School Mental Health Providers: Another Resource for Addiction Counselors and Others

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

 

School Mental Health services have been in the spotlight lately on a national level, yet if you are not a school based provider it can be unclear as to what the term means. While there are some similarities, there are significant differences between school based and clinical or community based mental health services. Continue reading “School Mental Health Providers: Another Resource for Addiction Counselors and Others”

Engaging the Warrior: Tools for the Non-Veteran Serving the Veteran

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

Currently there are approximately 18.5 million military veterans in the United States. Only  9 million seek services through Veteran Health Administration.  Substance use disorders (SUDs) are a significant problem among military veterans and are associated with numerous harmful effects including physical and mental health. Continue reading “Engaging the Warrior: Tools for the Non-Veteran Serving the Veteran”

Overview of Crisis Services, Levels of Care, and M-1/EC Holds

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

Crisis services are a continuum of services that are provided to individuals experiencing a psychiatric emergency. The primary goal of these services is to stabilize and improve psychological symptoms of distress and to engage individuals in an appropriate treatment service to address the problem that led to the crisis. Core crisis services include: 23-hour crisis stabilization/observation beds, short term crisis residential services and crisis stabilization, mobile crisis services, 24/7 crisis hotlines, warm lines, psychiatric advance directive statements, and peer crisis services. This presentation will take a brief look and overview of our crisis services, levels of care, and M-1/EC holds. Continue reading “Overview of Crisis Services, Levels of Care, and M-1/EC Holds”

College Re-entry During COVID-19: Enrollment, Deferment, and More!

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

Returning to college after residential treatment is tough enough as it is. Factor in a global pandemic and the hourly development of changes in higher education and you have yourself the perfect storm for a chaotic re-entry into collegiate life. Unfortunately, the landscape of higher education is going to become more complex and virtual, rather than as-expected and in-person. In this webinar we will highlight the “normal” challenges to enrolling in college post-treatment, discuss the most recent national trends in Admissions and Enrollment, and talk about some out-of-the-box resources those who are in treatment may need to start exploring. This presentation will validate and support attendees’ concerns about re-entry onto the college campus, and reinforce the importance of ensuring each young adult has the support they need before going back to school. Continue reading “College Re-entry During COVID-19: Enrollment, Deferment, and More!”

Doctors, and Nurses, and Pilots, Oh My! Working with Impaired Professionals

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

Some treatment centers claim to offer “Professionals’ Programs/Tracks” that focus on the high functioning professional who often have career licensing issues. In reality, what does it really mean to offer a Professionals Program? Elements of these programs can vary widely and understanding their purpose is equally important when referring or choosing a to participate in a Professional’s Program. This presentation will provide an overview of the traditional rationale for a dedicated addiction treatment program for professionals, the clinical design of a “true” professional program, and a solution-focused approach to common barriers that prevent professionals from seeking treatment. Continue reading “Doctors, and Nurses, and Pilots, Oh My! Working with Impaired Professionals”

Self Care is Preventative Care – Burnout Prevention Program

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

 

We’ve all heard it, you’ve probably said it: You can’t pour from an empty cup, right? Is your cup empty? Is your cup full? Is your cup broken? As a professional, I know you are passionate about giving to others but there is only so much to give before burnout is a reality. In this training, you will be reminded how critical your self care is and most importantly how you can implement self care on a consistent basis in order to prevent burnout. Through quality and consistent self care, we can prevent things like stress and burnout and create more work/life balance which is essential for your overall wellness and the wellness of others. Becky Lauridsen, LPC and founder of IOME will give a presentation and hands on training for you to achieve Guilt Free Self Care. “You deserve the best because your loved ones deserve the best of you, not what’s left of you.” – Becky Lauridsen Continue reading “Self Care is Preventative Care – Burnout Prevention Program”

The Evolution of Modern Medicine Has Made the Spiritual Foundation of 12-step Recovery Obsolete…Fact or Fiction?

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A cursory review of the disease model of addiction and the scientific basis of the disease of addiction and how it relates to the neurobiology of the frontal and prefrontal cortex and the meso-limbic system will be reviewed. There will be further information presented on the neurobiology of wisdom and how it relates to healthy prefrontal cortical activity along with some of the latest research on the positive benefits of spirituality and how this can be documented with technologies to document brain functionality and recovery. This leads to a direct correlation to the actual proven benefit of the spiritual foundation of 12 step recovery. Continue reading “The Evolution of Modern Medicine Has Made the Spiritual Foundation of 12-step Recovery Obsolete…Fact or Fiction?”

The Prevalence of Substance Abuse and Addiction in Sports: What Do We Do About It?

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

This workshop will discuss the prevalence of the use of substances among all levels of athletes and the risk factors associated with using. We will discuss various ways to identify ‘red flags’ of abusing substances, as well as evidenced based interventions that can be helpful in combating the misuse of drugs and alcohol among athletes. We will show how addressing substance abuse problems in conjunction with the underlying issues that may be contributing to their use (i.e., mental health, pressure, identity, etc.) is imperative to their overall health and well-being, and it is an important component of having an integrated health approach. Continue reading “The Prevalence of Substance Abuse and Addiction in Sports: What Do We Do About It?”

The Role of Cognitive Skills and Brain Function in Recovery Building a Strong Foundation for Success

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

Cognitive skills such as Short Term and Long Term Memory, Visual and Auditory Processing, Attention, Processing Speed, and Logic and Reasoning are the foundation for learning. These skills which work much like your computer’s processor are vital and necessary for clarity of thought, the ability to connect consequences with behavior, problem solving, and the ability to remember and apply coping and self-management skills when under stress. Substance abuse negatively affects the function of these important skills making recovery and performance in work and day-to-day life more difficult than necessary. In this webinar, we’ll learn about the impact these skills have on recovery and most importantly, how these skills can be made better! There are options to improve cognitive function and restore much of what has been lost or damaged, giving those in recovery a new mind with which to tackle their new life. Continue reading “The Role of Cognitive Skills and Brain Function in Recovery Building a Strong Foundation for Success”

Moving from Annoyed to Impactful: Working with the Selfie Generation

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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”