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 The Spiritual Needs of the Addict Recording
Presented by Rev. Barbara E. Stevens MDiv BCC

90 Minutes (1.5 CE hours)

$55/member; $95/nonmember
Item Number: WebR1202
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Price: $95.00
People with addiction issues may have particular physical, mental and spiritual issues, as well as specific end-of-life needs.

Three areas of learning can help the chaplain best serve the needs of these patients:

1. Recognizing how addiction affects the brain and body of the individual, and how it affects the family system

2. Understanding the spiritual nature of AA and related 12-step programs

3. Knowing how various ethnic groups experience addiction.

The presentation will focus on addictions in general, with an emphasis on alcoholism and chemical dependency. It will also provide an overview of sexual, gambling and other behavioral addictions, as well as co-dependency.

When you purchase this webinar recording, you will receive a PDF file with links to watch the recording and access supplemental materials directly from our website. You'll be able to hear and see the complete presentation, including Q&A with the audience.

Learning Objectives

1. Understand the dynamics of addiction

2. Recognize when addiction may be a major issue for a patient/client

3. Gain tools to address relevant spiritual concerns

Content level: intermediate - informal research, clinical applications


Rev. Barbara E. Stevens MDiv BCC serves as chaplain in the Chemical Dependency Unit at Providence Portland Medical Center in Portland, OR. She is a member of the Addictions Ministry Team for the Pacific Northwest district of the Unitarian Universalist Association. With a group of lay people and colleagues, she has started a church for people in recovery.

She also has a spiritual counseling practice. Her previous chaplaincy experience includes mental health, substance abuse, hospice, acute care and long-term care at Portland VA Medical Center and Oregon State Hospital.