2022 Engagement in the Black Community: A Virtual NAADAC Summit
Trauma Reformed Care: Addressing Trauma & Addiction in the Black Community

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Recorded on Thursday, February 24, 2022 

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Criminal justice reform is on the rise with many leaving out the impact of trauma and its effects on addiction and mass incarceration. This presentation aims to address the high rate of mass incarceration of African American male drug offenders while addressing the possible root of the issue: trauma. Treating Black males through trauma reformed care could very well prevent recidivism and the continued mass incarceration of African American males.


Anthony Andrews, PhD, LCMHC-S, LCAS, CRC, is co-owner of Andrews Counseling and Consulting, PLLC. Andrews also works as a professor of rehabilitation counseling in a CACREP accredited counselor education program. His research interests include education-related rehabilitation to the mass incarceration and recidivism of African American males. He also has research interests in trauma-informed care, mentorship, and disability. Andrews' educational background includes a Bachelor's degree in Sociology, a Master's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, and a Doctoral degree in Rehabilitation Counseling and Counselor Education. Andrews has over seven years of experience as a clinical rehabilitation counselor. He is a certified rehabilitation counselor (CRC), licensed clinical addictions specialist supervisor, board certified tele-mental health provider (BC-TMH), and licensed clinical mental health counselor supervisor (LCMHC-S) in North and South Carolina and in the District of Columbia.

Travis S. Andrews, PhD, LCMHC-S, LPCC, CRC, is a co-owner at Andrews Counseling and Consulting, PLLC, and a counselor educator in a CACREP accredited counselor education program. In addition, Andrews has over ten years of experience as a clinical mental health and rehabilitation counselor. Andrews is a certified rehabilitation counselor (CRC), national certified counselor (NCC), board certified telemental health provider (BC-TMH), licensed professional clinical counselor supervisor (LPCC-S) in Kentucky, and licensed clinical mental health counselor supervisor (LCMHCS) in North Carolina. Andrews' research interests include the underrepresentation of African American males in counselor education programs, employment outcomes for people with psychiatric disabilities, school to work transition services for youth with learning disorders, and culturally responsive practice in rehabilitation and mental health counseling.


Phyllis Barnette, MA, LCAS, CCS, is a native of Charlotte, North Carolina. Barnette provides quality servant leadership and professional services in her community with a commitment to implementing progressive solutions to health and social issues. She offers more than 20 years of experience as an administrator, advocate, clinician, and trainer in the field of substance use disorders. Academically disciplined with a Master's degree in Community Mental Health Counseling from UNCC, a license as a clinical addictions specialist (LCAS), and a certification as a clinical supervisor (CCS) with the North Carolina Addictions Specialist Professional Practice Board (NCASPPB), Barnette serves as the Substance Abuse Professional position on the Mecklenburg County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council (JCPC).

Learning Objectives
  • Participants will be able to describe methods for treating African American males' co-occurring disorders (substance use and trauma).
  • Participants will be able to apply culturally competent techniques for treating African American ex-offenders with SUDs and trauma-related disorders.
  • Participants will be able to identify the mental health challenges that African American ex-offenders with SUD encounter post-release. 
  • Participants will be able to summarize the impact of trauma and its effects on addiction.
  • Participants will be able to describe the implications for rehabilitation counselors and rehabilitation counselor educators who work with this population.
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