This workshop highlights that the therapeutic alliance occurs within social, historical, political, economic and cultural contexts. Counseling professionals will take a closer look into how discussions about difference can be heard from particular social positions.
Friday, July 14th, 2017 9 a.m to 4:30 p.m.
Chemical Dependency Training Consortium of the NW
The Water Resources Education Center
4600 S.E. Columbia Way, Vancouver, WA
Questions about directions to the Water Center, please call us at 360-487-7111
Goal of Training
The legalization of medical and retail cannabis creates unique challenges for those working with individuals in the mental health, addictions, and corrections fields. This training will review the effects of cannabis on the mental and physical health of adolescents and adults, including discussion about recent research and reporting. To engage clients in productive discussions about their cannabis use, the evidence-based strategy of Motivational Interviewing will be shared and practiced.
Participants of the training, will:
- Gain understanding of the varied forms of cannabis,
- Understand current research findings on the effects of cannabis on mental and physical health,
- Learn about cannabinoids and their interest to medical science,
- Practice evidence-based clinical skills to talk with clients about cannabis, and
- Increase knowledge of educational resources for cannabinoid research.
Janis Crawford, PhD, LPC, ACS
Saturday, July 15, 2017
This workshop for counseling and healthcare professionals will change your expectations of how you help your clients transform trauma. It will introduce Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), an emerging brief therapy that delivers outcomes typically seen in longer-term treatment.
The DoubleTree Hotel
Wednesday and Thursday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
43rd Annual Northwest Institute of Addictions Studies Conference Overview
Everyday Attachment in Recovery: Creating Healthy, Connected Communities
New Location!: Red Lion Hotel on the River, 909 N. Hayden Island Drive, Portland, OR 97217.
Click here for information on discounted room rates and accommodations
2017 Keynote Speakers:
Wednesday: Gabor Mate, MD, Addiction and Wellness Expert, Author and Professional Speaker
Thursday: J. Stuart Ablon, PhD, Director, Think:Kids in the Department of Psychiatry
at Massachusetts General Hospital, and Associate Clinical Professor of Psychology
in the Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Friday: Joy DeGruy, PhD, MSW, Author, Lecturer and Consultant in the area of social justice,
Assistant Professor of Research, Portland State University
The CEUs earned at this conference are acknowledged and accepted by ACCBO.
Full Conference – 18 CEUs
Single Day (Wednesday or Thursday) – 6 CEUs
Single Day (Friday) – 4 CEUs
This conference is co-sponsored by the Professional Mental Health Counseling — Specialization in Addictions Program and the Center for Community Engagement at the Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling.
Our mission is to encourage high standards of competence in the treatment of alcohol and other drug dependencies by sponsoring educational programs to improve the skills and knowledge of practitioners in the field. Learn more at www.nwias.com or find NWIAS on Facebook.