The Use of Self-Help Groups in Work with Addicts
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October 24, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Part of the Working With Addictions Series
The Use of Self-Help Groups in Work with Addicts.
Saturday, October 24, 2015 | 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
Addiction clinicians generally agree that self-help groups can be an important component of treatment. It is essential, however, that the therapist considers how and when to discuss this with each patient. This event is for clinicians who want to discuss how to incorporate self-help groups in treatment and how to address the patient’s resistances to this intervention.
- The participant will be able to identify when a patient is indirectly expressing a need which is not being satisfied in therapy.
- The participant will be able to identify the benefits of options available for meeting the patient’s needs.
- The participant will be able to judge how to introduce, or correctly respond to, the introduction and possible encouragement of involvement with self-help programs, and alternative practices such as Yoga, Meditation, Acupuncture etc. as an adjunct to therapy.
Sherry Ceridan, Psya.D. is an adjunct faculty member at BGSP and former outpatient director of a substance abuse agency. She has over 30 years working in the addictions field and has a private practice in Brookline, MA.
Russell Lowe, Psya.D. has over 40 years working in the addictions field. He is in private practice in Brookline and Mashpee, MA.
Per Event: $20 in Advance $25 at the Door 2 CE Credits/Clock Hours Per Event
$50 for Entire Series in Advance
For those interested in learning more about advancing their career in addiction counseling, the School is holding an open house after the event at 12:30 pm.