23 Mar 2017

Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral for Treatment (SBIRT) for Substance Use Disorders and Addictions

Addictions, and in particular substance abuse, represent one of the most important health and mental health problems in our nation. Psychologists frequently encounter addictive behaviors in their practice and consultations. However, most often these behaviors are not the focus of the intake or the encounter with the client. Nevertheless, they complicate treatment and consultations. How can every psychologist responsibly and effectively address substance use without having to become an addiction psychologist? The answer is SBIRT, Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment. SBIRT has been used in medical and clinical settings for over 10 years and is recommended practice for many addictive behaviors demonstrating effectiveness in reducing risk and promoting movement through the stages of change. This workshop describes and demonstrates screening and brief intervention strategies that can be used to identify risky involvement with alcohol, marijuana, heroin, cocaine, tobacco, nonprescription medications and gambling behaviors. Most effective referral options is also be explored. The webcast enables psychologists in a variety of settings to address and manage client substance misuse and problems with addictive behaviors more efficiently and effectively.

Learning Objective 1
Identify and use brief screening algorithms for a range of addictive behaviors (alcohol, tobacco, illegal drugs, nonprescription use of prescription medications, and gambling).

Learning Objective 2
Provide feedback about screening data and offer a brief intervention to address positive screens.

Learning Objective 3
Provide advice, negotiate goals, and offer referrals for further assessment and/or treatment.

Carlo C. DiClementePresenter: Carlo C. DiClemente, PhD, ABPP

Dr. DiClemente is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) and directs the MDQUIT Tobacco Resource Center, the Center for Community Collaboration, and the Home Visiting Training Center at UMBC. He is known for his work developing and applying the Transtheoretical Model of Intentional Behavior Change and his contributions to understanding motivation and change. He has published numerous articles and books including Addiction and Change: How Addictions Develop and Addicted People Recover, Changing for Good; and multiple professional books The Transtheoretical Model, Substance Abuse Treatment and the Stages of Change), and Group Treatment for Substance Abuse: A Stages of Change Therapy Manua.

 

Bruce LieseCourse Director: Bruce Liese, PhD

Bruce S. Liese, PhD, ABPP is Professor of Family Medicine and Psychiatry at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Courtesy Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Kansas, and current President-Elect of the Society of Addiction Psychology (SoAP; APA Division 50). Dr. Liese earned his PhD from The University at Albany in 1983. He is a teacher, clinical supervisor, researcher, and clinician.  His work focuses primarily on the diagnosis and treatment of addictive behaviors.  He has been Director of CBT training for a large multi-center NIDA-funded addictions study and over time has supervised hundreds of CB therapists.  Presently he teaches courses on addictive behaviors, psychotherapy, and evidence-based practice in psychology and he supervises more than a dozen psychotherapy trainees.  Dr. Liese has more than 50 publications, and he has co-authored two texts on addictions.  He was Editor of The Addictions Newsletter for ten years, an official publication of APA Division 50.  For his work on this newsletter, Dr. Liese received a President’s Citation from Division 50. He has been chosen to be a member of APA’s Continuing Education Committee, and in 2015 he received the Distinguished Career Contributions to Education and Training award from APA Division 50.

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20 Mar 2017

Overview of Substance Use Disorders and Addictions

This introductory webcast presents an overview of basic concepts of substance use and substance use disorders (SUDs), review diagnostic criteria as defined in the DSM-IV, DSM-5 and the ICD-10, and discuss comorbidity between SUDs and other psychological disorders. Major etiological theories highlighting both intra-individual factors (e.g., genetics, personality) and environmental factors will be highlighted with particular attention to the role of development in the onset and course of SUDs (esp. “maturing out” and “natural recovery”). Attention is also be paid to current concepts of “addiction” and its neurobiological foundations and their implications for treatment.

Learning Objective 1
Define and distinguish among basic concepts such as use, problems, dependence, and addiction.

Learning Objective 2
Discuss major etiological theories of SUDs and addiction.

Learning Objective 3
Comprehend SUDs disorders from a developmental perspective.

Presenter: Kenneth J. Sher, PhD

Dr. Sher obtained his PhD in clinical psychology from Indiana University. He is currently Curators’ Distinguished Professor of Psychological Sciences at the University of Missouri. His main areas of research focus on the etiology of alcoholism, refining addiction-related phenotypes, personality and psychopathology, and longitudinal research methods. He has published over 250 papers and is the author of Children of Alcoholics: A Critical Appraisal of Theory and Research (1991), co-author of Binge Drinking and Alcohol Misuse Among College Students and Young Adults (2015), and editor of The Oxford Handbook of Substance Use and Substance Use Disorders (2016).

 

Bruce LieseCourse Director: Bruce Liese, PhD

Bruce S. Liese, PhD, ABPP is Professor of Family Medicine and Psychiatry at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Courtesy Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Kansas, and current President-Elect of the Society of Addiction Psychology (SoAP; APA Division 50). Dr. Liese earned his PhD from The University at Albany in 1983. He is a teacher, clinical supervisor, researcher, and clinician.  His work focuses primarily on the diagnosis and treatment of addictive behaviors.  He has been Director of CBT training for a large multi-center NIDA-funded addictions study and over time has supervised hundreds of CB therapists.  Presently he teaches courses on addictive behaviors, psychotherapy, and evidence-based practice in psychology and he supervises more than a dozen psychotherapy trainees.  Dr. Liese has more than 50 publications, and he has co-authored two texts on addictions.  He was Editor of The Addictions Newsletter for ten years, an official publication of APA Division 50.  For his work on this newsletter, Dr. Liese received a President’s Citation from Division 50. He has been chosen to be a member of APA’s Continuing Education Committee, and in 2015 he received the Distinguished Career Contributions to Education and Training award from APA Division 50.

This five-part series is a collaboration with the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology, the APA Science Directorate, the APA Center for Learning and Career Development, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, and the Society of Addiction Psychology (Division 50 of APA).

The five two-hour programs focus on: (1) an overview of substance use disorders and addictions; (2) screening, brief intervention, and referral for treatment (SBIRT); (3) understanding the complexities of the SUDs and addictions; (4) evidence-based clinical guidelines for addressing SUDs and addictions, and; (5) the treatment of SUDs and addictions in “the real world.”

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20 Mar 2017

How Did You Get That Job? A Q&A with Legal Consultant Dr. Christina Studebaker

The knowledge, skills, and experience gained through your psychology education and training can successfully transfer to a variety of jobs that you might not have considered. Litigation Consultant Christina Studebaker, PhD, uses her psychology expertise to help evaluate cases and develop trial strategy by conducting small group jury research studies in which 30 to 50 people participate in a mock trial or focus group study. In this webinar, Dr. Studebaker discusses her career path and how you can apply your psychology background to a similar career.

Speaker:

Dr. Christina Studebaker, PhD, is Vice-President of ThemeVision LLC, a consulting firm that provides trial consulting, graphic design, and opinion research services. Studebaker has over a decade’s worth of experience with juror and jury decision making as a trial consultant. Prior to joining ThemeVision, Dr. Studebaker spent three years at the Federal Judicial Center, conducting empirical research on the judicial system. She also served as a professor of psychology for several years, teaching both undergraduate and graduate students. Most recently, she served as the Associate Program Director in Forensic Psychology at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Studebacker has authored articles published in Law & Human Behavior on topics such as pretrial publicity, damage awards, expert testimony, and juror decision making.

Host:

Dr. Garth A. Fowler is an Associate Executive Director for Education, and the Director of the Office for Graduate and Postgraduate Education and Training at APA. He leads the Directorate’s efforts to develop resources, guidelines, and policies that promote and enhance disciplinary education and training in psychology at the graduate and postdoctoral level.

This webinar series is based on, and borrows its name, How Did You Get That Job?, from the popular column in APA’s monthly member-magazine, The Monitor on Psychology.  You can read Dr. Studebaker's interview from the June 2016 issue here. The magazine is a benefit of membership with APA.

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13 Mar 2017

A Collection of Social Psychology Articles from APA Journals

A Collection of Social Psychology Articles from APA Journals

Social psychology is the study of how individuals affect and are affected by other people and by their social and physical environments. The work of social psychologists allows us to have a better grasp of how group dynamics influence our choices and actions and provides insight into how our social perceptions affect our interactions with other people.

This booklet, A Collection of Social Psychology Articles from APA Journals, features a broad selection of 2015 and 2016 articles from some of the most influential scholars and cutting-edge scientific researchers in social psychology. Article topics include, nature of empathy, goal attainment, parental overaspiration and more.

APA’s Journals Department houses thousands of academic papers and scholarly works on the most important topics in psychology. If you want to stay up to speed on the latest work from your peers, you can learn more about APA’s scientific journal offerings on our website (http://www.apa.org/pubs/journals/).

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01 Mar 2017

How Did You Get That Job? A Q&A with FAA Manager Dr. Paul Eckert

The knowledge, skills, and experience gained through your psychology education and training can successfully transfer to a variety of jobs that you may never have previously considered. As Manager of Strategic Planning for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Dr. Paul Eckert, PhD, uses his psychology expertise to lead goal development and performance measurement for the world’s largest aviation safety and air traffic control organization. In this webinar, Dr. Eckert shares his experience about his career path and how you can apply your psychology background to a similar career.

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Dr. Paul Eckert is Manager of Strategic Planning for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), within the Office of Policy, International Affairs, and Environment. He plays a key role in maintaining and improving the safety and efficiency of commercial aviation and space transportation. Eckert has also worked at NASA, the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Boeing Company’s space exploration division. He is a former APA Congressional Fellow who worked in the office of Sen. John Breaux (D-La.).

Host:
Dr. Garth A. Fowler is an Associate Executive Director for Education, and the Director of the Office for Graduate and Postgraduate Education and Training at APA. He leads the Directorate’s efforts to develop resources, guidelines, and policies that promote and enhance disciplinary education and training in psychology at the graduate and postdoctoral level.

This webinar series is based on, and borrows its name, How Did You Get That Job?, from the popular column in APA’s monthly member-magazine, The Monitor on Psychology. 

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24 Feb 2017

Adventures in Integrated Care Collection Booklet

Adventures in Integrated Care Collection Booklet

Improving the health of people requires that they have access to effective and efficient psychological services for the prevention and treatment of a wide range of emotional and behavioral conditions. Psychologists are actively involved in clinical treatment, health system design, and the implementation of innovative approaches to health care.

To illustrate this important connection and promote the valuable role psychology plays in health care, the Monitor on Psychology published Adventures in Integrated Care, a yearlong series of articles that showcase psychology practitioners who work on a variety of medical teams, reporting on what these practitioners do and how they got the education and training to do it.

We have placed all these articles into a collection booklet for you to read in one convenient place. Please enjoy.

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06 Feb 2017

APA’s Response to Presidential Executive Orders and Statements

APA’s Response to Presidential Executive Orders and Statements

APA is a nonpartisan, scientific and educational organization with a mission to advance psychology as a science and profession and as a means of promoting health, education, and human welfare. When appropriate, APA takes positions on policy issues that are relevant to this mission.

Before adopting any positions or publishing any statements, APA staff, in consultation with association officers, carefully screen the issue to ensure that APA’s engagement is consistent with our mission and association policies, that psychology has something meaningful to contribute to the discussion, and that there is benefit to the organization in getting involved, among other factors considered.

APA has issued public responses to four of the President’s executive orders and public statements. Here are the official executive orders from the White House and a news story regarding a statement by the president, along with APA's responses:

Foreign Entry

Hiring Freeze

'Enhanced' Interrogation

Dakota Access Pipeline

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30 Jan 2017

How Did You Get That Job? A Q&A with Health Policy Consultant Dr. Le Ondra Clark Harvey

Want to use your psychological background and training to inform and guide lawmaking? If so, you should consider a job in policy consulting.

APA member Dr. Le Ondra Clark Harvey, PhD, leveraged her skills into a chief consultant job for the California State Legislature. Find out how you too can use your own psychological expertise to land a similar job.

Speaker:

Dr. Le Ondra Clark Harvey is the Chief Policy Consultant to the California State Assembly Committee on Business and Professions. She and her staff analyze legislation that impacts hundreds of thousands of licensed professionals throughout California and makes policy recommendations to legislators. Prior to her promotion to Chief Consultant, she worked as a principal consultant to the Senate Committee on Business, Professions and Economic Development and as a health policy consultant to the office of Senator Curren D. Price, Jr. 

 

Host:

Dr. Garth A. Fowler is an Associate Executive Director for Education, and the Director of the Office for Graduate and Postgraduate Education and Training at APA. He leads the Directorate’s efforts to develop resources, guidelines, and policies that promote and enhance disciplinary education and training in psychology at the graduate and postdoctoral level.

This webinar series is based on, and borrows its name, How Did You Get That Job?, from the popular column in APA’s monthly member-magazine, The Monitor on Psychology.  You can read Dr. Clark Harvey's interview from the January 2017 issue here. The magazine is a benefit of membership with APA.

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