free lunch and learn that offers 1 CEU. For additional information, contact Susan Day at

I'm Miserable and You Can't Help Me: Treating Teens With Co-Occurring Substance Use and Psychiatric Disorders - May 8

Treating teens with co-occurring disorders can be confusing, complex and overwhelming. This workshop is designed to discuss the prevalence of co-occurring disorders among the adolescent population that requires an effective and integrative model of treatment in which substance use and emotional/psychiatric diagnoses are treated adequately, and concurrently. This training will be presented by Janice Gabe, LCSW, CAC, who is a nationally recognized expert in the treatment of teens with co-occurring disorders. This workshop will provide a specific, workable, effective model for addressing this issue. This training is cosponsored by ICAADA. Registration for this training is $69 and offers six CEUs.

Mary Jane Doesn’t Do Well at School: Marijuana’s Impact on School Success - May 19

Beyond the hype, what is the real scoop on marijuana, student learning and well-being? This session will inform individuals who work with youth about the impact of marijuana on student performance and school success. This session will be presented by Hope Academy Clinical Specialist Dr. Sig Zielke. Register for this free lunch and learn that offers 1 CEU. For additional information contact Susan Day at

EAPA Indiana Chapter Trainings - May 20 and 21

Fairbanks will be the host site for the a new EAPA training on Wednesday, May 20 for counselors and therapists to receive an Employee Assistance EA Specialist Clinician Certificate. This one day training will prepare therapists to understand Employee Assistance Programs, differences between MH and behavioral counseling and EAP counseling and tips on gaining EAP referrals in your practice. A second day of training, Thursday, May 21, is being offered at the Annual Indiana EAPA conference and will cover ethics, the Affordable Care Act, trauma issues and Wellness in EAP’s. For cost, registration and information, please contact Mark Uebel at or 812.314.3678.

Susan Li Conference - July 16 & 17, 2015

Held annually, Fairbanks’ Susan Li Conference offers 12.75 Continuing Education Units (CEU). This is two-day event featuring keynote speakers in addition to best-practice learning opportunities focuses on addiction treatment and recovery. Past speakers have included former National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism President Dr. Ting Kai Ling, Dr. James Prochaska, co-developer of the Transtheoretical model of stages for change, Dr. Marcus Heilig from the NIAAA, Dr. Stephanie Covington, expert in Women, Trauma and Addiction and Janice Gabe, LCSW, expert in teens and young adults. The 2015 conference will focus on mental health and addiction and will feature excellent speakers from Indiana, Illinois and surrounding locations. For more information about this year's conference click here. Learn more about the trainings being offered this year in our 2015 Susan Li Brochure!

Corporate/Non-profit Programs
Fairbanks also offers educational programming for corporations, schools, mental health centers and other organizations designed to help better understand the disease of addiction – and how it may be successfully treated. For more information, please contact us.