The Mid-America Addiction Technology Transfer Center (Mid-America ATTC), located at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, School of Nursing and Health Studies’ Collaborative for Excellence in Behavioral Health Research and Practice, strives to bring behavioral health research to practice through workforce development projects that support people, organizations and systems through change processes. Our Center serves the HHS Region 7 states of Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska.
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Fourteen proteges have completed the Immersion Training and are working with mentors on their leadership development goals in the 2016 Leadership Institute. This program is designed to develop young leaders for future roles and responsibilities in the behavioral health field and is recommended as a vital step in succession planning.
BHMEDS, formerly known as Psychotherapeutic Medications: What Every Counselor Should Know, is now available in 3 formats: FREE App for Android and iPhone/iPad mobile devices, printed publication available for purchase, and electronic publication available for FREE download.
The BHMEDS App and publication provide information on medications used in treatment for mental health and substance use disorders including: generic and brand names, purpose, usual dose and frequency, possible side effects, potential for abuse and dependence, emergency conditions, cautions, and special considerations for pregnant women.
The SBIRT Provider Card was developed for SBIRT trainings provided in the Mid-America ATTC region as a tool to enhance and support SBIRT implementation.
The movement toward a Recovery-Oriented System of Care (ROSC) has been propelled forward by a number of sources: SAMHSA has ROSC at the core of one of its Eight Strategic Initiatives, research is finding improved outcomes when the acute care model using episodic treatment is replaced with a long-term model that treats addiction as a chronic disorder, and recovery advocates are calling for a continuum of care that stretches both before and after treatment. This 4.5-minute video can be viewed and downloaded for free.
Motivational Incentives: Positive Reinforcers to Enhance Successful Treatment Outcomes (MI:PRESTO) is an interactive on-line course that focuses on the process of adopting Motivational Incentives in a clinical setting. By design, this course builds upon the Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network's Technology Transfer Conceptual Model. Highlighted within this model is a multidimensional process that promotes the use of an innovation, in this case Motivational Incentives.
This self-guided, on-line learning tool assists Clinical Supervisors and other behavioral healthcare practitioners to learn and experience how to utilize the 7 Principles of Motivational Incentives introduced in PAMI, to facilitate the adoption of Motivational Incentives as an effective evidence-based practice aimed at reducing drug abuse and promoting positive outcomes for patients.