Mission & Values Statement
The Chemical Health Center offers alcohol and drug education, prevention, referral, and outpatient services for UTTC students and their dependents. UTTC Center staff value the traditions of all persons as they strive to achieve a chemical-free, healthy lifestyle.
Types of Concerns
The Chemical Health Center offers alcohol/drug education/prevention, early intervention services, evaluations (including DUI and court-ordered evaluations), outpatient treatment, and referrals for other community-based services as needed. Community support groups, such as Alcoholics Anonymous, are scheduled regularly. The Center hosts alcohol-drug-free activities and provides ongoing awareness and educational opportunities for students, faculty, and UTTC staff. Center staff also provide a North Dakota certified 16-hour DUI program.
Our Center provides crisis intervention, emotional support, and advocacy for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking. Staff offer support for victims of any age who witness violence.
Services include, but are not limited to:
- Alcohol and drug evaluations
- Individual counseling
- Anger management
- Smoking cessation classes
- Aftercare services
- 16-hour DUI class
- Intensive outpatient programming
- Drug and alcohol prevention and early intervention
- Prevention education video library
- Risk reduction education
- Cognitive restructuring therapy
- Drug and alcohol prevention activities
- Referrals to community clinical partners
Health and Wellness Administrator
Hello! My name is Amy WhiteShield, and I have been with UTTC since 2016. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Health Services Administration from Keiser University (FL) in 2018. My professional role is to coordinate chemical health services and provide domestic violence advocacy and victim support to UTTC students.
Our team looks forward to meeting you and assisting you in your journey to find personal and academic success!
Christy Anderson, LCAC
Chemical Health Consultant
I am a licensed clinical addiction counselor (LCAC) and have been working in the addiction field for over 20 years! My work experience includes working with both adults and adolescents. I not only provide addiction evaluations, individual and group counseling, but I also help involve family members in the recovery process and offer family sessions. I also have extensive experience working with individuals that are involved with the legal system, and so I understand the importance of taking a systems approach when it comes to addiction services and involving the appropriate parties in a person’s life. I incorporate therapeutic approaches that include Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, CBT, and Solution-Focused Therapy to name a few. But mostly, I incorporate my understanding of Stages of Change into my daily practice. I believe in helping individuals create a personalized recovery plan, and I help guide them toward a life filled with more peace, serenity, and hope.
Christy is co-founder of C & K Counseling in Bismarck. Her founding partner, Kelsey LaBere, LPCC, and Christy believe that every individual is the expert in their own lives, and through collaborative processes, one can become a healthier and happier version of themselves. Together with Wellness staff, UTTC’s Chemical Health programming works to offer high quality behavioral health and substance abuse/addiction services to students and dependents striving to take committed steps toward positive change and healthier living.