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Rinse Lather Repeat: The Insanity of Traditional Treatment Models (Virtual) presented by Dr. Caitlyn McClure, LCSW, Clinical Director, and Jenny Wagner, LCPC, CADC, Northern Illinois Recovery Center, on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 from 9:00 to 11:00 am.

FREE CEUs: LSW/LCSW, LPC, LCPC, and Psychologists (IAODAPCA pending)


This presentation will deconstruct the traditional model of addiction treatment and explore more effective ways to establish long-term sobriety. Consideration will be given to how co-occurring disorders can more effectively treated through this integrative model of care.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Attendees will gain an understanding of the cyclical nature of traditional treatment models and why they fail to help clients establish long-term sobriety.
  2. Attendees will demonstrate an understanding of the characteristics of a treatment program that facilitates sustained recovery.
  3. Attendees will learn specific strategies to deliver integrated and individualized care for consumers


Caitlyn McClure, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Director | As clinical director at Northern Illinois Recovery, Caitlyn leads the clinical team in innovative and evidence-based practices to improve client care. Caitlyn completed her bachelor’s degree in counseling with a focus on addiction in 2014 and her Masters in Social Work with a specialization in trauma in 2015. Since then, she has explored the intersection of addiction and trauma and completed her Doctor of Social Work degree in December 2021, to improve community and professional understanding of the far-reaching impacts of trauma. Caitlyn has experience working with bereavement, trauma, mental health, and substance abuse with youth and adults in community-based and outpatient settings. She also is experienced in crisis management and
de-escalation strategies.

Jenny Wagner LCPC, CADC is the clinical supervisor at Northern Illinois Recovery Center. She is a licensed clinical professional counselor and a certified alcohol and drug counselor with twenty-five years of experience in treating patients with dual diagnosis or substance use disorders. She has worked in many different levels of care; residential, partial hospitalization programs, intensive outpatient programs, and aftercare programs. She has also worked in various positions; from providing individual, family, and couples therapy in a private practice setting to managing all levels of care as the clinical director of an addiction treatment center.

Her areas of expertise include; substance use disorders, sensory regulation, strategies to manage anxiety and depression, self-esteem issues, and codependency.  Jenny holds a Master of Arts degree in counseling psychology from The Illinois School of Professional Psychology. She is a part of the Coalition for a Safe and Healthy Elgin to provide prevention efforts in her community. Jenny is also a foster parent and volunteers to help teenagers in the foster care system.

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