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Certified Addictions-Informed Mental Health Professional (CAIMHP): Two-Day Intensive Competency Training
Where:
FAIRFAX, VA
When:
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - Thursday, September 17, 2020
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$499.99
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$439.99
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$439.99
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Location

HILTON GARDEN INN FAIRFAX
3950 FAIR RIDGE DR
FAIRFAX, VA 22033
Phone:  703-385-7774
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Course Description:

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 and a massive need for people with this training. These problems are severe; many future mental health provides 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.

Join me, Paul Brasler, LCSW, and I’ll walk you through numerous proven strategies and interventions that you need to effectively recognize and treat substance use disorders.

Attend 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
In addition, completion of this course meets ALL the educational requirements, should you choose to apply to become a Certified Addictions-Informed Mental Health Professional (CAIMHP) through the Institute of Certified Addictions-Informed Professionals (ICAIP).

To learn more about how you can apply for ICAIP certification and distinguish yourself from other professionals, visit www.addictionspro.com

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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 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. 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 Behavioral/Process Addictions
  • Compulsive gambling
  • Compulsive sexual behaviors
  • 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 defense mechanisms
  • Recognize & heal past trauma
Cognitive-Behavioral 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

PAUL BRASLER, MA, LCSW

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 Country 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.

Nonfinancial: Paul Brasler has no relevant nonfinancial 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.

If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, or questions on home study credit availability, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

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.


Case Managers
This course has been submitted to the Commission for Case Manager Certification for approval. Full attendance is required.


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.

District of Columbia Counselors: This intermediate activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.

Virginia Counselors: This intermediate activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.

Maryland Counselors: This intermediate activity is approved for 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. The Maryland Board of Professional Counselors recognizes courses and providers that are approved by the NAADAC. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to counselors who complete the program evaluation, to submit to their state board.


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.

Paramedics/EMT: We’re working to get you credit. Updates will be posted as they become available.


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.


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™.

Maryland Psychologists: CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 continuing education credit hours for Maryland Psychologists.
Pursuant to COMAR 10.36.02, the Maryland Board of Examiners of Psychologists accepts 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.

Virginia Psychologists: CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 continuing education credit hours for Virginia Psychologists.
The Virginia Board of Psychology (S.18VAC125-20-122) confirms acceptance of programs by any continuing education provider approved by a psychological association or psychology board in another state or jurisdiction. PESI, Inc. is approved by the Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology to offer continuing education for psychologists. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


Social Workers
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PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2020 - January 27, 2023. Social Workers completing this course receive 12.5 Clinical Practice continuing education credits. Course Level: Intermediate. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation.


Other Professions
This activity qualifies for 760 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.

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