Courses

ECU School of Social Work Clinical Supervision for Addiction Professionals program is a highly structured training program utilizing the most innovative, up-to-date technology and clinical supervision theories. The group will meet twice monthly on Saturdays from 10am to 12pm. Once registered, participants will be contacted with scheduling information regarding the first session.

The program is designed to ensure that highly skilled, competent clinicians are prepared to enter the addiction profession. Clinical supervision is the cornerstone of the addiction profession, ensuring quality care for those impacted by substance use disorders. The program is open to all level addiction professionals needing clinical supervision for the initial licensure process or as part of ongoing supervision requirements.


January 6-31, 2020, Online Class, ECU
February 6-28, 2020, Online Class, ECU
March 6-31, 2020, Online Class, ECU
April 6-30, 2020, Online Class, ECU
May 6-31, 2020, Online Class, ECU
June 6-30, 2020, Online Class, ECU
July 6-31, 2020, Online Class, ECU
August 6-31, 2020, Online Class, ECU
September 6-30, 2020, Online Class, ECU
October 6-31, 2020, Online Class, ECU
November 6-30, 2020, Online Class, ECU
December 6-31, 2020, Online Class, ECU
Attendees will learn about opioid overdose data in their community. Attendees will learn how to apply harm reduction strategies during client engagement. Attendees will experience an increase in awareness about the benefits of several harm reduction strategies to include naloxone, syringe exchange, and MAT. Attendees will learn about community and professional partnerships addressing SUD.



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Discuss the diagnostic criteria for ASD and how these deficits often impact daily living. Develop a basic understanding of why problematic behavior occurs and how it often continues to be shaped up over time. Identify strategies to effectively teach individuals with ASD. Discuss how ABA can be used successfully across a range of other populations.



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The purpose of this lecture is to identify psychosocial stressors related to bariatric surgery. Participants will be able to identify two ways bariatric surgery effects self-esteem/self-identity.Additionally, participants will receive information about two evidence based practices when working with bariatric patients.



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Describe the purpose of an Advanced Instruction for Mental Health Treatment/PAD. Explain the benefits of having a PAD for the individual and their loved ones. Identify when the PAD is used. Identify how a PAD is created and the available resources for creating a PAD. Identify what to do with the PAD once it is created.


Wednesday, January 8, 2020, ECU Heart Institute
Participants will seek to understand the importance of educating community practitioners, social workers, and front line workers on client's mental and physical health needs in rural communities by building community partnerships across class differences. Participants will challenge traditional modalities in outreach to the homeless by utilizing art as activism (i.e., art exhibits). Participants will learn what worked and what did not in the community engagement process.


Wednesday, February 12, 2020, ECU Heart Institute
Participants will have a better understanding that addiction is a fact or condition of being addicted to a particular substance, thing, or activity and is usually refer to a compulsive behavior that leads to negative effects. During this presentation, participants will receive information regarding: levels of care, types of treatment, process of treatment, theories of practice, criteria for treatment, tools needed for assessments, and diagnoses. In addition, participants will learn how to apply skills to practice and have a better understanding of professional ethics.


Wednesday, March 4, 2020, ECU Heart Institute
The presentation aims at illustrating my research on social isolation and loneliness among older adults using American community-dwelling samples including LGBT older adults.


Wednesday, April 8, 2020, ECU Heart Institute

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