And it Starts with Us: The Power of Connection in Substance Use Treatment
Join us for this live webinar event
September 22nd, 2023 -- 10am - 5pm Eastern Daylight Time
6 CE Credits available for behavioral health clinicians
Substance use is a public health problem and is an essential health issue in our country. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that in the 2020 National Survey on Drug Use and Health report, 40.3 million Americans aged 12 or older had a substance use disorder (SUD). This training will facilitate a different worldview in understanding, identifying, engaging, and partnering with clients with substance use problems. It will review how social injustices impact substance use and how clinicians can address them with and for their clients. Integrating the client-focused model and strength-based approach can facilitate engagement and partnership with clients by:
- Assisting clients and communities in preventing substance use or substance misuse.
- Meeting clients where they are.
- Reducing missed opportunities for desired outcomes and improving the experiences of individuals with substance use disorders.
Building a respectful and responsive approach to serving clients will enhance the client's strengths, resources, abilities, and values.
Engagement and partnership of clients are crucial elements of desired outcomes and improved experiences of serving them. Various practices and skills are essential to clients' success in making healthier lifestyle changes related to excessive alcohol and drug use. This webinar will also explore skills that can facilitate a client's action toward change.
Upon completion of this training, behavioral health clinicians will be able to:
- Identify the extent of substance use problems and addiction in the United States.
- Describe two social injustices, the consequences associated with those injustices, and their impact on substance use.
- Define cultural competency versus cultural humility and its importance in reducing stigma and optimizing counseling and treatment outcomes.
- Utilize approaches, strategies, and skills, and engage and partner with clients in substance use.
6 CE Credits for the Live Webinar on September 22, 2023.
Counselors: Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No, 6693. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0048. Approval renewal date: 1/31/2026
Marriage and Family Therapists: Many MFT licensing boards accept our courses or one of the approvals which we have from professional associations. You can check with your board to determine if this course would be accepted by your licensing board.
Social Workers: Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC, #1609, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 05/02/2021 – 05/02/2024. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 6 clinical continuing education clock hours.
Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0435. Approval renewal date: 2/28/2026
Addiction Professionals: Telehealth Certification Institute is an approved provider of continuing education by NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals, provider #193104, effective 04/03/2023. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance.
Psychologists: Telehealth Certification Institute LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Telehealth Certification Institute LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0128. Effective 8/31/2021 – 8/31/2024
Art Therapists: Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists #CAT-0093. 7/21/2021 – 7/31/2024
Other Professionals: This live webinar qualifies for 360 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Retain your certificate of completion and contact your board or organization for specific filing requirements.
Register for the webinar by midnight before the event. So that we can provide you these CEs, you are required to:
- login and access the direct link to the webinar through your account
- participate fully during the event
- complete a course evaluation at the conclusion of the event
- collect your certificate of completion on your account after steps 1-3 are completed
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Attendance is automatically recorded when you use the link to join.
Any recording made is not provided with webinar registration.
LCPC, NCC, MAC, M.Div., MA, ABD
Lisa Connors, LCPC, NCC, MAC, M.Div., MA, ABD, is the Associate Pastor of In His Image International Ministry. She is a Licensed Bachelor Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, Board-Certified Coach, Master Addiction Counselor, and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. Ms. Connors is a Certified Grief Informed Professional. She is also Certified in Thanatology [the study of death, dying, and bereavement]. She has been in ministry for over 25 years and in the human services/social work/counseling/addiction fields for over 30 years. She has worked in various settings providing services to the despondent and downtrodden. Ms. Connors works tirelessly to help others reach their fullest potential in life, helping and supporting others who have been oppressed, stigmatized, marginalized, and victimized. Her greatest passion is working with individuals affected by HIV/AIDS, substance use and mental health disorders, violence/abuse/trauma, grief and loss, racial and social injustices.
In addition to her pastoral and clinical work, Ms. Connors is a college professor, a member of many local, state, and national organizations, and a trainer/consultant.
Ms. Connors earned her Bachelor of Social Work, Master of Divinity, and Master of Arts in Professional Counseling, respectively, and is finishing her Ph.D. in Psychology.