Clinical / Treatment
Addiction Counseling Ethics
Training enables participants to explore the unique ethical dimensions and issues that a clinician may encounter in the provision of addiction treatment. The training will focus on the legal and moral issues that may surface while providing addiction treatment services. Training topics will include the definition of Addiction Counseling Ethics, ICAADA Code of Ethics, ethical responsibilities of addiction treatment, guidelines for ethical decision-making, digital, and ethics of professional development for addiction services. Training methods utilized will be lecturette-discussion, small group activities, and skill practice.
- Understand the dimensions of addiction counseling ethics
- Explore ethical dilemma/concerns related to addiction counseling
- Identify methods for ethical decision making
- Develop skills to practice ethical addiction counseling
Addiction Counseling Competencies
Training is designed to familiarize the participant with the eight practice dimensions necessary for effective performance as an addiction’s counselor: clinical evaluation; treatment planning; referral; service coordination; counseling; client, family and community education; documentation; and professional and ethical responsibilities. These dimensions along with their associated 12 core competencies, as defined by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), are the established national standards for addiction counseling practice. These standards are also utilized by state and national addictions counselor certification/license examinations. In this course, the student will develop entry level knowledge and skills across the eight practice dimensions that will help ready them for entering the addictions counseling field.
- Identify and describe the eight practice dimensions of addiction counseling
- Identify three service challenges and three potential service opportunities of each dimension
- List one skill associated with each dimension
- Describe how each dimension has at least one link to another dimension for the continuity of care
Advancing Addiction Recovery
Training is an interactive knowledge and skill development training designed for clinicians desiring to promote addiction recovery in a variety of settings. Participants will learn how to promote recovery for people seeking or in recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction and how to enhance the removal of obstacles and barriers to recovery during the treatment process. Multiple pathways of recovery will be examined so that the clinician will be able to support clients involved with different pathways. This course also offers an overview of the purpose, scope, roles, and techniques of recovery coaching so that the clinician may more effectively compliment the recovery coaching.
- Understanding what recovery is
- Interpret and accept various pathways to recovery
- How to promote recovery within their clinical model
- Identify and understand the scope of practice for peer supports and the complimentary role peer supports provide for the recovery process
- Apply knowledge received within the services provided to promote recovery support throughout their services
Psychopharmacology of Addiction
Training is intended to introduce the participant to drug administration, absorption, movement, and drug-receptor interactions. Participants will learn the psychoactive properties of each class of psychoactive drugs including the respective withdrawal abstinence syndromes. Participants will become familiar with current research in regard to biochemical abnormalities and their role in behavioral disorders. Participants will also become familiar with the etiology of co-occurring disorders.
- Develop an understanding of the biochemical abnormalities and neurobiology involved in substance use disorders (SUDs)
- Correctly identify and apply the diagnostic criteria for SUDs
- Develop an understanding of the psychoactive properties of each class of psychoactive drugs including respective withdrawal abstinence syndromes
- Become familiar with the etiology of co-occurring disorders
Understanding the Science of Addiction Treatment
Training is intended to introduce the participant to the major theories and approaches of addiction treatment and recovery. Participants will consider addictions and case examples from a variety of theoretical perspectives. Science-based approaches to addiction treatment and recovery will highlighted and explored. This course will examine addictions from biological, psychological, social and spiritual domains. Additionally, individual, family, and cultural perspectives will be explored. This course will emphasize familiarity with the current research in the addictions counseling field.
- Introduce the major theories and approaches of addiction treatment and recovery
- Examine biological, psychological, social and spiritual domains of addiction
- Understand, and learn, the drugs of abuse and their effects
- Understand addiction as a brain disease
- Understand various treatment options available
Evidence-based Practices for Addiction Treatment and Recovery
This course will familiarize participants with SAMHSA’s Evidence-Based Practices (EBP) addiction resources and afford the participant opportunities to examine several addiction EBPs and assess the clinical application of these EBPs. Special focus will be given to EBPs that are consistent with the Indiana Division of mental Health and Addiction (DMHA) programs and initiatives. SAMHSA resources such as Treatment Improvement Protocols, guidance documents, clinical practice policies, toolkits, and other actionable materials that incorporate the latest scientific evidence on mental health and substance use and address Indiana DMHA priority areas will also be highlighted. Teaching methods will include lecturette-discussion, case studies and small groups.
- Develop an understanding of the principles of effective treatment for substance use disorders (SUDs)
- Become familiar with the most used medications prescribed as part of medication assisted treatment (MAT) for SUD
- Develop an understanding of the Transtheoretical Model of Change and the Strengths Perspective and their relationships with evidence based practice for SUDs
- Become familiar with the current evidence-based practices endorsed by the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA)
HIV/AIDS Education & Risk Reduction
Training assist addiction professionals in helping their clients identify “high risk” activities/life styles that may increase the risk of exposure to HIV and/or the risk of transmitting HIV to others. The goal of this training is to improve the ability of addiction professionals in a variety of settings to support individuals in making behavior changes that will reduce their risk of acquiring and/or transmitting HIV as well as other health related conditions such as Hepatitis C.
- Understanding HIV
- Understanding Risk
- Understanding AIDS
- Understanding Hepatitis C
Medication Assisted Treatment Specialist Training
The concept of medication assisted recovery is discussed identifying several key principles for practitioners to consider when working with people in recovery. Training presents an overview of the three medications approved for the treatment of opioid dependence: methadone, buprenorphine and naltrexone as well as the three medications approved for the treatment of alcohol dependence: naltrexone, disulfiram, and acamprosate. Other topics include tools and resources to support medication assisted recovery; collaborating with MAT Providers, and; ethical issues.
- Become familiar with the primary medications associated with the treatment of Substance Use Disorders (SUDs)
- Develop an understanding of the role that medication can play in an individual’s recovery from SUDs.
- Increase ability to use treatment matching principles for individuals in recovery from SUDs.
- Become familiar with a variety of recovery supports available to individuals entering recovery from SUDs.
- Provide an overview of professional responsibilities in providing Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT).
- Develop a connection with other professionals working in the MAT community.
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in a Nutshell
FASD in a Nutshell defines FASD, explains the disorders on the spectrum and symptoms associated with FASD.
- Define FASD
- Identify disorders on the Spectrum
- Recognize Symptoms
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder 101
FASD 101 is a 6- hour interactive training that defines FASD, explores the effects of prenatal alcohol and offers positive interventions.
- Define FASD
- Identify disorders on the spectrum
- Recognize symptoms
- Implement positive strategies