Identifying and Treating Opioid Use Disorder in Military-Connected Clients: The Role of Civilian Community Mental Health Providers Online via Zoom
5 October, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern
The Center for Deployment Psychology (CDP) is offering a one-day workshop on "Identifying and Treating Opioid Use Disorder in Military-Connected Clients: The Role of Civilian Community Mental Health Providers." This training will be held on 5 October 2021, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern online via Zoom. Registration for the course is $25 and comes with 6.5 continuing education credits. (Please note the refund and Continuing Education policies at the bottom of the page.) Space in this event is limited and registration will close when capacity is reached, even if this is before the final registration deadline.
This course will be held online via Zoom. Also, a functioning microphone is MANDATORY to attend, in order to participate in the role-play sessions. Headphones are also HIGHLY recommended to provide the optimal experience.
Description: This one-day training provides a general overview of Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) within military-connected populations including the National Guard/Reserves and Veterans. The workshop is designed for civilian mental health providers working with military-connected clients in community clinics. The course lays a foundation on the nature of opioids, as well as a detailed review of opioid use/misuse prevalence rates and risk factors. Participants are then introduced to best practices for screening, clinical assessment, and identifying frequent comorbidities. Pharmacological treatment with Medications for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) will be addressed. In addition, evidence-based psychosocial treatments for OUD are discussed, including when to refer to more intensive levels of care. Participants also learn potential red flags that should be monitored for any clients currently taking opioids—prescribed or not. The workshop emphasizes reducing stigma and exploring challenges and misperceptions that providers face when working with this population.
Through military-related case examples and role-plays, participants will practice screening and providing treatment options for OUD, including motivational interviewing. The workshop targets providers seeking in-depth training in evidence-based assessment and treatment approaches they can immediately incorporate into their clinical practice. The training is geared towards an actively involved audience through discussion and breakout exercises.
Please note: Space in this event is limited and registration will close once capacity has been reached, even if this is before the final registration date.
Target Audience: For behavioral health/healthcare providers who treat military personnel, veterans, and their families.
To access the course, on the day of the event, log into your account here: https://deploymentpsych.ce21.com/Account/MyAccount and click on the green "Launch Webinar" button.
This course will be presented via Zoom teleconferencing software. Zoom is browser-based, however an add-in may need to be installed before attending. Participants can test their computer's capabilities by clicking here (or visiting https://zoom.us/test). We recommend those using Internet connections on government or military locations test their ability to load Zoom in advance of the event to ensure there are no technical difficulties. If you encounter connection difficulties when using your computer, the Zoom app is also available for iOS and Android devices. A functioning microphone is MANDATORY to be able to participate in the breakout role-play sessions.
Continuing Education Details:
This activity is approved for 6.5 continuing education credits (CEs). Participants must attend the full day to obtain credit.
The Center for Deployment Psychology is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Center for Deployment Psychology maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
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