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  • March 11, 2017
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm


First Congregational Church
710 Auburn Ravine Road
United States
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March 11, 2017, from 9:30 a.m. to Noon


Treating Adolescent, Young Adult/Adult Addictions:
Simplifying the Complex Underlying Issues and Systems to Promote Better Treatment Approaches and Outcomes

Presented by:

Rachael Schweitzer, LMFT
Associate Clinical Director  Recovery Happens Counseling Services

(Jon Daily was originally scheduled to conduct the workshop but is unable to attend.  Ms. Schweitzer has graciously agreed to present.)

Rachael Schweitzer, LMFT, has been a part of the Recovery Happens Counseling Services for over six years and the Associate Clinical Director for the past three years. Recovery Happens specializes in the outpatient treatment of adolescents, young adults/adults and their families with addictive disorders and dual diagnosis issues. She trains all new hires and supervises the LMFT, LCSW, Predoctoral/postdoctoral and CADC's and associated interns for all the Recovery Happens locations. She was instrumental in her contributions to the 2012 book, "Adolescent and Young Adult Addiction: The Pathological Relationship to Intoxication and the Interpersonal Neurobiology Underpinnings, as well as to The Paradigm Shift Which Needs to Happen Now by Jon Daily, LCSW, CADC II.

Ms. Schweitzer has a Masters in Clinical Psychology, National University; Bachelor of Science in Child & Family Studies with an emphasis in Communications, Weber State University; Minor degree in Technical Sales, Weber State University.

This workshop will provide the following information

  1. Drug bias: the need for a paradigm shift--addiction to intoxication not a drug
  2. Current drug trends: a brief look at drugs that are commonly used
  3. Facts on marijuana
    a. Neurobiology
    b. Marijuana potency
    c.Five types of concentrates
    d. Edibles
    e. What Prop 64 really means
  4. The developing brain
    a. Nucleus accumbens
    b. Prefrontal cortex
    c. Dopamine
    d. Synaptic pruning
  5. Attachment
    a. Developmental history
    b. Attachment development
    c. Trauma
  6. Assessment
    a. Stages of addiction
    b. What to look for
  7. Interventions/Strategies
    a. Treatment for the client
        1) The relationship
        2) Decreasing denial
        3) Education
        4) Chemical use assessment
        5) Meeting the client where they are at
  8. Family system
    a. Education
    b. Home expectations
    c. Drug testing
    d. Communication

Goals and Objectives:

At the end of the workshop, participants will: 

  1. Identify how tools to assess substance abuse are used.
  2. Facilitate a therapeutic process to:
    a. Break down denial
    b. Increase motivation for abstinence and recovery
    c. Include the family in the treatment

For special needs, questions, or any grievance,
Contact Dianne Murden, President
diannemurde@yahoo.com or call 530 305 2066

Training fees are as follows:
Licensed members of any CAMFT Chapter - $25
Pre-licensed members of any CAMFT Chapter - $15
Licensed, not a member of any CAMFT Chapter - $35
Pre-licensed, not a member of any CAMFT Chapter - $25

Registration for this event closes Monday 3/6/17 at 6 p.m.  There is a $10 late registration fee for attendees registering at the door so be sure to register early!

Refunds will be provided to registrants up to and until the close of registration, minus a $5 registration fee. There are no refunds after the close of registration.  There is no partial credit for arriving late or leaving early.

Important Notice: Hand-outs will be emailed 2 days before the training. Please print and bring to the training because Wifi is spotty at the site.  Continuing Education or Course Completion Certificates may be emailed to participants.

Directions to the training site:

First Congregational Church
710 Auburn-Ravine Road
Auburn, CA 95603

From I 80, take Highway 49 N and turn right onto Palm Avenue. If coming south on Highway 49, turn left onto Palm Avenue. Continue on Palm Avenue to the stop sign. Turn left onto Auburn-Ravine Road and continue to the stop sign. Turn right at the stop sign, even though it says Church Street. Go straight up the never-ending hill into the church parking lot. The meeting is in Overmiller Hall in the Fireside Room and there will be a sign with the CAMFT logo and Sierra Foothills Chapter on an outside door.

All members are welcome to join the Board of Directors Meetings. This meeting will be from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the training site on the same day as our workshop. We appreciate your involvement!