The legalization of marijuana has left many mental health professionals concerned and perplexed. Specifically, how changes in legislation impact practice. This course begins with an overview of the health risks and medicinal value associated with the use of marijuana. Participants will examine the history of marijuana legislation and implications for policy and programs. Participants will discuss treatment strategies and ethical issues pertaining to adolescent, adult, and maternal use of marijuana. Thought-provoking activities serve to offer clinicians some clarity for practice settings.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Identify potential risks/benefits as well as signs/symptoms of marijuana use
- Discuss the current legal status of marijuana in NJ and ethics regarding mandated reporting
- Analyze policy and treatment implications regarding marijuana use by clients and/or staff
- Summarize strategies to address marijuana use with special populations
CE’s New Jersey:
This course “In the Weeds: The Conundrum of Marijuana” and the trainer, Christine Hubbard, have been approved by the Addiction Professionals Certification Board of NJ. This course, provided by Behavioral Health Matters, approval #403021723REC5 has been approved for five (5) continuing education credit hours by the APCBNJ. Credentials issued by the APCBNJ, the NJ Board of Marriage and Family Therapy Examiners and the NJ Board of Social Work Examiners recognize such courses. This 5 CE course is approved for social work continuing education hours in accordance with N.J.A.C. 13:44G-6.4c12.
CE’s New York Social Workers:
Behavioral Health Matters, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers; provider approval #SW-0443. Social workers attending this Live-Online course titled: “In the Weeds: The Conundrum of Marijuana” will receive five (5) continuing education contact hours.
Christine Hubbard, MSW, LCSW, LCADC:
Ms. Hubbard is an experienced mental health professional who has worked extensively in substance use treatment facilities as a therapist and program director. Her area of expertise is the treatment of co-occurring disorders. Over the course of her career, she has developed and implemented new service programs as well as policy and procedure manuals; she has also served as a consultant to develop substance use treatment curriculum. Ms. Hubbard is an Adjunct Professor at Montclair State University in the Department of Social Work and Child Advocacy, where she teaches at the undergraduate and masters levels. Ms. Hubbard is the co-owner of Logical Relations Therapy, a telehealth private practice in NJ, where she provides therapy, clinical supervision, and consultation services.