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Your Choice Fall Webinar Series: Alcohol-Preventing Heavy Alcohol Use through Brief Interventions with Young Adults

October 21, 2021

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

CEU credits offered: 1.5

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The Webinar

This talk will focus on describing the theory and research supporting the use of brief alcohol interventions with young adults. Dr. Eric Pedersen will discuss how brief interventions have been successful in preventing the escalation of heavy drinking patterns in young adult groups, with a particular emphasis on college student drinking. He will describe several components of these interventions, such as personalized normative feedback and protective behavioral strategies, and discuss how these components have been used outside of in-person formats to reach young adults using online and mobile phone based programs. Lastly, he will present data demonstrating the unique risks associated with the popular drinking practice known as “pregaming,” where young people drink heavily within brief periods of time, and share details about a randomized controlled trial of an online intervention aimed at preventing heavy pregaming behavior among college students.

The Presenter

Dr. Eric Pedersen is an associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences in the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California (USC). His research interests are primarily in the areas of young adult/adolescent alcohol use and co-occurring mental health disorders. Dr. Pedersen has received funding to develop brief, online interventions to reduce alcohol misuse among young adult populations such as college students and recently discharged veterans. He is interested in finding ways to target co-occurring Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and substance use disorders among young adults, as well as in using internet-based methods to help reduce alcohol misuse and promote treatment engagement among non-treatment-seeking young adults. He is an adjunct behavioral scientist at the RAND Corporation and is serving as the director of Project ALERT, which is a school-based drug prevention program for middle school youth developed at RAND. Dr. Pedersen received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Washington in 2012. He joined the faculty at USC in 2020 after working full-time as a behavioral scientist at RAND from 2012 to 2020.

 

Your Choice Fall Webinar Series: Opiates

October 28, 2021

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

CEU credits offered: 1.5

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The Webinar

The fatal overdose epidemic has been shaking our nation since 1999 in continuously evolving ways. In this session, Wauwatosa Chief of Police, James MacGillis, and Overdose Response Strategy Public Health Analyst, Paige Andrews, aim to provide a blended public safety and public health perspective to this ongoing epidemic. Chief MacGillis and Paige will provide an overview of opioids’ part in the overdose epidemic, including the shocking increase in overdoses observed during the covid-19 pandemic, as well as review current approaches to treat opioid use disorder and prevent/respond to overdose events. 

The Presenters

James MacGillis has been the Chief of Wauwatosa Police Department since July 2021. Previously, he served as the Drug Intelligence Officer as part of the Overdose Response Strategy for Wisconsin, supporting the North Central Hight Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) program. Prior to these roles, Chief MacGillis retired as Captain from the Milwaukee Police Department (MPD) where he had a distinguished career that included a long tenure as a state certified Unified Tactics Instructor and several years as a counter-drug investigations supervisor with a HIDTA Program Enforcement Initiative. Over his long and decorated career, Chief MacGillis has received several honors, such as a 2014 NIJ LEADS Scholar.

 

Paige Andrews has worked for the CDC Foundation as the Overdose Response Strategy Public Health Analyst for Wisconsin since April 2020.  In this role, she shares her time with the WI Department of Health Services and the North Central High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) program to implement shared public health and public safety strategies to prevent and reduce overdoses. She has a MS in epidemiology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has worked for a decade in public health at various levels, including federally, within state government, academic research institutions, and community-based non-profits. Her work emphasizes data-driven approaches to policies that reduce harm associated with the chronic disease of substance use disorder.

Rosecrance is pleased to offer this collection of video presentations for viewing at your convenience. These videos feature our licensed, experienced, and compassionate professionals who work with our clients every day. To view any of these video presentations, enter your email and a private link will be sent to you.

Marijuana and Teens: Brain Under Construction

Marijuana leaf

Adolescence is not only a time of outward physical transformation but also of continuing rapid brain development. This makes the brain more susceptible to the harmful effects of marijuana use. This presentation will provide easy to understand information about the impact of marijuana on the teen brain. This information is meant to provide guidance for parents (and teens) on setting appropriate expectations in a world of increasing marijuana acceptance.

Learning Objectives

• Learn how marijuana interacts with the brain to produce its effects
• Understand the unique aspects of adolescent brain development that make it more susceptible to the impact of marijuana
• Focus on the impact that marijuana has on adolescent brain development and mental health
• Understand the connection between adolescent marijuana use and increased risk for psychotic disorders

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About the presenter

Photo of Matthew QuinnMatthew Quinn, MA, LCPC, CADC
Community Relations Coordinator

Matthew Quinn provides community relations in the western suburbs of Chicago in DuPage, Kane, and Kendall counties. He is a member of the Community Alliance for Prevention in Naperville, the Juvenile Justice Council in Kane County, and a consultant for the Connect For Life program through the Naperville Police Department. Quinn joined Rosecrance as an outreach counselor in 2015. He led the Parent Café parent support group, conducted regular prevention and early intervention (PEI) classes, and conducted substance use assessments in the Naperville office prior to moving into a community relations role. He completed his bachelor’s degree in psychology at the University of Notre Dame and his master’s degree in clinical psychology at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. Quinn is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor in Illinois. He was the program coordinator for the adolescent intensive outpatient program (IOP) at Linden Oaks at Elmhurst for 8 years prior to coming to Rosecrance. Previously, Quinn had been a therapeutic mentor for troubled teens and a member advocate for an employee assistance program (EAP). He has been counseling adolescents and adults in individual, couples, and family counseling for the past 15 years.

The Impact of Cannabis on Mental Health

Marijuana leafThis presentation will provide education on how cannabis interacts with the brain to produce its effects. It will also focus on the impact that cannabis can have on adolescent brain development and the corresponding impact on mental health. The webinar will then provide information on CBD relative to THC and how the impact of cannabis on mental health is complicated and befits nuanced discussion. The presentation will also discuss how cannabis research is still in its infancy and how we need to be mindful of this moving forward.

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About the presenter

Photo of Matthew QuinnMatthew Quinn, MA, LCPC, CADC
Community Relations Coordinator

Matthew Quinn provides community relations in the western suburbs of Chicago in DuPage, Kane, and Kendall counties. He is a member of the Community Alliance for Prevention in Naperville, the Juvenile Justice Council in Kane County, and a consultant for the Connect For Life program through the Naperville Police Department. Quinn joined Rosecrance as an outreach counselor in 2015. He led the Parent Café parent support group, conducted regular prevention and early intervention (PEI) classes, and conducted substance use assessments in the Naperville office prior to moving into a community relations role. He completed his bachelor’s degree in psychology at the University of Notre Dame and his master’s degree in clinical psychology at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. Quinn is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor in Illinois. He was the program coordinator for the adolescent intensive outpatient program (IOP) at Linden Oaks at Elmhurst for 8 years prior to coming to Rosecrance. Previously, Quinn had been a therapeutic mentor for troubled teens and a member advocate for an employee assistance program (EAP). He has been counseling adolescents and adults in individual, couples, and family counseling for the past 15 years.

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Addressing Suicidal Ideation: the CAMS Approach

People generally need to feel connected to thrive. Social distancing may predispose certain people toward feelings of isolation and depression. Risk of suicide may increase. It is important during these tough times that professionals and families collaborate closely if someone is at risk. This consists of identifying and communicating potential warning signs and having difficult but necessary discussions about suicide. It also involves being increasingly aware of and utilizing resources such as crisis response, hospital-based and other counseling services.

This presentation, “Addressing Suicidal Ideation,” was originally recorded early 2020, before the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic were fully realized. While the content of this presentation does not take into account these world events, at Rosecrance we hope you will use this material to understand suicide risk and the CAMS approach to treatment. We are confident you will find this presentation engaging and informative.

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About the presenter

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Jason Relle, LCPC
Clinical Director

Jason Relle is the Clinical Director at Rosecrance Griffin Williamson and has been with Rosecrance since 2011.  He oversees substance abuse and behavioral health residential programming for adolescents. He is a licensed clinical professional counselor that has worked with children, adolescents and families in various roles within Rosecrance.  He earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Miami University and his master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from the Adler School of Professional Psychology.

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Anxiety and Adolescents

Teens may not be at high-risk for severe symptoms from Covid-19, but they are not immune to the stress it causes. Social isolation and cancellation of most school-related events like sports, clubs, dances, and graduations is stressful. They are likely to absorb some of the anxiety from the news and parents dealing with possible unemployment, financial strain, illness, or death in the extended family. It is important to normalize and empathize with these struggles.

This presentation, “Anxiety and Adolescents,” was originally recorded in September of 2019, before the COVID-19 pandemic. While the content of this presentation does not take into account these world events, at Rosecrance we hope you will use this material to understand how anxiety can be effectively treated, no matter the cause. We are confident you will find this presentation engaging and informative.

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About the presenter

Photo of Carlene CardosiCarlene Cardosi, LCSW, CADC
Regional Vice President of Residential Services

Carlene Cardosi is Regional Vice President of Residential Services, and has been with Rosecrance since 2008. She has worked at both the adolescent and adult residential substance abuse treatment centers in Rockford. Carlene started as an intern working with adolescent girls at the Griffin Williamson Campus, and she has worked her way up through various positions across the organization. After her internship she worked as a primary counselor with the girls and then as a unit coordinator with the boys. She was then given the opportunity to supervise the women’s programming at the Harrison Campus for adults. In 2015 she was promoted to Assistant Administrator at the Harrison Campus, where she took on a leadership role mentoring coordinators and other staff. In 2017 she was promoted to Clinical Director of Residential Services, where she developed programs for both adolescents and adults. In 2018 she was promoted to Regional Administrator, and she oversaw services in Milwaukee, McHenry County, Des Plaines, and Chicago. Now as Vice President of Residential Services she supervises Rosecrance’s Griffin Williamson and Harrison campuses in Rockford and the Lakeview facility in Chicago.

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Helping Parents Get Past “No!” – How to support parents in the recovery process

Helping Parents Get Past No“Helping Parents Get Past No: How to Support Parents in the Recovery Process,” will provide attendees current information on behavioral health trends in both the areas of substance abuse and mental health. The webinar will detail recovery myths and the role of family in the recovery process. Attendees will gain a better understanding of what motivates change and be educated on the associated stages of recovery. Additionally, the webinar will provide helpful tips and engagement strategies when providers are dealing with resistance from a client or their family.

Resistance to treatment is oftentimes a barrier to parents getting their child the help that they need. Rosecrance is dedicated to educating parents and other providers on what motivates change and how to engage resistant clients.

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About the presenter

Photo of Jason Relle

Jason Relle, LCPC
Clinical Director

Jason Relle is the Clinical Director at Rosecrance Griffin Williamson and has been with Rosecrance since 2011. He oversees substance abuse and behavioral health residential programming for adolescents. He is a licensed clinical professional counselor that has worked with children, adolescents and families in various roles within Rosecrance. He earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Miami University and his master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from the Adler School of Professional Psychology.

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Marijuana and the Brain

Marijuana leafMatthew Quinn, Community Relations Coordinator at Rosecrance Health Network, discusses the impacts of marijuana use on the brain. The discussion includes: information on the chemical composition of marijuana and the physiological response when it is consumed, how marijuana and the brain interact to produce effects, how marijuana affects the adolescent brain and the impact on structure and function, and other impacts of marijuana use.

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About the presenter

Photo of Matthew QuinnMatthew Quinn, MA, LCPC, CADC
Community Relations Coordinator

Matthew Quinn provides community relations in the western suburbs of Chicago in DuPage, Kane, and Kendall counties. He is a member of the Community Alliance for Prevention in Naperville, the Juvenile Justice Council in Kane County, and a consultant for the Connect For Life program through the Naperville Police Department. Quinn joined Rosecrance as an outreach counselor in 2015. He led the Parent Café parent support group, conducted regular prevention and early intervention (PEI) classes, and conducted substance use assessments in the Naperville office prior to moving into a community relations role. He completed his bachelor’s degree in psychology at the University of Notre Dame and his master’s degree in clinical psychology at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. Quinn is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor in Illinois. He was the program coordinator for the adolescent intensive outpatient program (IOP) at Linden Oaks at Elmhurst for 8 years prior to coming to Rosecrance. Previously, Quinn had been a therapeutic mentor for troubled teens and a member advocate for an employee assistance program (EAP). He has been counseling adolescents and adults in individual, couples, and family counseling for the past 15 years.

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Youth Substance Use Prevention during COVID-19

Sheltering-in-place is presenting unusual challenges and stress for teens. Preventing substance use during these times presents a unique challenge for parents and professionals. This presentation provides information on how to recognize potential warnings signs for substance use while teens are stuck at home and practical tips for how to prevent it. It also touches on other topics such as vaping and Covid-19 and increased alcohol use among adults.  

About the presenter

Photo of Matthew QuinnMatthew Quinn, MA, LCPC, CADC
Community Relations Coordinator

Matthew Quinn provides community relations in the western suburbs of Chicago in DuPage, Kane, and Kendall counties. He is a member of the Community Alliance for Prevention in Naperville, the Juvenile Justice Council in Kane County, and a consultant for the Connect For Life program through the Naperville Police Department. Quinn joined Rosecrance as an outreach counselor in 2015. He led the Parent Café parent support group, conducted regular prevention and early intervention (PEI) classes, and conducted substance use assessments in the Naperville office prior to moving into a community relations role. He completed his bachelor’s degree in psychology at the University of Notre Dame and his master’s degree in clinical psychology at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. Quinn is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor in Illinois. He was the program coordinator for the adolescent intensive outpatient program (IOP) at Linden Oaks at Elmhurst for 8 years prior to coming to Rosecrance. Previously, Quinn had been a therapeutic mentor for troubled teens and a member advocate for an employee assistance program (EAP). He has been counseling adolescents and adults in individual, couples, and family counseling for the past 15 years.

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