Part 2: Understanding Addiction & Treatment – Socially, Ethically, & Emotionally

Saturday, April 15th, 2021

1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Cost: $47

Live & Interactive Webinar!

Presentation Slides Included!

NCASPPB Approved for 3 Hours of SS (EBT)(PSY)

NAADAC Approved as Provider #211428

NBCC Approved Provider #7091

Target Audience: Psychologists, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialists, Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselors, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists

Course Level: All Levels

Our understanding of substance use disorder has advanced significantly over the last 3 decades in part due to major progress in genetics and neuroscience research and to the development of new technologies. These advances have illuminated the neurobiological processes through which biological and sociocultural factors contribute to resilience against or vulnerability to drug use and addiction. Substance use disorders are associated with a wide range of short- and long-term health effects. And, of course, long-term use combined with sociocultural factors can develop as psychopathologies such as depression, anxiety, panic disorders, and suicidal behavior. In this course, we will review the neurobiology of addiction, three models of addiction, and evidence-based treatments in working with substance use clients who can also have a dual-diagnosis.

Learning Objectives:

Provide an overview of major substances of use – stimulants, depressants, and other categories.

Discuss the Role of the Central Nervous System in the addictive processes.

Review and discuss the Models of Addiction – Disease, Moral, Psycho-Dynamic, Social, etc.

Examine Evidence-Based Treatment Methodologies used in working with Substance Use Clients.

Implement and Practice Techniques frequently used through case studies & breakout sessions.

Meet Your Facilitator

This series is led by Shannon McCabe, MA, LCAS, CCS, CCJP, CPS who is a multi-discipline masters level professional. Shannon is a Durham native. Her undergraduate degrees are in sociology and criminal justice. Shannon also has her MA in Forensic Psychology as well as a graduate certificate in Substance Abuse Counseling.  She started her career in education and worked for many years with gang-involved youth. Shannon also provides Clinical Supervision for aspiring Alcohol & Addiction Counselors and Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialists.

After transitioning from education to full-time mental health, Shannon spent many years working with adolescents and adults struggling with severe and persistent mental illness, and/or substance use disorder, and chronic homelessness. Shannon offers over 20 years of experience working with these vulnerable populations. Shannon also believes in and strongly supports harm reduction initiatives as well as being an ally in the fight to ensure that our most vulnerable populations are treated with dignity and respect in their journey in recovery.

In her spare time, Shannon rehabilitates wildlife and believes strongly in the healing impact of animals in the therapeutic setting.


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