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Assessing Older Adults for Substance Use Disorders: Special Considerations for Clinicians

Clinicians often falsely assume that assessing an older adult for substance use disorders is the same as evaluating a young adult or a middle aged adult when, in reality, there are numerous differences that are essential to consider. This OnDemand Webinar will familiarize the audience with descriptive data and pertinent research about drug and alcohol consumption amongst older adults (over 55) in the U.S., highlight special issues that clinicians must consider when assessing older adults for substance use disorders, evaluate special issues that clinicians must consider in making treatment recommendations for older adults.

By ordering this OnDemand Webinar, you will enhance your effectiveness in working with older adults and more effectively meet clients "where they are at". This program is ideal for professionals who work with the elderly.

Learning Objectives:

  • You will be able to discuss what the statistics say on prevalence.
  • You will be able to review biological, social, and cultural factors.
  • You will be able to identify practical strategies for individualizing treatment.

Runtime: 83 minutes
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Agenda

Just the Facts Ma'am

  • What the Statistics Say on Prevalence
  • What the Statistics Say About Treatment

Entering the Unique World of the Older Adult

  • Biological, Social, and Cultural Factors
  • Approaching the Assessment With Care and Integrity

Treatment Strategies

  • Does Treatment Work for Older Adults?
  • Practical Strategies for Individualizing Treatment

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OnDemand Course

This course was last revised on March 4, 2013.

Call 1-866-352-9540 for further credit information.

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Faculty

Jamie Marich, Ph.D., LPCC-S,LICDC

Jamie Marich, Ph.D., LPCC-S,LICDC

Dr Jamie Marich DBA Mindful Ohio

  • Maintains a private practice in Youngstown, OH where she specializes in the treatment of trauma, addictions, and spiritual issues
  • Writer of “Trauma and the Twelve Steps: A Complete Guide to Enhancing Recovery”, and “EMDR Made Simple: Four Approaches for Using EMDR with Every Client” (www.TraumaTwelve.com)
  • Developer of the “Dancing Mindfulness” practice (www.DancingMindfulness.com)
  • Has traveled the country since 2008 training on topics related to trauma and addiction, offering both continuing education and retreats (for more information, go to www.jamiemarich.com)
  • Several peer-reviewed publications on the implementation of EMDR and other trauma-sensitive strategies in addiction treatment
  • Began human services career as a humanitarian aid worker in post-war Bosnia
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Product ID: 391482
Published 2013
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