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The Magic of Google Hangouts: Above FAPE Team and the University of North Alabama in discussion during an online social work training

This October, Professor Kevin Stoltz and his students Alexandra O’Steen and Candace Yurechko of the University of North Alabama provided a virtual training workshop for our social work team on motivational interviewing methods to best support women in difficult circumstances. Many thanks to the University of North Alabama and staff for providing customised training to fit our team’s needs!

(Top centre) Kevin B. Stoltz, Ph.D., ACS, NCC, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Counselor education at the University of North Alabama. He teaches graduate courses across the counseling curriculum and specializes in assessment, research, and career counseling. His research interests include psychometric methods and qualitative career assessment techniques.
(Top right) Candace Yurechko, is a Masters candidate in the Department of Counselor education at the University of North Alabama. She is passionate about gaining new knowledge while communicating with different populations and cultures. Prioritising responsibilities as a full-time student and employee, she is eager for new knowledge and experiences relating to clinical mental health counseling. 
(Middle left) Alexandra O’Steen, B.S., is currently completing her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of North Alabama and is expected to graduate in December of 2020. Currently, she is working as an intern at a mental health facility where she continues to obtain skills in clinical areas including depression, anxiety, trauma, and substance use. She enjoys learning and integrating various therapeutic approaches including cognitive-behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, and humanistic approaches, such as person-centered therapy and Gestalt.