IPHA Annual Business Meeting | December 14, 2023 at 1:00PM CST

All active IPHA members are invited to attend. Each paid member carries one vote in Association business matters. Zoom link and materials will be posted one week prior to the meeting.

Upcoming Events

Building Trust, Saving Lives: Addressing Substance Use with Your Clients

Registration Closes May 31, 2023
June 02, 2023 | 9:00am - 11:00am

Building Trust, Saving Lives: Addressing Substance Use with Your Clients

June 02, 2023 | 9:00am - 11:00am


Professional development workshops are sponsored by a partnership between the Community Mental Health Board of Oak Park Township, Riveredge Hospital, and Streamwood Behavioral Healthcare System.


Workshop Details

Presenter: Maureen McDonnell, MPH

Bio: Maureen McDonnell serves as Senior Director for Health & Justice Initiatives at TASC’s Center for Health & Justice. From 2017-2022, Ms. McDonnell was Executive Director at PEER Services in Evanston, sustaining PEER’s long tradition as the safety net substance abuse treatment and prevention provider for the northern suburbs and the northern neighborhoods of Chicago. Much of her work focused on increasing identification of substance use concerns and decreasing stigma and other barriers to providing compassionate, professional care to people in need in schools, community services and hospitals. Prior to 2017, Ms. McDonnell worked on building health and justice partnerships at TASC, including ground-breaking projects that enrolled 40,000 Cook County jail detainees in Medicaid and connected them to behavioral health treatment after release. Ms. McDonnell earned her BA in Economics from Northwestern University and her Master’s in Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago.


Workshop Title: Building Trust, Saving Lives: Addressing Substance Use with Your Clients

Workshop Overview: Substance use and non-substance-related addictions are common across the lifespan, complicating mental health recovery, employment and family well-being. Because substantial stigma surrounds these matters, clients may hesitate to disclose what is really happening in their lives. We will explore ways to approach these conversations with your clients as well as ways community agencies can support staff in having informed conversations about substance use across their services.


Learning Objectives:

  • Be able to identify prevalent substances used in the community across the lifespan.
  • Be able to identify key questions to elicit conversations about substance use.
  • Be able to identify one source of professional support (supervision, licensed treatment program) to reach out to when needed.


Registration Details

Registration Fee: $10 (payment must be made online at the time of registration).

Cancellation/Refund Policy: The registration fee is non-refundable. Under special circumstances, a credit for a future workshop may be issued if requested at least 1 full day prior to the start of a workshop. Please contact workshop organizers for consideration.


Webinar Link: After registering through IPHA and paying the fee for the workshop, you will receive an email from one of the following emails: lkepler@ipha.com, trainings@ipha.com, or ipha@ipha.com that includes a Zoom Webinar registration link. This Zoom registration assists with tracking attendance for the training. Once the Zoom registration is complete, you will receive an email from Zoom with the link to enter the workshop. The email will come from one of the previously listed email addresses, so please be sure to add those email address to your safe/white list or check your Junk/Spam folder if you cannot find the email in your inbox.


Continuing Education Credits
2.0 CEUs are available for LSW, LCSW, LPC, LCPC, QIDP

  • Riveredge Hospital is a Social Work CEU Sponsor with IDFPR under license #159000731. The following Illinois credentials are eligible for CEUs under this license: LSW, LCSW, LPC, and LCPC.
  • Providers with other credentials (i.e., QIDP) are encouraged to provide presentation information to their credential authority to consider credit for attendance.
  • Attendees need to participate in at least 75% of the webinar to receive CEU credit.


Following the event, attendees will receive an email with a link to the online evaluation to complete. All attendees MUST complete the online evaluation to receive a CEU certificate, no exceptions. Once the evaluation response window closes, CEU certificates will be emailed within 3 weeks. This process takes approximately 4-5 weeks following the event. Evaluations open within 2 business days post-event and remain open for 7 business days. Surveys cannot be reopened once the 7-day deadline has passed.

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