Working with Veterans: Comorbidity of PTSD & Substance Use

Veteran PTSD

Saturday, March 13th, 2021

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

Cost: $47

Live & Interactive Webinar!

Presentation Slides PDF Included!

Provides for SUDV/EBT/PSY 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

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The unique lifestyle elements and challenges of military service make both active-duty and veteran service members a distinct culture unto themselves. It is critical to consider the impact of military experience on the relationship between Substance Use and PTSD in veterans as well as its impact on best practices for the prevention and treatment of substance use disorders. In this webinar, we will discuss how to identify the disorders, ask and answer the question which do you treat first, and explore evidence-based interventions and treatment methodologies for working with veterans with SUD & PTSD co-morbid diagnoses.

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

Critic VA Research on Substance Disorder in Veterans to better gain a solid  understanding of PTSD

Define the core concepts of the Co-Morbidity of PTSD and SUD in Veterans

Analyze the link between PTSD and addiction

Implement Effective Psychotherapies – DBT, Prolonged Exposure (PE), Cognitive   Processing Therapy (CPT), Eye Movement Desensitization &   Reprocessing   (EMDR), and COPE for PTSD combined with SUD

Apply the DBT Behavior Chain analysis & other DBT Skills in case study

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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