High Functioning Alcoholic A: Narrative and Challenges

$35.00

** This is not a ‘self help’ course or a course for family members. This course is intended for continuing education purposes for mental health & addiction personnel. **

Full Title:
Treatment of High-Functioning Alcoholics, Addicts, & Dual Diagnosis A: Narrative and Challenges

Single Webinar:
This webinar is part of a three-part series. It can be taken independently, but if you purchase the bundle of all three at once, you can save $6.

Duration:
135 minutes including a Q&A

Includes:
• The on-demand recording to watch later at your convenience
• A handout in PDF format for viewing or self-printing
• A certificate of completion

See below for the description, objectives, speaker biography, and more.

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Description

Duration:
135 minutes including a Q&A

Includes:
• A certificate of completion
• The on-demand recording to watch at your convenience
• A handout in PDF format for viewing or self-printing

Description:
Alcohol and Substance Use Disorders have increased in prevalence leading addiction specialists to focus on learning about and developing relevant treatment modalities. However, it is important to consider the level of functioning of the client, existence of shame and to tailor treatment appropriately. Connecting with individual narratives has been an important part of the history of addiction recovery and also useful for those working with alcoholics and addicts. Almost two-thirds of clients with addiction also have a co-occurring mental health disorder and 12-Step programs are the most commonly utilized self-help groups. Therefore, it is imperative that these clients are effectively guided in the integration process of the clinical and 12 Step models.

Topics in the “A: Narratives & Challenges” webinar:
High-Functioning Alcoholic Narrative
• Narrative Therapy and Addiction Recovery
• Personal Story of Alcoholism and Recovery as Case Study
• Active Addiction and Recovery: First Person Journal Entries
Understanding and Treating High-Functioning Alcoholics and Addicts
• Unique Characteristics and Treatment Challenges of High-Functioning Alcoholics/Addict
• DSM-IV TR versus DSM-5 Diagnostic Criteria
• Challenges in Diagnosing and Treating Young Adult Clients
• Treatment Strategies for Working with a High-Functioning Population

Who Should Attend?:
• Physicians, Psychologists, Mental Health Nurses,Therapists
• All Staff in Addictions Settings
• Social Workers & Allied Professional Staff in Psychiatric settings
• Primary Care Physicians & Nurses; MH Staff in Community Settings
• Intake & Frontline Staff; Mental Health Managers and Educators
• Mental Health Nurses and Staff in Correctional & Forensic Settings
• Mental Health Staff in Adolescent Settings
• Selected Staff in Harm Reduction, Group Homes and Family Violence Programs.
** This is not a ‘self help’ course or a course for family members. This course is intended for continuing education purposes for mental health & addiction personnel. **

Sarah Allen Benton, MS, LMHC, LPC, AADC

Sarah Allen Benton is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor. She is Co-Owner of Benton Behavioral Health Consulting, LLC. She is currently a Clinical Consultant at Aware Recovery Care home-based addiction treatment in North Haven, Connecticut and at The Strathmore House transitional sober living program for men in Boston, Massachusetts. She worked previously as an Addiction Therapist and Group Leader at Insight Counseling and Turnbridge young adult male addiction treatment in Connecticut. Additionally, she was a Clinical Team Specialist at McLean Hospital at McLean Brook transitional living program for dual diagnosis in Belmont, MA. She is author of the book, “Understanding the High-Functioning Alcoholic” and has been featured frequently in the media including the NY Times and has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Today Show, The CBS Early Show, SiriusXM and NPR and is a blogger for PsychologyToday.com. She has been in long-term recovery since 2004.