Nov
16
Fri
Addiction Medicine Essentials @ Archie Davis Conference Center
Nov 16 @ 8:15 am – Nov 17 @ 3:30 pm

Please join us for the inaugural Addiction Medicine Essentials 2018 conference, to be held November 16-17 in Durham, NC. The event will provide addiction medicine basics for a range of healthcare professionals working in primary care and behavioral health settings. Topics will include Addiction Medicine 101/201, the Challenging Overlap of Pain and SUD’s, Pharmacotherapy, Common Psychiatric and Medical Comorbidities, Counseling Skills and more!

Join us for one or both days!

 

Nov
21
Wed
Adopting Best Practices in Substance Abuse Treatment: An Ongoing Teaching Case Conference Series @ William F Andrews Center
Nov 21 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Program Description: In this time of major systems change, addiction treatment professionals are challenged to treat increasingly complex alcohol and other drug use disorders with a greater emphasis on evidence-based outcomes and cost effectiveness. At the same time there have been significant advances in our understanding of the biological and environmental underpinnings of addictive disease which has informed emerging treatment best practices. While a number of evidence based behavioral and medication assisted practices have been developed to respond to the science, the gap between research and practice has been highlighted by the Institute of Medicine (1998). In an effort to bridge this gap, there is a growing effort within the field of addictions treatment to better integrate research with practice by implementing science based practices. These specific practices are described in NIDA’s Priniciples of Drug Addiction Treatment : A Research Based Guide (2008) as well as in the findings from the Conference on Approaches For Combating the Troublesome Use of Substances (CACTUS) as published in Rethinking Substance Abuse by William R. Miller and Kathleen M. Carroll (2008). This series is also focused on introducing participants to evidence based treatment models included in the current National Registry of Evidence Based Programs Practices (SAMHSA). These EBPs include Motivational Interviewing, Motivational Incentives, Seeking Safety, Cognitive Based Therapies and Mindfulness based interventions. Discussions will focus on ways that practitioners can apply these practices and evidence based models to current clinical situations.

Method: This teaching case conference series uses a traditional case study and facilitated learning collaborative method to assist participants to identify, learn and apply best practices and evidence based models within the context of actual cases. Participants will be expected to come prepared each session with cases that present special challenges as well as opportunities for learning. The goal of these conferences will be to identify appropriate best practices and to find ways in which specific evidence based treatments can be used to incorporate the use of evidence based treatments.

This teaching case conference series is also intended to promote collaboration among treatment providers in an effort to facilitate cross referrals, promote a regional recovery oriented system of care and integrated care approaches. The series will also serve as a vehicle for disseminating information about new research findings as well as available professional development and community service resources. Finally, these sessions will be facilitated in a manner to promote collegial support and enhance workforce morale and retention.

See brochure for speaker information.

Objectives

  • Present cases that provide an opportunity for shared learning.
  • Learn and discuss best practices and evidence based treatments that can be applied in the real world.
  • Identify opportunities for further training in evidence based practices.
  • Facilitate referrals and system of care development.
  • Review and discuss research based findings and perspectives.
  • Improve workforce morale and retention.
Nov
26
Mon
Certified Peer Support Specialist Training (40+ hour training) @ Southern Regional AHEC
Nov 26 – Nov 30 all-day

Description

Certified Peer Support Specialist Training includes the specific Peer Academy training, and 20 hours of Continuing Professional Development training: The twenty hours of training consists of Mental Health First Aid, The Challenge of Opioids, and Using Harm Reduction in the Treatment of Substance Use Disorders. Participants are able to apply for certification upon completion.
Peer Academy is the culmination of years of experience from international peer experts who, in addition to serving as peer specialists, have started up, developed, and currently operate successful peer organizations and programs. The developers and facilitators of Peer Academy are skilled and are committed to sharing their expertise in building a competent, qualified peer workforce as an investment in developing future leaders in the peer movement. Peer Academy is NOT an entry level training about personal recovery and peer support. Rather, it is an intense and rigorous professional development course that includes pre-academy coursework, homework, class exercises, and sharing your recovery story in class. PLEASE NOTE: Acceptance into Peer Academy is competitive, therefore we use an application and interview process to select participants. Those who are well-grounded in their own recovery and are committed to excelling as a peer specialist should apply. Once registered, we will contact you regarding next steps.

Note: participants must attend all sessions and topics.

Objectives

  • Peer Academy: Participants are able to describe the history of the peer movement and how that foundation led to the contemporary peer support role.
  • Peer Academy: Participants are able to discuss experiential practice to build skills and apply tools necessary for effective peer support.
  • Peer Academy: Participants are able to identify and describe comprehensive experiences for peer support specialists.
  • Peer Academy: Participants are able to describe needed actions to apply for certification after the completion of this 60 hour coursework.
  • Peer Academy: Participants are able to describe the difference between peer support and other professional roles within the behavioral health system, maintaining the principle and integrity of the peer role.
  • Peer Academy: Participants are able to describe the difference between peer support and other professional roles within the behavioral health system, maintaining the principle and integrity of the peer role.
  • Adult Mental Health First Aid: Participants are able to describe the prevalence of various mental health disorders in the U.S. and the need for reduced stigma in their communities.
  • Adult Mental Health First Aid: Participants are able to identify a 5-step action plan encompassing the skills, resources and knowledge to assess the situation, to select and implement appropriate interventions, and to help the individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional care.
  • Adult Mental Health First Aid: Participants are able to discuss the evidence-based professional, peer, social, and self-help resources available to help someone with a mental health problem
  • Challenge of Opioid Addiction: Participants are able to describe the effects of opioid use on patients, their support groups, and their communities.
  • Challenge of Opioid Addiction: Participants are able to identify therapeutic interventions, theories, and best practices.
  • Challenge of Opioid Addiction: Participants are able to identify three factors associated with determining a substance use disorder.
  • Challenge of Opioid Addiction: Participants are able to discuss three approaches used in the treatment of opioid use and induced disorders.
  • Harm Reduction: Participants are able to identify a rationale for the use of harm reduction techniques in the treatment of addictive diseases.
  • Harm Reduction: Participants are able to discuss harm reduction strategies that can be combined with evidence-based practices.
  • Harm Reduction: Participants are able to identify at least one strategy that may be used in developing a treatment plan using harm reduction.

Audience

The target audience has been planned to support an array of community, legal, health and human services organizations to include hospitals, emergency rooms, substance use disorder treatment centers, faith-based organizations, emergency medical services, departments of social services, law enforcement, judicial systems, primary care settings, emergency shelters, non-profits and other interested persons.

Available Credits

CEU 0.80
Contact Hours 8.00
NAADAC 8.00

Event Fees

For registration and payment received on or before November 19, 2018.

$256.00

Nov
29
Thu
Behavioral Treatment of Chronic Pain: Evidence-Based Tools to Move from Hurt to Hope @ MAHEC
Nov 29 @ 9:00 am – 4:45 pm

Description

Across the nation, healthcare providers are taking another look at how to safely and effectively treat pain while also reducing the risks associated with opioids. It is estimated that 100 million people in the U.S. are living with chronic pain and that approximately 1/3 of these individuals are seeking medical treatment for their pain.

Pain management has typically not been a part of behavioral health practice but research and clinical practice are demonstrating that behavioral interventions are the most effective treatment for chronic pain. The CDC recently put out guidelines that highlight the opioid epidemic and its tragic consequences, along with recommendations for treating chronic pain. Behavioral treatment is the most effective treatment and should be tried prior to prescribing opioids.

More behavioral health providers with expertise in behavioral interventions for pain management are needed to combat the opioid epidemic. This interactive and cutting-edge training will provide participants with innovative and evidence-based tools and techniques to expand their clinical practice and treat chronic pain. Participants will gain the skills and confidence needed to provide practical and life-changing interventions to help individuals manage chronic pain and enjoy active, healthy and meaningful lives.

Can’t make this date? This program is also offered on March 8th, 2019- Click HERE for details and to register!

Download Event Brochure 

Target Audience

Behavioral health professionals including psychologists, social workers, counselors, marriage and family therapists, substance abuse counselors, and others interested in this topic.

Objectives

  • Define pain and its emotional aspects
  • Describe and map out the chronic pain cycle
  • List risks of opioid medications
  • Utilize effective components of the cognitive-behavioral treatment of chronic pain
  • Demonstrate mindful approaches for chronic pain
Dec
4
Tue
Providers’ Clinical Support System – Buprenorphine Office Based Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders The “Half and Half” Course @ Eastern AHEC
Dec 4 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm

Description

Opioid dependence is epidemic in the United States. While progress has been made in training providers, the gap in providing effective treatment of opioid use disorders continues to widen—moving beyond heroin addicted individuals to a much larger and diverse segment of the population. This increase is predominantly due to an alarming increase in addiction to prescription opioid analgesic medications. Buprenorphine, the most recent addition to the pharmacotherapies available to treat opioid dependence, is novel among the opioid pharmacotherapies because of its partial agonist properties. It has been placed on Schedule III and is available by prescription from a physician’s office-based practice.

Recognizing the impact of this addiction, as well as learning how to treat opioid use disorders, are important steps in combating this ever growing medical problem. To obtain the waiver to prescribe, providers are required to take specialized training. PCSS-MAT uses the Half-and-Half format (first, 4.25 hours of face-to-face training with an instructor, followed by 3.75 hours of on-your-own-training that must be completed along with a post test). This meets the training requirements for physicians; however, additional training is required for advanced practice providers. The training focuses on the specifics of treating patients with opioid use disorders in office-based settings and clinical vignettes to help trainees think through “real life” experiences in opioid use disorders treatment. Once the waiver training is completed in full, participants will receive a CME certificate of attendance from AAAP.

Please note:
This event will be held at Eastern AHEC, 2600 W Arlington Blvd., Greenville, NC

HAVE A QUESTION?

Contact the Program Manager
Karen Lambert
karen.lambert@mahec.net or 828-257-4761

This course will also be offered at other locations:
January 29, 2019, at SEAHEC, 2511 Delaney Ave., Seagull Classroom, Wilmington, NC 28403 Click here to register

February 5, 2019, at Greensboro AHEC, Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital, 1121 North Church St., Classroom GW185 (formerly Classroom 29), Greensboro, NC 27401 Click here to register 

By registering for this program, you are granting permission for your contact information to be shared with the North Carolina Medical Society Foundation, which is a collaborating partner of this continuing education activity.

Target Audience

The program is recommended for prescribers in primary care, emergency medicine, pain management, psychiatric, HIV, and addiction medicine.(Not a prescriber? CLICK HERE)

Objectives

  • Review addiction treatment in office-based practices
  • Discuss the pharmacological treatments of opioid use disorder
  • Determine what medical record documentation must be followed
  • Discuss the process of buprenorphine induction as well as stabilization and maintenance techniques
  • Describe how to take a patient history and evaluation
  • Review safety concerns and drug interactions
@ Eastern AHEC
Dec 4 @ 8:45 am – 1:00 pm

Description

Opioid addiction is a chronic, relapsing brain disease that affects millions of Americans and produces a tremendous burden on the healthcare system. In 2002, U.S. physicians gained the opportunity to treat opioid-addicted patients with buprenorphine in primary care settings, commonly referred to as office-based opioid treatment (OBOT). OBOT has been shown to be effective in primary care settings and impacts public health through the reduction of opioid use, opioid overdose mortality and transmission of infectious diseases. However, it remains underutilized.

One consistently cited barrier preventing OBOT expansion is lack of adequate clinical support given the additional needs for patient monitoring. Successful medication-assisted treatment (MAT) requires a team-based approach just like treatment for other chronic diseases. In addition, treatment is more effective when providers can use a trauma-informed and gender-responsive treatment plan.

The goal of this companion program to the AAAP Clinical Support System: Buprenorphine Office-Based Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders (The “Half and Half” Course) is to increase the comfort level and expertise of the healthcare team by outlining a team approach, trauma-informed interventions, gender-responsive care, and recommendations for implementation of buprenorphine OBOT.

By registering for this program, you are granting permission for your contact information to be shared with the North Carolina Medical Society Foundation, which is a collaborating partner of this continuing education activity.

Target Audience

Recommended for mental health professionals (including substance abuse counselors, social workers, psychologists, school counselors, and marriage and family therapists), practice managers, program administrators, nurses, medical assistants, care managers, care coordinators and other professionals interested in this subject (Are you a prescriber? CLICK HERE)

Objectives

  • Describe the presented framework of office-based opioid treatment (OBOT) including practice changes, medications used, psychosocial services and integration/coordination components
  • Utilize evidence-based interventions that are trauma-informed and gender-responsive to treat persons with substance use disorders
  • Define the roles of an effective practice team, including primary care and behavioral health clinicians, working together with patients and families, and using a systematic and cost-effective approach to provide patient-centered care for opioid and other substance use disorders
  • Increase medical and behavioral health professionals’ receptivity and capability to work collaboratively as they evaluate and manage opioid and other substance use disorders using SBIRT (screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment)
  • List key components of evidence-based and effective OBOT
Dec
10
Mon
Certified Peer Support Specialist Training (40+ hour training) @ Southern Regional AHEC
Dec 10 – Dec 14 all-day

Description

Certified Peer Support Specialist Training includes the specific Peer Academy training, and 20 hours of Continuing Professional Development training: The twenty hours of training consists of Mental Health First Aid, The Challenge of Opioids, and Using Harm Reduction in the Treatment of Substance Use Disorders. Participants are able to apply for certification upon completion.
Peer Academy is the culmination of years of experience from international peer experts who, in addition to serving as peer specialists, have started up, developed, and currently operate successful peer organizations and programs. The developers and facilitators of Peer Academy are skilled and are committed to sharing their expertise in building a competent, qualified peer workforce as an investment in developing future leaders in the peer movement. Peer Academy is NOT an entry level training about personal recovery and peer support. Rather, it is an intense and rigorous professional development course that includes pre-academy coursework, homework, class exercises, and sharing your recovery story in class. PLEASE NOTE: Acceptance into Peer Academy is competitive, therefore we use an application and interview process to select participants. Those who are well-grounded in their own recovery and are committed to excelling as a peer specialist should apply. Once registered, we will contact you regarding next steps.

Note: participants must attend all sessions and topics.

Objectives

  • Peer Academy: Participants are able to describe the history of the peer movement and how that foundation led to the contemporary peer support role.
  • Peer Academy: Participants are able to discuss experiential practice to build skills and apply tools necessary for effective peer support.
  • Peer Academy: Participants are able to identify and describe comprehensive experiences for peer support specialists.
  • Peer Academy: Participants are able to describe needed actions to apply for certification after the completion of this 60 hour coursework.
  • Peer Academy: Participants are able to describe the difference between peer support and other professional roles within the behavioral health system, maintaining the principle and integrity of the peer role.
  • Peer Academy: Participants are able to describe the difference between peer support and other professional roles within the behavioral health system, maintaining the principle and integrity of the peer role.
  • Adult Mental Health First Aid: Participants are able to describe the prevalence of various mental health disorders in the U.S. and the need for reduced stigma in their communities.
  • Adult Mental Health First Aid: Participants are able to identify a 5-step action plan encompassing the skills, resources and knowledge to assess the situation, to select and implement appropriate interventions, and to help the individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional care.
  • Adult Mental Health First Aid: Participants are able to discuss the evidence-based professional, peer, social, and self-help resources available to help someone with a mental health problem
  • Challenge of Opioid Addiction: Participants are able to describe the effects of opioid use on patients, their support groups, and their communities.
  • Challenge of Opioid Addiction: Participants are able to identify therapeutic interventions, theories, and best practices.
  • Challenge of Opioid Addiction: Participants are able to identify three factors associated with determining a substance use disorder.
  • Challenge of Opioid Addiction: Participants are able to discuss three approaches used in the treatment of opioid use and induced disorders.
  • Harm Reduction: Participants are able to identify a rationale for the use of harm reduction techniques in the treatment of addictive diseases.
  • Harm Reduction: Participants are able to discuss harm reduction strategies that can be combined with evidence-based practices.
  • Harm Reduction: Participants are able to identify at least one strategy that may be used in developing a treatment plan using harm reduction.

Audience

The target audience has been planned to support an array of community, legal, health and human services organizations to include hospitals, emergency rooms, substance use disorder treatment centers, faith-based organizations, emergency medical services, departments of social services, law enforcement, judicial systems, primary care settings, emergency shelters, non-profits and other interested persons.

Available Credits

CEU 0.80
Contact Hours 8.00
NAADAC 8.00

Event Fees

For registration and payment received on or before November 19, 2018.

$256.00

Dec
19
Wed
Adopting Best Practices in Substance Abuse Treatment: An Ongoing Teaching Case Conference Series @ William F Andrews Center
Dec 19 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Program Description: In this time of major systems change, addiction treatment professionals are challenged to treat increasingly complex alcohol and other drug use disorders with a greater emphasis on evidence-based outcomes and cost effectiveness. At the same time there have been significant advances in our understanding of the biological and environmental underpinnings of addictive disease which has informed emerging treatment best practices. While a number of evidence based behavioral and medication assisted practices have been developed to respond to the science, the gap between research and practice has been highlighted by the Institute of Medicine (1998). In an effort to bridge this gap, there is a growing effort within the field of addictions treatment to better integrate research with practice by implementing science based practices. These specific practices are described in NIDA’s Priniciples of Drug Addiction Treatment : A Research Based Guide (2008) as well as in the findings from the Conference on Approaches For Combating the Troublesome Use of Substances (CACTUS) as published in Rethinking Substance Abuse by William R. Miller and Kathleen M. Carroll (2008). This series is also focused on introducing participants to evidence based treatment models included in the current National Registry of Evidence Based Programs Practices (SAMHSA). These EBPs include Motivational Interviewing, Motivational Incentives, Seeking Safety, Cognitive Based Therapies and Mindfulness based interventions. Discussions will focus on ways that practitioners can apply these practices and evidence based models to current clinical situations.

Method: This teaching case conference series uses a traditional case study and facilitated learning collaborative method to assist participants to identify, learn and apply best practices and evidence based models within the context of actual cases. Participants will be expected to come prepared each session with cases that present special challenges as well as opportunities for learning. The goal of these conferences will be to identify appropriate best practices and to find ways in which specific evidence based treatments can be used to incorporate the use of evidence based treatments.

This teaching case conference series is also intended to promote collaboration among treatment providers in an effort to facilitate cross referrals, promote a regional recovery oriented system of care and integrated care approaches. The series will also serve as a vehicle for disseminating information about new research findings as well as available professional development and community service resources. Finally, these sessions will be facilitated in a manner to promote collegial support and enhance workforce morale and retention.

See brochure for speaker information.

Objectives

  • Present cases that provide an opportunity for shared learning.
  • Learn and discuss best practices and evidence based treatments that can be applied in the real world.
  • Identify opportunities for further training in evidence based practices.
  • Facilitate referrals and system of care development.
  • Review and discuss research based findings and perspectives.
  • Improve workforce morale and retention.
Jan
4
Fri
Certified Peer Support Specialist Training (40+ hour training) @ Southern Regional AHEC
Jan 4 – Jan 8 all-day

Description

Certified Peer Support Specialist Training includes the specific Peer Academy training, and 20 hours of Continuing Professional Development training: The twenty hours of training consists of Mental Health First Aid, The Challenge of Opioids, and Using Harm Reduction in the Treatment of Substance Use Disorders. Participants are able to apply for certification upon completion.
Peer Academy is the culmination of years of experience from international peer experts who, in addition to serving as peer specialists, have started up, developed, and currently operate successful peer organizations and programs. The developers and facilitators of Peer Academy are skilled and are committed to sharing their expertise in building a competent, qualified peer workforce as an investment in developing future leaders in the peer movement. Peer Academy is NOT an entry level training about personal recovery and peer support. Rather, it is an intense and rigorous professional development course that includes pre-academy coursework, homework, class exercises, and sharing your recovery story in class. PLEASE NOTE: Acceptance into Peer Academy is competitive, therefore we use an application and interview process to select participants. Those who are well-grounded in their own recovery and are committed to excelling as a peer specialist should apply. Once registered, we will contact you regarding next steps.

Note: participants must attend all sessions and topics.

Objectives

  • Peer Academy: Participants are able to describe the history of the peer movement and how that foundation led to the contemporary peer support role.
  • Peer Academy: Participants are able to discuss experiential practice to build skills and apply tools necessary for effective peer support.
  • Peer Academy: Participants are able to identify and describe comprehensive experiences for peer support specialists.
  • Peer Academy: Participants are able to describe needed actions to apply for certification after the completion of this 60 hour coursework.
  • Peer Academy: Participants are able to describe the difference between peer support and other professional roles within the behavioral health system, maintaining the principle and integrity of the peer role.
  • Peer Academy: Participants are able to describe the difference between peer support and other professional roles within the behavioral health system, maintaining the principle and integrity of the peer role.
  • Adult Mental Health First Aid: Participants are able to describe the prevalence of various mental health disorders in the U.S. and the need for reduced stigma in their communities.
  • Adult Mental Health First Aid: Participants are able to identify a 5-step action plan encompassing the skills, resources and knowledge to assess the situation, to select and implement appropriate interventions, and to help the individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional care.
  • Adult Mental Health First Aid: Participants are able to discuss the evidence-based professional, peer, social, and self-help resources available to help someone with a mental health problem
  • Challenge of Opioid Addiction: Participants are able to describe the effects of opioid use on patients, their support groups, and their communities.
  • Challenge of Opioid Addiction: Participants are able to identify therapeutic interventions, theories, and best practices.
  • Challenge of Opioid Addiction: Participants are able to identify three factors associated with determining a substance use disorder.
  • Challenge of Opioid Addiction: Participants are able to discuss three approaches used in the treatment of opioid use and induced disorders.
  • Harm Reduction: Participants are able to identify a rationale for the use of harm reduction techniques in the treatment of addictive diseases.
  • Harm Reduction: Participants are able to discuss harm reduction strategies that can be combined with evidence-based practices.
  • Harm Reduction: Participants are able to identify at least one strategy that may be used in developing a treatment plan using harm reduction.

Audience

The target audience has been planned to support an array of community, legal, health and human services organizations to include hospitals, emergency rooms, substance use disorder treatment centers, faith-based organizations, emergency medical services, departments of social services, law enforcement, judicial systems, primary care settings, emergency shelters, non-profits and other interested persons.

Available Credits

CEU 0.80
Contact Hours 8.00
NAADAC 8.00

Event Fees

For registration and payment received on or before November 19, 2018.

$256.00

Jan
16
Wed
Adopting Best Practices in Substance Abuse Treatment: An Ongoing Teaching Case Conference Series @ William F Andrews Center
Jan 16 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Program Description: In this time of major systems change, addiction treatment professionals are challenged to treat increasingly complex alcohol and other drug use disorders with a greater emphasis on evidence-based outcomes and cost effectiveness. At the same time there have been significant advances in our understanding of the biological and environmental underpinnings of addictive disease which has informed emerging treatment best practices. While a number of evidence based behavioral and medication assisted practices have been developed to respond to the science, the gap between research and practice has been highlighted by the Institute of Medicine (1998). In an effort to bridge this gap, there is a growing effort within the field of addictions treatment to better integrate research with practice by implementing science based practices. These specific practices are described in NIDA’s Priniciples of Drug Addiction Treatment : A Research Based Guide (2008) as well as in the findings from the Conference on Approaches For Combating the Troublesome Use of Substances (CACTUS) as published in Rethinking Substance Abuse by William R. Miller and Kathleen M. Carroll (2008). This series is also focused on introducing participants to evidence based treatment models included in the current National Registry of Evidence Based Programs Practices (SAMHSA). These EBPs include Motivational Interviewing, Motivational Incentives, Seeking Safety, Cognitive Based Therapies and Mindfulness based interventions. Discussions will focus on ways that practitioners can apply these practices and evidence based models to current clinical situations.

Method: This teaching case conference series uses a traditional case study and facilitated learning collaborative method to assist participants to identify, learn and apply best practices and evidence based models within the context of actual cases. Participants will be expected to come prepared each session with cases that present special challenges as well as opportunities for learning. The goal of these conferences will be to identify appropriate best practices and to find ways in which specific evidence based treatments can be used to incorporate the use of evidence based treatments.

This teaching case conference series is also intended to promote collaboration among treatment providers in an effort to facilitate cross referrals, promote a regional recovery oriented system of care and integrated care approaches. The series will also serve as a vehicle for disseminating information about new research findings as well as available professional development and community service resources. Finally, these sessions will be facilitated in a manner to promote collegial support and enhance workforce morale and retention.

See brochure for speaker information.

Objectives

  • Present cases that provide an opportunity for shared learning.
  • Learn and discuss best practices and evidence based treatments that can be applied in the real world.
  • Identify opportunities for further training in evidence based practices.
  • Facilitate referrals and system of care development.
  • Review and discuss research based findings and perspectives.
  • Improve workforce morale and retention.