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Latest Edition of Connecting Magazine Available Online

Connecting Spring 2018

Connecting Magazine is a publication for Richmont alumni and constituents. The latest issue features an interview with President Timothy Quinnan, campus updates, information on the new Richmont app, alumni profiles, and a recap of the 2017 Alumni Reunion. Enjoy the latest edition by clicking below. In an effort to be good stewards of our resources, Richmont will be printing less hard copies and will be making publications available online through our website and monthly newsletters. Connecting will also be available under the Alumni section of the Richmont website.


Advanced Addictions: From Theory to Practice

Advanced Addictions: From Theory to Practice

Richmont is opening a portion of this course to Richmont alumni and the surrounding community for Continuing Education Credit. Please note that this is only a portion of an entire course offered for a reduced fee. If you are interested in auditing or taking the entire course for course credit, please contact our registrar. This event is not sponsored by the alumni association and does not fall under the benefits of founding membership status.

When: Saturday, September 8, 2018, 8:30-5:00PM

Where: Richmont Graduate University / Atlanta Campus / 1900 The Exchange SE, Bldg. 100, Atlanta, GA 30339

Continuing Education: 7 CE Clock Hours Awarded. No partial credit awarded.

Fees: Regular Rate (Alumni/Community): $160

Reduced Rate (Alumni/Community): $150 when you register through Richmont’s NEW App! Search for “Richmont” on both Android and Apple app stores.

Presented by

Lee A. Underwood, Psy.D. currently serves as Professor in the Counseling Department at Regent University, School of Psychology and Counseling. He is the former Director of the Center for Addiction and Offender Research at Regent University. Dr. Underwood provides program evaluation, training consultation activities, substance abuse, psychological and psychosexual evaluations for private entities, human services and juvenile justice throughout the country. Dr. Underwood has served as an Executive Clinical Officer for several large residential treatment, juvenile justice and criminal justice programs for adolescents and adults with mental, substance use, trauma, and disruptive behavioral and sexual disorders.  Dr. Underwood is a nationally recognized Licensed Clinical Psychologist in several states and Certified Sex Offender Treatment Provider (CSOTP). Dr. Underwood has been recognized by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), American Institutes for Research (AIR) and the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) as one of the leading program innovators for community based treatment programs. Dr. Underwood has held a number of policy-oriented research, academic, clinical and consulting positions over his career with federal, state and private agencies for research, program design, development, implementation and evaluation of services. Dr. Underwood has over 18 years of university teaching in psychology and counselor preparation programs. He has authored over 75 refereed journal articles, 17 treatment manuals, books and technical reports on mental health, substance use, trauma needs of females, sex offending, forensic, spiritual and cultural needs of adolescents. His most recent books include Counseling Adolescents Competently (Sage Publishing) and Adolescents in Conflict (Taylor Made Publishing). His work was featured as the most downloaded articles published in Routledge Behavioral Sciences journals in 2014.


This training provides participants with an advanced understanding of the role of providers in the delivery of services for those struggling with addictions. From an introductory level of defining addictions, this training provides an advanced understanding of case conceptualization principles in the delivery of assessment and intervention services. Participants will gain awareness of the relationship between relapse prevention, motivational interviewing and engagement processes. A focus on the opioid epidemic will be presented with support for effective treatment interventions. Participants will be exposed to case scenarios and will work through impasses and solutions in the delivery of chemical and process related addictions.

Learning Objectives

Within the context of this 7 hour workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe relationship between chemical and process addictions
  • Utilize motivational interviewing and engagement skills
  • Describe the impact of opiates in the addiction process
  • Recognize the difference between abstinence and harm-reduction theory
  • Practice case conceptualization skills in the application of diagnoses and treatment interventions.

Schedule of the Day

Introduction, Assumptions & Biases

Exercise #1: Drawbridge Exercise

Critical Questions in the Assessment & Treatment Process

Biological Bases for Addictions

Trauma, Attachment & Learned Helplessness

Case Study #1

Opioid Addiction & Management

Process  & Behavioral Addictions

Case Study #2

Resilience, Motivation & Relapse Prevention

Exercise #2 Practice Resilience & Related Tools

Closing Remarks / Final Evaluations   

Continuing Education

7 NBCC CE Clock Hours Awarded

7 CE Hours Awarded to Psychologists

Partial attendance is not awarded.

Target Audience

This is an intermediate level training for clinical professionals.


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Refunds must be requested prior to September 3, 2018.

For questions concerning registration or Continuing Education, please contact Martha Busby at

Richmont Graduate University has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 4534. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Richmont Graduate University is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. 

Richmont Graduate University is approved by the American Psychologist Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Richmont Graduate University maintains responsibility for this program and its content.