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Alcoholism and Other Chemical Substance Dependency Training

A mandated, 15-hour course for LEP licensure renewal

Friday and Saturday SOLD OUT!
February 24 and 25, 2012
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., both days

Santa Clara County Office of Education
1290 Ridder Park Drive
San Jose, CA 95131

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This two-day presentation is designed to provide participants with a basic understanding of the role of alcohol and drugs and the dynamics of addiction in the lives of many of the clients/pupils with whom you will be working. It is designed to meet the licensing requirements for LEP's and Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT's) and knowledge base for school counselors (PPS's). Included in the presentation is the definition of alcoholism and other chemical dependency concerns (including co-morbidity) and the medical aspects of addiction, assessment, diagnosis, treatment and relapse prevention strategies to gain an understanding of "whole person" assessment from an addiction recovery perspective.

The 15-hour workshop will also include training in: The definition of alcoholism and other chemical dependency, and the evaluation of the abuser; medical aspects of alcoholism and other chemical dependency, current theories of the etiology of substance abuse, the role of persons and systems that support or compound the abuse; major treatment approaches to alcoholism and chemical dependency; legal aspects of substance abuse; knowledge of certain populations at risk with regard to substance abuse; community resources offering assessment, treatment and follow-up for the abuser and family; the process of referring affected persons; and education concerning and prevention of substance abuse. Family dynamics/impact of addiction, needs of special populations and treatment options will be explored. Educational materials, community resources will additionally be shared.

Judy Davis, M.A., MFT
, is an adjunct faculty member of the Psychology Department and teaches addiction studies courses at Los Angeles Pierce College. She is also core faculty and associate director, Department of School Counseling at Phillips Graduate Institute, where she also serves as the field placement coordinator and director of the Family Therapy Program in a Clinical Setting. She previously was an associate faculty member conducting "Case Conference" and Applied Therapeutic Methodology instructional courses for MA/MFT students reviewing theoretical orientations offered in curriculum as well as experiential demonstrations.

Ms. Davis also works as a clinical supervisor for group and individual supervision with trainees, interns and chemical dependency specialists at the Optimum Performance Institute in Woodland Hills. She maintains her private practice as M.F.T. in Tarzana, CA


$175 CASP members

$350 nonmembers

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Course meets the qualifications for 15 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, under PCE 1599, California Association of School Psychologists.