The New England ATTC, in partnership with The Substance Use and Mental Health Leadership Council of Rhode Island is hosting this training on 3/28/23 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm with subject matter expert Brenda Westberry. Our profession leads us to work with clients who have substance use issues, mental health issues, co-occurring disorders, addictions and in many cases suffer from personal tension, stress and anxiety. Our clients are plagued with deficits in tolerating distress or other strong feelings which leads to personal impairment, feelings of being overwhelmed, detachment with treatment motivation, increased pressures for stability, disconnection with relationships and a hesitancy to complete life’s tasks. During this workshop, the participant will explore the process and outcomes of helping clients decrease conflict and manage life’s stressful situations as they improve coping skills and strategies to alleviate conflicts and stress. In addition, attention is given to helping the participant understand their role in handling the clients conflict with a problem-solving oriented approach.