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Management State University

Grovetown, Georgia, 30813, United States
October 13, 2016

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Ernest Lawson

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Grovetown, GA *****

(Cell) 919-***-****



Employee Relations

Organizational Development

Team Building / Morale Building

Employee Counseling

Disciplinary Procedures

Employee development & Training

Confidential Record Keeping


Academic Achievement

PhD. Family Relations

University of Louisiana at Monroe Current Study

M.A. Counselor Education CORE accredited program

North Carolina Central University Durham, North Carolina

Degree conferred: December 1993

B.S. Sociology

North Carolina Central University Durham, North Carolina

Degree conferred: May1991

Teaching Experience

Assistant Professor Webster University-Fort Bragg Campus

(Adjunct) Counseling Education Department

Fort Bragg NC

Fall 2007-present

Instructor Elon University

(Adjunct) Human Service Department

Elon, NN Fall 2001-Spring 2003

Instructor Guilford Technical Community College

(Adjunct) Human Service Department

Greensboro, NC

Fall 1999-Spring 2002

Instructor Winston Salem State University

(Adjunct) University College

Winston Salem, NC

Spring 2004

Professional Licensure

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

The North Carolina Board of Licensed Professional Counselors

License Number: LPC 02470

National Certified Counselors (NCC)

The National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc

Certified Employee Assistance Professional (CEAP)

National Employee Assistance Professionals Association (current study)

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Level II Training

The EMDR International Association (EMDRIA)

Prime for Life and Prime Solutions Trained Instructor ML# 152105

Prevention Research Institute

Lexington, KY 40503

Fayetteville Technical Community College

Employee Relations Certificate- Current Studies

Professional Counseling Experience

United States Army- DHR, Fort Gordon, GA

August 7, 2016-Present Employee Assistant Program Coordinator

Serve as the Employee Assistance Program Coordinator, responsible for managing Fort Gordon’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

Administering, planning, directing, managing, monitoring, educating, developing, implementing, marketing, evaluating, and training and consulting, on all aspects of the agency Employee Assistance Program. Serve as a third party in arbitrations, Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) charges, serve as a mediator in lower level grievance meetings.

Participating, coordinating, and conducting training, measurements, reports, awareness, prevention, and intervention, Critical Incident Stress Management, Suicide, Victim Witness Assistance Program, Violence in the Workplace, Rape and Sexual Assault, Financial Competency Assistance, and Red Cross Liaison programs. Preparing and submitting budget requirements for program operations. Informing and training members, employees, and families on services provided through EAP.

United States Army- Womack Army Medical Center, Fort Bragg, NC

September 19, 2005 –August 6 2016

Counseling Psychologist

Provide treatment/consultation services to military personnel. Uses specialized therapeutic techniques to help patients' resolve problems. Counsels patients' family/significant others to obtain social/personal information related to development of the mental health issues. Analyzes/evaluates information developed to make diagnosis and advise commanders.

Danville-Pittsylvania Community Services, Danville, VA

April 2005-August, 2005

Director of Adult Services

Provide clinical and administrative supervision for staff assigned to serve adult populations; responsible for staff recruitment, training, and scheduling work assignments; budget preparation, revisions and operation of Adult Services. In accordance with regulations, maintain record-keeping and generate reports; assess, screen, counsel, develop and monitor treatment plans; provide case management/ substance abuse education, crisis intervention, and outreach services; consult with other professionals and referrals; perform consumer intakes and orientations. Ensure all Adult Service are in compliance with established policies, procedures, licensures, evaluations and other quality assurance requirements.

Lawson and Associates, Ruffin, NC

August 2002- September 2005


Facilitate professional growth, team performance, and organizational development. Through needs assessment, learning instruments, one-to-one coaching, and on-site training opportunities, we provide the professional training support needed to meet the organizational goals.

Recruitment, Selection and Placement: Analyzing jobs and work, developing recruitment procedures, developing selection procedures, validating tests, optimizing placement of personnel, and identifying management potential

Training and Development: Identifying training and development needs, formulating and implementing training programs, coaching employees, evaluating the effectiveness of training and development programs, and planning careers.

Performance Measurement: Developing criteria, determining the economic utility of performance, and evaluating organizational effectiveness.

Motivation and Reward Systems: Developing, implementing, and evaluating motivation and reward programs such as goal setting programs or pay-for-performance plans.

Organizational Development: Analyzing organizational structures and climates, maximizing the satisfaction and effectiveness of individuals and work groups, and facilitating organizational change.

Quality of Work Life: Identifying factors associated with job attitudes, designing and implementing programs to reduce work stress and strain, developing programs that promote safe work behavior and the prevention of accidents, illnesses, and injuries, and designing programs that enhance work/family life.

Consumer Behavior: Assessing consumer preferences, evaluating customer satisfaction with products and services, and developing market segmentation strategies.

The Structure of Work and Human Factors: Designing jobs and work, optimizing person-machine effectiveness, and developing systems technologies.

Rockingham Family Health Psychological & Counseling Center, Reidsville, NC

August 1999-August 2008

Director-Employee Assistant Program

Provided organizational and individual assessment, diagnosis, referral, follow-up and other clinical /case management services to supervisors, employees and immediate family members, including formal/informal supervisory trainings in the areas of:

Experienced in consumer, commercial, family, eldercare, children's protective services, divorce, workplace, labor, environmental, real estate, condemnation, eminent domain, and contract mediation.

Styles of mediation include transformative, problem-solving, facilitative, and narrative.

Volunteer family mediator for the Rockingham County Dispute Resolution Center.

Contract mediator for organizations.

Volunteer mediator for the Better Business Bureau.

Trainer and lecturer on adult mediation, basic and advanced mediation, culture and conflict.

Winston Salem State University, Winston Salem, NC

May 2003-March 2005

University Counselor

Provide individual and group counseling, training and information session to student groups in and outside the classroom, plan, design and implement workshops and seminars for suspension and probation students. Serve as the coordinator for the alcohol drug prevention section for the university. Provide career planning, personal and academic counseling. Provide professionals support for faculty and staff regarding student concerns.

Advised university funded student programs and undergraduate government.

Served in university judicial system and member of Administrative Hearing Boards.

Developed and facilitated leadership training seminars for learners.

Coordinated and presented professional development programs for staff and students

Counsel students, staff, and parents about retention and develop retention programs

Provided general counseling to all students and facility

Taught Freshman Seminar Courses

Work closely with the University College to develop programs for student retention and success. This included academic advisement, assessment and teaching of study skills, note-taking, test-taking, assistance with registration, assistance with developing and implementing programs and activities that increased retention of at risk students, as well as planning of support and enrichment activities that ensured program effectiveness

Wake Forest Baptist Behavioral Health, Winston Salem, NC

May 2002-May 2003

Counseling Supervisor (Program closed)

Senior Management of a Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) accredited treatment facility. Responsible for all aspects of program management; clinical, administrative, fiscal.

Responsible for recruiting, orienting, training and supervising 50 staff, was able to reduce staff turn over from 68% to 14% by improving staff orientation and training, professional development, and mid-level management coaching.

Oversight of all aspects of staff performance; performance evaluation, progressive discipline, mediation of staff disputes and grievance procedures in accordance with state and federal laws.

Leadership in the setting and achieving of strategic and organizational goals.

Established training programs for staff in regard to all aspects of workplace performance and professional development

Duke University, Durham, NC

December 2000-August 2002

Instructor/Lead Clinician

Developed and implemented treatment programming outpatient-counseling program.

Responsibilities included client services (individual, group and family therapy); training and

educating medical students about addiction; clinical supervision

Clinical Trails Clinician

PROTOCOL0003 Suboxone (Buprenorphine/Naloxone) Taper: A Comparison of Two Schedules

Alamance Regional Medical Center, Behavioral Medicine, Burlington

1994-December 2001

Director of Intense Outpatient Program

Senior Management of a Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) accredited treatment facility. Responsible for all aspects of program management; clinical, administrative, fiscal.

Provide clinical and administrative supervision for substance abuse services

Manage administrative components of provision of services through contracts to other agencies

Developed linkages for joint research between private sector and academic community

NC Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Center, Butner, NC

December 1992-December 1994

Substance Abuse Counselor

Taught basic life skills such as stress and time management, recovery skills, problem solving, relaxation, communication, and assertiveness and refusal skills. Conducted psycho-educational, relapse prevention, domestic violence, denial, and process therapy groups, with corresponding clinical documentation: group and progress notes, individual counseling, individualized treatment plans and reviews, ASAM assessments, discharge plans and summaries

Wake Regional Detention Center Raleigh, NC

August 1991-December 1992


Managed, supervised and provided counseling services to youth at the detention center

Provided effective youth care services as part of efforts to correct admitted juvenile delinquents.

Managed the daily operations of correctional centre as per company policies and procedures.

Conducted guidance and counseling program to support development of the youth.

Studied police charge sheets against every juvenile in custody to plan effective corrective measures. Involved parents, guardians and responsible relatives while providing guidance and counseling.

Federal Mediation

Union Steward

Enforce the federal collective agreement by identifying violations, investigating complaints, and meeting with management to solve problems or file grievances.

Deal with harassment and other conflicts in the federal workplace.

Resolve dispute with staff and management

Identify future collective agreement proposals

Analyze issues in dispute and evaluate their

Presented federal laws and Alternative Dispute Resolution policies, procedures and practices to management.

Knowledge and uses the four subtypes of alternative dispute resolution: negotiation, mediation, collaborative law, and arbitration. Sometimes a fifth type, conciliation, is included as well.

Editorial Positions

Editorial Associate Alamance Regional Medical Center

(1996) Behavioral Medicine News Letter

Membership and Offices in Professional Societies

Licensed Professional Counselor Association of North Carolina

Board of Trustees


American Counseling Association Member



Counselor of the Year at Wake Forest Baptist Behavioral Health

Grants Awarded

Wal-Mart Foundation $ 23,000


Lawson, E. Sexual harassment. Workshops conducted at Winston Salem State University, Winston Salem North Carolina, 2003, 2004, 2005

Lawson, E. Time Management. Workshops conducted at Winston Salem State University, Winston Salem North Carolina, 2003, 2004, 2005

Lawson, E. Prime for Life training conducted at Fort Gordon, GA 30905, August 2016- Present

Lawson, E. Diversity Training Workshop conducted at Reidsville Library, Reidsville, North Carolina, 2005

Lawson, E. Communication Workshops conducted at Reidsville Library, Reidsville, North Carolina, 2005, 2006

Lawson, E. and Clark, M. S. Mediation. Workshop conducted at the Danville Regional Medical Center, Danville, Virginia, 1999.

Lawson, E. and Clark, M. S. Conflict Resolution. Workshops conducted at the Alamance Regional Medical Center, Burlington, North Carolina, 1996,1997,1998.

Lawson, E. Working It Out: I can Make a Difference Workshops conducted at the Alamance Regional Medical Center, Burlington, North Carolina, Quarterly 1995, 1996,1997,1998

Lawson, E. Integrating grief in one's personal and professional life. Presentation given at Alamance Regional Medical Center, Burlington, North Carolina, 1995

Lawson, E. Conflict Resolution. Workshops conducted at Rockingham Community College Wentworth, North Carolina, 1996, 1997,1998.

Lawson, E. Time Management. Workshops conducted at Rockingham Community College Wentworth, North Carolina, 1998, 1999.

Lawson, E. Job Satisfaction. Paper Presented at the Alamance Society of Human Resource Managers, North Carolina, 2001

Lawson, E. College and Budget. Workshops conducted at Elon University, Elon North Carolina, 1998, 1999

Lawson, E. Manage Conflict at Church Workshops conducted at the First Baptist Church of Hillsbourgh, Hillbourgh, NC, 1999.

Lawson, E. My Workplace. Workshop conducted at the Alamance Society of Human Resource Managers, North Carolina, 2001

Lawson, E. Motivational Interviewing. Workshop conducted at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston Salem, NC 2002 (Monthly)

Lawson, E. Stress Management. Workshop conducted at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston Salem, NC 2002

Lawson, E. Organizational Development and You. Workshop conducted at the Alamance Society of Human Resource Managers, North Carolina, 2000


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