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Kate Lufkin Presents

Substance Use Disorder in Older Adults

Now Available On-Demand

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1 CE Credit

About the CE Credits Offered
CE Details: 1.0 Clinical

Counselors: This program has been approved for 1.0 continuing education clock hours by the Louisiana Counseling Association as authorized by the Louisiana Professional Counselor Licensing Board of Examiners.

Addictions Counselors: This course has been approved by, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #198061, is responsible for all aspects of the programing. Counselor Skill Group: Counseling Services.

Social Workers:, #1766, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 03/31/2021 – 03/31/2022. Social workers completing this course receive 1 Clinical continuing education credits.
ASWB ACE credit is not available in NY and NJ.

Psychologists: 1.0 Credit - Click here to review Accreditation

Full Details: Learner Notification

About Kate Lufkin

Kate Lufkin, MSW, DSW, LCSW-BACS is a clinical counselor and researcher for the Functional Restoration Program at Ochsner Baptist. She received her masters in Social Work and doctorate in Social Work from Tulane University. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, American Red Cross Disaster Mental Health Response Team and the National Health Service Corps. She is also a participant in the U.S. Department of Defense Bone Marrow Donor program. Dr. Lufkin is an Adjunct Professor at the Tulane University School of Social Work and teaches research methods, ethics and statistics in both the Masters and Doctoral programs. Prior to her current position, she worked as a clinical counselor for the US Navy and US Marine Corps.

About the Workshop

Content Level: Beginner

Problematic drug use (of which opioids make up the largest proportion) had been incorrectly assumed to end as patients age. This presentation will focus on the similarities and differences between treating an older adult population as compared to younger and middle-aged adults and will discuss the impact that chronic pain has on substance use.


Learning Objectives:

  • To increase understanding of substance use disorder in older adults and how it impacts overall healthcare for an older population.
  • Consider the unique issues and psychosocial factors impacting the older adult substance user
  • Increase awareness of chronic pain in older adults and provide education on more effective ways of working with older adults who experience chronic pain and are using substances (rx or not) to manage their pain.

How to Register

To register for the workshop, you will need to complete the following steps:

  1. Click the "Register" button to begin the registration process.
  2. You MUST have a profile to attend this event. You will be directed to sign up or sign in to before being able to complete your registration. Once you sign up or sign in you will be directed to the workshop registration page to complete your registration.
  3. You MUST use the email address associated with your profile at registration. This is an important step so we can verify attendance accurately.
  4. You will be able to access the event by visiting the "My Events" page within your profile. Please access the event link at this page at least 15 minutes prior to the event's start time to be directed to the Zoom registration page.
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Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions!

System Requirements

- A desktop, laptop, or mobile device
- An internet connection – broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE)
- Speakers and a microphone
- A webcam or HD webcam

Recorded Content Statement:

This session is being recorded for future on-demand continuing education.

You have no obligation to appear or speak in the recording. You can turn off your video and participate under an alias if you choose. If you choose to participate in an identifiable way, you agree to being recorded and authorize the use of the recording for continuing education purposes. The information shown in this presentation is the sole intellectual property of the presenter(s) and is not to be used or duplicated without first-party permission.

By participating, you agree to adhere to expectations of appropriate conduct and the ethical standards of your appropriate licensing board. maintains the right to remove anyone during this session at any time. The following are strictly prohibited:
Language or behavior that is obscene, illegal, or offensive, including but not limited to sexual harassment, hate speech, etc
Giving out personal information about another person, including home address and phone number

By participating, you reaffirm your agreement to comply with the User Terms & Conditions.