Direct Practice Track
June 23, June 30, and July 14, 2020
June 23 and July 14: 12:00 - 1:00 PM; June 30: 12:00 - 1:30 PM
Session 1: Building Resilience in a Time of Uncertainty
June 23, 2020, 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Presenter: Thad Shunkwiler, LMFT, LPCC, CCMHC, ACS
We are living in a time of unprecedented uncertainty. This workshop will examine how building resilience can help individuals effectively manage stress and improve emotional functioning. Participants can expect to: Define resilience and its function within preventative psychological care; identify strategies to build resilience; and learn skills to teach resilience-building techniques to others. The emphasis of the training will be on practical application of the materials within the participants' respective disciplines.
Session 2: Substance Use, a Disease of Despair, and the Role of Medication Assisted Treatment in Recovery
June 30, 2020, 12:00 - 1:30 PM
Presenters: Rochelle Perry, MSN, APRN, CNP, FMHNP-BC and Almarely Guerrero Sanchez
This session will focus on reevaluating the treatment of substance use disorders to include a chronic illness model. In addition, attendees will learn the role of Suboxone in the recovery of patients with an opioid use disorder. Attendees will receive free overdose reversal kits via mail upon completion of the webinar, courtesy of the Rummler Foundation.
Session 3: Addiction Recovery in Small-town and Rural Minnesota
July 14, 2020,12:00 - 1:00 pm
Presenter: Amy Krentzman, MSW, PhD
We will present results of our qualitative study exploring the experience of addiction recovery in small-town and rural Minnesota. We interviewed 34 individuals in recovery, treatment providers, and people who were treatment providers in recovery. Participants described a range of challenges to recovery as well as strategies for success.