Instructor: Nadine Brown, CASAC, MSW
Date: Saturday, February 4th 2017
Time: 11:00am – 3:00pm
Course Code: SWSUDDS
Description: This course will focus on the changes in The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5). DSM-5 moves away from substance abuse and substance dependence to substance use disorders, which are defined as mild, moderate, or severe to indicate the level of severity, as determined by the number of diagnostic criteria met by an individual. Lecture, media, and role play will be used to understand the levels of severity as well as the history of substance use disorder using the medical model.
CE Hours: 4
About the Instructor:
Nadine Brown is a NYS OASAS Certified Education and Training Provider of Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counseling (CASAC). Ms. Brown is knowledgeable in the field of Alcohol, Substance Use, Evidence-based practice, and understanding addiction as a brain disease. Ms. Brown holds a Master’s degree in Social Work, and is credentialed in areas of Certified Addiction Recovery Coach (CARC), Certified Recovery Peer Advocate (CRPA), and Family Development Credential (FDC). Moreover, Ms. Brown is a certified Mental Health First Aid Instructor. In affiliation with ThriveNYC campaign, Ms. Brown provides trainings at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. As an instructor and CASAC professional, Ms. Brown uses her knowledge and skills regarding substance use, mental health, social work practice, peer services, and family development to combine theory and practice preparing professionals to provide effective assistance to persons with a history of substance use disorder.
PHONE REGISTRATION: (212) 650-3850
QUESTIONS ABOUT THE COURSE: (212) 396-7619