- June 18th, 2020 - "SATTC Good Grief: Helping Clients with Substance Use Disorders Cope with Loss" (PDF). This training is designed for healthcare professionals to include licensed and paraprofessionals in the mental health and co-occurring disorders fields. A brief overview of dealing with loss that can be debilitating and increase the risk of relapse. This presentation will prepare you to help clients with substance use disorders cope with the wide range of losses they experience.
· Be aware of the wide range of losses clients with substance use disorders experience
· Help clients address traumatic stress symptoms caused by catastrophic crisis prior to relapse.
· Be aware of grief counseling strategies with a special emphasis on how to work with clients with substance use disorders experiencing grief in the counseling relationship.
· Be aware of 15 strategies for helping clients cope with the loss
Mark Sanders, LCSW, CADC, is an international speaker, trainer, and consultant in the behavioral health field whose work has reached thousands throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, the Caribbean, and British Islands. Mark has been a certified addictions counselor for 34 years. Mark is co-founder of Serenity Academy of Chicago, the only recovery high school in Illinois. He is past president of the board of the Illinois Chapter of NAADAC. He has had a 30-year career as a university educator having taught at the University of Chicago, Illinois State University, Illinois School of Professional Psychology, and Loyola University of Chicago, School of Social Work.