Opiate abuse has become a significant problem for our country. Unlike many other substances, there are medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and recovery options for those that struggle with opiate use disorder. This can also create challenges as the traditional “abstinence-based” model of treatment may not be applicable for this population. This session will provide a broad overview of opiates and their differences; the different MAT options for clients; and how SUD counselors can best provide treatment services to them. Challenges with the abstinence-based model and the 12-step community will be explored.
This session is specifically designed for counselors and will provide participants with basic understanding of MAT for opiate use disorder. Participants can expect to learn some fundamental strategies for working with this population and how to provide services within a group and individual setting as well as how MAT may fit into the treatment plan as a whole.
This is a non-interactive, self-study course.
Instruction consists of 2 hours of video instruction and a post-test.
Participants have 6 months from the time of registration to complete learning content and claim certificate of completion indicating CEs.
Upon completion of this training, professionals will be able to do the following:
- Explain the differences in MAT medications.
- Identify and implement foundational counseling skills specific to this population.
- Engage in practical skills as a part of the treatment continuum to help provide services to this population
Dr. Malcolm Horn, PhD, LCSW, LAC, SAP, MAC:
Malcolm Horn-Charnesky started her career working with the elderly and adults with disabilities. She has over 10 years of progressive clinical experience working with the complex diagnoses that often accompany addictions and co-occurring disorders. Malcolm started working specifically with addictions in 2006 when she moved to Billings and started working at Rimrock. She coordinates the continuing education for licensed staff, ensuring they have opportunities to appropriate continuing education units to improve their skills and ability to meet the needs of clients. Malcolm also supervises and coordinates the internship program and ensures all learning objectives are met. She provides educational lectures and workshops to patients and community members and also conducts adjunctive group, family, and individual therapy.
Malcolm received her Master’s in Social Work from Walla Walla College, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and is licensed by the state of Montana as an Addiction Counselor. She also has accreditation from the NAADAC (National Association of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counselors) as a Masters level Addiction Counselor. She is a SAP (Substance Abuse Professional) certified by the DOT through NAADAC as well as the only nationally certified intervention professional (NCIP) in Montana. Malcolm was the President of the Montana Association of Drug and Alcohol Counselors from 2015-2017 and is the current regional vice president for the national association. She is the president-elect of NAADAC and teaches two courses at Montana-State University-Billings. Malcom completed her Ph.D. in psychology in April of 2019.
Read more about Dr. Malcolm Horn here
Credit Hours: This course consists of 2 non-contact hours.
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This is a non-interactive, self-study course.
To receive your certificate of completion you must complete the course in its entirety.
To complete an Online Self Study Course, one must register, log in, select the My Courses option from the menu items, click the Course Title, complete all of the modules, complete and pass the post-test(s), and complete the course evaluation.
A grade of at least 80% or more is required to pass the post-test. Retaking the post-test is possible until the participant is able to pass the test.
Psychologists and other professionals seeking CE credit through our approval with the American Psychological Association are asked but not required to complete the course evaluation before obtaining their certificate of completion, however passing a post-test for online self-study courses, and submitting one's attendance for live on-site and live webinars is required.
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Participants may request a printed version of their certificate of completion to be delivered by mail. A shipping/handling fee of $6.95 will be charged per request. Shipping internationally may require an additional charge.
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This course is intended for clinicians who provide behavioral health services.
This is a non-interactive, self-study course. Teaching methods for this course include recorded lectures, videos, a post-test, and a course evaluation. The courses may include required reading.
This course was recorded 4/7/23