The Role of Emotional Intelligence Skills in Addressing Trauma and Reducing the Risk of Substance Use Disorders

2024 Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC) Free Webinar Series

April Webinar:
The Role of Emotional Intelligence Skills in Addressing Trauma and Reducing the Risk of Substance Use Disorders
Wednesday, April 24, 2024
3:00 – 4:30 pm Eastern Time, (2:00 pm Central/1:00 pm Mountain/12:00 pm Pacific Time)

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Continuing Education Credit: 1.5 CEs

This session explores the skills common to emotional intelligence and trauma informed responses. These skills ask participants to consider trauma-responsive emotional intelligence (TREQ) as a foundation in recovery that addresses social determinants of health. The skills people develop in TREQ are helpful for all trauma-exposed individuals who may be at risk for addiction and for individuals who are deep into their recovery.

Elizabeth Power, MEd, is a subject matter expert on trauma-informed change, resilience, and alignment work with individuals and organizations. Power helps people master applied emotional intelligence (EQ) through a trauma-informed lens. The same skills that increase EQ help people master overwhelming, traumatic experiences. They also help insulate against the impact of chronic stress. Her work is used on every continent except Antarctica, and she is a Fulbright specialist in trauma informed care. In addition, she is an adjunct instructor at Georgetown University Medical Center where she teaches TI-Med, GUMC’s evidence-based program she helped create. Power is the Founder of The Trauma Informed Academy®, providing learning on demand and live training calls to a broad variety of professionals. She is known as “The Voice of Lived Expertise.”

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will be able to recognize the relationship among substance use, emotional Intelligence, and trauma-informed care.
  • Participants will be able to discuss how developing skills in identifying strengths, developing self-regulation and the use of inner connections supports reduction of need to use.
  • Participants will be able to describe mechanisms for building individual and collective sturdiness using the skills taught.

Content Level:
All Levels.

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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 course meets the qualifications for one (1.5) hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

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.