Youth are more visibly engaging in activism with regards to social, economic, political and human rights issues. As agents for social change and social justice, it is imperative for youth to feel connected to and supported by each other virtually due to COVID-19 pandemic. Attendees will recognize how connection and adapted strategies for youth specifically can decrease the likelihood of youth seeking out maladaptive or high-risk behaviors, including substance use, for the purpose of feeling connected to others.
Who Should Attend:
This webinar is designed for clinicians, clinical supervisors, program managers, recovery coaches, recovery support, peer specialists, behavioral health practitioners, counselors, executives in substance abuse and mental health agencies, Managing Entities, and DCF program staff.
Ashley M. Gonsler, LCSW, leads a Specialty Coordinated Care team comprised of clinicians, prescribers, peer mentors, education and employment specialists who collaborate to support transition age youth at Thresholds Emerging Adults Division in Chicago, Illinois. In this role, she engages in preventative work, crisis intervention and uses a strength-based approach to help youth, young adults and their families with identifying tangible ways to break generational cycles and begin to create sustainable, healthy and adaptive patterns.
A graduate of Michigan State University, Ashley holds advanced training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis (CBT-P), a best practice for treating individuals experiencing their first episode of psychosis and is trained in the Structured Interview of Psychosis-risk Syndromes (SIPS) to detect individuals at Clinical High Risk (CHR) of developing psychosis. As CHR Team Leader, she is committed to identifying and providing preventative treatment to individuals most at risk of developing serious mental illness.
Up to 2 Continuing Education Units/Contact Hours are provided for this event
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Florida Board of Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling Provider #50-676
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