Substance Use Disorders for Non-Substance Use Disorders Professionals

*Registration payment includes Credit Cards and Interfund Transfers ONLY.

Target Audience

Case managers, social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, licensed professional counselors, educators, school personnel, mental health professionals, clinicians, nurses, health and human service practitioners, and other health care professionals.

Description

Regardless of specialization and expertise, behavioral and medical healthcare professionals are increasingly expected to effectively screen, refer, and otherwise work with clients experiencing problems stemming from their use of psychoactive substances. This foundational training is designed specifically for professionals wanting an overview of today’s approach to substance use treatment. The workshop will address the historic and contemporary models for addiction, the emerging language of addiction, screening and assessment of substance use disorders, drug classifications, and a host of other components essential when working with clients challenged by their use of psychoactive substances.

Speaker
Michael McGuire, LCSW, LMFT, LCAS, CCS, SMVF
Clinical Assistant Professor
Director of the Substance Use and Addiction Specialty Program
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work

This program is being offered in association with the University of North Carolina, School of Social Work's AHEC Training Partnership.

Charlotte AHEC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5096. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Charlotte AHEC is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

Objectives

  • Upon completion of this workshop, participants should increase their ability to:
  • Describe substance abuse and addiction as a bio-psycho-social illness;
  • Use simple screening tools to detect the possibility of substance related problems with their clients;
  • Use several assessment techniques which will help to identify the severity of a substance related problem and which can motivate clients to accept referral for substance abuse treatment;
  • Describe treatment options available to persons who have substance related problems and their families, and be able to make recommendations for specific levels of care;
  • Outline some important differences between mental health counseling and substance abuse counseling, as well as numerous areas of common ground;
  • Explain the interactions between substance use and other kinds of psychiatric and physical problems.

Contact

Gabriela Staley, MEd, 704-512-6596

Sessions

Status
Open
Presenter(s)
Michael E McGuire, LCSW, LMFT, LCAS
Date(s)
Oct 24, 2017
Time
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Check-In Time
8:30 AM
Credit
5.50 - Contact Hours (category A) CE for NC Psychologists
0.55 - CEU
5.50 - NBCC Hours
5.50 - NCSAPPB GSB
Location
Charlotte AHEC
Room
Classroom 17/18
Details
Status
Open
Date(s)
Oct 24, 2017
Time
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Location
Charlotte AHEC
Room
Classroom 17/18
Fees
$100.00
Pre-registration Fee (before Oct 17). Breakfast and Lunch Provided.
Credits
0.55
CEU
5.50
Contact Hours (category A) CE for NC Psychologists
5.50
NBCC Hours
5.50
NCSAPPB GSB