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STAFF ONLY! Intervention: Beginning the Recovery Journey

Friday, August 31, 2018
8:45 am12:00 pm
Kermit Dahlen Training Center - 3500 W. 4th Street - Sioux City, IA 51103

Substance abuse counselors, social workers, mental health counselors, nurses, recovery counselors and interested human services professionals.

When confronting addiction, love is a powerful force. Intervention is the most effective and live-saving step a family can take to help their loved one suffering from substance dependency. This training will help participants to better understand the timeframes of an intervention (pre-intervention, intervention day, and post-intervention). The training will focus on the necessary components for long-term recovery, including family support and involvement. Common pitfalls to effective interventions will also be discussed during the training.

During this workshop we’ll:
• Become familiar with types of interventions and the Love First intervention approach
• Properly identify the correct treatment program to meet the patient’s needs. There is not a one-size fits all approach to finding the best treatment center.
• Identify ways family members enable their loved one and importance of taking care of one’s self
• Discover common myths family members hold that need to be dispelled before a successful intervention can be conducted.
• Better understand the family member and friends’ roles in the recovery process
• Learn ways family members adjust to recovery and relapse

Nicholas Brown, LMHC, IADC (Nebraska Licenses LMHP, LADC, LPC), NCC is a Therapist and Clinical Interventionist at Heartland Counseling Services in South Sioux City, Nebraska. He is a certified Parent-Child Interactive Therapy (PCIT) therapist through PCIT International. His primary areas of focus include conducting children’s therapy sessions, substance abuse counseling, and mental health counseling. Nicholas completed his Bachelor of Science degrees in Criminal Justice and Spanish from the University of Central Missouri. He completed his Master of Science degree in Human Services (Mental Health Counseling) at Bellevue University. He has worked as a therapist in the Siouxland area since 2009 and is bilingual (English and Spanish)

Tiffany Samuelson, LMSW, CADC is a Therapist / Clinical Interventionist at Jackson Recovery Centers’ River Hills Recovery Center. Since 2012, she has worked as a therapist with adults, adolescents, and children. She is trained in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy through the University of Iowa. Tiffany completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in counseling psychology from Morningside College and her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Iowa. In addition to children’s services, she specializes in Adlerian Sandtray Therapy and substance abuse counseling.