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Gender Responsive Substance Use Treatment  presented by Andrea Winkler, LCSW, LCAS

Monday, November 7, 2016, 12-2 pmat the Tate-Turner-Kuralt Auditorium of the UNC School of Social Work, Chapel Hill, NC || printable handouts: 3 slides per page || 6 slides per page  || reference list

When: Monday, November 7, 2016, 12-2 pm, with light refreshments and meet-and-greet reception beginning at 11:30 am by Vimala’s CurryBlossom Café

WhereUNC School of Social Work Auditorium, 325 Pittsboro Street, Chapel Hill, NC   Directions and parking

Live Streaming: Can’t make it in person? Participate to live stream via Zoom. (All who register for live streaming will receive an email with directions on how to join via Zoom the Friday before lecture.)

Continuing Education2 hours

Fees: Workshop fee $35

Workshop is offered free of charge to current UNC SSW students, staff, faculty, and to current UNC SSW Field Instructors and Task Supervisors (obtain coupon code from Field Office).

Additional $6 charge for psychologists who would like to receive Category A credit (please bring $6 day of event). We are not able to offer this option for live streaming at this time.

Registration: Online pre-registration    You may pre-register up until the day before the program for on-site program and “live streaming”


There is growing recognition that traditional substance use disorder treatment is not well suited to most women. Research shows that models of care that incorporate an awareness of the unique experience of women and provide integrated care to address comorbidities can improve engagement and outcomes. In this workshop, Andrea Winkler will introduce concepts from gender-responsive treatment as it applies to women who suffer from substance use disorders and any comorbidities. Participants will become more familiar with concepts and strategies that will increase success in recovery.  They will also leave with a deeper understanding of their personal process in working with women, the need for gender responsive treatment, and tools for providing care to women that suffer from addictive disorders. Support for application of gender responsive treatment components in mental health practices will also be provided.


Andrea Winkler - Clinical Social Worker Andrea Winkler, LCSW, LCAS

Andrea Winkler’s interest in gender and trauma related issues began as an undergraduate at James Madison University where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Social Science. She moved to North Carolina in 2005 to work with adolescent females in a wilderness setting and was inspired to pursue her M.S.W. at UNC-Chapel Hill. While at UNC, she also completed the Certificate in Substance Abuse Studies. Ms. Winkler spent five years employed by the Duke Family Care Program, providing outpatient substance abuse treatment to pregnant and parenting women. She currently works in the Duke Psychiatric Outpatient Clinic specializing in mental health assessment and brief therapy. In 2010 she began designing training on gender and trauma related issues and has since provided full-day workshops, talks, and webinars on these topics for mental health providers in the area and nationally.





Learning Objectives: 

At the completion of this program, participants will be able to

  1. Describe the evolution of gender responsive treatment.
  2. Identify biological, social, and psychological factors that are unique to women and their experience of addiction and recovery.
  3. Describe the influence of these factors on addiction treatment for women.
  4. Identify and discuss existing gender responsive, evidence based, and promising practices.

Handouts: All handouts for the lecture will be posted on the top of this event’s page.


Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. (2009). Substance abuse treatment: Addressing the specific needs of women; TIP 51. Rockville, MD: HHS Publication No. 09-4426; SAMHSA.

Chung, S., Domino, M.E., & Morrissey, J. (2009). Changes in treatment content of services during trauma-informed integrated services for women with co-occurring disorders. Community Mental Health Journal, 45(5), 375-384.

Covington, S. (2008). Women and addiction: A trauma-informed approach. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, SARC Supplement (5), 377-385.

Lester, B. & Twomey, J. (2008). Treatment of Substance Abuse During Pregnancy. Women’s Health, 4(1), 67-78.

Greenfield, S., Brooks, A., Gordon, S., Green, C., Kropp, F., McHugh, K., Lincoln, M., Hien, D., & Miele, G. (2007). Substance abuse treatment entry, retention, and outcome in women: A review of the literature. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 86(1), 1-21.


Transportation/ DirectionsThe most reliable place to park is in the UNC Hospital lot on Manning Drive. Parking fee is $1.50/ hour. The Carolina Inn next door on Pittsboro has space-available pay parking for a flat fee of $10/day. There are also numerous “park & ride” locations in Chapel Hill, with bus service to (or near) the School of Social Work. Directions.

Payment and Refund policies:  There will be no refunds issued, however you may transfer your place to a colleague or receive credit for future lecture. Please contact Carol Ann Hincy at / 919-962-6540   to make arrangements, or if you have any other questions.

How to access UNC wireless: Information for connecting to wireless at UNC

Information on Continuing Educational Credit:

Contact hours provided for LCSWs and LMFTs hours

CEU: Two Contact Hours per event

2 Contact Hours from UNC Chapel Hill School of Social Work.

2 Contact Hours NBCC (provider #6642) The UNC School of Social Work is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.  

Each clinical lecture is co-sponsored by the North Carolina Psychological Association and the UNC School of Social Work. The North Carolina Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The North Carolina Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Each workshop is offered for 2 Hours of continuing education credit.

No partial credit will be given. Participants must attend the entire program in order to receive credit.


ADA Statement: If you require any of the auxiliary aids or services identified in the Americans with Disabilities Act in order to participate in this program, please call us at 919-962-6540 no later than ten business days before the program.

Attendance Policy: To receive credit, you must be present for the entire session, and you must sign the sign-in and sign-out sheets (for psychologists). No partial credit will be given. No credit will be given to participants who are more than 15 minutes late at the beginning of any session. No credit will be given to participants who leave before the close of a session.

Additional questions? Contact Deborah Barrett, PhD, LCSW at /919-843-5818 or Carol Ann Hincy at /919-962-6540.


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CAROL ANN HINCY 919-962-6540 or