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Extended Ed partners with local family institute in new program

This semester, Austin Peay State Universitys Center for Extended and Distance Education will launch STEP Light, a new program in cooperation with the Family Guidance Training Institute Inc., Clarksville.

For six weeks, STEP Light will offer women a holistic approach to a healthier self. The program of revival and renewal is designed for women looking for a foundation to discover wholeness, peace, self-worth and prosperity. Topics include defining the STEP Light system, tools for renewal, self-evaluation and development and transforming obstacles into opportunities.
This semester, Austin Peay State University's Center for Extended and Distance Education will launch STEP Light, a new program in cooperation with the Family Guidance Training Institute Inc., Clarksville.

For six weeks, STEP Light will offer women a holistic approach to a healthier self. The program of revival and renewal is designed for women looking for a foundation to discover wholeness, peace, self-worth and prosperity. Topics include defining the STEP Light system, tools for renewal, self-evaluation and development and transforming obstacles into opportunities.

STEP Light classes will be offered from 6-8 p.m., Mondays, March 10—April 4 and from April 21—June 2 at the Family Guidance Training Institute on Tiny Town Road. Course fee for the program is $174 plus a $25 workbook fee. A 10 percent early registration discount applies for registrations received at least 15 business days prior to the start of the class.

Dr. Julee Poole and Dr. Elizabeth Pritchett, both of the Family Guidance Training Institute, will present the sessions. Together, they have developed a variety of family-focused programs aimed at improving the lives of both children and parents.

Poole, a graduate of Austin Peay State University and Capella University, is the clinical director of the institute and a professor of psychology at APSU. She brings more than 20 years of experience in behavior therapy, social counseling and adult education to the program.

Pritchett, a member of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, is a child psychiatrist with extensive experience in the treatment of children and adolescents. She serves as the medical director and executive director for the institute.

Registration may be made over the telephone with MasterCard or VISA, credit or debit. Checks, cash and money orders also are accepted at the center's offices at 106 Public Square.

To register for these and other courses offered through the Center for Extended and Distance Education, please call the center at (931) 221-7816. For additional information, visit the center's Web site at www.apsu.edu/ext_ed. -- Melony A. Jones