Introduction to Addressing Substance Misuse
Date: Friday 6/9/23
Time: 9:00a-12:15p MST
CEUs offered: 3
Presented by: Rebecca Elliston MSW, LCSW (CO) & LISW-S (KY & OH); Gregory Pratt MSW, LISW-S (OH); LCSW (CO)
Modality: Live, Interactive Session with Activities & Discussion
Attendance: This training is offered 100% in person (no recordings or digital attendance available)
• Location: Regis University
St. Peter Claver, S.J. Hall Rm 307
3333 Regis Blvd, Denver, CO 80221
Cost: Free for Colorado Clinicians (Space is limited to 25 participants)
To Receive Course Credit Participants Must:
• Attend and engage with the entire training.
• Complete the post-training evaluation.
• Certificates will be sent (via Email) within seven business days of confirming attendance and receiving the evaluation.
Links to Access Material:
• To training evaluation (to be submitted once training is completed): The link will be shared 2-3 days before the training, as well as during the training.
This program is designed to equip clinicians with standard recommendations for supporting clients coping with substance misuse. Individuals who attend will review methods for identifying and assessing substance misuse, determining appropriate levels of care for clients, relapse prevention planning among other skills. Those who complete the program will feel more confident in their ability to either directly support a client in recovery or make appropriate referrals for their care.
• Participants will be able to recognize key statistics and warning signs for the possible presence of substance misuse.
• Participants will be able to recall important questions and considerations when assessing clients for concerns related to substance misuse.
• Participants will recognize the ASAM level of criteria for determining appropriate levels of care with clients coping with substance misuse.
• Participants will be able to apply these principles with clients coping with substance misuse.
Audience & Skill Level:
• Introductory- This session is designed so that clinicians with little to no experience or previous training with substance misuse will benefit. This program will review basic principles of assessment and treatment structure so clinicians with less experience will feel confident in supporting clients who have been impacted by substance misuse.
9:00-9:30 Review definitions, recent trends and statistics associated with substance misuse.
9:30-10:00 Substance misuse assessment: basic interview questions and additional tools
10:00-10:30 Review the ASAM levels of care
10:45-11:15 The basics of relapse prevention planning
11:15-11:45 Building motivation with clients coping with substance misuse
11:45-12:00 Medication assisted treatment
12:00-12:15 Advanced assessments, letter-writing, and advocacy for clients in recovery
12:15- Q&A, Discussion, Evaluations
Rebecca is a supervising social worker (LCSW [CO] & LISW-S [KY & OH]) and registered yoga teacher (RYT). She has held many roles throughout her career including case manager with the VA, traveling social worker, as well as adjunct professor where she’s worked to sharpen the clinical skills of fellow professionals. Currently she is serving as the Chair of Program Development for a non-profit committee supporting homelessness and substance use. Becca has had the privilege of presenting her expertise and/or research at multiple professional conferences, academic publications, and legislative committees. She brings all of these experiences together to help inform and empower clinicians to better serve their clients.
Gregory Pratt is an independent licensed social work with supervisory status (LISW-S) in the state of Ohio and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Colorado. Gregory is a clinical director with Mindfully LLC and actively supports clients and clinical supervisees working to promote recovery and coping with substance use related concerns. He is a member (and former leader of) Mindfully’s addictions team as well as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) team.
Ohio CSWMFT Approval
This training is approved for counselor, social work, and marriage and family therapy continuing education. In addition, it is approved by the Ohio Chemical Dependency Board for chemical dependency continuing education. Check CE Broker for detailed breakdown of CE types (provider number 50-24074).
National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)
Mindfully has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7322. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Mindfully is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
For questions, comments or concerns:
Please contact TrainingCenter@Mindfully.com or via telephone: 513-939-0300
• Grievance policy: If you are dissatisfied with your experience, please feel free to share this with us via email: TrainingCenter@mindfully.com or via telephone: 513-939-0300, or via your program evaluation. All complaints will receive a response within seven business days outlining actions taken and proposed responses which may include issuing a refund, credits for future trainings, updating course content or taking appropriate action with presenters, among others.
• Request for Accommodations: Should any accommodations enhance your program experience, please contact us via email: TrainingCenter@mindfully.com or via telephone: 513-939-0300, to explore what options you may have.
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