Through Fear to Recovery

2024 Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC) Free Webinar Series

July Webinar:
Through Fear to Recovery
Wednesday, July 31, 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

Fear is a primary emotion leading to addiction and substance use disorder recovery. Fear can often be misunderstood as resistance, leading to poorer outcomes. This session will review research on fear, its role in the establishment of recovery, and steps to create change in the cognitive, emotional, and behavioral growth of those developing recovery. Specific emphasis will examine fear as a both a motivator and a barrier to seeking effective growth and long-term success. This presentation will link fear through a range of emotions and motivations, such as the fear of being “found out,” fear of helplessness, fear of hopelessness, and fear of isolation. In contrast, the presentation will also discuss recovery markers, including the courage of trust, conviction, hope, and a range of interpersonal connections. The session will balance didactic review of research basis and experiential techniques to facilitate learning through principles of effective adult learning and varied learning styles.

Ken Martz, PsyD, MBA, is a licensed psychologist. He has worked in the treatment and management of addiction (including gambling) for the past 30 years across settings, including outpatient, residential and hospital settings. He was formerly the Special Assistant to the Secretary for the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Martz has a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Argosy University. He has authored a dozen publications, six bestsellers, including the international bestseller, Manage My Emotions, translated into multiple languages. He has over 100 local, national and international presentations in the addictions treatment field.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will be able to identify the brain and research basis of fear in the etiology of substance use disorders.
  • Participants will be able to describe the role of fear in the maintenance of an addiction process and the establishment of recovery.
  • Participants will be able to discuss specific steps, tools, and techniques to manage fear effectively.

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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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.

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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 and a half (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.

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