Virtual Lunch and Learn – February 21st, 2024

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“Fending Off Fentanyl:

What clinicians need to know about the second wave of the opioid epidemic

(1.0 CE hour)



Learning Objectives

  • Participants will learn about mind-altering substances that can alter brain biology and cause possible death.

  • Participants will understand symptoms of possible overdose and how to utilize community treatment options.

  • Participants will be able to apply practical data to patient situations to improve treatment evaluation and efficacy.

Presented By

Dr. Shelli Yearsley


Dr. Shelli Yearsley earned her doctorate degree in Behavioral Health and is a Licensed Social Worker and Licensed Addiction Counselor. She founded her own private practice in 2014 and is an adjunct faculty for two universities. Dr. Yearsley has practiced social work for more than 20 years in a variety of settings including community mental health, the public schools, and addiction treatment and recovery centers.
She has a passion for improving treatment outcomes in addiction medicine and works with co-occurring adolescent and adult patients in private practice. Dr. Yearsley also enjoys university teaching and mentoring of new social workers.
As a board member of the Utah Social Work Association, she advocates for and supports macro-level social work issues within the state of Utah. Recently, Dr. Yearsley has spent more of her e time speaking in workshops or public forums about minimizing addiction stigma, how to improve patient treatment outcomes, and clinician burnout and self care.
Shelli has been married for 30 years to her college sweetheart, has two grown children, and uses any free time she has left to read the books piled high on her nightstand, shoot photography, edit videos for her YouTube channel, and design art therapy tools for clinicians.

I am going to be doing a BOOK GIVEAWAY for those that register and during the presentation




“In this extraordinary work, Beth Macy takes us into the epicenter of a national drama that has unfolded over two decades. From the labs and marketing departments of big pharma to local doctor’s offices; wealthy suburbs to distressed small communities in Central Appalachia; from distant cities to once-idyllic farm towns; the spread of opioid addiction follows a tortuous trajectory that illustrates how this crisis has persisted for so long and become so firmly entrenched.”




Wednesday, February 21st, 2024
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM


This CEU will be conducted using the Zoom online platform, attendance for current UTAHSWA members is free. 

There is a $5 registration fee for non-members of the UTAHSWA payable via our website or Venmo


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