AMHCA Home Studies

Home Study: AMHCA 2021 Conference (Addictions, Substance Use and Co-Occurring Disorders Bundle - 5 Sessions, 7.75 CEs) 

09-02-2021 13:53

**Previously Recorded from 6/14/2021 to 6/25/2021 - Not a Live Event**

We are truly living out our conference theme by:

Recognizing the current situation,
Reframing our way of thinking about our conference, and
Restoring the quality and engagement that is unique and important to AMHCA conferences.  

Unite with us as we adapt and push forward with new innovations and perspectives!


This is a bundle of our Addictions, Substance Use and Co-Occurring Disorders Sessions - please note that some sessions may appear in multiple bundles.


Classes included:

 Addictions Track | Substance Use and Co-Occurring Disorders Track
A Multi-Faceted Approach to Cravings Management
Presented by Doug Paul, LMHC, QS, LPC
The DSM 5 added “cravings” to the criteria for substance use disorders in October, 2015. Just as addiction can impact every area of life, so too must the approach for cravings management. The goals for this workshop will be to review the literature on cravings management techniques, discuss cravings management medications and elicit a discussion of multi-faceted approaches that have worked for those on the front lines of SUD treatment. This dynamic presentation is both experiential and educational with the use of mixed-media and pop-culture references.

 Couples and Family Track | Addictions Track | Substance Use and Co-Occurring Disorders Track
Family Interventions in Problem Gambling Treatment
Presented by Cheryl B. Almeida, Ph.D.
Addiction researchers have identified three broad categories of family interventions in addiction treatment: Problem Gambling is a hidden addiction that ravishes the individual, the family, and often leads to financial ruin. In this session we will Identify hidden characteristics and patterns of family conflicts resulting from relationship with the Pathological Gambler. Let's bring this hidden addiction into the light and learn and identify appropriate treatment methodologies to facilitate family systems communication, psychosocial relationships and recovery.

 Military Track | Addictions Track | Substance Use and Co-Occurring Disorders Track
Impact of Military Culture on Mental Health and Substance Abuse
Presented by Katherin Williams, LCMHC, NCC, CTP
This presentation will offer participants an opportunity to explore the needs of a special population that can be misunderstood. Participants will learn about service branches, impacts of service on mental health and substance abuse, and the differences between civilian culture and military cultures. By providing this information, participants will increase familiarity with the various disciplines and systems in order to promote alignment of services, integration, and enhanced care coordination of a special population. Participants will also be able to learn effective strategies to address barriers to treatment (real or perceived) and understand their role in advancing the mental health and substance abuse care of military, veterans, and their families This is an educational opportunity that addresses the behavioral health policy and service needs of a special population and includes the needs of all ages within it.

 Neuroscience Track | Technology Track 
Moving Trauma Informed to Trauma Responsive to Trauma Specific Services
Presented by Theresa M. McCafferty, Ph.D., LCMHC, DCCMHC
Because of the potentially long-lasting negative impact of trauma on physical and mental health, ways to address patients history of trauma are drawing the attention of health care policymakers and providers across the country. The presentation draws on current research of national experts on trauma to create a framework for organizational and clinical changes that can be practically implemented across the health care sector to address trauma.

 Addictions Track | Substance Use and Co-Occurring Disorders Track | Trauma Assessment and Treatment Track
SUD and Resilience: The Missing Link
Presented by Caitlin Senk, MA, NCC
Resilience is common (Bonanno, 2004), complex, and is intertwined within systems and cultural constructs. Although complex in nature, there is a close relationship between resilience and the development of a substance use disorder after experiencing trauma (Kim, Park, & Kim, 2018). According to a 2016 study, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) have a dose-response effect in increasing likelihood of engaging in risky behaviors with substances (Campbell et al., 2016). Park (2012) states that 40% of individuals in the U.S. experience trauma, however, exposure to adversity does not necessarily lead to psychopathology (Yehuda, Flory, Southwick, & Charney, 2006). While there is no one way of being resilient (Mancini & Bonanno, 2012), there are constructs that determine resilience which can be emphasized using the T-SUD Resilience Model (Senk, 2020). Literature highlights mastery, social support, emotion regulation, positive affect, flexibility, optimism, coping, and meaning making as aspects contributing to the development of resilience before or after trauma. Focusing on building resilience can address past trauma from ACEs, recent trauma in adulthood, act as a preventative measure to developing a substance use disorder, and acknowledge skills to be used in potentially traumatic events in the future. It is also important to consider that individuals are unique and developing resilience cannot be manualized nor is it “one size fits all” (Park, 2012; Mancini & Bonanno, 2012). Working with clients to emphasize the ways in which they are resilient, by their own definition, through the using the T-SUD Reislience Model and interventions presented will create an opportunity to prevent future substance use disorder and maladaptive coping patterns.


AMHCA will provide 7.75 CEs total to all registrants who view all 5 webinars, complete the evaluation form and complete all 5 of the accompanying quizzes with a passing grade (80% or higher). Each webinar is 1.0 - 2.75 CEs, and credit certificates will be awarded for each individual session. 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. All sales are final - home study registrations are non-refundable.

$60 member, $120 non-member


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