Insight Seminars

“Understanding HIV & STDs”

Randall Parsons, LCDC – HIV Program Director
May 26, 2017 (1p.m. – 4p.m.)

One of the goals of our Street Outreach Team is to identify substance users in their own environments and educate and engage them in services that reduce their risk of HIV infection. We perform street and community substance abuse/HIV-outreach and assist the clients by screening and referring them to substance abuse treatment, health care providers or other available support services.

Randall Parsons, LCDC, is currently the HIV Program Director at MHMR. Randall is an LCDC with over 30 years’ experience in all levels of substance abuse counseling/ treatment. Randall has developed and managed all types of Substance Abuse treatment programs, including MPD, dual diagnosis, and criminal justice.Randall began with MHMRTC in 2000 as Clinical Supervisor over Street Outreach, and was promoted to Program Manager in 2002 and HIV Program Director in 2005, where he still is employed.

Some of Randall’s community involvements include being the past Chair of the Comprehensive Planning Committee, the Service Delivery Agency Council, served as Chair of the North Texas HIV Planning Council, the Evaluation Committee for RW services and Chair of the Planning Council of North Central Texas.

Learning Objectives:

  1. To increase knowledge regardingthe principles of recovery.
  2. To increase awareness of how exposure to trauma relates to this topic.
  3. To increase knowledge regarding risk reduction and overdose prevention

The fee for this 3-hour CEU seminar is $50 for non-MHA members, $40 for MHA members and $20 for students. Registration deadline (online/by mail) must be received by May 24, 2017.

1) Mail check to MHA at 3136 W. 4th Street, Ft. Worth, TX, 76107; fax number: 817-810-3230

2) Online at

MHA is an approved provider of continuing education in Texas for LPC with approval #1099, Social Workers #5467, and LMFT #419.

For additional information, please contact Barbara Jordan at 817-569-5779 / or Deannah Rowell at 817-569-5780 /