The Treatment of High Functioning Alcoholics, Addicts, & Dual Diagnosis

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Winnipeg - November 6, 2017          (Click here for price and venue details)

$187.95 ($179 + GST) - Early Rate - On or before September 25, 2017
$198.45 ($189 + GST) - Middle Rate - On or before October 23, 2017
$208.95 ($199 + GST) - Regular Rate - After October 23, 2017

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Canad Inn Polo Park | Venue Web Site
1405 St. Matthews Avenue | Map and directions

Vancouver - November 7, 2017          (Click here for price and venue details)

$187.95 ($179 + GST) - Early Rate - On or before September 25, 2017
$198.45 ($189 + GST) - Middle Rate - On or before October 23, 2017
$208.95 ($199 + GST) - Regular Rate - After October 23, 2017

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Executive Hotel Burnaby | Venue Web Site
4201 Lougheed Highway | Map and directions

Edmonton - November 27, 2017          (Click here for price and venue details)

$187.95 ($179 + GST) - Early Rate - On or before October 16, 2017
$198.45 ($189 + GST) - Middle Rate - On or before November 14, 2017
$208.95 ($199 + GST) - Regular Rate - After November 14, 2017

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Edmonton Inn | Venue Web Site
11834 Kingsway Avenue | Map and directions

Calgary - November 28, 2017          (Click here for price and venue details)

$187.95 ($179 + GST) - Early Rate - On or before October 16, 2017
$198.45 ($189 + GST) - Middle Rate - On or before November 14, 2017
$208.95 ($199 + GST) - Regular Rate - After November 14, 2017

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Carriage House Inn | Venue Web Site
9030 Macleod Trail South | Map and directions

Saskatoon - March 19, 2018          (Click here for price and venue details)

$177.45 ($169 + GST) - Super Early Rate - On or before December 18, 2017
$187.95 ($179 + GST) - Early Rate - On or before February 5, 2018
$198.45 ($189 + GST) - Middle Rate - On or before March 5, 2018
$208.95 ($199 + GST) - Regular Rate - After March 5, 2018

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Travelodge Hotel Saskatoon | Venue Web Site
106 Circle Drive West | Map and directions




Presented by Sarah Allen Benton, MS, LMHC, LPC

Sarah Allen Benton, MS, LMHC, LPC is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Co-Owner of Benton Behavioral Health Consulting, LLC. She is currently the Director of Clinical Services at Aware Recovery Care home-based addiction treatment in North Haven, CT and Clinical Consultant for The Strathmore House transitional sober living for men in Boston, MA. She worked previously as an outpatient therapist specializing in addiction treatment at Insight Counseling in Ridgefield, CT; Turnbridge young adult male addiction treatment in New Haven, CT; and at McLean Hospital at McLean Brook transitional living program for dual diagnosis in Belmont, MA. She is author of the book, “Understanding the High-Functioning Alcoholic” and has been featured frequently in the media including the NY Times and has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Today Show, The CBS Early Show, NPR and is a blogger for PsychologyToday.com. She has been in long-term recovery since 2004.

Workshop Description

Alcohol and Substance Use Disorders have recently increased in prevalence leading addiction specialists to focus on learning about and developing relevant treatment modalities. However, it is important to consider the level of functioning of the client, existence of shame and to tailor treatment appropriately. Connecting with individual narratives has been an important part of the history of addiction recovery and also useful for those working with alcoholics and addicts. Almost two-thirds of clients with addiction also have a co-occurring mental health disorder and 12-Step programs are the most commonly utilized self-help groups. Therefore, it is imperative that these clients are effectively guided in the integration process of the clinical and 12 Step models. During this one-day workshop both challenges and treatment strategies will be discussed with case examples and a video segment.

Workshop Topics
High-Functioning Alcoholic Narrative
- Personal Story of Alcoholism and Recovery as Case Study
- Active Addiction and Recovery: First Person Journal Entries

Understanding & Treating High-Functioning Alcoholics & Addicts
- Unique Characteristics & Treatment Challenges of High-Functioning Alcoholics/Addicts
- DSM-IV TR versus DSM-5 Diagnostic Criteria
- Challenges in Diagnosing and Treating Young Adult Clients
- Treatment Strategies for Working with a High-Functioning Population

Shame as a Barrier to Addiction Treatment
- Research about Addiction Treatment and Shame
- Impact of “Stereotypes” on Identification with Alcoholism and Addiction
- The Anonymous People: A Movement Towards Recovery Pride

Non-Traditional Addiction Treatment Modalities
- Levels of Addiction Treatment Care
- Various Treatment Options, Availability and Relevance

Effective 12-Step Integration for Dual Diagnosis Treatment
- Evidence-Based Integrated Dual Diagnosis Treatment Approaches
- Benefits and Challenges of Dual Diagnosis Clients Utilizing 12-Step Programs
- Navigating 12-Step Programs and Literature
- 12-Step and Clinical Models Concepts and Language

Who Should Attend?

- Mental Health & Addictions Nurses, Psychologists, Psychiatrists
- Therapists, Addictions Counsellors, Social Workers
- Selected Staff in: Harm Reduction, Group Homes, Family Social Service Agencies, Family Violence Programs
- Occupational Therapists, Occupational Health Nurses