- Wednesday, April 5, 2017
[ 25 Seats Open ]
Chicago Lunch and Learn
Early Substance Use: Rite of Passage or Not?
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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, 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.
Questions? Please contact Laura Adams by email or at 773-546-8447.