Critical Thinking Applied to the Addiction Field Workshop
Presented by: David O'Donnell, MHW, Professor, Governors State University
Saturday, May 4, 2019
8:30 a.m. Registration
9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Workshop
Governors State University
Cost: $15 per person ($5 current GSU Students)
Three CEU credits are offered through IAODAPCA and for Social Workers
- How do we think the way we do?
- What is Critical Thinking?
- What is poor thinking?
- What are characteristics of a critical thinker?
- What does it take to become a critical thinker?
- Use of Critical Thinking in the Addiction Field
- Why is Critical Thinking a clinical necessity?
Presented by: David O'Donnell.
Dave O’Donnell (M.H.S.) is currently a full-time faculty member of the
Addictions Studies Program at Governors State University. Mr. O’Donnell has held this position since
1991. In addition, he worked in the
addiction field for 25 years as a Substance Abuse/Mental Health therapist until
he retired in 2010. In 1988, he authored
one of the first Early Intervention grants funded by D.A.S.A. to provide
services for identified “high risk” youth in the south suburban elementary
school system. The program was designed
to provide counseling and support to children growing up with parental
addiction. Mr. O’Donnell has long been
an advocate for programs and interventions that focus on client resiliency, strengths,
and empowerment, rather than confrontation as a means to enhance
motivation. He is also a staunch
supporter of treatment models that are client centered and provide choices to
clients in treatment that expand beyond the limits of total abstinence. “There needs to be a commitment to go where
the client is at and work from there, not the other way around.”
To register: online, call 708-534-8390 or complete and mail the registration form