Gender Specific Substance Abuse Treatment: 101

Gender Specific Substance Abuse Treatment: 101
Program Description
This interactive workshop will address the need for gender specific services for women
who are addicted to alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. Participants will be able to discuss
the different treatment modalities for women and men, and understand some of the
various factors that impact women as it relates to specific drugs, barriers, and mental
health issues. Treatment issues and ethical considerations will be discussed.
Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this workshop, participants should be able to:
1. Explain the need for gender specific treatment for women;
2. State the differences between traditional and gender specific treatment;
3. Explicate the salient principles of Relational Theory;
4. List at least two stereotypes about substance abusing women;
5. Identify two ways in which they will change their practice or beliefs when working
with women substance abusers.
Target Audience
This workshop is appropriate for professionals who work in the field of behavioral health,
mental health, substance abuse, and nursing. Service providers with this population,
which may include psychologists, social workers, nurses, marriage and family
counselors, child and family clinicians will benefit.
Contact Hours
6.0 hours
Program Agenda
Available upon request
Amelia Roberts-Lewis, Ph.D., Retired Associate Professor at University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill (see on-line vitae for biographical information).