Invite Only: Motivational Interviewing Pre-Webinar
You must receive an invitation in order to register for this class. This webinar is part of a training series. This 90-minute webinar will introduce participants to the basic concept of Motivational Interviewing and will include a brief review of the evidence for using MI and a discussion of how MI works. A pre-view of the face-to-face MI session will be shared, along with reading materials to prepare participants for the two-day training session.
Developing cultural competence requires examining biases and prejudices and developing cross-cultural skills. Cultural competence requires that social workers, other practitioners and organizations have a defined set of values and principles, and demonstrate behaviors, attitudes, policies, and structures that enable them to work effectively cross-culturally.
Invite Only: Motivational Interviewing POST webinar check-in...
You must receive an invitation to register for this class. This 90 minute webinar will provide participants with an opportunity to discuss their experience of using Motivational Interviewing in their practice settings. This webinar will focus on adapting the MI Method and Spirit to best fit the participant’s current practice setting and caseload. Resources for continuing to learn and develop proficiency in MI will be discussed and shared.
Social Media and the Behavioral Health Professional
Behavioral health professionals are faced with an ever changing culture of means of interacting with clients with a variety of available venues (e.g., social networking in particular). Many of the venues pose challenges and ethical pitfalls that need to be identified before the professional ventures into uncharted territory. This webinar will provide an overview of electronic and social media currently being used by behavioral health professionals, the risks and benefits of their use, and considerations for those who wish to use these communication modalities
MAT Medication Assisted Therapy
The purpose of this Webinar is to provide participants with a brief overview of medications that have been shown to be effective as a component of the treatment of alcohol and opioid addiction. Topics will include: the context for medication-assisted treatment (positive and negative perceptions), the epidemiology and user demographics of the alcohol and opioid problem, a review of alcohol and the various classes of opioids, an overview of each medication, its indication, to whom it is administered, and how it works, and treatment settings for medication-assisted treatment. Medications will include: acamprosate, naltrexone, methadone, and buprenorphine. Time will be provided for discussion and questions. At the end of the MAT Webinar, participants will be able to: Describe at least three (3) acute and chronic effects of alcohol and opioids. Describe the prevalence of and key populations impacted by alcohol and opioid use, abuse, and dependence. Provide examples of at least three (3) medications that are available to treat alcohol and opioid addiction.