A Detailed Look
at Substance Abuse Disorders
Led by Kristy Aspinwall, MS, LPC, MAC, CCTP, NCC
Tuesday, May 30th • 8:30–11:45 am
Please join us!
This workshop will examine the DSM-5 criteria for Substance Use Disorders (SUDs). We will explore the nuances between “appropriately” using a substance vs. abusing and depending on a substance. We will focus on alcohol, marijuana, and prescription medications in understanding how to properly assess our clients for SUD treatment needs, co-occurring complications, and referral.
- Gain an understanding of commonly abused substances and their effects.
- Discern use of substances that warrant a diagnosis.
- Become aware of complications when dealing with co-morbid disorders.
- Identify their limits of ethical practice and the process of referral to a higher level of care for SUDs.
Kristy Aspinwall is certified in the specialized treatment of addiction and trauma-related disorders. She has worked with substance use disorders in inpatient and outpatient capacities for the past 7 years and has developed several psychoeducational group curricula. Kristy coordinates CCCG’s IOP for Addiction Recovery.
3 core hours of CE credit applied for
with the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia,
the Georgia Society for Clinical Social Work
and the Georgia Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
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