Industry leaders will serve as presenters on the following course topics:
Jennifer Gunsaullus, Ph.D.
Friday, August 16 | 9 am to 4 pm PST
Presenter by: Doug Braun-Harvey, MFT, CST, CSTS
Sexuality, when not directly and positively addressed in recovery, contributes to treatment failure and relapse. Sexual health in recovery outlines pioneering sexual health-based drug and alcohol counseling relapse prevention skills to increase client retention and improve treatment outcomes. Attendees will learn about the “Sexual Health in Recovery Pathway” (SHRP), a comprehensive screening, assessment and treatment intervention process to understand each individual’s sex/drug-linked relapse risk. This session will also examine eight principles – from sex research, addiction treatment, harm-reduction and relapse prevention guiding addiction treatment professionals to contemplate and implement sex/drug-linked relapse prevention programming. The workshop will introduce assessment and a pathway model for counselors to provide sex/drug-linked relapse prevention interventions at all stages of client recovery. The workshop concludes with four core sexual health themes that develop sex-positive drug and alcohol counseling skills, increase counselor willingness and confidence, and clinically organize client sex/drug-linked relapse risk factors within both individual and psycho-educational relapse prevention groups.
At the end of this workshop participants will be able to:
Saturday, August 17 | 9 am to 4 pm PST
Presented by: Jennifer Gunsaullus, Ph.D.
“Everything in our lives has the potential to wake us up or put us to sleep. Allowing it to awaken us, is up to us.” —Pema Chodron
There is much sex-negative and body-negative messaging in our society and many of our clients (as well as many of us practitioners) carry these “sexual madness” messages in ways that negatively determine our self-worth and sexual well-being. These beliefs and emotions are so uncomfortable that we may continually run, numb, distract, or lash out in the face of them, thereby maintaining problematic patterns in intimacy and sex, and sometimes undermining our best intentions with clients.
Mindfulness and self-compassion are powerful tools that can uncover patterns that interfere with intimacy and communication, and then support us in making choices that weren’t previously available. These skills help us awaken to the opportunity for new, healthier, and more heart-centered relationships, sex lives, and professional service.
This training is a combination of a lecture about research and health benefits, experiential activities, personal reflection, and group interactions. Mindfulness is a simple concept, but a lifelong practice in building nuanced awareness and emotional resilience. We’ll be exploring mindfulness and compassion practices together and working on how these can be immediately applied to each participant’s personal and professional life.
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The Advanced Mental Health Training Institute has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No.6901. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Advanced Mental Health Training Institute is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
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AMHTI is an approved provider with the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT). Provider # 07-110-J.