Integrating the Pursuit of Happiness in SUD Treatment
November 3, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm$59
Instructor: Andrew Walsh, MSW, LCSW
Research indicates that up to 60% of the substance use disorder population has experienced at least one two-week depressive episode. Depression is one of the leading causes of relapse in addiction. Additionally, approximately 25% of substance abuse counselors experience burnout. There are many misconceptions about happiness. Research shows three important themes with happiness. Many people are unhappy. They think they know what will make them happy. They are wrong. This course explores the science behind happiness. It identifies fallacies about happiness, what actually makes people happy, and how substance abuse counselors can integrate the intentional pursuit of happiness into their practice as a front-line treatment to reduce depression. Finally, this course will explore how the appropriate pursuit of happiness can reduce the level of burnout among substance abuse counselors.
CE Credits: 3