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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. 
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Substance Abuse in College Students: Strategies and Empowerment Thursday July 25, 2023 from 11:00am- 12:00pm CT Presenter: Joy Teles Oliveira, Ph.D. CEUs are avaliable As substance use is regularly related to students’ decision to drop out of school (Arria et al., 2013; Thomas et al., 2021), there is an evident need to look closely at strategies for college students' care and empowerment. This presentation will focus on protective factors and approaches to working with college students struggling with substance use. Joy Teles Oliveira, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor at UNT Dallas. Dr. Oliveira's research interests include counselor professional identity development, multicultural perspectives in counseling, and culturally responsive practices in counseling.   This webinar is brought to you by the SSW ATTC Educational Consortium member, The University of North Texas at Dallas. This is a part of their Brown Bag Lunch series offering different topics related to substance use and mental health for providers and students in their community. 
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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.
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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!!
Webinar/Virtual Training
Mental Health Professionals, in general, suffer a critical deficiency in pharmacology knowledge, which impedes their ability to evaluate their patient/clients’ needs and outcomes. An advanced degree in Clinical Psychopharmacology can equip clinicians to better meet the needs of people living with co-occurring disorders (e.g., SUD and other mental health disorders). For example, an understanding of biomedical models, disease pathology, and basic pharmacology can improve clinicians’ diagnostic skills and capacity to offer enhanced patient education related to psychotropic medication, ultimately improving patient outcomes. This presentation will highlight opportunities to pursue continuing education in this arena. Learning Objectives: List at least 3 Master of Science in Clinical Psychopharmacology (MSCP) degree requirements Name 7 postdoctoral MSCP degree programs Understand the intersectionality between American Psychological Association (APA) Designation criteria, Academic degree requirements, and State laws with prescriptive authority Regarding the field of addictions, conclude with at least 3 benefits of the training and education in Clinical Psychopharmacology for Mental Health Professionals Understand how the power to prescribe includes also the power to “unprescribe.” Dr. Casey McDougall is the Training Director and Academic Advisor for the postdoctoral M.S. Program in Clinical Psychopharmacology. This Program is only one of six APA Designated programs in the nation. Dr. Casey McDougall is a licensed clinical psychologist and prescribing medical psychologist in New Mexico. He earned his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of North Dakota and Postdoctoral Masters in Clinical Psychopharmacology from Alliant International University. He completed his Pre-Doctoral Internship through the UNM Health Sciences Center; followed by his Post-Doctoral training with the Pueblo of Acoma. He is now the fulltime Training Director for the RXPP Program and Full Professor within the CEP Dept. Moreover, he is a Consultant for the Rehabilitation Hospital for Southern New Mexico here in Las Cruces, NM. Previously he worked for Indian Health Service as the Behavioral Health Director at the Red Lake Hospital (Red Lake Nation; Red Lake, MN). He is a Veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom III and Direct Descendant of the White Earth (Nation) Band of Chippewa where his father is enrolled. He enjoys spectator sports, outdoor activities, cooking, and off-roading. This webinar is offered in collaboration between NMSU and the SAMHSA-funded Mountain Plains ATTC. 1.5 APA sponsored CE's will be available.
Virtual TA Session
A common approach in learning any complex skill is to work with experts assisting in the development of competencies. Motivational Interviewing (MI) On-the-Spot offers an opportunity to enhance practitioners’ skills and confidence in the utilization and integration of MI into practice by providing access to subject matter experts to obtain immediate feedback during a one-hour, online, open forum. Bring your questions and join in on the dialogue to increase MI knowledge and change clinical practice approaches through the utilization of an MI style of communication.   To join Motivational Interviewing OtS use the Zoom login below on the scheduled time and day: Step 1: Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84298416541 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: 842 9841 6541
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 New England ATTC, in partnership with The Substance Use and Mental Health Leadership Council of Rhode Island is providing targeted TA in “Basic Group Counseling” on 8/6/24 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm with subject matter expert Dee Lexandra. This course will provide the basic group counseling skills that apply evidence-based research into real world practice. Skills that address heterogeneous group populations (various stages of their recovery process, age, gender, cultural diversity, sexual orientations, substance use, dual diagnoses, socioeconomic status, education, and support systems) unique to substance use treatment will be provided. Upon completion of this course, participants will have the counseling skills to “join” individual group members where they are in their recovery process while utilizing their individual strengths and resources to create a “whole” resilient group. Register now!!
Face-to-Face Training
The New England ATTC in partnership with Gateway Healthcare is providing targeted technical assistance in Cultural Intelligence: Understanding and Incorporating CLAS Standards into Practice on 8/6/24 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm with subject matter expert Haner Hernandez. This training is designed to highlight and explore the needs of treatment professionals working with culturally diverse individuals, organizations, and communities.  The participants will learn about Health Disparities, Cultural Intelligence, CLAS Standards and proven techniques and strategies for engagement and improving outcomes.  [This is a private, targeted technical assistance (TA) event.  If you are interested in similar TA please contact [email protected]]
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DESCRIPTION This webinar will focus specifically on contingency management and the specific components required in developing an effective program. We will discuss target behaviors, choosing the target population, the use of and components of effective incentives and reinforcers. Further focus will be on the development of guardrails and program policies and procedures to address concerns around fraud and abuse of funds.   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
The New England ATTC, in partnership with the Southeastern Mental Health Authority is providing targeted TA in "Impact of Compassion Fatigue in the Helping Profession" on 8/6/24 from 1:00-4:00 with subject matter expert Taylor D'Addario. This training is to assist all those who work with vulnerable populations who have experienced trauma. The main goal is to raise awareness in the workers of secondary traumatic stress, and the resulting compassion fatigue that can result from it and how to reverse the trajectory. Secondary traumatic stress does not only come from working with trauma survivors. Compassion fatigue, compassion satisfaction, burn out and selfcare are explored.  [This is a private, targeted technical assistance (TA) event.  If you are interested in similar TA please contact [email protected]]
Face-to-Face Training
The New England ATTC in partnership with the Health Education & Training Institute is providing targeted TA in “Foundational Motivational Interviewing” on 8/7/24 and 8/8/24 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
Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) consists of a basic introduction of the 15 standards that provide a framework for organizations, teams, or departments to extend and support cultural responsivity within an operating system Cultural Awareness with CLAS will provide a basic introduction to the CLAS standards and explore ways to apply and integrate the standards in practice. The overall goal is to improve service delivery and yield compassionate outcomes that are inclusive, diverse, and respectful to marginalized populations.  
Face-to-Face Training
The New England ATTC, in partnership with Connecticut Department of Corrections is providing targeted technical assistance in "Motivational Interviewing in Groups" on 8/12/24 and 8/13/24 from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm with subject matter expert Robert Jope. Motivational interviewing (MI) is a method of guided communication that allows a practitioner to engage with a person’s strengths and help them to articulate and act upon their own reasons for making a positive change. This twelve-hour event presumes participants’ prior familiarity with the spirit, skills, and strategies of MI, and assists them to adapt those elements for use in working with groups. [This is a private, targeted technical assistance (TA) event.  If you are interested in similar TA please contact [email protected]]
Webinar/Virtual Training
The New England ATTC, in partnership with The Substance Use and Mental Health Leadership Council of Rhode Island is providing targeted TA in Advanced Group Counseling Skills on 8/13/24 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm with subject matter expert Dee Lexandra.  This course requires knowledge of “Basic Group Counseling,” skills through professional experience or completion of the course which identified evidence-based group treatment models, group dynamics, and the role of the group counselor. Practical examples of treatment intervention applications that match the specific needs of special group populations will be presented. The term special populations can be defined as any subgroup of the dominant culture. For example, groups that are of a different culture, gender, age, sexual orientation, or composed of members with similar experiences (sexual and physical abuse; war; chronic illness), and emotional states (dual diagnoses, fear, anger, depression). Interactive lessons will be processed in multiple breakout sessions which will provide an opportunity to integrate group leadership roles and skills that meet the course objectives. Additionally, there will be an opportunity to share a difficult group treatment experience in order to receive treatment intervention feedback from the instructor and other participants.
Virtual TA Session
Description Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based, psycho-social intervention method that aims to treat substance use disorders (SUDs). CBT is a short-term and focused therapeutic approach to help people learn to better identify the negative and self-defeating thoughts/actions that can contribute to substance use. Individuals with an SUD may often struggle with negative feelings or thoughts that can make recovery more difficult. Because CBT focuses on identifying and replacing such thought patterns with more adaptive ones, it can help improve an individual’s outlook and skills that support recovery. This 7-week, interactive Enhanced Professional Learning (EPL) online series will provide collaborative training and practice opportunities essential to the development of CBT skills. When Weekly sessions offered on the same day and start time between August 13 and September 24, 2024. Day and time will depend on your location. Learning Objectives At the end of the CBT for SUDs series, participants will be able to: Describe at least three (3) ways that CBT can be used to treat SUDs. Identify at least three (3) key components of a cognitive behavioral approach to understanding urges, cravings, high-risk situations, and relapse prevention. Assess at least three (3) types of triggers and develop at least 2 (two) strategies for identifying cues. Specify at least three (3) basic principles in effective substance refusal in social pressure situations. Describe at least two (2) key CBT techniques that can address specific behaviors and negative thought patterns in therapeutic sessions. List three (3) ways that CBT can be used in group therapy settings. Intended Audience Behavioral health, substance use disorder, and recovery service providers located in the Pacific Southwest ATTC region (HHS Region 9) Participant Committment & Expectation Attend a 1-hour online Orientation Commit to 6-weeks of live online training for 1.5 hours weekly Complete weekly self-study learning activities Access to appropriate technology for using videoconferencing platform (internet connection, webcam, laptop/tablet, speakers, and microphone) Be prepared and actively engage during scheduled series time FREE TO PARTICIPATE Space is limited. The first 35 registrants will receive a waiver that covers the entire $350 cost to participate. Due to limited enrollment, if you cannot commit to the full participant requirements, please defer this registration opportunity to others. FACILITATOR: Mary-K O'Sullivan, LMFT, LADC, LPC QUESTIONS? Please contact the NFARtec Workwise Staff at [email protected].
Webinar/Virtual Training
Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) products have gained both scientific and public interest in the US with increased reports of both adverse outcomes as well as potential deaths linked to its use. The scientific literature has reported on potential benefits of kratom as a harm reduction tool for opioid and stimulant use disorders but also reports on the limitations of its benefits by causing dependence, sometimes described as kratom use disorder. This talk is intended to describe the current state of scientific and clinical knowledge to inform healthcare and social work professionals. Objectives: Translate the complex pharmacology of kratom into clinical presentation, uses of kratom, and adverse effects. Identify the signs and symptoms associated with “kratom use disorder”. Apply the scientific and clinical knowledge about kratom to inform your counseling of patients and other healthcare professionals. Characterize the limitations of kratom use in regard to dose, frequency, and particular kratom products. Bio: Oliver Grundmann is a clinical professor at the College of Pharmacy and holds a courtesy appointment with the College of Nursing, University of Florida. He received his BPharm from the University of Münster, Germany before receiving his PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Florida. His research focuses on natural products and complementary and alternative medicines. He serves as section editor of the journal Current Addiction Reports, is the incoming president-elect of the American College of Clinical Pharmacology, and is working with various academic collaborators on the use and clinical impact of dietary supplements.
Face-to-Face Training
The New England ATTC in partnership with the Health Education & Training Institute is providing targeted technical assistance in Motivational Interviewing – Advancing the Practice on 8/14/24 with nationally renowned motivational interviewing (MI) trainer Stephen Andrew. This training is for learners who have completed the Motivational Interviewing Fundamentals and who want to deepen their skill and understanding of motivational interviewing. [This is a private, targeted technical assistance (TA) event.  If you are interested in similar TA please contact [email protected]]
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