March 5 Webinar hosted by SAMHSA: Women in the Mirror: Addressing Co-Occurring Mental Health Issues and Trauma in Women with Substance Use Disorders

Women with substance use disorders have alarmingly high rates of co-occurring mental health issues and histories of trauma. Failure to address these issues and their interconnections can lead to significant setbacks in recovery. This session offers current information about effective interventions and strategies for supporting women with co-occurring substance use, trauma, and mental health issues. Topics include: trauma, eating disorders, depression, bipolar disorder, and PTSD among women with substance use disorders.

March 5, 2015 3:00-4:30 PM ET (2:00 CT, 1:00 MT, 12:00 PT)

Click on the link below to register!

Featured Speakers:

Francine Feinberg, Psy.D., LCSW: Dr. Feinberg is a nationally recognized expert in treating women with substance use disorders. For almost three decades she served as Executive Director of Meta House, in Milwaukee, WI, a substance abuse and mental health treatment program for women and their children. She was a member of the Advisory Committee for Women’s Services for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and chair of the committee that developed the Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) for substance use treatment of women published in 2010 by SAMHSA. Dr. Feinberg was a member of the national expert panel that developed Addressing the Needs of Women and Girls: Core Competencies for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Service Professionals. She now assists government agencies, nationally and internationally, in developing gender-responsive programs addressing women and substance use.

Kathleen O’Leary, M.S.W: Ms. O’Leary spent 34 years working in research at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) – as a research clinician studying adolescent mothers, as coordinator of the borderline personality disorder study, as supervisor of clinicians working with seriously mentally ill research participants, and, most recently, as Chief of the NIMH Women’s Program. Her work in women’s health has included research initiatives in perinatal mental health, sex differences research, the mental health of military women, and the mental health effects of violence against women. Her publications include studies on adolescent pregnancy, depression, and neuropsychological deficits in borderline personality disorder, as well as two book chapters.  She is a social worker and psychotherapist, providing mental health consultation in the Washington, DC area.

Earn 1.5 Continuing Education Hours While Updating Your Knowledge About Women, Addiction and Recovery

NAADAC and NBCC continuing education credits are available through the ATTC Network Coordinating Office. These continuing education credits are also recognized by many other licensing boards; contact your licensing board for more information. There is no charge for continuing education credits during the live webinars; simply complete a post-test at the end.

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