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"Opioids and The Opioid Crisis: What Therapists Need to Know in 2018 and in the Future."

  • October 26, 2018
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Restaurant TBD


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Cliffside Malibu will be hosting us for a dinner and presentation on: "Opioids and The Opioid Crisis: What Therapists Need to Know in 2018 and in the Future."

This will be a two-hour event including dinner and CEUs. There is NO CHARGE for this event. Take advantage of this opportunity to get important information about one of the biggest epidemics in recent history, free CEUs, a nice dinner, and a chance to network with colleagues.

Friday, October 26, 2018

5:30pm-6pm Check-In*
6pm-7:30pm CEU/Speaker Presentation
7:30pm-8pm Closing Remarks*
This course is intended for beginning to advanced mental health professionals.
Course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. CEU completion certificates will be awarded by Cliffside Malibu when participants complete the course evaluation after speaker presentation.
* = non CEU portion of course

Courtyard Marriott
Brentwood Room
15433 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
This location is ADA compliant. Parking in hotel lot included.

FREE for SFV-CAMFT chapter members only. Please note: This is now FULLbut please sign up for the waitlist and we will let you know a few days before if a space has opened up.
Register online by Sunday, October 21st. No phone or email RSVP.
Limited to 20 participants.

"Opioids and The Opioid Crisis: What Therapists Need to Know in 2018 and in the Future"
with Karen Rubenstein, MA, LMFT

This course is designed to help psychotherapists working with clients struggling with opioid dependency to understand the signs and symptoms of the addiction. The ultimate goal is to provide the best suited treatment plan and assess the client's severity of dependency. Assessing the clients stage of change provides the therapist and client with a road map to address their addiction. We will look specifically at the ways to work with clients using the stages of changes and different interventions that can be used to raise awareness and willingness to continue treatment.
Learning Objectives
In successfully completing and attending this presentation, participants will be able to:
  1. Identify opioid dependency.
  2. Discuss what type of intervention to use with a client who is dependent on opiates.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to use your assessment skills to create an individualized treatment plan.
  4. Critically evaluate the client based on their level of dependency and formulate what approach will best suit the client's needs.
Karen Rubenstein, MA, LMFT is the Clinical Program Director for Cliffside Malibu with management experience spanning over two decades. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a specialization in addiction and co-occurring disorders, Karen has worked in addiction treatment for over 12 years. As the Clinical Program Director, Ms. Rubenstein manages the clinical team providing support and guidance and implementing and bringing to life the Stages of Change model. Ms. Rubenstein has been with Cliffside for over 4 years and has developed programming for both residential and outpatient. Karen's work as a therapist also included working with youth and families in a vast range of populations: direct care for youth in Los Angeles Unified School District, Haven Hills, a non-profit women and families domestic violence shelter, Bridges gang intervention youth programs, Camp David Gonzales, a LA County juvenile detention probation camp and California Family Counseling Center.


CAMFT-approved Continuing Education Provider #135372
Cliffside Malibu is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. Cliffside Malibu maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

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