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North Fulton County Mental Health Collaborative

The North Fulton Mental Health Collaborative is normalizing the conversation surrounding mental health through engaging community leaders and families in an on-going dialogue to promote mental health awareness and suicide prevention in our faith communities, schools, businesses, and community at large.


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Recognizing & Responding to Behavioral Addictions

Thursday, February 29th
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Vinebranch Chapel at Alpharetta Methodist Church
69 N Main Street, Alpharetta, GA 30009

Keynote Speaker: Amanda L. Giordano, PhD, LPC – Associate Professor at the University of Georgia

Behavioral addictions such as gaming, sex, pornography, and social media affect a substantial number of individuals, yet many professionals have not received formal training on how to recognize and respond to addictive behaviors. In this workshop, attendees will learn about the signs and criteria of behavioral addictions, how addictive behaviors affect the brain, useful assessment instruments and treatment considerations, and prevention efforts to combat behavioral addictions. The workshop will provide a model for understanding behavioral addictions and focus specifically on gaming addiction, social media addiction, and cybersex addiction.

About Our Keynote Speaker

Amanda L. Giordano, PhD, LPC is an associate professor at the University of Georgia who specializes in addictions counseling. She is the sole author of a clinical reference book titled, A Clinical Guide to Treating Behavioral Addictions, co-author of a textbook titled, Addiction Counseling: A Practical Approach, and developer of an online course, Working with Behavioral Addictions through Mental Health Academy. Dr. Giordano works to advance the counseling field with rigorous research and has published over 60 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. In 2018, Dr. Giordano received the Addictions/Offender Educator of Excellence Award from the International Association of Addictions and Offender Counselors and in 2022 she was awarded the Russell H. Yeany Jr., Research Award from her college. Dr. Giordano collaborates with domestic and international organizations to provide trainings to increase awareness related to behavioral addictions. She maintains a blog called Understanding Addiction for Psychology Today and has been a guest on several podcasts.

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The Intersection of Faith & Mental Health
Thursday, April 25th
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Vinebranch Chapel at Alpharetta Methodist Church
69 N Main Street, Alpharetta, GA 30009

Thank You

Summit thanks Alpharetta First UMC, the 2022 Fulton County Community Services Program, and the Frances Wood Wilson Foundation for their support of the NFMHC.

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