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Mental Health Clinician's Guide to Working with Substance Use Disorders

Broadcast Date: September 11, 2013
Course Code: A083

Presenter:
Scott Lewis, MS, LPC
Clinical Supervisor
Center for Psychiatric and Chemical Dependency Services
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC

Program Description:

Research has shown that dual disorders are very common. According to reports published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), roughly 50 percent of individuals with severe mental disorders are affected by substance abuse. Mental health professionals need to be prepared for this clinical reality. This training will provide mental health clinicians a general overview of the physiological and psychological characteristics of abuse, help clinicians assess the different stages of abuse and recovery, and discuss treatment choices.

Educational Objectives:

At the conclusion of the program, participants should be able to:

  • Identify current trends in substance abuse.
  • Examine treatment approaches to substance abuse.
  • Identify aspects of motivational interviewing and other engagement strategies.

Target Audience:

This introductory program is for all mental health and drug and alcohol professionals who work with individuals with co-occurring disorders

Continuing Education Credits:

ACT 48 2.0
 

CADC 2.0

 

CPRP 2.0

 

NCC 2.0

 

PCHA 2.0
 

Psychologist 2.0

SW 2.0

CEU 0.2
 

We are pleased to offer Act 48, CADC,  CPRP, NCC, PCHA, Psychologist, Social Work and CEU credits for this webcast.  Please download the test and application form before viewing the webcast:  (Adobe PDF); (MS-Word)

For ACT 48--Please download the packet here.

If you have questions, please contact
Jennifer Lichok at lichokjl@upmc.edu

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Continuing Education Credit

Each program is offered for the designated number of continuing education credits

 

EDUCATORS: ACT 48

Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic is recognized by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to offer continuing education credits under Act 48 guidelines. Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic adheres to the Act 48 Continuing Education Guidelines.

 

CERTIFIED ADDICTION COUNSELORS: CADC

Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Office of Education and Regional Programming is certified by the Pennsylvania Chemical Abuse Certification Board (PCACB) to provide Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) continuing education credits for those participants attending the entire program. 

 

CERTIFIED PSYCHIATRIC REHABILITATION PRACTITIONERS:  CPRP

The announced credit hours for each program can be applied to your training hours for the Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioners (CPRP).

 

COUNSELORS:  NCC

Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic is recognized by the National Board for Certified Counselors to offer continuing education for National Certified Counselors. Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic adheres to the NCC Continuing Education Guidelines.

 

CERTIFICATE OF ANNUAL ADMINISTRATOR TRAINING PERSONAL CARE HOME ADMINISTRATORS

The indicated number of clock hours are approved by the Department of Public Welfare Bureau of Adult Residential Licensing. These clock hours may count towards the 24 hours of annual training for administrators required in 55 Pa. Code Chapter 2600 (relating to personal care homes).

 

PSYCHOLOGISTS

Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists.  Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic maintains responsibility for these programs and their contents. These programs are being offered for 2.0 continuing education credits.

 

SOCIAL WORKERS:  SW

The indicated number of credit hours of continuing education is provided through co-sponsorship of the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work, a PA-approved provider of social work continuing education. These credit hours satisfy requirements for LCSW renewal. For information of social work continuing education, call (412) 624-3711.

 

MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS: CEU

Nurses and other health care professionals are awarded the designated number of Continuing Education Units (CEU). One CEU is equal to 10 contact hours. Nurses: For attendance at this program you will receive a Certificate of Attendance confirming the indicated hours of continuing education. These hours may be considered eligible in completing the 30 hours of continuing education required for bi-annual nursing re-licensure in Pennsylvania. Peer Specialists: This program fulfills requirements for Certified Peer Specialist continuing education.

 

For Technical Support: email connellp@upmc.edu  or call Patrick Connell at 412-802-6906 

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