OPIOID ADDICTION PREVENTION TRAINING FOR NEW JERSEY MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
ENDURING COURSE: Registration now open
Time of Enduring Course: One hour
This is the third of six modules of a live webinar and enduring course series that will use a standardized, evidence-based opioid addiction prevention curriculum to train and inform New Jersey mental health professionals on best practices in treatments available for patients suffering from opioid use disorder. The module will also train and inform on integrated behavioral health services and support to be provided during recovery.
TARGET AUDIENCE: Psychologists, Marriage and Family Therapists, Social Workers, Professional Counselors
OBJECTIVES: At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:
- Understand the origins of the opioid epidemic using relevant data.
- Recognize the function of the New Jersey Prescription Monitoring Program (NJ PMP), and mental health professional obligations when providing counseling for patients suffering from opioid use disorder (OUD).
- Understand limitations on psychosocial support including confidentiality, competency, and informed consent for patients on opioid prescriptions for acute pain and chronic pain.
- Identify mental health professional obligations in counseling chronic pain patients in residential treatment facilities and outpatient treatment facilities.
- Practice early intervention and treatment to patients with OUD and those at risk of developing these disorders.
- Understand the effectiveness of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) in treating OUD and special populations.
- Practice or recommend patient communication strategies and non-pharmacological psychosocial interventions including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and relapse prevention (RP).
- Understand trauma-informed care including trauma awareness; safety and trustworthiness; choice, collaboration, and connection; and strengths-based and skill building.
- Recognize reasons to refer patients to addiction treatment, including office-based addiction therapy (OBAT), intensive outpatient services (IOP), and residential services.
- Discuss systemic issues of stigma surrounding patients with OUD and those receiving MAT, and solutions on how stigma can be overcome.
This enduring course satisfies the statutory mandate that mental health professionals obtain one credit of continuing education on prescription opioid-related topics as a condition of licensure renewal.
Upon successful completion of the enduring course, participants will receive a certificate of completion, and should retain it in accordance with their relevant licensing board’s regulations.
To receive full credit, you must be present for the entire enduring course activity.
To receive a certificate of completion, complete the Pre-Assessment, Post-Assessment, and Knowledge Assessment.
Hearing Impaired Registrants: This enduring course will contain closed captioning.
For questions pertaining to the New Jersey Board of Psychological Examiners, Board of Marriage and Family Therapy Examiners, Board of Social Work Examiners, Professional Counselor Examiners Committee, and module content, please contact Patricia Fortunato, Content Manager/Program Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
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