Format
ISSUP Webinar
Publication Date
Original Language

English

Country
Nigeria
Keywords
brief intervention
ASSIST
substance abuse

Bi-Monthly Webinar: ISSUP Nigeria Knowledge Update Series (20th Session)

ISSUP Nigeria presents the 20th session of its bi-monthly webinar in the Knowledge Update Series. This webinar will focus on the topic of 'Brief Intervention for Substance Abuse: ASSIST Model.'

Learning Outcomes
Following this webinar, participants will:

  1. Understand the rationale for brief intervention
  2. Identify the components of brief intervention.
  3. Learn the practical steps in administering brief intervention.
  4. Learn appropriate ways of making referrals.

Presenter:

Dr. Chinyere C. Okonkwo

Dr. Okonkwo holds a PhD in Clinical Psychology and she is a licensed Clinical Psychologist. Through the Fulbright scholarship award, she did her Fellowship program (Hubert Humphrey Fellowship) at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond VA, USA, on Substance Abuse Education, Prevention, and Treatment. In addition to her training in substance abuse management, she was exposed to various psychological treatment modalities as well as trauma and disaster management, crisis intervention, motivational interventions, etc. She is also an International Certified Addiction Professional (ICAP I & II) and a United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) global trainer on Drug Demand Reduction.

Presently, she works as an Assistant Director of Clinical Psychological Services and the coordinator of psychological interventions for substance use disorder patients at the Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Yaba, Lagos state, Nigeria.

Moderators:

Dr. Martin O. Agwogie
National President, ISSUP Nigeria Chapter 

Ejikeme M. Ogueji
Head, Editorial and Webinar Team, ISSUP Nigeria Chapter
 


Webinars and online events delivered and hosted by the International Society of Substance Use Professionals (ISSUP) are provided for informational purposes only. They are educational in nature and do not constitute medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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