Live CE Webinar
August 23, 2024
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Central Standard Time (CST)
Counseling clients who regularly use legal marijuana for both medicinal and recreational purposes is a nuanced and evolving area of practice, especially considering the changing cultural landscape around marijuana in various regions. Legalized marijuana has added ethical and legal complexities to an already challenging landscape of substance use disorder (SUD) and integrated dual diagnoses treatment (IDDT). In addition to the increasing importance of knowing the laws in your area of practice, the marijuana landscape presents new imporant considerations in both practice models and clinician subjective world view regarding clients who habitually use legal marijuana. Abstinence versus harm reduction and values bracketing is at the forefront of treatment considerations for clients habitually using marijuana – now legalized, decriminalized, and often enjoyed medicinally. Biases around marijuana use and its legality, in many cases, are at the heart of client distress in their relationships, employment, and educational achievement. Related legal conflicts is another ethical challenge to consider in treating this population (despite the legality of a substance at the state level).
How do clinicians with a bias against legal marijuana recognize and address the clinical concerns around a client’s heavy use while still upholding their ethical obligation to preserve client autonomy and honor the ethical principles of beneficence and non-maleficence?
Please join us to increase your knowledge and insight related to treating clients who habitually use legal marijuana. Jodi Geis-Crowder will draw on 26 years of experience in clinical mental health to increase your knowledge of how the landscape of SUD and IDDT has drastically changed with the legal recreational and medicinal use of marijuana. Jodi will explore mandatory disclosure, monitoring, and ethical practice toward providing the best client care without alienating clients or jeopardizing the therapeutic alliance. Learn and understand how your biases may impact treatment, and protect your credentials both from an ethical and legal perspective.
In addition to the below Objectives, this webinar training includes the following highlights:
1. A general ethics review to inform attendees of the importance of keeping ethics at the forefront of their practice while meeting requirements for most state licensing boards.
2. An opportunity to create an ethical decision-making model.
3. An opportunity to apply knowledge gained in the course to a clinical case example.
4. Ability to identify at least two reasons why collaborating with a professional team, that includes clinical, legal, and medical consultation, is crucial to navigating the increased complexities that legal marijuana adds to SUD and IDDT.
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Attendance and Location Details
Date and Time
Friday, August 23, 2024
10:00am – 12:00pm CST
11:00am – 1:00pm EST
8:00am – 10:00am PST
*Zoom link will be made available to you 24-48 hours prior to event date.
This training will provide participants clinical knowledge and tools to:
a), Identify two reasons why mandatory disclosure is one of the most important aspects of client care that sets the stage for safe SUD and IDDT treatment, especially when treating clients who use legal marijuana.
b). Identify two tools to assess clients in determining the best practice approach/clinically appropriate level of care (LOC) for clients who want to continue using marijuana for medicinal or other purposes.
c). Name two clinical approaches when treating clients who habitually use marijuana when it may be negatively impacting relationship, employment, education, and legal aspects of their lives.
d). Identify two aspects of an abstinence model of care and a harm reduction model of care when treating clients who habitually use marijuana for medicinal purposes.
e). Explore and identify two aspects of managing “the dance” between dealing with our reactions/biases and holding clinical ethics at the forefront of client care.
Clinical Mental Health Professionals such as Counselors, Psychologists, Therapists, Substance Abuse Counselors, and Licensed Clinical Social Workers.
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Instructor(s): Jodi Ann Geis-Crowder, MS, LPC, ACS
Material Author(s): Jodi Ann Geis-Crowder, MS, LPC, ACS
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