The Opioid Epidemic and its Effect on Individuals, Families, Upper Class, Middle Class and Those in Poverty: The Benefits of ACT 9:00am – 12:00pm Both Days

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) in the treatment of opioid use disorders is not focused on the content of negative thoughts, feelings and emotions but rather on the individual’s relationship with them.  Attempts to avoid these thoughts and emotions have led to destructive avoidance strategies that reliably exacerbate symptoms long-term.  Join us as we explore different strategies to improve individuals’ relationships with psychological distress in an efforts to become more psychologically flexible around emotions that historically led to the misuse of opioids.

Educational Objectives

After completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Explore with client’s avoidance reactions inherent with opioid use and their root causes
  • Understand the six core processes of Acceptance & Commitment Therapy  (ACT) and explore examples through the lens of OUDs
  • Understand actionable interventions to counter maladaptive coping mechanisms common with OUDs and mental illness      
  • Practice case conceptualization and treatment planning using the ACT model

6.0 CE’s Offered:

  • CHES-Certified Health Education Specialist
  • CPH – Certified Public Health
  • DMH – Licensed Administrator
  • DMH – Community Support Specialist
  • DMH – Mental Health Therapist
  • DMH – Peer Support Specialist
  • MAAP – Mississippi Association of Addiction Professionals
  • NBCC/LPC – National Board Certified Counselors
  • Social Work

Presenter

Scott Luetgenau, MSW, LCAS

Location

Virtual

Date

Jan. 11, 2021 - Jan. 12, 2021

Time

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Presenter

Scott Luetgenau, MSW, LCAS

Location

Virtual