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
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.
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:
Demographic trends associated with aging and Substance Use Disorders in the U.S.
A view at longstanding versus aging-related Substance Use Disorders among older adults
Skill assessment of health risks associated with alcohol, prescription drug and illicit drug use among older adults
To join our listserve, feel free to contact: SSW-Info@luc.edu