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Substance Abuse Assessment: Why, How, and What Do You Do With It?

About the Course:

This webinar is one in a series of educational videos for professionals presented by the Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence as part of the Integrative Services Project. This course discusses why substance abuse assessment is a critical component of advocacy; describes how and when to do basic substance use screening in a trauma-informed manner; and identifies how to incorporate information gained from a client into your advocacy toward their personal goals.

This course is based on the article, Substance Abuse Assessment: Why, How, and What Do You Do With It? created by Silvia Benitez, et al. in 2017.

Publication Date:

2017

Course Material Authors

Silvia Benitez

Silvia Benitez-Richards has worked with the ISPIA, as a liaison and trainer for Substance Abuse and Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault agencies around rural Iowa and as a Substance Abuse Counselor for Youth and Shelter Services (YSS) in Ames and Marshalltown, IA. Silvia started as a Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Advocate from 2008-2013 with Waypoint Services, and continue her education as a Drug/Alcohol Abuse and Dependence Outpatient Counselor for the Area Substance Abuse Council (ASAC)

Megan Jones

Megan B. Jones is a researcher who does work with IPV and Substance Abuse.

Course Creator

Anna Lynn Hollis, Ph.D., School Psychologist

Anna Hollis, Ph.D., NCSP, is a nationally certified school psychologist currently living near Detroit, Michigan. She is licensed as a psychologist in 2 states (Michigan and South Carolina) and certified as a school psychologist in in 5 states (South Carolina, Michigan, Vermont, Pennsylvania, and Maryland). She is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA); the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP); the Michigan Association of School Psychologists (MASP); and the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS). Dr. Hollis obtained her Ph.D. in School Psychology from the University of South Carolina. Her professional interests include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT); Positive Psychology; Trauma-Informed Practice; and Urban School Psychology.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for all behavioral/mental health professionals and advocates who are seeking additional knowledge about the screening/assessment and treatment of substance use/misuse/addiction. This course is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Discuss why substance abuse assessment is a critical component of advocacy.

  2. Describe how and when to do basic substance use screening in a trauma-informed manner;

  3. Identify and discuss how to incorporate information gained from a client into your advocacy toward their personal goals.

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Course Number 102687
1 credit hour
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