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Substance Abuse Specialist Training

October 25 @ 9:00 am - October 27 @ 5:00 pm

When

October 25-27, 2002

The training begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 5:00 p.m.

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 25 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

Rebecca Whitt Burgess, M.A., LAC, CACII, of Charleston Center

Charles S. Bell, MPA, MA, LAC, CS, MAC, SAP, Shoreline Behavioral Health Services

Ed Johnson, LPC, LAC, MAC, of the Southeast Addiction Technology Transfer Center

Kimbley Smith, M.Ed., LPC/S, LAC, MAC, CACII, of Phoenix Center

Charlie Stinson, M.S., LAC, CAC II, MAC, CPS, of GateWay Counseling Center

Contact

Lisa Davis, DAODAS

803.896.1154

ldavis@daodas.sc.gov

Credit

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

Cost

None

Registration Deadline

October 20, 2022

Details

Start:
October 25 @ 9:00 am
End:
October 27 @ 5:00 pm

Venue

Virtual

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Registration Limit: 25

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