This 90-minute webinar, part 1 of a 2-part series, will define stigma for prevention practitioners and the various levels at which it can occur. Presenter Phillip Babour will address common myths about substance use disorders that can perpetuate stigma. He will also describe changes in terminology and attitude that emphasize "person-first" rather than the de-humanization of people with substance use disorders.
Phillip Barbour has worked in the field of substance use disorder counseling since 1990, beginning his career in the field as a counselor in a methadone clinic on the west side of Chicago. He joined Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities (TASC) in 1991, and has worked in a number of the agency’s criminal justice programs, including several years as administrator with TASC’s Corrections Transition Programs. Mr. Barbour has provided training throughout the United States on numerous topics, including clinical supervision, reentry management, criminal thinking, motivational interviewing, and many other related subjects. Mr. Barbour’s expertise is shaped not only by his professional experiences, but also by the fact that he once came through the treatment and criminal justice systems that he now helps to improve.