• Wednesday, June 21, 2017



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Addressing Stigma in Clinical Practice


Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation Webinar Series

Wednesday, June 21

noon Central Time (1 hour)

There is no charge for this event.

The role and impact of stigma in the treatment of substance use disorders is readily acknowledged by professionals, and often functions as a barrier for individuals, families, and communities to access and promote successful treatment. This webinar will clearly define stigma as it pertains to substance use disorders, and help the clinician to address stigma in clinical practice in order to improve outcomes and foster professional development. In particular we will examine the role of internalized stigma and shame experienced by the individual patient and family, as well as the clinician's need to develop self-awareness and cultural competency in this domain. 


The participant will:

  1. Define stigma and ascertain the impact on clinical practice
  2. Delineate the difference between macro and micro expressions of stigma, and consider related applications to clinical practice and professional development
  3. Understand the role of stigma in the context of developing cultural competency, and apply insights related to the intersectionality of cultural identity and stigma associated with a substance use disorder
  4. Increase self-awareness pertaining to issues of stigma and social development in order to strengthen therapeutic rapport in clinical practice and thus improve patient outcomes

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A certificate of completion will be awarded for attending this event.*

Christopher Yadron


Christopher Yadron, executive director, Hazelden in New York
Chris Yadron, PhD, LCPC, CADC, previously oversaw the operations for Rosecrance outpatient programs in Chicago and worked as the director for Rosecrance Lakeview, an outpatient center and recovery residence for young adults. Christopher has provided clinical, managerial, and marketing leadership in a variety of substance abuse and mental health settings. He holds a Master of Divinity degree from Covenant Theological Seminary, a Master of Arts in counseling from Loyola University in Chicago, and received his PhD from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. He is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor in Illinois. He is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA), and often speaks at conferences and workshops on adolescent addiction and family issues, multicultural competency, motivational interviewing, and co-occurring disorders.


*This event has not been approved for Continuing Education (CE) credit. The participant is responsible to verify if this activity meets their Continuing Education board requirements in order to gain CE credit.

Questions? Please contact Ann Tucker.


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