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Substance use disorders: what practitioners need to know about the spectrum of risk, abuse, and intervention in the treatment of substance issues
Eastern State Hospital
1350 Bull Lea Rd
Lexington, KY 40511
United States
Friday, September 21, 2018, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM EDT
Category: Continuing Education Event


September 21, 2018 - Agenda
8:15 AM
Registration Desk Opens
8:45 AM - 10:00 AM Workshop 1 in Session
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM Break
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM Workshop 1 in Session
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM Lunch On Your Own
1:20 PM - 3:20 PM Workshop 2 in Session
3:20 PM - 3:30 PM Break
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Tour of Eastern State Hospital
(Optional)
*All times are in Eastern Standard Time

 

Registrants for these workshops should have received an email at approximately 3:00 PM on Wednesday, September 19th, with details on handouts, location, directions, and logistical information. Please contact [email protected] if you have questions.


Workshop Details

8:45 am - 12:00 pm

Workshop 1: Adolescent Substance Abuse Assessment and Treatment: Best Practices for Better Outcomes, 3 CE

Presented by Geoff Wilson, MSW, LCSW, CADC

This workshop will provide attendees with an in-depth review of what commonly leads adolescents to begin to use drugs and alcohol. The differences between how an adolescent and an adult develop substance use disorders will be highlighted, along with the importance of early assessment and intervention for adolescents. Engagement with adolescents and their families in care and the use of evidence-based practices will be a focus of this training. Skill Level: Intermediate

Workshop 1: Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • Identify what typically leads adolescents to begin using substances and to develop a substance use disorder
  • Review the differences between how adults and adolescents can develop a substance use disorder
  • Identify important aspects of assessment and intervention strategies with adolescents
  • Review strategies to increase therapeutic engagement with adolescents and their families and to utilize evidence-based practices to enhance outcome.

1:20 pm - 3:20 pm

Workshop 2: Assessing Appropriateness for Chronic Opioids and Risk for Abuse, 2 CE

Presented by Jonathan D. Cole, Ph.D., ABPPAmanda W. Merchant, Ph.D., ABPP

Opioid addiction and abuse is a state and nation-wide epidemic. Psychologists are increasingly being asked to assess for the psychological appropriateness for chronic opioid use and to determine if there is potential for misuse or abuse of these medications. This presentation will identify psychological risk factors of opioid abuse, describe signs and symptoms of misuse or addiction, and outline methods of treatment. Skill Level: Intermediate

Workshop 2: Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • Be able to identify psychosocial risk factors for chronic opioid medication misuse or abuse.

  • Be able to identify signs and symptoms of opioid medication misuse or abuse.
  • Be able to describe differences between opioid addiction, psychological dependence, and hyperalgesia.
  • Be able to develop a psychological assessment method for determining appropriateness for chronic opioids, including follow-up treatment.
  • Be able to describe potential treatment options for individuals with opioid addiction or psychological dependence.

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Tour of Eastern State Hospital (optional)

We are excited to offer this optional tour of Eastern State Hospital which will take place shortly following the PM workshop. We hope you will join us!


 About the Presenters:

Geoff Wilson, MSW, LCSW, CADC is a licensed clinical social worker and licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselor. He has been practicing in the mental health and substance abuse treatment fields in Kentucky for over 20 years. He was employed with The Ridge Behavioral Health System in Lexington, KY for the last thirteen years, where he held the positions of Director of Addiction Services, Director of Business Development and most recently as Director of Clinical Operations for their 110-bed inpatient psychiatric and chemical dependency treatment hospital and their outpatient department. He served as the president of the Kentucky Adolescent Substance Abuse Consortium for over 10 years. In 2004, he received the Robert Straus Award for Outstanding Service in the Field of Substance Abuse Treatment in Kentucky and in 2008 was appointed by Governor Steve Beshear to the Kentucky Board of Alcohol and Drug Counselors. In 2013, he was selected by NASW-KY as the Social Worker of the Year. He currently is in full-time private practice with The Offices of Paul Dalton in Lexington, KY where he treats adults, adolescents, and families.

 

Jonathan D. Cole, Ph.D., ABPP is clinical and health psychologist in private practice in Lexington KY. He is boarded in clinical health psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. He is a founding board member and president of the Kentucky Pain Society and former Secretary of the Southern Pain Society. He specializes in pain, headache, sleep, and bariatrics. He is published in the areas of pain and sleep. He is the clinical director of a health psychology training program for University of Kentucky clinical psychology doctoral students. He is the current founder and president of Bluegrass Health Psychology.

 

Amanda W. Merchant, Ph.D., ABPP is a board-certified clinical health psychologist at Bluegrass Health Psychology, Inc, a group psychology practice specializing in the treatment of comorbid medical and psychological conditions. She received her undergraduate degree in psychology from Boston University and her Masters and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in North Chicago. She completed a clinical and health psychology internship at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center and a postdoctoral fellowship in Primary Care Psychology at the University of Massachusetts. She is a Past President of the Kentucky Psychological Association.

 

Audience

These workshops are appropriate for Psychologists, Social Workers, Art Therapists, and other Mental Health Professionals. 

Registration Fees

AM Workshop Registration - 3 CE

Registrant Type

Early-bird
On/Before 
August 17, 2018

Pre-Reg
Fri. Aug. 18- 
Thurs. Sept. 13

Onsite

KPA Member $85 $105 $149
Non Member $139 $139 $199
KPA Student Member+
(no CE credit)
$15 $20 $35

  +Any student member needing CE credit must register at the KPA member rate. 

PM Workshop Registration - 2 CE

Registrant Type

Early-bird
On/Before 
August 17, 2018

Pre-Reg
Fri. Aug. 18- 
Thurs. Sept. 13

Onsite

KPA Member $70 $89 $130
Non Member $129 $129 $179
KPA Student Member+
(no CE credit)
$15 $20 $30

  +Any student member needing CE credit must register at the KPA member rate. 

FULL DAY REGISTRATION *BEST BUY! - 5 CE

Registrant Type

Early-bird
On/Before 
August 17, 2018

Pre-Reg
Fri. Aug. 18- 
Thurs. Sept. 13

Onsite

KPA Member $119 $139 $179
Non Member $179 $179 $229
KPA Student Member+
(no CE credit)
$35 $40 $60

  +Any student member needing CE credit must register at the KPA member rate. 

Event Location

Eastern State Hospital
1350 Bull Lea Road
Lexington, KY 40511

It is important to note that APA continuing education rules require that KPA only give credit to those who attend the entire workshop.  An evaluation of the workshop must be completed. Those who arrive more than 15 minutes after the scheduled start time or leave before the workshop is complete will not receive CE credit. Partial credit may not be given.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations received on/before September 13, 2018, will receive a 90% refund. Cancellations received between September 14 and June 17, 2018, will receive a 50% refund and cancellations between September. 18 and19, 2018, will receive a 20% refund. No refunds available after September 20, 2018. All refund requests must be in writing to KPA, 120 Sears Ave, Ste. 214, Louisville, KY 40207 or [email protected]

CE Credits/Attendance

The AM workshop has been approved for 3 CE credits and the PM workshop has been approved for 2 CE, by the Kentucky Psychological Association (KPA).

Psychologists: 
KPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. KPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content. KPA is also an approved sponsor for the Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology.  

Social Workers & Art Therapists: 
KPA is an approved sponsor for the Kentucky Board of Social Work, the Kentucky Board of Professional Art Therapists. (Provider #1004)

Professional Counselors:
The KY Board of Licensed Professional Counselors granted approval for these programs on 6/15/2018.

Marriage and Family Therapists:
The KY LMFT Board granted approval for this program on 6/21/2018.

 

Contact: [email protected]