Welcome to course descriptions! Here you will find brief descriptions of several courses that are offered at FOC. When a course is scheduled there will be additional information regarding the presenter, CEU information, course objectives, and payment information by selecting the course on this page to view the flyer or by visiting our registration page. If you have any questions please feel free to email our training department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ethics & Recovery Coaching Parts 1 & 2
This is a two session course that addresses ethics for recovery coaches. Attendees do not have to attend both sessions, although it is encouraged. In the first session, attendees will learn about the MCBAP code of ethics, ethical behavior and decision making, and practical application in their work. The second session focuses on managing boundaries, integrating and understanding culture, and personal development including self-care.
Target Audience: This is for individuals working as Recovery Coaches or Peer Recovery Mentors. There are no prior trainings required. Session 1 of this is being offered on September 14, 2016 from 8:30 am-12:30 pm and session 2 is being offered on September 22, 2016 from 8:30 am-12:30 pm. Both will be presented by Sara L. Paxton LMSW, CAADC, CCS who has extensive experience in the substance use field as a counselor, supervisor, administrator, and trainer. For further information on the course view our flyer (here). Registration is available through our website on the registration page and is open for session 1 through September 13 and for session 2 through September 21. Registration is available the day of the training at the location. Please note that some individuals are eligible for a discount by registering for both at the same time.
Prescription Drugs: A Family & Community Substance Use Disorder
In this workshop, participants will learn about the impact prescription drugs can have on families and communities. Focused discussion regarding the impact of prescription drugs will occur after viewing the documentary “Prescription Thugs”. Participants will learn about current trends, including concerns regarding substance use disorders related to prescription drugs and the impact on a local level. Finally, participants will have the opportunity to discuss how beliefs and values regarding prescription drugs have impacted use in the United States. This course is designed to be inclusive of those working in the substance use field and/or with families and children. Participants are not required to have advanced knowledge of substance use disorders to attend and the training is open to Recovery Coaches and Case Managers working with substance use disorders. This course was recently offered, but if you would like to request information on how to contract with us to offer it privately please contact the training department.
DSM 5: Practical Use in Clinical Settings
This is a series of three trainings dividing the DSM-5 into sections. Participants will learn about changes to the DSM criteria, gain a greater understanding of diagnostic criteria, identify how this may impact practice, and will have an opportunity to practice skills related to diagnosing. Session 1: Neurodevelopmental disorders, Schizophrenia Spectrum & other Psychotic Disorders, Bipolar & Related Disorders, Depressive Disorders, Somatic Symptom & Related Disorders, Feeding & Eating Disorders, and Elimination Disorders. Session 2: Anxiety Disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive & Related Disorders, Trauma & Stressor- Related Disorders, Dissociative Disorders, and Substance-Related & Addictive Disorders. Session 3: Sleep-Wake Disorders, Sexual Dysfunctions, Gender Dysphoria, Disruptive, Impulse-control, and Conduct Disorders, Neurocognitive Disorders, Personality Disorders, Paraphilic Disorders, Other Mental Disorders, Medication-Induced Movement Disorders & Other Adverse Effects of Medication, Other Conditions that may be a focus of clinical attention. If you would like to request information on how to contract with our training department to offer it privately please contact the training department.
Ethics & Pain Management
This training will provide attendees with education on the NASW social work code of ethics and on understanding the use of Medical Marihuana, Suboxone, & Methadone in pain management. Attendees will be provided with strategies and practical tools for addressing ethical issues and applying the NASW code of ethics in social work practice, specifically focusing on the values, ethical principles, ethical responsibilities to clients, and ethical responsibilities to colleagues. Attendees will learn about the importance of understanding the impact of physical pain on individuals and specific treatment methodologies in addressing pain.
Changing Together: Interventions for Children & Families in Different Stages of Change
Part I: Attendees will be provided with a brief review the stages of change and how to identify which stage an individual and/or a family is in. Attendees will learn several practical interventions to use with children and families in various stages of change. Finally, attendees will learn how to apply the knowledge gained to situations through practice and case studies.
Part II: This training builds upon the previous one that gives a brief overview of the stages of change and how to use them. This part will focus on learning more practical interventions to use with children and families in various stages of change. Attendees will also learn how to apply the knowledge gained to situations through practice and case studies.
Beneath the Surface: Addressing Trauma & Substance Use
Attendees will learn about the relationship between trauma and substance use, including the impact of historical trauma on specific populations. Attendees will learn strategies for addressing trauma and substance use disorders with individuals and families in a therapeutic setting. The workshop will focus on connections between trauma and substance use disorders, practical interventions and treatment modalities that can be utilized in therapeutic settings, and the role of the therapist.
The Elephant in the Room: What to Do When a Parent Has A Substance Use Disorder
This training will provide attendees with education on addiction as a disease and the challenges of addressing parental substance use when a child or teen is the primary client. It will provide practical interventions to use in therapy, ways to address family conflict in relation to the substance use, strategies for helping kids cope with the substance use, and the role of the therapist. Attendees will be provided with information on community resources for the parents, educational materials on substance use and the impact of the use, and tools/resources for practical interventions to use in treatment.
Co-Occurring Disorders & Complex Needs
Attendees will begin by gaining an understanding of the characteristics, definitions, and principles associated with co-occurring disorders. It will provide information on techniques for engaging and assessing individuals with co-occurring disorders, including how to assess for high risk factors. Attendees will learn ways to assist the client in identifying strengths and supports, determining the stage of change, and on addressing the impact of the disorders on each other.
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