Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Harold Gates

Cultural Competence, Cultural Responsiveness and Substance Use Disorder, Harold Gates, MSSW, CISW, HS-BCP

In this session, participants will: 

  • Be able to define cultural competence and how it relates to your professional self.
  • Be able to demonstrate how cultural competence and cultural responsiveness are reflected in your services.
  • Be able to assess cultural competence as it relates to your services and your professional skills.
  •  Be able to move forward with an action plan specific to your substance abuse services to increase cultural competence/cultural responsiveness.


David Nelson

Strong Coffee, Burnt Toast: Building Health and Resilience with Mindfulness, David Nelson, PhD

In this session, participants will: 

  • Learn the basics of mindfulness and how it affects the brain and aids recovery.
  • Learn how to practically apply mindfulness in a clinical or informal setting.
  • Experience a variety of mindfulness practices.
Friday, may 3, 2019- 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Matthew Felgus

Opioids and Beyond: What to Know and What to do About Commonly Used Substances, Dr. Matthew Felgus

In this session, participants will: 

  • Understand in-depth what's unique about each of the following psychoactive substances: alcohol, opioids, cannabis, meth and other stimulants, benzodiazepines, hallucinogens
  • Understand when medication is appropriate to treat abuse of specific substances and the benefits and drawbacks of various treatment strategies, including medication
  • Identify and describe the mental health conditions commonly co-occurring with substance use disorders

Speaker Bio's

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Target Audience

Substance abuse counselors, recovery coaches and advocates, health care professionals, social workers and service providers.


$100 - Thursday or Friday Only

$150 - Both Thursday and Friday


6 CEUs per day

Cancellation Policy

If for any reason you are unable to attend your scheduled course, please contact us prior to the start date of the course. This will ensure that we can provide a full refund of your course fees. If there are extenuating circumstances that prevented you from attending a course, please contact our office as soon as possible. If we do not receive any correspondence from you, you will be responsible for full payment of course fees.

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