Plymouth State University is offering a free workshop on assessing, supporting and treating individuals struggling with opioid misuse. Strategies will focus on a whole-person approach as many individuals with opioid misuse disorder have co-occurring mental health problems.
Attendees will learn about easily-accessible screening tools, psychopharmacological interventions and diagnostic criteria as well as evidence-based therapeutic and theoretical strategies, such as CBT, DBT, 12-step, Motivational Enhancement, State of Change Theory, Harm Reduction, Recovery Trauma-based therapies, Peer Support and Wellness.
The workshop will also explore what therapeutic interventions, legislative fixes, medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and wellness approaches are being used currently. The day will include small group work, case-studies and didactics.
Dr. Charles Atkins, Chief Medical Officer at Community Mental Health Affiliates in New Britain, CT., is the guest speaker. He is a board certified psychiatrist with extensive administrative and clinical experience in substance abuse and dual diagnosis treatment, including MAT.
The workshop is April 12, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Heritage Hall at Plymouth State University. Although the event is free, participants are asked to register in advance. Attendees will receive 5.5 continuing education credits.
Opioid Workshop Flyer
To register, visit https://campus.plymouth.edu/cesp/opioid-treatment-and-recovery-workshop-registration/.
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