The Menninger Clinic is pleased to offer Stigma Among Clinicians: When Language and Attitudes Create Barriers to Substance Use Disorder Care, a free webinar for mental health professionals on July 14 from 11 am to 1 pm CT. This is the second webinar in the two-part series Clinical Considerations in Treating Professionals to Promote Healing and Recovery presented by Menninger and Pavillon.


mark-yurewicz-md-canva-small-2Presenters are Daryl Shorter, MD, above, medical director of Addictions Services at Menninger, and Mark Yurewicz, MD, right, staff psychiatrist on Menninger's Adult Treatment Program.


About the Webinar

Stigma is consistently identified as a substantial barrier to the acquisition of treatment for substance use disorders. Unfortunately, the community is not the only site where persons who use drugs might encounter stigmatizing language and beliefs. Healthcare settings are also subject to the presence of stigma and clinicians play a significant role in either reducing or amplifying these beliefs.

At the conclusion of this live presentation, learners will be able to:

  • Identify stigmatizing and non-stigmatizing terminology and communications styles when working with patients with substance use disorders.
  • Select targets for future learning – knowledge or skills – to build interest and confidence in supporting patients with substance use disorders.
  • Utilize "models of addiction" to help educate patients and co-establish treatment goals with them.

Continuing Education

Two (2.0) credit/contact/clock hours have been designated by The Menninger Clinic for the following disciplines:
  • Physicians
  • Psychologists
  • Social workers
  • Addictions professionals
  • Licensed marriage and family counselors
  • Licensed professional counselors

Registration Details

Register here for this webinar. For questions about registration, please email Michelle Jennings, manager, Continuing Education.