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Foundations Recovery Network Educational Webinar Series

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Foundations Recovery Network’s mission is to be the leader in evidence-based, integrated treatment for co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders through clinical services, education and research. As part of this mission, Foundations Recovery Network is proud to present our Educational Webinar Series, which aims to further apprise behavioral health professionals of a vast spectrum of treatment modalities, best practices concerning various subpopulations, and the advantages of utilizing both currently available and newly relevant clinical techniques.

 


(Please note that archived programs do not offer CEUs)
 


Featured Webinar

Process Addictions: The Role of Medication Assisted Treatment

Since the advent of disulfiram for alcoholism and methadone for opioid addiction, there has been considerable activity to discover additional medications that can be utilized as part of a comprehensive treatment plan to treat substance use disorders. Many such medications have been synthesized. Some have an FDA indication and others do not.

There is a much shorter list for which there are supporting data to treat process addictions.

This presentation will review clinical and neuro-biological aspects of process addictions and discuss current medications used to treat them.

Learning Objectives:

  • Summarize similarities between substance use disorders and the best understood process addiction: gambling disorder
  • Describe how a knowledge of involved neurotransmitters can lead to the development of medications to treat process addictions
  • List at least seven medications that have data that support their use in treatment of process addictions

About the Speaker:

Kirk Moberg, M.D., Ph.D.
Executive Medical Director
Illinois Institute for Addiction Recovery

Kirk Moberg, M.D., Ph.D. is the Executive Medical Director of Illinois Institute for Addiction Recovery, an organization with four campuses in central and northern Illinois. A graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Dr. Moberg also has an MS in Health Policy and Administration and a PhD in Biology with emphasis in Genetics and Development. Dr. Moberg is certified by the American Boards of Internal Medicine and Addiction Medicine and is a certified Medical Review Officer. He is a Clinical Professor at the University of Illinois College of Medicine and a frequent speaker on a variety of addiction related topics such as the opioid overdose epidemic, cannabis, medication assisted treatment and process addictions.

 


 Upcoming Webinar(s)

Spiritual Anatomy of Transformation

God is not the big man upstairs or the supreme being as if a super human. He is not the love child of Santa Clause and a cosmic social worker creepily watching if you’ve been bad or good, nor is He waiting to be summoned for an emotional intervention during desperation. God is always with you. You belong even on your worst day. God is not disappointed in you when you relapse, He is disappointed with you in your disappointment. How do the spiritually abused discover God once again and fire the old God that haunts their memories. What is a spiritual awakening and how can it be engaged in the dark nights of our soul; The moments when we want to use, drink or return to what is most familiar? How can we better assist those turned off by the term God discover a more functional compassionate higher power without abandoning the Divine.

The spiritual anatomy of transformation, for long lasting recovery, has been Henry Rojas’s passion in his work as a spiritual director for over twenty years. Recognized for his work alongside therapists at Remuda Ranch from 2003 to 2008, pastoral consultant to churches and non-profits and now three years at Calvary Addiction Recovery Center, Henry brings this thoughtful, inclusive and powerful spiritual model for relapse prevention in this presentation.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the difference between the body, mind, and spirit
  • Define the difference between soul and spirit in the practice of delayed gratification and relapse prevention
  • Discuss the role of faith in living out the principles

About the Speaker:

Henry Rojas
Chaplain and Spiritual Director
Calvary Healing Center

Henry Rojas is the Chaplain and Spiritual Director at Calvary Healing Center. Since leaving the mask he wore as the original hall of fame character “The Gorilla” for the Phoenix Suns, Henry speaks nationwide, comically weaving his search for identity. In addition, he has spent twenty years as a pastor and clinician in the behavioral health field as a friend to therapists, assisting others in unmasking their true self.


Past Webinars

Women, Trauma and Addiction

Studies show that a vast majority of women seeking treatment for substance use disorders report a history of trauma and abuse. There are many complex factors that contribute to this unfortunate reality.

Issues related to gender and culture, shame, stigma, family, community, and limited resources are just a few of the many factors contributing to the links between trauma and addiction among female populations. The specific cultural and psychological challenges facing female trauma survivors often present barriers to recovery that require trauma-informed gender responsive treatment interventions.

This will explore the links between gender, trauma, and addiction. Speaker Marie Tueller will not only address the particular needs of female trauma survivors seeking treatment for substance use disorders, but will assist them in breaking free of the shame and stigma that often contribute to relapse. The program will explore effective approaches in creating trauma-informed gender responsive treatment modalities that allow women to feel safe, connected, and empowered to thrive and flourish on their limitless journey toward healing and wholeness.

Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and substance use disorders (SUD) among adult female populations
  • Describe the mental health implications for women suffering from PTSD and SUD
  • List a variety of effective gender-responsive trauma-informed treatment interventions for women with SUD

About the Speaker:

Marie Tueller, MEd, LAC
Clinical Director
Canyon Crossing Recovery

Marie Tueller received her Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Utah in 2007. She is a licensed practitioner in the state of Arizona and is currently working on her doctorate degree in counseling psychology.

Marie began work in substance abuse and behavioral health treatment in 2001 and has had the privilege of providing a variety of behavioral health services over the years, including child and family therapy, adult and adolescent substance abuse counseling, inpatient clinical services and program development, community outreach and development of mentorship programs for at-risk youth and young adults, domestic violence counseling, coordinator for adolescent drug court intensive outpatient program, and grief support services. Additionally, Marie has extensive clinical experience and training in the treatment of chemical dependency, behavioral addiction, trauma, and co-occurring disorders.

She is currently the clinical director at Canyon Crossing Recovery, a women’s outpatient treatment center for substance use and co-occurring disorders.


LGBT Addiction Treatment: Viewing Recovery Through the Spiritual Lens

Statistics show that addiction rates within the LGBT community are substantially higher than that in the mainstream population. There are many factors that contribute to this unfortunate reality.

Issues of shame, isolation, and disenfranchisement from family and community are potential driving forces of higher addictive tendencies. Whether it is unresolved trauma, attachment issues or deep spiritual disconnection, the specific cultural and psychological challenges facing the LGBT community often present barriers to recovery.

In this webinar, speaker TJ Woodward will explore techniques and practices that will not only address the particular needs of LGBT patients, but will assist them in breaking free of life-long destructive patterns. He will explore effective approaches in creating a safe space for clients to go deeper into the core material trapped in their subconscious and empower them to reconnect with their deepest truth.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss methods to identify a recovery path and support system for long-term health and recovery
  • Examine the role of authenticity and vulnerability in the treatment process and therapeutic relationship
  • Describe reparative interventions which empower the individual to release shame and address multiple levels of trauma
  • Identify techniques to help patients dismantle core false beliefs that keep them stuck in a pattern of relapse and hopelessness

About the Speaker:

TJ Woodward
Spiritual Care Counselor
Foundations San Francisco

TJ Woodward is a spiritual author, inspirational speaker, awakening coach and addiction counselor who has helped countless people through his simple, yet powerful teachings. He serves as the spiritual care counselor at Foundations San Francisco Intensive Outpatient treatment program and is the founding spiritual director of Awakened Living in San Francisco. Additionally, he is in private practice as a spiritual counselor and awakening coach, and the host of Awakened Living TV and Awakened Living Radio.

TJ is the author of the book, Conscious BEING: Awakening to Your True Nature. Conscious BEING is an insightful guide for rediscovering your essential nature and living an intentional and awakened life. He is currently authoring his second book which is due to be released in 2017.


Common Sense Strategies for Leadership that Improve Client Outcomes

Staff plays an important role in client recovery, and training them with the right leadership skills can only improve outcomes. Johnny Patout, CEO of New Beginnings Adolescent Recovery Center will share strategies that will help the staff's availability to heal patients. In this webinar, Patout will discuss specific assessments, strategies, systems and measuring tools for effective change in teamwork. He'll also define good leaders versus bad leaders, good decisions versus mistakes, and the ways to overcome the challenges of both.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify specific ways to assess what needs to change to improve your facility leadership
  • Describe how to locate and calculate the dangers of redundant processes and how to select what to eliminate
  • Breakdown how to evaluate and define the most dangerous types of leadership styles

About the Speaker:

Johnny Patout
CEO
New Beginnings Adolescent Recovery Center

Johnny Patout is a licensed clinical social worker and has worked in the field of addiction treatment for nearly 30 years. As a recovering alcoholic and drug addict, Johnny has been able to draw upon his formal education, his training and perhaps more importantly, his past experiences with addiction to help other alcoholics and addicts find the joys and the rewards of recovery.

For three decades, Johnny has been a sought-after public speaker throughout the South, and has had the opportunity to address audiences on the national and international level. Johnny entered the field of addiction treatment in the early 1980s as a counselor in training and became a licensed substance abuse counselor. He currently serves as the chief executive officer for New Beginnings Recovery Center in Opelousas, LA. New Beginnings provides treatment for teenagers who are experiencing substance abuse problems.

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CEU Information

The Association for the Addiction Professionals - NAADAC

This course has been approved by Vendome Group, LLC, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider # 993121, Vendome Group LLC is responsible for all aspects of their programming.

About NAADAC
NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, represents the professional interests of more than 85,000 addiction counselors, educators and other addiction-focused health care professionals in the United States, Canada and abroad. NAADAC’s members are addiction counselors, educators and other addiction-focused health care professionals, who specialize in addiction prevention, treatment, recovery support and education. An important part of the healthcare continuum, NAADAC members and its 47 state affiliates work to create healthier individuals, families and communities through prevention, intervention, quality treatment and recovery support.

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