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Contact Us


Our humble beginning in Royal Oak


We are now located at

8445 S. Saginaw St. Ste. 103
Grand Blanc, MI 48439

(248) 687-9600



              Mission Statement

                  Our mission is to provide

                    quality  mental health

                     educational seminars

                 and therapeutic materials to

                 the professional community.




   Workbooks Available 

     At Reach For The Stars!



 Solo Private Practice

    Second Edition

       Available at:


Reach For The Stars

Grand Blanc, MI





 Feelings Line

  Therapeutic Supports to

   help with social and or

   mental health concerns


  Posters, Mood Cubes,

   Playing Cards,

  Mood Dudes, T Shirts

  And More!






1 & 2 CE


Go to "Services"






Please click on Seminar Application button at top of page (follow  instruction under button for maximum benefit).


Please complete registration form provided and forward to:  Empowerment


310 W. Hudson Royal Oak, MI 48067


Questions? Contact us direct by pressing the email button below.


NOTE: Ask about repeat dates on closed seminars.  Seating cannot be guaranteed after deadlines stated.

Sorry, we cannot guarantee food for walk-in or late registration after stated deadline. Thank you for understanding







Current Seminars








BJ's thorough, structured approach to starting a new practice has helped me tremendously toward achieving my goal of self-employment at my own practice. It does an excellent job of covering the business side of opening your own practice, covering everything from registering with the state to marketing yourself.

Cami Tiska, LLMSW, Canton, Michigan



"I thoroughly enjoyed attending the Symposium on the Opiate Epidemic and Medical Marijuana held on March 23, 2012. I found it to be informative, interesting and as well as intellectually stimulating. You had a great cross section of speakers from various professions each of which provided invaluable information on this topic. I work in the substance abuse field and obtained new information in this dramatically changing field. In addition, the facility was great, the lunch provided was delicious, and I also enjoyed networking with colleagues in my field. I thoroughly enjoyed the entire symposium."

Ed Kainz, M.A., L.P.C., CAADC





A special thank you to Larry Gant Ph.D., LMSW and the University of Michigan for their continued alumni support!


  Seminars, Workshops & On-Site Training



Provided by: Reach For The Stars!

A division of Empowerment Professionals PC


Reach For The Stars!,  has been a provider of continuing education programs since 2006 !

Presentations are part of an outreach of Empowerment Professionals P.C.

Format: Seminar, Workshop and Lecture Series.

Reach For The Stars!, maintains responsibility for the program. 

We no longer offer certified seminars through ASWB.

Currently, we offer onsite trainings and workshops at your site and will help with the certification process, upon request, as part of our contract.


MCBAP: Seminars and workshops are certified in advance so they will appear on the MCBAP website. Certification will be listed on certificate of attendance.


            We Are Delighted To Announce


          2018 Educational Opportunities



Thank you to all that attended our 2017 seminar offerings.

We look forward to seeing you during 2018!





Onsite Workshops/Trainings


Starting June 1, 2016

We will no longer offer ASWB certified seminars and workshops.

All seminars and workshops will be on-site trainings with a set fee.

Providers contracting with us will have the option of certifying their own seminars.

We will certify seminars on request for an additional fee and certification will be through the Continuing Education Collaborative (CEC) and MCBAP.

MCBAP seminars will continue to be offered by Empowerment Professionals PC “on-site” trainings for a fee.

Our Private Practice seminar and workshop will be offered for our regular fee, but will not be social work certified after June 1st.

We will not offer social work certified 1 or 1.5 workshops with our Private Practice Networking group. However Private Practice meetings with presentations may be announced periodically.

All seminars/workshops provided or developed for said entity will remain the intellectual property of Empowerment Professionals PC/Reach For The Stars!

Note: We do not allow taping or live streaming of our programs.

Seminars are presented by Beverly J Patchett, LMSW, DCSW, ICAADC and Larry M. Gant, PhD, LMSW unless otherwise noted.

Please contact BJ at (248) 336-2133 or email her at: empowermentpro@empowerment-pro.net to request a complete set of guidelines.


Empowerment Professionals

Fall Seminar

September 21, 2018

Adventures in Recovery: Adult & Youth

Presenter: BJ Patchett, LMSW, ICAADC


Empowerment Professionals PC

4085 Lapeer Rd.

Burton, MI 48509

Free Parking at Side of Building

6 MCBAP Specific

Contact Hours

Cash Price $100 / $110 Pay Pal

Brown Bag it with BJ and pay only $90 / $100

Download attached brochure for details

Includes: Materials, 6 MCBAP Specific Contact Hours, Lunch


Please Meet Some of Our Seminar Presenters


BJ Patchett, LMSW   Raj Mehta, LMSW



Seminars are best suited for intermediate and advanced level professional.


AUDIENCE: Social worker, psychologist, professional counselor, addiction counselors, school teachers, law enforcement, and coalition members.


REGISTRATION FEE, REFUNDS, AND DEADLINES: We accept cash, check, money order, and Pay Pal. Please make check or money order payable to: Empowerment Professionals, P.C., a $30.00 return check fee applies. There is a $10.00 up-charge after registration deadlines. We reserve the right to close registration before stated deadline. Participants who cancel their full day seminar registration at least one week (seven days) before the start of the session will receive a credit or refund minus a $25.00 processing fee. No credits or refunds will be given for cancellations received less than one week before the start of the seminar. Seminar credit is valid for one calendar year. We reserve the right to cancel any workshop, in which case participants will receive a full credit or refund that equals fee paid. Written cancellation request may be faxed to (810) 422-5813, please allow up to 6 weeks for cash refunds.


ADA: We will accommodate individuals with ADA needs as long as we have notification three weeks prior to seminar/workshop date.  Any request received later than that date will be honored whenever possible.


We no longer offer Social Work Continuing Education Hours, but continue to offer MCBAP Contact Hours. Individual must attend full presentation schedule to receive CE's. Please arrive 15-30 minutes early. Amended certificates are provided for late arrival, early departure, non-participation. Actual number of hours will be provided on certificate of attendance.

Please read each seminar brochure regarding items included in pricing as some will omit lunch or coffee. It’s always best to call when in question.


Grievances: Grievances in regard to seminar offerings may be addressed by sending a letter to Beverly at: Reach For The Stars!, 8445 S. Saginaw St., Ste. 103, Grand Blanc, MI 48439



For more information about our company, products/services or request seminar information and registration forms contact us by email (below). If you would like to be added to our mailing list for future seminars please provide us with appropriate contact information.  We reserve the right to adjust pricing and dates as required.



Copyright © 2005

Empowerment Professionals. P.C.

Beverly J. Patchett, LMSW



Last revision: 2/8/18
Beverly J. Patchett, LMSW, DCSW, ICAADC