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?

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

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

*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

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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?

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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

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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”