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"Exploring Shame and Masculinity in Recovery"

Presented by John Herrington and Michael Rieger

FGH Tree Rooms

Registration: 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Lecture: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.


About this workshop:

The purpose of the lecture is to increase awareness of the role of shame in the addictive cycle and the treatment implications for younger men in treatment settings.

About the speaker(s):

John Herrington is a licensed professional counselor with the Next Step program at Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services. He received his undergraduate degree in psychology and master’s degree in counseling psychology from The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. John worked for five years with Pine Belt Mental Healthcare at Oak Arbor working with clients struggling with addiction. He has experience working with drug court, VA, and other local and state resources. John began his work with Pine Grove in March of 2011 working with the Next Step and Sober Living programs providing individual and group therapy for those struggling with addiction. He worked with Pine Grove’s Legacy program as a therapist and then as a Clinical Director for four years before returning to Next Step as Clinical Director.

Michael Rieger earned his Bachelor of Science from The University of Southern Mississippi where he majored in Psychology and graduated with honors. While in his undergraduate he participated in a research lab focusing on social cognition and attitude. Rieger earned his Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy and is trained in multiple systemic forms of therapy. Rieger has experience working with children and families as well as providing couples therapy. He also has training in advanced alcohol and drug counseling and is certified as a Tobacco Treatment Specialist.


  1. Identify and discuss the cycle and process of addiction and its interaction with shame.
  2. Describe the nuances of treating younger men and apply treatment strategies to address the addictive process in this population.

Target Audience:

The target audience will consist of professional clinicians in the mental health and addiction fields including counselors, nursing staff, social workers, psychologists, and therapists. Information will be presented at an intermediate level.

Continuing Education:

Psychology: 1 CE Hour: Pine Grove is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Pine Grove maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Mississippi Social Work: 1 Hour (Provider DP #SWB12013) Pine Grove is approved as a provider for continuing education by the MBOE & MFT (08/24/18 through 08/24/20). Social workers will receive 1 CE hour in participating in this course (Clinical 1 __ / Supervision___ /Cultural Competency___/ Ethics ___ /General ___).

NBCC: (1 CE hour) Pine Grove has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6392. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified, Pine Grove is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Mississippi LMFT: 1 General Hour (MS19-023): Provider #TCE0003.

Ethical Disclosures for Speaker(s):

  1. Michael Rieger and John Herrington are employees of Pine Grove, an extension of Forrest General Hospital.
  2. There is no commercial support of the speaker(s), the content of the talk(s) or anything that might be a conflict of interest beyond the speakers being paid by Pine Grove.
  3. The speakers are not promoting any books, medications or training that will be for sale at the talk that might constitute a conflict of interest.
  4. The speakers will cover any potential limitations and risks of the treatment or topics being discussed during the talk.
  5. Some of the material covered is of a sensitive nature about addictions, ethical dilemmas and/or other clinical disorders.

Those in attendance must stay for the entire duration of the workshop; partial credit for partial attendance will not be awarded.

APA CE Statement:

Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Pine Grove maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Disability Statement:

Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services complies with the ADA. This facility is handicapped-accessible. If any conference participant is in need of reasonable accommodation, please contact Samuel Rosa at 601-288-4915 prior to the event.

Grievance Procedure:

Please contact Samuel Rosa at 601-288-4915 at Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services, 2255 Broadway Drive, Hattiesburg MS 39401 to submit a complaint, or if you have additional questions.


Forrest General Hospital is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Mississippi Nurses Foundation, Inc., an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Refund/Cancellation Policy:

There is no charge for attendance to this workshop.


Psychology Internship Program

Pine Grove has an excellent internship program that offers a wide range of training activities on two rotations. We are able to offer interns opportunities for training in residential, partial hospitalization, and outpatient settings working with adults presenting with a ride range of diagnoses. We are APA accredited as a single entity doctoral psychology internship program under the name of Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services, Doctoral Internship in Professional Psychology (PG-DIPP). Please visit our Psychology Internship Program home page for more information.

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