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Webinar/Virtual Training
The New England ATTC in partnership with the Health Education & Training Institute is providing targeted TA in “ An Introduction to Motivational Interviewing for Brief Interventions” on 8/27/24 with nationally renowned motivational interviewing (MI) trainer Stephen Andrew. This training will provide learners with an introduction to Motivational Interviewing and focuses on the spirit, techniques, and key principles of holding a Motivational Interviewing conversation. This training will be tailored to the Information and Referral Specialists staff at NH 211, and focused on how to establish an MI working alliance within a brief intervention.  [This is a private, targeted technical assistance (TA) event.  If you are interested in similar TA please contact [email protected]]
Webinar/Virtual Training
Presenters: Bill O’Connell, EdD (UW Psychiatry) and Ursula Heflick (Spokane Falls Community College) The mental and behavioral health workforce shortage has hindered access to care in the United States, resulting in long waitlists for persons who need behavioral health care. Bachelor level practitioners are one solution to increasing available mental and behavioral health treatment across a variety of settings. A Behavioral Health Support Specialist (BHSS) will provide brief treatment for depression using behavioral activation, anxiety using CBT and engage in harm reduction for substance use issues.  This webinar highlights an innovative effort in Washington State to initiate a bachelor’s-level BHSS curriculum leading to credentialing to expand the mental health workforce and improve access to care. Learning objectives Participants will understand the relationship between approved bachelor programs in behavioral health, psychology, and social work and the new state BHSS credential. Participants will recognize the role and function of the BHSS in the various settings they can practice under supervision. Participants will distinguish the between substance abuse treatment work and BHSS interventions. About the presenters Dr. Bill O’Connell is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and National Certified Counselor in Washington State with thirty-five years of experience providing mental and behavioral health services across a variety of settings.  Currently, Bill is Associate Professor and Director of the Behavioral Health Support Specialist Workforce Project in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington.  Past experience includes Regional Director of Behavioral Health for One Medical Seniors, Department Chair for Leadership and Professional Studies at Seattle University and Associate Professor of Clinical Mental Health and School Counseling at Xavier University in Ohio.  Bill was a licensed chemical dependency counselor in Ohio and worked as assistant clinical director for one of the largest multiservice agencies in the state. Ursula Heflick has been an instructor at Spokane Falls Community College since 2013 and is the program lead of the Bachelor in Applied Science program in Integrated Behavioral Health. Before transferring to the IBH bachelor’s program, she served as program lead of the Addiction Studies and Integrated Community Services programs and taught a wide range of classes. Before becoming an instructor, Ursula Heflick worked as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Substance Use Disorder Professional with chronically mentally ill adults and youth with co-occurring disorders. Ursula’s primary interests are in student-centered teaching that acknowledges students’ individuality while exposing them to evidence-based practices that have the highest potential to improve health outcomes for community members. She currently is pursuing a doctorate in healthcare leadership and continues to educate herself on topics such as health inequities, trauma-informed care, and the integration of social justice in healthcare, behavioral health, and social services.
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 Health Education & Training Institute is providing targeted technical assistance in MITI Coding and Coaching on 9/4/24 and 9/6/24 with nationally renowned motivational interviewing (MI) trainer Stephen Andrew. The Motivational Interviewing Treatment Integrity (MITI) Version 4.2.1 behavioral coding system measures how effectively a clinician is using Motivational Interviewing (MI). The workshop provides a unique value offering intensive practice in coding coupled with specific application to coaching and feedback delivery. Participants will engage in learning through well-paced, immersive and highly interactive discussions, while having multiple opportunities to develop coaching plans for a variety of scenarios and practice delivering coding and coaching feedback. Register now!!
Webinar/Virtual Training
Many of the people we interact with are actively experiencing high levels of distress. This may be due to health conditions, poverty, family challenges, or other life stressors. The Creating Calm training series will focus on attendees’ experiences and provide concrete tools for engaging with clients in distress.   TRAINING SCHEDULE: Sept 4, 11, 18, 2024 from 9am to 10am Central/10am to 11am Eastern You must attend all dates to receive a certificate.   LEARNING OBJECTIVES Participants will: Develop greater empathy and understanding related to distress Gain insight into their own reactions to distressed people Gain knowledge about the roots of particular kinds of distress Learn tools for responding to distress that will improve engagement Clarify risk and safety boundaries   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.   TRAINER Mat Roosa, LCSW-R Mat Roosa was a founding member of NIATx and has been a NIATx coach for a wide range of projects. He works as a consultant in the areas of quality improvement, organizational development, and evidence-based practices implementation. His experience includes direct clinical practice in mental health and substance use services, teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and human service agency administration.     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
The New England ATTC in partnership with the Health Education & Training Institute is providing targeted technical assistance in Motivational Interviewing – Advancing the Practice on 9/5/2024 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]]
Webinar/Virtual Training
The New England ATTC in partnership with the Health Education & Training Institute is providing targeted TA in “Foundational Motivational Interviewing” on 9/5/24 and 9/6/24 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 Health Education & Training Institute is providing targeted TA in “Foundational Motivational Interviewing” on 9/9/24 and 9/17/24 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!!
Virtual TA Session
*Due to the Labor Day holiday on the first Monday of September 2024, Motivational Interviewing OtS will occur the following Monday. 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
Webinar/Virtual 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 9/10/24 and 9/24/24 with subject matter expert 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.
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 9/10/24 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
This 6-hour stimulant training developed by the ATTC Network will provide an overview of the impact of stimulant drugs and current treatment options. The training will include information on the effects of stimulants on the brain and body and a range of data on national and regional trends related to stimulant use.   TRAINING SCHEDULE: Sessions will take place on September 10, 17, and 24 from 1:00 PM–3:00 PM CT / 2:00 PM–4:00 PM ET. NOTE: Participants must attend all sessions dates to receive NAADAC continuing education hours.   LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Understand national and regional trends in stimulant use Understand the impact of stimulants use on the brain and body Understand current best practices in treatment for stimulant use disorders Understand stimulant use in specific communities (e.g., rural communities & communities of color)   CONTINUING EDUCATION: Participants who fully attend this training series will receive a certificate for 6 NAADAC continuing education (CE) hours. NAADAC CE certificates will be emailed to eligible participants within two weeks after the conclusion of the training series.   TRAINER Mat Roosa, LCSW-R Mat Roosa was a founding member of NIATx and has been a NIATx coach for a wide range of projects. He works as a consultant in the areas of quality improvement, organizational development, and evidence-based practices implementation. His experience includes direct clinical practice in mental health and substance use services, teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and human service agency administration.     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
The New England ATTC in partnership with the Community Resources for Justice is providing this targeted technical assistance in Enhancing Substance Use Disorders Treatment Through the Art of Conflict Resolution on 9/12/24 from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm and 9/13/24 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm with subject matter expert Sarah Baker. Aggressive and drug-seeking behavior creates unique and often frustrating challenges in clinical settings, often these behaviors are fueled by substance use and trauma related disorders. This presentation will offer strategies for addressing these behaviors in an assertive and therapeutic approach while retaining patient engagement. This interactive and experiential presentation offers an overview of the impact of trauma on the recovery process from a social, biological, psychological, and spiritual perspective and will provide clinicians with skills to work people affected by substance use disorders and trauma throughout their recovery, as well as, understanding the conceptual framework of trauma-informed practice.  [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 MA Office of Community Corrections is providing intensive technical assistance in Teaching Motivational Interviewing on 9/16/24, 9/19/24, 9/23/24, and 9/26 from 12:45pm-4:00pm with subject matter expert Robert Jope. Motivational Interviewing (MI) has long been accepted by the broader helping and health care professionals as an evidence-based practice suitable for a wide variety of populations and problem types. The ensuing demand for ways to sustain MI fidelity in agencies, facilities, and programs has created a need for training to identify, enable, and empower individuals who have worked to develop their skills in the approach with resources and direction to support their peers and employees to gain and grow their MI skills.  To achieve these outcomes, potential participants in Teaching MI are screened for MI competency by submitting work samples that are assessed by a certified coder using the Motivational Interviewing Treatment Integrity Code 4.2.1. Only participants able to reach minimum competency standards are admitted to the training.  Successful candidates then participate in a series of collaborative experiences in which they present portions of an MI training to their peers and receive thorough feedback.  In addition, each participant is tasked with developing their own individual plan for ongoing development of their MI skills. [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 Community Resources for Justice is providing this targeted technical assistance in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy on 9/16/24 and 9/23/24 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm with subject matter expert Taylor D'Addario. The goal of this training is to provide educational and practice experiences that will prepare community mental health providers to provide cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) interventions. Participants will review basic concepts of CBT; understand key interventions for CBT (group and individual); recognize the importance of respectful and empowering client engagement in the treatment process; integrate CBT interventions in safe and therapeutic ways throughout the CBT work (treatment plan); and discuss clinical application of CBT as it relates to patient populations as seen in Behavioral Health.  [This is a private, targeted technical assistance (TA) event.  If you are interested in similar TA, please contact [email protected]]
Virtual TA Session
The New England ATTC in partnership with Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addictions Services is providing targeted technical assistance in "Motivational Interviewing and Suicide Prevention" on 9/17/24 from 9:00-12:15 (EST) with subject matter expert Robert Jope. Motivational interviewing (MI) is a person-centered, evidence-based, goal-oriented method for enhancing intrinsic motivation to change. This active, skill-building workshop focuses on the use of MI in conversations with people who may be experiencing thoughts about suicide. Participants will be supported to consider the use of the spirit and skills of MI to differentially reinforce statements that are likely to reduce suicidal ideation, while simultaneously providing compassion, acceptance, and empathy for the struggles that they are experiencing. [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 Community Resources for Justice is providing targeted technical assistance in Cultural Intelligence: Understanding and Incorporating CLAS Standards into Practice on 9/20/24 from 9:00 am to 12:00 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]]
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. 
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