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Digital Seminar

Impaired Health Professionals: Diagnosis, Treatment, Reentry


Speaker:
Michel Sucher, MD, DFASAM
Duration:
1 Hour 12 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Jun 16, 2022
Product Code:
POS058992
Media Type:
Digital Seminar


Description

Licensed health professionals and those governed by a regulatory board risk their careers and reputation when they find themselves struggling with a substance use disorder. A highly experienced clinician can make a difference in their career restoration and fitness for duty for these professionals.

Dr. Michel Sucher, Distinguished Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine and Executive Medical Director at Meadows Behavioral Healthcare, examines the definition of an impaired practitioner, the criteria for substance use disorder, the symptoms and warning signs of impairment, and the multiple and varied causes of practitioner impairment. He will explore how to intervene, the evaluation process to determine the underlying issues, and the treatment protocol. Using this knowledge, he will focus on the various forms of treatment and the elements and terms of physician and health professional monitoring after completion of primary treatment.

Credits

Planning Committee Disclosure - No relevant relationships

All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.



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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing the on-line post-test (80% passing score) and completing the evaluation). 

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Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your profession's standards.  

All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.


Addiction Counselors - Generic (1/2) (Self-Study) (self-study)

This self-study activity consists of 1.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


California Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors (CADTP)

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the CADTP, Provider #: 201. This Category H activity meets the qualifications for 1.0 CEU's (continuing education hours).


Connecticut Addiction Counselors

Provider #120924. This course has been approved as a CCB approved training and has been awarded 1.0 hours by the Connecticut Certification Board.


Oklahoma Alcohol & Drug Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an Oklahoma Board of Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors approved provider #20230032. This self-study activity consists of 1.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Counselors

This self-study activity consists of 1.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


Florida Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number 50-399. This self-study course qualifies for 1.0 continuing education credits.


Illinois Counselors

This intermediate self-study activity consists of 1.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Per the IDFPR: Social Work Continuing Education Sponsors approved by the Division in accordance with the rules for the administration of Clinical Social Work and Social Work Practice Act (225 ILCS 201), 68 Ill.  Adm. Code 1470.95; PESI, Inc. is a registered social work continuing education sponsor with the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance, pass a post-test, and who complete the program evaluation.


Kentucky Counselors

CE credit is available. This self-study course consists of 1.25 continuing education credit hours for Kentucky Counselors. The Continuing Education Requirements for the Kentucky Board of Licensed Professional Counselors (201 KAR 36:030 Section 2) state continuing education programs from providers sponsored or approved by a state counseling licensure board shall be approved without further review by the board. PESI, Inc. is approved by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.


Montana Counselors

The Montana Board of Behavioral Health no longer pre-approves any courses or sponsors. Each licensee is responsible for taking courses which contribute to their competence and directly relate to their scope of practice as defined in board statute (MAR 24-219-32). Licensees must keep CE documentation for three years in case of an audit. This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 1.0 clock hours of instruction.


Nevada Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an approved CEU provider with the State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists and Clinical Professional Counselors. This self-study activity qualifies for 1.0 contact hours. Approved Provider # NVCEP2006.


New York Counselors

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors. #MHC-0033. This self-study activity will qualify for 1.25 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance


South Carolina Counselors

This self-study program has been approved for 1.0 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540.


Texas Counselors

This self-study activity consists of 1.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors no longer approves programs or providers. PESI activities meet the continuing education requirements as listed in Title 22 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 681, Subchapter J, Section 681.142 Acceptable Continuing Education. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.


Marriage & Family Therapists

This self-study activity consists of 1.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this self-study activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 


Florida Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number 50-399. This self-study course qualifies for 1.0 continuing education credits.


Montana Marriage & Family Therapists

The Montana Board of Behavioral Health no longer pre-approves any courses or sponsors. Each licensee is responsible for taking courses which contribute to their competence and directly relate to their scope of practice as defined in board statute (MAR 24-219-32). Licensees must keep CE documentation for three years in case of an audit. This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 1.0 clock hours of instruction.


Nevada Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is an approved CEU provider with the State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists and Clinical Professional Counselors. This self-study activity qualifies for 1.0 contact hours. Approved Provider # NVCEP2006.


New York Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. #MFT-0024. This self-study activity will qualify for 1.25 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance


South Carolina Marriage & Family Therapists

This self-study program has been approved for 1.0 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540.


Texas Marriage & Family Therapists

This self-study activity consists of 1.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists no longer approves programs or providers. PESI activities meet the continuing education requirements as listed in Title 22 of the Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 801, Subchapter K, Section 801.264 Types of Acceptable Continuing Education. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

This self-study activity consists of 1.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this self-study activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 17118 for 1.0 self-study contact hours. 

** You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Florida Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 1.0 self-study contact hours.

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Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 1.0 self-study contact hours. Please email cepesi@pesi.com with your license number, include the title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Psychologists

This course is for informational purposes only. No continuing education credit is available. 


Social Workers

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Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 1.0 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.



Speaker

Michel Sucher, MD, DFASAM's Profile

Michel Sucher, MD, DFASAM Related seminars and products

Meadows Behavioral Healthcare


Dr. Michel Sucher has been a leader in addiction medicine for decades and served as the medical director of the monitored aftercare programs for the Arizona Medical Board, the Arizona State board of Dental Examiners, and the State Bar of Arizona for over 25 years. He founded the California Physicians Health Program in 2004 and functioned as its president until transferring it to others in 2020. Dr. Sucher is a consultant in addiction medicine to most Arizona healthcare regulatory agencies and boards. Additionally, he served as the acting medical director of the Division of Behavioral Health at the Arizona State Department of Health Services. Dr. Sucher developed Mission Pacific Coast’s Recovery’s Professional Assessment Service at Mission Hospital Laguna Beach, where he served as a consultant in professional health and practiced addiction medicine. He is certified as a medical review officer by ASAM. The American Board of Addiction Medicine granted him diplomate status in 2009, and he is a past president of the Arizona Society of Addiction Medicine. In 2019, he was named Executive Medical Director at Meadows Behavioral Healthcare.

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Michel Sucher maintains a private practice and has employment relationships with Community Bridges, Inc.,Psychological Counseling Services, Ltd., Community Medical Services, Nevada Professionals Assistance Program, Meadows Behavioral Healthcare, Arizona Department Health Services, Rural/Metro Corporation, and Honor Health. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. Dr. Sucher has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Michel Sucher serves on the Arizona Medical Board, the Arizona State Board of Dental Examiners, the Arizona State Board of Osteopathic, and the Arizona State Board of Nursing. He is a member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine and the Arizona Medical Association.

 


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Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

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Objectives

  1. Describe the DSM criteria of Substance Use Disorder.
  2. Identify the signs and symptoms specific to impaired Health Professionals.
  3. Describe assessment, intervention, and treatment.
  4. Summarize reentry including monitoring, testing, diversion, and licensing boards.

Outline

  1. DEFINITION OF IMPAIRMENT (AMA)
  2. CAUSES OF PROFESSIONAL IMPAIRMENT
    • Addiction/ Progression
    • DSM Criteria
  3. IDENTIFICATION OF IMPAIRED HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
    • Signs and symptoms
    • Professional Settings
    • Hospital/Health Plans
    • Regulatory Agencies
  4. INTERVENTION
    • Assessment
    • Desired outcome
    • Consequences
  5. TREATMENT
    • Levels of care
    • Physician specific treatment
  6. REENTRY AFTERCARE AND MONITORING
    • licensing boards
    • Diversion
    • Testing
    • Prescribing limitations

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Therapists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Case Managers
  • Nurses
  • Teachers
  • School Guidance
  • School Administrators
  • Educational Paraprofessionals

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