Webinars

The Center Second Friday Webinar Series are broadcast on the second Friday of each month and viewers can receive one free CEU upon successful completion of a post test. Videos are then archived online for free remote viewing.

Upcoming Webinars

  • April 3, 2020

Telehealth Delivery Training for Mental Health and Substance Use Providers

Dr. Frenz’s Blog Post In this time of social distancing and ensuring safety for all, the delivery of clinical services via telehealth is an important consideration.
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  • April 10, 2020
Opioid Overdose, Suicide and the Overlap Between Them

Deaths of Despair

In this webinar we explore the causes and solutions related to both opioid overdose deaths and suicides.
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  • April 17, 2020

Supporting Addiction Recovery During Covid-19: What You Need to Know Now

Dr. Krentzman will talk about the wide range of recovery resources currently available including zoom 12-step meetings, alternatives to 12 step meetings, recovery coaching, hot lines, resources for families, and the wide ranging and diverse solutions people in recovery have found to support each other.
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  • May 8, 2020

Depression and Substance Use

Dr. Wilson provides an overview of depression and substance use in adolescence and adulthood, including issues of prevalence, risk factors, comorbidity, and familial transmission.
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Past Webinars

Bearing Witness: Traumatic Stress and the Helping Professional

Participants will learn to identify and monitor indicators and symptoms of secondary traumatic stress conditions and their impact. Participants will also learn to recognize important differences among vicarious…
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Pain & Addiction: Common Threads

Dr. Frenz provides a thorough review of the literature on the effectiveness of opioids for the treatment of pain and addiction. Patients with chronic pain syndromes and opioid addiction are…
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Vaping and the Developing Brain

How Big Tobacco is Capitalizing on Adolescent Brain Development and What Health Professionals can do About it

With 1 in 5 Minnesota high school students reporting e-cigarette use in the prior month, health care professionals caring for them must understand the short and long-term impact on the adolescent and young adult brain.
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Current Health Perspectives on the Legalization of Cannabis

The debate continues over medical marijuana and broadly legalizing its use among adults. There are several public health questions about the potential medicinal benefits and health harms associated…
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A Culturally Sanctioned Trauma:

An Overview of Female Genital Mutilation and Its Psychosocial, Psychological, and Psychosexual Consequences

This presentation will provide an overview of FGM and its psychosocial, psychological, and psychosexual consequences, as well as share best practices in working with FGM survivors. This presentation is a collaborative effort between the Critical Thinking Unit and the Center for Practice Transformation.
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Real World Supervision: Surveillance or Support

Dr. Choy-Brown will present three studies from a program of research examining supervision practice in community mental health settings. The first qualitative study yielded tensions in supervision content…
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Overview and Contributions to Our Understanding of Adolescent Mental Health

The Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study

The Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) study is a national Consortium study funded by the National Institutes of Health. To date, 11,875 children (including both singletons and twins) ages…
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Recognizing and Challenging Stigma Around Substance Use and Mental Illness

Substance use, mental illness, and other behavioral health disorders are the most highly stigmatized health conditions. Stigma is a condition or status that is subject to prejudice, based on…
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