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The Cypher offers a training experience like none other...

Mar 18, 2021 9:50:47 AM / by Brooke Kochanski

"The Cypher offers a training experience like none other! Our conversations not only explore the intersection between hip hop and mental health, but we also foster rich conversation on a number of relevant topics within the world. Participating in The Cypher trainings provides folks with practical tools, but also exposes them to an unforgettable presentation that transcends the traditional training experience." - Speaker Andrew Watkins, MSW, LCSWA discusses what the training will provide for participants

The 'Cypher': How Community Violence, Mental Health, and Hip Hop Collide
Live Webinar on March 26, 2021 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Cypher is more than a CEU, it's an experience that provides:

  • Improved clinical skillConceptual image of human brain in colorful splashes
  • Enhanced systems thinking
  • Culturally competent training
  • Collaboration and networking
  • Experiential learning opportunities

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This training is only $35!



Andrew Watkins, MSW, LCSWA
Andrew obtained his undergraduate degree from Winston Salem State University in Psychology received his master’s degree from the Joint Masters of Social Work program. Andrew currently works as a Clinical Social Worker at North Carolina A&T State University and is the founder of “The
Cypher” a psycho-educational group that utilizes Hip Hop as an intervention tool in educating participants about basic psychoeducation concepts.


  • 2.0 Contact Hours from Northwest AHEC
  • Northwest AHEC is recognized by the North Carolina Psychology Board as an approved provider of (Category A) Continuing Education for North Carolina Licensed Psychologists. This program will provide 2.0 contact hours of (Category A) continuing education for North Carolina psychologists. No partial credit will be given.
  • 2.0 NBCC Contact Hours. Northwest AHEC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5465. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Northwest AHEC is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.
  • 2.0 NCASPPB GSB Contact Hours. The North Carolina Addictions Specialist Professional Practice Board has approved this workshop for 2.0 General Skills Building hours, Approval #21-269-6

Who Should Participate?

This workshop will be beneficial to behavioral health and human service practitioners, including psychologists, social workers, counselors, marriage and family therapists, substance use and addictions professionals, clinicians and all others interested in this topic.


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Brooke Kochanski

Written by Brooke Kochanski

Marketing & Communications Specialist at Northwest AHEC

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