Sheri is a Registered Social Worker who holds a Master of Social Work degree and a Bachelor's degree in Criminology. She has a diverse professional background with experiences as a correctional officer, addictions counselor and developer and coordinator of a domestic violence outreach program. Sheri is a co-author of our Counseling Insights book. In addition to her work with CTRI, Sheri is also a counselor in a private practice setting. She currently provides individual and family counseling in the areas of mental health, addiction, recovering after relationship breakdown, and trauma. Sheri believes humor, self acceptance, and social connection is the best framework for successful healing and meaningful learning. Sheri works to reflect this in her facilitation style and is a knowledgeable, passionate, and engaging presenter.
Many people who struggle with mental illness also struggle with an addiction. This webinar explores co-occurring disorders as a spectrum of experience, and looks specifically at the relationship between addictions and mental illness. The role that trauma can play in co-occurring disorders is also reviewed. Understanding the relationship between addictions and mental illness is key for caregivers to assist in recovery.
Upon completion of this webinar participants should be able to:
Define mental illness, addiction, and co-occurring disorder
Distinguish between linear and circular causality
Identify potential third factor variables in co-occurring disorders
This is an introductory-intermediate level webinar intended for social service and health care professionals, counselors, social workers, school personnel, and anyone interested in learning more about this topic.
Method of Delivery
Each webinar is 60 - 70 minutes in length. Pre-recorded webinars include no interactivity with the instructor. Live webinars will each contain 60 minutes of instruction from the facilitator using visual powerpoint slides and then there will be 10 minutes at the end of the webinar when participants can type in questions or comments directly to the instructor and hear feedback in realtime from the instructor.
Upon viewing entire webinar general participants will be able to receive a general certificate of participants. For those require ASWB and NBCC approved certificates you will need to take a post webinar test. A certificate will be given after successful completion of test. An evaluation form will be available to complete after submitting the posttest.
ASWB: The Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute Inc. (Provider Number 1214), is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. ASWB Approval Period: Aug. 10, 2017 – Aug. 10, 2020. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval.
NBCC: CTRI has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6668. Challenging Behaviors in Youth and Understanding Mental Illness workshops do not qualify. CTRI is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
While other associations and licensing bodies accept CTRI workshops for continuing education credits, questions about approval should be directed to the specific association or licensing body for which you are requesting the credits.