Seminar Detail

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

Where:   LANGHORNE, PA

When:  Monday, June 25, 2018 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Course 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!
Objectives:

  1. Discover how the neurobiology of opioid addiction can help you and your clients set realistic goals.
  2. Employ evidence-based psychotherapeutic and wellness approaches when working with clients addicted to opioids.
  3. Determine how behavioral interventions and Medication Assisted Treatment can be combined to improve treatment outcomes.
  4. Assess the impact of co-occurring mental health disorders on opioid addiction treatment outcomes.
  5. Develop fully integrated recovery plans that meet clients’ regulatory needs.
  6. Establish how opioid use disorder differs from other substance use disorders and communicate how this impacts treatment approach.
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
Treating Drug Addiction with Medication: How Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Can Save Lives
  • Is the controversy over? Benefits and drawbacks of MAT
  • The latest findings
  • 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
  • Assess readiness for change, and stage-of-change theory
  • How to approach level of care decisions
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

CHARLES ATKINS, MD

Charles Atkins, MD, is a board-certified psychiatrist, clinical trainer, Chief Medical Officer of Community Mental Health Affiliates (CMHA), member of the Yale volunteer faculty, and a past regional medical director for the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (CT). A frequent lecturer on opioid addiction and Medication Assisted Treatment, Dr. Atkins is the author of Co-Occurring Disorders: Integrated Assessment and Treatment of Substance Use and Mental Disorders which has been included in the core curriculum of multiple schools of social work and substance abuse counseling. He is also the author of more than 15 other traditionally published books, both fiction and nonfiction, and has had hundreds of short stories and articles appear in publications ranging from The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) to Writer’s Digest Magazine. He can be followed on the web at: www.charlesatkins.com



Speaker Disclosures:

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.

Nonfinancial: Charles Atkins has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.
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ADDICTION COUNSELORS
This course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 6.0 CE in the Counseling Services skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance.

PENNSYLVANIA ADDICTION COUNSELORS: This course has been reviewed and approved for by the Pennsylvania Certification Board. This course will award 6.25 PCB Approved Hours of Education. (Valid for PA locations only)


COUNSELORS
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DELAWARE COUNSELORS: This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.

NEW JERSEY COUNSELORS: This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS
This activity consists of 380 minutes of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. You should save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


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SOCIAL WORKERS
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NEW JERSEY SOCIAL WORKERS: This course is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards – ASWB NJ CE Course Approval Program Provider #10 Course #1566 from 09/22/2017 to 09/22/2019. Social workers will receive the following type and number of credit(s): Clinical Social Work Practices 6.25. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

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