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


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Category:
NYS OMH EBP Members
Faculty:
Robert Schwebel
Course Levels:
Beginning and Intermediate
Duration:
5.5 hours
Location:
Batavia, New York
Available Dates:


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 among adolescents and young adults, 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). 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 therapists, and other clinicians providing mental health services to children, youth, and families who meet the NYS OMH training grant eligibility criteria

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-ebp@buffalo.edu or by phone at 716-829-5843.

Customer Service:  We are happy to respond to any concerns or questions you may have. Please contact us at by email at sw-epb@buffalo.edu or by phone at 716-829-5843.

Credits


UBSW - NYS LCAT CEUs/Contact Hours

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-003. Continuing education self-study contact hours: 5.5


UBSW - NYS LMFT CEUs/Contact Hours

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. Continuing education self-study contact hours: 5.5


UBSW - NYS LMHC CEUs/Contact Hours

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. Continuing education self-study contact hours: 5.5


UBSW - NYS LMSW & LCSW CEUs/Contact Hours

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. Continuing education self-study contact hours: 5.5


UBSW - NYS OASAS

 NYS OASAS Provider #0045: 5.5 hours for  CASAC, CPP, CPS Renewal; CPP and CPS Initial Section 1



Faculty

Robert Schwebel's Profile

Robert Schwebel Related seminars and products:

Ph.D., Developer of The Seven Challenges® Program

The Seven Challenges® Program


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.


Location

Genesee Community College – Conable Technology Building

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1 College Road, Batavia, New York 14120, United States

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