November 8 - November 10, 2018

Simone Lambert, Ph.D., LPC, NCC


Thursday November 9, 2018

9:00 - 10:15


Prevention Strategies Across Settings


Professional counselors play a vital role in screening, assessing, and educating our communities about mental health and addictions. In addition to treating mental health and addictions, counselors can advocate for students, clients, families, and the community at large through implementation and encouragement of prevention strategies. Learn how prevention strategies can assist people in various stages of their lifespan and can be implemented in a culturally sensitive manner. 


Learning objectives:

  • Participants will be able to define prevention strategies and will learn about different levels of prevention.
  • Participants will learn about screening and assessment tools that are readily available for counselors to implement.
  • Participants will learn about prevention strategies that can be used at various developmental stages.
  • Participants will learn about culturally sensitive approaches to implementation of prevention strategies.


About Dr. Simone Lambert, Ph.D., LPC, NCC

Dr. Simone Lambert is the 67th president of the American Counseling Association. She is a core counseling faculty member in the School of Counseling and Human Services at Capella University and has been a counselor educator since graduating from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2001. Dr. Lambert is a licensed professional counselor and national certified counselor, serving as a counselor and supervisor over the past two decades.  


 Her research interests include addiction prevention, counselor wellness, chronic illness, sensory processing disorder and issues related to children, adolescents and families. She has published numerous book chapters and articles primarily focused on issues related to mental health, addiction, youth and families.


 Dr. Lambert is a past president of the International Association of Addictions and Offenders Counselors (IAAOC), a division of the American Counseling Association. Most recently, she served as the IAAOC representative to the American Counseling Association Governing Council. Dr. Lambert received the 2010 International Association of Addictions and Offenders Counselors Addictions/Offender Educator Excellence Award.


 Her term of office as ACA president runs from July 2018 through June 2019.

Learn more about Simone Lambert inCounseling Today's profile, "A Counselor To The Core," published on June 27, 2018.

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