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Social Worker and Professional Counselor Workshops

Trauma and Addictive Behaviors in Youth: Intervention Strategies for Human Service Providers (Online Workshop)

Friday, Jan. 15, 2021 • 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
*** Virtual event ***
Presented by: Courtney Steuer, LCSW, CSAC
CEH/CEU: 4.5 CEHs/0.4 CEUs

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This is an educational and case illustrative based workshop for human service providers who want to increase their knowledge of how trauma and addictive behaviors affect an individual’s mental, emotional and physical health. Participants will use their newly developed knowledge of the trauma-informed approach to adverse childhood experiences and addiction as a foundation to understand the client’s strengths and behaviors–a shift in the medical-model-deficit-based framework. Attendees will take away methods and approaches to help their clients with emotion regulation and managing stressors that lead to substance use and/or other maladaptive behaviors.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will better understand how trauma experiences affect an individual on a psychological, emotional and physical level.
  2. An understanding of how and why addictive behaviors are an adaptation of trauma will be established as well as reflection on how self-awareness from a provider’s perspective is important when coming alongside a youth who has experienced trauma and is struggling with addictive behaviors.
  3. Participants will be able to establish a stronger perspective and paradigm shift to a more holistic validating perspective.
  4. Those in attendance will be able to explain how and why certain interventions are utilized. Participants will be able to identify which intervention to use based on the individual’s presenting behavior, where the individual is at in understanding their current behavior pattern as maladaptive, and/or their desire to change.
  5. Participants will select and implement intervention strategies they feel comfortable utilizing as well as be asked to explore other interventions and strategies they may have not otherwise thought to use as a means of building their provider “tool box” repertoire.

Courtney Steuer, LCSW, CSAC, is a clinical social worker at Winnebago Mental Health Institute where she provides treatment coordination, manages patient treatment plans, and facilitates psychotherapeutic groups for youth with a trauma and/or substance use history. She facilitates trauma informed yoga in Fond du Lac County for the youth involved in the juvenile justice system. More recently, she assumed a position with Adult Care Community Connections as a Program Director overseeing an adolescent group home. Ms. Steuer is also an independent contractor for clinical services through Balance Your Way, LLC. While Ms. Steuer specializes in working with the youth population, she also works with families and adults in her efforts to provide a holistic pathway to healing.

Registration: Click here to register online!

Cost: The cost for this program is $99 for professionals and $20 for students.

CEH/CEU Requirements: For the March 1, 2019 – February 28, 2021 biennium30 continuing education credit hours are required. Of those, 4 credit hours must be in social work ethics and professional boundaries.

Social work training programs sponsored by the Northeast Wisconsin Alliance for Social Worker Continuing Education will be accepted by the State of Wisconsin as continuing education hours. Full attendance at the workshop will earn continuing education hours.

  • Professional Counselor CEH: The UW Oshkosh Department of Counselor Education, accredited by the Commission for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Program (CACREP) has approved these workshops for continuing education hours.
  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs): Workshop participants can receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for their full participation in each workshop.

In the event of late arrival and/or early departure, amended certificates indicating the actual number of credit hours earned will be provided upon calling our office.

Student Rate: Students currently enrolled at UW Oshkosh may register at a reduced rate of $20. You must register using your UW Oshkosh email address and include your seven-digit student ID number.

Registration Deadlines: The registration deadline for each of the workshops is 10 business days before the program starts. After this date, please call the UW Oshkosh Division of Online and Continuing Education at (920) 424-1129 to determine program availability.

Credit and debit card payments will only be accepted electronically. OCE will no longer accept credit and debit card payments via phone, mail or fax.

Questions and More Information: Questions concerning registration and program content should be directed to the Division of Online and Continuing Education, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, 800 Algoma Boulevard, Oshkosh, WI 54901-8623. Please call (920) 424-1129.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received 10 business days before the program will receive a full refund, minus a $35 processing charge. No refunds will be given for cancellations received less than 10 business days before the program. UW Oshkosh reserves the right to cancel any program due to insufficient enrollment, as well as the right to limit enrollment due to excessive demand. UW Oshkosh is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. If you need special assistance and/or accommodations, please notify us by the registration deadline. All requests will be kept confidential.

Program Manager: The program manager for these workshops is Jason Hubbard. We are continuously looking for new and diverse program ideas. You can contact Jason at (920) 424-1129. You may also email him at

Click Here for a listing of Social Work and Counseling programs offered by University of Wisconsin Green Bay Continuing Professional Education.