Jun
26
1:00pm 1:00pm

American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Patient Placement Criteria Review

  • 12 Tupper Rd Black Mountain, NC, 28711 United States (map)
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3 contact hours - NCSAPPB and NBCC approved

Presented by John Sanders, MSW, LCSWA, LCAS, CSI

The ASAM provides placement criteria for adolescents and adults entering substance abuse treatment programs. ASAM’s criteria uses six dimensions to create a holistic, biopsychosocial assessment of an individual to use for service planning and treatment. This is the most widely used and comprehensive set of guidelines for placement, continued stay, and discharge of clients with addiction disorders.

This training will be an in depth review the six dimensions of the ASAM criteria, the continuum of care, and the intensity of services. We will discuss specifically how to assess a client in all six areas and share real world examples. This training will be part presentation with ongoing discussions and small group activities. We will also discuss local treatment programs and where they fit in the ASAM’s criteria.

OBJECTIVES:

  • Review and develop a good understanding of the ASAM criteria for use in your day-to-day practice.
  • Increase proficiency in the skills of assessment, placement and referral.
  • Develop a working knowledge of local providers and where they fit in the continuum of care.

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May
29
1:00pm 1:00pm

Bloodborne Pathogen Training

  • 12 Tupper Rd Black Mountain, NC, 28711 United States (map)
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3 contact hours - NCSAPPB and NBCC approved

Presented by John Sanders, MSW, LCSWA, LCAS, CSI

Bloodborne pathogens are infectious microorganisms in human blood that can cause disease. These pathogens include, but are not limited to, hepatitis B (HBV), hepatitis C (HCV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Substance abuse professionals and other individuals working in health care and mental health treatment may be at risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens. Additionally, many of our clients will be dealing with past exposure which can cause challenges for healing and recovery.

OBJECTIVES:

  • Review the most current information and safety precautions to reduce the risk of exposure.
  • Learn ways to support clients if they have been exposed.
  • Learn about local resources for assisting individuals in managing their health issues.

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Apr
24
1:00pm 1:00pm

DSM 5 and Diagnosis of Co-Occurring Disorders

3 Contact Hours -- NCSAPPB and NBCC approved

Presented by John Sanders, MSW, LCSWA, LCAS, CSI

This training will cover the DSM 5 diagnostic criteria for substance use disorders, and many co-occurring disorders such as depression, anxiety, bipolar, and personality disorders. We will discuss how to differentiate symptoms of substance use and post-acute withdrawal from the pathology of other mental disorders. The challenges and ethics of appropriate and responsible diagnosis of co-occurring disorders will also be discussed.

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Mar
27
1:00pm 1:00pm

Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention

3 Contact Hours -- NCSAPPP and NBCC approved

Presented by John Sanders, MSW, LCSWA, LCAS, CSI

This training will be a mix of presentation and group discussions. Topics covered will include integrating mindfulness meditation practices with traditional relapse prevention and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). Will will discuss how mindfulness-based relapse prevention (MBRP) can support recovery and a healthy lifestyle. Methods for coping with urges and cravings that can trigger relapse will be presented. We will discuss how MBRP can offer your clients a new perspective in understanding how to maintain long-term recovery. Guidelines for conducting MBRP groups will be presented.

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Mar
6
1:00pm 1:00pm

Professional Boundaries for Substance Abuse Counselors

3 Contact Hours -- NCSAPPB and NBCC approved

Presented by John Sanders, MSW, LCSWA, LCAS, CSI

Breaching professional boundaries is one of the main reasons counselors get in trouble with the practice board. Some professionals are at risk of loosing their license or certification. These breaches also put your agency at risk. Sending your counselors to this training is a smart investment. The workshop will be a mix of presentation and group discussions. Topics covered will include defining professional boundaries, the importance of boundaries, consequences of poor boundaries, and techniques for maintaining healthy boundaries. Scenarios will be presented for discussion. We will review the NCSAPPB’s code of ethics and hold discussions on ethical dilemmas in substance abuse treatment in order to gain a better understanding of how ethics directly affect our decision making process. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own scenarios about professional boundaries for group discussion.

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Jan
30
1:00pm 1:00pm

Using positive psychology to help clients develop and maintain long-term recovery

3 Contact Hours -- NCSAPPB and NBCC approved

Traditionally, substance abuse treatment has been effective at offering short-term acute care to individuals with addiction, such as detoxes and 28-day programs. We can take an individual who is suffering from the many negative effects of addiction and provide care, nourishment, and stability. Further, we have been good at teaching coping skills to assist clients in navigating early recovery.

Recently we have seen a shift of focus in addition treatment to recovery-orientated systems of care. Organizations and individuals across the nation are working to bring awareness of long-term recovery to the national consciousness.

So, with a new focus on long-term recovery, it is helpful to have a solid understanding of how individuals transform their lives and flourish in recovery. Most people who have been successful in getting through the acute phase of recovery are struggling with new challenges; such as rebuilding their lives, finding meaningful work, engagement in the community, developing positive relationships, and finding their purpose.

In this workshop we will specifically look at the principles of positive psychology and how they can be used to help clients develop and maintain long-term recovery. We will discuss how to integrate positive psychology into your practice, and how it is a perfect compliment to CBT and motivational enhancement therapy. A positive psychology group format will be presented which you can use to facilitate groups.

Additionally, we will discuss how integrating positive psychology into your practice will help you increase your job satisfaction and avoid burnout.

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