Counselor and mental health professionals need to know the current research, best practice, and critical thinking when working with women who have substance use disorders. Clinicians are aware of the important differences of gender with regard to the physical and emotional effects of substance use. Specific issues related to the delivery of gender-responsive services for women by combining clinical interventions, practical applications and resources with women’s voices. Practical hands-on tools and resources about the specific recovery needs of women can increase treatment effectiveness. Improved outcomes when women’s specific treatment provided result in better engagement and retention for successful results.
NAADAC approved for 16 CEU hours. Certificates are awarded after student attendance and completion are verified.
NOTE: Participants should be mental health professionals, counselors, social workers or those with prior training working with SUD populations.