The following webinars were developed by Gateway Treatment Centers to provide information on substance abuse and mental health topics for healthcare and related professionals. Continued educational credits are not available for viewing webinar recordings.
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Free CEU Webinar: Reducing Stigma and Improving Access to Drug and Alcohol Treatment
Society's perception of drug and alcohol use disorder is commonly associated with a misconception of moral failing and shame. These inaccurate perceptions can create barriers for individuals, causing them to feel the need to hide their struggles with addiction, thus reducing the chance that they will reach out for help. When we can reduce stigmas attached to substance use disorders, the benefit of accessing treatment becomes more acceptable and allows people to receive the services they need to achieve recovery. This training will educate professionals on a strength-based approach that empowers those with substance use disorder in the treatment process. The goal of this approach is to helps individuals separate who they are from what they struggle with, thus improving access to treatment, and improving motivation to sustain recovery.
What you will learn:
- What stigma is and how to overcome it
- The relationship between addiction and stigma
- Overview of treatment and the need for change in language
- Where Gateway is headed as an organization and how do we differentiate ourselves
October 25th, 2017
12:30-1:30 p.m. CDT
Additional time for Q&A
NAADAC, Illinois: LCSW, LSW, LCPC, LPC, Nursing, Psychology, IAODAPCA *IMPORTANT: A continuing education credit is only available to individuals who register and log on to the webinar for at least 60 minutes. Credits cannot be provided to members of a group sharing the same login and/or computer.
(Counselor I or II, Preventionist I or II, CARS I or II, MISA I or II or III, PCGC II, CCJP II, CAAP I, CRSS I or II, MAATP I or II, RDDP, CFPP I or II)
Cost FREE with Registration
Registration Registration is only available online. Register now, space is limited. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Meet the Presenter
Jim Scarpace, LCPC
Gateway Aurora and Gateway Joliet
Jim Scarpace is a licensed clinical professional counselor. He has been working for Gateway Foundation for ten years, and currently functions as the Executive Director for Gateway's Aurora and Joliet locations.
He received both his Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from Illinois Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois.
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