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Recovery Speaker Series in Duluth: Understanding Gender in Adolescent Treatment

Created: 10/09/2013 9:26 AM WDIO.com

The College of St. Scholastica is hosting their Recovery Speaker Series in three parts this school year. All three speakers will be hosted in Somers Lounge on the CSS campus.

Ben Bertsch, Head of St. Scholastica's CLEAN Recovery Program, came on the show to talk to us about this great series of speakers.

On October 10th, Connie Gunderson, Ph.D., MSW, an Associate Professor of Social Work at CSS, will be speaking about "Understanding Gender in Adolescent Treatment." Attendees can expect to learn the role and effect of gender, and the treatment of adolescents with substance abuse and mental health issues.

On January 23rd, Ken Winters, Ph.D., and Director of the Center of Adolescent Substance Abuse Research, and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota will speak. His topic is, "Trends with the treatment of drug abusing adolescents with co-existing disorders." Listeners can discover the complexity of treating and providing continued care of adolescents with dual diagnosis.

On March 27th, Michelle Johnson-Jennings, Ph.D., and Co-Director of the Research for Indigenous Community Health and an Assistant Professor for the University of Minnesota's College of Pharmacy will speak. Her topic is the "Impact of culture on dual diagnosis," and will focus on how culture influences the mental health of adolescents.

A social hour will take place before each speaker from 6:30 - 7:30 PM. The speech itself will take place from 7:30 - 8:30 PM. The event is free.

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