14th Annual Miriam O. Smith Educational Series (MOSES)
Reducing shame through a client centered approach
with renowned addiction expert and TEDx speaker,
Adi Jaffe, PhD
Professional Development Workshop: 6 CEs
8:30 am - 4 pm Friday, March 16, 2018
Addiction is one of the most prevalent and destructive mental health issues the United States has ever faced, with overdose deaths alone overtaking all other forms of accidental deaths in the nation. In the past five years alone, the U.S. has seen a 50% increase in drug-related deaths, for a total of approximately
150,000 annual deaths NOT including tobacco. This means a drug-related death happens approximately every 3 seconds.
Still, treatment engagement is extremely poor and outcomes are disappointingly lacking, leaving many hopeless in the face of
disaster. This workshop will reconsider our current approaches to treating addiction and offer a completely new take on the problem, tying our current understanding to the treatment problem.
Every clinician comes across clients whose drinking or drug use interferes with their therapeutic process. Nevertheless, most clients report not wanting to completely quit drinking and begin to withdraw when approached with abstinence options. This workshop will allow participants to overcome barriers to engagement while providing a toolkit to help clients improve even if they are not interested in complete abstinence or do not identify as “addicts.”
This workshop will allow participants to overcome barriers to engagement while providing a toolkit to help clients improve even if they are not interested in complete abstinence or do not identify as “addicts.”
DATE: Friday, March 16, 2018
TIME: 8:30 am - 4 pm (Check in begins at 8 am)
PLACE: Cooper Creek Event Center, 4040 Cooper Rd, Blue Ash, OH 45241
FEES: $140 by 5 pm Wednesday, March 7, 2018
$130 for 2 or more from the same agency registering at one
time by March 7, 2018
After 5 pm March 7, 2018 a late fee of $15 per registrant will apply.
Registration includes choice of lunch and 6 CEs
Questions or for disability accommodations: 513-985-1581 or email@example.com
8 - 8:30 am
8:30 - 10 am
The Addiction problem – prevalence, impact and causes
10 - 10:15 am
10:15 - 11:45 am
Current treatment failures – Poor engagement and terrible outcomes
11:45 am - 12:30 pm
12:30 - 2 pm
Looking up – Reformulating addiction thinking to address treatment
Innovative ways to address gaps and treatment failures
2 - 2:15 pm
2:15 - 3:45 pm
Tools and methods for immediate application
3:45 - 4 pm
Discussion and closing
Key Learning Objectives
Participants will learn to:
Registration includes 6 Continuing Education Credits for the following:
Social Work CE (Reciprocal for Nursing)
Marriage and Family Therapy CE*
Chemical Dependency RCH*
Occupational Therapy CE*
Teacher Contact Hours
Certificate of Completion
*application in process
Registration includes your choice of box lunch:
Sunflower Chicken Salad on Croissant
Tuna Salad on Croissant
Roasted Vegetable Sandwich
Field Green Salad with grilled chicken
Kosher Tuna Salad sandwich
All sandwiches include: Fruit Salad, Pasta Salad, Bagged Snack, & Cookie
Who should attend?
This program is designed for Social Workers, Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Educators, Psychologists, Case Managers, Nurses, Chemical Dependency Counselors, Physicians, Life Coaches, Clergy, Psychiatrists, and Occupational Therapists.
Adi Jaffe PhD
Adi Jaffe is a nationally recognized expert on mental health, addiction and stigma. He lectures in the Psychology department at UCLA and is the President and Co-Founder of IGNTD, a company focused on alleviating suffering and inspiring hope.
Dr. Jaffe’s work and research focus on changing the way Americans think about, and deal with mental health and addiction issues. He is passionate about the role of shame in destroying lives and aims to greatly reduce the stigma of mental health in this country. In this context, Dr. Jaffe has used his personal experience as an incredibly effective inspirational and motivational tool.
Since he received his doctorate from UCLA in 2010, Dr. Jaffe has become known through his online and academic writing. His views on addiction and his research on the topic have been published in dozens of journals and online publications and he has appeared on numerous television shows and documentaries discussing current topics in addiction and the problem of addiction as a whole.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message at 513-985-1581
A refund minus $20 per person administrative fee will be issued upon request for cancellations received by 5 pm Wednesday, March 7, 2018. No refunds will be issued after March 7, 2018.
Jewish Family Service established the annual Miriam O. Smith Educational Series (MOSES) program in 2004 to provide an opportunity for professional development as well as offer the community a chance to learn from nationally recognized mental health experts. The series honors the memory of Miriam O. Smith, a long time social worker at Jewish Family Service who provided extensive individual and family therapy, headed the adoption program, and also served as interim director of the agency.