Working with persons from diverse backgrounds in any discipline requires that professionals engage in a culturally responsive manner that can enhance the clinical processes used to provide individualized treatment and health care. This interactive 2-part webinar (90 minutes each) will present on the importance of acknowledging our own values & beliefs, how bias and microaggressions can impact persons of marginalized communities, the influence of consumer culture on engagement and recovery process, and culturally informed approaches to enhance collaboration and increase the likelihood of successful outcomes.
Goal: To enhance practitioner effectiveness with diverse populations by increasing cultural awareness and competency skills set.
Cultural Competency: A Modality for Practice
Recorded LIve: June 15, 2018
Describe how cultural filters can impact on perception of client motivation and behavior.
Identify how bias attitudes lead to micro aggressions and its potential impact on consumers of diverse backgrounds.
List strategies to identify and address implicit bias and increase provider efficacy.
Crystal methamphetamine use has increased among MSM of Color in New York City in the past few years. This webinar will introduce participants to crystal methamphetamine use among MSM. It will describe crystal meth, reasons why MSM of Color are using it, the effect of crystal meth on HIV, routes of administration, pharmacology, and treatment options. Crystal methamphetamine use has increased among MSM of Color in New York City in the past few years. This webinar will introduce participants to crystal methamphetamine use among MSM. It will describe crystal meth, reasons why MSM of Color are using it, the effect of crystal meth on HIV, routes of administration, pharmacology, and treatment options.
MSM, Methamphetamines & HIV
Recorded LIve: June 14, 2018
List reasons why MSM of Color are using crystal methamphetamine.
Describe what crystal meth is and look at the perceived benefits and risks of using it.
State some information about neurochemistry as it applies to crystal meth.
Medicated Assisted Treatment:
Enhancing the Potential for Recovery
This two-part webinar will review SUD diagnosis criteria, the impact of SUD on the brain and compulsivity factor, as well as specific signs and symptoms for alcohol and opioid use disorders (AUD, OUD). The content will further explain how medicated assisted treatment (MAT) works, why it’s the most effective treatment for OUD and AUD, and will include points for providers to effectively inform clients on how MAT increases a person’s opportunity for access and sustain recovery.
Medicated Assisted Treatment - Enhancing the Potential for Recovery
Recorded LIve: June 4, 2018
To inform on how medicated assisted treatment works (MAT), and the factors to consider when supporting and communicating its benefits to clients/patients.
The Science and Perspectives
Review current statistics and regional patterns of alcohol and opioid use.
Identify and address misconceptions and stigma to MAT.
Identify ways of how substance use affects neurological processes and resulting in consequent compulsiveness of use.
Review the impact of negative and positive reinforcement on the reward pathway.
Define bi-phasic responses of alcohol consumption.
List behavioral indicators of use and withdrawal from alcohol and opioids.
This two-part webinar will review the Ethics Code for Counselors. Topics include: definitions and foundations of ethics, principles and problem areas, professional responsibility and counselor considerations. Confidentiality will also be reviewed. There will be case studies, discussion, and information on technology and ethics.
Addiction Counselor Ethics
Recorded LIve: June 3, 2018
NAADAC Code of Ethics
Describe ethical principles
Identify specific issues most frequently resulting in misconduct.
Professional boundaries set the parameters of effective and appropriate interaction between professionals and the persons they serve. They protect clients or patients as well as the provider. This course will discuss professionalism and ethics, dual relationships, how to build a safe working environment and maintain professional boundaries that are essential for practice and achieving client goals.
Professional Boundaries for Peer Advocates
Recorded LIve: April 24, 2018
Module 1 - Training Overview and Introductions - Roles & Responsibilities of a Peer Advocate.
Module 2 - Code of Ethical & Professional Conduct.
Define peer advocate responsibilities.
Describe the difference between peer advocates, counselors and sponsors.
List at least 4 categories in the Code of Ethical and Professional Conduct.
Hispanic adolescents in the US tend to grow up with intersecting Latino and American cultures. Addressing maladaptive behavior with Latino youth encourages a culturally informed approach that integrates an ecological understanding of their world and the factors that influences their behavior. Some of these can include substance use disorders, mental health concerns, family dysfunction, adolescent development stages.
Cultural Elements with Hispanic Adolescents -
Recorded LIve: March 23, 2018
Fundamentals of adolescent development and identity formation through a Hispanic and Latino cultural lens.
Explore the developing adolescent influences of two (or more) cultures using an ecological perspective.
Identify Latino adolescent strengths and build resiliency through engagement and effective communication.
Trauma Informed Care: A Training for Treatment Providers
Trauma Informed Care is a practice framework that helps providers to understand and treat clients who have experienced trauma. This webinar will cover definitions of trauma and trauma informed care, explore the impact of trauma on our client populations, look at how trauma impacts on brain development, and address strategies to apply in prevention and treatment.
What is Trauma?
Recorded LIve: March 7, 2018
We explore the personal experience of an event that involves actual or threatened death or serious injury. The person’s response involves intense fear, horror, and helplessness.
Providers understand the scope of trauma, definitions, and impact of trauma on their clients.
Review a large scale study that demonstrated that adverse childhood experiences have a significant impact on future health concerns.
Helps us understand how we evaluate & reflect on our practice to avoid re-traumatizing our clients.
Systems approach; how trauma impacts clients; ensuring safety in all interactions and physical space.
Describe how trauma affects the brain.
List at least 5 symptoms of trauma that a provider might see.
List at least 5 triggers for trauma.
Trainer: Mary McCarty-Arias, M.A., CRC
Program Manager/Senior Trainer