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Distance Education

We are now taking registrations for our October Foundations of Motivational Interviewing - Part I and Part II. (See below)

Please keep an eye on our website for further information and/or join our listserv to receive the announcement in an email.

October, 2012

Register HERE

"Foundations of Motivational Interviewing - Part I"

October 15, 2012 start date!

Discover the power of Motivational Interviewing in your review of its basic principles and underlying spirit. Learn one of the core skills of this dynamic counseling approach: how to be a reflective listener.

10 Contact Hours - October 15 through November 19 - $50 - Syllabus

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"Foundations of Motivational Interviewing - Part II"

October 15, 2012 start date!

Enhance your understanding of MI and why it’s an evidence-based practice. Refresh your skills in asking open-ended questions, affirming client strengths, and sharing effective summaries. Find out how to provide information and guidance in an MI-consistent manner as you elicit and reinforce your client’s movement toward change. Explore the research that confirms MI as an evidence-based practice.
10 Contact Hours - October 15 through November 19 - $50 -Syllabus

SELF-INSTRUCTIONAL - take anytime!

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"Motivational Incentives: Positive Reinforcers to Enhance Successful Treatment Outcomes" - for Clinical Supervisors

Calling all Clinical Supervisors! Research shows that motivational incentives programs promote higher rates of treatment retention and abstinence from substance abuse. Design your own customized Motivational Incentives Program within the context of your community based treatment organization. FREE, 5-hour, self-instructional online course ~Developed by the NIDA/SAMHSA MI: PRESTO Blending Team.

5 Contact Hours - Take anytime (it's self-instructional!) - $FREE

Your online course experience

Our courses provide 10 Contact Hours!

Our courses are instructor led yet self-paced. On the day the course is made available you will be directed to a web address, and login instructions. Material is made available to you in 4 or 5 Modules (Chapters). Communication with the instructor is done on a very easy to use Discussion Board, you post a comment or assignment whenever it is convenient for you and the instructor will respond the same way. You may email the instructor as well. The courses run for 5 weeks, leaving plenty of time to cover the material and assignments.

Payment: All courses are $50 per student.

Refund/Transfer Policy: It is the goal of the Mid-Atlantic ATTC to provide affordable and convenient learning options through its online course program. In order to keep courses reasonably priced, the ATTC cannot provide refunds for cancellations. Under extenuating circumstances, transfer of a registration to a future course may be accommodated, but not guaranteed. Thank you in advance for your understanding regarding this policy.

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A variety of course topics are available for distance learners to initiate or expand their knowledge and application base in the treatment and management of substance use disorders. Courses are designed for addiction counselors, case managers, supervisors, as well as mental health counselors or those treating co-occurring disorders.

Thank-you SO much for this information and training. I have never had a course like this one and have learned so much. I liked the weekly assignments and that we had deadlines, feedback and course instructor support. I would recommend this program to other counselors. -
Jane Suarez, CSAC1 (Recent student of our "Foundations of Motivational Interviewing" online course)

Courses are approved by the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) (Provider #000272), the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) (Provider #6063), and the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) (Provider # 886383707)* for continuing education contact hours.  For Virginia counselors, courses are also approved by the Substance Abuse Certification Alliance of Virginia (SACAVA) for Category I, CAC and CPP educational credits (Provider designation #30-4-02). Please contact your local certification board to verify acceptance of contact hours.

*(NASW continuing education approval is not accepted in the following states: California, Michigan, North Carolina, and West Virginia. For approval in these states, contact the specific state NASW chapter.


Online Masters Degree Program in Addiction Studies

The International Programme in Addiction Studies (IPAS), jointly operated by Virginia Commonwealth University, King's College London and the University of Adelaide, launched a Master's Degree Programme in Addiction Studies which provides multidisciplinary training through the use of online lectures and discussion groups.

The programme can be completed in one calendar year and does not require any campus visits. Thus, students anywhere who have a suitable internet connection can complete this programme. The M.S. degree that results is jointly awarded by all three universities.

IPAS is now accepting applications for Fall, 2009. Although the program is currently full time only, we are working on a part-time, two-year program that provides the same content.

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