A 3 hour training event with Foad Afshar, PsyD
8:45am – 12:00pm on November 5, 2020
This training is remote only!
SOR Scholarship Application
PRESENTATION: The purpose of this training is to highlight the extent of misperceptions about what constitutes “low-risk” vs. “high-risk” alcohol consumption. Make no mistake, we are in the midst of an alcohol epidemic. And there is a strong relationship with Opioid use. Social drinking has increased dramatically since the early 1990s, accompanied by a similar increase in problem drinking and alcohol use disorder, especially among women and minorities. The alcohol-related death rate for women increased 85% from 2007 to 2017! This training will address current trends, binge drinking, and Severe AUD. As well as assessment and treatment including Medicated assisted treatment for AUD, such as Antabuse, Naltrexone and other medications. As a result of attending this training, participants will:
· Identify the current trend in alcohol Use disorder from mild to severe
· Discuss the neurobiology in the development of an AUD
· List the medical consequences of acute and chronic AUD
· Describe the assessment criteria for determining appropriate level of care for the management of alcohol withdrawal
· Review best practices for aftercare and continued recovery
ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Dr. Afshar has been a professional psychotherapist, trainer and educator for over 35 years. He received his Doctorate in Professional Psychology (Psy.D.) from California Coast University, his Masters in Counseling from Harvard University and his Bachelors in Psychology from U.Mass-Boston. He is a licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and School Psychologist. He is also a certified School Principle, and School Counselor.
Dr. Afshar’s professional experience in addiction and recovery includes both clinical work as the Admissions Director of the Drug Addiction Rehabilitation Center (Later Dorchester Counseling Center) in Dorchester as well Associate Executive Director and Clinical Director of Noddle’s Island Multi-service Agency in East Boston, Massachusetts. He was the addictions consultant at the Massachusetts General Hospital—The Charlestown Clinic in Boston, and has consulted extensively with medical, legal, educational and business organization around the issues of addiction prevention, intervention and recovery He has taught courses on addiction at the graduate and undergraduate levels in topics such as Psychopharmacology of Addiction, History and Socio-Politics of Addiction, and treatment models.
With a wide range of professional expertise spanning nearly 4 decades, Dr. Afshar brings a considerable breadth and depth of understanding of addictions and mental health issues as applicable in a variety of settings, age spans and affected populations.
REGISTRATION FEE: $25; *NBCC add $5. Scholarships are available for this training. Please apply using the SOR Scholarship application. For registration & scholarship information contact: 603-225-7060, firstname.lastname@example.org
3 Contact Hours Available
CRSW Performance Domains: 3, 4
LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 2-8, 11, 14-18
CPS Domains: 6
NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & Psychologist Category A
NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.
PLEASE NOTE: ONLY ONE REGISTRANT PER FORM. FOR MULTIPLE REGISTRANTS YOU MUST REGISTER EACH ONE INDIVIDUALLY. THANK YOU.
This training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.