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Movies and Conversations, Live Online Discussion, 12/9/22, 1-2:30pm EST

Movies and Conversations, Live Online Discussion, 12/9/22, 1-2:30pm EST
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Live Online Webinar


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

Join us and Alex Kaplan, the co-founder of Of Substance, in their immersive multimedia experience - smoothly transitioning between short movie screenings and deeper conversations - working to change our relationships with struggle and growth.

See for yourself how these intentionally-designed mini-movies prime us emotionally so that the discussions and lessons that follow are more deeply internalized and ignite the motivation that leads to long-term transformation and perspective-shifting.

Click here to view a sample video

Of Substance

Of Substance: Turning Movies into a Utilitarian Tool for Behavioral Change

They are revolutionizing education, prevention, treatment, and support around mental health, addiction, and trauma through movies!

Their high-quality, entertaining short films - delivered in conjunction with curriculums and facilitator guides - are tools to help mental health professionals enhance engagement, deepen absorption, and expedite positive outcomes with their clients and patients.

These "mini-movies" are approachable and captivating tools that make it easier to reduce shame, improve mindset, and overcome stigma.

Mission: Creating a world where we all feel more seen, heard and loved, and walk into every room knowing that we are already enough.


Visit OfSubstance.org today to make a free members account and use their films today!


Alex Kaplan

Having survived his own challenges with substances, Alex considers himself living proof that by changing your relationship with struggle, you can build the life you envision. Now, he supports others in doing the same.

In his early 20’s, Alex started a promising acting career in Manhattan while bartending at night to get by. The unexpected death of his father sent him into a tailspin and he began to numb himself with substances to ease the pain. This turned into a full-blown addiction that lasted almost 4 years. Disconnected, disillusioned, and plummeting ever deeper into crisis, Alex was finally convinced by his closest relationships to leave New York and seek help. Over the past five years, surrounded by the steadfast support of family, friends, and colleagues, Alex had climbed his way out of addiction and into a very successful career as a writer, director, and producer, and is now the Executive Producer of a well-regarded commercial production company on the East Coast.

On his journey, Alex saw that his issue was far less about using substances than it was about WHY he used substances; it was about shame, isolation, a fear of not belonging, and a fear of not being good enough. But that’s not unique to addiction, we all experience these feelings. It’s part of being a person! Alex believes that, no matter what we struggle with, when we all feel more seen, heard, and loved, the world will be a better place. And he’s doing this through movies.

In everything he does, Alex works to transform people's relationships with themselves, others, and their belief in what's possible.

You can find out more about Alex's work at OfSubstance.org.

CE Credits

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This presentation does not offer CE credits, just great content.

How to Attend

Register on the website before midnight the day of the event. You are required to:

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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.


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


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 camera must remain on throughout the event and your interaction during the event is expected.

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
  • Remain on mute unless you are sharing with the group

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

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This course includes closed captioning.

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

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