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Trauma-Informed Care: Considering Both the Client and Clinician

with Scott Luetgenau, MSW


The introduction of fentanyl and other dealdy analogues has changed the stakes of addiction treatment, the environment in which individuals receive care, and the way clinicians work. Organizations must provide safe spaces for clinicians to feel supported and valued as deaths by opioids continue to ravage our communities. This presentation will explore operational and cultural shifts organizations must make to better assist individuals they serve, clinicians, and other staff members navigating loss. We will take a look at other fields, such as hospice and the historical work done with the HIV/AIDS epidemic, to assess opportunities for learning. The sustainability and development of the healthcare field depends upon our ability to help clinicians and the individuals they serve process their experiences. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Review the research around exposure to traumatic events and their negative impact
  • Examine the changing culture around drug use, diseases of despair, and access to treatment
  • Explore strategies to create safe sanctuaries for both clinicians and clientele.
  • Explore micro and macro-level interventions to create workforce sustainability and planned mechanisms for healing and learning

Presenter's Bio:  Scott Luetgenau, MSW, created Gatespring Consulting to positively impact the field and its leaders while supporting and strengthening the future of individuals served. He is in long-term recovery, is a social worker, and also an addiction specialist. Scott serves as Co-Chair for the North Carolina Substance Use Disorder Federation and as the Deputy Director for Addiction Professionals of NC.

Intended Audience:  includes clinicians and medical professionals (e.g. counselors, peer support specialists, social workers, nurses, psychologists, certified addiction counselors, case managers). However, anyone interested in this topic is welcome to attend. 

Mon. March 15, 2021 from 10am - 12 pm. A Zoom link will be sent within 48 hours of the training. 

For questions, contact Nancy Rice at

  • Mar 15th, 2021
    Mon from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Will run

Online Class

For more info, call us at (904) 900-1075

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