Bradford Health Events

Contact Hours for Clinicians

Convenient Online Sessions for Addiction Treatment Professionals, Licensed Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage & Family Therapists

Presented by experts from Bradford and from across the Addiction Treatment industry, our quarterly continuing education sessions feature a variety of topics such as ethics, evidence-based practices, management skills, and industry trends.

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Current Events

Oxford Professional Development Series: Mental Health Crisis, Stress Management, & De-escalation | Now offered via Zoom

Presented by: Jon Garlick, MS, Ed.S, LPC, NCC, Licensed Professional Counselor and Consultant

6.0 Contact Hours Available | Cost: $50

In partnership with Highlands Health System, Bradford presents “Mental Health Crisis, Stress Management, & De-escalation”, an online education session with Retired Chief Deputy and Mental Health Officer, Jon Garlick, LPC.

In this session, participants will:

  • Gain an understanding of the mental health crisis facing the Nation and State of Alabama
  • Understand the basics of mental illness
  • Understand the difference between stress and PTSD & learn how to mitigate the effects of both
  • Understand the skills necessary to de-escalate a person in an emotional crisis

September 23 | 9 am – 3:30 pm Central

Contact Hours Provided: 3.0: National Board of Certified Counselors  NBCC #5414, Alabama Board of Nursing  ABNP #1107, National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors   NAADAC #4201, Social Work Board of Alabama Approved #0030

The Steps We Take: A Review of the 12 Steps for Recovery Allies

Presented by: Seth Sherwin, Administrator at A Reprieve for Men, Turner Griffin, Resident Assistant at A Reprieve for Men, & Jennifer Gibson, Bradford Alumni Program Coordinator

In honor of National Recovery Month, the Bradford Alumni Program is partnering with A Reprieve for Men to present an overview of the 12 Steps for those who support someone in recovery. Hosted by A Reprieve for Men’s Seth Sherwin, Administrator and Turner Griffin, Resident Assistant, and Bradford’s Alumni Coordinator, Jennifer Gibson, this free online event will provide a walk through the 12 Steps and include tips and anecdotes to better understand their importance in recovery.

September 30 | 6 pm – 8 pm Central

Bradford Health Services Family Program

Recovery is hard, and the disease of addiction affects the family in ways that few other conditions do. Bradford offers a multi-day, multi-session Family program to help you better understand the disease your loved one is battling. Currently, this program is offered via Zoom and is free of charge. To learn more call: 205-907-5048 or email:

Bradford Health Services “Voices of Hope”

Every Thursday at 11 AM and 7 PM join us for a virtual program where individuals in recovery share their stories of experience, strength, and hope. Contact Jennifer Gibson, Alumni Program Coordinator for more information. 205-907-7784

We’re here for you around the clock. Call us 24/7 at 1-866-379-1864 for more information or to receive immediate, confidential help.

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