Paula Heller Garland
University of North Texas
Rehabilitation and Health Services
(940) 369-5186
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Education

MS, Grand Canyon University, 2009.
Major: Addiction Counseling
BS, Charter Oak State College, 2005.
Major: Leadership and General Studies
AAS, McLennan Community College, 1991.
Major: Mental Health Counseling
AAS, McLennan Community College, 1991.
Major: Youth Counseling
Certificate, McLennan Community College, 1991.
Major: Addiction Counseling

Professional Positions

Professional
Addiction Studies Coordinator, The University of North Texas. (2017 – Present).
Senior Lecturer, University of North Texas. (2016 – Present).
Interim Addiction Studies Coordinator, The University of North Texas. (20152016).
Lecturer, University of North Texas. (20112016).
Consultant, Training and Staff Development. (20092011).
Executive Director, All American Research. (20072009).
HIV Programs Director, Dallas Council. (20082008).
Executive Director, A New Beginning Counseling Center. (20052008).
Director of Training, Institute of Chemical Dependency Studies. (20012008).
Program Director, The Addicare Group of Texas. (20012005).
Training Coordinator, The United States Army. (19992001).
Program Manager, The Addicare Group of Texas. (19961999).
HIV Program Counselor, The Ethel Daniels Foundation. (19961997).
Counselor Intern, Interventions, Co.. (19941996).
Counselor Intern, Interventions, Co.. (19931994).

Licensures and Certifications

Co-Occurring Disorder Trainer, NAADAC. (2010 – Present).

Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, Texas Department of State Health Services. (1995 – Present).

Master Trainer in Prevention and Management of Aggressive Behviora, MHMR. (1994 – Present).

ROPES Challenge Course Facilitator, Wind River Adventures. (1994 – Present).

Professional Memberships

Member, National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors. (2005 – Present).

Member, Texas Association of Addiction Professionals State Board. (2005 – Present).

Development Activities Attended

Other,"Overcoming Imposter Syndrome," LinkedIn Learning through UNT.Bridgeapp, Denton, Texas, United States of America. (20192019).

Other,"Travel Basics," University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, United States of America. (December 3, 2019December 3, 2019).

Other,"Ethics in an Online World," National Association of Addiction Professionals (NAADAC), Alexandria, Virginia, United States of America. (November 21, 2019November 21, 2019).

Conference Attendance,"TAAP State Conference on Addiction Studies," Texas Association of Addiction Professionals, San Antonio, Texas, United States of America. (September 5, 2019September 7, 2019).

Other,"Preventing Abuse, Neglect, & Exploitation," Blue Basin, Austin, Texas, United States of America. (May 30, 2019May 30, 2019).

Other,"HIV, TB, Hepatitis, and STI Annual Update," Blue Basin, Austin, Texas, United States of America. (May 29, 2019May 29, 2019).

Other,"Screening," Blue Basin, Austin, Texas, United States of America. (May 29, 2019May 29, 2019).

Other,"Preventing Discrimination, Harassment and Related UNT Policices," University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, United States of America. (April 29, 2019April 29, 2019).

Other,"Security Awareness Training," UNT, Denton, Texas, United States of America. (November 07, 2018November 07, 2018).

Other,"Canvas Bootcamp," UNT Clear, Denton, Texas, United States of America. (November 01, 2018November 01, 2018).

Conference Attendance,"NAADAC Annual Conference," NAADAC (National Association of Addiction Professionals), Houston, Texas, United States of America. (October 06, 2018October 08, 2018).

Conference Attendance,"TAAP State Conference on Addiction Studies," TAAP (Texas Association of Addiction Professionals), San Antonio, Texas, United States of America. (August 14, 2018August 17, 2018).

Other,"Addiction, HIV, & Other Bloodborne Pathogens," NAADAC (National Association of Addiction Professionals), Alexandria, Virginia, United States of America. (March 17, 2018March 17, 2018).

Other,"Brief Intervention: Process & Techniques," NAADAC (National Association of Addiction Professionals), Alexandria, Virginia, United States of America. (February 26, 2018February 26, 2018).

Continuing Education Program,"Counseling African Americans with Substance Use Disorder," NAADAC (National Association of Addiction Professionals), Alexandria, Virginia, United States of America. (November 16, 2017November 16, 2017).

Conference Attendance,"TAAP State Conference on Addiction Studies," Texas Association of Addiction Professionals, San Antonio, Texas, United States of America. (August 2017August 2017).

Conference Attendance,"VALUE rubric calibration training," Association of American Colleges and Universities, Kansas City, Mo, United States of America. (May 2016May 2016).

Awards and Honors

10th Annual Winners Circle Unsung Heroes 2018, Winner's Circle. (October 2018October 2018).

Texas Counselor Hall of Fame, Texas Association of Addiction Professionals. (August 12, 2016August 12, 2016).

Recovery Rock Star, Eagle Peer Recovery. (September 2015September 2015).

Faculty Supporter of the Year, Eagle Peer Recovery. (September 2014September 2014).

Teaching

Teaching Experience

University of North Texas
RHAB 3000, Microcounseling, 37 courses.
RHAB 3975, Addictions, 3 courses.
RHAB 4075, Drugs and Alcohol, 2 courses.
RHAB 4175, Addiction Treatment Models, 17 courses.
RHAB 4375, Addiction Counseling and Groups, 13 courses.
RHAB 4475, Assessment of Alcoholism and Chemical Dependency, 1 course.
RHAB 4500, Assessment in Rehabilitation, 1 course.
RHAB 4575, Current Issues in Substance Abuse, 1 course.
RHAB 4675, Alcohol Drug Abuse Counseling, 15 courses.
RHAB 4880, Rehabilitation Practicum, 10 courses.
RHAB 4881, Addictions Practicum, 6 courses.
RHAB 4900, Special Problems, 6 courses.
RHAB 5125, Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counseling Models, 4 courses.
RHAB 5150, Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counseling Practice, 2 courses.
RHAB 5723, Group Work and the Rehabilitation Process, 2 courses.
RHAB 5900, Special Problems, 3 courses.

Teaching at Other Institutions

The Institute of Chemical Dependency Studies, Addiction and The Family, 2005.

The Institute of Chemical Dependency Studies, Addiction Practicum, 2005.

The Institute of Chemical Dependency Studies, Advanced Counseling Skills and Methods, 2005.

The Institute of Chemical Dependency Studies, Basic Counseling Skills and Methods, 2005.

The Institute of Chemical Dependency Studies, Ethics and Special Treatment Issues, 2005.

The Institute of Chemical Dependency Studies, The Basics of Addiction Counseling & The Physiology of Addiction, 2005.

The Institute of Chemical Dependency Studies, The Twelve Core Functions of a Counselor, 2005.

The Institute of Chemical Dependency Studies, Addiction and The Family, 2004.

The Institute of Chemical Dependency Studies, Addiction Practicum, 2004.

The Institute of Chemical Dependency Studies, Advanced Counseling Skills and Methods, 2004.

The Institute of Chemical Dependency Studies, Basic Counseling Skills and Methods, 2004.

The Institute of Chemical Dependency Studies, Ethics and Special Treatment Issues, 2004.

The Institute of Chemical Dependency Studies, The Basics of Addiction Counseling & The Physiology of Addiction, 2004.

The Institute of Chemical Dependency Studies, The Twelve Core Functions of a Counselor, 2004.

The Institute of Chemical Dependency Studies, Addiction and The Family, 2003.

The Institute of Chemical Dependency Studies, Addiction Practicum, 2003.

The Institute of Chemical Dependency Studies, Advanced Counseling Skills and Methods, 2003.

The Institute of Chemical Dependency Studies, Basic Counseling Skills and Methods, 2003.

The Institute of Chemical Dependency Studies, Ethics and Special Treatment Issues, 2003.

The Institute of Chemical Dependency Studies, The Basics of Addiction Counseling & The Physiology of Addiction, 2003.

The Institute of Chemical Dependency Studies, The Twelve Core Functions of a Counselor, 2003.

The Institute of Chemical Dependency Studies, Addiction and The Family, 2002.

The Institute of Chemical Dependency Studies, Addiction Practicum, 2002.

The Institute of Chemical Dependency Studies, Advanced Counseling Skills and Methods, 2002.

The Institute of Chemical Dependency Studies, Basic Counseling Skills and Methods, 2002.

The Institute of Chemical Dependency Studies, Ethics and Special Treatment Issues, 2002.

The Institute of Chemical Dependency Studies, The Basics of Addiction Counseling & The Physiology of Addiction, 2002.

The Institute of Chemical Dependency Studies, The Twelve Core Functions of a Counselor, 2002.

The Institute of Chemical Dependency Studies, Addiction and The Family, 2001.

The Institute of Chemical Dependency Studies, Addiction Practicum, 2001.

The Institute of Chemical Dependency Studies, Advanced Counseling Skills and Methods, 2001.

Institute of Chemical Dependency Studies, Basic Counseling Skills and Methods, 2001.

The Institute of Chemical Dependency Studies, Ethics and Special Treatment Issues, 2001.

The Institute of Chemical Dependency Studies, The Basics of Addiction Counseling & The Physiology of Addiction, 2001.

The Institute of Chemical Dependency Studies, The Twelve Core Functions of a Counselor, 2001.

Non-Credit Instruction

Seminar, UNT Collegiate Recovery Program, 10. (January 2020May 2020).

Guest Lecture, 95. (November 20, 2019November 20, 2019).

Guest Lecture. (November 13, 2019November 13, 2019).

Continuing Education, The Men of Nehemiah, 10. (November 08, 2019November 08, 2019).

Guest Lecture, 10. (April 5, 2019April 5, 2019).

Continuing Education, Nexus Recovery Center, 30. (August 8, 2018August 8, 2018).

Continuing Education, Solutions of North Texas, 8. (August 3, 2018August 3, 2018).

Continuing Education, Chapter House, 8. (August 2, 2018August 2, 2018).

Continuing Education, Brazos Recovery Services, 6. (July 12, 2018July 12, 2018).

Continuing Education, Healing Springs Ranch, 10. (June 20, 2018June 20, 2018).

Continuing Education, Solutions of North Texas, 10. (April 20, 2018April 20, 2018).

Continuing Education, Chapter House, 15. (March 29, 2018March 29, 2018).

Guest Lecture, Round Rock ISD. (20152015).

Guest Lecture, Eastfield Community College. (20142014).

Guest Lecture, Dallas Baptist University. (20132013).

Guest Lecture, Univeristy of North Texas. (20132013).

Directed Student Learning

Undergraduate Honors Thesis,"Addiction Treatment Outcomes," Honors College. (September 11, 2019December 15, 2019).

Other,"Use of Study Drugs on College Campuses," Other - Outside UNT. (December 10, 2019December 12, 2019).

Other,"Social Connectedness in People Recovering From Substance Use Disorder," Psychology. (December 3, 2019December 3, 2019).

Research

Published Intellectual Contributions

Book
Heller Garland, P. (2016). Living in Consciousness. (2nd Edition), 105. Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall Hunt. https://kendallhunt.com/
Heller Garland, P. (2013). Living in Consciousness. (1st Edition), 65.

Presentations Given

Lecture

Holloway, L. L. (Presenter), Heller Garland, P. (Presenter), Cole, S. (Presenter), Wylie, T. (Presenter), North Texas Recovery Conference, Recovery to practice, Denton, Texas. (20152015).

Heller Garland, P., National Conference on Addiction Disorders, Combatting compassion fatigue, St. Louis, Mo.. (20152015).

Holloway, L. L. (Presenter), Heller Garland, P. (Presenter), Cole, S. (Presenter), Wylie, T. (Presenter), TAAP State Conference on Addiction Studies, Recovery to practice, Texas Association of Addiction Professionals, San Antonio, Texas. (20152015).

Oral Presentation

Cole, S. (Presenter), Heller Garland, P. (Presenter), Holloway, L. L. (Author & Presenter), Wylie, T. (Presenter), UNT's 4th Recovery Conference, Ethical Issues and Recovery to Practice, UNT Office of Substance Misuse & Mental Health Recovery Research, Denton, TX, United States of America. (2016).

Holloway, L. L. (Author & Presenter), Heller Garland, P. (Presenter), Cole, S. (Presenter), Wylie, T. (Presenter), TAAP Annual Conference, The Ethics of Recovery to Practice., Texas Association of Addiction Professionals, San Antonio, TX, United States of America. (2016).

Media Contributions

Internet
"Pathways to Recovery," Healing Springs Ranch Show. (July 17, 2019).
"New Year's Resolutions," UNT University Relations. (December 13, 2016).
"Addiction and Recovery," Renew. (February 10, 2016).
"Addiction and Recovery," Behavioral Healthcare Executive. (August 03, 2015).
"Addiction and Recovery Advocacy," Newport Academy News. (October 2011).
Newspaper
"New Year Resolutions," Dallas Morning News. (December 15, 2017).
"Recovery Month Recovery Conference," North Texas Daily. (September 2014).
Radio
"Addiction and Recovery," Recovery Coast to Coast. (August 2018).
"The History of Addiction and Recovery," Recovery Coast to Coast. (August 2018).
"Collegiate Recovery Programs," Recovery Coast to Coast. (August 13, 2015).
"First Annual Texas Rally for Recovery," Recovery Coast to Coast. (October 2011).
"International Training for Addiction Treatment Providers," Recovery Coast to Coast. (August 2011).
"Nova Conference," Recovery Coast to Coast. (January 2009).
TV
"The Opioid Crisis," North Texas Daily. (October 22, 2019).
"Substance Use on College Campuses," NT Daily. (February 12, 2019).

Service

University Service

Member, Collaborative Learning and Active Workspaces Committee. (February 18, 2020 – Present).

Other, Impact Tribal Consortium. (November 18, 2019 – Present).

Member, Non-Tenure System PAC. (October 2019 – Present).

Member, Personnel Affairs Committee (PAC) Non-Tenure Faculty Council. (September 01, 2019 – Present).

Member, Scholarship and Innovation Committee. (September 01, 2019 – Present).

Committee Chair, Success, Appreciation and Recognition Committee. (September 01, 2019 – Present).

Other, Recovery to Practice Community of Practice. (September 01, 2017 – Present).

Member, Loyal Eagles Giving Society. (January 2014 – Present).

Program Organizer, Professional Lecture Series Lunch & Learn. (January 2014 – Present).

Faculty Advisor, Eagle Peer Recovery. (September 2013 – Present).

Workshop Organizer, Opioid Overdose Awareness. (December 01, 2019February 01, 2020).

Committee Member, Adjunct Search Committee. (September 2019December 2019).

Other, Department Representative Fall Commencement. (December 13, 2019December 13, 2019).

Member, Faculty Senate. (September 11, 2019December 11, 2019).

Other, Practicum Supervision. (September 12, 2019December 9, 2019).

Other, Open House. (November 7, 2019November 7, 2019).

Member, Scholarship Review Committee. (May 2019May 2019).

Other, Recovery to Practice. (April 2015April 2019).

Other, Art Gala. (April 18, 2019April 18, 2019).

Chairperson, Advisory Board. (May 2018December 2018).

Member, Promotion Review Committee. (20182018).

Member, Promotion and Tenure Bylaw Committee. (September 2017August 2018).

Other, CRP Student Orientation. (August 23, 2018August 23, 2018).

Member, Adjunct Search Committee. (July 2018July 2018).

Member, Scholarship Review Committee. (June 2018June 2018).

Member, Student Grade Appeal Committee. (June 2018June 2018).

Committee Member, Lecturer Search Committee. (January 2018May 2018).

Member, Art Gala Committee. (January 2018April 2018).

Attendee, Award Ceremony, Honor's Day. (April 20, 2018April 20, 2018).

Faculty Advisor, North Texas Preview. (March 3, 2018March 3, 2018).

Faculty Advisor, NT Preview. (March 03, 2018March 03, 2018).

Co-Chair, Advisory Board. (January 2017December 2017).

Member, LEAP Signature Assignment Institute. (20172017).

Committee Member, CORE Communal Scoring Committee. (20162017).

Other, Department Representative Fall Commencement. (December 16, 2017December 16, 2017).

Faculty Advisor, North Texas Preview. (November 18, 2017November 18, 2017).

Other, UNT Recovery Conference. (September 18, 2017September 21, 2017).

Committee Member, Social Media Committee. (January 2014August 2017).

Other, AAC&U CORE Scoring. (20162016).

Committee Chair, Wellness Committee. (20152016).

Member, Student Grade Appeal Committee. (July 2016July 2016).

Committee Member, Director Hiring Committee. (August 2015September 2015).

Faculty Mentor, Interim Support. (April 2015September 2015).

Chairperson, Scholarship Review Committee. (June 2015June 2015).

Member, Scholarship Review Committee. (June 2015June 2015).

Committee Member, Lecturer Search Committee. (20142014).

Professional Service

Committee Member, Texas Association of Addiction Professionals Workforce Committee, Austin, Texas. (January 22, 2020 – Present).

Other, Eastfield College Advisory Board, Mesquite, Texas. (February 2018 – Present).

Committee Member, National Association of Addiction Professionals Student Committee, Serving Texas, On National Board. (20142018).

Guest Speaker, Dallas Chapter of TAAP (Texas Association of Addiction Professionals), Dallas, Texas. (October 04, 2017October 04, 2017).

Committee Member, Texas Association of Addiction Professionals State Nominations & Elections Committee. (20122014).

Committee Member, Texas Association of Addiction Professionals State Conference Committee Sponsor & Exhibitor Committee. (20122013).

Public Service

Other, Recovery to Practice Community of Practice, Denton, Texas. (August 1, 2017 – Present).

Chairperson, Big Texas Rally For Recovery. (20112011).

Other, Texas Recovers!. (20112011).

Chairperson, Nova Conference Planning Committee. (20082011).

Consulting

Professional Design Work – Private, Healing Springs Ranch, Tioga, Texas, United States of America. (2016 – Present).