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Meth: Reframing Perspectives

Dr. Amy Evans examines trends and biases of those struggling with methamphetamine use disorder. Learn to recognize the cognitive, physical and mental health impacts of methamphetamine use. Understand best practices for supporting recovery.

Key Program Information
Categories Human Services | Health Care | Professional and Workforce Development
Program Type Non-Credit
Delivery Format Face-to-Face

Who Should Attend

Health and human services professionals including social workers, counselors and corrections professionals.


Program Description

Join Dr. Amy Evans, Ph.D., professor for Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies, as she explores the resurgence of methamphetamine use both locally and nationally. She will discuss the trends and impact of methamphetamine use both on the individual struggling with addiction, and the impact on their family.

We will examine and breakdown the biases of methamphetamine users. Through this training, you will learn that methamphetamine users are not just those you see in the news and on TV. Not all who use methamphetamine become addicted, they are not all violent or dangerous, and recovery IS possible. 

Learn to best support your clients by applying evidence-based practices to work through their struggles with addiction. We will discover local resources that are available for professionals, individuals and family members. In the end, create a plan for implementing knowledge from this training. 

Program Objectives:

  • Compare and contrast trends related to methamphetamine use in the local area with trends in the state, nation, and world
  • Examine and deconstruct biases related to methamphetamine use 
  • Recognize the cognitive, physical, and mental health impacts of methamphetamine use 
  • Apply evidence-based practices to working with individuals struggling with methamphetamine use disorders as well as frequent co-occurring mental health concerns
  • Review local resources available to professionals, individuals and families
  • Create a plan for implementing the knowledge gained from the training 

Participate in this training to earn 6 continuing education contact hours.

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Dr. Amy Evans, PhD, has her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of Wisconsin‐Madison. As an Associate

Professor for the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies, she trains future counselors in evidence‐based

practices for working with addictions and co‐occurring mental health issues. She is licensed in Wisconsin as a Professional

Counselor and Minnesota as a Professional Clinical Counselor.


*Listing of sponsors does not represent endorsement by UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education/Extension.

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