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Houston Licensed Professional Counselors Association

"Drugs in the World of Gen-Z" presented by Alejandra Ortiz, LMSW -- ZOOM CEU Program, Free for members, $5 for non-members

  • 05/12/2023
  • 6:45 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Virtual meeting via zoom. All must register by Wed. May 10, 2023 at 11:59 PM. Meeting link will be sent out the afternoon of event
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6:45 - 7:00   Check-in and opportunities for members to share announcements

7:00 - 8:30   CEU Presentation


Alejandra Ortiz, LMSW

Presentation Title:

Drugs in the World of Gen-Z

Participants will learn about the adolescent brain and the impact substance use has on

their developing neurological system and why they use

• Participants will be able to identify at least 3 different types of drugs commonly used in

adolescents and their specific effects

• Participants will learn 3 different models of engagement for clients/students in

experimentation/addiction phase.

Alejandra Ortiz, LMSW

Adolescent Therapist
Education: Columbia University, San Diego State University
Areas of specialization: Addiction and Recovery, Adolescents & Young Adults, Family Systems
Alejandra is the Adolescent Therapist for The Council on Recovery’s Center for Recovering Families. Alejandra holds a bachelor’s degree from San Diego State University in Child and Family Development and a master’s degree from Columbia University in Clinical Social Work. She is bilingual and has previous experience working with attorneys to find legal relief for children, working with at risk youth in the Sunnyside area of Houston, and working with non-offending caregivers of children who may have experienced abuse or neglect. Alejandra was previously a CHOICES Counselor at Episcopal High School before being hired as adolescent therapist. Alejandra’s passion is working with adolescents and young adults within their family systems to help heal the generational wounds that continue to affect their life.

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