First Friday Workshops

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Date(s) - 05/05/2017
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

San Antonio Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse


Substance Abuse & Eating Disorders:  Symptoms & Solutions  

This presentation will teach practitioners about how to spot clients with substance abuse, eating disorders, or a combination of the two.  We will discuss common and distinctive features of both disorders, where they overlap, and how to get clients into effective treatment.   A positive and nonjudgmental approach to care will be emphasized.

3 CEU Hrs. General

Presenters: Heather Ingram, PsyD and Arti Persaud MA, LCPC, InMindOut Emotional Wellness Center, LLC

Dr. Heather Ingram, originally from Chicago, obtained her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Argosy University in Schaumburg, Illinois. At Argosy, Dr. Ingram obtained a specialization in child and family interventions.

Throughout her training, Dr. Ingram worked in a variety of settings around Chicago including Elgin Mental Health Center on the Unfit to Stand Trial Unit, Bridge View-Challenger Therapeutic Day School, Women In Need Growing Stronger domestic violence shelter, and Gateway Foundation residential substance abuse treatment center. During her work in Boston, Dr. Ingram worked at Walden Behavioral Care eating disorder clinic, where she worked in inpatient, residential, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient levels of care. Dr. Ingram has training and experience working with a range of mental health concerns including eating disorders, trauma, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, substance abuse, and domestic violence. In 2013, Dr. Ingram moved to Texas to continue working with clients affected by mental illness and their families by founding InMindOut Emotional Wellness Center.

Arti Persaud is a licensed professional clinical counselor currently residing in Chicago. Arti obtained her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University in Schaumburg, Illinois. Arti is currently pursuing her Ed. D. in Counselor Education and Supervision. Arti has been working in the field since 2000 in varying capacities. Arti is currently the Mental Health Coordinator at the county Domestic Violence agency where she supervises the Children’s Program, the Intern Program, provides therapy to child and adult clients with trauma, and is part of the management team. In addition, Arti also currently works at a private practice, where she provides therapy to children, adolescents, and adults. Arti has over 10 years of clinical and management experience in areas including homelessness, domestic and teen dating violence, prevention education, child welfare system, child and adult trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, dissociation, special populations, crisis intervention, mental illness, and sexual assault.

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All payments for classes are final.  SACADA does not issue refunds for classes. No exceptions.

About First Friday Classes

  • SACADA is a certified CEU provider for LCDC, LPC, CCJP, Social Workers and LMFT.
  • AM SESSIONS ARE SCHEDULED FROM 9 AM – 12 PM. Each workshop session is $35.00 and payment can be made online or over the phone.
  • PM SESSIONS ARE SCHEDULED FROM 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Each workshop session is $35.00 and payment can be made online or over the phone.
  • To register for a workshop, call (210) 225-4741. We accept cash, checks, and credit cards.
  • Walk-ins welcome but RSVP guarantees a seat.
  • Cancellations or changes on workshops may occur.
  • No Refunds; however, you may receive a voucher for future attendance.


Starting September 5th, we will offer students a discount of $10.00 off per session with proof of valid student ID.

In order to receive the student discount, participants must pay at the registration table on the day of the workshop showing proof of their current student ID.


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