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Seminar Detail

2-Day: Certified Addictions-Informed Mental Health Professional: A Trauma-Focused Certification Course
Where:
DENVER, CO
When:
Thursday, March 19, 2020 - Friday, March 20, 2020

This event is no longer available for purchase.

For more information: Call (800) 844-8260
Course Description:

For clinicians working with clients who also abuse substances or suffer from process addictions, treatment can be really hard. If you are like many clinicians, you don’t feel able or willing to work with addictions.

Yet it doesn’t need to be. And it shouldn’t keep you from engaging the client in their overall healing.

Studies now show the connection and interplay of addiction and trauma – plus anxiety, mood disorders and insomnia.

You can evoke change in all your clients to promote healthier coping and self-soothing skills beside substance use or process addictions.

But first, you need to Master the current evidence-based practices from the worlds of both Addictions treatment and Trauma/PTSD interventions.

In just two days, this Complete Addictions-Informed Mental Health Professional Training Course will transform your older practices when treating clients who use/abuse … clearing the path to true healing. Taught by an international trainer, clinician AND recovery specialist Eric Gentry, PhD., you’ll receive all the following skills:
  • Skills for assessing and diagnosing trauma/posttraumatic stress and addiction/substance abuse and dependence.
  • Simplified treatment planning, monitoring and measurement instruments.
  • Skills for developing, enhancing and maintaining therapeutic relationships – the most potent factor for positive outcomes with this challenging population.
  • A fresh perspective and utilization of the Polyvagal Theory (Porges) to both understand and treat both trauma and addiction simultaneously.
  • Cutting-edge skills for developing and maintaining safety and stability with addicted survivors of trauma using cognitive, behavioral, somatic and relational approaches.
  • Reframing “disease of addiction” as involuntary and unconscious posttraumatic patterns of self-defense where the survivor is chronically perceiving threat in contexts where there is little of no danger.
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Objectives:
  1. Summarize the causes of substance use disorder & factors that reinforce drug use as related to case conceptualization.
  2. Explain the basic neurobiology of addictive chemicals and its treatment implications.
  3. Identify commonly misused drugs, including current “street names” of these substances, as related to assessment and treatment planning.
  4. Describe 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. Describe the process of detoxification and its treatment implications.
  8. Utilize clinical strategies, such as motivational interviewing, to improve client engagement and foster behavioral 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. Describe ethical and legal issues related to substance use and substance use treatment, including circumstances when you should disclose client records.
Outline

Foundational Issues in Addictions-Informed Psychotherapy
  • Substance Abuse vs. dependency vs. addiction
  • Biopsychosocial issues
  • Neurobiology of addiction
  • Attachment issues
  • Causes of traumatic responses
  • Ethical & legal issues
Chemical Dependency Facts You Need to Know
  • Classes of commonly abused drugs
  • Street names of common drugs
  • Signs & symptoms of use & withdrawal
Behavioral/Process Addictions
  • Food
  • Compulsive sexual behaviors
  • Electronic addictions
  • Gambling
  • Compulsions
Trauma Addiction: Assessment of Comorbid Trauma & Addiction
  • What to ask – and how to ask it
  • What to look for: Pink flags & red flags
  • Recognize other co-occurring disorders
  • Evidence-based assessment scales
Levels of Care & Treatment Selection
  • Detoxification
  • Levels of treatment
  • Medication-assisted treatment
  • 12-step groups & alternatives
  • Harm reduction strategies & when to use them

Three-Stage Behavioral Treatment Model for Co-Occurring Traumatic Stress and Addiction

Stage I: Build the Therapeutic Relationship & Boost Client Engagement
  • Feedback Informed Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Co-regulation between you & your client
Stage II: Skills Developments & Cognitive Restructuring Interventions
  • Relational Skills/Social Engagement System
    • Build & identify a support network
    • Access & utilize support
    • Service to others as therapeutic
  • Regulation/Relaxation Skills
    • Progressive muscle relaxation (PMR)
    • Trauma releasing exercises (TRE)
    • Tapping
    • Bilateral stimulation
    • Neurofeedback
    • Mindfulness for self-regulation
    • Self-soothing for intense emotions
  • Grounding Skills to Interrupt Dissociation
    • Sensory grounding
    • Mindful movement
    • Seated yoga
  • Containment Skills: Put away Intrusive Thoughts
    • Envelope method
    • Vault
    • Relational containment
  • Cognitive restructuring interventions
  • Foster post-traumatic growth & build resilience
  • Complementary & alternative treatments
Stage III: Integration & Desensitization
  • Imaginal Exposure Therapy
  • EMDR
  • Narrative-Driven Exposure Treatment
    • Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
    • PE (prolonged exposure)
    • Trauma-focused CBT
  • Somatic-Based Treatments
    • Somatic Experiencing
    • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
    • Trauma-Focused Yoga
  • In-vivo Exposure
    • Direct Therapeutic Exposure (DTE)
    • Forward Facing Trauma Therapy (FFTT)
Interventions for Special Populations
  • Children & adolescents
  • LGBTQ clients
  • Incarcerated clients
  • Clients in court-ordered drug treatment
Target Audience
  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Case Managers
  • Physician Assistants
  • Physicians
  • Psychiatrists
  • Paramedics
  • Other First Responders
  • Probation/Parole Officers
  • Police Officers
  • Clergy

ERIC GENTRY, PHD, LMHC

Eric Gentry, Ph.D., LMHC, is an internationally recognized leader in the field of disaster and clinical traumatology, having trained thousands of professionals and paraprofessionals worldwide in the treatment of traumatic stress. His doctorate is from Florida State University where he studied with Professor Charles Figley, one of the pioneers of traumatic stress. Dr. Gentry was one of the original faculty members of the Traumatology Institute and later became the co-director of the International Traumatology Institute at the University of Southern Florida. Dr. Gentry, along with Dr. Anna Baranowsky, is the co-author and co-owner of the Traumatology Institute Training Curriculum – 17 courses in field and clinical traumatology leading to seven separate certifications.

Dr. Gentry has been a clinical member of several CISM teams and has provided assistance in many different disaster and critical incidents including Oklahoma City, New York City, and hurricanes in Florida. He was the developer of the Community Crisis Support Team, which began in Tampa, Florida, and has become a model for communities to integrate mental health services into their disaster response network.

Dr. Gentry is the co-author of the critically acclaimed Trauma Practice: Tools for Stabilization and Recovery (Third Edition) (Hogrefe Publishing, 2014). His other books include Forward Facing Trauma Therapy (Compassion Unlimited, 2016) and co-authored Trauma, PTSD, Grief & Loss: The 10 Core Competencies for Evidence-Based Treatment (PESI, 2017). Additionally, Dr. Gentry has published many research articles, book chapters, and periodicals in this maturing area of study. He has a private clinical and consulting practice and is adjunct faculty at many universities. Dr. Gentry draws equally from his scientific study and from his rich history of 30+ years of clinical experience with trauma survivors to balance this training with current, empirically grounded information and experienced-based compassionate intervention skills. You will be challenged, inspired, and uplifted by Dr. Gentry and this unique training.



Speaker Disclosures:

Speaker Disclosures: Financial: J. Eric Gentry receives compensation as Owner of Compassion Unlimited. He receives royalties as an author for Hogrefo & Huber Publishing. Dr. Gentry receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: J. Eric Gentry has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. After attendance has been verified, pre-registered attendees will receive an email from PESI Customer Service with the subject line, “Evaluation and Certificate” within one week. This email will contain a link to complete the seminar evaluation and allow attendees to print, email or download a certificate of completion if in full attendance. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), a letter of attendance is available through that link and an adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be issued within 30 days (if your board allows). Please see “live seminar schedule” for full attendance start and end times. NOTE: Boards do not allow credit for breaks or lunch.

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Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

PESI, Inc. offers continuing education programs and products under the brand names PESI, PESI Healthcare, PESI Rehab and Psychotherapy Networker.




Addiction Counselors
This course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 12.5 CE in the Counseling Services skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance.


Chaplains/Clergy
This activity is designed to qualify for 12.5 continuing education hours.


Counselors
This intermediate activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


Marriage & Family Therapists
This activity consists of 760 minutes of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. You should save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists
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PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses in full attendance will earn 12.6 contact hours. Partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attendance.


Physicians
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PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

PESI, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Psychiatrists
PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

PESI, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Physician Assistants
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by ACCME such as PESI. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 12.5 hours for completing this program.

PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PESI, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Colorado Psychologists: CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 continuing education credit hours for Colorado Psychologists.
The Colorado State Board of Examiners Rule 20 confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to psychology from providers approved by the American Medical Association (AMA). This program is certified for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ by PESI as an accredited ACCME provider authorized to award credit by the AMA. PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Social Workers
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Colorado Social Workers: PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Colorado Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. Provider #1413. This course has been approved for 12.6 continuing education hours.

New York Social Workers: PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0008. This activity will qualify for 15.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


Other Professions
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