Addictions Conference in February

Feb 10, 2022

Seminars are being offered at no cost.

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California University of Pennsylvania will present a Spring 2022 seminar series in February.

The seminars are organized by Cal U’s social work and counselor education programs and are part of a three-year $1.3 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration Opioid Workforce Expansion program.

Registration is required by clicking on the titles.

Here are the session dates and topics:

Noon-1 p.m. Feb. 11
Multigenerational Recovery: Women, Their Children and Substance Use Care
Jessianne Montie (LPC, CAADC) & Mandy Fauble (Ph.D., LCSW)
Most women seeking services for substance use disorder have experienced significant trauma, and many of these women are also mothers. This session explores the links between trauma, substance use disorder and family life. Identify how the challenges of trauma and substance use disorder create critical risk factors for both mothers and their families, but also how they can be mitigated with family focused approaches.

3-4 p.m. Feb. 15
Methamphetamine Use in PA: Separating Facts and Myths

Presenter(s): Crystal Parish (MS, LPC)
The rise in Methamphetamine use brings many challenges to our local communities and individuals serving these communities, such as law enforcement, first responders, and treatment providers. Participants will learn how to recognize Methamphetamine use in the populations they serve, and how to implement evidenced based treatment interventions.

Noon-1 p.m. Feb. 18
Attune, Affirm, Advocate: Assisting LGBTQ People Diagnosed with Substance Use Disorders

Presenter(s): David Loeffler (LPC, NCC)
This session will discuss the use of LGBTQ affirming skills and techniques for providing treatment to LGBTQ individuals who are diagnosed with substance use disorders. Attendees will learn how to attune themselves to LGBTQ -specific concerns and knowledge, effectively practice affirming care, and advocate for LGBTQ clients within their profession and community.

3-4 p.m. Feb. 22
Treating Older Adults with Substance Use Disorder

Presenter(s): Amy Couslin (MSW, LSW) & Terri Averi (MSN)
The number of older adults with substance use disorder is increasing. Learn about the systems impacting older adults, common screening tools, treatment options, and common medications used among this population. Ideal for anyone interested in health care, counseling, group work, public health, older adults, and/or addiction treatment services.

Friday February 25th, 2022: Noon – 1PM
The Goals you Set for Yourself - Creating Your Own Self-Care Plan

Dawn Lucas (MS) & Kelley Storey (MSW, LSW)
What is “self-care” and why is it so important? How does work-place stress, burnout, and compassion fatigue impact you? What activities can we engage in to reduce stress and maintain and enhance our health and well-being? Learn the various aspects of self-care, self-care techniques and opportunities and create the foundation of your own self-care plan.

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