Northwest ATTC Webinar Series

Northwest ATTC Webinar Series

The Northwest ATTC's monthly webinar series, which began with our first installment, January 31, 2018, will feature presentations on a wide range of topics of interest to the region.

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2019 Schedule

Honora Englander, MDDecember 18, 2019, 12-1pm (Pacific)
Team-Based Addictions Care in General Hospitals: Outcomes and Lessons from the Improving Addiction Care Team (IMPACT)
Honora Englander, MD
Associate Professor, Dept. of Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University

In this webinar, Dr. Englander will share her experience developing and spreading the Improving Addiction Care Team (IMPACT) and describe IMPACT outcomes and lessons learned. She will also share practical advice for teams interested in implementing addictions care in other hospital settings.

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Building Trauma-Informed Medication Supported Recovery Services

Lydia Bartholow, DNP, PMHNP, CARN-AP, Associate Director, Blackburn Center, Central City Concern, Portland, OR
November 20, 2019

This webinar investigated the connection between psychological trauma and substance use disorders, the neurobiological adaptations that arise in response to trauma, and the ways in which these same adaptations make one vulnerable to developing a substance use disorder. Viewers also learned about the relevance and importance of pharmacotherapies for treatment of substance use disorders in those with a history of trauma, and how to apply trauma-informed practices to common clinical scenarios.

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Pain Self-Management: An Essential Adjunct for Opioid Use Disorder Populations

Marian Wilson, PhD, MPH, RN-BC, WSU College of Nursing
October 23, 2019

Dr. Wilson will share results from several of her recent studies examining pain symptoms within opioid use disorder populations. She will offer rationale and tips for integrating pain self-management programs, designed to boost an individual's self-efficacy and confidence in controlling their own challenging symptoms, into opioid use disorder clinical settings.

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Reducing Relapse Risk by Increasing Body Awareness Skills: Practical Tips and Research Findings for Clinicians Who Work in Substance Use Disorder Treatment 

Cynthia Price, PhD, UW School of Nursing, UW Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, Center for Mindful Body Awareness
September 25, 2019

Interoceptive dysfunction, or a lack of body/sensory awareness processing, is common among people with substance use disorders. This webinar will describe the importance of body awareness/interoceptive skills, using Mindful Awareness in Body-oriented Therapy (MABT), for promoting emotion regulation and reducing risk of relapse. 

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Peers for Chronic Pain: What Lived Experience Can Do to Help the Pain and Opioid Crisis

Michelle Marikos, PSS, Certified Peer Support Specialist
August 28, 2019

Peer support workers are people who have been successful in recovery from physical or mental health challenges and who help others experiencing similar situations through shared understanding, respect, and mutual empowerment. In this webinar, Michelle will share her story and how she became a peer for chronic pain. Her webinar will offer insight into what peers can do for the pain and opioid crisis

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Stimulant Use Disorder Webinar Series Part 3:
Implementing Evidence Based Practices to Address Stimulant Use Disorders 

Todd Molfenter, PhD, Bryan Hartzler, PhD, Denna Vandersloot, MEd
August 15, 2019

While the first two installments of this webinar series focused on effective treatment strategies and models for addressing stimulant use disorders, this last installment featured three presenters discussing change management strategies for successfully implementing evidence-based practices (EBPs).

  • Todd Molfenter, PhD, provided an overview on how implementation science informs successful uptake of EBPs.
  • Bryan Hartzler, PhD, presented tips for community-based implementation of contingency management.
  • Denna Vandersloot, MEd, shared lessons learned from implementation efforts involving the Matrix Model of treatment.

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Methamphetamine Use Trends and Consequences in the Northwestern United States

Sara Glick, PhD, Research Assistant Professor, UW School of Medicine
July 31, 2019

Methamphetamine use is increasing in the wake of the opioid crisis, particularly in the Western United States. This webinar will describe current trends, including methamphetamine use among people who inject drugs, health consequences like recent HIV outbreaks, non-fatal and fatal overdose, and treatment interest and options.

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Stimulant Use Disorder Webinar Series Part 2:
Provider Perspectives on Effective Strategies for Treating People with Stimulant Use Disorders

Michelle Peavy, PhD, Dominick DePhilippis, PhD, Regina Fox, BS, CSAC
July 18, 2019
Sponsored by the Northwest and Great Lakes ATTCs

This webinar featured a panel of providers presenting their experiences with effective treatment strategies and evidence-based practices for working with individuals with stimulant use disorders.

  • Michelle Peavy, PhD, of Evergreen Treatment Services, addressed challenges and strategies of working with individuals with comorbid opioid use and stimulant use disorders
  • Dominick DePhilippis, PhD, presented on use of contingency management with this population in the VA system
  • Regina Fox, BS, CSAC discussed use of the Matrix Model of treatment in a community-based treatment organization

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Medications for Opioid Use Disorders and Hepatitis C: Access and Adherence Among People Who Inject Drugs

Judith Tsui, MD, MPH, UW School of Medicine, Div. General Internal Medicine
June 26, 2019

Hepatitis C virus is on the rise in rural communities of the U.S. This presentation described the syndemic of opioid use disorder (OUD) and hepatitis C (HCV). Dr. Tsui presented evidence showing the current gaps in treatment for OUD and HCV among persons who inject drugs. Based on analysis of current treatment methods and real-world patient living conditions, her presentation also described research on innovative models of care to improve treatment access and outcomes for persons with OUD and HCV.

This webinar was sponsored by the Northwest ATTC and the Area Health Education Center for Western Washington (AHECWW).

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Stimulant Use Disorder Webinar Series Part 1:
Strategies to Address Cocaine and Methamphetamine

Richard Rawson, PhD, UCLA School of Medicine, University of Vermont
June 11, 2019

This presentation provided an overview of the current knowledge on the problem of stimulant (cocaine and methamphetamine) use in the U.S., including a review of the extent and geography of use, the clinical syndromes provided by acute and chronic use, a review of behavioral treatments with evidence of efficacy for the treatment of stimulant use disorders, and an overview of the current status of pharmacotherapy research on treatments for stimulant use disorders.

This webinar was sponsored by the Northwest ATTC and the Great Lakes ATTC.

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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Addiction: The Practice and the Science

Jonathan Bricker, PhD, Health and Behavioral Innovations in Technology; Fred Hutchinson Center; UW Department of Psychology
May 22, 2019

This webinar introduced Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), showed how ACT is applied to treat addictions, and briefly surveyed the science supporting ACT for addictions. Numerous clinical examples to illustrate the treatment model were also presented in a highly engaging and informative way.

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Healing the Healer: Employing Principles of Neuroscience, CBT, and MI to Understand and Treat Compassion Fatigue Among Human Services Professionals

Troy Montserrat-Gonzales, LPC, LMHC, Multnomah County Health Department
April 24, 2019

This webinar re-examined compassion fatigue and self-care in light of neuroscience research and offered practical tools for professionals to use to mitigate their own compassion fatigue and strengthen their resilience.

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Healing Two Generations: Research and Clinical Perspectives on Providing Comprehensive Care for Pregnant and Parenting Women with Opioid Use Disorder

Hendree Jones, PhD and Carl Seashore, MD
April 18, 2019

This webinar, sponsored by the Northwest ATTC and the Western States Node of the NIDA CTN, will summarize what makes women's treatment for substance use disorder (SUD) unique from men's treatment and highlight key issues when providing treatment to pregnant and parenting women with opioid use and other SUDs.

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Teens R' Us and the SBIRT Model

Ken Winters, PhD, Oregon Research Institute and University of Minnesota
March 27, 2019

This webinar will provide an overview of the Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) model for use with adolescents who may be using substances. An emphasis will be placed on clinical applications of SBIRT.

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Treating Co-Occurring Trauma and Addiction: Intervening on Opioid, Alcohol, and Other Public Health Challenges

John Fitzgerald, PhD, LPC, CAS (Oregon Criminal Justice Commission, OHSU, PSU) and Mark Girard, MSW, LCSW (private practice)
February 27, 2019

This webinar reviewed key factors necessary for effectively treating co-occurring trauma and addiction. Practical suggestions and tools were offered, including content specific to assessment, early intervention, and long-term recovery.

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Brief Interventions for Cannabis Use Disorders: The Check-Up Model

Denise Walker, PhD, University of Washington
January 23, 2019

How do you engage with clients who are using marijuana heavily, but not interested in treatment? This webinar will focus on the Check-Up model of intervention, designed to attract voluntary participation from non-treatment-seeking marijuana users. The elements of the intervention will be described with a focus on topics of conversation utilized to enhance motivation to change marijuana use. 

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Addressing High-Risk Sexual Behavior Among People in SUD Treatment: Tips for Counselors

Mary Hatch-Maillette, PhD, Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute, University of Washington
December 19, 2018

This webinar 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.

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Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention for Addictive Behavior

Neha Chawla, PhD, Seattle Mindfulness Center
November 28, 2018

In this webinar, you will learn about Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention, an evidence-based treatment developed at the University of Washington. Mindfulness practices increase awareness of triggers, habitual patterns, and "automatic" reactions. These practices cultivate the ability to pause, observe present experience, and bring awareness to the range of choices before us. 

Dr. Chawla is one of the co-creators of Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention and is also the Founder & Director of the Seattle Mindfulness Center.

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Buprenorphine for the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorders: An Overview
Joint NWATTC/CTN Western States Node webinar

P. Todd Korthuis, MD, MPH, Oregon Health & Science University
November 7, 2018

Dr. Korthuis reviewed the biological basis of medications for OUD, presented recent data on the effects of buprenorphine on patient outcomes, and introduced tools for integrating buprenorphine treatment into your current setting. 

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Harm Reduction: An Organizing Framework to Address the Opioid Epidemic

Susan Collins, PhD, UW Harm Reduction Research and Treatment Center
October 24, 2018

This webinar defines harm reduction as it is implemented on the policy, population, community and individual levels, discusses its historical roots, and provides a rationale for harm-reduction treatment as a policy and clinical practice to address the opioid epidemic. Susan Collins, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist, Associate Professor, and co-director of the Harm Reduction Research and Treatment (HaRRT) Center at the University of Washington. 

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Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV Prevention Among People Who Use Substances

Joanne Stekler, MD, MPH, and Vanessa McMahan, MS, PhDc
September 26, 2018

This webinar defined pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV and summarized the evidence of PrEP's safety and efficacy for preventing HIV infection, focusing on populations who use substances. It also described research aimed at increasing access and adherence to PrEP among individuals who use methamphetamine in Seattle, WA.

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Addressing Youth Substance Abuse in the Juvenile Justice System: Reconciling Treatment Court and Clinical Intervention Approaches

Jacqueline van Wormer, PhD, Whitworth College
Joshua Leblang, EdS, LMHC, University of Washington

August 29, 2018

This webinar tackles the complex and high stakes issues of how to best manage youth substance abuse needs for youth who are court-involved. Treatment courts attempt to balance due process with rehabilitation but many advocates are raising concerns that treatment courts may pose more harm than benefit for substance abuse recovery. This webinar brings together national research and clinical experts on the topic. Webinar attendees will get firsthand information about the effective components of juvenile drug courts, the real world challenges of implementing these essential elements, and a clinical overview of the key components need to achieve substance use prevention and recovery outcomes for adolescents.

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The Impact of Stigma on Healthcare for People with SUD

Joe Glass, PhD, MSW, Kaiser Permanente WA Health Research Institute
July 25, 2018

This webinar will examine the stigma of substance use disorders. Dr. Glass will review evidence about how stigma shapes healthcare experiences and treatment seeking, and will discuss practical issues such as why and how to avoid using stigmatizing language.

Dr. Glass is an Assistant Investigator with Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute, an Affiliate Assistant Professor with the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences of the School of Medicine at University of Washington, and a licensed independent clinical social worker. He studies brief interventions in healthcare settings, the stigma of substance use disorders, and health disparities. Dr. Glass also holds a career-development award from the National Institute of Health to study online treatments for substance use disorders in healthcare settings.

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The Healing of the Canoe: Strengths-Based Life Skills Curriculum for Tribal Youth

Dennis Donovan, PhD, Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute, University of Washington; Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, UW School of Medicine
June 27, 2018

In this webinar, Dr. Donovan will describe the Healing of the Canoe (HOC) project, a collaborative between the Suquamish Tribe, the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe (PGST), and the University of Washington Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute (ADAI) to plan, implement, and evaluate culturally grounded interventions to reduce health disparities and promote health with both Native American tribes. The Healing of the Canoe focuses on substance abuse and suicide prevention for Native youth. It was designed to be adapted by Native communities using community-specific traditions, values and beliefs to strengthen youths' connection to their communities and cultures, and strengthen their future hope and optimism. HOC uses the Pacific NW Canoe Journey as a metaphor, providing skills needed to navigate life’s journey without being pulled off course by alcohol or drugs – with Native culture as compass to guide them and anchor to ground them. The NWATTC offers training and TA for communities interested in adapting and implementing the Healing of the Canoe intervention.

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Best Practices in Recovery Oriented Systems of Care: The Case of Pioneer Human Services

Steve Woolworth, PhD, Vice President of Treatment & Reentry Services, Pioneer Human Services
May 30, 2018

In this webinar, Dr. Woolworth shared a brief history of Pioneer Human Services (PHS), one of the nation’s largest social enterprise organizations, accompanied by a summary of the organization’s current service model and the emerging practices that PHS is investing in to address social determinants of health and the criminogenic and clinical risk factors associated with criminal justice recidivism, chronic addiction, and homelessness.
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Management of Opioid Use Disorder in Primary Care

Joseph O. Merrill, MD, MPH, UW Associate Professor of Medicine
April 25, 2018

Dr. Merrill is a UW associate professor of medicine and a certified expert in addiction medicine. He has clinical and research expertise in primary care, addiction medicine, pain medicine, and HIV medicine. As a member of the UW School of Medicine Colleges Faculty, he is active in medical student education. He teaches students, residents, and practicing physicians in a wide variety of settings. 

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Washington State Targeted Response (WA-Opioid STR): An Overview of the Funded Projects

Tom Fuchs, MEd, Behavioral Health Adult Treatment Manager for DSHS-Behavioral Health and Recovery Division
March 27, 2018

Mr. Fuchs described the 18 funded projects for the Washington State Targeted Response (WA-Opioid STR) grant, a statewide effort to address the opioid epidemic through increased access to prevention, treatment, and recovery services. The plan builds on the state strategic plan, existing infrastructures and expanding implementation of proven programs and strategies to meet the needs of the state. 
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Patient-Centered Care for Patients in Opioid Treatment Programs (OTPs)

K. Michelle Peavy, PhD, Research and Training Manager, Evergreen Treatment Services (ETS)
February 28, 2018

Dr. Peavy described a treatment model for opioid use disorders that leverages patient-centered care components and enhances retention among individuals who struggle with ongoing drug use, and discussed clinical implications of that model.
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Introducing the New Northwest ATTC

Meet the staff of the new Northwest ATTC at the University of Washington Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute, and learn about our mission and strategic vision for the coming years!
January 31, 2018