Short Course 10 – Bart Walsh, MSW – Utilization Sobriety: Incorporating the Essence of Body-Mind Communication for Brief Individualized Substance Abuse Treatment

08 Dec 2016
8:30 am - 10:00 am

Short Course 10 – Bart Walsh, MSW – Utilization Sobriety: Incorporating the Essence of Body-Mind Communication for Brief Individualized Substance Abuse Treatment

This presentation poses a substance abuse treatment which acknowledges and accommodates the personal needs being addressed by substance use, bypasses perceived resistance and employs idiosyncratic psycho-biological learning to achieve a body-mind gestalt complementary to the client’s sobriety. Client self-empowerment and relapse prevention are built into the intervention This method develops a safe framework for addressing any subsequent mental health themes directly or indirectly related to substance misuse. Ideomotor questioning is employed as a practical conduit to body-mind communication and function. Because this is a relatively new strategy, fundamental information applicable to all levels of professional experience will be provided.

Educational Objectives

  1. Understand the utilization principle as applied to psycho-biological learning.
  2. Learn one brief approach to substance abuse treatment.
  3. Learn one application of ideomotor questioning.