January 8, 2014
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

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Understanding Addiction

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In 2011, the American Society for Addiction Medicine (ASAM) released a public policy statement which offered arguably the most comprehensive definition of addiction and the dynamics of the addictive process on record. This workshop describes and discusses the current ASAM analysis of addiction for co-occurring disorders treatment professionals who seek a better understanding of the disease of addiction.

"Understanding Addiction" introduces participants to the diagnosis and treatment of chemical dependency. Participants will engage in discussion exercises and multimedia presentations designed to assist them in understanding the biopsychosocial implications of substance addiction among individuals with severe and persistent mental illness and/or substance use disorders.

The Center for Evidence-Based Practices (CEBP) at Case Western Reserve University makes an attempt to incorporate exercises and examples specific to the unique practice settings of participants in its training events, with an emphasis upon skills that advance the recovery of individuals with severe and persistent mental illness and/or substance use disorders.

Learning Objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  • Define Addiction
  • Explain what criteria are used to evaluate the presence of substance addiction
  • Describe basic neurobiological processes present in substance addiction
  • Explain and recognize the impact of addiction on behavior, cognition and emotion
  • Describe treatment clinician core competencies for the treatment of substance addiction
  • Describe fundamental treatment approaches for individuals in the Action stage of treatment

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Scott Gerhard, MA, LSW

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Our training events are open to professionals from multiple disciplines, service settings, and systems of care who provide healthcare, behavioral healthcare, and other services to people with mental illness or co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders. Examples of people who attend our events include the following:

Service roles

  • Program managers
  • Team leaders
  • Clinical supervisors
  • Medical staff
  • Quality assurance professionals
  • Administrators
  • Policymakers
  • Direct-service staff
  • Peer supporters

Service settings

  • Behavioral healthcare organizations (e.g., mental health, addiction services)
  • County boards (e.g., mental health, addiction services)
  • Psychiatric hospitals (state and community)
  • Hospitals
  • Criminal justice (e.g., police, courts, jail, probation, parole)
  • Residential
  • Housing
  • Health clinics (primary health)
  • Health Homes

Professional disciplines

  • Mental-health services
  • Addiction services
  • Social work
  • Psychology
  • Primary healthcare
  • Psychiatry
  • Nursing
  • Occupational therapy
  • Residential
  • Housing
  • Criminal justice
  • Vocational rehabilitation

Service models and strategies

Individuals and service teams from organizations implementing the following practices and service strategies are also encouraged to attend:

  • Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment (IDDT)
  • Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)
  • Dual Diagnosis Capability in Addiction Treatment (DDCAT)
  • Dual Diagnosis Capability in Mental Health Treatment (DDCMHT)
  • Tobacco Recovery Across the Continuum (TRAC)
  • Supported Employment/ Individual Placement and Support (SE/ IPS)
  • Illness Management and Recovery (IMR)
  • Wellness Management and Recovery (WMR)
  • Integrated Primary and Behavioral Healthcare (IPBH)
  • Health Homes

 


 

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Scott Gerhard, MA, LSW, is a consultant and trainer at the Center for Evidence-Based Practices (CEBP) at Case Western Reserve University and its Ohio Substance Abuse and Mental Illness Coordinating Center of Excellence (Ohio SAMI CCOE) initiative. He provides technical assistance (consulting and training) to organizations that are implementing evidence-based practices, emerging best practices, and other strategies that improve services and outcomes for people diagnosed with severe mental illness and substance use disorders. These strategies include Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment (IDDT), Dual Diagnosis Capability in Addiction Treatment and Mental Health Treatment (DDCAT/ DDCMHT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and "Tobacco: Recovery Across the Curriculum (TRAC)," among others.

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