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The Association for Addiction Professionals

Exploring Techniques to Support Long-term Addiction Recovery

Free NAADAC Webinar

A component of the Recovery to Practice (RTP) Initiative

Watch: On Demand Recording
Download: PowerPoint Slides
Expand: Additional Resources
Answers: Live Event Q & A (coming soon...)
CE Credit: Online CE Quiz

Description: Techniques employed during treatment and early stages of recovery are different than those used to support long-term recovery.  This webinar outlines the differences between professionally directed, long-term treatment planning and patient-directed long-term recovery planning and the role of addiction professionals in long-term recovery of their clients and families.  The presenter will also explore specific post-treatment support skills and techniques used to help guide the individual into long-recovery and reconstruction of identity, character, relationships, and resiliency.  The end of the presentation will feature a story of long-term recovery to augment instruction.

Learning Objectives: As a result of participating in this webinar, you will be able to:

  • describe the role of addiction professionals in supporting long-term recovery;
  • describe the difference between treatment planning and recovery planning
  • list three techniques for post-treatment support; and
  • demonstrate skills necessary to assist clients and their families with recovery-focused reconstruction of identity, character, relationships, and resiliency.

Education is FREE to all professionals

Earn Continuing Education Credit: All applicants for CE credit are required to complete and pass an online CE Quiz, made available after viewing the webinar.  Members of NAADAC or AccuCare Subscribers receive a Certificate of Completion for 2 CE credits for free.  Non-members of NAADAC or Non-subscribers of AccuCare receive 2 CE credits for $25 (make payment here).  A CE certificate will be emailed to you within 21 days of submission and receiving payment, if applicable.  Click here for a complete list of who accepts NAADAC Continuing Education Credit.

Dr. Gisela Berger has been working in the addiction profession for over 20 years.  She began as a counselor in Charleston, South Carolina and worked at several facilities before pursuing her doctorate at the University of Maryland, College Park.  She currently is in private practice as the Director of Mental Health Services with Omni Family Medical Clinic in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Over the years, she has worked with persons with substance use disorders and their families to enhance integration after inpatient or IOP treatment.  Dr. Berger has taught psychology, sexual identity, family systems theory, clinical supervision, practicum, internship for Master’s level courses at Marymount University; University of Maryland, College Park; George Washington University; and Concordia University.  She has presented workshops at local, regional, and national conferences.  Her work with returning veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan, and their families, has earned her accolades from local organizations.

Art Romero is a Native New Mexican and is a mix of Navajo, Mexican and Portuguese. Art has over 30 years of experience in the field of mental health and substance abuse, including over 25 years experience as a trainer and winner of the Counselor of the Year award at the national and state level. Art has served as President for the Certification Board for ICRC, President for the State Chapter of NAADAC, member of the New Mexico Counseling and Therapy Practice Board, President of PSI CHI, and is currently on the Board of the State Chapter of NAADAC. In addition to his seven children, he has eight grandchildren and served in the Vietnam War as a U.S. Marine in 1969 – 1970. Art has a Master’s Degree in Psychology/Counseling and is licensed in New Mexico as an LPCC and LADAC.

Who Should Attend:
Direct care addiction counselors who provide addiction treatment and recovery services.

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