Full course description
Pre-Recorded Webinar: This workshop will provide insight into Substance Use Disorder, Recovery, and how to find appropriate referrals, services, and resources for your consumer. Substance Use Disorder (SUD) is a complex condition in which there is uncontrolled use of a substance despite harmful consequence. People with SUD have an intense focus on using a certain substance(s) such as alcohol, tobacco, or illicit drugs, to the point where the person’s ability to function in everyday life becomes impaired. Rehabilitation Counselors working with individuals at risk of, currently involved in, or in recovery from an addiction can sometimes encounter unique challenges in providing vocational rehabilitation services.
Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Foundational information and addiction, including Prevention, Harm Reduction, Substance Use Disorder, and Recovery.
- An understanding of vocational challenges faced by justice-involved individuals with substance use disorderder.
- Information on how to find appropriate referrals, services and resources for their consumer.
Presenter: Paula Heller-Garland
Paula Heller Garland is an addiction professional since 1993, she has worked in multiple treatment milieus and provided training on the local, state, national, and international level. She served as President of the Dallas Chapter and Texas state board for the Texas Association of Addiction Professionals, as well as the national board (NAADAC).
Heller-Garland is a Senior Lecturer at the University of North Texas in the Department of Rehabilitation and Health Services in the College of Health and Public Service. She is the Coordinator of the Addiction Studies program and Faculty Advisor to Eagle Peer Recovery at UNT.
In August, she was inducted into the Texas Counselor Hall of Fame. This award recognizes the body of work of an individual in the field of addiction counseling and is awarded based on the many facets of contribution over an extended period, the varied scope of services provided, and the populations these services reached.
In her free time, Professor Heller-Garland enjoys traveling, writing, gardening, and spending time with her family and their dachshunds.