Moving from Annoyed to Impactful: Working with the Selfie Generation

*This presentation is no longer eligible for the 1 CE credit*

If America can’t decide what to make of the Millennial generation, neither can our mental health and addiction professionals. Millennials are the most misunderstood cohort and are harshly critiqued by older generations and society at large. Millennials experience exclusive generational issues that are vastly different from Gen X and Boomers and need a tailored approach to best meet their unique needs. Attendees will learn about the specific generational issues that Millennials face and how to best address these issues effectively utilizing evidence-based practices. Continue reading “Moving from Annoyed to Impactful: Working with the Selfie Generation”

The Impact of Technology on Mental Health and Recovery

*This presentation is no longer eligible for the 1 CE credit*

This presentation with address the most current mental health trends shaping our newer generations and impacting us all. We will explore technology’s impacts on communication, relationships, and attention and discuss how to identify technology overuse or addiction. Therapeutic interventions will be introduced that can be applied with individuals, couples and families. Continue reading “The Impact of Technology on Mental Health and Recovery”

Buprenorphine: Friend or Foe?

*This presentation is no longer eligible for the 1 CE credit*

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) refers to the practice of integrating counseling and medication to treat substance use disorders. Buprenorphine is one of three medications that are FDA-approved to treat opioid use disorders. The use of buprenorphine beyond the acute withdrawal period is still debated by some addiction treatment providers, despite the strong evidence base that suggests this medication helps many people to sustain recovery.

In this presentation, Harmony’s Medical Director and Chief Clinical Officer will discuss the process and outcomes of the effort to best utilize buprenorphine within the context of comprehensive recovery plans for appropriate individuals. Continue reading “Buprenorphine: Friend or Foe?”

The Addiction Recovery Journey for Partners & Spouses

*This presentation is no longer eligible for the 1 CE credit*

Addiction strongly affects partners and spouses. They often feel confused, lost, angry and ambivalent in their own therapeutic process. This webinar provides an overview of clinical skill-building to help engage partners in their own process which can help support a healthy relationship. Continue reading “The Addiction Recovery Journey for Partners & Spouses”

New Developments in Understanding and Treating Eating Disorders

*This presentation is no longer eligible for the 1 CE credit*

This 60 minute training will focus on an overview of the various forms that an eating disorder can take, and simple and effective screening strategies. Additionally, the multifactorial nature of developing an eating disorder as well as common myths and misconceptions still associated with those having eating disorders will be reviewed. Continue reading “New Developments in Understanding and Treating Eating Disorders”

Silent Screaming: Self-Injury & the Journey to Healing

*This presentation is no longer eligible for the 1 CE credit*

This 60 minute training will explore the psychology & neurobiology of non-suicidal self injury (NSSI) in relation to thoughts, urges, and behaviors. Internal and interactive regulation will be examined in relation to insecure attachment styles and working with symptom reduction. Attendees will learn to implement a technique to ease and release deep shame in relation to NSSI. Establishing empathic relational fields and evoking innate healing wisdom leads clients to freedom of shame. Continue reading “Silent Screaming: Self-Injury & the Journey to Healing”

Psychedelics 101: What Clinicians Need to Know About the Current Therapeutic Use of Psychedelics for Addictions, PTSD & More.

*This presentation is no longer eligible for the 1 CE credit*

This professional development webinar is designed to educate the behavioral health specialist about studies that are currently being explored around the use of psychedelic assisted psychotherapy. The unintended consequences of the buzz around psychedelics is that people who suffer from a variety of mental health issues are taking it upon themselves to do their own psychedelic psychotherapy given that these substances are not readily or legally available.

It is important now more than ever for clinicians to have a working knowledge of psychedelics, the latest research and important implications for the general public attempting to address their mental health issues on their own. Continue reading “Psychedelics 101: What Clinicians Need to Know About the Current Therapeutic Use of Psychedelics for Addictions, PTSD & More.”

The TBI and Addiction Conundrum: Clearing the Muddy Water

*This presentation is no longer eligible for the 1 CE credit*

This professional development webinar is designed to educate the behavioral health specialist with a primer in treating co-occurring disorders of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and substance use disorder (SUD).  With similarities in outward (physical) behaviors and (mental) attitudes, differentiating between the two disorders has proven to be a challenge to many treatment providers.

Following this webinar, the clinician will have additional information to better differentiate between the roll of TBI and addictions in client presentation. Continue reading “The TBI and Addiction Conundrum: Clearing the Muddy Water”

Strolling Down Memory Lane: Systemic Constellation Work in Trauma-Informed Addiction Treatment

*This presentation is no longer eligible for the 1 CE credit*

Addiction is not an individual’s personal and moral failure, nor is it merely a genetic vulnerability or disposition/dis-ease. As the message of Dr. Gabor Maté, proponent of a compassionate, systemic view of addiction goes viral, Systemic Constellation Work offers an opportunity to expand systemic thinking and experience beyond our family of origin.   Continue reading “Strolling Down Memory Lane: Systemic Constellation Work in Trauma-Informed Addiction Treatment”