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Digital Seminar

Stimulants: A Hidden Epidemic *Pre-Order*


Faculty:
Paul Brasler
Duration:
2 Hours 46 Minutes
Copyright :
Oct 25, 2019
Product Code:
POS055575
Media Type:
Digital Seminar


Description

This digital seminar is currently on pre-order meaning that the video will not be ready until 2-3 weeks after the program has taken place.

As many communities focus on the current opioid crisis, we have seen an alarming rise in people using cocaine, methamphetamines and designer stimulants like “Bath Salts.”

The misuse of these chemicals, including a surge in the use of stimulants among people being treated for opioid use disorder, has largely gone unnoticed. And yes, people die every day from mis-using stimulants, whether it’s sharing another person’s prescription or using methamphetamine.

Stimulants are everywhere, in energy drinks, prescription medications and illicit chemicals. Because of their prevalence, clinicians need to be equipped to recognize stimulant misuse and effectively intervene with their clients.

All mental health clinicians, not just those working in substance use treatment, need to be aware of stimulant misuse, the various chemicals mis-used and ways to treat these clients.

Paul Brasler has over 22 years of experience in working with adolescents and adults who misuse stimulants and other chemicals.

Watch Paul as he helps you better understand clients who misuse stimulants and the ways you can confidently help your clients.

In this recording and you’ll learn:

  • What types of stimulants are being misused
  • How to recognize stimulant abuse/misuse in your clients
  • Treatment strategies for stimulant misuse
  • Why stimulant misuse is on the increase

Credits


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**Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.



Faculty

Paul Brasler Related seminars and products: 4

MA, MSW, LCSW


Paul Brasler, MA, MSW, LCSW, has worked in the social work field for the past 22 years. His work experience includes adolescent residential treatment, inpatient and outpatient substance abuse treatment, experiential group process, being a mental health provider on a hostage negotiation team, drug court senior clinician, private practice with individuals and families, and crisis interventions.

For the past seven years, Paul has worked in five emergency departments in the greater Richmond, Virginia area conducting psychiatric assessments of patients in crisis. Paul helps the most vulnerable population in his community, and he enjoys the intersection of mental health, substance abuse and medicine. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Graduate School of Social Work, Paul returned to his alma mater to teach in 2012.

While he readily acknowledges the need for coherent and meanstested theories to support practice, he ultimately values the live experience of putting strategies into practical use. Seminar attendees consistently note that they like how he uses “real life” examples in his presentation.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Paul Brasler is in private practice. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Paul Brasler has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose. 


Additional Info

Program Information

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Objectives

  1. Learn the signs and symptoms of stimulant misuse and how to identify them in your clients.
  2. Understand the wide variety of stimulants, including the differences between legal and illicit stimulants.
  3. Develop an understanding of the lived experience of stimulant addiction and why it is so difficult to stop using cocaine, methamphetamine (and even caffeine).
  4. Become proficient at selecting the right treatment for your clients struggling with stimulant misuse. 

Outline

The Scope and Extent of the Problem

  • Epidemiology and trends
  • What are people using?
    • Cocaine
    • Amphetamines
    • Methamphetamine
    • “Bath Salts”
    • Nicotine
    • Caffeine
    • …and others…
  • Who is using stimulants?
  • Prescriptions v. street drugs – what’s the difference?

The Neurobiology of Stimulant Use

  • The drive to use How addiction hijacks the brain
  • Why it’s hard to quit
  • Behavioral effects
  • Psychological effects

Identification and Assessment: What to Look for in Session and Beyond

  • Top 10 signs of stimulant misuse
  • Co-occurring disorders
    • Mood disorders (bipolar disorders and depressive disorders)
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
    • Psychotic disorders
    • Personality disorders
    • Disorders diagnosed in childhood (conduct disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)

Treatment Techniques You Need to Know

  • Psychoeducation
  • Pharmacology
  • Psychotherapy
    • Individual counseling strategies
    • Group counseling strategies
  • Peer support

Target Audience

  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Counselors
  • Teachers
  • School Administrators
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Case Managers
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

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Total Reviews: 12

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