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Shame, Labels, & a New Addiction Framework

Presented by Adi Jaffe, Ph.D -2 CE Hours

Workshop Description:

Addiction is one of the most prevalent and destructive mental health issues the U.S. has ever faced, with overdose deaths alone overtaking all other forms of accidental deaths in the nation. Still, treatment engagement is extremely poor and outcomes are disappointingly lacking, leaving many hopeless in the face of disaster. This workshop will reconsider our current approaches to treating addiction and offer a completely new take on the problem, tying our current understanding to the treatment problem

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
1. Identify key barriers to treatment engagement
2. Identify the role of shame and stigma in poor outcomes;
3. Educate and guide clients towards improvement in a non-shaming way.