2014 Recovery Month Workshop
“Best-Practices in Serving ‘Emerging Adults’: Understanding the Neuroscience of Trauma Recovery, Addiction & Eating Disorder Treatment for Young Adults”
Loyola University Chicago School of Social Work and their Co-sponsor Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation are hosting the 3rd Annual Recovery Month workshop.
When: Friday, September 12, 2014 from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Where: Lewis Towers 13th floor, Beane Hall (111 E. Pearson)
Presenters: Lynn Boyle, LCSW, CADC, Clinical Assistant Professor and Director, Advanced Accredited Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counselor Training Program; Ramsen Kasha, MS, MBA, LCPC, CADC, Executive Director, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation
Keynote: Dr. Jesse Viner, M.D., Founder & Executive Medical Director of Yellowbrick;
Respondents: David Cohen is LCSW, CADC Clinical Director Hazelden Chicago. Brian Kelly, Ph.D., CADC, Assistant Professor LUC SSW; Gary Zurawski, LCSW, CADC Addictions Specialist Yellowbrick
Emerging young adults share common difficulties in negotiating the universal challenges of transition to adulthood. Common clinical challenges include mood and anxiety disorders, PTSD, trauma related and dissociative disorders, co-occurring psychotic disorders, substance use and addictive disorders, eating disorders, borderline and avoidant personality disorders and “failure to launch”.
Jesse Viner, M.D., Founder & Executive Medical Director of Yellowbrick, a psychiatric healthcare organization in Evanston whose mission is to provide a full-spectrum, specialized approach to the emotional, psychological and developmental challenges of emerging young adults, will provide the keynote address. Loyola School of Social Work faculty and Hazelden staff will discuss their research and clinical efforts serving emerging adults. Additionally, a portion of the presentation includes experiential discussions, permitting participants to practice, using evidence-supported clinical interventions to more effectively serve emerging adults.
- Participants will understand the developmentally distinctive clinical issues associated with emerging adulthood.
- Participants will become familiar with evidence-informed best practices in serving emerging adults.
- Participants will master specific evidence-informed clinical interventions to effectively serve emerging adults through experiential practice during the training.