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The GATE Model

The GATE Model is a user-friendly, addictions-specific tool that enhances the options available to the professional licensed clinical social worker, for the assessment of clients in diverse settings, and the creation of Person-Centered Plans (PCP). This online course features an interactive, graphic tool that simplifies the process of identifying needs and allocating resources, within the continuum of care of addictions prevention and treatment.

The North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board (NCSAPPB) will give 10 hours of professional development for this course.

Please visit here for a quick overview of the GATE Model.

Instructor-- Tab Ballis, LCSW, LCAS, CCS

Tab Ballis is a licensed clinical social worker, licensed clinical addictions specialist, certified clinical supervisor, and part-time faculty member at the UNCW School of Social Work. Incorporating a variety of interactive and experiential techniques in the practice of psychotherapy, Tab emphasizes srengths and resources, rather than pathology, utilizing contemplation, creative expression and rituals that make the process of change more accessible.