NEW! Dope Therapy: Working With Adults Who Use Cannabis
Date: Friday, May 5, 2023 from 2-5:15 pm
Instructor: Hillary Brown, LICSW
Location: Live online via Google Meet
Credit: 3 CEUs
Approved for 3 CEUs for MA LICSWs and MA LMHCs.
Cannabis dispensaries have been opening at a rapid pace in the state of Massachusetts, presenting new and challenging considerations for therapy providers as they care for clients using this once-illegal substance. In this training, participants will be invited to learn more about applications for cannabis and how it is used to target symptoms of anxiety, PTSD, depression, and more. While cannabis is still being studied and debated as an effective treatment, this training will help therapists better understand the present landscape of this plant and how clients can leverage their use of it for wellness.
Participants will learn how cannabis affects clients' physical and psychological health, how to differentiate medical use of cannabis from problematic use, how to assist a client in pursuing marijuana for mental health symptoms and assessment and harm reduction skills to address problematic use.
$75 for the training
Equity rate option available*
Additional $20 for CEU credit
Refunds, less an administrative fee of $25, will be issued for all cancellations received at least 48 hours prior to the start of the course. Refund requests must be made by email. No-shows are subject to the full course fee.
*In an effort to recognize barriers created by systems of oppression we invite those with less financial means to opt into paying a discounted rate between $55-$60. In support of this effort, we also invite those with more economic privilege to consider adding $5-$20 to the base price of attendance.
When considering whether you might be able to pay more or less than the standard rate, please consider the difference between a financial sacrifice (i.e., difficult but not detrimental) versus a financial hardship (i.e., difficult to fulfill basic needs).
Still not sure how much you should pay? Check out this helpful graphic designed by Alexis J. Cunningfolk. Read more about their thoughts on sliding scale in the post "The Sliding Scale: A Tool of Economic Justice."
Hillary has practiced clinical social work for over five years in settings involving substance use and medication-assisted treatment. Hillary became interested in medical cannabis when providing harm reduction services to homeless veterans in downtown Boston. Through this experience, Hillary learned first-hand the potential of cannabis as a non-toxic alternative treatment for mental health symptoms associated with PTSD, Opioid Use Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, and beyond. Hillary is now knowledgeable of navigating the Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Program with clients and providing them safe treatment recommendations involving cannabis.