Substance Abuse Counseling

March 10, 2015

Just Checking In!

Aloha everyone!

Hope all of you are doing well, in good spirits, and succeeding in your academics. Hope you find the newsletter to be fun, exciting, and helpful. There is lots going on---please feel free to contact me if you need any additional information.


The Spring Fair features a unique opportunity for student clubs, student entrepreneurs, and local small businesses to market their business and promote sales. Come and see the products and services available.

When: Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Where: Learning Commons Concourse

The PBL (Phi Beta Lambda)/Enactus Business Club is a student organization who is committed to community service, leadership development, professional networking in preparing their members for skills and success in the “real” business world. Some events they have been involved with are the Small Business Fair, Career Dynamics Week, Dress for Success, and Spring Fair.

ADAD Confidentiality Training

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division Training: Confidentiality

Friday March 27, 2015 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM HST
8:00-8:30 Registration
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ADAD Office Building - Kakuhihewa Building
Room 577 A/B
601 Kamokila Blvd.
Kapolei, HI 96707
Driving Directions


$25.00 payable to CDFH by credit card through this registration site. Personal/cashiers, agency checks and money orders are accepted and may be mailed to:

Coalition for a Drug-Free Hawaii

Attn: Michelle Park

1130 N. Nimitz Hwy. Suite A259

Honolulu, HI 96817

Registration Deadline

Friday, March 20, 2015

Open to first 25 registrants


6 CSAC hours ADAD approved


Michelle Park

Coalition for a Drug-Free Hawaii

Hawaii Pacific Center for Excellence

808-545-3228 ext. 37

Content: The purpose of this training is to investigate the laws pertaining to confidentiality, privacy, and privileged communication. Participants will gain an understanding of the ethical implications and exceptions to maintaining confidentiality.

Instructor: Gigi N. Jones, MSCP, CSAC, has worked in the human services field for over fifteen years. She has facilitated psycho-education for individual and group counseling services with the focus on substance abuse and recovery.

Target Audience: Certified Substance Abuse Counselors (CSAC), CSAC applicants, those with other ADAD professional credentials, and anyone involved in the human services profession.

Please Note:

  • Complete registration by clicking on the link below.
  • Seat availability is on a first-come, first-served basis and is not confirmed without payment.
  • The $25.00 fee is non-refundable. Payment must be received by registration deadline. Payment by check will be processed as received.
  • Please include a copy of email confirmation with check or money order payment.
  • Walk-in registrations are not accepted.

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“Be Your Own Boss”

An Awesome 2-Part Workshop on Starting and Promoting Your Own Business

Presented by:

Sonny Sanchez, Digital Media Peer Mentor

Keahi Selhorst, Information and Computer Science Peer Mentor

(a.k.a. "Entrepreneurs Extraordinaire")

*April 7th / 10:30 - 11:45 in LC 102 (How to Start your Business)

*April 21st / 10:30 - 11:45 in LC 102 (How to Promote your Business)

If you're thinking about starting your own clothing brand or company, then you stay tuned...

More info to come!

Career, College, and Job Fair

Job Prep Services needs volunteers for its annual Career, College and Job Fair. Various shifts, between 6:30 AM-3:00 PM, are available. If you are interested in volunteering to set-up, staff tables or clean-up, please email me.

When: Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Time: 9:00am – 12:30pm
Location: Library Learning Commons & Eucalyptus Courtyard

The annual Career, College & Job Fair offers more than 70 employers and 30 college programs, and attendance of nearly 2,000 job seekers. The purpose of the job fair is to provide access to college programs and employment opportunities from local businesses for both students and the general public.

(Courtesy of Job Prep Services)

Psychology Survey ($10 Starbucks card for completing)

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Date: Wednesday, March 18
When: 12:00 PM-12:50 PM
Where: LC 102

You could be eligible for $5730 to help pay for school...ask us how. Come to this workshop to find out about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), including important deadlines, filing status, and documents needed to make the application process smooth and easy. Presented by Leeward CC's Financial Aid Officers.

(Courtesy of Financial Aid)


The Commencement Ceremony is on May 15, 2015. To make sure you take all the steps necessary, do the following:

  1. Set up a “Degree/Certificate Check” appointment with your Program Coordinator, Gwen Williams

  2. Submit an “Application for Degree/Certificate”

  3. Know the deadlines!

    1. To have your name printed in the Commencement Ceremony Program and to participate in the Ceremony: Pay fees at the Cashier’s Office by Friday, April 17.

    2. Any “Applications for Degree/Certificate” received after April 17th are not guaranteed to be listed in the Commencement Ceremony Program. However, you are still eligible to participate in the Ceremony.

    3. Deadline to participate in the Commencement Ceremony (no name in the program): Pay the fees at the cashier’s office by Wednesday, May 6th. Any applications after May 6th are not guaranteed to participate in the Ceremony.

  4. Pay the fees at the Cashiers Office by the deadlines

  5. After you complete Steps 1-4 you will receive a postcard in the mail and an e-mail to your account with instructions on how to RSVP (sign up) for Commencement.

You can ONLY RSVP (sign up to participate) online and the link will be included in the postcard and the e-mail.

Gwen Williams

Program Coordinator

Jourdan LaPuente

Peer Mentor Substance Abuse Counseling Program

Lynn MacLaren

Academic Specialist