C4 is offering a series of ongoing webinars where you will learn best practices and hone your skills in the behavioral health field. We are hosting our webinars free of charge. Currently, there are no continuing education credits available.
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Gender Responsive Treatment Approaches for Adult Women Throughout the Continuum of Care
Time: June 19, 2019 @ 1 PM EST
This webinar presents a framework for a gender responsive treatment approach for adult women with substance use disorders. A significant percentage of women presenting for substance use treatment often report a history of trauma as well as difficulty in developing and maintaining meaningful, healthy and sustaining relationships. Shame and fear of severe consequences may result in the denial or minimization of the existence of a problem. This in addition to society’s stereotypes of women, often result in women remaining stuck in their substance use longer. These experiences further reinforce the importance of providing gender responsive and trauma informed treatment approaches. We will discuss specific treatment needs of women across the various levels of care while also describing specific clinical interventions to facilitate women’s substance use treatment.
Mary Anne Roy, PsyD, CCS
Dr. Roy is a licensed psychologist and certified clinical supervisor and received her doctorate in psychology at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. Her 15-year career in the mental health and addiction field has provided her with the experience and expertise to oversee Crossroads’ outpatient and residential clinical practices at the agency’s four sites. Dr. Roy often presents on the topic of gender responsive addiction treatment for women either as a panelist or at various state and national conferences.
Emerging Digital Health Technologies and Continuing Care
Time: July 24, 2019 @ 1 PM EST
Many patients, perhaps the majority, do not engage in standard continuing care although it may be available for them. This creates a strong case for the importance of new continuing care models that can supplement, and in some cases replace, the traditional clinical-based approach. Emerging digital health technologies (DHT’s) show promise for helping both to refine therapies for the client’s individual needs while providing support in settings beyond the clinic. This webinar is designed for treatment personnel who want to consider offering continuing care and support services via the Internet for individual, group, family or alumni completing initial recovery programs. Participants will be introduced to basic ethical practices that will enable them to introduce and implement secure Internet technology into the clinical setting and ongoing care plan.
Arthur Trotzky, PhD, DCC
Dr Arthur Trotzky, a pioneer in online therapy and an internationally known addiction treatment specialist was a senior therapist at the Kibbutz Child and Family Clinic for 27 years and Clinical Director of Israel’s first 12-step rehabilitation centers. website: www.onlinegrouptherapy.com
Medical Cannabis and Addiction Medicine Practice Consequences
Time: August 21, 2019 @ 3 PM EST
The prevalence of cannabis use for purported medical indications increases in stated that adopt medical marijuana laws. A firm understanding of the association between cannabis use and substance use disorder treatment management is critical to the modern practice of addiction medicine. This lunchtime luncheon didactic will review the literatures related to cannabis use and other substance use disorders. A discussion addressing modern addiction medicine practices and implications for patients who use cannabis will be provided. The bulk of the workshop will then introduce several practical clinical approaches that addiction medicine clinicians can use when providing medical care to patients who use cannabis, including those who have been issued cards authorizing the possession and use of cannabis for purported medical indications. The session will conclude by introducing a motivational interviewing technique that can be used to evoke a patients’ own motivation and commitment to change their cannabis use.
Brian Hurley, MD, MBA, DFASAM
Brian Hurley, MD, MBA, DFASAM is an addition psychiatrist and the Director of Addiction Medicine at the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services. Brian is currently the Treasurer of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM).
Why Your Client With Substance Use Disorder Won’t Stay Sober Until the Eating Disorder is Treated
Time: September 18, 2019 @ 12 PM EST
The high co-morbidity rate between substance use disorders and eating disorders is well known; yet clients in substance abuse treatment centers who have eating disorders are largely unable to benefit from programming due to malnourished brains, and/or obsessions and compulsions surrounding food, weight, exercise or health. Listen to an eating disorder expert and exposure therapist discuss how treating the eating disorder during SUD treatment, with the support of a physician and registered dietician, will be the best relapse-prevention tool any facility can provide to its clients.
Andrea Kulberg, PhD, CEDS
Dr. Kulberg is a licensed clinical psychologist with 20 years of experience in the treatment of eating disorders and anxiety disorders. She has been employed in various hospital, residential and outpatient settings, including Eating Recovery Center of Denver’s Child & Adolescent Eating Disorders Program. She is currently the Clinical Director of Adolescent Programs at Mission Harbor Behavioral Health in Santa Barbara, a partial hospital and intensive outpatient center for the treatment of substance use disorders and other mental health problems. Due to her background in clinical neuropsychology, Dr. Kulberg brings an understanding of brain-behavior relationships to her work, and is able to treat complex cases wherein patients may have developmental challenges or acquired neurological problems. After her initial training in San Diego at Alliant International University, Dr. Kulberg taught psychology at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Brainspotting and Sexual Addiction: Restoring the Wisdom of the Nervous System
Time: October 16, 2019 @ 12 PM EST
In this webinar, attendees will learn effective strategies for helping clients build somatic awareness and in turn strengthen their sexual sobriety. Sex addiction thrives on isolation, shame and secrecy, and to diminish the stigma, this presentation explores some of the latest approaches the mental health field has to offer such as Brainspotting and Somatic Experiencing. This presentation focuses on both the lingering challenges and infinite opportunities available to clients in recovery from problematic sexual behaviors.
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.