course »Countertransference when Working with Substance Users

Date: 5/22/2017, 9:00 am—1:00 pm
County: Alameda County
CEUs: 3.67
Location: Oakland
Sponsor: Fred Finch Youth & Family Services
Phone: 510-482-2244
Many complicated feelings can arise when working with those who use substances. We may have bias’s that we are aware of or we may have bias’s not yet recognized. It is important that we are able to identify our bias as well as our feelings. Feelings can arise if we recognize ourselves, our family members or other of our own life situations. It is important that we are aware of those feelings so we can actively decide which of those are useful in our work with those who use substances, and which are feelings that we as providers need to work on ourselves.

This training will help you to recognize your feelings, bias and possible re-enactments that occur when working with those who use substances. Working to deal with your feelings, bias and re-enactments appropriately help to maintain the crucial alliance necessary to work with those with substance use disorders as well as helping to deter the effects of vicarious traumatization.