People with substance use disorders can be a challenging population to work with as therapists. Substance and non-substance use disorders effect a fair amount of the population. Therapist that aren’t familiar with addictive and the treatment process can feel insecure, overwhelmed and inadequate when working with this population. Because of the prevalence in the community, therapist that aren’t specialized in addiction treatment can have a profound impact in therapy. This workshop will have role playing opportunities and case conceptualizations that require interaction with instructor and audience.
“At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will….”
-understand risk factors and basic neuroscience of addiction.
-have skills to engage client's into treatment/therapy.
-participants will understand assessing and diagnosing Substance Use Disorders.
-participants will understand holistic approach to therapy and recovery.
Goals of the Training:
· Individualized approach to treating Substance Use Disorders
· Forming alliance and working “along side” client
· Exploring motivation and treatment options with clients
· Reviewing EBP for working with Substance Use Disorders
· Understanding how race, gender and orientation impact treatment and recovery
Kentucky Board of Social Work
The Kent School Continuing Education program is dedicated to assisting social workers in meeting their professional development needs, maintaining and improving professional competence. We strive to provide trainings that are innovative, engaging and in line with the Kent School's mission of addressing complex social problems through education, research and service to create a just and better world. Our continuing education program demonstrates to the community, prospective students and alumni, our commitment to them, not only inside the classroom but once they are out in the field. In becoming one of the top research social work programs in the country, we provide tools to support your practice in addressing societies most difficult problems.
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