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Substance Use Disorder Conference

Substance Use Disorder Conference

October 15 & 16

Event date: 10/15/2020 8:00 AM - 10/16/2020 4:30 PM Export event

Virtual Substance Use Disorder Conference 

Thursday, October 15 & Friday, October 16

The 2020 Fox Valley Technical College Substance Use Disorder Counseling Conference will offer a variety of virtual interactive trainings for substance use disorder counselors and other health care professionals working with individuals with substance use disorders. This conference will offer up to 14 continuing education credits including the required four hour of ethics and four hours for clinical supervisors.

Attend the conference on your schedule! Registration is available for both days, one day, half day and single sessions. 

Conference Cost: 
Both days = $149
1 day = $99
½ day = $59
Single Session = $19/session

Student Cost: 
Both days = $49
1 day = $29
Single Session = $19/session

Learn More & Register

Session Descriptions:

The Greys of Ethics: An Active Group Discussion About Ethical Challenges
This presentation will be divided into four hour long active discussions about challenging ethical situations.  We will discuss ethical decision-making models and ways to utilize them.  We will also have small group activities in which ethical scenarios will be explored.  The groups will report out on their ethical decision process.  Ethical situations vary and do not always have clear cut answers.  Therefore, the purpose of this presentation is to explore our thought processes and improve the way we look at and make ethical decisions.

Courage, Compassion, & Commitment in Clinical Supervision
This interactive workshop is for the Clinical Supervisor who desires to continue their evolution as a trauma-aware addiction professional. We will explore how to address the effects of vicarious trauma and use specific supervision techniques to lessen the impact of these effects, and thru the parallel process, assist our counselors in becoming more trauma aware.

Brainspotting: A Resource for Those Struggling with Substance Abuse
Brainspotting is a cutting-edge therapy for the many struggles that people face including substance abuse, trauma and other stress-oriented struggles.  Through presentation, demonstration and a brief question and answer; attendees will get an introduction to Brainspotting along with its ability to help people struggling with substance abuse.

Treatment of Co-Occurring Disorders
The presenter will cover a brief overview of using Motivational Interviewing with Co-occurring patients. Time will be spent discussing the use of behavioral activation and exposure therapy with this population as well. The focus of the session will be on tools clinicians can use to help those with Co-occurring disorders gain traction in their recoveries and break the cycle of relapse. 

Peer Supports in Motion
The use of peer support workers in the treatment of substance use disorders and maintenance of recovery has rapidly increased in prevalence. Wisconsin Certified Peer Specialists (CPS) and Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) Recovery Coaches provide care through shared experiences, mutual empowerment, unconditional positive regard, and advocacy for individuals seeking recovery or maintaining recovery from drug and alcohol use. Apricity has been built upon a foundation of peer supports and continues to recognize the benefits of merging evidenced-based clinical practices with the experiences, strength, and hope of peers. Join us as we discuss the 35 years of Apricity peer support service experiences. Learn more about the diversity of peer support roles. Acquire tools for the implementation of peer run services. Hear personal testimonials from peer support providers and recoverees. This workshop is intended for those interested in learning more about, promoting, or improving organizational use of peer supports.


Sharing Megan's Story of Family Addiction and Loss
On April 14, 2015, I received a phone call at 5 o'clock that changed my life forever...that's when I learned that my youngest daughter, Megan Kelley, 22, died from a heroin overdose. Addiction is a complicated, chronic, relapsing brain disease. Genetics, environmental factors, Dopamine and the prefrontal cortex are part of the equation.
One month after Megan's death, I began sharing Megan's story with senior students at Appleton East. In the summer of 2016, I began making the Wisconsin Faces of Addiction and Recovery Quilts and that fall, I formed the Megan Kelley Foundation to create awareness about addiction and to bring a message of hope. 
Institutional Trauma from a Client’s Perspective
Learn from a former client and a person who now works in a peer run non-clinical environment about institutional trauma from a client’s perspective.  Learn how people entering treatment will experience institutional trauma, either from jail, hospitals, or other treatment centers.  Learn ways to work with and around institutional trauma in addiction treatment centers.  

From a Client’s Perspective: From Treatment to Gratitude and Willingness
In this presentation you will hear two consumers of treatment in long term recovery discuss their journeys.   Learn from a former client and a person who now works in a peer run non-clinical environment about institutional trauma from a client’s perspective.  Learn how people entering treatment will experience institutional trauma, either from jail, hospitals, or other treatment centers.  Learn ways to work with and around institutional trauma in addiction treatment centers.
You will also hear from a person in long term recovery talk about a  running group Grateful Runners.  He will share how willingness is such a big part of his recovery program. Hear how willingness happened in his recovery.  Learn how Grateful Runners was started and how it has evolved to helped others in recovery through the spirit of running. 

For more information, contact: 
Cathy Van Eperen 
Phone:  920-993-5162
Email:  vanepere@fvtc.edu

 

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