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A program for families, loved ones and anyone impacted by mental health conditions, substance misuse issues, or other unhealthy behavioral patterns to provide participants with the education and tools to improve and strengthen their family systems.


  • 6 NCSAPPB CE Credits
  • 6 NAADAC CE Credits


  • Friday, March 12 • 5:15pm – 8:30pm
  • Saturday, March 13 • 8:45am – 4:30pm


REGISTRATION REQUIRED BY MARCH 11TH. Email mikar@theblanchardinstitute.com by March 11th to register. The Zoom workshop link & details will be provided within 24 hours prior to the event.


STACEY SURRATT, MS, LCAS, MT-BC completed her Master’s degree in Music Therapy at Radford University and is a nationally Board-Certified Music Therapist. Stacey has worked clinically in a variety of settings including hospital programs, outpatient treatment facilities, rehab clinics, and in private practice.

Her focus areas have included children and adolescents with developmental and behavioral diagnoses, adult mental health treatment, and outpatient substance abuse treatment. In addition to music therapy board certification, Stacey is also a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist Associate.

Stacey works from a relationship-based approach and enjoys incorporating creativity and multi-sensory tools into therapy sessions as a way to fully engage and retain growth from participation in the treatment process.


WARD BLANCHARD, MA, MBA, CCS, LCAS started his career within the field of mental health in the professionally fertile grounds of Southern California. Ward’s passion for treating SUDs and Dual Diagnosis focuses on treating clients through his unique Family Systems approach and modality, as well as educating the professional community on these issues and practices.

In 2017, Ward founded The Blanchard Institute, based in Charlotte, NC, in efforts to provide the most progressive family system, dual diagnosis support via Intensive Outpatient treatment. Ward’s private intervention practice, Blanchard & Associates, consists of a team of Clinical Interventionists traveling internationally to deliver family system style interventions to those in need.


The Blanchard Institute | Charlotte & Lake Norman