Free NAADAC Webinar

A Recorded Webinar

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Recorded on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 

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According to the CDC, drug overdose deaths have increased by nearly 5% from 2018 to 2019. Over 70% of the 70,630 deaths in 2019 involved an opioid. Staff, peers, and others who have served and supported those experiencing addictions are not always allowed to grieve when their clients and patients die. They may also find it more challenging to process the loss. Grief is a normal response to drug overdose deaths, and sorrow can happen in response to death and non-death losses. This interactive webinar will explore the various components of grief and loss. It will encourage employers to create "workplace grieving spaces" for employees to grieve when it seems improper. It will also help participants identify healthier ways of grieving, coping, and healing after a loss.


Lisa Connors, LCPC, NCC, MAC, ABD, teaches chemical dependency/substance use disorder courses at Anne Arundel Community College. She has worked with and provided training on topics such as HIV/AIDS, substance use and mental health disorders, violence/abuse/trauma, grief and loss, and social injustices to organizations such as NAADAC, Maryland Counseling Association, Maryland Department of Health, MCASA-Maryland Women of Color Network, NORC at the University of Chicago, NBCC Foundation, NASW-MD Chapter, and NAMI-Baltimore. As a member of NAADAC, she has participated in numerous trainings. In addition, Connors is a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC) and specializes in clinical work with clients who have co-occurring issues.

Learning Objectives
  • Participants will be able to define three components of grief and loss and how it affects them and other individuals from a physical, emotional, cognitive, behavioral, and spiritual perspective.
  • Participants will be able to describe at least four myths and stigmas associated with grief and loss.
  • Participants will be able to apply two hands-on exercises to assist participants in grieving in a "safe space."
Content Level


  • Intermediate level courses provide information that builds on knowledge practitioners with some experience already have. These courses focus on skill-building or adding knowledge, possibly following a brief overview of basic information, and involve using information in concrete situations and understanding the underlying structure of the material.

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This course meets the qualifications for one and a half (1.5) hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

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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