Fri, Apr 08|
Online via Zoom
When a Client Reveals a Substance Use Problem: Ethical Challenges for the Therapist (2022 Spring Ethics Series)
Learn how to assess a clients substance use through the DSMV and how to communicate the next steps with Theresa Winther, LMFT, SUDP/MAC, EMDR certified.
Time & Location
Apr 08, 2022, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Online via Zoom
About the Event
Learn how to assess a clients substance use through the DSMV and how to communicate the next steps. Through assessment and conversation, a client can work through gaining an understanding of the effects of their use on themselves and the systems around them. Clients are the experts on themselves and therapists can support change and provide interventions that elicit changes for substance use.
Theresa Winther, LMFT, SUDP/MAC, EMDR certified, has over 20 years of experience in mental, emotional, and behavioral health services, specializing in counseling clients with a desire to change their behavior for a more fulfilling life. As a Marriage & Family Therapist with a Masters in Addiction counseling, Theresa relies on the partnership between herself and clients in therapy to create a space for growth, goal achievement and internal peace. Her experience gives her a special understanding of adolescents, couples & families, Breast Cancer survivors and clients working with schools and community systems. Theresa focuses on providing therapeutic support to adolescents and adults whose behaviors are no longer benefiting them or those around them.
1. Participants will know the differences between the DSM IV and V with new definitions of substance use/dependence.
2. Participants will leave with tools that have reminder acronyms to utilize when talking to clients, couples, and families regarding substance use.
3. Participants will leave with clarity on what their ethical decision-making process is around deciding when to refer a client on to a specialist.
2 Law & Ethics CEs