Effective Treatment of Older Adults with Substance Use Disorders By Fran Schnadig, MSW, LCSW Friday, February 24, 2017 6:00-8:00 p.m. Loyola University Water Tower Campus

Aging brings physical, emotional and social challenges and losses which can lead to the intensification or emergence of alcohol, prescription medication or drug problems. Intrapsychic Humanism treatment principles provide a highly individualized, respectful, flexible and holistic treatment approach that effectively meets the specialized treatment needs of older adults with substance use disorders and results in higher-than average treatment outcomes. The seminar will explore and discuss specialized treatment needs of older adults with substance use disorders as well as effective principles of treatment. We will work together on case examples and we urge participants to bring their own questions to the seminar. **This seminar satisfies 2.0 CE requirements for psychologists, social workers and professional counselors** Presenter Bio: Fran Schnadig, MSW, LCSW, has been providing specialized treatment of older adults with substance use disorders for the past 17 years. She designed and implemented the award-winning Healing Connections Older Adult Treatment Program at PEER Services, Inc. in Evanston, in 2000. This unique substance use disorder outpatient program is based on Intrapsychic Humanism principles which resonate with the subjective experiences of older adult clients and result in higher-than-average treatment outcomes. Fran currently is in private practice in Evanston, continuing to provide outpatient treatment to older adults who struggle with substance use disorders.