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Effectively and Ethically Treating Persons with Dual Disorders (Austin, TX)

Replenishing Practitioner Hope: Effectively and Ethically Treating Persons with Dual Disorders: Mental Illnesses and Substance Use"

Fee: $75; $90 after 7/26

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm CST

If we take an honest inventory, most practitioners in the related treatment fields of substance use disorders, mental health, and dual disorders will admit having experienced frustration around ethical dilemmas, and a sense of ineffectiveness when trying to assist clients with severe mental illnesses and substance use problems. This workshop will help clinicians reframe what we do and why we do it, shoring up our boundaries and replenishing our own hope for the eventual successful dual recovery of even our most challenged clients. Experience a renewed sense of freedom to ethically assist others without taking on the responsibility of working their recovery programs for them. Come prepared to informally share and problem-solve, as a group, baffling dual disorder scenarios from your practice. Lastly, refresh your language and conceptualization of substance use disorders utilizing the DSM-5 terminology and ideology (APA, 2013).

Participants will be able to:

  • Detect and ethically treat the symptoms of persons with dual and multiple disorders
  • Feel more empathy for consumers who have dual and multiple disorders, allowing them greater “self-determination”
  • Apply treatment techniques they learn from the instructor and from other practitioners with this population
  • Exercise better self-care and boundaries with their own clients and thus better protect themselves from burnout

CEUs: 3.0 ethics CEUs / 3.0 contact hours. Approved for Social Workers • LPC • LMFT • LCDC/TAAP - R

Starts: Aug. 2, 2019 1:00 pm
Ends: Aug. 2, 2019 4:00 pm
Registration Deadline
August 2, 2019
Event Type
Face-to-Face Training
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