WEB040820 - Trauma and Addiction: Fire and Ice
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Although there is a multitude of factors that influence the onset and progression of addiction, there remains a consensus among mental health professionals that there is a strong correlation between trauma and the disease of addiction. This presentation will examine the relationship between trauma and substance use disorders, as well as highlight the barriers commonly identified when interacting with persons who confront addiction and have a history of trauma. This webinar is 2 - 3:30 ET.

 Export to Your Calendar 4/8/2020
When: Wednesday, April 8, 2020
2:00 - 3:30 PM (ET)
Where: Online
United States
Contact: (614) 848-5958


Online registration is available until: 4/7/2020
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Webinar Registration by April 7, 2020: Members $55; Nonmembers $85 - 1.5 Training Contact Hours

This webinar is 2 - 3:30 ET (Eastern).

Substance Use Disorders are a complex and challenging issue for social service professionals.  Although there is a multitude of factors that influence the onset and progression of addiction, the research across the last fifteen years has illuminated a relationship between trauma and addiction.  As such, the marriage between an individual’s traumatic experiences and substance use often creates significant challenges as witnessed by social service professionals.  This presentation will underscore the relationship between traumatic experiences and substance use disorders. The curriculum will also address the barriers commonly identified when interacting with persons who confront the disease of addiction and have a history of trauma.  

 

Who Should Attend: Elderly; Family; Health & Wellness

 

Learning Objectives:

1.      Identify common diagnostic hallmarks associated with substance use disorders   

2.      Gain an understanding of the research findings that illuminate the correlation between trauma and addiction

3.      Increase awareness of treatment specific to both substance use disorders and trauma-focused modalities     

4.      Assist a resident with a disability in preparing and submitting a request for reasonable accommodation or modification

 

About the Presenter

Dr. 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 his PhD. in Counselor Education and Supervision from Ohio University.  In addition, Brian completed a dual Master's degree in Clinical Counseling and Rehabilitation Counseling with Ohio University.  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 trainings with Health Education Inc.

 

This webinar meets the following HUD Service Coordinator Training Requirements Area(s):

Statutorily Required: Mental Health Issues; Drug and Alcohol Use/Abuse by Elders