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Practicing Alcohol Moderation: A Harm Reduction Alternative to the Abstinence-Only Model
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1/8/2021

When: Friday, January 8th
10:00 AM
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Online Webinar offering
 Virginia 
United States
Presenter:
Cyndi Turner, LCSW, LSATP, MAC and Craig James, LCSW, LSATP, MAC
Contact:
Ericka Nelson

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Online registration is available until: 1/8/2021
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Practicing Alcohol Moderation:A Harm Reduction Alternative to Abstinence Only Model

1.5 Credit Hours

Cyndi Turner, LCSW, LSATP, MAC and Craig James, LCSW, LSATP, MAC

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About the Event:

 

Since 2013, the DSM-5 has diagnosed alcohol use disorders on a spectrum. However, the most common recommendation for drinkers experiencing problems remains admitting that they are “alcoholics” who must be abstinent, attending 12-step meetings, admitting powerlessness, and relying on a Higher Power. There is over 50 years of research that proves that alcohol moderation is a more effective treatment option for the majority of drinkers than the abstinence-only model. We are entering a “third wave” of treatment that incorporates harm reduction strategies, yet few clinicians are familiar with how to practice it effectively with their clients. This presentation will define alcohol moderation, predict who is a candidate for moderation using the research-backed Alcohol Moderation Assessment, develop and monitor an Alcohol Moderation Plan, and share practical strategies for using harm reduction tools with clients. 


Upon completion of the workshop, attendees will be able to: 


  1. Understand why harm reduction is an effective treatment option for the majority of alcohol users

  2. Predict who is a candidate for alcohol moderation using the Alcohol Moderation Assessment

  3. Develop and monitor an Alcohol Moderation Plan 

  4. Practice alcohol moderation techniques



Earn 1.5 Contact Hours for attending this event.

About the Presenters:

Bios:


Cyndi Turner, LCSW, LSATP, MAC is the Co-Founder & Clinical Director of Insight Into Action Therapy and Insight Recovery Centers with offices in Ashburn and Fairfax Virginia. She is a harm reduction therapist who has been in the addiction treatment field for almost three decades. Cyndi co-developed and facilitates the Dual Diagnosis Recovery Program©, is a clinical supervisor for licensure, expert witness, topic expert contributor for GoodTherapy, therapist for players involved with the National Football League Program for Substances of Abuse, and nationally recognized trainer on alcohol moderation. She challenges the traditional belief that all drinkers experiencing problems are “alcoholics” who need to quit drinking forever and designed the Alcohol Moderation Assessment which predicts who may be successful candidate for alcohol moderation. Cyndi is the author of numerous articles and three #1 New Release books Can I Keep Drinking? How You Can Decide When Enough is Enough, The Clinician’s Guide to Alcohol Moderation: Alternative Methods and Management Techniques, and Practicing Alcohol Moderation: A Comprehensive Workbook.


Craig James, LCSW, LSATP, MAC has been in the addiction treatment field for over twenty years. He is the Co-Founder & Director of Operations of Insight Into Action Therapy and Insight Recovery Centers. He co-developed and implements the Dual Diagnosis Recovery Program© and is a nationally recognized trainer on alcohol moderation. Craig serves on the board of Dandelion Meadow and the Virginia Association of Addiction Professionals.


EDUCATION:

 

CYNDI TURNER


Licensed Clinical Social Worker:  October 2000

Licensed Substance Abuse Practitioner: October 2006

Master Addiction Counselor: October 2016


Bachelor of Arts in Psychology:  Marymount University, May 1995 

Master of Social Work: Virginia Commonwealth University, May 1998  

 

CRAIG JAMES

education

Virginia Commonwealth University, Alexandria, Virginia

Master of Social Work, December 2006

George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia

Bachelor of Science in Psychology, May 1995








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