Buffalo Training Details

New! Leap of Power: Helping Clients Take Power Over Their Lives, Including Their Use of Alcohol and Other Drugs

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Date/Time: Friday, Sep. 13, 2019, 8:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: UB, Center for Tomorrow, Flint & Maple Rds., Amherst, NY
Hours: 5.5
CEUs: 5.5
Cost: $150.00
Lunch Included: Yes

Presenter

Robert Schwebel

Degrees:
Ph.D.

Bio:
Robert Schwebel, Ph.D., wrote and developed The Seven Challenges® Program for adolescents and young adults, and more recently a new version for adults of all ages. It is widely used across the United States, in Canada and Germany, and was listed in the National Registry of Evidence Based Programs and Practices. He has conducted training for hundreds of agencies using his program and frequently presented for SAMHSA, Reclaiming Futures, and at various statewide drug conferences. He has worked in the field of mental health and drug counseling for more than 45 years and wrote several books including Saying No Is Not Enough; Keep Your Kids Tobacco-Free; and Who’s on Top, Who’s on Bottom: How Couples Can Learn to Share Power. More recently he wrote Leap of Power: Take Control of Alcohol, Drugs, and Your Life. He has appeared on the Oprah Show, The Today Show, The CBS Early Show, CNN interviews and other national media. He contributes articles to thefix.com and pro-talk at rehabs.com. His new book, Leap of Power, will be released November 1, 2019.

Description

This workshop is designed to help counselors gain confidence and increase competency in approaching the issue of substance use and substance use problems. Because of the high rates of substance use, it is an essential topic and should be part of a counseling process in working with this population – one that cannot be overlooked or left hidden. Drug counseling and life counseling are inseparable and interrelated. This workshop will provide a framework for integrating mental health and substance use discussions in counseling; including an introduction to a transtheoretical approach called Mastery Counseling. There will be a focus on considering the unique developmental needs of adolescents and young adults in treatment as well as information on how to apply the approach with adults. It will include practical suggestions on:
• Approaches to initiating discussions about drugs
• Gathering information about drug use and where it fits in the life of an individual (including with regard to co-occurring problems)
• Helping clients make fully informed decisions to change
• Supporting behavior change without relapse
Aside from suggesting that mental health counseling is an ideal setting for the discussion of drug use, and affirming that mental health counselors bring special skills to the table (for co-occurring psychological and situational problems), the workshop will introduce some of the essential, special knowledge and skills that come from experiences in working with drug issues, including some that is especially relevant in working with an adolescent population.

Learning Objectives:

1. Devise ways to begin discussions about drug use in a relaxed and engaging manner that integrates with mental health counseling;
2. Identify ways to help clients understand the needs they are satisfying or attempting to satisfy by using drugs;
3. Formulate ways to discuss harm from drug use, without arousing defensiveness;
4. Identify a framework to help clients make informed decisions about their drug use, without trying to convince them to change;
5. Formulate ways to empower clients with multiple ways to self-monitor and succeed in decisions to make life changes, including about their drug use behavior.

Research:
Seven Challenges was recognized by the SAMSHSA National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices. The California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare identifies Seven Challenges as a promising practice.

Content level: Beginning and intermediate

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

CEUs
NY 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 #SW-0001. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance. 5.5 live in-person contact hours are approved.

NY 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. 5.5 live in-person contact hours are approved.

NY 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. 5.5 live in-person contact hours are approved.

NY 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. 5.5 live in-person contact hours are approved.

NYS OASAS Provider #0045: 5.5 hours approved for CPP & CPS Initial Hours, Section 1; CASAC, CPP & CPS Renewal hours.

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.

Customer Service: We are happy to respond to any concerns or questions you may have. Please contact us at by email at sw-ce@buffalo.edu or by phone at 716-829-5841.