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Touro College Graduate School of Social Work:
The Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program Opioid Workforce Expansion Program Continuing Education Webinar "Harm Reduction" - Policy and Practice

 

 

Harm reduction is a proactive and evidence-based approach to reduce the negative personal and public health impacts of behavior associated with alcohol and other substance use at both the individual and community levels.

 

Harm reduction is an important part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s comprehensive approach to addressing substance use disorders through prevention, treatment, and recovery where individuals who use substances set their own goals. Harm reduction organizations incorporate a spectrum of strategies that meet people “where they are” on their own terms, and may serve as a pathway to additional prevention, treatment, and recovery services. Harm reduction works by addressing broader health and social issues through improved policies, programs, and practices. (adapted from https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/harm-reduction)

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Touro College Graduate School of Social Work:
The Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program Opioid Workforce Expansion Program Continuing Education Webinar "Harm Reduction" - Policy and Practice

Wednesday, May 18, 2022, 5:00 PM EST

Presenter: Professor James Hollywood, LCSW, moderator Professor Joe Turner, JD Professor Wendy Mincer, MS, MA, LPC, NCC

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Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to discover how and why the Harm Reduction principle (based on the Portugal Model) works and how it aligns services and programs to the individual needs of substance use clients. Attendees will apply and improve counseling techniques in dual diagnosis for bidirectional comorbidities of mental health and substance use and analyze how the tenets of Harm Reduction can be applied in a person-centered format to clients seeking help, moderation, and even abstinence.
  2. Participants will be able to explore ways to cultivate a Harm Reduction mindset, "paper to practice" while envisioning what Harm Reduction in practice actually looks like, as well as how to explain the concept to clients and patients in order to minimize stigma and relapse (reoccurrence).
  3. Participants will be able to demonstrate a deep understanding of the history and evolution of Harm Reduction in both science and practice.
  4. Participants will be able to d. Explore the intersection of Harm Reduction engagement and social justice as a holistic approach to OUD/SUD.

These workshops offer 2 Live Interactive Continuing Education Credits

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Harm reduction is a proactive and evidence-based approach to reduce the negative personal and public health impacts of behavior associated with alcohol and other substance use at both the individual and community levels.

 

Harm reduction is an important part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s comprehensive approach to addressing substance use disorders through prevention, treatment, and recovery where individuals who use substances set their own goals. Harm reduction organizations incorporate a spectrum of strategies that meet people “where they are” on their own terms, and may serve as a pathway to additional prevention, treatment, and recovery services. Harm reduction works by addressing broader health and social issues through improved policies, programs, and practices. (adapted from https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/harm-reduction)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to discover how and why the Harm Reduction principle (based on the Portugal Model) works and how it aligns services and programs to the individual needs of substance use clients. Attendees will apply and improve counseling techniques in dual diagnosis for bidirectional comorbidities of mental health and substance use and analyze how the tenets of Harm Reduction can be applied in a person-centered format to clients seeking help, moderation, and even abstinence.
  2. Participants will be able to explore ways to cultivate a Harm Reduction mindset, "paper to practice" while envisioning what Harm Reduction in practice actually looks like, as well as how to explain the concept to clients and patients in order to minimize stigma and relapse (reoccurrence).
  3. Participants will be able to demonstrate a deep understanding of the history and evolution of Harm Reduction in both science and practice.
  4. Participants will be able to d. Explore the intersection of Harm Reduction engagement and social justice as a holistic approach to OUD/SUD.


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: intermediate
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 workshops 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.
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  • 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 licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0046
  • 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.

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*exclusions apply for reasonable need and cause.