Alumni Association Offers Free Continuing Education Events Calling all alumni! Learn from and network with other active Graduate School alumni through free quarterly continuing education (CE) events. The alumni group that hosts these events focuses on bringing unique perspectives to topics relevant to those working in the addiction and mental health treatment and recovery field. Attend virtually or in-person at the Hazelden Betty Ford campus in St. Paul, Minnesota. Below is a recap of the alumni association's last two events. June: Carol Chase, MA, LMHC, MAC ('13) shared her experience and outlined necessary skills in a presentation titled "Utilize the Fourth Step of Alcoholics Anonymous in Mental Health Treatment for Depression and Anxiety." (L to R): Ben Currier; Robyn Walker; Daniel Frigo, PhD; Carol Chase; Jennifer Cimbala; Karen Hunter; Chad Walker; Tim Cadwallader and Paula Anderson. August: Alumni attended a lively session on "Integrating Narrative Therapy Techniques into Clinical Practice" presented by Justine Mastin ('11), MA, LMFT, LADC. Mastin is the owner/founder of Blue Box Counseling and specializes in working with clients who self-identify as being outside the mainstream—such as those in the geek, secular and LGBTQIA+ communities. Mastin has contributed to a number of books on pop culture and psychology, and appeared in such media outlets as SELF, Bustle and HealthCentral. She regularly gives presentations on "geek wellness" topics at conventions around the country and is the captain/co-host of the Starship Therapise podcast, exploring the healing power of fandom. Back row (L to R): Hayes Owens, Yasha Horstmann, Brian Hackney, Ben Currier, Martha Hawkins, Paula Anderson and Mark Berven; front row (L to R): Justine Mastin and Kerry Toole. If you would like to learn about becoming a presenter or would like to suggest a session topic, please contact Graduate School alumni association president, Gil Clark. Professional Events and Webinars Don't miss out on the opportunity to improve your skills or practice. Alumni of the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies have access to a variety of professional development training and resources.