Continuing Education

CE programs are free to members. Prospective members may join at a workshop or conference by paying the GCCA $35 annual membership fee. Non-members cannot receive CE credit unless they join GCCA. Occasionally, a workshop may have a fee for food, drinks and/or speaker about which all workshop attendees are required to pay.

Individuals or organizations desiring to sponsor a GCCA approved CE workshop should read the following for detailed information.

CE Website Info (GCCA)

To obtain the Continuing Education form needed to gain GCCA sponsorship of a workshop, first, download – Acrobat Reader). Next, print the following form.


The acrobatic reader you downloaded will open the file for you to see. Lastly, complete Section 2 of the form and mail to the Continuing Education Director listed on the form. For further information, contact the CE Director:

Terri Cordle, Berry College
Phone: 706.236.2259

NOT APPROVED BY GCCA means the program is not sponsored nor approved by GCCA. Therefore, CE hours and certificates are not awarded by GCCA. These sources are posted to further assist members identify alternatives CE providers.

Upcoming Continuing Education Programs:

PTSD:  An Overview of Symptoms, Risk Factors, and Treatment
Friday, July 20, 2012
Albany Region:  Georgia Southwestern State University

The presentation covers the topic of PTSD. Symptoms, prevalence rate, and risk factors will be presented. Specific suggestions will be given for how to help people cope with symptoms of PTSD including the areas of:

•  Unwanted memories, images, or thoughts
•  Feelings of anxiety
•  Dreams and nightmares
•  Falling and staying asleep
•  Irritability and anger
•  Concentration

Various treatment modalities for PTSD will be discussed including therapy and medication. Additionally, there will be a brief preview of likely changes in the diagnosis of PTSD for the DSM-V.

To register:   PTSD: An Overview of Symptoms, Risk Factors, and Treatment

AOD Emerging Issues
Friday, July 20, 2012
Kennesaw State University Center for Young Adult Addiction and Recovery and the GA Network

 Lunch provided

This three hour workshop will provide participants an increased understanding of AOD emerging issues on the college campus, understanding and responding to the impact by looking at evidenced and theory based practices.   Covering the basics of a current AOD continuum of care model and practices at Kennesaw State University, counselors and staff working in higher education will increase their knowledge in the following ways: (1) in a values based approach to change, (2) by reviewing and discussing online educational tools, (3) trends in evidenced based practices on the college campus and (4) current local, state and federal initiatives to support Higher Education.  Approved for 3 CE’s through Georgia College Counseling Association

Where: Kennesaw State University Social Science Building SO1019
When: July 20, 2012,  10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Parking:  On campus West Deck or West Lot

To reserve a spot – email the following to
Name, Title, University, email

Space is limited