C4 is offering a series of ongoing webinars where you will learn best practices and hone your skills in the behavioral health field. You may watch our webinars free of charge. If you need to obtain continuing education credits you may do so using C4 Learning, C4’s new online learning platform. Please visit this page for CE information.

 

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Sexual Addiction and Emotional Sobriety: The Intersection of Positive Psychology, Somatic Experiencing and Attachment

 


Time:          April 24, 2020 @ 12 PM EST – 1 PM EST

 

Ending the compulsive sex is just the beginning. In order for those in recovery from sex addiction to move from sexual sobriety to emotional sobriety, they need to acquire and practice regulation skills and to live recovery in moderation. This workshop focuses on the skills and tools available from Positive Psychology, Somatic Experiencing as well as Attachment Theory. Learning to self-regulate, establishing mutual regulation, building somatic awareness to identify dysregulation vs. regulation are all essential ingredients toward emotional sobriety. As a result, meaningful and secure attachments become more possible acting as a catalyst for sustainable sexual sobriety.

 

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Andrew Susskind, LCSW, SEP, CGP

Andrew Susskind is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Brainspotting Practitioner and Certified Group Psychotherapist based in Los Angeles since 1992. In addition to maintaining a general practice, he specializes in trauma and addictions. Andrew completed his graduate work at UCLA in 1991 and has enjoyed mentoring associates since 1997. His recent book, It’s Not About the Sex: Moving from Isolation to Intimacy after Sexual Addiction was released by Central Recovery Press in June 2019.

 

CE Information

CE credits can be obtained for this webinar. The course will be posted on C4 Learning within 24 hours of the live event at a cost of $10. The live event will always be free, however to access the post-webinar test and print a CE certificate the course fee must be paid.

 

Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors

This course has been approved by C4 Recovery Solutions, as a NAADAC Approved Educational Provider, for 1 CEs. NAADAC Provider #167963, C4 Recovery Solutions is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Counselor Skills Groups: 4.

NAADAC covers all states except: CA, IL, OH, PA.

HI: No CE requirements.

The following state boards accept courses from NAADAC providers for Counselors: AR, AZ, CO, DE, GA, IN, KS, MD, ME, NE, NC, NM, ND, NJ, NV, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WY

AL / Counselors: Activities not providing NBCC approval may be approved by the Board for individual licensees upon receipt of acceptable documentation prior to the activity. Please send course details to your licensing board for approval BEFORE the event. No approvals afterward by the board.

The following state boards accept courses from NAADAC providers for MFTs: AR, AZ, DE, IN, KS, LA, MD, NC, NE, NJ, NM, NV, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WY

MA / MFTs: Participants can self-submit courses not approved by the MAMFT board for review.

The following state boards accept courses from NAADAC providers for Social Workers: AR, AZ, CO, DE, GA, ID, IN, KY, ME, MN, ND, NE, NM, OR, VT, WI, WY

CA Consortium of Addictions Programs and Professionals (CCAPP)

Provider approved by CCAPP-EI, Provider Number OS-15-522-0221 for 1 CEHs.

 

 

Food for Recovery: Exploring “Diet Culture” Messaging and How It Interferes with Physical Healing and Sobriety

 


Time:          May 13, 2020 @ 1 PM EST – 2 PM EST

 

It is almost impossible to make it through a day without seeing messages such as: “eat this for better health”, “avoid these unclean foods”, “remove toxins with this cleanse”; these messages are tempting when a person feels physical/emotional pain, discomfort and/or a focus on “health” may not have been a priority in the past. All of which are often true for those who have, or are currently struggling, with substance use disorder. This presentation will review key malnutrition and gut concerns that require immediate attention along with reviewing why it is so important to avoid FAD diets or extreme food/fueling behaviors. Nutrition education and monitoring are critical to ensure that clients can regain recognition of the body’s natural cues, and the ability to understand balanced food choices to best support short- and long-term recovery.

 

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Megan A. Kniskern MS, RD, LD/N, CEDRD-S

Megan is the owner of MAK Nutrition Services, LLC, the consulting Nutrition Director for ViaMar Health in West Palm Beach, Florida and a Lecturer at Arizona State University; teaching graduate and undergraduate nutrition and leadership courses. Megan is a Certified Eating Disorder Dietitian and Approved Supervisor through the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp). She is the current Past Chair for the Behavioral Health Nutrition DPG through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Phoenix Ambassador of the International Federation of Eating Disorder Dietitians. Megan’s strengths are working with complex eating disorder clients, providing RDs supervision in the areas of eating disorders, substance use disorders and mental health, along with speaking and presenting all over the country through a non-diet and Health at Every Size lens, with the ultimate goal of helping improve our relationship to our bodies and to food.

 

Breaking the Cycle: First Responders, Trauma, and Substance Use

 


Time:          June 17, 2020 @ 1 PM EST – 2 PM EST

 

The hazards of the first responder’s job include exposure to trauma resulting in mental health issues such as PTSD, as well as substance use disorders (SUD). First responder wellness can also have implications for patients, crews, families, and the community at large. Therefore, it is a social problem. This presenter will explore the realities of trauma exposure among first responders, the challenges of accepting treatment, and the concurrent treatment of co-occurring trauma, mental health, and SUDs. This presenter will share research that was inspired by her work with the Palm Beach County Firefighters Union, where she witnessed firsthand the impact of on the job trauma exposure on firefighters and gained a unique perspective of the first responder culture. She will describe protocols that are used to mitigate the negative outcomes of trauma and that emphasize protocols that promote growth from trauma and the development of greater resilience in first responders.

 

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Anna Lisa De Lima, PhD, LHMC, NCC

Anna Lisa De Lima, PhD, LHMC, NCC is a Primary Counselor at Hanley Center at Origins in West Palm Beach, FL where she works with clients who are struggling with substance use disorders, co-occurring with mental health issues and trauma. Anna Lisa is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida as well as a National Certified Counselor (NCC). Anna Lisa is currently completing her PH.D in Counselor Education and Supervision and her dissertation work is focused on the first responder population. She was inspired to begin her research while working for the Palm Beach County Firefighters Union, where she witnessed firsthand the impact of on the job trauma exposure on firefighters. Her dissertation work emphasizes the protocols that promote growth from trauma and the development of greater resilience in first responders. In her work as a clinician, Anna Lisa utilizes a variety of evidenced based protocols in the treatment of mental health disorders, SUDs, and trauma. Anna Lisa has worked with first responders from a variety of backgrounds and specialties in her work as a clinician. Having worked closely with first responders in a variety of roles, and through her years of research on this population, Anna Lisa is well-versed in the unique concerns that this population faces. Anna Lisa has presented extensively on this topic at conferences for first responders and clinicians. Additionally, she has provided training and education for multiple first responder departments and agencies.

 

CE Information

CE credits can be obtained for this webinar. The course will be posted on C4 Learning within 24 hours of the live event at a cost of $10. The live event will always be free, however to access the post-webinar test and print a CE certificate the course fee must be paid.

 

Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors

This course has been approved by C4 Recovery Solutions, as a NAADAC Approved Educational Provider, for 1 CEs. NAADAC Provider #167963, C4 Recovery Solutions is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Counselor Skills Groups: 1, 2, 3, 4.

NAADAC covers all states except: CA, IL, OH, PA.

HI: No CE requirements.

The following state boards accept courses from NAADAC providers for Counselors: AR, AZ, CO, DE, GA, IN, KS, MD, ME, NE, NC, NM, ND, NJ, NV, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WY

AL / Counselors: Activities not providing NBCC approval may be approved by the Board for individual licensees upon receipt of acceptable documentation prior to the activity. Please send course details to your licensing board for approval BEFORE the event. No approvals afterward by the board.

The following state boards accept courses from NAADAC providers for MFTs: AR, AZ, DE, IN, KS, LA, MD, NC, NE, NJ, NM, NV, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WY

MA / MFTs: Participants can self-submit courses not approved by the MAMFT board for review.

The following state boards accept courses from NAADAC providers for Social Workers: AR, AZ, CO, DE, GA, ID, IN, KY, ME, MN, ND, NE, NM, OR, VT, WI, WY

CA Consortium of Addictions Programs and Professionals (CCAPP)

Provider approved by CCAPP-EI, Provider Number OS-15-522-0221 for 1 CEHs.

 

 

Insurance Client Advocacy: Utilization Review Skills & Strategies

 


Time:          July 15, 2020 @ 1 PM EST – 2 PM EST

 

Many providers are unfamiliar with the policies and procedures at insurance companies, as well as the regulations that impact Utilization Review proceedings, and this leaves clinicians at a distinct disadvantage when advocating for insurance authorization. When treatment ends abruptly due to premature authorization request denials, clients are left without appropriate mental healthcare, contributing to diminished treatment gains and symptom relapse. This engaging presentation provides critical guidance about improving utilization review outcomes in an ethically- and legally-sound manner. In this session, attendees will learn about medical necessity, important laws and standards of care that affect clinical documentation and managed care processes, and easy-to-integrate strategies to better advocate for clients with their insurance companies. As a result of implementing the methods Elizabeth presents, providers report an improvement in the length of treatment authorizations by 15% to 20%, as well as improvements in overall clinical documentation quality and auditing outcomes.

 

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Elizabeth Irias, MS, LMFT

Elizabeth Irias, MS, LMFT is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with specializations in Utilization Review and Quality Assurance, and also the founder of Clearly Clinical, an online behavioral health Continuing Education program. As a consultant and trainer, Beth works closely with clinical teams across the country to improve their quality of care, documentation practices, and utilization review outcomes using her copyrighted methods. She is an adjunct faculty member at Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA, in the graduate psychology department, and she regularly presents at conferences and seminars throughout the US. She also operates a private practice in Westlake Village, CA, where she provides therapy to adolescent/young adult clients, members of the LGBT population, and those with addictive disorders.

 

Trauma Informed Supervision

 


Time:          August 12, 2020 @ 1 PM EST – 2 PM EST

 

Becoming trauma informed to meet the needs of clients is a goal for most organizations, however do we apply the same trauma informed principles to meet the needs of our staff? Do our HR policies reflect ethical standards for termination and selfcare? Trauma informed supervision acknowledges both primary and secondary trauma that care providers experience. This presentation will explore applying trauma informed care principles and tenets to create a safe environment for staff that requires rethinking standard HR practices, assessing staff’s trauma experiences, self-care practices, and an organization’s role in service provision through integrated supervision. Attendees will learn tools for understanding their organizations current supervision needs and develop actionable plans for enhancing their organizations health and wellness through trauma informed care frameworks.

 

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Jonathan De Carlo, CAC III

Jonathan P. De Carlo, CAC III is a Certified Addiction Counselor (Level III), with experience in addiction/recovery and mental health care since 1995, currently serving as the CEO of C4 Consulting, Inc., a subsidiary of C4 Recovery Foundation. He is co-owner and Director of Operations of Recovery 360°, providing psychosocial rehabilitation, individual, group, marriage, and family therapy, and organizational development and consultation services. Jonathan currently serves as a board president of the Colorado Association of Addiction Professionals (CAAP) and serves on the board of directors of the Stout Street Foundation. Additionally, he is a certified Helping Men Recover Consultant & Trainer with Griffin Recovery Enterprises, specializing in Men’s Integrated Treatment and Trauma Informed Care. He has extensive experience working with individuals, couples, and families during early recovery from addiction and mental health issues and seeks to help people find therapeutic solutions utilizing a wide array of modalities and approaches.

Jonathan has developed care programs for inpatient and outpatient practices. Jonathan’s current passion is in assisting organizations develop sustainable growth and wellness through the principles of Values-Based Care, Trauma Informed Care, & Measurement-Based Care practices. His specific training includes Attachment Theory, Gender Informed and Gender Responsive Trauma Care, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectal Behavior Therapy, Harm Reduction Models, Motivational Interviewing and Motivational Enhancement models, Rational Emotive Therapy, and Somatic Experience Therapy. His diverse experience in an array of care settings has provided experience, insight, and understanding that translates into client centered care informed by practical, evidenced based solutions.

 

Mary Woods,MSHS, BC-RN, LADAC

Mary Ryan Woods, MSHS, BC-RN, LADAC, is a Licensed Registered Nurse & a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor & has a Master’s Degree in Human Services; she has 40 years’ experience in substance abuse services and community mental health programs.

Mary is co-founder of WestBridge, a non-profit organization that provides private community based and residential treatment for individuals and families who experience co-occurring psychotic and/or affective illness and substance use disorders. She served as CEO from its inception until she retired in 2018. Mary is currently consulting with organizations to provide program development, education and supervision. She was President-Elect for NAADAC from 2002-2004, President of NAADAC from 2004-2006 and was Past President of NAADAC from 2006-2010. She is currently the Chairperson of the Awards Committee.

Mary has conducted extensive workshops and trainings with primary focus in; Motivational Interviewing; Stages of Change Theory; Integrating treatment of Co-occurring Disorders, Interviewing and Attending Skills, Co-Occurring Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorder, Developing Evidenced Based Services as well as many other subjects.

Mary has lectured to community organizations and associations to increase community awareness of alcohol and substance abuse issues and dual disorders treatment. Mary contributed to the development of the Integrated Dual Disorders Treatment Practitioners and Clinical Supervisors Workbook and Practice Demonstration Video. Mary has taught at the University of New Hampshire in the Social Work Department.

 

Forgiveness: Letting Go of Resentment Towards Others, Self, and Circumstances

 


Time:          September 2, 2020 @ 1 PM EST – 2 PM EST

 

After completing this webinar, attendees will be able to describe how resentment negatively affects us mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and physically. They will be able to identify eight distorted beliefs about letting go of resentment and restructure them into healthier thoughts that help them let go. Attendees will be able to teach at least four letting go of resentment techniques to others. They will also be able to define self-compassion and teach others why self-compassion is important in reducing shame and forgiving self. They will also be able to explain techniques to help others become more self-compassionate. Attendees will be able to teach others about state anger and the sympathetic nervous system. They will be able to describe at least ten techniques to decrease state anger. Attendees will be able to explain why forgiveness is important to the healing of both a victim and the perpetrator.

 

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Kristin Cuthriell, MEd, MSW, LCSW

Kristin Barton Cuthriell, MEd, MSW, LCSW has been practicing clinical social work for 13 years. She has worked in an inpatient psychiatric hospital on both an emotional recovery and detoxification unit and worked in an intensive outpatient addiction day treatment program. Kristin has also worked as a psychotherapist for a community mental health center and for a nonprofit organization and been in private practice for 9 years. After earning two master’s degrees, Kristin has spent years researching evidenced based practices to help individuals struggling with depression and addictive disorders and published her book, The Snowball Effect: How to Build Positive Momentum in Your Life. Since publishing the book that was purchased by Yale University for student therapists to read, Kristin has educated her patients, other mental health professionals, and the public about her approach which integrates positive psychology, cognitive behavioral therapy, and neuroscience. She has been both the attendee and facilitator in many workshops. Kristin has written articles for The Huffington Post, Richmond Magazine, Tidewater Women Magazine, as well as written a chapter in the book, The Success Chronicles. She has been an expert on SiriusXM Doctor Radio and the quoted expert on Fox News Magazine. Kristin has been a guest on One Hour at a Time (Voice America) and well as over a dozen other radio and television programs.