ABOUT JEFF

I'm Jeff Hughes - the owner of Peak Solutions, LLC.  I provide professional development services to people in the helping professions, including training for CE hours for licensure and certification, clinical supervision, and consultation.  

Experience

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  • 22 years experience providing counseling and clinical supervision.

  • Work experience:

       - Higher education

       - In-patient addictions

       - Community mental health

       - Private practice

Credentials

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Presenter

Qualifications and Experience

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  • Telemental Health (TMH)

    • 12 CE hours initial training in Telemental Health received in 2012.

    • Provided TMH services to clients beginning in 2002.

    • Additional training in TMH - 10 CE hours

    • Telemental Health workshops provided since 2015:

      • Telemental Health Counseling

        • 34 presentations (2015-2020​)

        • 4 presentations to organizations (2016-2020)

      • Supervision and Ethics in Telemental Health

        • 31 presentations (2016-2020​)

        • Conference presentation in 2016

  • Supervision

    • EdS degree with a Clinical Supervision concentration​

    • Doctoral studies in Clinical Supervision

    • Certified Professional Counseling Supervisor (CPCS) since 2014

    • 10 conference presentations on a local, state, regional and national level since 1999.

    • Graduate instructor in Clinical Supervision (2000)

    • Supervision workshops provided since 2016:

      • Becoming A Clinical Supervisor​ (37)

      • Ethics and Rules in Supervision (33)

      • Ethical Implications of Dual Relationships in Counseling and Supervision (8)

      • The Melting Pot of Multicultural Supervision (8)

      • Clinical Supervision Strategies for Group, Peer, & Triadic Models (13)

      • Finding Your Style in the Theoretical Models of Supervision (29)

      • Using Genograms in Supervision (9)

      • Exploring Clinical Supervision Experiences Using Beginning and Advanced Case Scenarios (10)

      • CPCS / Jurisprudence Exam Review: Supervision Preparation, Knowledge, and Ethics (5)

      • Clinical Supervision Competency:  Rules, Regulations, and Best Practices (5)

  • Counseling and Clinical Practice

    • 22 years clinical experience in multiple settings

    • 14 conference presentations on a local, state, regional and national level since 1999.

    • Graduate/Adjunct instructor:

      • Developmental Psychology​

      • Exploring Teaching and Learning

      • Counseling Across the Lifespan

      • Introduction to Mental Health and Wellness

      • Health and Wellness Counseling

      • Student Success Skills

      • Stress Management and Wellness

      • Human Relations

      • Career and Life Planning

      • Legal and Ethical Issues in Counseling

      • Diagnosis and Treatment Planning

      • Introduction to Counseling Practice

    • Clinical workshops provided since 2016:​

      • Identifying Ethical Landmines in Clinical Practice (13)​

      • Mindfulness CBT for Depression, Stress, and Anxiety (12)

      • Using Web-Based and Mobile Apps with Clients (5)

      • Suicide:  Counselor Anxiety and Responding To Clients (5)

      • Anatomy of An Effective Case Note Using SOAP, DAP, BIRP, and Other Odd Named Formats (6)

      • HIPAA: The Ethics of Compliance and Understanding the Regulations (2)

Education

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  • B. of Accountancy,                   Univ. of Oklahoma

  • M.Ed. - Counseling,                 Univ. of West Ga

  • Ed.S. - Counseling, Supervision Concentration,     Univ. of West Ga

  • Doctoral-level studies in Counselor Education at Ohio University, with specializations in:

       -  Clinical Supervision

       -  Marriage and Family

       -  Multicultural Counseling

Professional

Memberships / Roles

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  • Former CPCS Chair, LPCA of GA 

       (July 2015 - August 2017)

  • CPCS Committee (Oct 2018 -Present)

  • Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia (LPCA-GA)(1999 - Present)