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Foundations Recovery Network Educational Webinar Series


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.


Cultural Competence in Mental Healthcare

 Tuesday, April 24, 2018 | 1:00 p.m. ET, 12:00 p.m. CT

Sierra Tucson Webinar Series


For more than 33 years, Sierra Tucson’s longstanding legacy of clinical excellence and compassionate care has resulted in recovery for those struggling with substance use disorder, trauma-related issues, disordered eating, chronic pain, mood and anxiety disorders, and co-occurring disorders. Internationally renowned for its innovative approach to behavioral and mental health treatment, Sierra Tucson was the co-recipient of the 2017 Clinical Excellence Award by Acadia Healthcare. Sierra Tucson combines integrative and experiential therapies with evidence-based practices to provide a full range of treatment methods. Call 888-351-3227 or visit SierraTucson.com.



Understanding and Treating Post Traumatic Stress in Service Memebers and First Responders

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 | 1:00 p.m. ET, 12:00 p.m. CT, 11:00 a.m. MT



  • Caring for Our Veterans

    Veterans, whether in combat or not, are more susceptible to trauma and addiction than the general population. For some veterans, finding an entryway into treatment may be a barrier. The perception of safety and trust is an important precursor for trauma and addiction treatment.

  • Cultural Competence in Mental Healthcare

    Developing cultural competence is a process, not an endpoint. Features of a culturally competent health practitioner include understanding the concept of culture and how it can influence emotions. Clinicians must demonstrate a willingness to explore culture from the perspectives of those from diverse backgrounds while leveraging appropriate strategies for working with such individuals.

    This presentation will outline a philosophy of awareness and individualization and how it can be an asset to quality care.

  • Interventions with Eating Disorders

    This presentation will address symptomology of anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder and other conditions that are growing as recognized problems. Components of the three basic models of intervention, Johnson, Systemic and Invitational, will be reviewed as well as some lesser known models like the CRAFT model.

  • Growing Like a Weed: Cannabis Impact on Adolescent Behavioral Health

    The rising tide of legalization of marijuana has led to the development of a perspective that it cannot cause any harm.  While marijuana may not be the most addictive substance when compared to others, it can still lead to problematic behaviors, including an unhealthy method of coping with emerging mood disorders.

  • Opioid Use Disorder Patients: Characteristics and Outcomes from Residential Co-Occurring Disorder Treatment

    As opioid use has increased, questions regarding the specific needs and challenges of this population remain largely unanswered.  These individuals are often classified as being difficult to treat and/or considered to possess more significant issues than other substance users.  Speaker Siobhan Morse will review a study that seeks to determine what, if any, meaningful differences exist between opiate and non-opiate users who enter voluntary, private, residential treatment, and the impact of any differences relative to treatment motivation, length and outcomes.

  • What Neuroscience Can and Can’t Answer: An Informed Look at Pain

    This presentation will provide a neuroscience-informed overview of what pain is, including nociceptive pain, neuropathic pain, and pain for psychological reasons.  We will build on that foundation in a discussion on how to talk to your patients about pain in a way that engages them in appropriate care. 

  • Deep Listening: Cultivating an Environment for Better Outcomes & Transformation

    Listening is an important element to any client interaction, but have you considered it the key to their transformation -- one where you gain immediate trust, build deep rapport, and ultimately realize better results?

    Speaker James Hadlock will discuss another level of listening that impacts clients and provides the environment for deep healing. We’ll also explore the idea that having all the answers, feedback, and advice stifles client breakthroughs.

  • Medication Assisted Treatment vs. Abstinence Based Treatment

    The Substance Use Disorder field has been splintered for much of the last 50 years in regards to what is the most effective course of treatment for addiction:  Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) or Abstinence Based Treatment? The result is that both forms of treatment often continue to serve clients in a fragmented, non-integrated fashion.

  • Opioid Addiction and Its Effect on Today's Workplace

    Addiction affects employees as well as their loved ones, which can also impact an employee's productivity.  Opioid addiction specifically can lead to an increase in workplace violence, reduce an employee’s overall effectiveness, and ultimately lead to termination of quality employees.