Person Centered Care Practices in Addiction Treatment

Presenter: Annie J. Monaco, LCSW-R & Nicole Wolasz, LCSW-R

NASW-NYS Members: $10

NASW Other Chapter Member: $15

Non-Members: $20

This workshop is approved for 1.0 continuing education credit hour(s) for licensed social workers, licensed mental health counselors, and licensed marriage and family therapists.



Workshop Description

The current standards of care for addiction treatment in New York State include promoting individual choice and person centered care. Person Centered Care is an evidence-based, strength-based and non-punitive treatment modality that includes developing treatment goals using the individual’s language that reflects shared decision making and informed choice and may include reducing or minimizing risk of use. This workshop will provide participants with the guiding principals of person centered care, with examples of how to put this into practice. Specifically, participants will be given guidance on identifying treatment goals that are based on client needs, as well as information on shared decision making and informed choice.

Learning Objectives

After the completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify treatment goals with the client that are based on the individual need of the client;
  • Identify what shared decision making and informed choice is;
  • Identify the general principals of person centered care.

This workshop is approved for 1.0 continuing education credit hour(s).

NASW-NYS is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers (Provider ID #0014), licensed mental health counselors (Provider ID #MHC-0053), and licensed marriage and family therapists. (Provider ID #MFT-0037).


Patricia Lincourt, LCSW-R currently serves as the Associate Commissioner for Addiction Treatment and Recovery Services at the NYS Office of Addiction Supports and Services. In her role, she oversees Medicaid Managed Care policy and implementation, treatment policy and innovation, treatment metrics development, recovery centers, and peer service integration. She has over 30 years of clinical and administrative experience in addiction, mental health and child welfare settings. Her interests include implementation of evidence-based practice, service integration and financing of substance abuse services to improve outcomes.

Rebecca Cooper, LCSW-R is a licensed social worker in the State of New York. She has been working in addiction field for 28 years. For the last 15 years, she has worked at the New York State Office of Addiction Services and Support (OASAS) in various positions related to the regulatory, Medicaid managed care and clinical implementation of addiction services statewide. Prior to her position at OASAS, Rebecca was the Program Director for the Center for Problem Gambling in Albany, NY and worked in both outpatient and inpatient OASAS certified programs. She has been in private practice part time for the last 12 years.  



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Dec 02 2020


12:00 PM - 1:00 PM




Online Live Webinar