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August 2, 2013

CLINICAL LEADERSHIP

Ohio Sponsors Training Series for Medical Professionals to Advance Integrated Behavioral Healthcare, SAMI Treatment

—by Paul M. Kubek

Columbus & Cleveland, OH—As the State of Ohio participates actively in the national Health Home initiative to integrate primary healthcare with behavioral healthcare, it also continues to advance its long-standing commitment to behavioral healthcare services that integrate treatment for severe mental illness and substance abuse (SAMI).

Beginning this fall, the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) teams up, once again, with the Center for Evidence-Based Practices at Case Western Reserve University to deliver a series of important trainings for medical professionals. The video conferences support OhioMHAS' commitment to increasing dual-diagnosis-treatment capability, integrated behavioral healthcare, and continuity of care throughout Ohio's system of inpatient and community-based services for people with severe mental illness, many of whom are vulnerable to addiction, homelessness, crisis and emergency care, psychiatric hospitalization, arrest, incarceration, and chronic medical conditions.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

THE PRESENTERS

All three presenters of this training series are board certified in psychiatry and addiction psychiatry and have, throughout their careers, integrated treatment for both substance abuse and mental illness (SAMI) as a way to maximize recovery for people with these co-occurring disorders. Each has been recognized as an early innovator and advocate for integrated behavioral healthcare and SAMI treatment in Ohio’s public mental health system.

Mark Hurst, MD, is medical director of the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) (get bio).

Justin Trevino, MD, is assistant clinical director of Twin Valley Behavioral Healthcare, a regional psychiatric hospital of OhioMHAS (get bio).

Christina M. Delos Reyes, MD, is medical consultant at the Center for Evidence-Based Practices at Case Western Reserve University. She is also chief clinical officer of the Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board of Cuyahoga County (get bio).

The training is free for medical professionals who practice in Ohio:

  • Inpatient psychiatrists
  • Psychiatrists practicing in community settings
  • Primary care physicians
  • Physician assistants
  • Advanced practice nurses
  • Registered nurses

TOPICS

The training will explore clinical, organizational, and system innovations and highlight the following:

  • Pharmacology/medications for co-occurring severe mental illness and substance abuse (dual disorders)
  • Ohio initiatives for treatment of Opiate Epidemic
  • Ohio initiatives for treatment of new drugs of choice like bath salts, K2, others
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI), the evidence-based treatment
  • Stage-wise approach to care
  • Dual Diagnosis Capability in Addiction Treatment (DDCAT)
  • Dual Diagnosis Capability in Mental-Health Treatment (DDCMHT)
  • Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment (IDDT), the evidence-based practice

THE EVENTS

Register online today! These video conferences broadcast to multiple sites in Ohio, including the state's regional psychiatric hospitals. Attend at one near you.

  • The training series kicks off on September 5 and 19, 2013.
  • More dates will be announced for winter and spring 2014.
  • Attendance at both days is highly recommended but not required. 

Part 1 | Medical Professionals Training: Universal Considerations in the Treatment of Co-Occurring Disorders

  • September 5, 2013
  • Time: 1 pm to 4:15 pm
  • Location: Video Conference (attend at a site near you)
  • Cost: $0, Free. For Ohio providers only.
  • CMEs/CEUs: 3.0
  • Presenters: See sidebar

Part 2 | Medical Professionals Training: Universal Considerations in the Treatment of Co-Occurring Disorders

  • September 19, 2013
  • Time: 1 pm to 4:15 pm
  • Location: Video Conference (attend at a site near you)
  • Cost: $0, Free. For Ohio providers only.
  • CMEs/CEUs: 3.0
  • Presenters: See sidebar

2014 | Medical Professionals Training

  • Dates: TBA
  • Time: TBA
  • Location: Video Conferences
  • Presenters: See sidebar
  • Join our Center's mailing list to receive announcements.

MORE EVENTS

For a complete list of current training events, visit our events calendar (click here).

 

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