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Please join us on March 27, 2024 (12-1pm PT) for our next webinar:  How Humor Helps: Using Therapeutic Humor to Support Clients March 27, 2024 | 12-1pm PT | Register here Humor has long been recognized as a powerful tool in therapy, capable of breaking down barriers, fostering rapport, and promoting healing. This interactive session […]
Published: 02/16/2024
Join the Northwest and Pacific Southwest ATTCs and the Western States Node of the NIDA Clinical Trials Network (CTN) for our next collaborative webinar, Cannabis and Mental Health, held on February 28, 2024 from 11am-12:30pm PT.  this session, Natania Crane, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Associate Director of the UIC Recovery Clinic, will provide current […]
Published: 01/23/2024
Are you a prevention practitioner, allied health partner, or community member working to prevent substance misuse in tribes, communities, and states in Region 10 (AK, ID, OR, and WA)? If yes, join us on February 7, 2024 for this informative session sponsored by the Northwest ATTC, PTTC, and MHTTC! This webinar will provide an overview […]
Published: 01/16/2024
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is an umbrella term that refers to a wide range of life-long physical, cognitive, and behavioral effects that can occur as a result of prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE). Additionally, individuals with FASD often struggle with co-occurring substance use and mental health challenges and may benefit from modifications to treatment that […]
Published: 11/15/2023
This webinar, sponsored by the Northwest and Pacific Southwest ATTCs and the Western States Node of the NIDA Clinical Trials Network, will provide an interactive learning experience for attendees to explore adolescent substance use and new paths for research. Presenter Niranjan Karnik, MD, PhD will review recent data trends related to the prevalence of substance use […]
Published: 10/20/2023
September is National Recovery Month! The Northwest ATTC is engaged in a number of activities this month to recognize and celebrate the strong and proud recovery community and the dedicated members of the addiction workforce who make recovery in all its forms possible. Weekly (Monday) newsletter series, “Recovery Inclusion Revolution.” This year, the Idaho Department […]
Published: 09/07/2023
September is Recovery Month! Join the Recovery Café on September 15 (12-2pm PT) for a Resource Connection and Recovery Celebration featuring food, swag, supplies, support, recovery speakers, and more!  Recovery Café Sodo 4202 6th Ave S. Seattle, WA 98108 Speak Out for Recovery will take place at 1pm. The Northwest ATTC is cosponsoring this event […]
Published: 08/31/2023
Join us this August and September for not one, not two, but THREE webinars! Crisis and Hope: Trends, Risk Assessment, and Innovation in Overcoming Overdose August 23, 2023 | 12-1pm PT | Register here! The risk of fatal overdose has changed significantly in recent years, most notably with the emergence of illicit fentanyl and the increasing […]
Published: 08/02/2023
Join us on May 31, 2023 (12-1pm PT) for our next Northwest ATTC webinar! A pressing challenge facing the contemporary behavioral health treatment system is the implementation of evidence-based practices (EBPs). Although many EBPs exist for uptake and delivery to improve treatment outcomes, only 1-3% of provider organizations achieve successful implementation (Bruns et al., 2016). […]
Published: 05/01/2023
The Northwest ATTC and the Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling have partnered to offer a series of virtual trainings this summer focused on integrating problem gambling into treatment programs: Session 1: How to Successfully Integrate Problem Gambling Screening and Referral into Your Practice (June 1, 10-11:30am PT) Session 2: How to Integrate into SUD/MH Programming, and What to […]
Published: 05/01/2023
Join Presenters Paul Hunziker, MA and Lynsey Parrish-Dearth (Northern Cheyenne, Crow, Turtle Mountain Chippewa), MSW, LICSW on March 29, 2023 (12-1pm PT) for a webinar about our new Clinical Supervision Skills Demonstration Video series! Culture is a part of every interaction a clinical supervisor has with their supervisees, clients and other staff at their agencies. The […]
Published: 02/21/2023
Become a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT)! The Centre for Collaboration, Motivation, and Innovation (CCMI) along with the Northwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center (Northwest ATTC) are holding a virtual Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) endorsed Training of New Trainers (TNT) September 18-21, 2023. Completion of the TNT allows participants to […]
Published: 02/07/2023
Join us on February 15, 2023 (11am-12:30pm PT) for our next webinar:  Digital Therapeutics in the Treatment of Substance Use Disorders: State of the Science & Vision for the Future Digital therapeutics–software used to prevent, treat, or manage a medical disorder or disease–are redefining the future of healthcare. Digital therapeutics package an entire model of […]
Published: 01/26/2023
For addiction workforce members considering the integration of new therapeutic methods into their daily practice, clinical demonstrations provide models for one’s own future behavior. With the continuing transition to use of telehealth, demonstrations specific to how useful treatment and recovery practices can be delivered via telehealth modality may be similarly useful to those in the […]
Published: 01/24/2023
Join us later this month for our next monthly Northwest ATTC webinar: Harnessing Your Expertise: How the Addiction Workforce Can Work with the Media to Improve Reporting on Addiction January 25, 2023 | 12:00-1:00pm PT (11:00am-12:00pm AKT, 1:00-2:00pm MT) Presenters: Ashton Marra and Jonathan Stoltman, Reporting on Addiction Mainstream media perpetuates many problematic narratives about […]
Published: 01/05/2023
Are you looking to discuss how you apply Motivational Interviewing to your work or enhance your MI Skills in general?  Join the Northwest ATTC every 2nd Monday of the month to learn from other practicing professionals and receive consultation from a member of MINT (Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers).  These monthly consultation sessions will be […]
Published: 11/28/2022
Please join us on December 14, 2022 (12-1pm PT) for our next webinar: Beyond Clean Needles: How Peers Talk About Harm Reduction It's one thing to believe in harm reduction but how do we actually have those conversations with people actively using substances? And what other things should we know about besides Narcan and clean […]
Published: 11/03/2022
Join us at 12pm PT for our next Northwest ATTC webinar on Harm Reduction Efforts in Idaho. This presentation will review the philosophy of harm reduction as an intervention for substance use disorder and will examine the trajectory of harm reduction programming in Idaho since the legalization of syringe services in 2019.  A few learning […]
Published: 10/05/2022
It has been estimated that for every one person struggling with addictive behaviors there are another 2 to 10 people who are intimately affected. In many systems, those affected family members are underserved, underutilized, and even viewed as a part of the problem. But substantial evidence shows us that families can be incredibly effective in […]
Published: 10/03/2022
September is National Recovery Month which celebrates those in Recovery from substance use disorders and recognizes the dedicated workers who provide prevention, treatment, and recovery support services for those in need. In addition, Recovery Month also provides an opportunity to spread awareness and education to the community. Throughout the month of September, the Idaho Department of Health […]
Published: 08/17/2022
Northwest ATTC Summer Webinar Series: Innovative and Successful Approaches to Staff Recruitment and Retention July – September 2022 The mission of the ATTC Network—to accelerate adoption and implementation of useful treatment and recovery-oriented services—depends on having sufficient number and diversity of addiction workforce members to provide those services to persons in need of care for […]
Published: 06/13/2022
The goal of the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) Clinical Trials Network/Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) webinar series is to help scholars and clinicians in the addiction field stay abreast of cutting edge science.  Please join us for our next joint webinar: Emergency Department-Initiated Buprenorphine for Opioid Use Disorder June 30, 2022 | 11:00am […]
Published: 05/26/2022
by Laura Cooley, Northwest ATTC Often supervisors and managers know they need to make a change but don’t think they or their teams have the bandwidth to do it. Or they may proceed with some plans but have little to show for their efforts at the end.   Northwest ATTC consultant and organizational change leader […]
Published: 05/17/2022
Join us on May 25, 2022 (12-1pm PT) for our next webinar: Introduction to Supervision of Peer Based Recovery Support Services. REGISTER HERE! As many people know, the professional identity of peer staff is rooted in their lived experience and deep connection to personal vulnerabilities. What is not often talked about or addressed are the […]
Published: 05/16/2022
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