Do you need to take Continuing Education (CE) credits for your professional license? Are you interested in applying EVIDENCE-BASED techniques to your practice? Dr. Hankerson conducts CE Courses for social service agencies, physicians, and clergy.

Psychopharmacology for Depression

Major depressive disorder is a leading cause disability worldwide. Antidepressant medications are a central part of depression care. In this course, you will learn:

  • General principles of prescribing antidepressants
  • Side effects and indications for commonly prescribed antidepressants
  • Techniques to enhance your clients’ compliance with medications

Clinical Strategies with African Americans

African Americans have the 2nd lowest rates of mental health treatment in the United States. Improving clinical outcomes for African Americans is a major challenge. In this course, you will learn:

  • Techniques to improve your African American clients’ engagement with care
  • Cultural barriers to mental health care
  • Community outreach efforts you can initiate to reduce stigma

Faith-Based Mental Health Approaches

Clergy provide direct counseling and are “gatekeepers” for referrals to mental health specialists. Little is known about how to create formal relationships between clergy and mental health professionals. In this course, you will learn:

  • Validated measures to assess spirituality among your clients
  • The church’s role in providing mental health services
  • Techniques to collaborate with clergy in providing therapy


Are you looking for an ENGAGING, FUN, and AUDIENCE-CENTERED keynote presenter?
Dr. Hankerson has experience giving keynote presentations at academic, community, faith-based, and business settings. Service options include:

  • Keynote speech
  • Keynote speech AND Workshop


Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid is an evidence-based training that teaches you how to help a person developing a mental illness or in crisis.  You will learn practical skills, including:

  • Signs of common mental disorders and substance use disorders
  • 5-step action plan to assess and offer people help
  • Local resources: Where to turn for help

Coping with Stress

Stress comes from many sources – work, relationships, and finances are a few – and can have devastating emotional and physical effects. In this workshop, you will learn:

  • How your environment and family history affect how you deal with stress
  • Strategies to deal with stress more effectively
  • Resources to help you work less and play more

Healing Stigma

You may be suffering in silence from an emotional problem due to fear or embarrassment of seeking help. In this workshop, you will learn:

  • How stress can turn into clinical depression
  • How to identify when it’s time for your or a family member to seek counseling
  • Strategies to create caring communities for people with mental illness

Self-Care for Leaders

As a leader, you are under constant pressure to increase market share, produce more sales, or serve more people. In this workshop, you will learn:

  • How greater self-awareness leads to greater productivity
  • Strategies to increase your working time in “flow”
  • How to create an organizational culture that promotes emotional health