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Confronting the Stigma of Substance Use Disorders

  • 17 Oct 2022
  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Virtual


  • Participants will receive 1 CE credit.
  • This webinar is discounted for DCPA students. Please use your student email to register. Continuing education credits are not issued under this category.
  • Continuing education credits are not issued under this category.
  • Registrants will receive 1 continuing education credit.
  • Please use your student email to register. Continuing education credits are not issued under this category.

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Event Description: This presentation will provide critical information about stigma surrounding substance use and addiction and the ways in which stigma impacts treatment-seeking and recovery for people who have substance use disorders. Successful efforts to reduce stigma will also be explored.

Learning objectives:

By the end of the presentation, the learner will be able to:

  • 1)      Define different forms of stigma
  • 2)      Discuss the impact of stigma on people who have substance use disorders
  • 3)      Identify ways to reduce stigma surrounding people who have substance use disorders

Presenter Biography:

Dr. Tricia Witte is an Associate Professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Alabama. She earned her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Arkansas and completed her predoctoral internship on the Trauma Track at the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Witte’s clinical and research clinical interests include substance use and addiction, trauma, dating violence, and sexual assault.​ She directs the Prevention of Violence and Substance Use Research Lab, and is a faculty affiliate of the Center for Substance Use Research and Related Conditions as well as the Center for Youth Development and Intervention. She is also the Coordinator for the Addiction and Recovery Studies program, which is an undergraduate degree program that she developed. She has been awarded a number of Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grants to support the training of clinical psychology doctoral students in substance and opioid use assessment and treatment.

Disclaimer: Disclaimer: District of Colombia Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. DCPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content. There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this program.

*DCPA Refund Policy:   Refund requests more than one week prior to the webinar should be sent to  If the request comes within one week of the webinar, only credit will be offered.

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