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Addictions in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Communities: If Gay Means Happy Why Am I Always Getting High?

ID: 4333

LGBT people are more likely to use alcohol, tobacco and other drugs than the general population. They are also less likely to abstain from alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, they report higher rates of substance abuse problems, and they are more likely to continue heavy drinking into later life. The workshop examines the complexity of sexual identity and gender expression, social and cultural variables, mental health, and trauma history that influence problematic use, abuse and dependence on alcohol, tobacco, drugs and other addictions. Participants will be better able to provide LGBTQ Affirmative treatment interventions in helping clients to enact behavior changes in the process of recovery from addictions. This workshop does not qualify for NBCC clock hours.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Social/Cultural

Instructor: Phil McCabe, CSW, CAS
Date: Friday, July 20, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Robins' Nest
42 South Delsea Drive, Glassboro, NJ

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Basic Psychopharmacology for People with Co-Occurring Diagnoses

ID: 5028

This workshop takes a look at best practice as it applies to prescribing (or not prescribing) psychotropic medications for a person in recovery with both a mental illness and substance abuse (MISA) diagnosis. Each medication class will be discussed in terms of benefits and side effects and, whenever possible, recommendations of one medication type over another for the dually-diagnosed consumer. Introductory material relating to the neuroanatomy and physiology of the central nervous system will also be presented and linked to why some medications should be prescribed and why others should be avoided for this problem.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Clinical

Instructor: Craig Strickland, PhD
Date: Thursday, August 23, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Northbrook Behavioral Health
425 Woodbury-Turnersville Road , Blackwood, NJ

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Brief Therapeutic Practices and Lifestyle Changes to Enhance Recovery

ID: 4959

Lifestyle and behavioral choices have a profound impact on the health of adults and may contribute to premature death, particularly for those with addiction and/or mental health issues. One of the best ways to improve on this outcome is for a person to be in a solid and consistent wellness/recovery program. This workshop focuses on presenting and learning brief therapeutic practices that can be taught during group or individual sessions to enhance clients recovery efforts. Ways in which stress management, breath work, exercise, and nutrition can improve ones recovery program will be examined. Through lecture, role play, and live demonstrations, participants will learn; a) 10 setup behaviors that can undermine recovery and lead to relapse; b) 5 ways heart health can strengthen recovery; c) 15 brief therapeutic practices to enhance recovery; d) 5 ways the fight/flight response impacts ones overall health and recovery process; and e) 5 ways exercise improves ones mental health and long term recovery. Because this workshop is highly experiential, informal dress and comfortable shoes are recommended.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00

Instructor: Warren Skov, LCSW, CASAC
Date: Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Bergen- DHS, Hackensack, NJ
Bergen County Administration Building, Hackensack, NJ

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Co-Occurring Disorders: Going Beyond the Boundaries of Diagnosis

ID: 5224

We used to call individuals with mental illness and co-occurring substance use disorders a "special" population, but over the years we have become aware that the prevalence is so great that they are our population. This workshop is designed for helping professionals who may need hope, understanding and methods for dealing with the most difficult of behaviors. An overview of the development of disorders, the interrelationship of mental illness and substance use, levels of severity, and how to sort through symptoms of each disorder will be explored. We will explore how attention to diagnosis, rather than attention to the total person can complicate engagement and treatment. This workshop will provide underlying principles for assessment, diagnosis, treatment and recovery support that can be provided in any agency in any system.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Clinical

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Instructor: Kathryn Bedard, MA, LCADC, NCADC
Date: Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Monmouth Cares
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Current Drug Trends and Emerging Drugs of Abuse

ID: 4103

Many new drugs are making local and national headlines such as K2/Spice and Bath Salts. This interactive workshop will discuss the latest developments and information regarding synthetic cannabinoids, MDPV, Mephedrone, Kratom, Salvia and other designer drugs that have been emerging over the past few years. Workshop participants will be introduced to the physiology of these drugs and how they can possibly impact, mimic and exacerbate mental health disorders such as anxiety and depressive disorders. Epidemiologic trends in drug abuse in both youth and adults will be discussed as will the latest trends for 2013 from the New Jersey Division of Addiction Services. Workshop participants will participate in interactive discussions and exercises in differential diagnosis of similar symptoms produced by these emerging drugs of abuse and other mental health disorders. Patterns of use, abilities for urine detection, and other legal aspect regarding these emerging drugs will be discussed.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00

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Instructor: Glenn Duncan, LPC, LCADC, CCS, ACS
Date: Friday, May 18, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
1719 Route 10 East, Parsippany, NJ

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Escape from the Land of the Hungry Ghosts: Using Meditation to Enhance Addictions Treatment and Recovery

ID: 5042

Life's difficult issues have an enormous impact on our attitudes, interactions and ability to function, and can impact our ability to embrace spirituality, meaning and purpose. Quality recovery and life management depend on caring for all aspects of self. We need a concrete framework of what it means to be spiritual, and how we can tap into spirituality daily. This workshop offers a bio-psycho-social understanding of life and recovery management, with an emphasis on using tools like meditation to clarify and enhance treatment and recovery work. This workshop weaves the principles, goals and impact of each of the 12 steps with specific meditations, designed to enhance the working of each step. Techniques will be explored for use with self and with clients to promote relaxation, manage stress, and encourage wellness and resiliency. No matter what level of stress or recovery you may have, this workshop will give you insight on the use of several meditative techniques to enhance spirituality and recovery work - especially when using the 12 steps. Wear loose, comfortable clothes for this class!

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Clinical

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Instructor: Kathryn Bedard, MA, LCADC, NCADC
Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
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Ethical and Legal Issues in Substance Abuse Counseling

ID: 5598

This interactive workshop focuses on the major elements of legal and ethical issues for those clinicians working in the substance abuse field. It is important to know that the legal/ethical standards for working with substance abusing clients were updated in October, 2009. This workshop covers those changes and more. Legal areas include scope of clinical and supervisory practice, malpractice, duty to warn, informed consent, confidentiality, the impaired professional and the ADA. Ethical areas covered include workplace harassment, dual relationships, and an overview of the division of consumer affairs LCADC/CADC ethical standards. *This workshop does not qualify for NBCC clock hours in ethics.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Clinical, Ethical

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Instructor: Glenn Duncan, LPC, LCADC, CCS, ACS
Date: Friday, June 22, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
390 George St., 3rd Floor, New Brunswick, NJ

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Family Therapy 101

ID: 5201

This workshop offers a tool kit for the child/family therapist working in both agency and private practice settings. The goal is to provide attendees with enhanced skills and techniques to build their practice repertoire. The workshop covers the initial intake session with children, including the assessment, historical gathering of family dynamics, and working with symptom presentation. From there, the workshop will provide activities to engage children under 10, address how to optimize the length of the session in regard to age, and how to best include the entire family. The workshop includes techniques on working with teens and how to determine when to refer a child of any age to a higher level of care. Additionally, the workshop will discuss issues of HIPPA compliance and consent/release forms needed on file to ensure continuing care with physicians, teens and divorced families.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Clinical

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Instructor: Jennifer Vazquez, LCSW
Date: Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Monmouth Cares
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Instructor: Jennifer Vazquez, LCSW
Date: Thursday, May 17, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: St. Francis Community Center
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Instructor: Jennifer Vazquez, LCSW
Date: Thursday, August 2, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
390 George St., 3rd Floor, New Brunswick, NJ

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Social Media: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly from a Social Work Perspective

ID: 4206

This workshop will examine the impact social media, music, and advertising have on todays society. Overexposure to certain media outlets can influence how people develop their value system and how they make decisions on moral issues and peer relationships. We know this to be particularly true with individuals who have experienced trauma and significant losses. By examining music, videos, and advertisement campaigns, we identify the negative impact of imagery and subliminal messages, and discuss ways to help individuals identify why they make the choices they make online. We will explore how to increase media literacy by educating and empowering individuals to use critical thinking skills and to see the direct and unintended consequences associated with technology. The importance of legislative advocacy will also be discussed.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Social/Cultural

Instructor: Qur-an Webb, MSW
Marcus Stallworth, LMSW
Date: Friday, June 15, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
390 George St., 3rd Floor, New Brunswick, NJ

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The Dynamics of Addiction, Domestic Violence and Child Abuse

ID: 5581

It is clear that all forms of abuse are destructive. This workshop will address the interrelationships between addiction, domestic violence and child abuse and the devastating impact they have on all involved. We will explore the values of maintaining dysfunction and what it takes to interrupt the process. The increased concerns over stress in the hostile home environment will also be discussed. This workshop will utilize mixed modalities of presentation.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00

Instructor: John Kriger, MSM, CADC, CPS
Date: Monday, June 4, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
1200 Florence Columbus Rd , Bordentown Township, NJ

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The Link between Trauma and Substance Abuse: Causes, Signs, and Treatment Indications

ID: 5041

This workshop is designed to educate both the substance abuse counselor and mental health professional on the prevalence of substance abuse and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, and importance of cross education for themselves to ensure the best outcomes for their client. The workshop begins with an overview of the long history of specific populations who are most often diagnosed with both disorders and the poor treatment outcomes when the attempt is made to treat each separately and not concurrently. The chemical reactions created by both traumatic stress and substance abuse are discussed and the research linking them. Finally, some successful treatment models are discussed with experiential exercises participants can use in early stages and later treatment with this population.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Clinical

Instructor: Megan Sullivan, LPC, LCADC
Date: Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
390 George St., 3rd Floor, New Brunswick, NJ

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What does Recovery Look Like? Understanding Recovery Through a Person Centered Lens

ID: 5229

The goal of this workshop is to help participants move from an all or nothing understanding of recovery to a new paradigm of recovery from different perspectives. By using a person centered approach the presenters will explore models of recovery including harm reduction and abstinence based models, medication assisted recovery (including the use of Suboxone, Naltrexone, Vivitrol and Methadone), an overview of psychosocial interventions such as motivational interviewing and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and the role of individual factors in recovery. This will include a discussion of dopamine and its role in addiction as well as helping clients learn how to replenish their own dopamine by stimulating personal sources of joy and hope in their lives.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Clinical

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Instructor: Elaine Edelman, PhD, LCSW
Amanda Wexler, LCSW
Date: Thursday, April 26, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
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