ANNOUNCING

Debra Guthmann, Ed.D is the Director of Pupil Personnel Services at the California School for the Deaf, Fremont where she oversees all clinical services.  She is the former founding Director of the  

2016 Clinical Training

Substance Use Disorders in the Deaf Community: Treatment and Prevention
of Addiction

Minnesota Chemical Dependency Program for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals which is one of the first inpatient treatment programs for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals in the country. Dr. Guthmann has made over 150 national and international presentations, written numerous articles and several book chapters focusing on ethical issues, substance abuse and treatment models to use with Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals.
Cindi Sternfeld, Ed.S. maintains a private counseling practice in Lambertville, NJ. She has a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling with a post Master’s certification in Addictions Counseling. Her

Ed.S. is in Marriage and Family Therapy. She has extensive Sex Therapy training, is a Level II EMDR Therapist, possesses National Counselor Certification and is a Master Addictions Counselor.

More Information and Registration Details 

Location:

Alabama Public Library,  6030 Monticello Drive, Montgomery, AL (scroll down for directions)

Dates:

February 18 (Deaf/Signing Audience)  

February 19 (Hearing/Non-Signing Audience)

 

About the Workshop:

Thursday's session is targeted at service providers who specialize in some aspect of deafness (counselors, therapists, rehabilitation specialists, direct care staff, teachers, and interpreters, etc.). Friday's session is geared to service providers who provide services via interpreters or who may occasionally interact with individuals who are Deaf. Deb Guthmann and Cindi Sternfeld will discuss various aspects of substance use dependency and how it impacts individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing, their family, and the deaf community. This course will include a discussion of barriers that deaf/hard of hearing individuals face and unique characteristics of the population, best practice related to clinical approaches, relapse prevention, aftercare, self help information that is part of the recovery process for deaf and hard of hearing individuals and an exploration of resources available.

Both sessions will be at the Alabama Public Library,  6030 Monticello Drive, Montgomery, AL

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Intended for Signing Audiences

This session is targeted at service providers who specialize in some aspect of deafness (substance abuse providers, counselors, therapists, rehabilitation specialists, direct care staff, teachers, and interpreters, etc.).   Drs. Guthmann and Sternfeld will discuss various aspects of substance use dependency and how it impacts individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing, their family, and the deaf community.  This course will include a discussion of barriers that deaf/hard of hearing individuals face and unique characteristics of the population, best practice related to clinical approaches, relapse prevention, aftercare, self-help information that is part of the recovery process for deaf and hard of hearing individuals and an exploration of resources available.

9:30 am to 4:00 pm (5.5 clock hours) *Lunch on your own

Registration fee: $35 paid prior to January 31, 2016

$45 if paid after January 31, 2016 or at the door

$20 registration for full time ITP Students (Non-certified, non-working)

Registration fee waived for CMHCs and SA Center contract providers of ADMH

Download the registration form for this session

Friday, February 19, 2016

Intended for Non-Signing Audiences

This session is geared to service providers who provide services via interpreters or who may occasionally interact with individuals who are Deaf. Drs. Guthmann and Sternfeld will discuss various aspects of substance use dependency and how it impacts individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing, their family, and the deaf community.  This course will include a discussion of barriers that deaf/hard of hearing individuals face and unique characteristics of the population, best practice related to clinical approaches, relapse prevention, aftercare, self-help information that is part of the recovery process for deaf and hard of hearing individuals and an exploration of resources available.

9:00 am to 3:00 pm (5.0 clock hours) *Lunch on your own

Registration fee: $25 paid prior to January 31, 2016

$35 if paid after January 31, 2016 or at the door

$15 registration for full time ITP Students (Non-certified, non-working)

Registration fee waived for CMHCs and SA Center contract providers of ADMH

Download the registration form for this session

Presenters

Alabama Public Library, 6030 Monticello Drive, Montgomery, AL