Event date: 9/15/2022 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Export event
NASWMN Chapter
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Stop Calling It “Medication-Assisted Treatment”: Emerging Practices in Addiction Psychotherapy

Open to all social workers

Presenter: Ian McLoone, MPS, LPCC, LADC

2 CEUs - may be counted as clinical CEUs

Is cross-addiction real? Is the old adage “Once an alcoholic, always an alcoholic” actually true and supported by science? Do our clients really need to hit “rock bottom” before they get better? The answers to these questions do not always align with conventional wisdom. In this webinar, we will explore these and other thorny questions with an eye towards using the answers to inform our clinical work. We will talk about some of the new and emerging practices in the field of harm reduction and learn about some important new developments that are saving lives. In addition, attendees will learn helpful skills and strategies they can apply to their work with individuals, groups and families to keep people engaged, instill a sense of hope, and assist them in making changes to their relationships with drugs and alcohol.

After completing this training, participants will:

  • Understand several new developments in the field of harm reduction
  • Explore common myths and misunderstandings about treatment and recovery from addiction
  • Have a working knowledge of emerging harm reduction practices and how they are applied to work with individuals
  • Increase their understanding and awareness regarding the latest paradigms surrounding substance misuse
  • Identify stigmatizing language and how it impacts the communities they serve
  • Gain strategies for keeping clients engaged in therapy
  • Learn about addiction psychotherapy and how barriers to treatment can be overcome through individual therapy
  • Learn a framework for how to work with people who drink too much but are not yet ready to quit

About the Presenter
Ian McLoone, MPS, LPCC, LADC is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor who has been working with people who have a problematic relationship with substances for his entire career. At the beginning, he worked closely with Mark Willebring, MD to develop the Alltyr Model of Care at Alltyr Clinic. More recently, he teamed up with Paula (Desanto) Brandt and Jeffrey Sawyer, MD, to co-found Expanse MN, a new mental health clinic located in Spring Lake Park. In 2021, he was honored by his colleagues when he was named Counselor of the Year by the Minnesota Association for Resources in Recovery and Chemical Health (MARRCH). In addition to his clinical work, Ian has taught courses at the University of Minnesota since 2015, including Applied Psychopharmacology and Person-centered practices/Harm 
Reduction for clinical counselors. He regularly gives talks on topics like harm reduction, medications for addiction treatment, psychedelic-assisted therapies, and working with families, loved ones and concerned others.


NASW Student/Reitred Member $20
NASW Member $30
Not-Yet-Member $50




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