Substance Abuse Specialist Training

  • When
    • June 6, 7 & 10, 2019
    • Sign-in begins at 8:30 a.m. Training begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 4:30 p.m.
  • Where
    • FAVOR Greenville
    • 355 Woodruff Road, Suite 303
    • Greenville, SC 29607
  • Who Should Attend
    • County alcohol and drug abuse authority staff who have a minimum of a high school diploma (or GED equivalent) and will be responsible for providing Medicaid-reimbursable services
  • Prerequisite
    • Each attendee must be an employee of a county alcohol and drug abuse authority.
  •  Description
    • This training will provide a basic overview and the knowledge and skills needed for Substance Abuse Specialists to facilitate life-skills groups and provide family-support services and behavior-modification services. Participants will also learn basic documentation skills. Each attendee will have to pass a test at the end of the course to be able to provide these services.
  •  Objectives
    • 1) To receive a basic overview of alcohol and other drugs abuse.
    • 2) To gain knowledge of how to motivate clients and use listening skills to support and provide services to meet clients’ needs.
    • 3) To gain a basic knowledge of family dynamics and child development.
    • 4) To acquire an understanding of how to work with clients in crisis for a positive resolution.
    • 5) To learn basic group-facilitation skills.
    • 6) To learn basic documentation skills.
    • 7) To provide quality services to clients to enhance their chances for long-term recovery.
  • Trainers
    • Jenny Bouknight, LISW-CP, and Nathan Lee Tate, LMSW, LCAS, LAC, MAC, CPPS, of DAODAS; James Campbell, LPC, LAC, MAC, of the Southeast Addiction Technology Transfer Center; Liz Rampy, M.Ed., LPC, LAC, of Behavioral Health Services of Pickens County; and Charlie Stinson, M.S., LAC, CAC II, MAC, CPS, of GateWay Counseling Center
  • Credit
    • 19 hours & certification as a Substance Abuse Specialist (once certification test is passed)
  • Cost
    • $75.00 (Lunch is on your own.)
  • Registration Deadline
    • May 31, 2019