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Updates & Upgrades

posted Feb 4, 2016, 1:25 PM by Ezra Lockhart
Update: Fiji & Australia Travel

Tickets are in hand and in a month I will be working on my tan in Fiji before heading to Australia for the official commencement ceremony for my master's degree. I have not been to Fiji before and am looking forward to a mini-vacation prior to walking with my class. I would like to take a short hop over to New Zealand, but I am not sure if there is enough time. I will definitely be taking a bunch of pictures to post.

Press Interview
I was notified that I will be interviewed by the University of Sydney upon arrival. I was excited when I received a press packet and questionnaire. As I understand it the interview will be used to promote the Master of Health Sciences (Developmental Disability) degree program to prospective international students. There is a high probability it will appear on the USYD website, student handbook, and on program flyers. This is definitely an accomplishment to be proud of.

Upgrade: CDC I & CAS
I am happy to say that I have successfully upgraded both my Chemical Dependency Counselor Technician (CT) and Autism Certificate (AC) certifications. I am officially an Alaska board certified Chemical Dependency Counselor (CDC I) and an international Certified Autism Specialist (CAS). I have over 3,000 hours working with clients who experience substance abuse issues. I started working with individuals on the autism spectrum since 2011. I would estimate I have over 8,000 direct care contact hours in addition to over 1,500 continuing education hours. I strive to maintain the highest level of care in the support of individuals from these populations.