Meet the Staff

Glenn Duncan LPC, LCADC, CCS, ACS has been working in the behavioral healthcare field for thirty two years. He has lectured nationally on many topics including clinical supervision. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Licensed Clinical Alcohol/Drug Counselor, a Certified Clinical Supervisor, and an Approved Clinical Supervisor. Glenn is currently the owner of Advanced Counselor Training, LLC since 2011. For 15 years (2003-2018) Glenn served as the Executive Director at Hunterdon Drug Awareness Program, Inc., retiring from the position in 2018.

Since 1999, Glenn has also specialized in, and has developed, a customized clinical supervision workshop series that ranges from 24 to 45 hours, depending on the licensure requirements of a given state. He is a leading lecturer for both addictions and mental health professionals regarding clinical supervision, and teaches this topic nationally. Glenn authored a chapter on the use of live supervision in a community treatment organization for the book entitled “The Use of Technology in Clinical Supervision and Training: Mental Health Applications.” Glenn has three written publications used for continuing education on the topic of clinical supervision, including virtual supervision and other technology issues.

Glenn is an expert on emerging drugs of abuse and current drug trends, and teaches this workshop nationally. He has consulted both locally in New Jersey and nationally with authorities on both the State and Federal levels. His presentations on emerging drugs of abuse have been used by officials in Illinois, Delaware, New Hampshire, and has been used by DEA officials for training purposes. Glenn also teaches on other topics such as harm reduction, cultural humility, medicinal and legal cannabis, and legal and ethical issues in counseling. He also teaches the ASAM Criteria 3rd and 4th Editions nationally (The American Society of Addictions Medicine, which is the medical/clinical necessity criteria for the substance use field).

Glenn has served as an expert panel member for a SAMHSA TIPS book on treating sub-acute anxiety in the substance using population. That TIPS book ended up never being published, so writing this here feels like somewhat of a justification for spending all that time on this ill-fated project.

When you see any workshop on this website that does not specifically state who the instructor is, it will be Glenn presenting that conference. Now for the disclaimers. Glenn Duncan works blue, and uses humor when teaching. This is widely seen as positive as you can see in the feedback throughout this website. However, for a few, it is not a positive experience. So here come the professional advisories and legal disclaimers!

PARENTAL ADVISORY NOTICE: This Workshop Series Presenter runs a PG-13 Conference. Random cursing has occurred in the past. The presenter does his best to use outdated curse words that you have to Google to understand their meaning, like “tarnation” and “dagnabbit”. So, if you think a “muckspout couldn’t teach a hen to cluck” or if you find current curse words offensive … then DO NOT ATTEND!

DISCLAIMER: Management is cautioning that if offense occurs to you due to random (tier 2, not the really bad) curse words, then it is possible this is NOT the workshop for you. Caution! Presenter has sharp edges. This can be a very boisterous presentation. Laughing and learning has been shown to have certain side effects in less than 1% of the population. Side effects include professional confusion from laughing and learning, and mild to moderate irritability in some users. In rare instances it can lead to severe reactions, such as wanting to contact the authorities. If any of these have occurred previously, take immediate actions that may include, but not limited to, not attending this workshop/conference series! A good sense of humor is required in order to attend. You know your humor limitations; this presenter DOES NOT!

How will you know if this is you? If anything that was just said in that disclosure is something you would find offensive in a continuing education workshop, then this would mean you. If you don’t heed this warning, and attend anyway, it has lead to a range of reactions; from the ‘mildly offended’ to the ‘HE IS A CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER TO THE FIELD AND MUST BE INVESTIGATED!’ – true story by the way. 🙂

“The presenter’s style was too aggressive and I would not take another workshop with him.” – May, 2022

“You think you are funny but you’re not. It was cringeworthy and I am embarrassed for you.” – October, 2019

Or this gem:

Becoming so upset that you feel I must be stopped, and my licensure must be removed, leading you to report me to licensure. Because apparently my humor presents a clear and present danger to the safety and welfare of the public, and my presentations are a clear threat to the integrity of the behavioral healthcare field. Yes, this actually occurred. No, it didn’t work. – January, 2021.

Click Here for alternative perspectives from folks who have attended my workshops without experiencing any of the aforementioned side effects.

There you have it, my full disclosure. If you feel attending a workshop would cause any range of these types of reactions, then let’s save both you and I the trouble, and the trauma, and don’t attend. The beauty is you don’t have to attend, and you can justify not attending by saying my workshops are too expensive. That will gracefully allow us to never have an uncomfortable experience together.

Here’s my thoughts on my presentation style. People need to laugh. We do incredibly important, tough work, that is literally life and death at times. Having fun and laughing while receiving continuing education is a service I feel I can attempt to provide. ‘Entertaining and informing the troops’ is how I see what I do. Peace and love are my only intentions, but I won’t shy away from telling it like it is. So … after reading all this, if you want to see what all the hullabaloo is about, I would be honored to have you along for the ride! – Glenn

Glenn’s Education and Licensures/Certifications:

  • Monmouth University, B.A. in Psychology, 1988. Western Carolina University, M.A. in Clinical Psychology, 1992
  • NJ Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), since 1999 (LIC#: 37PC00095000).
  • NJ Licensed Clinical Alcohol & Drug Counselor (LCADC), since 2006, CADC 1999-2006 (LIC#: 37LC00120700).
  • Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS) since 1999 (CERT#: 171).
  • Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) since 2011 (CERT#: ACS01076).