Virtual: Certified Recovery Support Worker (CRSW) Performance Domains

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION: The goal of this workshop is to introduce attendees to the performance domains of the CRSW credential: Ethical Responsibility, Advocacy, Mentoring & Education, Recovery & Wellness Support.  Information will be specific to peer support and working with individuals with substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders in a supportive way.  Participants will understand the scope of service that CRSWs are able to provide, the variety of settings where these skills can be employed and the unique and powerful value that peer support services offer individuals pursuing recovery. Participants will learn how to work collaboratively across systems to better serve client needs.  As a result of this training participants will be able to:

  • Describe the 4 performance domains relative to the recovery supports and the CRSW credential;
  • Identify and describe the stages of change;
  • Describe the provision of basic screening of persons with substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders;
  • List signs and symptoms of addiction, intoxication and withdrawal; and
  • Explain the function of screening, as it occurs in the Web Information Technology System (WITS).

PRESENTER:   Michael Lawless, LICSW, MLADC is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), and Master Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor (MLADC) who has worked in the field of addiction since 2004.  He has worked in a variety of settings such as: outpatient, intensive outpatient, and residential counseling providing direct services to clients with substance use and co-occurring disorders.  He has served as a contract manager for the Bureau of Drug & Alcohol Services and has extensive experience working with DWI and other legally-involved clients.  Currently, he works for the State of NH’s Employee Assistance Program and has a small private practice in Manchester, NH where he provides direct service, consultation and referral. Michael has completed primary and advanced certification at the Albert Elis Institute in Rational-Emotive & Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. He obtained his Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from Boston University and most recently began advanced training at the Carl Jung Institute of Boston in Analytical Psychology where he is a Training Candidate. 

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Event Details

June 8, 2021
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
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