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Learning with Conviction: In Recovery and on Campus with a Criminal History

1 CE Hour
Substance Abuse

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Collegiate recovery programs are able to shift people away from a lifestyle with inherent risks for continued crime involvement to a career pathway that involves personal growth when it may be most effective. This presentation offers a summary of current research, clinical observations, and recommendations regarding college students in substance use disorder recovery with prior involvement in the criminal justice system. The continuum of care model (McLellan, Lewis, O’Brien, & Kleber, 2000), the peer-based recovery services model (Laudet & Humphreys, 2013), the sequential intercept model (Heilbrun, Mulvey, DeMatteo, Schubert, & Griffin, 2015), and the disease model of addiction (Le Moal & Koob, 2007) will guide the theoretical underpinnings of this presentation.

Target Audience
  • Counselors
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
Learning Objectives
  • To summarize current research regarding the collateral consequences of criminal justice involvement
  • To characterize barriers, stigma, and harmful policies relating to prior justice involvement on college campuses
  • To introduce attendees to the sequential intercept model and discuss its application for CRPs
  • To inspire attendees to address issues and create a trauma informed practices in their own CRPs
  • To encourage collaborations with college administrators, health promotion specialists, clinicians, and diversity departments to provide support for CRP members with conviction histories
  • Engage attendees in a discussion on what CRP’s can do to make their programs more welcoming for students with criminal histories
Substance Abuse

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.

Addiction 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


1.0 Credit – Click here to review Accreditation

Social Workers

1.0 Credit – Click here to review AMEDCO Accreditation

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CE Policy and this educator have no conflicts of interest and have not received any commercial support for this program or its contents.
Dr. Noel Vest

Noel Vest, PhD, is a postdoctoral research fellow in the Interdisciplinary Research Program at the Stanford University School of Medicine. His research interests include mental health, substance use disorders, poverty, social justice, addiction recovery, and pain. He received his PhD and Master’s degrees in Experimental Psychology from Washington State University.

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