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Addiction, Spirituality and our Community

Thursday, July 28, 2022, 2:00 PM America/New_York
$99.00 Member Price:  $75.00 Dr. Hannah Deborah (Debbie ) Akerman PhD, LCSW

This workshop on Addiction, Spirituality and the orthodox Jewish community will last for ninety minutes.

The lecture will comprise  clinical and diagnostic information regarding addiction, definitions and applications of spirituality, and the intersection between the two. Participants who have little to no knowledge of addiction and addictive disorders will be able to conduct a rudimentary assessment for purposes of referral.
Clinicians will also gain an understanding of 12 step modality, how to assist clients with the access of such information, and using a holistic framework, learn why this program can be pivotal to recovery.

About the Presenter

Dr. Akerman is a licensed clinical social worker specializing in addictive disorders. Building on her dissertation which studied the orthodox Jewish community and addiction treatment, Dr. Akerman will give an overview of addiction, spirituality, treatment and it's implications to our community.l

These workshops offer 0 Live Interactive Continuing Education Credits

Addiction, Spirituality and our Community

Thursday, July 28, 2022, 2:00 PM America/New_York

Presenter: Dr. Hannah Deborah (Debbie ) Akerman PhD, LCSW

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Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to identify and refer clients with addiction
  2. Participants will be able to explain spirituality and its relevance to clinical practice
  3. Participants will be able to describe the relationship of spirituality and addictive disorders

These workshops offer 0 Live Interactive Continuing Education Credits

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This workshop on Addiction, Spirituality and the orthodox Jewish community will last for ninety minutes.

The lecture will comprise  clinical and diagnostic information regarding addiction, definitions and applications of spirituality, and the intersection between the two. Participants who have little to no knowledge of addiction and addictive disorders will be able to conduct a rudimentary assessment for purposes of referral.
Clinicians will also gain an understanding of 12 step modality, how to assist clients with the access of such information, and using a holistic framework, learn why this program can be pivotal to recovery.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to identify and refer clients with addiction
  2. Participants will be able to explain spirituality and its relevance to clinical practice
  3. Participants will be able to describe the relationship of spirituality and addictive disorders

Agenda:

1. What is addiction

   a. Neuro biology of addiction

   b. Cultural importance

  c.. Stigma

  d. Orthodox Judaism and addiction

 

 

 

2.Spirituality

  a. Is it necessary

  b. What does spirituality have to do with clinical practice among religious clinicians

  c. Spirituality and addiction.... does it really work

3. How do we use spirituality 

  a. Clinically with all of our clients

  b. With addictive disorders.

 

4. Questions/Commentsd



This presentation is open to:
  • Social Workers
  • Professional Counselors
  • Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Licensed Mental Health Practitioners
  • Other professionals interacting with populations engaged in mental health based services
Course Level: advanced
Level of Clinician: intermediate
  • New practitioners who wish to gain enhanced insight surrounding the topic
  • Experienced practitioners who seek to increase and expand fundamental knowledge surrounding the subject matter
  • Advanced practitioners seeking to review concepts and reinforce practice skills and/or access additional consultation
  • Managers seeking to broaden micro and/or macro perspectives

Participants will receive their certificate electronically upon completion of the webinar and course evaluation form.

Disability Access - If you require ADA accommodations, please contact our office 30 days or more before the event. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification. Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often, and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling. The grievance policy for trainings provided by the NEFESH INTERNATIONAL is available here Satisfactory Completion Participants must have paid the tuition fee, logged in and out each day, attended the entire workshop, and completed an evaluation to receive a certificate (If this is a pre-recorded program, a post-test with a passing grade of 80% to receive a certificate.) Failure to log in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available. Certificates are available after satisfactory course completion by clicking here.
There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this program.
  • NEFESH International is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0048.
  • NEFESH International is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Mental Health Counselor #MHC-0082
  • NEFESH International, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0116.
  • NEFESH International is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0046
  • This program is co-sponsored by NEFESH International and Therapist Express. NEFESH International is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NEFESH International maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Refund Policy: Full Refund until 48 hours before scheduled date.
48 hours before: full refund less $5.00 processing fee. After event no refund will be given.
*exclusions apply for reasonable need and cause.