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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With an array of effective FDA-approved medications now available for addressing the emerging prescription and opioid use epidemic, it is vital that specialty substance use disorder (SUD) treatment and healthcare providers learn more about Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT). Equally important, policy makers, drug court/family court personnel, and social service professionals will learn how supporting the use of medication, combined with evidence-based behavioral therapies, can save lives and reduce healthcare costs. This symposium is designed for leaders in Nebraska who have an interest in exploring the effective use of medications as a tool in treatment and recovery for persons with substance use disorders. Register HERE!
The Administrative Office of Probation has approved all sessions in the MAT Symposium for a total of 11.5 Criminogenic ceus.
This 11.5-hour training is deemed alcohol and drug specific and will be accepted for continuing education for licensed alcohol and drug counselors in Nebraska.
The Nebraska Supreme Court MCLE Commission has approved 9.25 hours for continuing legal education (CLE) - Day 1: 5 credits / Day 2: 4.25 credits.
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. Mid-America ATTC has developed a brief public service message about ROSC. 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.