Assessing and Diagnosing Substance Use Disorders

Henry Lucas, LCSW, LCADC Henry J. Lucas is the owner of Lucas Counseling and Consulting. With a focus on trauma and addiction, he works with patients in one-on-one sessions, couples' sessions, and group sessions. A firm believer in the power of the creative process, in his practice he applies his knowledge and skills to help others resolve a variety of issues and maximize their full potential. Henry is author of best selling book, Maximize: 7 Mind-Shifts to Maximize Key Areas of Your Life. A licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselor (LCADC) in the state of Kentucky, Henry lives in Louisville with his beautiful wife and daughter. For more information, contact him at and visit his website:
When Aug 10, 2020 08:00 AM to
Dec 31, 2020 05:00 PM
Where Online Training
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Workshop Description

People with substance use disorders can be a challenging population to work with as therapists. Substance and non-substance use disorders effect a fair amount of the population. Therapist that aren’t familiar with addictive and the treatment process can feel insecure, overwhelmed and inadequate when working with this population. Because of the prevalence in the community, therapist that aren’t specialized in addiction treatment can have a profound impact in therapy. This workshop will have role playing opportunities and case conceptualizations that require interaction with instructor and audience.

“At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will….”

-understand risk factors and basic neuroscience of addiction.

-have skills to engage client's into treatment/therapy.

-participants will understand assessing and diagnosing Substance Use Disorders.

-participants will understand holistic approach to therapy and recovery.

Practice Level


Goals of the Training:

  • Individualized approach to treating Substance Use Disorders
  • Forming alliance and working “along side” client
  • Exploring motivation and treatment options with clients
  • Reviewing EBP for working with Substance Use Disorders
  • Understanding how race, gender and orientation impact treatment and recovery

Cost:  $55.00

3 CEU's

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