Title: Language Matters
Speaker: Dr. Kate Speck
Meeting Date/Time: Tues., Aug. 3, 1:00pm-4:00pm CDT
For: professionals in psychology, behavioral health, social work, substance use, peer support, and criminal justice
Register today at go.unl.edu/language-matters
No fee to attend this training.
Stigma plays a crucial role in recovery from mental health and substance use disorders. Language Matters provides a review and refinement of the nature of language used now and offers an alternative way of thinking for providers. Healing the stigma around substance use disorders and mental health challenges for clients and professionals working in this field is important, and the language used to describe disorders and the behavioral outcomes are constantly changing.
- Describe the impact of stigma in mental health and substance use disorders.
- Discuss three approaches to support long-term recovery using strength-based language.
- Contrast current and alternative terminology in addressing recovery in mental health and substance use disorders.
An application has been made for 2.5 APA, Nebraska LADC, and Criminal Justice continuing education hours, which may also be used towards continuing education requirements for CPSS certification. Participants must attend the entire training to receive continuing education hours. APA hours can be used by psychologists, LMHP, LIMHP, LADC, and social workers.
The University of Nebraska Public Policy Center (NUPPC) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The NUPPC maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This training is hosted by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the University of Nebraska Public Policy Center.
Sponsored by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Division of Behavioral Health Office of Consumer Affairs and the University of Nebraska Public Policy Center.
This training is funded in whole or in part by funds from the SAMHSA Community Mental Health Block Grant, SAMHSA Substance Abuse Prevention & Treatment Block Grant, and state funds sub-granted from the Nebraska Department of Health and Services, Division of Behavioral Health.