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Certified Addictions-Informed Mental Health Professional (CAIMHP): Two-Day Intensive Competency Training



America is facing an epidemic of substance misuse, but there’s a major obstacle to getting people the help they need: There’s simultaneously a nationwide lack of training in addiction treatment for professionals as well as a massive need for people with this training. These problems are severe; many future mental health providers are graduating without ever completing a single course in substance abuse treatment.

But substance abuse is very much part of the real world of mental health treatment – even if that’s not why your clients came into your office. Be prepared to recognize substance use and get your clients the help they need.

Watch me, Paul Brasler, LCSW, for this intensive two-day seminar and I’ll walk you through numerous proven strategies and interventions that you need to effectively recognize and treat substance use disorders.

Watch this program, and through a combination of the latest addiction research and clear examples of treatment, you’ll learn:

  • How to differentiate between casual misuse and addiction
  • Who you should treat and when you should refer out
  • Techniques to improve client engagement and treatment compliance
  • How to modify your interventions for use with special clinical populations, including veterans

Best of all, upon completion of this training, you’ll be eligible to become a Certified Addictions-Informed Professional (CAIMHP) through Evergreen Certifications. Certification lets colleagues, employers, and clients know that you’ve invested the extra time and effort necessary to understand the complexities of treating addictions in clients. Professional standards apply. Visit www.evergreencertifications.com/caimhp for details. 

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Faculty:
Paul Brasler, MA, LCSW
Duration:
11 Hours 59 Minutes
Copyright:
Jan 27, 2021
Product Code:
POS055765
Media Type:
Digital Seminar - Also available: DVD
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Continuing Professional Development Certificates - PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This online program is worth 12 hours CPD.

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Paul Brasler, MA, LCSW, has worked in the social work field for the past 22 years. He is the head of behavioral health for Daily Planet Health Services, a Federally Qualified Health Center that provides comprehensive and integrated healthcare and mental health services (including medication-assisted opioid treatment). Paul is also president of Providence Consulting & Education L.L.C., through which he provides clinical supervision and professional education services.

Paul has extensive experience in working with people with substance use disorders. After finishing school, Paul went to work at an adolescent residential treatment program, where he developed a treatment track for adolescents with substance use disorders. In 2003, he became a senior clinician in the Chesterfield County Juvenile Drug Court and provided individual, family, adolescent group and multifamily group therapies. After working at the drug court for seven years, Paul moved on to conduct psychiatric and substance misuse evaluations in emergency departments in the Greater Richmond, Virginia area. Paul has also served as adjunct faculty in the school of social work at Virginia Commonwealth University, where he developed a graduate course in substance abuse treatment.

Paul has been a PESI presenter since 2016, and he has presented classes on mental health emergencies and high-risk clients across the country. He recently released his first book, High-Risk Clients: Evidence-Based Assessment & Clinical Tools to Recognize and Effectively Respond to Mental Health Crises (PESI Publishing 2019).

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Paul Brasler is in private practice. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Paul Brasler has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose. 


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Objectives

  1. Appraise the causes of substance use disorders & factors that reinforce drug use as related to case conceptualization.
  2. Analyze the basic neurobiology of addictive chemicals and its treatment implications.
  3. Categorize commonly misused drugs, including current “street names” of these substances, as related to assessment and treatment planning.
  4. Assess the signs and symptoms of substance intoxication and distinguish withdrawal syndromes for each drug class as related to case conceptualization.
  5. Perform a clinical assessment to distinguish substance use disorders from other mental health disorders and inform the clinician’s choice of treatment interventions.
  6. Analyze the various levels of substance use treatment, including medication-assisted therapies, to inform clinical treatment interventions.
  7. Evaluate the process of detoxification and its treatment implications.
  8. Utilize clinical strategies, such as motivational interviewing, to improve client engagement and foster behavioural change.
  9. Modify clinical interventions for use with clients in special populations, such as adolescents or pregnant women.
  10. Utilize clinical strategies to engage the client’s family in treatment to improve treatment outcomes.
  11. Demonstrate strategies used to improve the efficacy of group therapy, such as strategies for addressing disruptive members and building group cohesion.
  12. Evaluate ethical and legal issues related to substance use and substance use treatment, including circumstances when you should disclose client records.

Outline

The Science Behind Substance Use Disorders

  • Biopsychosocial aspects of substance abuse
  • Attachment & trauma
  • The brain’s reward system
  • How metabolism impacts substance abuse

Signs of Intoxication & Withdrawal Symptoms

  • Alcohol & other depressants
  • Stimulants
  • Opioids
  • Cannabinoids
  • Psychoactive plants & chemicals
  • Inhalants

Assessment of Substance Use Disorders

  • How to ask sensitive intake questions
  • Take-home screening tools
  • Identify substances that mimic other disorders
  • Spot co-occurring disorders & trauma
  • How to navigate a high risk of misdiagnosis
  • Non-invasive drug screenings

Treatment Planning: Determine Level of Care

  • How to approach level of care decisions
  • Why detox alone is NOT treatment
  • Detox protocols
  • Types of inpatient & outpatient treatment
  • When is partial hospitalization necessary
  • Which treatment level is right for your client?

Recognize & Treat Behavioural/Process Addictions

  • Compulsive gambling
  • Compulsive sexual behaviours
  • Electronic addictions

Treatment of Substance Use Disorders

Strategies to Improve Client Engagement & Treatment Compliance

  • Motivational interviewing
  • Reward gains & treatment compliance
  • Case management: Link the client to resources
  • Medication-assisted treatment

Psychodynamic Approaches

  • The role of the ego in addiction & recovery
  • Identify & confront defence mechanisms
  • Recognize & heal past trauma

Cognitive-Behavioural Interventions

  • Apply the A-B-C model to substance abuse
  • Recognize triggers to use
  • Foster coping skills
  • Deconstruct negative schemas

Substance Use Disorders & The Family

  • The family’s role in recovery
  • Family member roles: Enablers & heroes
  • Overcome family rules that block progress
  • When the client is shielded form consequences
  • How & when to engage the entire family

Treatment Strategies for Special Populations

  • Children & adolescents
  • Active military & veterans
  • LGBTQ clients
  • Pregnant women
  • Older adults

Group Therapy Strategies

  • Handling intoxicated members
  • How group support works differently
  • Barriers to treatment
  • Getting people to talk
  • Spotting dealers within the group
  • Referring to 12-step groups & alternatives

Legal & Ethical Issues in Treating Substance Use Disorders

  • Privacy laws & when you should disclose
  • Impaired practitioners
  • Working with incarcerated clients
  • Drug treatment courts
  • Bias in treating recovering clients
  • Recognize & address vicarious trauma
  • Limitations of the research & potential risks

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Case Managers
  • Physician Assistants
  • Physicians
  • Psychiatrists
  • Paramedics and Other First Responders
  • Probation/Parole Officers
  • Police Officers
  • Clergy

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