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Recorded Webinars for Addictions

Fundamentals of Motivational Interviewing Home Study (3 CEs)
Presenter: Michael Madson, Ph.D.

“Excellent, the Professor is an expert in the field and answered my many questions. Could not be improved..”-Eric B., Licensed Professional Counselor, New York

It is estimated that roughly 80% of clients who enter treatment are ambivalent about changing their behavior. Motivational interviewing (MI) is an intentional, client centered approach for facilitating increases in motivation for behavior change by assisting clients in exploring and resolving ambivalence. MI, as a counseling style, has been shown to be effective with a wide variety of problem behaviors such as substance abuse, adopting healthy behaviors (eating, exercise), treatment adherence and compliance, and other psychological problems. Thus, mental health workers from various backgrounds practicing in a variety of settings are beginning to integrate MI into their clinical repertoire. 

This introduction to MI will acquaint the audience with basic concepts and methods of MI. As such participants will be exposed to the foundational concepts including the “spirit,” principles and processes of MI that can be integrated with one’s approach to counseling and psychotherapy. Building on this foundation the foundational philosophy and active principles will be discussed with emphasis on MI’s unique focus on increasing change talk and reducing talk maintaining the status quo. The webinar will conclude with a brief overview of the evidence base for MI. 

Seminar ID: 4793

"I really enjoyed Dr. McDuff's presentation style and was impressed with the clarity of his explanations."-Larry D., Psychologist, New Mexico 

Substance abuse is one of the most common clinical problems of patients who present for treatment.  These patients struggle with a life threatening, clinically complex problem that is subject to a variety of physiological and psychological factors.  This webinar will focus on treating people plagued by complex additions issues.  You will learn about the risk and protective factors related to addiction.  There will also be useful suggestions for assessing and treating addicted patients.  Adolescent addiction will be discussed.  There will also be material on motivational interviewing and effective stress control.


Seminar ID: 759

Paraphilic Disorders are often referenced but rarely defined. In some jurisdictions, they serve as the basis for involuntary commitment and in some situations become the source of wry humor. This seminar will attempt to canvas Paraphilias and Paraphilic Disorders and detail what is known and unknown about aspects of human sexual behavior. We will try to abandon moral judgments and take an objective stance with the topic. Approaches to making these diagnoses and clues to follow-up and specialized referral will be referenced.
Seminar ID: 4297

The statistics behind the opioid crisis in the United States compel action from legislative, medical, and psychological stakeholders. This seminar will summarize the history of how we came to this point in the epidemic and reveal what steps (some effective, some misguided) have been taken so far to remedy the tragic outcomes. We will examine our own personal biases toward this heated topic that might influence both how we interpret data trends and also impact our rapport when treating patients with addictive behaviors. We will explore how psychologists and other mental health professionals can assist individuals with Opioid Use Disorder through research, risk assessment, behavioral support for substance abuse recovery programs, therapeutic interventions for chronic pain to minimize opioid use, community education, and patient/professional advocacy. Links to additional resources and book/wookbook recommendations will be provided.
Seminar ID: 5310


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