Upcoming EAPA Chapter Meetings!
7272 Park Circle Drive

Cost: No charge for Chesapeake Chapter members and full-time students. $25 charge for non-members.

Schedule:

8:15 am - 8:45 am: Refreshments and networking

8:45 am - 9:00 am:  Announcements

9:00 am - Noon:  Presentation

 

February 6, 2020


Speaker:
Dr. Lisa Cooper-Lucas

Title: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Culture

Objectives: Trauma and psychological suffering are mediated by culture and historical experiences (Jackson 2013). Clinicians must be mindful and develop cultural humility, responsiveness, and competence to effectively “understand, assess, diagnose, communicate, and treat patients from different ethnocultural traditions” (Marsella, 2010, pp 17-26). At the conclusion of this workshop, clinicians will have an increased understanding of:

  • The impact of cultural coping practices

  • The collective or individualistic nature of an individual’s culture

  • The appropriateness of individual therapy vs. an ecological approach that incorporates the larger cultural community as a coping resource

  • The historical perspective impact and the intergenerational familial experiences

  • The subtle traumatic experiences of marginalized groups and how those experiences can impact world view and response to trauma

  • The inherent same in addressing negative affect, and fear of involvement with services may require nuanced and negative treatment options

  • The ability to self-assess clinician competence and search for cultural blind spots. Perfection in cultural competence is never attainable, and must remain an ongoing practice(Marsella, 2010 p. 17)


Speaker Bio: Dr. Cooper-Lucas is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Provider in the Washington, DC-Maryland geography. She also holds certifications as a Trauma informed therapist, a Certified Employee Assistance Professional, Master Addiction Counselor and a Department of Transportation (DOT) Qualified Substance Abuse Professional. Dr. Cooper-Lucas completed her doctorate level studies in counseling psychology with a minor in Counselor Education and Supervision from a CACREP accredited program at The School of Professional Psychology in Washington, DC. Dr. Cooper-Lucas is also a Trauma Informed Mental Health First Aid responder to local and national disasters. Early in her career she was recruited after 9/11 by the Defense Intelligence Agency to provide care to the employees and their families impacted by the catastrophic events of that day. 

Dr. Cooper-Lucas has a very diverse mental health career which includes providing services for Magellan Behavioral Health as the “Manager of Clinical Implementation”, opening mental health clinics across the United States, As a clinician in faculty and staff assistance program at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions in providing counseling support to the medical personnel ; in addition Dr. Cooper-Lucas facilitated the integration of care; incorporating a comprehensive mental health product into the medical assessment and ongoing medical care for the Federally regulated “Safety-Sensitive” employees of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, as the Manager of Medical Services and Compliance Branch. Prior to which over a three year period Dr. Cooper-Lucas hosted a two way talk radio program on NPR radio station WEAA educating the public on mental health and substance abuse topics.. 

Currently Dr. Cooper-Lucas is the Sr. Manager of Clinical Operations at the American Substance Abuse Professional (ASAP) organization. 

Dr. Cooper-Lucas is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Provider in the Washington, DC-Maryland
geography. She also holds certifications as a Trauma informed therapist, a Certified Employee
Assistance Professional, Master Addiction Counselor and a Department of Transportation (DOT)
Qualified Substance Abuse Professional. Dr. Cooper-Lucas completed her doctorate level studies
in counseling psychology with a minor in Counselor Education and Supervision from a CACREP
accredited program at The School of Professional Psychology in Washington, DC. Dr. Cooper-Lucas
is also a Trauma Informed Mental Health First Aid responder to local and national disasters. Early in
her career she was recruited after 9/11 by the Defense Intelligence Agency to provide care to the
employees and their families impacted by the catastrophic events of that day.
Dr. Cooper-Lucas has a very diverse mental health career which includes providing services for
Magellan Behavioral Health as the “Manager of Clinical Implementation”, opening mental health
clinics across the United States, As a clinician in faculty and staff assistance program at the Johns
Hopkins Medical Institutions in providing counseling support to the medical personnel ; in addition
Dr. Cooper-Lucas facilitated the integration of care; incorporating a comprehensive mental health
product into the medical assessment and ongoing medical care for the Federally regulated
“Safety-Sensitive” employees of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, as the
Manager of Medical Services and Compliance Branch. Prior to which over a three year period Dr.
Cooper-Lucas hosted a two way talk radio program on NPR radio station WEAA educating the
public on mental health and substance abuse topics..
Currently Dr. Cooper-Lucas is the Sr. Manager of Clinical Operations at the American Substance
Abuse Professional (ASAP) organization.
Dr. Cooper-Lucas is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Provider in the Washington, DC-Maryland
geography. She also holds certifications as a Trauma informed therapist, a Certified Employee
Assistance Professional, Master Addiction Counselor and a Department of Transportation (DOT)
Qualified Substance Abuse Professional. Dr. Cooper-Lucas completed her doctorate level studies
in counseling psychology with a minor in Counselor Education and Supervision from a CACREP
accredited program at The School of Professional Psychology in Washington, DC. Dr. Cooper-Lucas
is also a Trauma Informed Mental Health First Aid responder to local and national disasters. Early in
her career she was recruited after 9/11 by the Defense Intelligence Agency to provide care to the
employees and their families impacted by the catastrophic events of that day.
Dr. Cooper-Lucas has a very diverse mental health career which includes providing services for
Magellan Behavioral Health as the “Manager of Clinical Implementation”, opening mental health
clinics across the United States, As a clinician in faculty and staff assistance program at the Johns
Hopkins Medical Institutions in providing counseling support to the medical personnel ; in addition
Dr. Cooper-Lucas facilitated the integration of care; incorporating a comprehensive mental health
product into the medical assessment and ongoing medical care for the Federally regulated
“Safety-Sensitive” employees of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, as the
Manager of Medical Services and Compliance Branch. Prior to which over a three year period Dr.
Cooper-Lucas hosted a two way talk radio program on NPR radio station WEAA educating the
public on mental health and substance abuse topics..
Currently Dr. Cooper-Lucas is the Sr. Manager of Clinical Operations at the American Substance
Abuse Professional (ASAP) organization.

March 5, 2020


Speaker:
Dr. Jodi Jacobson Frey
Title: Aspiring to a Zero Suicide Mindset at Work: National Guidelines for Suicide Prevention and the Role of EAP

Objectives:

  • Participants will learn how the National Guidelines for Suicide Prevention were developed and their contents

  • Participants will learn about how the Guidelines can be used by EAPs to make suicide prevention a health and safety priority at diverse workplaces and professional organizations

  • Participants will learn about research and best practices for suicide prevention in the workplace and how they can get involved with the National Guidelines development and public dissemination

 

Speaker Bio: Dr. Jodi Jacobson Frey, PhD, LCSW-C, CEAP is an Associate Professor at the University of Maryland, School of Social Work. She chairs the Employee Assistance Sub-specialization and Financial Social Work Initiative at the School. Dr. Frey has been a leader in the EA field for over 20 years, conducting research, program evaluation, teaching and providing direct practice. Her research focuses on behavioral health with working families, with an emphasis on suicide prevention, depression care and worker well-being. Dr. Frey has published over 60 articles and two books and regularly presents her research to professional audiences. She also serves as Co-Editor in Chief for the Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health. 

 

No April Meeting. Instead see you at the Tuerk Conference on April 23, 2020! https://www.ncaddmaryland.org

 

Reminder: The Chesapeake EAPA Chapter follows Anne Arundel County Schools in terms of cancellations and delays due to weather. If Anne Arundel County Schools are CLOSED due to weather on meeting dates, EAPA meetings are canceled. If Anne Arundel County Schools open late, please check the website and email announcement for updated meeting status. Any question on inclement weather delays or closings, please contact eapamd01@eapa-chesapeake.org. Thank you!

 





Happy New Year to our Chapter Members and Friends.


Please join us for our next meeting on 

Thursday, January 9th, 2020, 9am

7272 Park Circle Drive


DOT in 2020- Updates, Refreshers and Hot Topics

                    Presented by Sandra Serrano

Cost:

No charge for Chesapeake Chapter members and full-time students.

$25 charge for non-members.


 8:15 am - 8:45 am: Refreshments and networking

 8:45 am - 9:00 am:  Announcements
9:00 am - Noon:  Presentation:  “DOT in 2020- Updates, Refreshers and Hot Topics”


 Title: “DOT in 2020- Updates, Refreshers and Hot Topics”


Objectives:

  • To be able to discuss, define and understand terms such as DOT, FMCSA, FMCSA clearinghouse and Marijuana and DOT.

  • To be able to provide helpful tips to employers, SAPs and EAPs on the FMCSA Clearinghouse

  • To be able to provide helpful tips to employers, SAPs and EAPs on the relationship of Marijuana laws and DOT employee and non DOT employees

  • To learn the resources available to support employers, SAPs and EAPs when dealing with DOT employees.

 

Speaker Bio:

Sandra Serrano is the Chief Development Officer at American Substance Abuse Professionals (ASAP). Ms. Serrano started with ASAP in May of 2013. She comes to ASAP with 25 years of customer service and account management experience. Ms. Serrano has over 16 years of experience in substance risk management, testing program management, and software and product development. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management. Ms. Serrano works closely with safety-sensitive employers, third party administrators and employee assistance programs, building partnerships that meet drug-free workplace needs and ensure regulatory and policy compliance. She is an active member of the Substance Abuse Program Administrators Association (SAPAA), National Drug & Alcohol Screening Association (NDASA) and the Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association (DATIA), staying abreast of industry changes. She is the President-Elect for SAPAA for the 2019-2020 year. Serving on the SAPAA Board of Directors since 2016 as well as, the Regulatory Committee, Conference Committee, and Membership Committee. Ms. Serrano manages the business development for the organization; marketing, sales, account management, product implementation, and special projects at ASAP.

 

 

Happy New Year to our Chapter Members and Friends.


Please join us for our next meeting on 

Thursday, January 9th, 2020, 9am

7272 Park Circle Drive


DOT in 2020- Updates, Refreshers and Hot Topics

                    Presented by Sandra Serrano

Cost:

No charge for Chesapeake Chapter members and full-time students.

$25 charge for non-members.


 8:15 am - 8:45 am: Refreshments and networking

 8:45 am - 9:00 am:  Announcements
9:00 am - Noon:  Presentation:  “DOT in 2020- Updates, Refreshers and Hot Topics”


 Title: “DOT in 2020- Updates, Refreshers and Hot Topics”


Objectives:

  • To be able to discuss, define and understand terms such as DOT, FMCSA, FMCSA clearinghouse and Marijuana and DOT.

  • To be able to provide helpful tips to employers, SAPs and EAPs on the FMCSA Clearinghouse

  • To be able to provide helpful tips to employers, SAPs and EAPs on the relationship of Marijuana laws and DOT employee and non DOT employees

  • To learn the resources available to support employers, SAPs and EAPs when dealing with DOT employees.

 

Speaker Bio:

Sandra Serrano is the Chief Development Officer at American Substance Abuse Professionals (ASAP). Ms. Serrano started with ASAP in May of 2013. She comes to ASAP with 25 years of customer service and account management experience. Ms. Serrano has over 16 years of experience in substance risk management, testing program management, and software and product development. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management. Ms. Serrano works closely with safety-sensitive employers, third party administrators and employee assistance programs, building partnerships that meet drug-free workplace needs and ensure regulatory and policy compliance. She is an active member of the Substance Abuse Program Administrators Association (SAPAA), National Drug & Alcohol Screening Association (NDASA) and the Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association (DATIA), staying abreast of industry changes. She is the President-Elect for SAPAA for the 2019-2020 year. Serving on the SAPAA Board of Directors since 2016 as well as, the Regulatory Committee, Conference Committee, and Membership Committee. Ms. Serrano manages the business development for the organization; marketing, sales, account management, product implementation, and special projects at ASAP.

 

 

Happy New Year to our Chapter Members and Friends.


Please join us for our next meeting on 

Thursday, January 9th, 2020, 9am

7272 Park Circle Drive


DOT in 2020- Updates, Refreshers and Hot Topics

                    Presented by Sandra Serrano

Cost:

No charge for Chesapeake Chapter members and full-time students.

$25 charge for non-members.


 8:15 am - 8:45 am: Refreshments and networking

 8:45 am - 9:00 am:  Announcements
9:00 am - Noon:  Presentation:  “DOT in 2020- Updates, Refreshers and Hot Topics”


 Title: “DOT in 2020- Updates, Refreshers and Hot Topics”


Objectives:

  • To be able to discuss, define and understand terms such as DOT, FMCSA, FMCSA clearinghouse and Marijuana and DOT.

  • To be able to provide helpful tips to employers, SAPs and EAPs on the FMCSA Clearinghouse

  • To be able to provide helpful tips to employers, SAPs and EAPs on the relationship of Marijuana laws and DOT employee and non DOT employees

  • To learn the resources available to support employers, SAPs and EAPs when dealing with DOT employees.

 

Speaker Bio:

Sandra Serrano is the Chief Development Officer at American Substance Abuse Professionals (ASAP). Ms. Serrano started with ASAP in May of 2013. She comes to ASAP with 25 years of customer service and account management experience. Ms. Serrano has over 16 years of experience in substance risk management, testing program management, and software and product development. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management. Ms. Serrano works closely with safety-sensitive employers, third party administrators and employee assistance programs, building partnerships that meet drug-free workplace needs and ensure regulatory and policy compliance. She is an active member of the Substance Abuse Program Administrators Association (SAPAA), National Drug & Alcohol Screening Association (NDASA) and the Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association (DATIA), staying abreast of industry changes. She is the President-Elect for SAPAA for the 2019-2020 year. Serving on the SAPAA Board of Directors since 2016 as well as, the Regulatory Committee, Conference Committee, and Membership Committee. Ms. Serrano manages the business development for the organization; marketing, sales, account management, product implementation, and special projects at ASAP.

 

 

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