Clinical Supervision for Substance Use Disorders
January 28, 2008
Hosted by Mary Woods
Our show today will address the need for and types of clinical supervision. Thomas Durham, PhD is the Executive Director of The Danya Institute East Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) in Silver Spring, MD. He also manages the Clinical Preceptorship Program, a system-wide network of clinical supervision for alcohol and drug counselors throughout the U.S. Navy. In addition, Tom is an assistant professor at Northcentral University where he teaches graduate level courses in alcohol Thomas Durham, PhD is the Executive Director of The Danya Institute and Project Director of the Central and drug counseling. Tom has written several workbooks, training guides, and on-line courses for addiction treatment professionals, including NAADAC’s independent study course for clinical supervisors. Tom is also on the advisory board of Addiction Professional magazine where he occasionally contributes articles on clinical supervision.
One Hour AT A Time
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Recovery, whether it is from substance abuse or a mental illness, or both requires a treatment plan, which in many cases is as effective as treatments for other chronic illnesses. “One Hour AT A Time” will increase awareness about recovery and decrease the discrimination against individuals in the recovery process. Host Mary Woods, will help people understand the recovery of adults and families living with co-occurring substance use disorders and psychotic and/or affective illness over the course of a lifetime. Helping individuals develop the skills and knowledge they need to take personal responsibility for their health and supporting individuals in their efforts to get on with life beyond illness has been Mary’s mission and she now brings that mission to the airwaves.
Mary is the CEO of WestBridge Community Services. She is also a Registered Nurse and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor with more than 25 years experience in substance abuse services and community mental health programs. Mary has conducted extensive workshops and trainings with a primary focus in Motivational Interviewing, Stages of Change Theory and Integrated Treatment of Co-occurring Disorders. She is also a contributor to the development of the Integrated Dual Disorders Treatment Practitioners and Clinical Supervisors Workbook and Practice Demonstration Video. Mary was the Chairperson of the NH State Board of Licensing for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professionals. She has been a member of the NH Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselor’s Association since 1984, and has served as the Northeast Regional Vice President for the NAADAC, the Association of Addiction Professionals, President of NAADAC and is currently past president of NAADAC.