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Engaging African Americans in Substance Use Disorder Treatment

11:00am - February 5, 2020
Great Lakes ATTC
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Contact us at maureen.fitzgerald@wisc.edu

Early termination from substance use disorder treatment is greater among African Americans seeking recovery than the general population. In this webinar, you will learn strategies to engage African-American clients in SUD treatment. Topics covered include: 
 

  • Overcoming barriers to mistrust
  • Engaging clients within the first 10 minute of contact; 
  • Creating a welcoming environment 
  • Increasing treatment retention and completion
  • Addressing intersectionality and microaggressions 
  • Effective cross-cultural counseling 

Mark SandersPresenter Mark Sanders, LCSW, CADC, is the author of five books focused on behavioral health. Recent writings include Slipping through the Cracks: Intervention Strategies for Clients with Multiple Addictions and Disorders, Recovery Management, and Relationship Detox: Helping Clients Develop Healthy Relationships in Recovery. He has had two stories published in the New York Times best-selling books series, Chicken Soup for the Soul. His numerous awards include a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Illinois Addiction Counselor Certification Board.

His 30-year career in behavioral health includes teaching at the University of Chicago, Illinois State University, Illinois School of Professional Psychology, and Loyola University of Chicago, School of Social Work. Mark also created and curates the Online Museum of African American Addictions, Treatment, and Recovery.