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And it Starts with Us: The Power of Connection in Substance Use Treatment

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Live Online Webinar


This course is a live, interactive webinar held on Friday, September 22nd, 2023 from 10am-5pm Eastern Daylight Time.

Registration closes at midnight (EDT) the day before the event


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.


By registering for this event you are agreeing to the following:

24 hour notice is required if you are not able to make it to a live event. A 10% processing fee is required for all refunds. Recordings are not provided to webinar registrants.

To test using Zoom.us/test before the event to ensure you are ready for the event.

Since this is a live interactive event it means that your interaction during the event is expected.

A post-test and an evaluation must be completed within one week of the event. Continuing Education credit(s) cannot be issued unless you attend the event and the evaluation is submitted.  (Evaluation is not mandatory for APA hours)

Partial CE credits are not possible; therefore you are required to be present throughout the event in order to receive CE credits.

Respect all other participants during the event as though you would if you were sitting with the other attendees at a conference table:

  • Dress appropriately
  • Be in a private location void of distractions
  • Do not multitask
  • Do not drive during an event
  • Remain on mute unless you are sharing with the group


Schedule (listed in Eastern Daylight Time): 

  • 10:00-10:50 am Lecture
  • 10:50-11:00 am Q&A/Interaction/Discussion
  • 11:00-11:05 am Break
  • 11:05-11:50 am Lecture
  • 11:50 am-12:00 pm Q&A/Interaction/Discussion
  • 12:00-12:05 pm Break
  • 12:05-12:50 pm Lecture
  • 12:50-1:10 pm Q&A/Interaction/Discussion
  • 1:10-1:50 pm Lunch
  • 1:50-2:40 pm Lecture
  • 2:40-2:50 pm Q&A/Interaction/Discussion
  • 2:50-2:55 pm Break
  • 2:55-3:40 pm Lecture
  • 3:40-3:50 pm Q&A/Interaction/Discussion
  • 3:50-3:55 pm Break
  • 3:55-4:45 pm Lecture
  • 4:45-5:00 pm Q&A/Interaction/Discussion

Learning Objectives

After participating in this live, interactive webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the extent of substance use problems and addiction in the United States.
  2. Describe two social injustices, the consequences associated with those injustices, and their impact on substance use.
  3. Define cultural competency versus cultural humility and its importance in reducing stigma and optimizing counseling and treatment outcomes.
  4. Utilize approaches, strategies, and skills, and engage and partner with clients in substance use.


Lisa Connors, 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.

CE Hours

6 CE hours

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. This course qualifies for 6 contact hours.

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 to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Telehealth Certification Institute LLC maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 05/02/2021 – 05/02/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 6 clinical continuing education credits.

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. 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 activity 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.

Participants may request a printed version of their certificate of completion to be delivered by mail. A shipping/handling fee of $6.95 will be charged per request. Shipping internationally may require an additional charge.

How to Attend

Registration is required by midnight the day before the event begins. To attend this webinar, you are required to:

  1. login and access the direct link to the webinar through your account
  2. your attendance is marked automatically when you use the direct link and attend fully
  3. complete a post-test with a passing score of 80% or higher (which can be retaken until passed), and complete a course evaluation
  4. collect your certificate of completion on your account after steps 1-3 are completed

Directions for completing a course and collecting CEs can be found here

Enroll in the webinar by adding it to the cart and proceeding through the check out process. Create an account (or login to yours) during the checkout process.

Prepare: Download Zoom software. Participants must use a device that is connected to adequate internet speed with a camera, microphone and speakers (or headset).

Attend: At least 15 minutes before the designated start time, login to your account on the website. Go to "My Courses", click on the title of the webinar. The link for the webinar will be listed in the course content.

Attendance is recorded automatically when you use the direct link and attend the full event. Attendance is required for both days.

Closed Captions

Closed captioning is offered for participants who are hard of hearing.

During the live webinar, captions will be provided either by:

  • clicking on a button at the top left corner of your screen to view the real-time transcription, or 
  • following the link given in the chat window to access the captions. If you use the link you will have to minimize the transcription window to fill half of your screen and the minimize the Zoom window to fill the other half of your screen. You can also use two screens if you would prefer.

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for clinicians who provide behavioral health services.

Teaching Methods

This is a live, interactive webinar

Course Policies

Accommodations for Individuals with Disabilities

Click here to view our Accommodations for Individuals with Disabilities.

This course includes closed captioning.

Cancellation Policy

Refunds are offered within the first 30 days for courses which have not been completed.  There is a 10% service fee for refunds.  

Grievance Policy

Click here to view our Grievance Policy.

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