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Chicago Lunch and Learn

Chicago, IL

Early Substance Use: Rite of Passage or Not?

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

$10—Lunch included
One CE will be provided.*

Frequently, people may view an adolescent's first use of alcohol and other drugs as a rite of passage, bridging the gulf between adolescence and adulthood. The teen may view oneself as becoming more experienced and wiser. Peers and even family members may share this perspective. In this interactive seminar, we examine the importance of rites of passage and discuss how early substance use tends to be passage to nowhere. This can be seen in not only adolescents, but also in young adults. Case studies are offered for group discussion.

At the close of this training, participants will be able to:

• Define the concept of a rite of passage
• List its three key elements
• Describe problems that may occur from false rites
• Identify clinical implications to address these resulting problems

867 North Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60610

Space is limited so pre-registration is required.

Robert Carty Robert Carty, LCSW, CADC, CCJP, for more than 35 years, has served in the addictions treatment profession in various roles—counselor, supervisor, trainer, author, mentor, board member, and administrator. This includes more than a decade of coordinating an accredited training program in Chicago to prepare individuals to become addictions counselors. During this time, he co-wrote a book with William White and others entitled The Training Life. From 1998 to 2003, he worked as a deputy director of Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities, designing and implementing programs to help parolees from the Illinois Department of Corrections sustain drug-free and crime-free lives in their communities across the state. Later, Bob developed Partnerships in Clinical Training and Consultation (PCTC), providing consulting services to recovery-based programs. In 2011, the Illinois Certification Board named him the "Professional of the Year" for his service to this field. Following his PCTC years, he was the Program Coordinator of Harborview Recovery Center, a hospital-based treatment program. In August 2015, he was extremely pleased to join the Hazelden team at the Chicago facility as its director of Clinical Services.

*The Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies is approved to provide Continuing Education Credits. The Graduate School is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists, and maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. The Graduate School is an NBCC approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP #6547, and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. The Graduate School is approved to provide continuing education by NAADAC Education and Research Foundation #77968, MN Board of Marriage and Family Therapy CE:2016-172; CAADE Provider #CP10 718 C 0319; CCAPP Provider Number 1N-88-160-1117 and CA BRN CEP 16722.  

The Graduate School has been approved for this program by the Illinois Certification Board, program number 13618 and includes categories: Counselor I, Preventionist I, CARS I, MISA I, PCGC II, CCJP II, CAAP I, CRSS II, MAATP I, NCRS II, CFPP II, ATE.

Questions? Please contact Laura Adams by email or at 773-546-8447.


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