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New! I Don't Have a Problem- Counseling and Treating Cannabis Use Disorder in Youth and Adults

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Date/Time: Friday, Mar. 24, 2017, 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: UB, Center for Tomorrow, Flint & Maple Rds., Amherst, NY
Hours: 6.0
CEUs: 6.0
Cost: $125.00
Lunch Included: Yes

Presenter

Craig Johnson

Degrees:
LMHC, CASAC-G

Bio:
Craig Johnson, LMHC, CASAC-G, is the Chief of Medical Operations and New Initiatives at Huther Doyle Memorial Institute- Huther Health in Rochester, NY. Previously, he was the Director of Chemical Dependency and Re-entry Programs at the Monroe County Office of the Sheriff in the jail and correctional facility for twenty-two years. Craig is the Mind Evolution Training Institute owner and director and operates a private practice in Rochester, New York.

Description

Do any of these statements sound familiar: “I can stop anytime”; “It’s not as bad as other drugs”; “It’s no different than beer”; “It’s the least harmful pain killer”; and “It’s never killed anyone or caused any deaths”. If so, this workshop will provide you with the most current information on Cannabis and how to most effectively work with youth and adults who are using it. Many of these individuals may already have a history in the criminal justice system, comorbid mental health disorders and/or use/abuse of other illegal drugs. We will start with some of the history of the most misunderstood drug and explore updated and accurate information about Cannabis. A review of the current trends and some of the common dynamics seen with this common substance will lead to a discussion of a myriad of misconceptions and misunderstandings. This includes the issue that while Cannabis use in currently illegal in New York, it could potentially become legal as it has in select other states- what impact would legalization have on treatment?

Content will then introduce some of the more common approaches in treatment that don’t generally work well with this population, often frustrating the individual, their family and the counselor. Current best practice approaches will be introduced and the group can discuss ways in which they can make improvements in the programs and the methods of intervention used in their setting. Content will reflect use of cognitive behavioral techniques, contingency management, and motivational enhancement approaches combined with therapeutic engagement approaches to shift perceptions and behaviors toward healthier lifestyles and how to resist pressure from others to continue using Cannabis.

Learning Objectives:
• Summarize the history of Cannabis use including synthetic cannabinoids that can have unpredictable and, in some cases, severe or even life-threatening effects;
• Identify the newest information available on Cannabis use and current usage trends among youth and adults;
• Contrast current ineffective practices with best practices for treating Cannabis Use Disorders.
• Apply best practices to formulate the most effective therapeutic engagement and treatment plan used with clients;
• Identify ways to incorporate best practices for Cannabis use treatment into your agency program design.

Research: National Institute on Drug Abuse: Cannabis research report series is at http://bit.ly/2dDXgD7. Their overview of promising treatments approaches for Cannabis use is at http://bit.ly/1R6H1wH. SAMHSA adolescent treatment resources: http://bit.ly/2hgy5Nw; adults http://bit.ly/2hgykbo .

Target Audience: social workers, mental health practitioners, creative arts therapists, marriage and family therapists, psychologists, and other interested individuals.

Content level: beginning and intermediate

CEUs
New York Social Workers: University at Buffalo School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0001. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance. 6 live in-person contact hours are approved.

New York Mental Health Counselors: University at Buffalo School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0008. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance. 6 live in-person contact hours are approved.

New York Creative Arts Therapists: University at Buffalo School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists. #CAT-0003. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance. 6 live in-person contact hours are approved.

New York Marriage and Family Therapists: University at Buffalo School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists. #MFT-0007. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance. 6 live in-person contact hours are approved.

New York State OASAS Provider #0045: 6 hours approved. CPP & CPS Initial Hours, Section 1. CASAC, CPP & CPS Renewal Hours.

ASWB ACE Credits: University at Buffalo School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education, #1312, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. University at Buffalo School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 7/2/2015-7/2/2018. Social workers in states other than NY should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Content level is beginning and intermediate. Social workers participating in this course will receive 6 clinical continuing education credits.

ADA Accommodations: If you require any support for your ADA needs in the United States, please contact us by email at least 3 weeks prior to the event by email at sw-ce@buffalo.edu or by phone at 716-829-5841.

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