Palmetto Lowcountry Behavioral Health invites you to join your colleagues on Friday, September 4th from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. to hear Mr. Edward Johnson discuss The Language of Recovery: Our Words Really do Matter.Two (2) free CEUs will be offered and a continental breakfast will be served for attendees.
Program Description: Substance Use Disorders are chronic medical conditions. Unfortunately, much of the language and treatment concepts currently in use are more shaming and judgmental than medical. These terms and concepts contribute to the stigmatization of substance use disorders and people who have them. This presentation will explore commonly used terms and concepts related to substance use disorders and discuss alternate terms that are more congruent with the constructs of addiction as a chronic medical condition. Additionally, it will explore language and concepts that shift the focus to recovery and away from pathology in dealing with Substance Use Disorders.
Speaker Bio: Ed Johnson obtained a Bachelor’s Degree from Auburn University and a Master’s Degree in Clinical Counseling from the Citadel. Ed is currently the Carolinas and Kentucky Program Manager for the Southeast Addiction Technology Transfer Center (Southeast ATTC) located at the National Center for Primary Care, Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Ga. He has over 25 years of experience providing direct services to individuals with Substance Use Disorders (SUD) and Co-Occurring Disorders. He has provided numerous trainings in the Southeast on Addiction and Recovery, Recovery-Oriented Systems of Care, Professional Ethics, HIV / Addiction, Opioid Dependency / Treatment, issues related to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Individuals and Addiction and Clinical Supervision. Ed is currently credentialed / licensed as a Master Addiction Counselor (MAC), a Certified Addictions Counselor (CACII), and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).
Please join us Friday September 4th at Palmetto Lowcountry Behavioral Health located at 2777 Speissegger Drive in Charleston. For more information, please contact Kathy McLaurin at 843-747-5830.
Palmetto Lowcountry Behavioral Health is a private behavioral health care organization specializing in the treatment of mental health and substance abuse disorders. For more information on our services, click here.