This webinar, presented on December 19, 2018 by Mary Hatch-Maillette, PhD, described how and why SUD treatment counselors should strive for greater comfort and ease in talking to patients about their sexual risk behavior. This includes how counselors can improve their own skill and comfort, a description of the MI Spirit approach, and how they can better link sexual risk with substance use, treatment and recovery when talking with their patients.
About the presenter:
Mary Hatch-Maillette, PhD, is the co-director of the NIDA Clinical Trials Network's Pacific Northwest Node, and a researcher at the University of Washington Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute. She specializes in substance use treatment, HIV risk behavior, and counselor workforce issues. She is also in private psychotherapy practice in Seattle.