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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]]
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.
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]]
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 8/14/24 and 8/15/24 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
This series consists of three webinars where attendees will learn from existing programs how a joint community/provider-led Recovery-Oriented System of Care (ROSC) can empower and positively impact America's growing mental health and substance use challenges.   Session 3: August 15, 2024 12:00 PM–2:00 PM CT/ 1:00 PM–3:00 PM ET Within a ROSC, process is as important as outcome. Sustaining a community/provider ROSC will depend on community ownership of the challenges that may arise when maintaining a balanced approach to the relevant processes and outcomes. In this third and final webinar of the ROSC series, the presenters will examine the outcomes of a ROSC in Hancock County and share lessons learned that other ROSC can use to sustain long-term community investment. They will also discuss specific recovery programs for high-risk populations (i.e. veterans, harm reduction, pregnant women/infants, overdose prevention, those in recovery, youth).   Intended Audience: State and County governmental organizing and policy leaders; local institutes of education/colleges/universities; Peer Recovery Centers; providers, those in recovery, families and general community.   CERTIFICATES: Registrants who fully attend this event or training will receive a certificate of attendance via email within two weeks after the event or training.     TRAINERS:   Dr. Flaherty is a clinical psychologist with more than 42 years of practice. In 1999 he founded the Institute for Research, Education and Training in the Addictions (IRETA) in Pittsburgh. Prior, he was the head of Institute for Psychiatry and Addiction at the St. Francis Health System in Pittsburgh. While at St. Francis, in collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, he co-led these institutions in the creation of what is today Pennsylvania’s largest non-profit behavioral managed care company, Community Care Behavioral Health. He has authored over 26 Federal and Foundational grants and more than 50 published articles, chapters and monographs on topics related to substance use policy, prevention, treatment, and recovery. A pioneering and visionary leader in the science of recovery, he has spoken in 42 states on recovery focused care. A past adviser to the White House Office National Drug Control, he assisted in the development of early brief substance use screening and intervention (2003/Tap 33, SBIRT, 2013), the first White House Overdose Prevention Plan (2015), as co-leader and facilitator of W. Pennsylvania’s initial Overdose Strategy (2017), and in the design of Pennsylvania’s in its Overdose Plan (Commonwealth, 2018). Today he continues to focus on clinical practice, workforce challenges (Annapolis Coalition) and designing recovery focused models of behavioral health. His work is featured in SAMHSA’s recently published TIP 65, Counseling Approaches to Promote Recovery from Problematic Substance Use and Related Issues (2023). Dr. Flaherty is a retired Captain (Surface Warfare) in the U.S. Naval Reserve with 27 years’ service. He holds B.A. degrees in Philosophy and Psychology from the Pennsylvania State University; and a M.A. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Duquesne University. He is especially proud of his 3 adult children and 5 grandsons. Zach Thomas is an Ohio Certified Prevention Specialist and the Director of Wellness and Education at the Hancock County Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services. He is responsible for the coordination and management of the Hancock County Community Partnership and Community Coalition on Addiction which are long-standing coalitions focused on substance use prevention and mental health promotion. Zach manages the Board’s prevention interests, public relations, and leads work in cultural humility and health equity. In 2021, he was hired by the University of Findlay to serve as the Lead Strategist for the Center for Civic Engagement which serves as a backbone entity that provides support to seven other community-based coalitions in Hancock County. Precia Stuby is the Executive Director of the Hancock County Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS), a position she has held since 1997. Ms. Stuby holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in social work from Ohio State University. Ms. Stuby is a Licensed Independent Social Worker, a graduate of the Hancock Leadership Program and the Mental Health Executive Leadership Program at Case Western Reserve University. She received the Leadership Award from Ohio NAMI, was named Public Health Champion of the Year by the Findlay City Health Department, is the Past Board President for the Ohio Association of County Behavior Health Authorities, has a published interview by William White on Recovery Management and is the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Northwest Ohio Chapter of the National Association of Social Work, the Athena Leadership Award and the Association of Leadership Programs Distinguished Leadership Award. Her current community Involvement includes serving on the governing Boards of the Center for Civic Engagement and Welcome to a New Life. She is also a member of the Opiate and Other Addictions Coalition, and the Findlay Rotary Club. Since 2013, Precia has been leading the ROSC Transformation for Hancock County. She completed ROSC Leadership Training Institute sponsored by the Great Lakes ATTC with Dr. Ijeoma Achara in 2002; participated in the ROSC Thought Leaders Summit in 2016; and completed a ROSC Training of Trainers in 2016. She has presented her work at the state and national level. Mee Lee Kim is a Research Scientist within the Institute for Behavioral Health at Brandeis University.  She has nineteen years of experience conducting research and evaluation using mixed methods. She applies a participatory action approach when working with community-based organizations and other community stakeholders. She is the Brandeis Principal Investigator of multiple federally funded projects to address or prevent substance misuse and improve mental health by building community capacity to address underlying risk factors while fostering protective factors. These projects include an expansion of a Systems of Care Model for Children/Youth with serious emotional disturbance, Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic to integrate health and behavioral health services, enhancements to peer recovery support services, and improving access to services for youth and families with traumatic stress. She serves as the Brandeis Principal Investigator of the School-based Telebehavioral Health Pilot Project in partnership with the Brookline Center for Community Mental Health and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. She also has ten years of experience working with state administrators to enhance Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs) as a public health and clinical decision-making tool. Ginny Williams is a dynamic leader and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor based in Ohio, recognized for her expertise in driving transformative change within organizations. With a diverse background spanning various roles, Ginny brings a wealth of experience to her current position as Chief Culture & Transformation Officer for Family Resource Center, a $17 million community behavioral health organization. Ginny's journey in mental health began as a prevention specialist, evolving into direct service provision encompassing emergency services, individual and group counseling, with a clinical focus on grief and loss. Her commitment to professional development led her to obtain an Advanced Grief Recovery Specialist credential from the Grief Recovery Institute, further enhancing her ability to support individuals navigating challenging life transitions. Prior to her current role, Ginny held positions including Assistant Director of Counseling Services and adjunct faculty member in the Psychology Department at The University of Findlay. Her tenure as Director of Adult Clinical Services and Chief Clinical Officer for Family Resource Center underscored her adeptness in managing clinical operations and driving organizational growth. In her current capacity, Ginny is instrumental in reshaping organizational cultures and driving strategic initiatives aimed at enhancing employee engagement and organizational effectiveness. Her expertise in talent optimization as a Predictive Index Practioner, strategic planning, and collaborative relationship-building has been instrumental in introducing innovative services and programs to address community needs effectively. Her specialties include designing comprehensive leadership development programs, fostering a culture of growth and adaptability, and driving organizational performance through effective leadership and talent management strategies. Nichole Coleman is the County Veterans Service Officer/Executive Director Hancock County Veterans Service Office.  Under her leadership, the office has served more than eight times the number of veterans annually and increased the VA expenditures by more than $16.8 million for county veterans and their family members. Additionally, five innovative veteran resiliency programs were created to provide mental health support, additional recovery tools, and improved quality of life.        
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. 
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 8/18/24 and 8/21/24 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
The New England ATTC in partnership with the Community Care Alliance of Rhode Island is providing targeted TA in “Screening, Brief Intervention & Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) on 8/19/24 from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm with subject matter expert Taylor D'Addario. Screening, Brief Intervention & Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) is a screening and intervention tool that focuses on the one in five people who may use alcohol or drugs in unhealthy ways but who do not have a substance use disorder (i.e., dependence).  Research shows that people in this category successfully change their use with feedback and brief intervention counseling, using SBIRT methodology.  This training reviews the substance use continuum, evidence for SBIRT, and components of SBIRT. Participants learn to conduct screenings, deliver brief interventions, and make appropriate referrals, all while maintaining fidelity to proven methodologies. This comprehensive approach equips professionals with the skills and confidence to provide high-quality care and improve patient outcomes in substance use treatment. [This is a private, targeted technical assistance (TA) event.  If you are interested in similar TA please contact [email protected]]
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