International Association of Addictions & Offender Counselors

Previous IAAOC Webinars

Below is a list of Webinars hosted by IAAOC. The webinars cover a wide range of topics

of interest to counselor working those who offend or struggling with addiction issues.

 

For questions about webinars,

contact Jennifer McClendon, IAAOC Webinar Coordinator at jmcc2005@comcast.net.

Gender-Based Sexual Violence on College Campuses, What Counselors Should Know

December 17, 2015

Presented by Bridgette Schossow, LPC, CAC II, Doctoral Candidate

Description:

Gendered-based violence, such as sexual violence and intimate partner violence, occurs at an alarming rate on college campuses. While many awareness efforts as well as law changes have been made, there continue to be barriers in the reporting process and response to gender violence. Further, the stigmas associated with intimate partner violence exist on the college campus; however, there are relationship dynamics, safety issues, and fears specific to a college campus. An increased understanding of the victim experience on college campuses will aid counselors in empathizing and assisting clients in the therapeutic process.

This webinar helped counselors understand gender based violence on the college campus, the barriers experienced by victims, as well as the impact of Title IX, the Clery Act, and university regulations.

Abstinence by Court Order: Unpacking the Drama

December 3, 2015

Presented by Tara Matthews, Ph.D.

Description:

For more than a decade clients have come to Dr. Matthews seeking addiction treatment due to a court order. They do not believe they have a problem with drugs or alcohol but their arrest was directly related to dangerous activity while under the influence (driving under the influence, possession of a controlled substance, drunk in public, fights under the influence to name a few). Minimizing use, blindness to other consequences of their use, and frustration at the system are typical patterns seen during assessment. Once a comprehensive evaluation has been conducted, several of the clients are recommended to treatment and required to remain drug and alcohol free for a specified period.

Resistance begins almost immediately with complete shock that a professional (not a judge) would confirm the need for therapeutic interventions for their alcohol or drug use. Dr. Matthews simply responds “Then abstinence will not be a problem for you." "Sobriety will not be an issue if alcohol or drug use is not a problem in your life.” That is when the drama begins.

This webinar focused on the application of Karpman’s drama triangle as it applies to the avoidance of underlying issues that need to be addressed in treatment. Particular attention was paid to recognizing the emergence of other addictive or compulsive behavior. A case study, current research and questions was included in the webinar.

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No Forgiveness, No Recovery: Know Forgiveness, Know Recovery

November 18, 2015

Presented by Bryce Hagedorn, PhD, LMHC, NCC, MAC, QCS (FL)

Description:

Emotional wounds are inevitable in our encounters with others. Left unaddressed, maladaptive coping mechanisms often result in destructive behaviors. Counselors who overlook the need for engaging clients in forgiveness work often find their clinical efforts to be ineffective. In fact, many believe that sustained recovery is unattainable without engaging clients in this realm. This presentation discussed: (a) the source of wounds and grievances, (b) common and maladaptive coping mechanisms, and (c) evidenced-based practices to guide clients through the forgiveness process.

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Trauma-Informed Care for Working with Intimate Partner Violence

November 4, 2015

Presented by Tara Jungersen Ph.D, LMHC, NCC, ACS

Description:

Professional counselors working with intimate partner violence must possess the knowledge and skills that extend beyond the basics of "Domestic Violence 101". Increasingly counselors work in forensic and other settings where they provide treatment and other interventions for trauma-affected survivors of intimate partner violence.

By using a trauma-informed framework that incorporates survivor therapy and empowerment therapy, counselors can recognize and intervene with trauma reactions as they manifest in common issues, including parenting, affective dysregulation, substance use, conflict, and sexual, and other body issues. This webinar described the clinical presentation of trauma-affected intimate partner violence survivors, and outline both conceptualization and intervention considerations for this population. The connection between intimate partner violence and other gender-based violence (e.g. sexual violence and human trafficking) was also explored.

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Technology & Compulsivity: Practical Interventions & Case Studies

October 28, 2015

Presented by Elizabeth Haren, Ed.D., Kristy Carlisle, MA, NCC, & Eric Richardson

Description:

Emotional wounds are inevitable in our encounters with others. Left unaddressed, maladaptive coping mechanisms often result in destructive behaviors. Counselors who overlook the need for engaging clients in forgiveness work often find their clinical efforts to be ineffective. In fact, many believe that sustained recovery is unattainable without engaging clients in this realm. This presentation discussed (a) the source of wounds and grievances, (b) common and maladaptive coping mechanisms, and (c) evidenced-based practices to guide clients through the forgiveness process.

Coordination Across Levels of Care in Substance Use Disorder Treatment

September 4, 2015

Presented by Kevin Doyle Ed.S, LPC, LSATP

Description:

Care coordination, an ethical imperative, was the focus of this webinar. Common transitions and best practices from private practice to outpatient, outpatient to inpatient, inpatient to outpatient, inpatient to private practice were explained along with other modalities of care. The role of confidentiality during these processes was also be discussed. A question and answer period will concluded the webinar.

Web-Based Substance Abuse Interventions for Rural and Underserved Offenders

August 15, 2015

Presented by Kevin Doyle Ed.S, LPC, LSATP

Tom Wilson is the CEO of Tom Wilson Counseling Center and Telehealth Services, a private counseling practice in Boise, Idaho. He is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, a Certified Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist and was recognized by the National Frontier and Rural Addiction Treatment Technology Transfer Center as a "Telehealth Pioneer." He has been in practice for more than 25 years and has  provided innovative web-based, substance abuse interventions to rural and underserved clients for the last 11 years. He specializes in using technology to develop and deliver evidence-based substance abuse interventions for justice-involved individuals living in rural and underserved areas.

The Forgotten Sex Addict: A Discussion on Female Sexual Compulsivity

April 3, 2015

Presented by Christine Baker MA, LPC & LaKeitha Poole, MA

Description:

Due to our societal and gender bias, women are typically overlooked when it comes to the assessment of sexual addiction or compulsivity.

The purpose of this presentation was to remind viewers that this is not just a men's issue. Female sexual addiction is quite often misunderstood, incorrectly diagnosed, and ineffectively treated.

Presenters debunked myths around female sexual addiction, compared and contrasted the presentation of sexual addiction in men versus women, and offered assessment tools for clinicians to use with their female clients.

The webinar closed with practical takeaways for effective treatment of women struggling with sexual compulsivity.

Combat Trauma & Addictions

February 27, 2015

Presented by Larry Ashley, Ed.S, LCADC, CPGC

Description:

This webinar focused on the relationship between combat related trauma and addictive disorders.

Attendees learned the signs and symptoms of combat-related trauma and co-occurring disorders. In addition, the similarities between the conditions were discussed and treatment approaches were presented.

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