IRETA offers a free webinar series every month. The webinars are designed to support Addiction and Allied Health and Human Service Providers, Policy Makers, Advocates, and Researchers interested in evidence-based approaches to substance use.
Work Addiction: The Most Glorified Addiction Hiding in Plain Sight
Wednesday, June 30 – 2:00 – 3:30 PM EST
Presented by Dr. Lauren Broyles
Work addiction is both an activity (overdoing) and a substance (adrenaline) addiction. This webinar will dispel common myths and misperceptions, discuss many issues around work addiction, and help you learn how to recognize work addiction.
During this webinar you will learn how to:
- Characterize work addiction as both an activity (overdoing) and a substance (adrenaline) addiction
- Dispel common myths and misperceptions
- Identify common psychosocial origins and functions of work addiction
- Review 10 “red flags” for work addiction and introduce assessment tools
- Identify 12 mind traps typical in work addiction
- Identify common consequences and social rewards of work addiction
- Differentiate work addiction from working hard
- Discuss the co-occurrence of work addiction and other addictions
- Recognize the intersectionality of work addiction, gender, and race
- Introduce resources and practical strategies for “abstinence,” recovery, and mindful working
Dr. Lauren Broyles started her career at the University of Maryland Medical System in Baltimore where she was a med-surg staff nurse (HIV/AIDS) and a nurse on the Substance Abuse Consultation-Liaison Service. After completing her PhD and a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship, she served as a Research Health Scientist at the Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion (CHERP) at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System. Her research there centered on the efficacy and implementation of SBIRT and other alcohol risk reduction interventions in general medical settings. At that time, she also served as an Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh, with appointments in General Internal Medicine, Clinical and Translational Science, and Nursing. Additionally, at the VA she served as a site Director and National Coordinating Center Director for the Advanced Interprofessional Fellowship in Addiction Treatment. She has served as a member of federal grant review panels, and as an Associate Editor for the journal, Substance Abuse. In 2016, Dr. Broyles left academia and began working full time as a consultant, training and coaching other researchers in how to write successful grant proposals to the NIH, National Science Foundation, and USDA.
This near-monthly, free webinar series is open to all addiction and allied health and human service providers, as well as policymakers, advocates and researchers interested in evidence-based approaches to substance use.
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CEU Instructions for Online Courses and Webinars
All CEUs and certificates can be found in your myIRETA profile. Please follow the steps below to access your certificate.
- Log in to your myIRETA account at https://my.ireta.org/onlineEd/login/index.php Once you are logged in, you should be on your “Dashboard” page where you will see all the courses that you are currently enrolled in.
- Select the webinar or course for which you are attempting to access a CEU or certificate.
- Once you are on the webinar or course page, scroll down towards the bottom of the page.
- If you have successfully participated in the webinar or course, you will have access to a Certificate of Completion, NAADAC certificate, PCB certificate and information on how to obtain a Social Work certificate (if applicable). Please click on the certificate of your choice.
- If you wish to get a certificate other than social work, the next page will have a blue button that says “Download Certificate.” Click on that button and a PDF window will pop-up with your certificate.
*Please note that it may take our system up to 48 hours to cross-check and verify your attendance on the webinar so you may not be able to access your certificate right away.*
- If you are requesting a Social Work certificate, you will be prompted to pay the $10 fee and then be redirected to complete your request by letting us know how you would like your name to appear on the certificate, as well as a physical mailing address to send the certificate to. The certificate will arrive via mail from The University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work. Please allow 6-8 weeks for processing.
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