It's Not a Disease and You Are Not in Denial (CLE Substance Abuse)

November 19, 2008

Brown bag lunch from noon until 1 PM at 1330 Broadway, 4th Floor in Oakland (above the 12th Street BART Station). Detection/Prevention of Substance Abuse or Mental Illness - California CLE - One Hour. $35 for public service and low income attorneys; $65 regular rate.

Presented by Annie Fahy, LMSW, RN.

Annie co-founded the Recovery Café a consulting counseling and training business in 2001. She is a graduate of the University of Georgia's Master's program in Social Work, though her counseling career began over 15 years earlier as a registered nurse in mental health and addiction settings. Annie designed and managed the Women's Services program, which provides intensive outpatient and residential addiction treatment services to women and their children. Since 2001 she has consulted and offered various training to a number of different entities. She is an experienced consultant and trainer for the Emory University School of Medicine Department of Family and Children's Services, Metro Atlanta Recovery Residences, the Department of Corrections and Pardons and Paroles, State Drug Court, Georgia Council for the Prevention of Child Abuse, Georgia Council For Substance Abuse and Georgia department of Children and Family Services and several Health organizations.

Annie is a behavior change specialist with expertise in substance abuse, high-risk lifestyle behaviors, harm reduction, trauma, compassion fatigue, and mind body disorders. Most recently she offers training in Motivational Interviewing; an evidenced based interviewing method that motivates people toward health behavior change. She is affiliated with The MINT (Motivational Network of Trainers); She was recently published in The Clinical Social Work concerning her work with Compassionate Fatigue. She is currently a Therapist/Trainer for The Harm reduction Therapy Center in San Francisco.