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Substance Use Disorders: Evidence-Based Practitioner Dialog Skills - Online Webinar (CE Training Hours-1.5)

Online Webinar

Time: 1 PM - 2:30 PM EST (10 AM-11:30 PM PST)

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Program Summary

This training provides instruction to staff who work with substance abusing clients. It examines evidence-based methods practitioners must apply to achieve desired outcomes. The program also looks at co-occurring disorders and how they serve to further complicate work with clients.


The use of Evidence-based approaches in the prevention and treatment of substance use and abuse is supported by the Federal Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration as well as the National Institute of Drug Abuse. A great deal of research provides clear evidence to support the efficacy of using evidence-based practices over more intuitive approaches.

The program is presented by Mark Lowis (President, MML Consulting and a member of the 2003 SAMHSA Policy Academy for Co-occurring Disorders) and covers the basic approaches for substance abuse prevention and treatment including use of evidence-based practices and support groups to enhance the skills and knowledge of practitioners in the field.

At the end of this training participants will, among other things, be able to;

  • Describe various drugs and substances clients consume and how they affect humans pharmacologically
  • Differentiate evidence-based methods from other methods to improve the prospects of success for their clients
  • Determine and apply prevention and intervention practices that are strength-centered for achieving better outcomes


Managers, supervisors, program managers and professionals in the field of substance use disorders prevention, treament, and management 


Mark Lowis, LMSW, CEBP, MINT, EBP Implementation Specialist, Author, "Motivational Interviewing: Durable Change Through Intrinsic Motivation

Mr. Mark Lowis is best described as a person who is focused on staff development and training for the purpose of improving the moment of contact between a practitioner and the individual receiving services. His trainings are known for depth of knowledge and effectiveness in providing clear influence on the participating practitioners' skills.

His experience includes case management, treatment, supervision, staff development, and management of adult and juvenile justice programs including a very specialized program for Parolee-Sex Offender Alcoholics and Addicts.

Mr. Lowis began his career as a Law Enforcement and Corrections Specialist in the United States Air Force. During his 10 years of service Mr. Lowis performed as a Law Enforcement Supervisor and later as a Master Instructor in the Air Force Police Academy. Following the Air Force he completed a Bachelors Degree in Psychology at the University of Michigan, and the Masters of Clinical Social Work at Michigan State University. He is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) and a member of the International Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT), and carries advanced credentials in other evidence based practices.

In 33 years of practice Mr. Lowis has worked in various public and private human services programs and held positions ranging from clinical therapist, case-manager, director of operations for a national managed care company, director of utilization management, and contract negotiator. Currently Mr. Lowis holds a position with the Michigan Department of Community Health where he is responsible for the implementation and sustainability of evidence-based practices and best practice across the public health system.

Mr. Lowis is also an adjunct professor at the Oakland University School of Medicine, the University of Michigan-School of Social Work, and the Wayne State University-School of Medicine-Department of Psychiatry-Research Division.

As a Joyfields Institute Associate Faculty Mr. Lowis leads the staff development and training activities, systems and process design improvements and leadership enhancement practice.

Other Details

Once you are registered, you will be sent details for accessing the webinar. In the event you are unable to attend the live event, you will be given access to view the recorded version following the live program.

* Pay online, or request invoice. Purchase Orders (PO's) welcome, or Call 770-409-8780 to register

** Program subject to change without notice

Event Details

Event Date 08/30/2019
Event End Date 08/30/2019
Cut off date 08/30/2019
Individual Price $95.00
Speaker Sobem Nwoko, President, Joyfields Institute
Number Hours 1.5
Location Online Event

Group Rate

Number of Registrants Rate/Person ($)
2 85.00
4 75.00
8 65.00

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