Strategies for Successful Addiction Intervention and Recovery: Critical Skills for Counselors and Therapists

Friday, January 27, 2017 - 8:00am
River Oaks Hospital
1525 River Oaks Road West
New Orleans  Louisiana  70123
United States
Workshop sponsored by LACSW
 
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER:  YOU MAY REGISTER ONLINE BY SCROLLING DOWN, OR CALL CAROL FONTENOT, MSW, LCSW, AT 1-901-481-4911 OR EMAIL CAROLAFONTENOT@GMAIL.COM FOR MORE INFO OR TO REGISTER BY PHONE.  YOU MAY ALSO FAX REGISTRATION TO: 337 981 2109 OR MAIL REGISTRATION TO:  LACSW C/O MYRA HIDALGO, TREASURER, 1407 LOUISIANA AVE., NEW ORLEANS, LA. 70115-3505
 
Continuing Education Credit:  *This program is approved for six (6) clinical CEU contact hours for Social Workers by the Louisiana Association of Clinical Social Workers as authorized by the LA State Board of Social Work Examiners. *This program has been approved by The Louisiana Counseling Association for 6 CE Clock Hours in Diagnosis. The Louisiana Counseling Association is approved by the Louisiana Licensed Professional Board of Examiners to offer continuing education for LA Licensed Professional Counselors and Provisional Licensed Professional Counselors. *Approved by LASACT for 6 Addiction credit hours under AEP #002 with ADRA.  Refund Policy: Full refund two weeks prior to event; Full credit of tuition toward future event if cancelled less than two weeks prior to the event, to be used within one year toward another LACSW event or membership.

 

Professional counselors and therapists who work in Louisiana are often overwhelmed by the pressing need to assist those who are living with a range of active substance abuse issues. This includes their family members. 

Individuals with substance dependence issues are a diverse group whose efforts in recovery require a continuum of urgently wanted care including screening, assessment, intervention, treatment, case management and support.

What You Will Learn

This workshop will provide training and resources for clinical social workers, licensed addiction counselors,  licensed professional counselors and other health professionals.  Participants will learn 7 specialized service areas of therapy and counseling specific for serving clients and families suffering from substance use disorder.

Progressive treatments for individuals with substance dependence will be presented and will include a plethora of newly developed methods and techniques which impact the health and recovery of special populations: adolescents, women, men and the elderly. Substance dependence is categorically defined as the uncontrolled usage of alcohol, marijuana, opiates, designer drugs and general habitual use patterns of illicit substances. In particular, opioid addiction is a serious concern in the state of Louisiana.

Participants will learn 6 assessments for screening alcohol and other drugs; learn 6 areas of difference between men and women along with gender differences in consumption patterns; acquire 5 techniques to overcome resistance while working with highly functioning clients; access 6 practices in using harm reduction methods; review 4 defenses often used by those seeking treatment; engage in 5 approaches to networking with professionals in the field of addiction to strengthen the overall treatment plan for your client and facilitate meeting his or her goals and objectives related to the diagnosis and treatment of substance use disorders.

This workshop will improve the objective tools many counselors and therapists already have and build critical skills for those who want to learn more about diverse, meaningful, and effective procedures used in treating people with substance abuse and dependence.  Participants will review 4 alternative strategies for recovery, and 8 progressive recovery processes including Motivational Interviewing, EMDR, CBT, DBT, art and music therapy and other professional interventions.

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8:00-8:30 a.m.:  Registration

8:30 – 10:00 a.m.:  Participants will receive demystifying Information, statistics on special populations, and strategies for discerning the addict who presents unidentified in clinical practice, furthering the ability to diagnose and treat.

10:00-10:15 a.m.:  Break

10:00-11:45 a.m.: Participants will understand a clinical rationale for the role and development of community resources, networking to engage a multidisciplinary treatment team in the treatment of substance use disorders; identify methods of developing community resources, and building networks with competent and capable addiction specialists improving collaborative care to meet clinical recovery goals.

11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.:  Lunch

1:15p.m. – 2:45p.m.:  Addiction assessment skills utilizing specific assessments; building more specific tx planning goals; documentation and case management.  Gender and Sex differences in substance use disorders. Addressing resistance to acceptance of diagnosis.  Description of addict defenses, multidisciplinary therapy team networking.

2:45-3:00 p.m.: Break

3:00-4:30p.m.: Identify New methods, progressive recovery processes and other professional interventions.  Questions and answers. 

Presenter:  Robin Toler, LAC, ATR-BC, AIT-C  Toler, a Licensed Addiction Counselor, has a Master’s of Art Therapy from Wright State University and has taken additional course work in gender studies at Louisiana State University. Toler is the only professional in the state of Louisiana who is licensed as an addictions counselor and is board certified as an art therapist. Toler uses a unique approach in her work with alcoholics and substance abusers; she has a feminist based therapy practice and employs reality based counseling methods. Toler is a published writer and researcher.   In 2006 Toler trained in the Professional in Residency Program at the Hazelden Foundation, in Minnesota where she learned about Motivational Interviewing.

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