National Council for Mental Wellbeing Honors Rosecrance’s Bonnie Gilmore

Bonnie Gilmore

Plus: Northwestern to hold webinar on couples and addiction, The SHARE Project walks for drug awareness, and treatment job openings

By Angela Zhou

New & Next: Treatment Centers

National Council for Mental Wellbeing Recognizes Rosecrance Staffer

Rosecrance recovery coach Bonnie Gilmore was recently named a Peer Specialist of the Year by the National Council for Mental Wellbeing. The award honors behavioral health staffers who have had an impact in their communities, as Gilmore has in her 25 years at Rosecrance, which operates more than 60 substance use and mental health treatment facilities in the Midwest.

“Her determination and spirit make her an unstoppable force advocating for the needs of our clients and the community,” says Rosecrance president and CEO David Gomel, Ph.D. “I am so grateful that she is receiving national recognition for the amazing work she does every day.”

New & Next: Conferences and Webinars

The Family Institute Webinar

On May 24 at 7 p.m. EST, Northwestern University’s The Family Institute will host the webinar “Assessing Everyone’s Needs: Substance Use in the Context of Couplehood.” Registration is open for the free webinar, which will feature Emily C. Klear, LMFT, director of Couple Services, and Tamara Faulkner, LCSW, certified alcohol and drug counselor, and focus on how substance use affects intimate partnerships.

NAADAC Free Webinar Series

On May 26 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. EST, NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, will present the webinar “Codependency Turns 40! I Celebrate? Adapt? Or Reconsider?” Members of NAADAC can obtain 1.5 CEs for free, and non-members can earn 1.5 CEs for $20. Registration is open to everyone.

New & Next: Community

The SHARE Project’s Drug Awareness Walk

North Carolina-based nonprofit The SHARE Project recently held a walk in memory of those the community has lost to substance-related deaths and to spread awareness about the stigma and hardships of addiction. Held in Waynesville, N.C., the event brought together about 200 people.

The SHARE Project
A recent SHARE Project walk in North Carolina aimed to raise awareness about substance use.

2021 William White Scholarship

The application period for NAADAC’s 2021 William White Scholarship is now open. Based on the applications and research papers, one graduate NAADAC student member will receive $2,000 and one undergraduate NAADAC student member will be awarded $1,000. Both recipients will be recognized at the NAADAC 2021 Annual Conference; in an upcoming issue of NAADAC’s digital magazine, Advances in Addiction & Recovery; and on the NAADAC website. The application deadline is July 31.

New & Next: Job Opportunities

Ellen Halbert Unit

Ellen Halbert Unit, a female substance use treatment and in-prison therapeutic community facility based in Burnet, Texas, has an opening for an addiction treatment specialist. Interested applicants can apply here.

Seattle University

Seattle University is seeking applicants for one-year lecturer positions in the clinical mental health counseling program or in the school counseling program. Individuals with a doctorate in Counselor Education from a CACREP-accredited program are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to applications received by June 5.