LaVerne Hanes Collins, PhD, NCC, ACS, BC-TMH, LPC, LCMHC

Plenary Speaker

LaVerne Hanes Collins, for 25 years, has been a counselor, trainer, consultant, author textbook contributor, and speaker. Nationally and internationally, she is recognized as an advocate for underserved populations. Her career history includes serving as program director for the NBCC Foundation and interim vice president for NBCC’s Foundation and Professional Services Division, in addition to roles as Counselor, Clinical Supervisor; Grants Manager; Clinical Training Coordinator, and Executive Director. Since 2011, she has owned an Atlanta-based private practice and training agency: New Seasons Counseling, Training, and Consulting. She also serves as the clinical director at Restoration Place Counseling in Greensboro. Her experience also includes having served as Adjunct Faculty at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro (UNCG). Her professional interests include multicultural counselor training on race, faith, culture, and trauma; genocide awareness; women’s issues; and substance abuse assessment. Dr. Collins earned her bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University; her MSEd (CACREP-accredited) in community counseling from Duquesne University; and PhD in Christian counseling from South Florida Bible College and Seminary.