Presenter: Tim Bautch, LPC, CSAC
Participants in this workshop will learn how to incorporate mindfulness practices into their professional development. This workshop is intended for people at any level of knowledge of mindfulness techniques. Participants will have an opportunity to learn and practice several ways that they can integrate mindfulness into one's life and practice, including the five daily practices for the mindful therapist. This workshop will include lecture, discussion, and opportunities to practice techniques.
- Participants will be able to identify some of the benefits of mindfulness, including the potential effects on helping professionals.
- Participants will be able to identify techniques that one can practice after the workshop.
- Participants will be able to identify the differences between a mindful therapist, mindfulness informed therapies, and mindfulness based therapies.
Presenters: Sarah Joyce, LPC, CSAC, ICS
Robyn Ellis, Certified Peer Specialist
Meta House staff will discuss the importance of gender-specific, strength-based, trauma-responsive substance use treatment for women-identifying individuals. Meta House will provide an overview of our comprehensive substance use treatment program that includes evidenced-based curriculums, Peer Support and wrap-around services which address the unique needs of each client and her family from a holistic perspective. We will further discuss the importance of supportive sober living and how to incorporate principles of contingency management into the development of a structured recovery housing program.
- Participants will be able to understand the principles of gender-specific, trauma-informed, strength-based care and the unique needs of women in substance use treatment.
- Participants will be able to understand the importance of holistic, wrap-around care in substance use treatment and sober living for individuals in early recovery.
- Participants will be able to overview of the basics of contingency management and practical ways to implement a rewards system for skill development into a recovery housing program.
AVAILABLE IN-PERSON OR VIRTUALLY
Presenter: Jennifer Paine
What happens when domestic violence impacts your client's recovery? It happens. Over 1 in 3 women (35.6%) and 1 in 4 men (28.5%) in the US have experienced rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime, and almost half of all women and men in the US have experienced psychological aggression by an intimate partner in their lifetime (48.4% and 48.8%, respectively). Black, M.C., Basile, K.C., Breiding, M.J., Smith, S.G., Walters, M.L., Merrick, M.T., Chen, J., & Stevens, M.R. (2011). The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS): 2010 Summary Report. Atlanta, GA: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This workshop explores typical victim behaviors, how domestic violence affects victim recovery, and what you can do about it. You will learn about "trauma informed care" from the DV perspective, how to safety plan, and what resources exist to give your client the best tools to leave an abusive relationship and recover.
- Participants will learn how to identify common behaviors of a DV victim.
- Participants will learn how to engage in "trauma informed care" for a DV victim.
- Participants will learn how to create a safety plan for a DV victim in immediate danger.
- Participants will learn how to create a safety plan for the participant treating a DV victim.
- Participants will learn how to identify resources in Wisconsin for the DV victim.
Presenters: Tanya Kraege, MSW, APSW, CSAC, RC trainer, WI CPS
Kristina Vaccaro BS, CCAR Coach, CCAR Trainer, CPS
Dexter Lane, Certified Peer Support Specialist, Safe Communities
This workshop focuses on how organizations who do peer work can get organized and incorporate data-based approaches to tracking their peer work and improving outcomes. New research and approaches will be discussed. Tanya will also share how Safe Communities successfully grew their peer program budgets from 200k to more than 1.25M, helping to reach more people in the Madison, Wisconsin and surrounding areas. This workshop is great for anyone who does peer work, supervises peers, or interfaces with peer organizations.
- Participants will be able to learn how to scale peer program operations.
- Participants will be able to utilize data-based approaches to peer work (and the challenges with that).
- Participants will be able to apply for more funding to grow peer programs.
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Presenters: Katherine Drechsler, DSW, LCSW-SA
Kristen Prock, PhD, LCSW
Sarah Hessenauer, PhD, LCSW
This four-hour interactive virtual workshop will use lecture, small group discussions, and personal reflections to explore the importance of using evidence-based practice to inform practice-based decisions. Ethical decision making includes how to utilize evidence-based practices in the helping professions. Participants will be provided with an overview of the evidence-based practice process. The evidence-based practices used in the helping professions, highlighting those used by the State of Wisconsin, will be reviewed. Participants will also gain an understanding of how to use a problem-solving model to address making ethical decisions when using evidence-based practices. The training is developed to meet the continuing education requirements as outlined under MPSW 19.
- Participants will have examined factors related to the evidence-based practice process.
- Participants will have reviewed professional standards that guide using evidence-based practices.
- Participants will have clarified the role of personal values and beliefs that influence the utilization of evidence-based practices.
- Participants will have applied ethical decision-making scenarios related to evidence-based practices.
Presenters: Marcia Galvan
Carmella Glenn, Certified Peer Specialist
In this session, the presenters will explore how culture, power, and privilege impact substance use and recovery. Since substance use transcends all identities, it's imperative that when working with those whose world view and lived experiences differ from our own that we are providing culturally responsive services. Presenters will share resources and present action steps that will empower attendees to make changes on a personal level and equip them to begin creating culturally responsive and inclusive spaces for those that they work with.
- Participants will be able to define power, privilege, and oppression.
- Participants will be able to have a better understanding of how culture, power, and privilege impact substance use and recovery.
- Participants will be able to have a better understanding of how attendees privileges and identities may influence their perception of others and inform their service delivery.
- Participants will be able to establish personal accountability and empower attendees to be agents of social and system's change.
AVAILABLE IN-PERSON OR VIRTUALLY
Presenter: Lindy Lewis, BASW, MSW, PhD
Chronic pain affects 24% to 67% of persons with substance use disorders. Chronic pain has alsobeen demonstrated to affect the participation and outcomes of those individuals in substance abuse treatment. Providing treatment of pain for those in substance abuse treatment is also challenging, given the abuse potential of opioid analgesics and other pharmacological intervention typically used. Previous studies have demonstrated the efficacy of psychosocial approaches, especially those from the cognitive behavioral and acceptance-based approaches in reducing levels of pain and improving overall functioning. This presentation will provide an overview of the psychosocial approach to pain management and highlight strategies from these perspectives that can be readily incorporated into practice for clients being treated for comorbid substance use disorder and chronic pain.Learning Objectives:
- Participants will be able to recognize the key characteristics of the psychosocial intervention of pain.
- Participants will be able to identify characteristics of pain catastrophizing in persons with pain.
- Participants will be able to identify three strategies that can be employed for pain relief among those individuals experiencing chronic pain.