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Webinar/Virtual Training
DESCRIPTION This webinar will provide a foundational structure of understanding stimulant use disorders and will begin with connecting the neuroscience of addiction with a specific focus on stimulants and the impact drugs like cocaine and methamphetamine have on the brain. The first webinar will also address the impact of policy and historical treatment approaches and an exploration of the dynamics of stigma and discrimination as primary barriers in addiction care. This webinar will set a base of shared understanding that will facilitate the introduction and implementation of contingency management and other evidence-based practice is effective for the treatment of stimulant use disorder. The the training will also incorporate trauma informed care (TIC), and recovery-oriented systems of care (ROSC) approaches. LEARNING OBJECTIVES At the end of this training, participants will be able to: Explore ways to enhance traditional treatment models and clinical approaches to adapt to the most current neuroscience and research to treat stimulant use disorders in more effective ways. Learn how understanding addiction as a chronic health condition can enhance implementing and the utilization of evidenced based interventions such as trauma informed care (TIC) and recovery-oriented systems of care (ROSC) and support evidenced based approaches like contingency management. Utilize effective client centered strategies to address SUDs while supporting personal recovery and prevention. Utilize our understanding of the neuroscience of addiction to address and remove treatment barriers and obstructions such as bias and discrimination towards people with substance use disorders and improve outcomes.   INTENDED AUDIENCE  Professionals in the Behavior Health field PRESENTER                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Nicholas Szubiak, MSW, LCSW Nick brings more than 20 years of experience in direct service, administration, and clinical experience to the healthcare field. He is the Principal of NSI Consulting, an organization that provides support to integrated healthcare environments. Nick is the former Assistant Vice-President of Addiction and Recovery at the National Council for Behavioral Health. He has provided technical assistance, consultation and training toward bi-directional integration of behavioral health and primary care, medication-assisted treatment (MAT), SBIRT, measurement-based care, and population health management. His experience includes MAT implementation, FQHC integration models and partnerships, trauma-informed care, recovery-oriented systems of care, health homes, and developing high-functioning teams to provide integrated care to the communities they serve. His expertise also involves systems change management, leadership development, and supervisory skills. Nick is known for his heartfelt presentations and has sat on various expert panels, partnering with many organizations as a subject matter expert. Nick is an adjunct professor at the University of Hawaii, Myron B. Thomas School of Social Work. He earned his master’s degree in Social Work from Rutgers University.            For immediate questions, contact [email protected]               
Webinar/Virtual Training
Peer Recovery Support Training Friday July 19, 2024 from 9:00am- 12:00pm CT Facilitators: Mary Jo Sullivan and Christi Reagan VIRTUAL TRAINING 3 Free CEUs will be available to LPC, LCSW, LMFT, LADC, CPRSS, CPS, and CM's. Uncover the impact of Peer Recovery Support (PRS). Utilize PRS to cultivate resilience and forge connections on the path to recovery. This event is hosted by Oklahoma Behavioral Health Association (OBHA), a SSW ATTC partner. This event is offered for free for any professional who resides or works within HHS Region 6 states AR, LA, NM, OK, and TX.
Face-to-Face Training
The New England ATTC, in partnership with Community Renewal Team is providing targeted technical assistance in Criminal Thinking and Antisocial Logic on 7/19/24 from 9:00-4:00 with subject matter expert Brenda Westberry. This training will introduce specific thinking patterns that underline criminal behavior patterns for justice involved clients. The use of evidenced based practices in assessment and treatment planning will be covered in addition to exploring how to deal specifically with these behaviors in criminal justice settings. [This is a private, targeted technical assistance (TA) event.  If you are interested in similar TA please contact [email protected]]
Virtual TA Session
The purpose of the Leadership Institute Coaching Circles is to delve deeper into topics discussed at the Immersion training, check in and network with other participants, problem-solve any issues participants might be facing and encourage others in their leadership development. The purpose of the Leadership Institute Coaching Circles is to delve deeper into topics discussed at the Immersion training, check in and network with other participants, problem-solve any issues participants might be facing and encourage others in their leadership development. This coaching circle is part of the Leadership Institute program and is closed to outside participants. If you want to learn more about this initiative, please contact Bree at [email protected].
Virtual TA Session
Need assistance applying and/or integrating the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Criteria? Join On-the-Spot the 3rd Friday of each month at 10:00 a.m. MT / 11:00 a.m. CT for a one-hour session with an ASAM professional who will answer and discuss questions related to: program development; 6-dimensional assessment and treatment planning; and continued service, transfer and discharge management. Participants will have the opportunity to share case studies and receive guidance on how to use ASAM to make informed decisions with the client across the continuum of care. OtS is an open forum guided by the participants at each session. We look forward to meeting you and providing guidance on using ASAM. No registration required, join anytime within the hour. Join ASAM Integration and Application OtS anytime during the scheduled day/time using the Zoom login below: Step 1: Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/761231872 Step 2:  Join by Telephone (ONLY if device does not have a microphone built in) Dial: +1 669 900 6833 (US Toll) or +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) Meeting ID: 761 231 872
Virtual TA Session
Virtual service delivery in the substance use and mental health treatment fields is here to stay, according to Meurer-Lynn (2023) and other notable researchers (Aafies- van Doom, et al., 2023; Shore, 2021; etc.). As such, how to blend in-person and virtual service (hybrid) delivery becomes an important question. Hybrid service delivery is a mixture of in-person sessions with videoconferencing sessions and may include phone check-ins. Hybrid service delivery models are known for providing flexibility, especially to clients with access issues, such as clients living in rural areas or those with transportation issues. Join the online consultation session every third Friday of the month to ask questions and discuss/share hybrid service delivery tips for practitioners. Examples of topics that can be discussed are: how to determine the right combination/ratio of virtual and in-person sessions; leveraging in-person and virtual (video and phone) sessions; negotiating a schedule with clients that will increase engagement, attendance, and adherence to treatment; what clinicians and administrators need to consider when initiating hybrid delivery services (e.g., reimbursement, privacy/security issues, staffing, telephone policies). To join Hybrid Service OtS use the Zoom login below on the scheduled time and day: Step 1: Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/99479731969 Step 2: Join by Telephone (ONLY if device doesn't have a microphone built in): Phone: +1 669 900 6833 (US Toll) or +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) Meeting ID: 994 7973 1969 Continuing education hours are not provided. 
Webinar/Virtual Training
Behavioral health and health care settings offer a spectrum of programs including substance use, mental health, and medical and recovery services. Professionals providing these supports use an array of competencies to empathize and assist persons with substance use and other psychosocial problems. Always focused on helping others, professionals can experience challenges in practicing self-care for themselves. This interactive workshop provides an opportunity for providers to review wellness practices and experience the benefits of intentional, micro-structured, self-care interventions. Trainer: Paul Warren, LMSW Credits: This training meets the requirements for two renewal hours (CASAC, CPP, CPS) and two initial hours (CPP, CPS) through New York State’s Office of Addiction Services and Supports (NYS OASAS). As an IC & RC member board, OASAS accredited courses are granted reciprocal approval by the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, Alcohol and Drug Counselor Committee. Many other states offer reciprocity - please check with your accrediting agency. Participants are required to attend the ENTIRE training, turn on their video cameras and actively participate in order to receive a Certificate of Completion.
Webinar/Virtual Training
The New England ATTC in partnership with the Health Education & Training Institute is providing targeted TA in “Foundational Motivational Interviewing” on 7/23/24 and 7/31/24 with nationally renowned motivational interviewing (MI) trainer Stephen Andrew. MI is a client-centered, evidence-based method for enhancing intrinsic motivation to change by exploring and resolving ambivalence. This two-day training will introduce how to use MI with patients with substance use and mental health diagnoses. Participants will have extensive opportunities to practice integrating MI techniques into a range of therapeutic interventions. [This is a private, targeted technical assistance (TA) event.  If you are interested in similar TA please contact [email protected]]
Webinar/Virtual Training
This 16-hour training (12 hours of live interactive training through Zoom + 4 hours of professional development plan assignments), combined with the 14-hour online “Clinical Supervision Foundations I” training, will meet the 30-hour Clinical Supervision training requirement for the Advanced Counselor and Master Counselor status, as referenced in the OASAS Substance Use Disorder Scope of Practice. This training recognizes the crucial role that Clinical Supervision holds as the cornerstone of performance improvement at both the program and client level. Clinical Supervision, when properly implemented by competent Clinical Supervisors, improves client care, develops clinical skills, and improves the knowledge and professionalism of clinical personnel. It is also paramount in imparting and maintaining ethical standards in the addictions profession. Registrants must complete “Clinical Supervision Foundations I” and email their certificate to [email protected] no later than Thursday, July 18th in order to attend this training. We will email the Zoom links for the training after receiving your certificate. Click HERE for more information regarding the 14-hour “Clinical Supervision Foundations I” training through HealtheKnowledge. New guidelines from OASAS... "Pre-requisites for attending CSFII have been updated to include a CASAC with a minimum of a bachelor’s degree. In addition, all registrants must be current clinical supervisors or currently on a career path to be in the position within one year. Registered individuals must provide proof that they meet either criterion by having their current supervisor sign off on their training registration, in addition to providing a copy of their completion certificate for the 14-hour CSFI online training." Trainer: Dr. Delores Blackwell, LCSW Credits: This training meets the requirements for 16 renewal hours (CASAC, CPP, CPS) and 16 initial hours (CPP, CPS) through New York State’s Office of Addiction Services and Supports (NYS OASAS). As an IC & RC member board, OASAS accredited courses are granted reciprocal approval by the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, Alcohol and Drug Counselor Committee. Many other states offer reciprocity - please check with your accrediting agency. Participants are required to attend all three sessions in their entirety, turn on their video cameras, actively participate, and complete the homework assignment to receive a Certificate of Completion.
Webinar/Virtual Training
Chronic pain management gets most of our attention these days. And justifiably so. But what about acute pain? In this follow up session to the one held in May, we will explore specific differences between acute pain and chronic pain and the challenges and risks that are seen in the care and management of acute pain in patients with opioid use disorder. Clinicians have an obligation to provide appropriate and adequate pain relief. It sounds so simple but can be quite difficult. Come ready to equip yourself with tools & strategies to address acute pain with your patients in a kindly and medically sound fashion. Objectives: Know the basic differences between acute pain and chronic pain management Identify key elements in determining appropriate acute pain and post-op pain management Explore challenges and opportunities in treating acute pain in chronic pain patients Craig Uthe, MD is a board-certified family physician with the American Board of Family Medicine and a member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. He is the Medical Director of Professional Well-Being at Sanford Health and the Chief Well-Being Officer for the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine. For over twenty-five years, Dr. Uthe has been a medical advisor to the SD Health Professionals Assistance Program, an organization that provides management services to health care professionals with potentially impairing illnesses & addictions.
Webinar/Virtual Training
Stay Unconquerable:  The Indigenous Cultural Practices of Wellness Tuesday July 23, 2024 from 12:00pm- 1:00pm CT Virtual Webinar  Presenter: Johnna James, Chickasaw, Ed.D. Candidate Johnna James is a citizen of Chickasaw Nation . She currently serves on the Indigenous Community Response Team for the Opioid Response Network. She consults with local, state, tribal, and federal governments, providing collaboration and technical assistance. Johnna earned her undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma prior to earning her master’s degree in Native American Leadership from Southeastern Oklahoma State University. Johnna received her Doctorate of Education in Administrative Leadership from Southern Nazarene University researching historical trauma, American Indian education, and culturally responsive teaching. Description: To Stay Unconquerable is to embrace the strength and resiliency of being Chickasaw. This presentation provides a roadmap to help us grow and practice this innate strength. We will cover the 8 areas of wellness and holistically approach wellness with the importance of ancestral strength, storytelling, and the importance of community Objectives: Recognize the importance of ancestral strength Gain knowledge of oral tradition through storytelling Develop overview of the 8 areas of wellness Ability to create an action plan for wellness Strengthen respect for the importance of community This webinar is intended for behavioral health professionals in HHS Region 6 and is based on a need identified in this region for
Webinar/Virtual Training
The New England ATTC in partnership with the Health Education & Training Institute is providing targeted technical assistance in "Motivational Interviewing - Deepening the Practice" on 7/24/24 and 7/31/24 with nationally renowned motivational interviewing (MI) trainer Stephen Andrew. This training deepens skills learned in Motivational Interviewing Foundations. Learners are presented with more in-depth and advanced concepts of motivational interviewing and are given the opportunity to participate in exercises to practice these concepts in order to increase their knowledge and confidence in applying them effectively in their work. Register now!!
Face-to-Face Training
Shot of a group of friends putting their hands together in prayer The purpose of this check-in meeting is to provide a supportive and educational space for faith community members to learn about trauma informed care principles and their application within faith-based settings. The goal is that participants will gain a foundational understanding of trauma-informed care and practical strategies to integrate these principles into their faith communities, fostering a more supportive and healing environment for all members.
Face-to-Face Training
A major focus in behavioral health care is the reduction of stigma to help bridge the gap in access to quality care for marginalized communities. Supportive and motivating language is essential for engaging persons already burdened with dealing with the challenges that come from substance use disorders, mental illness, physical disabilities and more. People-first language highlights and respects the individuality, equality, and dignity of people with disabilities. This interactive training will provide a review and practice skills on the use of person-first language which aligns with person-centered care, as an effective means of enhancing the provider-client communication and reducing bias perspectives with racial and ethnic populations, persons with disabilities and other underserved communities. Trainer: Diana Padilla, MCPC, CARC, CASAC-T
Webinar/Virtual Training
Description: Although many substances are commonly known related to substance misuse in the southeastern United States, the trends around levels of use have shifted for some substances in recent years.  Additionally, there are new, novel substances that are being utilized as well.  This session will explore novel psychoactive substances, resources to identify regional trends, and current and emerging substances of concern particular to the southeast.  Clinical approaches to treatment will also be reviewed. Tentative objectives: Describe the concept of NPS (novel psychoactive; substances) List resources to identify regional trends Identify current substances of concern and future substances of concern Articulate two clinical approaches to treatment Presenter: Dr Steve Straubing is   an addictionologist at Meridian Behavioral Healthcare in Gainesville, Florida since 2014.  Meridian is a nonprofit facility providing addiction, psychiatry and primary care services to several thousand individuals at multiple locations throughout  North Central Florida.  Most of Meridian’s patients are underinsured and many are unhoused and have had little to no preventive care and are present with multiple medical, psychiatric and substance use problems. Dr Straubing treats patients in Meridian’s inpatient detoxification unit and is the medical director of the Meridian methadone clinics in Gainesville and Chiefland Florida.  In addition, he treats patients in the buprenorphine and Vivitrol clinics.  He also consults in the Meridian inpatient rehabilitation unit. He is a faculty member at both the University of Florida and the University of Central Florida and instructs both third year medical students and psychiatry residents that rotate through Meridian. He is board certified both in Addiction Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynecology and completed a Fellowship in Addiction Medicine at the University of Florida and residency in Ob/Gyn at the University of Cincinnati. He also completed a fellowship in Medical Bioethics given by the Medical College of Wisconsin in conjunction with the AMA. His primary clinical interests include optimizing the interface between detoxification and the transition to continuing care, harm reduction and training the next generation of physicians in Addiction Medicine.  He has a keen interest in applying neurobiological principles to rational therapy for substance use disorders. Dr. Steve Straubing is a consultant for the Opioid Response Network and has given training sessions on multiple topics pertaining to Opioid Use Disorder to a variety of professionals. He is also a mentor for the Providers Clinical Support System {PCSS}.
Webinar/Virtual Training
Trauma and Substance Use Disorders:  How Being Trauma-Informed Improves Personal Outcomes July 25, 2024 from 9:00 AM to 12:00pm CT VIRTUAL TRAINING Facilitator: Tisha Jenkins, LCSW, AADC, SAP, Clinical Instructor I, University of Central Arkansas, Addiction Studies Program Description: Trauma, whether directly experienced or through secondary exposure, when left unprocessed often leads to negative coping.  There are numerous studies report a strong correlation between trauma and substance use disorder.  When individuals are trauma informed, they are better able to recognize the impact it has on their body and can intervene before negative coping takes place.  This webinar will address the definition of the various types of trauma, identifying symptoms in the body and interventions to use. Objectives: Identify the various types of trauma Identify overt and covert symptoms often experienced Learn and implement interventions to reduce symptoms Learn ways to educate others in their immediate environment on ways of being trauma-informed The University of Central Arkansas (UCA) is an Educational Consortium partner of the SSW ATTC. This webinar is in response to a need in HHS Region 6 and intended for behavioral health professionals and students in AR, LA, NM, OK, and TX. 
Webinar/Virtual Training
DESCRIPTION This webinar will focus on addressing the impact of substance use in African American communities.  It will explore the prevalence as well as the etiology of substance use in the history of this population. In addition, further critical topics in substance use and African Americans will be brought to the discussion.   LEARNING OBJECTIVES Identify solutions to Substance Use Disorder in African Americans Develop treatment options in African American communities Assess Race/Ethnicity differences among high risk individuals Identify research, clinical, and educational opportunities PRESENTER   Dr. Evaristo Akerele has significant leadership experience. He is an accomplished Clinician, Researcher, Educator and Administrator. He is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Rutgers Newark Jersey Medical School. He is Chair/Medical Director of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at Garnet Medical Center. He has served as Clinical Medical Director, Department of Health responsible for all Clinical services including but not limited to the departments of Medicine, Psychiatry, Social Work, Psychology, Rehabilitation Services, Co occurring services, and Pastoral Care. He served as Vice President/Chairman of Psychiatry and Behavioral health at Interfaith Medical Center, Brooklyn New York. There he developed the Hospital’s first Psychiatry Residency Program. He also served as Director of Residency Training and Education at Harlem Hospital Columbia University, The Network Director for the North Brooklyn Health Network for Substance Abuse Services, Woodhull, New York University. As Vice President and Medical Director for Phoenix House he was responsible for the medical management of over 3000 patients.
Webinar/Virtual Training
This three-part interactive learning community conversation focuses on the development of groups and the use of groups as a method of intervention. Emphasis will be placed on group work vs. case work in a group, and the skills necessary to facilitate groups. Prior group facilitation experience is a plus and is not required. Trainer: Paul Warren, LMSW Credits: This training meets the requirements for six renewal hours (CASAC, CPP, CPS) and six initial hours (CPP, CPS) through New York State’s Office of Addiction Services and Supports (NYS OASAS). As an IC & RC member board, OASAS accredited courses are granted reciprocal approval by the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, Alcohol and Drug Counselor Committee. Many other states offer reciprocity - please check with your accrediting agency. Participants are required to attend all three sessions in their entirety, turn on their video cameras, and actively participate to receive a Certificate of Completion.
Webinar/Virtual Training
Screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) is an evidence-based method for reducing harm and improving outcomes for patients with substance use disorders. This SBIRT training will prepare participants to deliver SBIRT interventions in health care and other settings. In this interactive, instructor-led workshop, you will learn the SBIRT process, practice using SBIRT screening tools, practice administering and interpreting assessments, and understand how to give feedback and make recommendations, including recommendations for treatment.   Note: Participants must complete Motivational Interviewing: Relational Skills (Level 1) and Motivational Interviewing: Technical Skills (Level 2) to be eligible to attend Screen, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (Level 3). Those who fully attend Level 1 and Level 2 will automatically receive an invitation to register to attend Level 3. More information can be found on our MI and SBIRT Training 2024 webpage.   LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Define the five categories of use on the substance use continuum Explain the rationale for universal SBIRT Understand how to use motivational interviewing to conduct each step of the SBIRT process (screening, brief assessment, and intervention/referral) Administer SBIRT to adult patients Discuss how to conduct patient follow-up after initial SBIRT sessions Describe indications, adverse effects, and dosing for FDA-approved medications for substance use disorders Delineate common barriers to administering high-quality SBIRT systematically to all patients and how to overcome those barriers     CERTIFICATES: Registrants who fully attend this training will be eligible to receive 8 NAADAC-certified continuing education (CE) hours. CE certificates are sent to qualifying individuals via email within two weeks after the event or training.   TRAINER: Richard L. Brown, MD, MPH, is a highly experienced family physician and healthcare leader who is a nationally recognized leader in implementing the "Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment" (SBIRT) program focused on preventing problematic use, abuse and dependence of alcohol and illicit drugs. Dr. Brown has served as a practice-transformation team member for an SBIRT-related project administered by the National Council on Behavioral Health and funded by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Most recently, Dr. Brown served as a market medical director for ConcertoHealth. Previous to that he as professor of Family Medicine and director of the Wisconsin Initiative to Promote Healthy Lifestyles, at the School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin-Madison; and CEO and Chief Medical Officer for Wellsys, LLC. Among his many accolades, Dr. Brown is a recipient of several awards including the Hope in Healing Award from the Addiction Resource Council of Waukesha, Wis. He holds a bachelor's degree in biology from Brown University in Providence, R.I., where he also received his M.D. degree. He also earned an M.P.H. degree from the University of Washington, in Seattle, Wash.     The Great Lakes A/MH/PTTC is offering this training for individuals working in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI. This training is being provided in response to a need identified by Region 5 stakeholders.
Webinar/Virtual Training
DESCRIPTION This training is designed build on the understanding of different types of stimulants, where they come from and how they impact our communities in different ways than other drugs. This training will explore the unique challenges when treating people with stimulant use disorder. The training will discuss the physical, cognitive, and psychological effects of stimulants. The second training will also begin to explore the behavioral treatments that are effective and our evidence based to treat stimulant use disorders such as contingency management. The webinar will put a specific emphasis on the importance implementation of contingency management as well as organizational readiness. LEARNING OBJECTIVES At the end of this training, participants will be able to: Develop specific strategies to support clinicians working with clients ways to enhance traditional treatment models and clinical approaches to adapt to the most current neuroscience and research to treat stimulant  use disorders in more effective ways. Identify how different stimulants impact clients differently especially from other drugs and build the confidence and capacity of addiction treatment providers and professionals who treat people with stimulant use disorders.  Utilize effective client centered strategies to address Stimulant Use Disorders while supporting personal recovery and prevention.   INTENDED AUDIENCE  Professionals in the Behavior Health field PRESENTER                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Nicholas Szubiak, MSW, LCSW Nick brings more than 20 years of experience in direct service, administration, and clinical experience to the healthcare field. He is the Principal of NSI Consulting, an organization that provides support to integrated healthcare environments. Nick is the former Assistant Vice-President of Addiction and Recovery at the National Council for Behavioral Health. He has provided technical assistance, consultation and training toward bi-directional integration of behavioral health and primary care, medication-assisted treatment (MAT), SBIRT, measurement-based care, and population health management. His experience includes MAT implementation, FQHC integration models and partnerships, trauma-informed care, recovery-oriented systems of care, health homes, and developing high-functioning teams to provide integrated care to the communities they serve. His expertise also involves systems change management, leadership development, and supervisory skills. Nick is known for his heartfelt presentations and has sat on various expert panels, partnering with many organizations as a subject matter expert. Nick is an adjunct professor at the University of Hawaii, Myron B. Thomas School of Social Work. He earned his master’s degree in Social Work from Rutgers University.            For immediate questions, contact [email protected]               
Virtual TA Session
SBIRT is a comprehensive public health approach for delivering prevention, early intervention and referral to treatment services to people using substances in a harmful or risky way. We will review the skills necessary to provide screenings, brief interventions, and extended brief interventions.  During office hours, participants will have the opportunity to ask questions, participate in discussions, present cases, and provide potential topics related to SBIRT as the sessions move forward. DETAILS AND LOGISTICS OF OFFICE HOURS Time:    12:00pm—1:00pm EST Where: Virtual Dates:    July 30, 2024 August 27, 2024 September 17, 2024   SIGN UP FOR JULY'S SESSION TODAY!                                                                               PRESENTER:                                                                           Billie Jo Smith, MS, LPC Billie Jo currently serves as a Program Manager for the Behavioral Health Integration team at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s Health Plan.  Billie Jo has worked in the addiction treatment field for over 15 years, first as a clinician, and later a supervisor and manager in various clinical settings including residential and outpatient treatment facilities. Billie Jo trains and consults with providers in the behavioral and physical health fields across the United States. Billie Jo conducts all levels of Motivational Interviewing (MI) training up to and including coaching and supervision.  Billie Jo trains MIA-STEP (Motivational Interviewing Assessment: Supervisory Tools for Enhancing Proficiency), SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment), Technology-Based Clinical Supervision and other topics relevant to the treatment of substance use and co-occurring disorders.  Billie Jo has been a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) since 2018.  Billie Jo is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Pennsylvania.
Face-to-Face Training
The New England ATTC in partnership with Gateway Healthcare is providing intensive technical assistance in "Basic Motivational Interviewing" on 7/31/24 from 8:30 - 3:30 (EST) with subject matter expert Robert Jope. Motivational interviewing (MI) is a client-centered, evidence-based, goal-oriented method for enhancing intrinsic motivation to change by exploring and resolving ambivalence with the individual. This active, skill-building workshop provides participants with knowledge of the spirit, micro skills, and strategies of the model, and provides opportunities to practice the approach. [This is a private, targeted technical assistance (TA) event.  If you are interested in similar TA, please contact [email protected]]
Face-to-Face Training
SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment) is an evidence-based practice that uses a preventive public health approach to identify and intervene with persons whose pattern of use put them at risk for or are experiencing substance-related health and psychosocial problems. SBIRT can also be useful in identifying those with a high likelihood for a substance use disorder. As an effective intervention, SBIRT helps to reduce harmful levels of substance use in health and behavioral health settings.  This interactive (role plays, videos, large group activities) 12-hour training will provide an extensive review of validated substance use screening tools and will include skills practice focused on the brief intervention and a review of essential components of successful referrals to treatment.  Trainer Diana Padilla, MCPC, CARC, CASAC-T
Webinar/Virtual Training
The New England ATTC in partnership with the Health Education & Training Institute is providing targeted TA in “Foundational Motivational Interviewing” on 8/1/24 and 8/9/24 with nationally renowned motivational interviewing (MI) trainer Stephen Andrew. MI is a client-centered, evidence-based method for enhancing intrinsic motivation to change by exploring and resolving ambivalence. This two-day training will introduce how to use MI with patients with substance use and mental health diagnoses. Participants will have extensive opportunities to practice integrating MI techniques into a range of therapeutic interventions. Register now!!
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