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Engaging African Americans in Substance Use Disorder Treatment Recorded Webinar Series

Publication Date: Jun 08, 2020

Mark SandersMark Sanders, LCSW, CADC, has dedicated his career to improving the quality of substance use disorder treatment for African Americans. In this multi-part recorded webinar series, Mark provides and overview of the issue and offers practical, evidence-based strategies that counselors and other can use to help engage their African American clients in treatment and succeed in recovery. 

The Great Lakes ATTC is pleased to present this recorded webinar series, with the following modules now available for viewing on the Great Lakes Current YouTube Channel

 

Integrating Culturally Competent Practice with Evidence-based Practices in Treating African Americans with Substance Use Disorders

Learn how to integrate culturally competent practice with evidence-based practices in your work with African American clients with substance use disorders. In this recorded webinar, Mark Sanders describes several evidence-based practices that demonstrate integration with culturally competent practice with African Americans, including:

 

  • Use of motivational incentives
  • 12-step facilitation
  • Feedback-informed treatment

View the recorded webinar: Integrating Culturally-Competent Practice with Evidence-Based Practices in Treating African Americans with Substance Use Disorders 

 

Multiple Pathways of Recovery for African Americans

The recovery journey for an African Americans with a substance use disorder may begin in a faith community, rather than a formal treatment setting. In this recorded webinar, Mark Sanders provides an overview of the multiple pathways of recovery for African American, and will present strategies for helping  African American clients select a pathway that works for them. 

View the recorded webinar: Multiple Pathways of Recovery for African Americans

 

Effective Cross-Cultural Counseling with African Americans with Substance Use Disorders

Learn strategies that will help you work more effectively with African Americans with substance use disorders in the cross-cultural counseling relationship. Topics covered include:

  • Characteristics of culturally competent counselors
  • Dealing with micro-aggressions,micro-insults, and micro-invalidations
  • Building rapport through discussions of intersectionality
  • Overcoming barriers to mistrust 

View the recorded webinar:
Effective Cross-Cultural Counseling with African Americans with Substance Use Disorders 

 

Additional recordings in the series will include:

"The Healing Forest: The Entire African American Community as the Recovery Center"

"Partners in Recovery: Addictions Counselors and Recovery Coaches Working Together"

"Trauma-Informed Care with African Americans with Substance Use Disorders"
 
"African American Children and Adolescents: Substance Use Disorders Protective Factors and Counseling"

All recorded webinars in the series will be available for viewing on the Great Lakes Current, our YouTube channel, by August 2020. The webinar series also be offered later this year as an online, self-paced course in HealtheKnowledge, the ATTC Network's online learning portal.