The presentation will build basic understanding, awareness and skills to:
- Provide excellent mental health and addiction services to military members, emergency services personnel and their families.
- Address and collaborate with the “cultures" these potential clients and their families live and work within.
- Utilize approaches that will improve outcomes and client participation.
About the Speaker
Mark Mortier, LPC, MAC (Master Addiction Counselor) has been working with children, adults, and families for over 30 years. He is currently lead counselor at Genesis Counseling in Williamsburg with a significant focus on men’s issues.
Mr. Mortier has a broad clinical background that includes employee assistance, community mental health, programs serving the U.S. military, and general practice. He has worked in substance abuse prevention efforts for most of his career, providing staff training and service delivery in collaboration with schools and communities. Mr. Mortier received his B.A. in psychology from George Fox College in Newberg, Oregon, and his M.A. in counseling psychology from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon.
His career has included employee assistance work with emergency responders and then 18 years serving military families in Germany and Alaska. He recently completed more extensive training in trauma counseling and emergency crisis response.