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Recorded on Wednesday, March 10, 2021

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This webinar is sponsored by the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

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Transcript: Closed Captioning Transcript
Reference List: Andrews-03-10-21
Resource: Addiction Studies Course Offerings 
Addiction Studies Nationwide
Answers: Live Event Q & A (coming soon...)


Mass incarceration along with high recidivism rates are critical issues in the United States of America, but what is even more critical are the racial disparities found within these recidivism rates. Much of the recidivism is caused by mental health disorders such as trauma, depression, and addiction. As counselors and counselor educators, we must determine our role in battling this crisis. In this session, we will explore some of the disorders that fuel recidivism and what we must do as professionals to combat it.


Anthony Andrews, PhD, LCMHC, LCAS, CRC, has ten years of experience as a clinical rehabilitation counselor and co-owned and operated Andrews Counseling and Consulting, PLLC, in North Carolina. Andrews currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Counseling at the University of the District of Columbia. He is a certified rehabilitation counselor, licensed clinical addictions specialist, and licensed clinical mental health counselor – qualified supervisor in North and South Carolina. Andrews has conducted summits across the country that highlight the importance of mental wellness amongst marginalized groups. He takes a holistic approach to counseling, believing that many individuals challenged with addiction are faced with other disorders that have gone untreated.

Learning Objectives
  • Participants will be able to summarize statistics pertaining to the incarceration rates of African American males.
  • Participants will identify the mental health challenges that African American male ex-offenders encounter post release.
  • Participants will be able to describe the implications for rehabilitation counselors and rehabilitation counselor educators who work with this population.
Content Level


  • Beginning level courses introduce learners to a content area; include information about a condition, treatment method, or issue; and involve learning and comprehending content.

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Who Should Attend

Addiction professionals, employee assistance professionals, social workers, mental health counselors, professional counselors, psychologists, and other helping professionals that are interested in learning about addiction-related matters. 


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