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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.

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Lisa Connors

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.

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