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Loyola University Chicago

School of Social Work

September 2012

CEU Events

Substance Use Disorders and Older Adults: Challenging Stigma and Building Capacity

September 21, 2012 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Location: Lewis Towers, Beane Hall, 13th floor

5.5 CEUs

Loyola University is accredited by the Illinois Certification Board (ICB) at IAODAPCA and the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) as a CEU provider.

This event meets the following ICB categories: Counselor I or II, Preventionist I, CARS I or II, MISA I or II, PCGC II, CCJP II, CAAP I, CRSS II, BRI I, MAATP I or CFPP II.

This professional development event and CEU workshop is designed for service professionals to learn the ways that Substance Use Disorders affect older adults.

Older adults experience problems with psychoactive substances for a variety of reasons: longstanding Substance Use Disorders or in response to biopsychosocial stressors associated with aging.  Clinicians must be competent in assessing and addressing substance-related problems experienced by older adults.

Loyola University’s

Marcia Spira, PhD and Lynn Boyle, LCSW, CADC


Fran Schnadig, MSW, LCSW, Program Coordinator, Healing Connections Program, PEER Services, Inc.

Sarah Briley, LCPC, CADC, Clinical Coordinator, Center for Addiction Medicine, Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Center for Addiction Medicine

Cheryl A. Irmiter, PhD, LCSW, CADC, Senior Program Manager, Health Outcomes and Quality Initiatives, American Medical Association

Stanley G. McCracken, PhD, LCSW, RDDP, Senior Lecturer, The University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration

Panel of Older Adults in Recovery-“Our Stories”-Joanie, Frank and Chris

This workshop will offer:

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