UWLearns: When Substance Use + Disordered Eating Enter the Therapy Room
Presented by: Jen Flaxman, LCSW + Jenna Bumber, LCPC
Friday, December 1st, 9:30am-2:30pm
In-person at Urban Wellness
6321 N Avondale Ave #204, Chicago, IL 60631
Completion of this course earns 4 CE hours.
As therapists we often have clients who, during the course of therapy, share their experience with substance use, eating disorders or body image challenges, but we don’t always feel equipped to support them. These concerns can arise as coping strategies or co-morbidities when clients are struggling with other mental health challenges, or can be the primary reason for a client to seek care. They can impact clients in many parts of their lives, including social, emotional, school/workplace, relationships and physical health. It is essential that we cultivate an understanding of how best to support our clients as they navigate these challenges, and build our awareness of how to continue treating clients when we can and when to refer out for specialist support.
Join us for an all-day intensive training that will give you the tools to feel confident engaging with clients who reports substance use, eating disorders or body image challenges.
9:30-11:30 Recognizing, Assessing, Supporting or Referring: When Substance Use Enters the Therapy Room
11:30-12:30 Lunch Break (on your own)
12:30-2:30 Recognizing, Assessing, Supporting or Referring: When Disordered Eating and Body Image Enter the Therapy Room
This course will provide participants with the knowledge and skills they need to effectively support clients who may start therapy for one reason, but bring substance use or eating disorders to light during treatment.
Upon completion of this course, therapists will be able to:
Identify the symptoms of substance use disorder and understand how and why clients might use substances, assess for level of acuity
Develop treatment plans for clients with co-morbid substance use disorder
Implement evidence-based interventions for substance use disorder
Provide support, guidance and when necessary, referrals to clients with substance use disorder
Identify the symptoms of substance disordered eating and understand how and why clients might struggle with food and body image, assess for level of acuity
Develop treatment plans for clients with co-morbid disordered eating
Implement evidence-based interventions for disordered eating
Provide support, guidance and when necessary, referrals to clients with disordered eating
Course Fee: $160
Urban Wellness, Ltd. has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7025. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Urban Wellness, Ltd. is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.