(Continuing Education) Consideration for Working With Client With Co- Occurring Disorders
Learning Objectives For Workshop Titled: “Considerations for Working with Clients with Co-Occurring Disorders”
- 1) Characterizing the typical and atypical individual diagnosed with a substance use disorder
- 2) Defining substance use disorder
- 3) Exploring various co-occurring disorders
- 4) Identifying evidence-based clinical interventions for use with individuals with co-occurring disorders
counseling speaks has been approved by the National Board for Certified Counselor’s (NBCC) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6926. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. counseling speaks is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
counseling speaks is a holistic counseling, consultation, coaching, supervision, and psychoeducational clinic that continually strives to enhance the mental health and overall well-being of individuals. counseling speaks embraces diversity and works within the community to promote a welcoming environment for all. Our multi-lingual staff is committed to providing a warm, safe, and welcoming environment for all clients that promotes a positive and healthy lifestyle.
1st Wednesday of Every Month 11AM-1PM Snacks Provided. RSVP Required. 2 CE's Provided.
*** Licensed professional counselors in Illinois (LPC, LCPC) are required to take: Thirty (30) hours of continuing education every 2 years. All clinical professional counselors are also required to complete eighteen (18) hours in clinical supervision.
About the Presenters:
Meet Kasia Wereszczynska and Matt Glowiak.
The story of counseling speaks’ founding begins many years prior with two individuals who were passionate about helping others. Though from different backgrounds and experience, their missions were the same–to instill hope in everyone. In 2004, Kasia Wereszczynska, MA, LCPC, RYT began working in the field of mental health. She is currently the clinical director of counseling speaks, a multicultural group practice serving the Chicago metropolitan with locations in Chicago, Park Ridge and Lake Forest. She has an extensive training and 15+ years' experience in crisis intervention, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and positive psychology. She has provided counseling to a culturally diverse population serving the South Side of Chicago and the North Shore area. She has a history of working in various settings including the mental health court system, hospital emergency rooms, community mental health agencies, schools and both inpatient/outpatient psychiatric hospital settings. She worked as a SASS worker for 6 years. Wereszczynska graduated with her Master's from the Illinois School of Psychology. Kasia serves on the Chi Sigma Iota (CSI) International Counselor Community Engagement Committee, Illinois Diversity in Leadership Task Force Committee, and the Argosy University Counselor Education Advisory Board. She is past President of both the Chicago Counseling Association (CCA) and the Illinois Association of Multicultural Counseling (IAMC).
Kasia is an international speaker with noted presentations in the US, Poland, Italy, Canada, Switzerland, and Hungary. She is the founder of In Her Shoes Foundation 501c(3) nonprofit organization that empowers and inspires every woman and girl to be her personal best. In addition, she teaches psychology classes at the University of St. Francis and Oakton Community College.
Matt, Ph.D., LCPC, CAADC, NCC earned his Master’s in Mental Health Counseling and has a doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision.
With his degrees, he took on a focus both as a clinician and an academic. He has been published in multiple refereed journals, magazine and newsletter articles, and textbook chapters. Further, he is actively engaged in public speaking. As a clinician, Matt has experience working with diverse individuals of all ages in home, clinical, outpatient, and college campus settings. He has worked with clients who present a variety of concerns and issues with substance use disorders being his specialty. Matt is Past President of the Chicago Counseling Association (CCA), former Executive Council Member of Illinois Counseling Association (ICA), and Counselor Community Engagement (CCE) Committee Chair for Chi Sigma Iota (CSI) International, etc.
Matt and Kasia’s philosophy is the same: Counseling is not just a profession–it is a way of life. That is, to inspire change in others, one must believe and act in accordance with what it is one can see others becoming. The role of a counselor extends well beyond sitting in a chair behind a desk with a client lying on the couch. Rather, it is being actively involved in the community as an advocate, serving as a leader, educating, researching and assessing the needs of entire populations, and so on. Further, and most importantly, it is believing that change is possible. Thus, they decided to collaborate to build a better practice–one that instills hope in everyone. Here at counseling speaks, they believe that “There is always hope for change.” They make it a goal to ensure that their clients and everyone else they come in contact will believe it. Thus, “counseling speaks” to every facet of life.
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