Substance of Abuse
9:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Addiction and Treatment History and Knowledge
1:00 PM - 4:15 PM
This training begins by explaining the neuroscience behind substance use and addiction and how new discoveries are shaping both the understanding of addiction as well as the application in substance use treatment. Participants then journey through the classes of substances to understand their short and long term effects. There is a focus on identifying current trends in drug abuse, including understanding the evolution and current status of the opiate epidemic, as well as emerging use of synthetic drugs.
This training focuses on learning about the history and evolution of addiction and addiction treatment. Historical models of addiciont and treatment will be presented and contrasted with more contemporary models including the Disease Model and Relationship Model. Attendees will learn about the biopsychosocial, spiritual, and cultural factors that are associted with addiction. A discussion will be held on issues such as stigma an awareness that effect society's views of addiction.
About the Speaker: Steven Kerestes
Stephen Kerestes, LPCC-S, LICDC is a coordinator of the School Based Mental Health team at CommQuest Services, Internship Coordinator and trainer for Pyramid Services. He also serves as an adjunct professor for Motivational Interviewing at Walsh University. Prior, he was lead counselor at the Smith House, a residential treatment center for adolescents with substance abuse and mental health problems. He specialized in teaching social responsibility to clients. A graduate of the University of Akron, he has received extensive training in Motivational Interviewing as well as in problem gambling counseling. he shows great passion in his work with clients as well as in supervision, training, and program development. He takes a a creative approach to counseling and is a dynamic and engaging speaker.
REGISTRATION & CANCELLATION INFORMATION:
Class sizes are limited, so register early. Classes with low registrations may be canceled. If the class is canceled or moved, participants will be contacted via email at least 24 hours in advance.
Classes start and end on time. To ensure a quality experience for all, please arrive (in-person) or log in (virtual) at least 15 minutes prior to the class start time. CEU credits will be adjusted 0.25 credit hours for every 15 minutes not in attendance; adjusted certificates will be emailed to participants within 3 business days after the training. Hard copies of certificates will be mailed upon request.
It is difficult to control room temperature to everyone's comfort level. We suggest you dress in layers that can be adaptable to warm and cool temperatures.
For auditing purposes, arrival and departure times and signature are required on attendance sheets.