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  3. We will verify that you watched the recording and then email you a CEU certificate.

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Expanding Mindfulness as a Core Treatment Skill for Men and Women with Co-occurring Disorders

Presented by Tom Beckers, BS, LADC, Program Services Manager at Vinland Center

Recorded Thursday, September 3, 2015

OVERVIEW
Mindfulness is the mental activity of paying attention on purpose to whatever is present in the moment. The mental effort of shifting attention to present moment experience has tremendous benefit. Mindfulness is often associated with meditation practice. While sitting, lying down or walking meditation is a fundamental practice leading to mindfulness, daily activity can also be met with greater awareness. This webinar focuses on how mindfulness is expanded to include skillful activity in the areas of basic self-care, regulating emotions, cultivating positive mental states, communicating with others, and developing meaningful activity. It draws heavily from the work of The Minnesota Alternative Model developed by Paula De Santo.

OBJECTIVES

  1. Understand how mindfulness mediation practice is adapted and combined with coping skills training in the Residential Chemical Health Program at Vinland Center.
  2. Learn how traumatic brain injury (TBI) affects basic brain functioning and how mindfulness can strengthen executive functioning skills.
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Discharge Planning Includes Providing for Clients’ Basic Needs

Presented by Tim Grathwol, BA, JD, LADC, CBIS, Chemical Health Case Manager at Vinland Center

Recorded August 19, 2015

OVERVIEW
Clients with cognitive deficits and addictions often struggle to find a lifestyle that supports their attempts at recovery. Chemical dependency treatment and mental health services provide them with information and coping skills. Beyond that, many clients need community support for housing, employment, and ongoing healthcare. Chemical health case managers and counselors can do their clients a valuable service by actively seeking out and connecting clients with community support to give them a better chance to succeed in recovery.

OBJECTIVES

  1. Understand the issues clients and counselors face when working in treatment with CD clients with cognitive deficits.
  2. Learn how to start planning for “life after treatment” from the beginning of the treatment experience. This will give clients a better chance for success after leaving the “bubble” of treatment.
  3. Highlight ideas for contacting and building a network of community resources for clients to help them succeed in recovery.
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Building Resiliency for Clients with Mental Health, Cognitive and Substance Use Disorders

Presented by Rick Krueger, MA, LPCC, LADC, CBIS, Clinical Director at Vinland Center

Recorded August 4, 2015

OVERVIEW
Resiliency is a person's ability to "bounce back" after stressful life events. Research has proven there are several factors that improve an individual's resiliency. By knowing what contributes to resiliency, clinicians can work with individuals facing mental health, cognitive and substance use disorders to improve their chances for successfully handling life's stresses.

OBJECTIVES

  1. Learn definitions of resiliency as it relates to individuals with mental health disorders.
  2. Define internal versus external risk factors in resiliency in mental health.
  3. Define internal versus external protective factors in mental health.
  4. Explore concept of an individual's demands versus resources in meeting life's challenges.
  5. Explore ways to lower demands and increase individual resources.
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Substance Abuse Treatment for Women with Cognitive Disabilities

Presented by Farrel Braunstein, MS, LADC, BCCR, CBIS, Chemical Health Case Manager at Vinland Center

Recorded April 16, 2015

OVERVIEW
Vinland specializes in serving individuals with substance abuse issues, mental health issues, and cognitive impairments. During this presentation, you will learn about specific challenges inherent in our client population, as well as practical interventions that may be used when treating clients with multiple issues and clinical needs. You will gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for their unique situation.

OBJECTIVES

  1. Increase awareness, knowledge, and ability to work with cognitively impaired clients that goes beyond the traditional treatment interventions and methodology.
  2. Learn practical tools to use with cognitively impaired clients.
  3. Understand synergistic effect of addiction, mental health issues, physical disabilities, and intellectual disabilities.
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Compensation Strategies for Common Challenges after Traumatic Brain Injury

Presented by Annette Pearson, MS, LADC, CBIS, Outpatient Services Manager at Vinland Center

Recorded December 3, 2014

OVERVIEW
Working with individuals with brain injury can be quite a challenge. Impairments are often frustrating for the person, their loved ones and the professionals trying to help them. Sometimes impairments can be confused with attitude. This webinar will focus on strategies for working with impairments such as impulsivity, distractibility, mental flexibility, initiation and comprehension as well as the anger and grief that can intensify them.

OBJECTIVES

  1. Review 10 impairments that can be confused with attitude or resistance to treatment.
  2. Explore how anger and grief can intensify impairments.
  3. Learn 5 techniques for each challenge that can be implemented into their daily practice.
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Active Case Management and Discharge Planning Makes a Difference for Clients with Cognitive Deficits and Addictions

Presented by Tim Grathwol, BA, JD, LADC, CBIS, Chemical Health Case Manager at Vinland Center

Recorded September 9, 2014

OVERVIEW
Clients with cognitive deficits and addictions often struggle to find a lifestyle that supports their attempts at recovery. Chemical dependency treatment and mental health services provide them with information and coping skills. Beyond that, many clients need community support for housing, employment, and ongoing healthcare. Chemical health case managers and counselors can do their clients a valuable service by actively seeking out and connecting clients with community support to give them a better chance to succeed in recovery.

OBJECTIVES

  1. Participants will have a better understanding of the issues clients and counselors face when working in treatment with CD clients with cognitive deficits.
  2. Learn how to start planning for “life after treatment” from the beginning of the treatment experience. This will give clients a better chance for success after leaving the “bubble” of treatment.
  3. Give participants ideas of how to contact and build a network of community resources clients can use to help them succeed in recovery.
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Dual Diagnosis in Treatment

Presented by Dr. John E. Simon, MD, Licensed Psychiatrist at Vinland Center

Recorded August 28, 2014

OVERVIEW
Co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse issues are common. For individuals with a substance use disorder, up to half also have mental health issues. Co-occurring disorders interact, negatively impacting an individual's chance at recovery.

OBJECTIVES

  1. Learn about the co-occurrence of chemical dependency and psychiatric illnesses.
  2. Explore how chemical dependency and mental illnesses affect each other.
  3. Highlight common treatments.
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Expanding Mindfulness as a Core Treatment Skill for Men and Women with Co-occurring Disorders

Presented by Tom Beckers, BS, LADC, Chemical Health Case Manager at Vinland Center

Recorded August 12, 2014

OVERVIEW
Mindfulness is a form of meditation that focuses on simply paying attention, without judgment, to what is happening with your mind and body in the present moment. An individual’s ability to “come back” to the present moment over and over again changes the mind’s relationship to stressful thoughts and body sensations. This practice offers a way for people with chemical use disorders to improve their ability to recognize stress reactions in the body and cope with their feelings in a new way.

Research has shown that mindfulness-based meditation can be an effective tool to help people deal with their past, live in the present moment, and become more hopeful about the future. It is a low-cost technique that people can use to help reduce anxiety, increase awareness, and change their mindset. The practice of mindfulness-based meditation is low intensity and non-pharmaceutical, which makes it a low-risk treatment option.

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Integrating Treatment for Clients with Co-occurring Disorders and Intellectual Disabilities

Presented by Duane Reynolds, LSW, LADC, ADCR, Associate Director at Vinland Center and Rick Krueger, MA, LPCC, LADC, Clinical Services Manager at Vinland Center

Recorded July 31, 2014

OVERVIEW
People living with brain injuries and intellectual disabilities often struggle with depression, poor impulse control, and short-term memory problems, which are just a few of the reasons for the increased incidence of substance abuse among this population. Too often, people with cognitive impairments are not successful in conventional drug and alcohol treatment programs which do not accomodate their unique learning styles.

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Mental Health Screening with Chemically Dependent and Brain Injured Clients

Presented by Dr. Thomas Sawyer, Psy. D., Psychologist at Vinland Center

Recorded June 26, 2014

OVERVIEW
Approximately 8.9 million adults in the U.S. have co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. For individuals with a substance use disorder, up to half also have mental health issues. Co-occurring disorders interact, negatively impacting an individual's chance at recovery.
Integrated treatment that addresses mental health and substance use conditions at the same time is associated with lower costs and better outcomes. The mental health screening is an important first step in the integrated treatment process.

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Trauma-Informed Services: Organizational Culture & Practical Application

Presented by Rick Krueger, MA, LPCC, LADC, Clinical Services Manager at Vinland Center

Recorded March 11, 2014

OVERVIEW
Research conducted in the past ten years has dramatically increased awareness about the prevalence of trauma among people seeking treatment for alcohol and drug abuse. People dealing with the life-long effects of trauma are no longer seen as a subgroup. According to SAMHSA, 75% of individuals in substance abuse treatment report histories of abuse and trauma, and 12-24% of individuals in treatment have PTSD. Every individual seeking treatment, even those not showing symptoms of PTSD, should be asked about past trauma.

Rick Krueger has worked in the area of mental health and substance abuse treatment for 24 years. He has presented on the treatment of addictive disease, group therapy, relapse prevention, and cognitive disability. His most current trainings have addressed co-occurring disorders of substance abuse, mental illness and cognitive disabilities, building resiliency, and trauma-informed services.

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8 Parameters of Fitness & Wellness

Presented by Jeff Willert, B.Sc., E.P., S.E.T., Fitness & Wellness Manager at Vinland Center

Recorded June 5, 2013

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