About the Presenter
Social Service professionals are continually challenged by the complexity of the disease of addiction and the paucity of educational opportunities to expand their competencies in this area. This training offers professionals a general overview of substance abuse and addiction. Participants will gain practical strategies towards identification of risk factors when working with individuals and families who confront substance-abuse issues. Moreover, evidence-based treatment strategies will be highlighted to empower professionals in advocating for children and families. Specific strategies will be provided to assist professionals towards engaging individuals who are challenged by substance use/abuse. This presentation will offer individuals the most current trends related to working with individuals who confront issues of chemical dependency. Ethnographic patterns of addiction will be highlighted. The Stages of Change theory will be provided to enhance the participants understanding of chemical dependency treatment. Additional information will be provided to address cultural factors associated with working with individuals with co-morbid diagnosis.
Who Should Attend: Service Coordinators (Elderly and Family), Social Workers, Property Management Staff
1. Participants will acquire an introductory overview of substance abuse and its prevalence in American society.
2. Participants will gain an increased understanding of the disease of addiction.
3. Participants will be offered practical strategies for assessing risk factors with substance abusing families.
Brian L. Bethel is a Professional Clinical Counselor-Supervisor (PCC-S), a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC III), and a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor (RPT-S) with specialized training in counseling children, adolescents, and families. Brian earned a dual Master’s degree in Clinical Counseling and Rehabilitation Counseling from Ohio University and is currently completing doctoral studies in Counselor Education and Supervision. With over twenty years of experience, Brian brings a diversity of clinical strengths to his counseling practice. He has dedicated much of his professional career to working with individuals impacted by trauma.
In addition to his counseling practices, Brian also serves as an independent trainer and consultant. He has provided consultation services to various schools, social services agencies, court systems, and foster care agencies. Brian serves as an independent trainer and consultant with the Ohio Child Welfare Program where he was recognized for his training excellence as a recipient of the “Rising Star” award in 2007. Brian also provides on-going educational training with Health Education Inc.
This webinar meets the following HUD Service Coordinator Training Requirements Area(s):
Core Area: Current Issues
Statutory Area: Substance Abuse