Meet Carlos Rodriguez, a local musician, whose wife calls you because Carlos recently got in a minor car accident with his six-year-old daughter in the back seat. When the accident occurred, they found marijuana in his system, which his wife says he has been using for years. She hopes you can get him to stop using. He gets on the phone with you and says you can come over, but is very short with you throughout the call. Can you help?
The purpose of this training is to develop a deeper understanding of substance abuse to better serve families who may be experiencing it. Through the scenario, participants learn about the difficulties that come with serving families where substance abuse is present and recognize common pitfalls in working with these families.
This training is completed in partnership with Kersten Borer, a private practice substance abuse counselor. Scenarios are enacted in Project Harmony’s training theater to facilitate experiential learning.
- Develop an understanding addiction and why relapse is common
- Learn about current local trends in addiction and treatment options
- Know how to decrease defensiveness when working with substance-abusing clients
- Identify any personal judgment in working with addiction and gain insight into the challenges of engaging families where substance abuse is present