Mission The alumni association of the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies is committed to cultivating a lifelong relationship between the school and our alumni, fostering camaraderie among certificate, graduate and training program student alumni. The association supports the mission of the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies and, in doing so, affords all alumni opportunities for continued professional development, networking and scholarship. The association sponsors reunions, events and mentoring opportunities. Purpose The alumni association works collaboratively with school leadership and faculty to advance the Graduate School's mission and vision by: Serving as school ambassadors to the field of addiction treatment and recovery as well as the larger community Supporting alumni development through mentorship, employment and career advancement opportunities Promoting lifelong learning and continuing education as a function of alumni professional development Alumni Association Membership Membership is open to all school graduates including graduates from previous iterations of the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies, regardless of program major or rank of credential awarded. Alumni Association Responsibilities Promote alumni professional development, lifelong learning and career advancement Recommend an annual plan of events and activities to the faculty and Student Affairs Committee Request budget expenditures on an annual basis, informed by the association’s annual plan Ensure an operational/leadership structure to sustain organizational effectiveness Steward allocated resources The alumni association sponsors quarterly continuing education events in the Twin Cities, promoting and sustaining alumni loyalty to the Graduate School. For more information regarding the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies, contact Kate Gray. Continuing Education Opportunities The Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies is committed to our students' ongoing development even after they complete our programs. Our graduates are eligible to complete post-graduate supervision through the Graduate School. The Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy (BBHT) requires Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) candidates to successfully complete 4,000 hours of supervised, post-master's degree professional practice in the delivery of clinical services in the diagnosis and treatment of child and adult mental illnesses and disorders, which includes 1,800 direct client contact hours. Supervised hours will be provided by a BBHT approved supervisor and will count toward Minnesota requirements to become an LPCC. Individual and group supervision services are available weekly at an affordable rate. Our graduates also enjoy access to continuing education units available for free at Hazelden Betty Ford locations. Multiple events are planned each quarter which allows our graduates the opportunity to acquire needed units for continued licensure. Contact Kate Gray for more information, 1-651-213-4425. Alumni Referral Scholarship The Alumni Referral Scholarship allows new students referred by Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School alumni to receive a first semester scholarship in the amount of $500. When an alumnus refers an applicant to the Graduate School, the applicant has the option to indicate the alumni referral on the online application. The Admissions Office will contact the alumnus to clarify the professional relationship. Professional Development Funds Available for Alumni Alumni who refer new students to the Graduate School will be eligible for a $500 discount off Customized Training courses with us after the new student completes a first semester and earns grades. This discount will be available for one year after the referred student completes a first semester of enrollment. Alumni are eligible for up to $2000 in discounts. Hazelden Betty Ford benefit-eligible employees cannot qualify for a $500 discount off Customized Training courses. For more information email Tashina Martinson, or contact her by phone at 1-651-213-4175.