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Wed, Jun 24


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Managing Self-Medication (with food, alcohol and drugs, gambling, online shopping)

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Managing Self-Medication (with food, alcohol and drugs, gambling, online shopping)

Time & Location

Jun 24, 2020, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

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About the Event

Dr. Lauren Zzyper

Training Description

The focus of this training is to better understand how heightened stress can lead at-risk youth and families to turn to food, drugs and alcohol, gambling, online shopping, or other behaviors. Helping vulnerable populations develop different coping mechanisms to prolonged stress will be addressed.

Learning Objectives

Participants will learn the difference between use and abuse.

Participants will learn about how they can support their clients using a harm-reduction model.

Participants will learn about the stages of change in the process of recovery.


9:00AM-9:15AM Time will be allotted for all participants to join and “sign-in;” Overview of the agenda; Review of training goals and objectives; Opportunity for participants to share why they chose to attend this training and identify anything they would like to be covered that may not be in the agenda or would like to go more into detail about. 

9:15AM-10:30AM Use vs. abuse; The 4 C’s of addictive behavior; Common reasons for increased use of food, substances, spending, gambling, working, etc. during stressful times; Self-medicating; Coping with increased eatingIntuitive eating; Coping with substance use/abuse; Harm reduction model; The Transtheoretical Model (Stages of Change)

10:30AM-10:45AM: Break (CEUs will not be issued for this time)

10:45AM-11:45AM: Coping with substance use/abuse (Continued); Harm reduction model; The Transtheoretical Model (Stages of Change); Coping with other addictive behavior; Gambling, online shopping, working; Review of resources 

11:45AM-12:00PM Opportunities for final questions; Review of training objectives and assuring they have been met; Discussion of how participants will utilize what they learned in their day to day work; Complete evaluations


This course meets the qualifications for (2.75) BBS CEUs for LCSWs and MFTs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences & is provided by Fred Finch Youth Center, CAMFT Provider #045295.

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