RECORDING IS PENDING
Becoming a Prevention Specialist Series Part 1
The Role of a Prevention Specialist
Date: April 11th, 2022
Time: 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Substance use/misuse prevention is a unique occupation within the array of substance use disorder professions. Based on a public health approach rather than a treatment approach, the prevention profession has its own set of experiences, standards, and job duties. This workshop will examine the prevention specialist’s scope of work, areas, tasks, and skills required of a prevention specialist, and where prevention fits in the spectrum of mental health services.
At the end of the session, participants will
- Recognize the knowledge, skills and abilities required of the substance misuse prevention specialty
- Compare the public health approach with the treatment model.
- Examine a typical job description of a prevention specialist.
Presenter: Julie Stevens
Julie Stevens is an Advanced Certified Prevention Specialist and was a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor for 20 years. She has served as Director of Prevention for the Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, and Training Specialist for the University of Oklahoma’s Southwest Prevention Center, and most recently as Executive Director of LifeSteps Council on Alcohol and Drugs. She is currently Member At Large of the Board of the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium and Advisor to the Prevention Committee. Ms. Stevens serves on the Texas Certification Board of Addiction Professionals and is chair of the Prevention Subcommittee. She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Baylor University and a Masters of Prevention Science from the University of Oklahoma.
In addition, Ms. Stevens is an adjunct professor for the University Of Oklahoma College Of Liberal Studies. She teaches core courses for Masters of Prevention Science Degree, including Foundations of Prevention and Prevention across the Lifespan.
Audience: The training was designed for professionals entering into the role of a prevention specialist.
Skill Level: The training was designed for any skill level.
An application for continuing education credit has been submitted to the NCSAPPB.
Funding in whole or in part for this event was provided by the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services with funding from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services