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Events

When:

Thursday, May 14, 2020 through Thursday, May 28, 2020

Where:

Online
 
 

Three Part Workshop Series on Trauma and Addiction


You may register for each workshop as an individual course or register for all three courses at a discount.

All Three Workshops:

  • Dates: Thursday, May 14, May 21, and May 28
  • Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • 6 CEs
  • Cost: $125

» Register for all three workshops


Thursday, May 14 – Trauma and Addiction:

  • Time: 7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
  • 2 CEs
  • Cost: $60

This session explores the connection between trauma and the risk for addictive behaviors throughout the lifespan. We will discuss the Adverse childhood Experiences study and outline how trauma in the home as well as in the broader social environment can raise the risk for poor health and behavioral outcomes.

Participants will be able to:

  • Describe and understand how a trauma-informed approach can increase client participation and bring better outcomes
  • Describe how current systems that intersect with addictions fail to respond to the needs of trauma victims
  • Learn how trauma-informed approaches to prevention can yield better results

» Register for the May 14 Workshop


Thursday, May 21 – The Neurobiology of Trauma, Stress and Addiction: 

  • Time: 7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
  • 2 CEs
  • Cost: $60

This session builds on the foundation of trauma and addiction and delves deeply into how the brain responds to addiction and trauma. We will discuss the stress response system and how trauma can disrupt its healthy functioning as well as the four regions of the brain that are involved in addiction.

Participants will be able to:

  • Describe the regions of the brain involved in addiction and how addiction affects them
  • Describe the stress response system and how it works throughout the body
  • Describe the way that trauma changes the brain and the stress response system, making addiction more likely

» Register for the May 21 Workshop


Thursday, May 28 – How to Use a Trauma Informed Approach in the Treatment and Prevention of Addiction:

  • Time: 7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
  • 2 CEs
  • Cost: $60

We will discuss how to use the foundational knowledge of addiction, and the neurobiology of trauma to foster better ways to intervene with those who may suffer from addictions of any kind. A more trauma-informed approach can increase client retention and participation as well as bring better outcomes. We will present how a non-judgmental, trauma-informed approach is necessary to treat addiction and how current treatment modalities and criminal justice responses actually increase the likelihood of addiction and how they need to be changed in order to be more effective.

Participants will be able to:

  • Describe and understand how a trauma-informed approach can increase client participation and bring better outcomes
  • Describe how current systems that intersect with addictions fail to respond to the needs of trauma victims
  • Learn how trauma-informed approaches to prevention can yield better results

» Register for the May 28 Workshop


About the Workshop Leader

Anthony Zenkus, LMSW, is a licensed Social Worker and is an adjunct faculty in the School of Social Work at Adelphi University, as well Columbia University. Zenkus has trained thousands of professionals on the issues of interpersonal violence, income inequality, and the effects of trauma and chronic stress on the brain, body and behavior. In addition, he has been trained by Vice President Gore as a presenter in his Climate Reality Project. In 2016 Zenkus did a TED Talk on the effects of inequality on the development of children. Zenkus is also an activist and has been an organizer with Occupy Wall Street as well as being involved with Black Lives Matter and environmental causes. He has appeared regularly in print, online, and television media as an expert on family violence, trauma and the effects of inequality.

 

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This program has been approved for the following continuing education credits:

  • Social Workers
  • LMHC
  • LMFT
  • CASAC Renewal
  • Psychology
  • LCAT

Successful completion for the award of approved continuing education credits requires attendance at entire training/workshop and submission of a completed evaluation form.

» See full credentialing information and CEUs

New York State Office of the Professions (NYSED) regulations require that participants must be present for the entire approved educational activity in order to receive a certificate for continuing education hours. There is no accommodation in the State regulations for late arrival, late return from lunch or breaks, or early departure. According to NYSED, in order to award social work CEs; “When you offer a multi-day or multi-part course/educational activity, the learner must complete all parts in order to earn the certificate for contact hours, in the same way that a student must complete a semester-long course to receive college credit. You may not award partial credit for a program, even a one-day program, if the learner does not complete all requirements at that time.”


Cancellation Policy

Unfortunately, we cannot provide refunds for cancellations made seven working days or fewer before the event for any reason—or for no-shows.  We can provide credit towards a future workshop up to 24 hours before the event. After that, no credit will be issued.


Accessibility Statement

The Student Access Office ensures equal access to all of Adelphi University’s programs, services and facilities for students with documented needs. Through assistance, advocacy and reasonable accommodations, the office provides an accessible and supportive campus environment.

The Student Access Office provides cost-free assistance and services that are tailored to meet the needs of individuals based on their specific, appropriately documented needs, while preserving Adelphi’s academic integrity and high standards of academic expectations and performance

If you are a student with a documented disability and wish to request accommodation services, please submit a Petition for Reasonable Accommodations form along with the required information as detailed in the Guidelines for Documentation.

Please be aware that all decisions regarding accommodations and equal access are made in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and prevailing University Policy. 

For further information, please contact the Student Access Office at 516.877.3806 or sao@adelphi.edu.


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This program has been approved for the following continuing education credits:

  • Social Workers
  • LMHC
  • LMFT
  • CASAC Renewal
  • Psychology
  • LCAT

Successful completion for the award of approved continuing education credits requires attendance at entire training/workshop and submission of a completed evaluation form.

» See full credentialing information and CEUs

New York State Office of the Professions (NYSED) regulations require that participants must be present for the entire approved educational activity in order to receive a certificate for continuing education hours. There is no accommodation in the State regulations for late arrival, late return from lunch or breaks, or early departure. According to NYSED, in order to award social work CEs; “When you offer a multi-day or multi-part course/educational activity, the learner must complete all parts in order to earn the certificate for contact hours, in the same way that a student must complete a semester-long course to receive college credit. You may not award partial credit for a program, even a one-day program, if the learner does not complete all requirements at that time.”


Cancellation Policy

Unfortunately, we cannot provide refunds for cancellations made seven working days or fewer before the event for any reason—or for no-shows.  We can provide credit towards a future workshop up to 24 hours before the event. After that, no credit will be issued.


Accessibility Statement

The Student Access Office ensures equal access to all of Adelphi University’s programs, services and facilities for students with documented needs. Through assistance, advocacy and reasonable accommodations, the office provides an accessible and supportive campus environment.

The Student Access Office provides cost-free assistance and services that are tailored to meet the needs of individuals based on their specific, appropriately documented needs, while preserving Adelphi’s academic integrity and high standards of academic expectations and performance

If you are a student with a documented disability and wish to request accommodation services, please submit a Petition for Reasonable Accommodations form along with the required information as detailed in the Guidelines for Documentation.

Please be aware that all decisions regarding accommodations and equal access are made in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and prevailing University Policy. 

For further information, please contact the Student Access Office at 516.877.3806 or sao@adelphi.edu.


For further information, please contact:

Renee Rawcliffe, LMSW
Director, Continuing Education and Professional Development
Social Work Building, Room 235
p – 516-877-4339
e – rrawcliffe@adelphi.edu

Joanna Suppa, LCSW-R
Coordinator of Continuing Education and Professional Development
p – 516.877.3216
e – jsuppa@adelphi.edu
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