Continuing Education Event – The Intersection of Substance Use Disorder and Anxiety Disorder – webinar – 8/13/2020
RCA Academy and the Psychiatric Institute of Washington present The Intersection of Substance Use Disorder and Anxiety Disorder.
According to the American Psychiatric association, anxiety disorders are the most common of mental disorders and affect nearly 30 percent of adults at some point in their lives. By definition, anxiety is a normal reaction to stress and can be beneficial in some situations. It can alert us to dangers and help us prepare and motivate our behaviors and to pay attention to our environment. However, for about 20 percent of Americans with an anxiety or mood disorder such as depression they develop an alcohol or other substance use disorder. The symptoms of one disorder can make the symptoms another worse; an anxiety disorder may lead to using alcohol or other substances to self-medicate or alleviate anxiety symptoms, thus making it imperative to treat both simultaneously to effectively treat both. This training will focus on the intersection of anxiety and the disease of addiction. It will explore the different types of anxiety, explore how they interfere with Sud and it will end with a discussion on effective treatment strategies to help our patients begin their healing and achieving recovery and long-term sobriety.
1. Review & define terminology associated with the different types of anxiety disorders.
2. Explore the etiology of anxiety disorders and the physiological implications of anxiety disorders and SUD
3. Discuss the risk factors of anxiety disorders that increase vulnerabilities of developing a SUD
4. Identify and asses the effectiveness of evidenced treatment practices.
Recovery Centers of America has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7002. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Recovery Centers of America is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This course qualifies for 2 credit hours.
Trish Caldwell MFT, LPC, CCDP-D, CAADC, CCTP, Corporate Director of Family Services for
Recovery Centers of America and is also an adjunct professor at Jefferson University. Trish is a licensed clinician, marriage and family therapist and is certified in both co-occurring disorders and substance use. Trish has been a therapist for over 25 years and has worked extensively with families, adults and adolescents with co-occurring behavioral health and substance use disorders in various settings including outpatient, residential, schools and community agencies. She is trained in DBT and is a certified Trauma professional and a certified mentor trainer of trauma. Additionally, Trish created the first Young Offenders Treatment Program in Delaware County, serving first time offenders with Drug charges. Trish has been the Keynote speaker for the PAYS Summit, the Suicide Prevention Conference and Magellan behavioral health conference. Additionally, she has provided in-service training for several PA school districts and has trained law enforcement officers on drug trends for the CIT program. She has also presented at the Annual Trauma conference, the Cape Cod Symposium, and the annual conference for the American Association for Marriage and family Therapists (AAMFT). Trish specializes in ADHD, Opioid Use in young adults, Trauma informed care, Developmental trauma, Trauma and Substance Use disorders, Trauma and the Family System, Family Engagement, and Substance use for today’s teens. Trish holds her MFT from Drexel University and is licensed and certified in the state of PA.
During her career, Trish has held a variety of clinical and leadership roles. She is currently the Corporate Director of Family Services of Recovery Centers of America, which has sites in NJ, PA, MA and MD, and provides services to adults seeking treatment for substance use disorders. Additionally, she is a member of the NOPE task force, Partners for Success Coalition and she holds a private practice specializing in adolescents and young adults who have been diagnosed with ADHD or Trauma.