There are many different types of medications that can be used in a therapeutic manner when treating addictions. Specifically pertaining to opiate dependence there is Medication Assisted Treatment which encompasses opiate agonists, antagonists, and opiate blockers. The three primary medications we will address are Methadone, Suboxone, and Vivitrol. In this training we will discuss history of medication assisted treatment, harm reduction models, regulatory standards, clinical responsibilities, criteria for admission, and general information about opiate treatment.
• Typical characteristics of Medication Assisted Treatment
• Prevalence rates and prognosis for Opiate Addiction
• Appropriate criteria, assessments, and tools
• Differentiation between opiate treatment medications and appropriateness
• The disorder-specific treatment rationale and approach for this treatment modality
• The most effective treatment(s) for individuals with opiate dependence
• The rationale and mechanism of action for medication assisted treatment
• The effectiveness of medication management as a tool in the treatment setting
8:30 AM: Registration & networking
9:00 AM: Training begins
10:30 AM: 15 min break
12:15 PM: Training ends
Recovery Centers of America is a NAADAC approved education provider (#155307). This course qualifies for 3 contact hours. NAADAC approved CE(s) are accepted by most state licensing and certification boards. Please contact your credentialing board or visit NAADAC’s website for CE acceptance information: www.naadac.org/naadac-ce-acceptance.
**Because regulations may change at any time, it is the sole responsibility of the licensee to maintain compliance with their Board’s continuing education policies and regulations.**
Below are the MA Boards that currently accept NAADAC CE(s) for licensure/certification renewal.
Bureau of Substance Abuse Services
MA Board of Social Workers (must contact Board for approval)
NAADAC is NOT a pre-approved provided for CEs with MA Board of SW. However, the Board’s information on CEs (see attachment) indicates:
Licensees may obtain credit for completing an individual continuing education activity:
(a) If it pertains to their professional growth and practice AND
(b) Is a lecture, an oral presentation at a course or conference, publication of a book, publication of an article in a recognized professional journal, completion of research for such a presentation or publication AND
(c) Application for this activity is made to the Board for approval at least 60 days prior to the expiration of their licensure period.
No more than 50% of required CEUs for the license cycle can be earned by completing an individual continuing education activity.
The Board receives a high volume of these CEU requests in the months leading up to the October 1st expiration date. If you request approval during this time frame, you may not receive a decision on whether credit has been awarded until close to, or after, the expiration date of your license.
Trish Caldwell MFT, LPC, CCDP-D, CAADC, CCTP, Family Services Director for Recovery Centers of America and is also an adjunct professor at Jefferson University. Trish is a licensed clinician, marriage and family therapist and is certified in both co-occurring disorders and substance use. Trish has been a therapist for over 25 years and has worked extensively with families, adults and adolescents with co-occurring behavioral health and substance use disorders in various settings including outpatient, residential, schools and community agencies. She is trained in DBT and is a certified Trauma professional and a certified mentor trainer of trauma. Additionally, Trish created the first Young Offenders Treatment Program in Delaware County, serving first time offenders with Drug charges. Trish has been the Keynote speaker for the PAYS Summit, the Suicide Prevention Conference and Magellan behavioral health conference. Additionally, she has provided in-service training for several PA school districts and has trained law enforcement officers on drug trends for the CIT program. She has also presented at the Annual Trauma conference, the Cape Cod Symposium, and the annual conference for the American Association for Marriage and family Therapists (AAMFT). Trish specializes in ADHD, Opioid Use in young adults, Trauma informed care, Developmental trauma, Trauma and Substance Use disorders, Trauma and the Family System, Family Engagement, and Substance use for today’s teens. Trish holds her MFT from Drexel University and is licensed and certified in the state of PA.
75 Lindall Street, Danvers, MA