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Instilling Hope: Addressing Spiritual Conflict, Confusion, and Pain in Addiction Treatment
September 29, 2022
Free
2 CE Hours
General, Substance Abuse
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Presented by
Joshua L. Love
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Education Description

Spirituality and the search for meaning in life enable renewal and connection. Conversely, addiction is a disease of disconnection. Individuals suffering from addiction lose connection with self, essential relationships, and engagement in caring for the body, mind, and spirit. When individuals are stuck in beliefs that no longer serve their growth, a dynamic and painful sense of isolation grows.

 

Treatment providers are in a unique position of trust. They are equipped to encourage re-engagement in these vital aspects of life regardless of personal perspectives and experiences with spirituality. Reconnection to the spiritual self is not the sole province of religious or spiritual leaders. In caring for clients, it is possible to inspire the journey to hope and wonder.

 

Spirituality can support clients to seek a return to a sense of belonging, purpose, and an increased desire to make healthy changes. For providers, this means more than simply referring clients to seek spiritual answers from other sources. It requires a movement from concern and avoidance of this powerful aspect of humanity into an openness to walk clients through their experiences of loss, shame, grief, hopelessness, and isolation into an exploration of wonder and hope for newness and growth.

 

This presentation discusses the integration of spiritual experiences in addiction treatment, developing courage and hope for both treatment providers and clients, practices for incorporating spiritual support in treatment planning and addressing spiritual conflict and confusion in individuals suffering from addiction.

Target Audience
  • Counselors
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists
Educational Goal

Participants will gain knowledge of the role of spirituality in substance use disorder treatment.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify 3 areas of spiritual conflict associated with addiction.
  2. Describe the integration of spirituality in individual and group addiction treatment processes.
  3. List 2 techniques that incorporate spirituality exploration in treatment planning.
CE Details
Introductory
General
Substance Abuse

Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LPCCs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. TPN.health is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LPCCs. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

Trusted Provider Network, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0220.

This course has been approved by TPN.health, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #198061, TPN.health is responsible for all aspects of the programming. Counselor Skill Group: Legal, Ethical and Professional Development.

TPN.health, #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. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 03/31/2022 – 03/31/2025. Social workers completing this course receive 2 continuing education credits.

Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. TPN.health is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LCSWs. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

Trusted Provider Network, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0654.

Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. TPN.health is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

Trusted Provider Network, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0097.

CE Policy
Agenda

10:45 am CST – Waiting Room Opens

11:00 am CST – Workshop Begins

1:00 pm CST – Workshop Concludes

Note:  Time designated for breaks and waiting room cannot be counted toward CE credit

This course is fiscally sponsored by Origins Recovery Center. There may be potential biases or conflicts of interest inherent to this relationship, and it must be disclosed to participants. These conflicts of interest have no bearing on the course content and have been resolved.
*Registration ends September 29 at 1:00 PM CDT
Joshua L. Love, MDiv, LCDC, ACPE

Joshua Love is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, chaplain, and educator pursuing a second graduate degree in clinical mental health to become a Licensed Professional Counselor. Joshua has diverse expertise related to substance use disorder treatment: spirituality and mindfulness-based foundations, intensive family education services in residential SUD treatment, telehealth family programming, and experiential group therapy and psychoeducation. Joshua has worked for nearly 30 years in various areas of human services, including residential treatment, nonprofits, public health, and faith-based organizations. His work focused on addiction, spirituality, disabilities, and marginalized identities through education, prevention, and counseling. Joshua strives to provide patients and families an opportunity to return to a sense of belonging and hope. He completed a clinical pastoral residency as a chaplain in San Francisco, California, and was director of a global HIV/AIDS ministry and addiction education program. Joshua authored a text and workshop curriculum used in U.S. and international faith communities. He recently completed training to become a Structured Family Recovery® counselor. Joshua is committed to helping families find paths for healing and restoration. Since 2018, Joshua has worked for Origins Behavioral Healthcare and serves as the Director of Family Services at South Padre Island, Texas.

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