Please join on Friday, September 18, 2020 from 9:30-11:00 AM for our third Friday of the month, North Suburban(ish) CEU Webinar Series. as we host Jim Scarpace, MS, LCPC, Executive Director at Gateway Foundation in Aurora, Illinois as he presents on
Exploring Trauma Triggers and Their Impact on Substance Use Disorders.
The is a free event and all are welcome! For those seeking the 1.5 CEUs for this event, certificates are available for $15. Again, attendance is free, however registration is required. Attendance is limited to 100 people. See below for registration and CEU payment.
About the Presentation
Learn how to manage unresolved trauma that may cause an individual to have significant problems functioning in society and their community
This presentation will focus on helping practitioners and clinicians to develop an understanding of the different trauma types and their impact on both the psychological and physiological health of a client and the professional’s role in effective referral and trauma treatment.
Participants will also be introduced to an assessment tool that provides a more detailed evaluation of the client’s “trauma experience” as well as the trauma stages as it relates to Substance Use Disorders. Participants will also learn strategies to reduce Stigma and increase language that supports clients in discussing trauma experiences and its impact on their current struggles.
- To develop an understanding of the types of trauma and their impact on both the psychological as well as physiological health of a client and the professional’s role in effective referral and trauma treatment.
- Exposure to an assessment tool that allows for a more detailed evaluation of the client’s “trauma experience” as well as the stages of trauma as it relates to Substance Use Disorders.
- Reducing Stigma and increasing language that support clients in discussing trauma experiences and its impact on their current struggles will also be explored.
About the Presenter, Jim Scarpace
Jim Scarpace is Executive Director at Gateway Foundation in Aurora, Illinois. Jim has over 25 years of experience in the mental health, substance use disorder and criminal justice field. He has his masters degree in clinical psychology and has been licensed clinical professional counselor for the last nineteen years.
He currently is also an assistant professor at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and has taught graduate classes in clinical psychology for the last 16 years. His previous roles included being a supervisor for the Department of Probation and court services in DuPage County where he assisted in developing a mental health program for high risk youth, as well as supervised therapists and probation officers in the forensic setting who worked with juvenile offenders with mental health and substance use issues in addition to criminal behaviors.
In addition, He has also worked with chronically mentally Ill adults in a hospital setting focusing on treatment planning, assessment and family counseling preparing for discharge as well as for several years in the community as a therapist with adolescents with severe mental health disorders. Jim also coordinated a residential facility for high risk children and adolescents involved with the department of children and family services. His areas of expertise include Addiction, Trauma, Group Therapy, Crisis intervention, Family Therapy, and advocacy.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information on joining the webinar on the day of the event. A reminder email will be sent one day prior.
STEP 2: (If seeking a CEU)
Payment at time of registration is kindly requested.
Please enter the following:
Name: FIRST LAST (no company names, please)
Enter Workshop Date: 9/18/2020
Amount Paid: $15.00
Polling is required for those seeking CEUs for this event. All are welcome to complete the poll. Digital certificates will then be delivered to your inbox within 48 business hours of completion of the event.
We are licensed to provide CEUs for Psychologists, Social Workers, Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists.