Dual Disorders, What every Addiction Professional Needs to Know

February 1, 2010
Hosted by Mary Woods

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Sue earned her Master's in Clinical Psychology from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh in 1989, and her Doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of St. Thomas in 1998. She has been employed with Hazelden since 1989 and has expertise in treating co-occurring disorders, addiction and mental health issues across the full continuum of care. She is the former training director for the APA-accredited psychology pre-doctoral internship program and is an adjunct associate faculty member of the Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies. Misti A. Storie, MS, is currently the Education and Training Consultant for NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals. Storie is the Technical Writer for Integrating Treatment for Co-occurring Disorders: An Introduction to What Every Addiction Counselor Needs to Know, as well as previous educational seminars entitled New Horizons: Integrating Motivational Styles, Strategies and Skills with Pharmacotherapy, Pharmacotherapy: Integrating New Tools into Practice, New Innovations in Opioid Treatment: Buprenorphine and Medication Management for Addiction Professionals: Campral Series that toured across the United States from 2006 to 2009.

One Hour AT A Time

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.

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Mary Woods

Mary Woods

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.

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