Harm Reduction: From Principles to Practice

ID: 4217WEB

This interactive webinar will discuss all aspects of harm reduction. Participants will be able to identify at least 3 principles of harm reduction work. Participants will be able to define harm reduction. Participants will also be able to differentiate between a successful harm reduction approach and less successful approaches and identify at least two reasons behind unsuccessful approaches. Participants will be introduced into the diagnostic criteria of the DSM and dimensional criteria of the ASAM 3, in the lens of determining the need of admission to treatment and continued care need from a harm reduction treatment perspective. Participants will be able to identify three different medicated assisted treatments (MAT), and discussion of medicinal marijuana being added as an MAT option. [This webinar will complete your prescription opioid social work license requirement.]

Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.00

Instructor: Glenn Duncan, LPC, LCADC, CCS, ACS
Date: Wednesday, February 8, 2023
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Zoom (Interactive Webinar)
Online Live Webinar, Online, NJ

Webinar Objectives

At the conclusion of the webinar, participants will be able to:
• Workshop participants will be able to define harm reduction
• Workshop participants will be able to identify two harm reduction stances and be able to define the differences between these stances
• Workshop participants will be able to identify at least 3 harm reduction principles
• Workshop participants will be able to list how to use the DSM-5 and ASAM 3 criteria to help identify objective criteria to determine admission and/or continuing stay need

Webinar Outline

9:30 am Welcome/Introduction

9:35 am Definitions of Addiction, Recovery and Harm Reduction

9:45 am Overview of Harm Reduction
• History of harm reduction
• Helping to understand just what is harm reduction

10:15 am Successful and Less Successful Attempts at Harm Reduction
• Naloxone – A harm reduction case study
• The starting point and history of naloxone
• Routes of naloxone administration
• Positives and negatives of what naloxone does
• Less successful harm reduction strategies: Medicinal Marijuana to stop Opioid Overdoses and South Dakota Methamphetamine Campaign

11:00 am Principles of Harm Reduction
• 8 principles of harm reduction
• Harm reduction strategies – compassionate stance
• Harm reduction strategies – pragmatic stance
• Differences between the two HR stances
• Criticisms of harm reduction

11:30 am Diagnosing and Assessing using the ASAM 3 Criteria and DSM-5 diagnostic criteria using a harm reduction lens
• Brief overview and purpose of the ASAM 3 criteria
• The principles of the ASAM 3 criteria
• ASAM 3 criteria dimensions and assessment considerations
• DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for substance use disorders
• Differing criteria with stimulants, opioids and sedative/hypnotics
• Using the DSM and ASAM criteria using a harm reduction lens small group exercise

12:20 pm Conclusion/Q&A

Target Audience

Social Workers and Allied Health Professionals

Content Level

Beginner - Advanced

Webinar Completion Requirements

To earn CE credit, social workers must log in at the scheduled time, attend the entire course and complete an online course evaluation. Certificates of completion will be emailed within 10 business days of course completion.

System Requirements

  • Operating Systems: Windows XP or higher, MacOS 9 or higher, Android 4.0 or higher
  • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Google Chrome, Firefox 10.0 or higher
  • Broadband Internet connection: Cable, High-speed DSL & any other medium that is internet accessible.

About the Instructor

Glenn Duncan has been working in the behavioral healthcare field for over thirty years. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Licensed Clinical Alcohol/Drug Counselor, a Certified Clinical Supervisor, and an Approved Clinical Supervisor. He has lectured nationally on many topics including clinical supervision. Glenn is the owner of Advanced Counselor Training, LLC. Glenn previously served as the Executive Director at Hunterdon Drug Awareness Program, Inc. (HDAP).

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