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Substance Abuse Specialist Training - November 2024

November 12 @ 9:00 am - November 14 @ 5:00 pm

When

November 12-14, 2024
The training begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 5:00 p.m. each day
The online classroom will open at 8:30 a.m. each day.

Where

Online (Link to be provided before first day)

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

REGISTRATION IS LIMITED TO 50 PARTICIPANTS.

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 drug 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 documentation skills.
  6. To provide quality services to clients to enhance their chances for long-term recovery.

Trainers

Ben Barth, LPCS, CCS, AADC, LAC, of Behavioral Health Services of Pickens County
Charles S. Bell, MPA, MA, LAC, CS, MAC, SAP, Shoreline Behavioral Health Services
Rebecca Whitt Burgess, MA, LAC, CS, of Charleston Center
James Campbell, LPC, LAC, MAC, AADC, of the Southeast Addiction Technology Transfer Center
Kimbley Smith, MEd, LPC/S, LAC/S, CS, MAC, of Phoenix Center
Charlie Stinson, MS, LAC, MAC, CPS, of GateWay Counseling Center

Contact

Lachelle Frederick, DAODAS
803.896.1158
lfrederick@daodas.sc.gov

Credit

18 hours & certification as a Substance Abuse Specialist (once certification test is passed)

Cost

None

Registration Deadline

November 5, 2024

Details

Start:
November 12 @ 9:00 am
End:
November 14 @ 5:00 pm

Venue

Virtual

Remaining Entries: 48

Registration Limit: 50