Deconstructing Substance Use and Wellness from a Sociocultural Perspective

Deconstructing Substance Use and Wellness from a Sociocultural Perspective

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When:  Aug 24, 2021 from 15:00 to 16:00 (ET)
Deconstructing Substance Use and Wellness from a Sociocultural Perspective
with Karla L. Sapp, EdD, LPC-S, LMHC-S, NCC, CCMHC

While substance use and wellness can both be viewed through many lenses, cultural beliefs and influences can influence the development of substance use and wellness strategies over a lifespan. As the population of the United States becomes more diverse, it is imperative that clinicians are able to take into consideration the cultural background of their clients when assessing for and identifying treatment interventions focused on substance use and wellness. The purpose of "Deconstructing Substance Use and Wellness from a Sociocultural Perspective" is to uncover the sociocultural issues that affect the acceptance, retention, and treatment outcomes of clients who have been diagnosed with a substance use disorder as well as provide culturally responsive interventions that can be utilized to ensure the process of recovery from a wellness perspective is established and maintained.

- Participants will be able to identify the four functions that substance abuse serves in society
- Participants will be able to discuss substance abuse and wellness from a cultural context
- Participants will become familiar with the cultural recovery and how it intersects with wellness

About the Presenter:

Dr. Karla L. Sapp is a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC), Master Addiction Counselor (MAC), Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor, Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia, Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) and Licensed Mental Health Counseling in Florida. She earned her Doctorate of Education in Counseling Psychology from Argosy University in 2014. Dr. Sapp is also a graduate of Georgia Southern University - Armstrong Campus (formerly Armstrong Atlantic State University)(BS Criminal Justice) and South University-Savannah (MA Professional Counseling). Dr. Sapp has been practicing for 13 years, specializing in mental health and addictions counseling, within the following settings: inpatient acute hospitalization, outpatient, drug court, and is currently a Drug Abuse Program Coordinator and previously a Drug Treatment Specialist with the Federal Bureau of Prisons, where she works with incarcerated male offenders as well as was the former Southeast Regional Legislative Coordinator for the Council of Prison Locals-33. She has also worked with the military population, while providing services within the inpatient setting, as well as with juvenile offenders as a Juvenile Probation/Parole Specialist II with the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice for 5 years. Dr. Sapp is the owner of a counseling practice located in Southeast Georgia. Dr. Sapp was previously an Adjunct Psychology Professor at Georgia Southern University-Armstrong/Liberty Campus and a former Adjunct Faculty member at South University in the Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. Dr. Sapp is a fierce Social Justice Advocate who was awarded the Black Mental Health Symposium 2020 Mental Health Advocate Year as well as the recipient of a Congressional One Minute by Congressman E. Buddy Carter on the Floor of the United States House of Representatives of the 117th Congress. Dr. Sapp has presented on the Global, National, Regional, State, and Local level at several conferences and events.

Current AMHCA Members: $10

Non-Members: $20

AMHCA will provide 1.0 CE for this webinar to all attendees who are registered and attend for 45 minutes or longer. Attendees must view the presentation using the Zoom application on their computer, tablet, or smartphone. Attendance will not be counted for those dialing in by telephone only. American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA) has been approved to provide continuing education by the National Board for Certified Counselors and the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board. More provider information can be found here. All sales are final - webinar registrations are non-refundable.


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