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Pine Rest Hosts Ethics Training and Pain Management Seminar

Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services hosts an ethics training and pain management seminar for clinical professionals in the Pine Rest Postma Center on Sept. 14, 2011. 

This seminar will help professionals increase awareness of how attitudes impact professional practices, and provide and reinforce ethical guidelines in work with clients and colleagues. In addition, professionals will learn to assist clients in identifying alternatives to medication for managing emotional and physical pain. 

The presenter, Rhonna Nelson, is a licensed psychotherapist who is a certified advanced alcohol and drug counselor. Nelson has worked in a variety of treatment settings for mental health and detoxification. She currently has a private practice in Bingham Farms, MI.

The Sept. 14 event is from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. The cost is $80; event registration ends Sept. 7. Social worker and addiction specialist continuing education credits offered in ethics and pain management. Nursing contact hours are pending.

The Postma Center is located at 300 68th Street in Grand Rapids. To register, or for more information, please visit and go to the news and events tab or call 616/455-5279.

About Pine Rest

Pine Rest is one of the five largest free-standing behavioral health providers in the U.S., offering a full continuum of services including inpatient and partial hospitalization, residential and outpatient services, addiction treatment and recovery, extensive child and adolescent programs, senior care services, as well as specialized assessment and treatment clinics. In addition to the main campus in Grand Rapids, Pine Rest also has 16 outpatient locations throughout West Michigan and two in Iowa.  Pine Rest achieved a historic milestone in June 2010 when the organization marked 100 years of service to the greater Grand Rapids and national community.