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February Advocates Training

February 4, 2014

Networking and registration: 8.30

Training starts at 9 am

Location: Connect2Help: 3901 N. Meridian Street (in the United Way Building)

 

How to work with victims with multiple barriers.

 

This is a two part training:

Session 1:  Five Things the Addictions Counselor Wants You to Know.  This talk will  highlight some basic information about the addiction, treatment, recovery and some common myths/misunderstandings about addiction.
Session 2:  A Person Walks Into Your Office:  What to know and how to help those who battle mental health, addiction, medical and other issues.  This talk will be an overview about various struggles that your advocate’s will encounter in dealing with clients.  We will focus on problem and solution.
This training will be facilitated by:
Scott J. Watson is a Licensed Clinical Addictions Counselor and founder of Heartland Intervention, LLC.  In addition to his private practice, Mr. Watson is a staff therapist and trainer at Supportive Systems, LLC, a leading EAP in Indiana and has worked as an Assessment Specialist in one of Indiana’s busiest emergency rooms.  A qualified DOT/SAP, Scott conducts many assessments for individuals and companies. Scott’s experience and background in mental health, broadcasting, education, emergency medicine and ministry gives him a unique ability to work with addicts and families.  Scott’s stories, personality and speaking style make him an audience favorite.  He holds a BA from Hope College, an Ed Cert from Indiana University and a MA in Community Counseling and Addictions Counseling from Indiana Wesleyan University.

Known for taking a loving but firm approach with clients, Scott’s success rate as an interventionist is surpassed only by the approval and gratitude of those he works with and speaks to.  Scott has been committed to helping people find recovery for the past 11 years.  In 1999 he published The Court Report:  Stories from the bleachers, fields and penalty boxes of life.  He is currently working on his second book.

A regular contributor on radio station, WIBC, Scott had been featured on NPR, WTHR and numerous other media outlets.  Scott is grateful that his work gives him a “Front row seat to watch people’s lives change”.

Scott J. Watson resides in Indianapolis, IN and when not working, enjoys racquetball, golf, gardening and playing the dulcimer.  For 13 years he has fed thru-hikers on the Appalachian Trail.  He is grateful for his wife Maureen, a physician and two boys, 17 and 15.