This online course will consist of 4, 6 hour sessions. The program will be streaming live Wednesday, February 7, 14, 21, 28, 2024 from 8:30am – 4:00pm PT after purchase. Please adjust timing for your time zone.
Recorded footage and all course content (certificate, videos, quiz) will be available until March 6, 2024. Participants are encouraged to attend the live sessions to be able to interact and participate in group discussions/activities. Extensions cannot be granted under any circumstances. Please allow 1 – 3 business days after the session airs for recorded footage to become available.
Registration will close on February 6, 2024.
This 4-week certificate program will provide attendees with practical tools for the assessment and treatment of substance addictions. Traditionally substance addiction treatment and subsequent cessation are considered a necessary first step before addressing additional psychological symptoms or presenting issues. However, this viewpoint often eliminates access to help for individuals and their families who are not yet committed to sobriety. Rather, having a broader understanding of the development and treatment of the disorder can equip treatment providers with an effective yet flexible approach enabling them to support a wider array of clients.
Utilizing current empirical evidence, this program will provide an overview of the field of addictions from a holistic understanding of the development of the disorder. From there, guidance will be offered for the assessment of substance addictions with the goal to equip treatment providers to optimally recommend a path of treatment. Given the complexity and persistent nature of substance addictions, effective treatment is multifaceted and often lengthy. Having a holistic understanding and tools to address each component increases the likelihood, and often confidence, of treatment providers.
As such, attendees will leave this program equipped with practical techniques to address aspects of the biological, social, psychological, and existential components of substance addiction. This includes an overview of various invention methods including CBT and narrative therapy in order to address a variety of client presentations.
Bringing her years of experiences in both outpatient and inpatient settings, Dr. Muth will present the complex topic of substance addiction in a practical and useful manner. Using examples, humour, and an eclectic understanding of psychology and substance addiction, Dr. Muth will aim to leave attendees both entertained and confident in their understanding of substance addictions.