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Addressing Mental Health and Situational Problems in Substance Use Disorder Counseling

Addressing Mental Health and Situational Problems in Substance Use Disorder Counseling
A Recorded Webinar
Recorded on Wednesday, January 11, 2023

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Though we may specialize in providing help with drug specific behavior, every client we work with also presents with a mental health and or situational problem. We want to stay within our scope of practice, but also address the immediate concerns of our clients. Short of fragmenting services by referring to a mental health counselor or simply sending clients for medication, how can we help? This webinar introduces mastery problem-solving as a way to address psychological and situational problems within the scope of our practice. It introduces a structure and skills that can be adapted to individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures. It incorporates a provision for building up skills and expertise. It’s good preparation for a field moving toward integrated care.
Learning Objectives
  • Participants will be able to describe a format for integrating drug use behavior change into life counseling.
  • Participants will be able to summarize the six stages of mastery problem-solving.
  • Participants will be able to learn to identify, narrow down, and clarify issues they want to address during sessions.

Robert Schwebel, PhD

Robert Schwebel, PhD, has worked in mental health and drug counseling for more than 50 years. His books include Saying No Is Not Enough; Keep Your Kids Tobacco-Free; Leap of Power: Take Control of Alcohol, Drugs, and Your Life; and Who’s on Top, Who’s on Bottom: How Couples Can Learn to Share Power. He wrote and developed The Seven Challenges® Program for adolescents and young adults, and recently a version for adults of any age. Schwebel has facilitated hundreds of trainings for professionals and leads the Seven Challenges training team. He has appeared on Oprah, The Today Show, The CBS Early Show, CNN interviews, and other national media. He writes for and Psychology Today. These and other articles can also be read at

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Who Should Attend
Addiction professionals, employee assistance professionals, social workers, mental health counselors, professional counselors, psychologists, and other helping professionals that are interested in learning about addiction-related matters.
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