ASAM Presenters

Presenters for the Live Webinar Training Sessions

Laurie Conaty

Laurie Contay MSWLaurie Conaty is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist with 30+ years of experience providing mental health and substance use disorder treatment and program development-including Adolescent & Adult Co-occurring Disorder treatments. She is a member of Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers, Addiction Professionals of NC, NC Society for Clinical Social Work and NASW-NC. In January 2022 she was selected as a member of the NASW Task Force for Clinical Social Work Standards, charged with revising the standards for the practice of Clinical Social Work.

She is EMDR Level 1 trained, DBT trained, Seven Challenges trained and trained in Jeff and Debra Jay’s “Love First Clinical Interventions.” Laurie was awarded a Letter of Commendation from Fairfax County, VA Community Services Board for developing, implementing and managing the first community-based apartment program for adults with co-occurring disorders to live, work and practice their recovery in the community.

She has held Clinical Faculty appointments at both Duke University and UNC-CH, in their respective Departments of Psychiatry. In 2004, she was named Clinical Social Worker of the Year, for her work in advocating and exemplifying best practice, including integrated care.

Laurie provides Motivational Interviewing training and coaching and is a MINT Certified Trainer. She enthusiastically assists agencies and clinics in implementing MI and ASAM fidelity into their treatment culture. During 2018-2019 she worked with Train for Change/The Change Companies providing ASAM training at various sites throughout the US.

In addition to training and consultation, she provides outpatient therapy and interventions through her practice, in Sanford, NC.


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