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New Life University (NLU), in cooperation with Branches Counseling Center – Murfreesboro , will conduct a Suicide Prevention class July 18-19, taught by Tracey Robison, LPC, MHSP, the clinical director of Branches Counseling Center.  The class will equip each participant to assess the danger of, and offer intervention for, suicide prone clients, friends, family members, etc.  Robison will share personal stories and give practical ways to assess the intentions of anyone who may be struggling with suicidal thoughts or actions.

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The class is open to the public and will be held Friday evening and Saturday, July 18-19. Friday evening’s class runs 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., and Saturday’s class from 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Cost of the class is $49 per person for non-NLU students.  Registration and payment is due in advance.  Deadline for registration is  Thursday, July 3.    The class will be taught at Branches Counseling Center , 1450 Battleground Drive , Murfreesboro , TN. Additional information is available by calling Branches at 615-904-7170 or online atwww.branchescounselingcenter.com.  Enrollment space is limited.

Information about the instructor: 

About the Instructor, Tracey Robison , LPC, MHSP, is the Clinical Director, Branches Counseling Center Murfreesboro, TN.  Tracey specializes in treating those with depression, anxiety & bipolar disorder. She trains, counsels and supervises the counselors and interns at Branches. Tracey also teaches suicide prevention classes, leads a depression small group and joins her husband in Critical Incident Stress Debriefing for those facing a critical incident. Tracey attended MTSU in the Psychology Department and went on to earn a Masters from Vanderbilt University in Human Development Counseling. Tracey’s work history includes helping start the Mobile Crisis Response Team in Rutherford, Williamson and Cannon counties, serving patients in the Community Assistance Program at Parthenon Pavilion, working with consumers through Magellan, and several years of private practice.  Tracey joined Branches Counseling Center in the fall of 2007.

What is New Life University?

About New Life University (NLU), founded in 2008 in Murfreesboro, is an educational and training organization for Christian counselors. NLU includes ministers, professional Christian counselors, testing specialists, medical doctors, attorneys and educators.  The two year NLU program offers credentialing for pastoral counselors through the National Christian Counselors Association (NCCA).  The NCCA certification/licensing program is not to be identified nor confused with state licensing in any way.  Additional information about NLU may be found under the “what we do” tab at www.branchescounselingcenter.com.

What is Branches?

About Branches Counseling Center, founded in 2007, with offices in Murfreesboro, Lebanon, and Springfield, TN and St. Augustine, FL, is a  501(c)(3) non-profit, faith based counseling center offering healing and hope for those struggling with family or emotional issues both adult and children, anxiety, depression or addiction regardless of ability to pay.  The dedicated and well-trained staff of both state licensed and pastoral counselors work with couples, individuals, children, and teens to bring the very best of traditional counseling and Biblical principles to personal, family, and relational issues to help bring meaning and wholeness to everyone the center serves.   Branches accepts most major insurance plans.  For more information about services or to make a donation contact Branches Counseling Center, 1450 Battleground Drive, Murfreesboro, TN 37129; phone 615-904-7170; or email from the “contact us’ page atwww.branchescounselingcenter.com.

 

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