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Recorded on June 4, 2015

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In this free webinar, participants will be introduced to tools that will enable them to work more effectively with chemically dependent African Americans with substance use disorders. A partial list of topics includes: 7 Strategies for Engaging African Americans in Addictions Treatment within the First 5 Minutes of Contact; 3 Strategies for Overcoming Barriers to Mistrust; Effective Cross-cultural Counseling with African Americans with Substance Use Disorders; How to Have a Sensitive Discussion of Differences in the Cross-cultural Counseling Relationship; Culturally-specific Approaches to Working with African American Men and Women in Addictions Treatment; and How to Partner with Indigenous Healers in the African American Community to Promote Recovery. Join us for this essential training on cultural competency!

Learning Objectives
  • Be aware of 7 strategies for engaging African Americans in addictions treatment within the first 5 minutes of contact.
  • Be aware of 3 strategies for overcoming barriers to mistrust.
  • Be aware of how to have a sensitive discussion of differences in the cross-cultural counseling relationship.
  • Be aware of 5 culturally-specific approaches to working with African American men and women in addictions treatment.

Education is FREE to all professionals

Earn 1.5 Continuing Education Hours (CEs)

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  1. Upon completing the webinar, you will have access to the CE quiz within the course you are taking. Find the CE quiz in the NAADAC Education Center and click “purchase.” NAADAC members will be prompted to register for the CE quiz for free, while non-members will be prompted to pay a $20 processing fee to access the quiz.
  2. A score of 80% or higher is required to pass the CE quiz and access your CE certificate. You have 10 opportunities to pass the quiz. If you are unable to pass the quiz in the allocated number of tries, then you must retake the course.
  3. Upon passing the CE quiz, you will be required to complete the survey evaluation for the course. Once that is completed, your CE certificate will be immediately available in your account in the NAADAC Education Center to download and print. All certificates will be stored in the NAADAC Education Center under your profile name. Click here for detailed step-by-step instructions on how to access your CE quiz and download your CE certificate.

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This webinar is NOT eligible for ASWB ACE CE hours or NASW CE hours.



Mark Sanders, LCSW, CADC, is an international speaker in the behavioral health field whose presentations have reached thousands throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, and the Caribbean Islands. He is co-author of Recovery Management with William White and Ernie Kurtz and author of Relationship Detox: How to Have Healthy Relationships in Recovery. He is the editor of Substance Use Disorders in African American Communities: Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery, and author of Counseling Chemically Dependent African American Women. His most recent book is entitled, Slipping through the Cracks: Intervention Strategies for Clients with Multiple Addictions and Disorders. He has had two stories published in the New York Times best-selling book series, Chicken Soup for the Soul. He is also a lecturer at the University of Chicago. 

Who Should Attend

Addiction professionals, employee assistance professionals, social workers, mental health counselors, professional counselors, psychologists, and other helping professionals that are interested in learning about addiction-related matters.

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