Peer Recovery Support Series: The Science of Storytelling and the Process of Recovery

2024 Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC) Free Webinar Series

July Webinar:
Peer Recovery Support Series: The Science of Storytelling and the Process of Recovery
Thursday, July 11, 2024
12:00 – 1:30 pm Eastern Time, (11:00 am Central/10:00 am Mountain/9:00 am Pacific Time)

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Continuing Education Credit: 1.5 CEs

There is a lot of talk about the power of storytelling in the healing process, but do we know how storytelling actually works and how best to support those who are in a process of change using this powerful tool? In this webinar, we will identify four major tenets of the science of storytelling, as well as the impact of systems and stigma on the development of disvalued narratives in those who have experienced problematic substance use. Once we understand how these narratives are created, we will move on to explore the role of storytelling in recovery. We will explore the role of storytelling through the reauthoring process of creating newer, more optimistic stories and identifying the key principles that support the process of change, growth, and healing through the use of this powerful tool.

Meghann Perry, CARC, RCPF, is an award-winning storyteller, theatre educator, curriculum designer and addiction recovery coach professional. She’s spent the last nine years creating innovative learning and performance experiences that blend theatre, storytelling, and coaching, and is an international educator in the field of recovery coaching.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will be able to identify two to three core principles of the science of storytelling.
  • Participants will be able to describe at least three factors which contribute to the creation of disvalued narratives by individuals who have experienced substance use challenges.
  • Participants will be able to immediately apply at least three principles of reauthoring in their work with individuals in the recovery process.

Content Level:
All levels.

  • Beginning level courses introduce learners to a content area; include information about a condition, treatment method, or issue; and involve learning and comprehending content.
  • Intermediate level courses provide information that builds on knowledge practitioners with some experience already have. These courses focus on skill-building or adding knowledge, possibly following a brief overview of basic information, and involve using information in concrete situations and understanding the underlying structure of the material.
  • Advanced level courses provide content for participants who have been working in the content area and have a clear understanding of the issues. These courses cover and address the complexities involved in the work and involve synthesizing material to create new patterns or structures or evaluating material for a specific purpose.

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Education is FREE to all professionals.

Earn 1.5 Continuing Education Hours (CEs)

To earn a CE Certificate for viewing this webinar, you must view the webinar in its entirety, pass the CE quiz, and complete the online survey evaluation.

Upon completing the webinar, you will have access to the CE quiz within the course you are taking. Find the CE quiz and click “purchase.” NAADAC members will be prompted to register for the CE quiz for free, while non-members will be prompted to pay a $25 processing fee to access the quiz.

A score of 80% or higher is required to pass the CE quiz and access your CE certificate. You have 10 opportunities to pass the quiz. If you are unable to pass the quiz in the allocated number of tries, then you must retake the course.

Upon passing the CE quiz, you will be required to complete the survey evaluation for the course. Once that is completed, your CE certificate will be immediately available to print. All certificates will be stored in the NAADAC Education Center under your profile name.

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This webinar is NOT eligible for ASWB ACE CE hours.

Who Should Attend:
Addiction professionals, employee assistance professionals, social workers, mental health counselors, professional counselors, psychologists, and other helping professionals that are interested in learning about addiction-related matters.

Live closed captioning is available, and the captioning capabilities are in compliance with the practices defined in Worldwide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. In addition, transcripts are available for on-demand webinars recorded on and after March 27, 2019.