Wednesday, May 10, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
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Plymouth Church 
87 Edgell Rd
Framingham, MA 01701

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Alyssa Robinson 
Wayside Youth & Family Support Network 

Opioid Use Disorder: Shelley Steenrod, Ph.D, LICSW & Rebecca Miricl, Ph.D, LICSW 

Summary: This workshop will describe the impact of opioid use disorders on children, parents and grandparents.   We will look specifically at attachment across the developmental span of childhood, highlighting research about opioid use disorders, parenting, and attachment. Identification, attachment assessment tools, and empirical research on attachment-based interventions will be shared and discussed.

Workshop Objectives: Following this training, workshop participants will be able to:

  1. Understand, describe and identify opioid use disorders.
  2. Conceptualize the relationship between opioid use and attachment disorders.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of best practices for attachment interventions in families with substance use disorders. 

Biographies:  Shelley Steenrod, Ph.D., LICSW is a substance abuse and addictions specialist with clinical, policy, and academic credentials. Dr. Steenrod received her doctorate from the Heller School for Social Welfare Policy at Brandeis University in 1999 where she was a National Institute for Alcohol and Alcoholism (NIAAA) Trainee. She also holds a master in social work degree from Boston University (1989). Dr. Steenrod is an Associate Professor at Salem State College School of Social Work where she teaches substance abuse and other social work courses to undergraduate and graduate students. As a licensed clinical social worker, Dr. Steenrod has direct experience working with individuals with substance abuse problems. She applies her clinical experience in the classrooms by using case examples and role-play. Dr. Steenrod's research has focused on the use of standardized screening and assessment tools, patient placement criteria and practice guidelines by substance abuse treatment professionals and organizations.

Rebecca G. Mirick, Ph.D., LICSW is a licensed clinical social worker.  Dr. Mirick received her PhD in social work from Simmons School of Social Work in 2011 and her MSW from Boston University in 2002.  Dr. Mirick is an Assistant Professor at Salem State College School of Social Work where she teaches clinical practice, human behavior and research courses to undergraduate and graduate social work students and works as a research consultant for the Riverside Trauma Center.  As a clinical social worker, Dr. Mirick has worked with children, adolescents, families and adults in a variety of settings, including outpatient mental health settings, preschools, Early Intervention, HeadStart programs and DYS. Dr. Mirick's research has focused on parents’ engagement and resistance with child welfare services and suicide prevention work, including the development and evaluation of effective, evidence based trainings for clinicians on suicide assessment and crisis intervention and postvention work.



All Clinical Institute Trainings are held on Wednesdays from 9:00am until 12:00pm at the Plymouth Church, 87 Edgell Rd, Framingham, MA. Doors open at 8:30am. Workshops are $70 each to visiting professionals. Wayside staff, interns and attend free of charge, as do family members of Wayside clients. The facility is fully accessible. Continuing Education Credits: Social workers, LMFTs and LMHCs receive 3 CEUs. 

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