Lectures on Substance Use
Recorded On: 06/16/2022
A series of four complimentary webinars focusing on substance use and misuse with speakers providing various perspectives on the topics. Participants can earn up to 1 continuing education (CE) credit per webinar*.
Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant no. 1H79TI081968 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
More information can be found at pcssNOW.org.
*Collateral Damage: The Family Experience of Substance Use Disorder not CE eligible
Peer Support and Lived Experience in Substance Use Treatment and Recovery
Anna Maria College
Dr. James DiReda, LICSW, PhD holds a dual Ph.D. in Sociology and Social Work from Boston University, and a Masters’ degree in Social Work from the University of Connecticut. He is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with over thirty years of direct clinical experience and consulting in the field of addictions. He has served as an advocate, treatment provider, researcher, and educator, working with individuals and families, hospitals, corrections facilities, and treatment programs, and private organizations on addiction. Dr. DiReda is an Associate Professor in the School of Professional Studies at Anna Maria College in Paxton, MA and a Partner at Lake Ave Recovery in Worcester, MA. He is a person in long-term recovery (37 years), and has published books and articles on addiction, speaks publicly on the topic, and has presented at local and international professional conferences.
The Changing Landscape of Substance Use Policy
Southeastern Louisiana University
Dr. Coleen Cicale has focused her social work practice and scholarship within the policy areas of substance use and family violence. Specific focus has been centered on abuse perpetrated by an adolescent towards a parent and the risk factors associated with this piece of family violence. Dr. Cicale coordinated an SBIRT training grant at the University of Central Florida that trained social work students, social workers, and hospital nurses in the Central Florida area. Currently, Dr. Cicale is part of the faculty at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, Louisiana where she focuses on teaching policy related courses and helping create new social work advocates.
The Changing Landscape of Substance Use Policy
Nick Szubiak brings more than 20 years of experience in direct service, administration, and clinical experience to the healthcare field. He is the founder of NSI Strategies, an organization that provides support to integrated healthcare environments and currently serves as an Advanced Implementation Specialist for SAMHSA's Opioid Response Network. Nick is the former Assistant Vice-President of Addiction and Recovery at the National Council on Behavioral Health and Director at the SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions. Prior, he served as the Director of Behavioral Health for a rural FQHC. Nick provides technical assistance, consultation and training toward bi-directional integration of behavioral health and primary care, substance use disorders, medication assisted treatment (MAT), SBIRT, measurement-based care, population health management and utilizing implementation science to maximize clinical pathways to better care. His experience includes MAT implementation, FQHC integration models and partnerships, trauma informed care, recovery-oriented systems of care, health homes, and developing high functioning teams to provide integrated care to the communities they serve. His expertise also involves systems change management, leadership development and supervisory skills. Nick is known for his heartfelt presentations, keynote speeches, and has sat on various expert panels, partnering with many organizations as a behavioral health subject matter expert. He earned his master's degree in Social Work from Rutgers University.
Collateral Damage: The Family Experience of Substance Use Disorder
Magnolia Recovery and Consulting Services
Maureen’s first book, a gripping memoir, If You Love Me: A Mother’s Journey through Her Daughter’s Opioid Addiction, is a story of a mother who suddenly finds herself on the frontlines of the opioid epidemic as her daughter battles—and ultimately reckons with—substance use disorder. The memoir was published by Henry Holt/MacMillan in 2018. If You Love Me was favorably reviewed by the NY Times, Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, and the audiobook was named a rumrunner-upor Amazon/Audibles 2018 Memoir of the Year.
Maureen is an alcohol and drug counselor, educator, family-focused interventionist and support system recovery coach in private practice in Massachusetts. She holds a B.S. in Communications from Weber State University, an MPA in Public Administration/Nonprofit Management from Suffolk University, an M.Ed in Special Education/ESOL from Salem State University and speaks nationally on the impact of substance use disorder on the family perspective and the power of hope. Maureen's unforgettable story, told with love and humor, brings the opioid crisis out of the shadows and into the house next door. Her real-life account is inspiring and harrowing, and ultimately a story of recovery and renewal. She was appointed to the Massachusetts Opioid Remediation and Trust Fund Council in 2020.
Dr. Taylor Hall
Harm Reduction in Social Work Practice with Substance Use and Misuse
Bridgewater State University
Dr. Taylor Hall, Assistant Professor (Social Work) at Bridgewater State University joined the CSWE Prac-Ed project with the second-year cohort. Dr. Hall teaches in the human behavior and social environment track as well as the policy track as BSU SSW, also teaching clinical and macro focused elective courses on substance use. One area in which Dr. Hall focuses her work relates to social workers practicing from a harm reduction lens when working with persons who use and misuse substances. In her free time, she enjoys Olympic weightlifting, hanging with her family and pets, and sunshine.
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Participants may earn 1 continuing education clock hour per lecture. The lectures are appropriate for generalist or clinical social work practice. The target audience is social work educators and practitioners, but the content may also be of interest to students. To earn one CE certificate per lecture, participants must:
· Review all the course material (total time is approximately 1 hour per lecture)
· Correctly answer a minimum of 80% of the assessment questions
· Complete the electronic evaluation form
· Verify their identity through an online acknowledgement form
After meeting these minimum requirements, participants can select a CE certificate to print that will list the participant name, course name, number of CEs, and the date of completion.
CSWE (ACE Approval #1163) is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. CSWE maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 1/23/2021-1/23/2024. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.
All content for this course is asynchronous, so participants can complete the course on their own time and at their own pace. There is no scheduled access/interaction with course speakers. If you would like to communicate with a speaker or CSWE staff about this course, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. CSWE operates regular business hours (9:00 am-5:00 pm) Monday-Friday.
Accommodations for a Disability
If you require accommodations to complete this course due to a disability, please e-mail email@example.com and provide a written explanation of the type of accommodation you require.
Procedures for Complaints and Grievances
Please follow the below outlined procedures to issue a complaint or grievance regarding any matter related to CSWE's continuing education program:
1. Complaints or grievances must be submitted in writing to CSWE via mail at 333 John Carlyle Street, Suite 400, Alexandria, VA 22314 OR via e-mail to CEsatAPM@cswe.org.
2. Complaints will be reviewed by the CE Program Manager and responded to in writing within 30 days of receipt of the written complaint.
3. Individuals issuing a complaint/grievance may request to have a phone hearing with the CE Program Manager in the event that they disagree with CSWE's written response.
A record of all written complaints/grievances and CSWE's written responses are retained and reported to the Association of Social Work Board's Approved Continuing Education Program.