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Harm Reduction Resources

What is harm reduction, what training and TA does the Northwest ATTC offer, and what other resources are out there that you can use to learn more? Find out on our new Harm Reduction special topics page!
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Northwest ATTC Monthly Webinar Series

Our monthly webinar series is a great way to stay on top of the hottest topics in the field, from peer support to evidence-based practices, and everything in between! Certificate of attendance always provided, and sometimes CME/CE too!
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Interested in Technical Assistance

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Hearing from the Helpers

A 4-part podcast series featuring interviews with providers in the field.
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Law & Ethics of Clinician-Client Relationships

Online course available now!
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Cultural Humility Primer for Peer Support Specialists

An entry level cultural reference for peers and recovery coaches.
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Contingency Management for Healthcare Settings

Learn about CM with modules tailored for decision-makers, clinical supervisors, direct care staff, and administrative support staff!
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Northwest ATTC

Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute (ADAI), University of Washington
1959 NE Pacific St., Box 356560
Seattle,
WA
98195-6560
HHS Region 10
WA, AK, ID, OR
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The mission of the Northwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center (Northwest ATTC) is to strengthen the addiction workforce in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington through educational and consultative services that accelerate the adoption and implementation of useful treatment and recovery practices.

For more about the Northwest ATTC and our work, visit our What We Do page.

Recent News

From the Northwest ATTC
May. 31, 2024
Join the Northwest and Pacific Southwest ATTCs and the Western States Node of the NIDA Clinical Trials Network for our next joint webinar on June 26, 2024 (11am-12:30pm PT)! In this session, presenters Rebecca Rossom, MD, MS, and Stephanie Hooker, PhD, MPH, will discuss the design and implementation of Opioid Wizard, a clinical decision support tool embedded in […]
May. 11, 2024
May 22, 2024 | 12-1pm PTThird Space Toolkit: Building Space for Telehealth in Libraries and the Community Register for this session here! Presented by: Rachael Masaitis, Idaho DHW, and Mitch Doig & Erinn McGraw, Northwest ATTC Telehealth has become more common in the healthcare world, but not everyone has access to the technology needed to […]
May. 11, 2024
Join the Northwest ATTC and the Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling (ECPG) for our upcoming summer webinar series on problem gambling! This unique virtual series will feature three 3-hour sessions, May 23, June 6, and July 11th, each exploring a different topic related to gambling and gaming. 3 CE credits are available for each session […]

Upcoming Events

Hosted by the Northwest ATTC
Webinar/Virtual Training
In this webinar, presenters Rebecca Rossom, MD, MS, and Stephanie Hooker, PhD, MPH, will discuss the design and implementation of Opioid Wizard, a clinical decision support tool embedded in the EHR for primary care clinicians. The goal of the tool is to help clinicians identify, screen, diagnose and treat opioid use disorder (OUD). They will also discuss one of the supplements to CTN 0095, which tested a training to reduce stigma towards people with OUD among primary care clinicians. 1.5 CME/CE credits available. For more information about credits types and accreditation, download our flyer. Learning objectives Identify three (3) reasons why it is important to identify and treat OUD in primary care settings Describe two (2) ways that an EHR-embedded clinical decision support tool could help clinicians address care gaps for people with OUD List at least one (1) main finding from CTN 0095 and/or its supplement About the speakers Dr. Rebecca Rossom is a Psychiatrist and Senior Investigator at HealthPartners Institute, and the Site PI for the NorthStar Node of the NIDA CTN.  Her research tends to focus on pragmatic trials, including clinical decision support systems to improve cardiovascular risk for people with bipolar or schizophrenia, improve diagnosis of cognitive impairment, or improve recognition and treatment of OUD. Dr. Stephanie Hooker is Research Investigator at HealthPartners Institute with a background in clinical health psychology and public health. Dr. Hooker’s research interests are in behavioral and psychosocial influences on health and disease. The long-term goal of her research program is to develop interventions for health behavior change and well-being that can be delivered in healthcare and community settings. Dr. Hooker completed her PhD and MPH degrees at the University of Colorado Denver. Prior to joining the Institute in 2019, she completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Primary Care Behavioral Health at the University of Minnesota Department of Family Medicine and Community Health.  
Virtual TA Session
Are you looking to discuss how you can enhance your Clinical Supervision Skills? Join us every 1st Tuesday of the month (9am PT, 8am AKT, 10am MT) to learn from other practicing professionals and receive consultation from Paul Hunziker MA, LMFT, SUDP and Lynsey Parrish (Northern Cheyenne, Crow, Turtle Mountain Chippewa), MSW, LICSW. These monthly consultation sessions will be open to all workforce members within Region 10 (Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington) who have completed the Northwest ATTC Clinical Supervision training series. The sessions will be an opportunity to discuss implementation of the Clinical Supervision model and discuss successes and challenges you may be experiencing.  
Webinar/Virtual Training
The Northwest ATTC and the Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling (ECPG) are offering 3 workshops on Problem Gambling Integration this May, June, and July 2024. This is session #3: SWOT Analysis of Problem Gambling/Gaming Integration  This session is the last of the series and it may be taken on its own. This workshop intends to provide attendees with a thorough analysis of everything they need to know if they are considering integrating problem gambling/gaming in peer work or treatment work through an existing behavioral health program. It will also focus on what is within the scope of peers, general SUD/MH counselors, or specialists for gambling/gaming disorders. The SWOT analysis will address the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats (i.e., challenges) of PG/G integration. Learning Objectives: Explore strengths of integrating gambling/gaming treatment and peer work into behavioral health programming, and discuss commonalities with the work of your peer colleagues Explore weaknesses of integrating gambling/gaming treatment and peer work into behavioral health programming, and explore specific ethical scenarios around peer work Explore opportunities of integrating gambling/gaming treatment and peer work into behavioral health programming, and gain skills practice to conduct screening and referrals to specialty care Explore threats (challenges) of integrating gambling/gaming treatment and peer work into behavioral health programming, and the unique challenges of digital accessibility. For information on the complete series, download our flyer.

Products & Resources

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Telehealth has become more common in the healthcare world, including for substance use disorder and mental health treatment, but not everyone has access to the technology needed to use it. In Idaho, the Department of Health and Welfare led an initiative to create telehealth pods in libraries and other community spaces to help expand access to care and worked to provide funding, technical assistance, and other supports. In an effort to support these libraries and other telehealth access sites, the Center for Advancing Addiction Health Services (CAAHS) at the UW Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute (ADAI) has developed a free online toolkit with the goal of providing information that is crucial to providing safe, supportive, and accessible spaces in community settings where telehealth can be accessed. This webinar describes the Idaho library telehealth project and the development of the toolkit, then ends with a demo of the Third Space Toolkit itself. View slides | Watch recording
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Discover the vital role peer supports play in fostering resilience, empathy, and sustainable pathways to recovery. Join us on a journey to understand the power of human connection and how peer supports are shaping a more inclusive, compassionate, and supportive future for individuals and communities alike. Learning objectives Comprehensive Understanding: Gain a comprehensive understanding of the role and significance of peer supports in mental health, addiction recovery, and community well-being. Human Connection in Recovery: Recognize the transformative power of human connection in the context of recovery, and how peer supports play a pivotal role in facilitating meaningful connections. Practical Applications: Understand practical applications of peer support methodologies, including effective communication, active listening, and collaboration within the peer support framework. About the presenter: Dr. Mo (Melissa Dittberner), PhD, CPS, PS, LMT, is an award-winning lecturer in the Addiction Counseling and Prevention department at the University of South Dakota. She has a Ph.D. in Counseling and Psychology in Education, a master’s in Addiction Studies and a bachelor’s in Health Sciences. Dr. Mo is a TEDx speaker, prevention specialist and peer specialist. She is the CEO of Straight Up Care, a telehealth platform for peer specialist. Dr. Mo is the Executive Director of Midwest Street Medicine. She is a co-author of, The Alcohol Reset. She does research on college students’ substance use, pedagogy, addiction, trauma, body brokering, tattoos as healing and harm reduction. Dr. Mo is a person in long-term recovery and her mission is to empower individuals to learn and navigate their paths to recovery and well-being. View slides | Watch recording
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Talking To Change: A Motivational Interviewing Podcast, hosted by Glenn Hinds and Sebastian Kaplan, is a series of conversations exploring Motivational Interviewing (MI) and its influence on supporting individuals and groups as they make positive health and lifestyle changes. Talking to Change: An MI Podcast. Episode 74: MI and Servant Leadership, with Jemima Neddy Organ In this episode, Jemima Neddy Organ, a community educator who has worked as an instructor and training consultant in Kenya and the Middle East, joined Glenn and Sebastian to talked about MI in the context of leadership. They discussed what servant leadership is, the distinction between servant and transformational leadership, the core skills of MI (i.e., OARS) and servant leadership, and transitions. Find other episodes here.
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