Pyramid Family Behavioral Healthcare Trainings

Each individual seminar will focus on a variety of clinical skills to enrich your practice and client experience. Attendees will receive CEUs towards their license.

These training sessions are appropriate for psychologists, licensed professional counselors, social workers and addiction counselors.

For more information, please contact:
Erin Evans, Executive Administrative Assistant
Office: (828) 350-1000 x7417
Cell: (706) 725-9048

All training seminars are located at:
Pyramid Family Behavioral Healthcare
11138 State Bridge Road, Suite 100A
Johns Creek, Georgia 30022
(678) 274-4936


Eating Disorders: They May Not be What You Think
Presented by: Dr. Linda Buchanan

May 17, 2019 | 9:30 AM – 12:45 PM (EST) | $50.00 | 3 CEUs
Dr. Linda Buchanan has been treating people with eating disorders for over 30 years and during that time, the conceptualization and treatment of eating disorders has drastically changed. Recent developments in brain imaging have transformed the way we think about what causes an eating disorder as well as best treatments.

This workshop will focus on changes in diagnostic criteria in the DSM, simple and nonintrusive screening strategies, the multifaceted nature of developing an eating disorder, and potential medical complications. Additionally, evidence based treatments will be reviewed including how to manage resistance common in this population.

Legal and Ethical Issues Impacting Therapy Practice
Presented by: Howard A. Gold

June 7, 2019 | 9:30 AM – 12:45 PM (EST) | $50.00 | 3 CEUs
Psychotherapists of all licensures are having more interaction with legal issues in their practice than ever before. Mr. Howard Gold, for many years, has offered workshops to therapists on legal issues impacting therapy practice.

The Art of Encouragement : Positive Psychology and Creative Arts to Motivate and Encourage
Presented by: Janet Burr

September 13, 2019 | 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM (EST) | $100.00 | 5 CEUs
This experiential seminar will discuss the history and science of positive psychology, demonstrate the importance of positivity and strength-based techniques in therapy, and identify creative ways to incorporate positive psychology into one’s practice.

Putting the Brain Back in the Body: A Call for Integrating Physical and Mental Health
Presented by: Dr. Ray Kotwicki

September 20, 2019 | 9:30 AM – 12:45 PM (EST) | $50.00 | 3 CEUs
This presentation will invite the participants to re-conceptualize mental illnesses as medical problems and thereby recognize that a holistic treatment approach that addresses co-morbid conditions, and additionally, the increased cardio-metabolic risks associated with psychotropic medications, is required.

Suffering and the Change Process: Providing Meaningful Treatment and Avoiding Common Missteps within the Clinical Approach
Presented by: Jessie Alexander, LPC

October 18, 2019 | 9:30 AM – 12:45 PM (EST) | $50.00 | 3 CEUs
The purpose of this presentation is to learn how to approach suffering as productive in the treatment process and a meaningful component of the human condition. In particular, we will look at the complexity of co-occurring conditions and the ways that suffering can help facilitate the change process.

Young Adults and MAT: Evolving Best Practices for our Highest Risk Clients
Presented by: Crystal Parish, LPC

October 25, 2019 | 9:30 AM – 12:45 PM (EST) | $50.00 | 3 CEUs
This presentation will explore the history of both Medication Assisted Treatment and Abstinence Based Treatment.

Rewire for Calm; Positive Mood: Neuroscience-informed Treatment of Anxiety, Panic and Worry.
Presented by: Debra Alvis, Ph.D.

November 8, 2019 | 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM (EST) | $100.00 | 5 CEUs
Join Dr. Debra Premashakti Alvis, licensed psychologist, and learn keys for successful anxiety treatment. Dr. Alvis integrates brain-based strategies for calming the anxious mind with client communication techniques that motivate change in your clients. Her approach promotes adherence to treatment and strengthens the therapeutic alliance – which is essential when working with anxious, worried, traumatized, or obsessive clients.