Elderly Addiction: Identifying & Providing Effective Intervention for Substance Misuse in Older Adults

Saturday, April 2nd, 2022

9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EST

Cost: $47

Live & Interactive Webinar!

Includes Training Presentation PDF!

Provides for SUDV Training.

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

NCASPPB Approved for up to 3 hours of continuing education

NBCC ACEP # 7091, CE Training Workshops has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP #7091. Programs that do not qualify are clearly identified. CE Training Workshops is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. CE Training Workshops designates this continuing education activity for 3 continuing education hours.

CE Training Workshops is officially on file with NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC) as an Approved Education Provider #211428. CE Training Workshops is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. This course will provide for 3 CE hours.

CE Training Workshops LLC, #1770, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers.  State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. CE Training Workshops LLC maintains responsibility for this course.  ACE provider approval period: 08/02/2021 – 08/02/2022.   Social workers completing this course receive 3 continuing education credits.

Elderly is defined as being past middle age, and it is generally accepted to mean at or over the age of 65. Substance abuse and dependency rates among the elderly population may be higher than statistics show, as it can be sometimes difficult to diagnose or recognize in this population.

In this course, we will identify myths and realities of Alcohol, Medications, and Mental Conditions which make up the mix of an ‘invisible problem’; discuss common medical diagnoses in older adults and preventing medication and alcohol misuse; talk review, and collaboratively discuss intervention and treatment for alcohol and other substances; and how to address comorbid mental health conditions to help our clients maintain a healthy outlook on life.

Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to:

Define the core concepts of Use, Misuse, and Dependence – Is there a difference?

Critic the biopsychosocial elements of substance use in the elderly

Determine the impact of drug use among older adults: physical and mental

Provide Effective Interventions in working with this population

Identify Legal and Ethical Issues

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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