Friday, April 21, 2017
9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.


Adelphi University Manhattan Center
75 Varick Street
Suite 200
New York, NY 10013

Redefining the Addiction Landscape Within the Contexts of Historical Trauma Theory, Recovery Oriented Systems of Care and Human Rights Movements

CEs: 6

This presentation will trace the five stages of addiction treatment epics, from moral, to 12 steps, to disease model, to bio-psycho-social, to trauma centric. Historical trauma will be introduced within the broader context of the Recovery Oriented Systems of Care. This new trauma centric landscape contains the nascent third reality that joins harm reduction and abstinent models in a newly formed continuum of care. Yet, the new landscape has two competing poles, one of human rights, which embraces the legacies of genocide and slavery, and the other, managed care which is concerned with cost containment. 

We will examine the possibilities of these current enlightened paradigms that seek to generate an ecological approach to well-being in a proposed conservative political era. Social determinates will be used to assess addiction as human behavior within oppressive social environments. With the template of SAMHSA’s eight dimensions health, we will give instruction in using the medicine wheel for use for individual, family, community, society and environment (mother earth) well-being. Lastly, we will assess each person’s preparedness to participate in this new landscape through the four R’s of readiness, rationale, resources and relationships. 

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Training Objectives

Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to: 

  • Name the Eight Dimensions of Wellness according to SAMHSA
  • Define trauma-informed services for the treatment of addictions
  • List the core principles of ROSC
  • Identify three aspects of the new Trauma Centric Landscape
  • List three benefits of using the medicine wheel with persons with a criminal, mental health and/or addiction histories
  • Create four brief statements of preparedness to participate as a change agent in this new landscape through readiness, rationale, resources and relationship inventory

About the Speaker

Onaje J. MuidOnaje J. Muid, LMHC, MSW, CASAC, FDLC; A fellow in the New York Academy of Medicine is the President of  Muid and Muid Associates; former Clinical Associate Director, Reality House Inc.; Adjunct Lecturer, Advisor, Columbia University, Graduate School of Social Work; Co-Chair, Diversity Interest Group/College Behavioral Health Leadership; Co-Chair, Task Force Social Workers of African Descent/National Association of Social Workers/NYC; and United Nations Representative, International Human Rights Association for American Minorities (IHRAAM)


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This program has been approved for the following continuing education credits:

  • Social Workers
  • LMHC
  • LMFT
  • CASAC Renewal
  • Psychology
  • LCAT

Successful completion for the award of approved continuing education credits requires attendance at entire training/workshop and submission of a completed evaluation form.

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New York State Office of the Professions (NYSED) regulations require that participants must be present for the entire approved educational activity in order to receive a certificate for continuing education hours. There is no accommodation in the State regulations for late arrival, late return from lunch or breaks, or early departure. According to NYSED, in order to award social work CEs; “When you offer a multi-day or multi-part course/educational activity, the learner must complete all parts in order to earn the certificate for contact hours, in the same way that a student must complete a semester-long course to receive college credit. You may not award partial credit for a program, even a one-day program, if the learner does not complete all requirements at that time.”

Cancellation Policy

Unfortunately, we cannot provide refunds for cancellations made seven working days or fewer before the event for any reason—or for no-shows.  We can provide credit towards a future workshop up to 24 hours before the event. After that, no credit will be issued.

Accessibility Statement

The Student Access Office ensures equal access to all of Adelphi University’s programs, services and facilities for students with documented needs. Through assistance, advocacy and reasonable accommodations, the office provides an accessible and supportive campus environment.

The Student Access Office provides cost-free assistance and services that are tailored to meet the needs of individuals based on their specific, appropriately documented needs, while preserving Adelphi’s academic integrity and high standards of academic expectations and performance

If you are a student with a documented disability and wish to request accommodation services, please submit a Petition for Reasonable Accommodations form along with the required information as detailed in the Guidelines for Documentation.

Please be aware that all decisions regarding accommodations and equal access are made in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and prevailing University Policy. 

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For further information, please contact:

Renee Rawcliffe, LMSW
Director, Continuing Education and Professional Development
Social Work Building, Room 235
p – 516-877-4339
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Joanna Suppa, LCSW-R
Coordinator of Continuing Education and Professional Development
p – 516.877.3216
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