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April 2020

PDS261: Legal and Ethical Issues in Addiction Treatment

April 30, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$90

This seminar uses case studies, practical applications, and checklists to deliver foremost legal principles including counselor licensing statutes and regulations. Federal, state, and agency laws applicable to alcohol and other drug abuse treatment also covers malpractice liability issues, DWI, domestic violence, employment rights, AIDS, and ADA. Students will become familiar with the federal regulations governing Confidentiality of Alcohol and Drug Abuse patient records, applicability interacting with HIPAA Privacy Rule and proper handling of subpoenas and court orders. Students will receive real life experience interacting with courts and public agencies by developing a brief report and practice with expert witness testimony. This workshop does not qualify for NBCC clock hours.
Instructor: William John Kane, JD
CE Credits: 6 Legal

May 2020

PDS2062: The Opioid Crisis: Where do we go from Here?

May 7, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
$90

This course will retrace the history of opiate use from opium to prescription drugs and track the long history of heroin use. We will delve into Medical Industrial Complex and look at how Big Pharma, doctors, insurance companies, marketers, the FDA, governmental policies, and consumers each hold some responsibility for the current epidemic. Professor Greenagel will reference the NY Times, LA Times, Washington Post, NBC News, the CDC, a number of professional journals, and scores of local papers to chronicle the history of the crisis. Positive actions that have been taken by local, county, city, and state governments will be examined. We will have a discussion about the Federal response. Data will be reviewed and we will discuss indicators that can be seen as measurable outcomes. This course is steeped in public policy, and the information provided here will be helpful to clinicians and clinical directors for use in individual and group sessions, as well as program design (improvement) and evaluation. Fair warning: it will be extremely difficult to leave this course and not be angry. This workshop does not qualify for NBCC clock hours.
Instructor: Frank Greenagel, MPAP, LCSW, LCADC, CASC, CJC, CCS
CE Credits: 6

PDS7907 Participatory Cinema: Personality Disorders (Star Wars)

May 13, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$90

Movies have long been utilized to highlight varied areas in the field of psychiatry including the role of the psychiatrist, issues in medical ethics, and the stigma toward people with mental illness. At Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, comprehensive curricula have been created utilizing films as fictional case accounts of mental disorders. At the Center of Alcohol Studies, facilitated discussion of a selected film is achieved via social media as well as traditional PowerPoint didactic. Each seminar will show a feature-length film with a live Twitter feed on the screen that will transform the movie into an educational didactic.
Perhaps the most famous tagline in motion picture history is “No, I am your father” uttered by Darth Vader. Why is Vader perhaps the most evil villain ever depicted? Is Luke Skywalker’s destiny predetermined upon learning he is Vader’s son? We’ll have the answers even before George Lucas or Walt Disney even considered the question by reviewing the etiology and pathogenesis of the personality disorders.
Instructor: Anthony Tobia, MD
CE Credits: 6 Clinical

PDS1503: Connecting with Spirituality in Addiction Treatment

May 14, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$90

Spirituality can impact mental health and functioning in positive and negative ways though there can be discomfort by clinicians to bring it up in treatment. This seminar will explore ways clinicians can assess and incorporate spirituality into treatment, the importance of including spirituality, and the challenges in this area.
Instructor: Nathalie Edmond, PsyD,R RYT
CE Credits: 6 Clinical

PDS2132: Motivational Interviewing: Practice of Supervision and Coaching

May 20, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until May 21, 2020

$200

This two-day training will include effective methods of supervising workers and provide an opportunity to explore creative ways of integrating effective interventions with workers in motivating them to grow in skill and work with our most “challenging” clients. The experience of parallel process using Motivational Interviewing in supervision and coaching staff in using the spirit, structure and skills will be illustrated using case presentations and interactive exercises. This course best defined as a worker centered guiding method for enhancing the intrinsic motivation within the worker by helping them to explore their counter transference and while using Motivational Interviewing as a client centered, evidence based model of treatment with clients in ambivalence. ​The Motivational Interviewing Assessment: Supervisory Tools for Enhancing Proficiency (MIA:STEP) package is a collection of tools for mentoring counselors and other clinicians in the use of MI skills during clinical assessments. During the NIDA clinical trials research the MI assessment protocol improved both client attendance and retention during the first four weeks of outpatient care. The researchers also discovered that the development and maintenance of MI skills was a challenge for the counselors engaged in the study. Participating in workshop training was not sufficient preparation. Ongoing feedback and mentoring were needed in order for most counselors to use MI skillfully. This package of products is meant to be used in the context of clinical supervision or mentoring. Use of these tools can help enhance both counselor MI skills and the quality and nature of the mentoring process. It’s a win-win for clients and agency staff alike.
Instructor: Stephen Andrew, LCSW, LADC, CCS, CGP
CE Credits: 12 Clinical

PDS2132: Motivational Interviewing: Practice of Supervision and Coaching

May 21, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until May 21, 2020

$200

This two-day training will include effective methods of supervising workers and provide an opportunity to explore creative ways of integrating effective interventions with workers in motivating them to grow in skill and work with our most “challenging” clients. The experience of parallel process using Motivational Interviewing in supervision and coaching staff in using the spirit, structure and skills will be illustrated using case presentations and interactive exercises. This course best defined as a worker centered guiding method for enhancing the intrinsic motivation within the worker by helping them to explore their counter transference and while using Motivational Interviewing as a client centered, evidence based model of treatment with clients in ambivalence. ​The Motivational Interviewing Assessment: Supervisory Tools for Enhancing Proficiency (MIA:STEP) package is a collection of tools for mentoring counselors and other clinicians in the use of MI skills during clinical assessments. During the NIDA clinical trials research the MI assessment protocol improved both client attendance and retention during the first four weeks of outpatient care. The researchers also discovered that the development and maintenance of MI skills was a challenge for the counselors engaged in the study. Participating in workshop training was not sufficient preparation. Ongoing feedback and mentoring were needed in order for most counselors to use MI skillfully. This package of products is meant to be used in the context of clinical supervision or mentoring. Use of these tools can help enhance both counselor MI skills and the quality and nature of the mentoring process. It’s a win-win for clients and agency staff alike.
Instructor: Stephen Andrew, LCSW, LADC, CCS, CGP
CE Credits: 12 Clinical

PDS19303 From the Bottom Up

May 28, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$90

Providers of substance abuse treatment recognize that most clients have trauma histories that complicate treatment and compromise recovery. Kaiser Permanente’s Adverse Childhood Experiences study has clearly established the link between traumatic childhood experiences and the risk of developing addictions. The reality is that we can no longer just treat the substance use disorder; the underlying trauma must also be addressed. Leading trauma experts have demonstrated that unresolved trauma is often stored in the body and interventions designed to primarily target cognitions are ineffective for individuals with complex trauma histories. Treatment programs are now seeking to adopt interventions that also treat the emotional and physical manifestations of trauma to improve recovery outcomes for their clients. This workshop will present a trauma-informed model of addiction treatment that combines sound addiction treatment protocols, poly vagal theory, emotional regulation skills training and body-based interventions. It will offer experiential exercises for participants to practice emotional regulation and body based interventions they can use in group and individual treatment.
Instructor:Debra Ruisard, DSW, LCSW
CE Credits: 6 clinical

June 2020

PDS7907 Participatory Cinema: Non-Substance Related Disorders (Tag)

June 3, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$90

Movies have long been utilized to highlight varied areas in the field of psychiatry including the role of the psychiatrist, issues in medical ethics, and the stigma toward people with mental illness. At Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, comprehensive curricula have been created utilizing films as fictional case accounts of mental disorders. At the Center of Alcohol Studies, facilitated discussion of a selected film is achieved via social media as well as traditional PowerPoint didactic. Each seminar will show a feature-length film with a live Twitter feed on the screen that will transform the movie into an educational didactic.
What does it take for a person to play a life-long game of tag? Can the answer to this question lie in the Non-Substance Related Disorders chapter of the DSM-5? We’ll review each of these disorders and discuss their similarities and differences when compared to the Substance Use Disorders.
Instructor: Anthony Tobia, MD
CE Credits: 6 Clinical

PDS9105: 21st Century Drugs: Modern Drugs and Micro / Macro Strategies

June 4, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

This cutting-edge, clinical presentation covers the 21st century drugs: synthetic cannaboids (K2, spice, space), bath salts, Adderall, buprenorphine, and oxycodone. Whether you are a therapist who specializes in addiction or not, there is an excellent chance your clients have been affected by these substances. Participants will be taught the side effects, withdrawal symptoms, street names, costs, common places these chemicals are bought, legal issues around them, and strategies you can use to treat your clients. I will also discuss programs and policies that have (and can) helped address these substances on the macro level. This workshop does not qualify for NBCC clock hours.

Instructor: Frank Greenagel, MPAP, LCSW, LCADC, CASAC, ICADC, ACSW, CJC, CCS

Fee: $90.00

CE Credits: 6

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PDS9105: 21st Century Drugs: Modern Drugs and Micro / Macro Strategies

June 4, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$200

This cutting-edge, clinical presentation covers the 21st century drugs: synthetic cannaboids (K2, spice, space), bath salts, Adderall, buprenorphine, and oxycodone. Whether you are a therapist who specializes in addiction or not, there is an excellent chance your clients have been affected by these substances. Participants will be taught the side effects, withdrawal symptoms, street names, costs, common places these chemicals are bought, legal issues around them, and strategies you can use to treat your clients. I will also discuss programs and policies that have (and can) helped address these substances on the macro level. This workshop does not qualify for NBCC clock hours.
Instructor: Frank Greenagel, MPAP, LCSW, LCADC, CASAC, ICADC, ACSW, CJC, CCS
CE Credits: 6

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