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
Rescheduled from Apr 29 Invite Only: Motivational Interviewi...
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.
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.
Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution to Prevent Fatal...
By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to: * Describe basic trends in opioid overdose death rates at the national and local level * Identify factors that elevate patients’/clients' risk for opioid overdose * Understand how overdose education/naloxone distribution programs impact health outcomes * Develop a preliminary plan for integrating overdose education into existing services
Addressing Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors
Suicide is a leading cause of death among people who abuse alcohol and drugs. This training will look at techniques for assessing suicidal ideation, review strategies to address thoughts and behaviors and increase overall awareness about the topic. The training will consider how suicide may or may not have impacted us personally and how our personal experience plays out in our practice.