Recognizing and Initiating Treatment of Addictions in Mental Health Settings
Addictions are more common in mental health than in addiction treatment settings. This INTRODUCTORY workshop examines the personal, professional, and contextual reasons why these addictions rarely are recognized. Designed to meet the unique training needs of mental health professionals, participants are presented with a broadened conceptualization of addictions that includes substances and behaviors that vary along a continuum of severity. Based on this conceptualization, participants learn and practice techniques for screening, interviewing, and initiating treatment for addictions that can be seamlessly integrated into current practices.
Part of the APA Online Academy Convention Workshop Presentations Campus.
- Identify the personal, professional, and contextual factors that stand in the way of doing routine addiction screenings or recognizing addictions;
- Use your understanding of addictive disorders to identify the presence of an addiction and assess its degree of severity;
- Incorporate into your current practice screening tools and interviewing techniques to create a definition of the problem that you and your client will share, and
- Develop a sense of “role adequacy” so that addiction assessment and treatment feels like a comfortable part of your work as a psychologist.
Marilyn Freimuth, PhD
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