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Recorded on Wednesday, July 13, 2016

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This webinar is designed to expand the knowledge of clinicians who work with the female population.  Women are at a higher risk for developing a dual diagnosis.  However, they are less likely to seek treatment due to the fear and stigma involved in receiving treatment.  Women are also more likely to be misdiagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, this mistake, therefore results in improper treatment and often times a relapse.  In addition, women experience higher rates of self-harm behavior.  Unisex treatment centers are often times not equipped or trained to treat special areas of women issues, which include childhood trauma and abuse, resulting in poor success rates.  Proper training and understanding of women’s issues can increase success rates and sobriety in women.

Learning Objectives
  • Identify and define a dual diagnosis
  • Identify self-harm behaviors in women
  • Properly assess and determine proper treatment for women with dual diagnosis and self-harm behaviors

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Amanda Graham, EdD, LPC, NCC, FACACAC, CSAC has a BS in Psychology, Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling, and Doctorate in Counseling Psychology. She worked at Wallens Ridge State Prison in Big Stone Gap, VA as a Psychology Associate; Lee County Public School system as a Psycho-educational Specialist delivering individual counseling, crisis intervention, psychological testing, and behavioral modification for children Pre-K to 12. While pursuing her doctorate, she worked part-time as a Career Counselor. Amanda is also trained in Moral Reconation Therapy and in Crisis Intervention. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor in the state of Virginia; a National Certified Counselor; and a Fellow Associate Credentialed Advanced Substance Abuse Counselor. Amanda has worked in the higher education for over four years focusing mainly on addictions classes.

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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