Live Webcast

The Unique Nature of Opioid Use Disorders: Neuroscience, Co-Occurring Disorders, and Treatment Approaches


Faculty :
Charles Atkins
Duration:
Full Day
Product Code:
LWC053270
Brochure Code:
PLW64377
Media Type:
Live Webcast - Also available: Digital Seminar


Description

Painkillers can kill more than just pain. Death from opioid overdoses have bypassed those from motor vehicle accidents. Dangerous synthetic drugs have flooded the streets – someone’s first use may be their last.

Ruined lives, broken families, incarceration, and premature death. These are the extreme, life-destroying consequences of opioid addiction. And opioids do not discriminate. Everyday problems like back pain, even a toothache, can lead a person down the path of opioid abuse. It can happen to anyone.

Your connection to the issue is personal – witnessing the tortured deterioration of clients, friends, and family struggling with addiction. You want to help, but knowing about other types of addiction isn’t enough. Opioid use disorders are distinct from other substance abuse disorders; a combination of brain change and physical dependence have created an epidemic of unprecedented proportions. Complicating things further, most individuals with opioid use disorders have at least one co-occurring mental health problem that must be addressed.

Are you prepared to end the suffering and tackle the unique and complex challenges of opioid addiction?

Board-certified psychiatrist, published author, and clinical trainer Dr. Charles Atkins has in-depth personal experience helping clients grappling with the devastating effects of opioid use disorder. Join him as he walks you through the specifics of how to craft effective evidence-based treatment strategies to treat opioid addiction and co-occurring disorders.

Attend this vital seminar and walk away with:

  • Diagnostic criteria and public-domain screening tools.
  • Psychotherapeutic strategies and support tailored to achieve positive treatment outcomes in those with opioid use disorder.
  • Options for combining Medication Assisted Treatment with psychotherapeutic approaches.
  • Fully integrated treatment plans for opioid use disorders and co-occurring mental health disorders.

Get the tools and techniques you need to help your clients before it’s too late!

Credits

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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

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ALCOHOLISM & DRUG ABUSE COUNSELORS - CALIFORNIA

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NURSES - FLORIDA

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**Florida Participants Only: To automatically be reported to CE Broker, after completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com to have your Florida credits reported to CE Broker. You will need to provide the full title of the webcast, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.


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PESI, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

 

You are required to successfully complete and submit a post-test prior to receiving a certificate of completion.


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SOCIAL WORKERS - CANADIAN

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: January 27, 2017-January 27, 2020. Licensed Social Workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social Workers participating in the course will receive 6.25 (Clinical) continuing education clock hours for completing this intermediate self-study package. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation and pass the post-test. Canadian provinces may accept activities approved by the ASWB for ongoing professional development.


SOCIAL WORKERS - COLORADO

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SOCIAL WORKERS - ILLINOIS

PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 6.0 contact hours.


SOCIAL WORKERS - KANSAS

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SOCIAL WORKERS - NEW YORK

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0008. This activity will qualify for 7.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. 


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SOCIAL WORKERS/COUNSELORS/MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS - WASHINGTON

This training has been approved for 6.25 CE's for Washington State Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists and Licensed Clinical Social Workers. WMHCA Provider #1504.


SOCIAL WORKERS/COUNSELORS/MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS/LICENSED EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGISTS – CALIFORNIA

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SOCIAL WORKERS/MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS/MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELORS - FLORIDA

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number BAP #77. This course qualifies for 6.25 continuing education credits.

** Florida Participants Only:  To automatically be reported to CE Broker, after completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com to have your Florida credits reported to CE Broker. You will need to provide the full title of the webcast, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.


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This activity qualifies for 6.25 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements. 


Faculty

Charles Atkins Related seminars and products: 1

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Charles Atkins, MD, author of CO-OCCURRING: The Assessment and Treatment of Substance Use and Mental Disorders, is a board-certified psychiatrist, the Chief Medical Officer of Community Mental Health Affiliates (CMHA), and a nationally recognized clinical trainer. He has extensive experience working with individuals with a broad-range of co-occurring disorders, has been a member of the Yale clinical faculty, and is a past regional medical director for the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (CT).


Dr. Atkins has written both non-fiction and fiction, including books on Bipolar Disorder and Alzheimer’s Disease, as well as numerous published novels. Dr. Atkins has written hundreds of articles, columns, and shorts stories for professional and popular magazines, newspapers, and journals. He’s been a regular contributor to the American Medical Association’s American Medical News, a consultant to the Reader’s Digest Medical Breakthrough series, and his work has appeared in publications ranging from The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) to Writer’s Digest Magazine. He’s been twice featured in the The New York Times, as well as many other publications.


Speaker Disclosure


Financial: Charles Atkins is Chief Medical Officer for Community Mental Health Affiliates, LLC (CMHA). He receives royalties as an author for Sourcebooks. Dr. Atkins receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.


Non-financial: Charles Atkins has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


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Access Period for Live Webcast

For live CE credit, you must watch the live webcast in its entirety at its scheduled time. You will have access for 90 days after the program for review. 


Webcast Schedule

Please note: There will be a lunch and two 15-minute breaks; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Lunch and break times will be announced by the speaker and at their discretion.


Objectives

  1. Articulate how the neurobiology of opioid addiction can help you and your clients set realistic goals.
  2. Characterize how evidence-based and best practice psychotherapeutic approaches can be employed when working with clients with opioid use disorders and communicate research limitations.
  3. Establish how behavioral interventions and Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) can be combined to improve treatment outcomes.
  4. Specify at least one pro and one potential risk for each of the three types of MAT.
  5. Assess the impact of co-occurring mental health disorders on opioid use disorder treatment outcomes.
  6. Communicate how fully integrated recovery plans can be developed to meet both clinical and regulatory needs.

Outline

How You Get Hooked in the First Place: Understanding the Neuroscience of Opioid Addiction
  • The Brain’s reward system: Mesolimbic Dopamine Pathway
  • How chronic opioid use changes the brain
  • Differences from other substance addictions
  • Distinct risks of opioid abuse
  • How neurobiology can help you determine treatment methods and establish realistic goals
Psychotherapeutic Approaches: Tailoring Proven Techniques to the Person with Opioid Use Disorder
  • CBT and how it’s applied in evidence-based practice
  • DBT and dialectical abstinence
  • Motivational enhancement
  • Trauma-based therapies that target substance abuse disorders
  • Peer-based models
  • Contingency management – address problematic behaviors
  • Mindfulness, wellness-based activities and physical exercise
  • How to assess when treatment ends or is not working
  • Research limitations and risks of psychotherapeutic approaches
Treating Drug Addiction with Medication: How Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Can Save Lives
  • Is the controversy over? Benefits, drawbacks and risks of MAT
  • The latest findings - research and research limitations
  • Opioid agonists and antagonists
  • Methadone, buprenorphine, naltrexone
  • Naloxone (Narcan)
  • How to combat associated stigma
  • Current regulations
  • Role of the behavioral health clinician in MAT
Co-Occurring Assessment and State-of-the-Art Tools
  • The impact of opioid use and co-occurring disorders on treatment outcomes
  • The Intake – if you don’t look for it you won’t find it
  • High-risk areas for misdiagnoses and missed diagnoses
  • The utility of standardized assessment tools and when to use them
  • Obtain no-cost, and well-validated, diagnosis-specific instruments
  • Objective data and how and when to access prescription monitoring databases
  • The assessment of dangerousness
  • Assessing readiness for change, and stage-of-change theory
  • How to approach level of care decisions
  • Validity in co-occuring treatment research
  • Risks associated with co-occuring treatment options
Co-Occurring Treatment/Recovery Plans in 3 Easy Steps
  • Create the Problem/Need List
  • Set goals and objectives that meet client and regulatory needs
  • Develop fully integrated treatment/recovery plans

Target Audience

Social Workers, Counselors, Psychologists, Addiction Counselors, Therapists, Case Managers, Nurses, Public Health Department Staff, Marriage and Family Therapists, Other Mental Health Professionals

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