24 Apr 2017

Substance Use Disorders and Addictions Series

Substance Use Disorders and Addictions Series

Over the past few decades great advances have been made towards understanding the psychology of substance use disorders (SUDs) and addictions. This five-part series is designed to provide psychologists and psychology students with cutting-edge information about SUDs and addictive behaviors.

This 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). *This series is eligible for CE credit. Earn 2 CE credits for each session.

The five two-hour programs focus on:

Overview of Substance Use Disorders and Addictions

An overview of the basic concepts of substance use and substance use disorders (SUDs) including, a review diagnostic criteria as defined in the DSM-IV, DSM-5 and the ICD-10, and comorbidity between SUDs and other psychological disorders.

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

SBIRT is recommended practice for many addictive behaviors demonstrating effectiveness in reducing risk and promoting movement through the stages of change. This workshop describes screening and brief intervention strategies that can be used to identify risky involvement with alcohol, marijuana, heroin, cocaine, tobacco, nonprescription medications and gambling behaviors.

Understanding People With Substance Use Disorders and Addictions

A look at some of the psychological, biological, and environmental factors that have been linked to the development of substance use disorders. The discussion also seeks to understand the challenges of living with addiction and considers the process of recovery and some of the factors that may help facilitate successful resolution of substance misuse.

Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Substance Use Disorders

An overview of the VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guidelines recommendations and how they were developed, including discussion of some of the gaps in the evidence base and selected clinical challenges.

Treatment of Substance Use Disorders in the Real World

A look at the most common addiction treatment modalities and content, with specific focus on identifying empirically-based principles of treatment and coordinating care with addiction treatment providers.

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12 Apr 2017

Treatment of Substance Use Disorders in the Real World

This webinar covers the most common addiction treatment modalities and content, with specific focus on identifying empirically-based principles of treatment and coordinating care with addiction treatment providers.

Learning Objective 1
Identify the core components of the most common substance use disorder treatment modalities.

Learning Objective 2
Compare substance use disorder treatment options to make realistic and informed recommendations for patients/clients.

Learning Objective 3
Describe common addiction-related behaviors that patients/clients display and how to address them.

Jessica M. PeircePresenter: Jessica M. Peirce, PhD

Dr. Peirce is a licensed clinical psychologist and an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She is Associate Director of Addiction Treatment Services, an outpatient methadone maintenance treatment clinic, where she provides direct patient care and supervises the psychosocial treatment of 400 patients with opioid dependence. Her research interests center on improving outcomes for urban substance use disorder patients in and out of treatment, with a specific focus on the relationship between new traumatic events and episodes of PTSD and substance use.

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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06 Apr 2017

Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Substance Use Disorders

The VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guidelines updated in 2015 addresse many of the critical decision points in the management of substance use disorders among adults. The guidelines incorporate findings from a systematic review of empirical literature and other decision domains by the guideline's development panel to support actionable recommendations that can inform shared decision making by patients and providers to promote individualized care. This webinar involves an overview of the guidelines recommendations and how they were developed, including discussion of some of the gaps in the evidence base and selected clinical challenges.

Learning Objective 1
Describe at least four of the clinically important topics that provide a context for SUD care delivery that are not covered in the systematic review or by the evidence-based recommendations 

Learning Objective 2
Identify at least one clinical decision about psychosocial treatment and one about pharmacotherapy for which the guideline development panel found insufficient evidence to recommend for or against a treatment approach

Learning Objective 3
Explain advantages and challenges of measurement based care for individualizing treatment and promoting improved outcomes

Daniel R. KivlahanPresenter: Daniel R. Kivlahan, PhD

Dr. Kivlahan is currently Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington. From 1998-2010, he was Director of the Center of Excellence in Substance Abuse Treatment and Education at VA Puget Sound in Seattle where he was an addiction treatment clinician and investigator from 1985-2010. In 2010, Dr. Kivlahan was appointed as Associate National Mental Health Program Director for Addictive Disorders, Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and he served as Director from 2012 until his retirement from VHA in 2015. He co-chaired the work groups that in 2009 and 2015 revised the VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline for SUD and has been active in development and validation of quality indicators based on guideline recommendations. Among his over 150 peer reviewed publications are validation studies on the AUDIT-C to screen for alcohol misuse across care settings, reports on SUD and co-occurring conditions including PTSD, and analyses from several clinical trials including the COMBINE Study for combined pharmacotherapy and psychosocial treatment of alcohol dependence.

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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04 Apr 2017

Understanding People With Substance Use Disorders and Addictions

Why do some people use alcohol and other drugs, but never develop a substance use disorder? What “causes” addiction? And why do some people cease problematic substance use whereas others do not? The answers to these complicated questions are explored in this webcast. The focus, on some of the psychological, biological, and environmental factors that have been linked to the development of substance use disorders. The discussion also seeks to understand the challenges of living with addiction and considers the process of recovery and some of the factors that may help facilitate successful resolution of substance misuse.

Learning Objective 1
Discuss what is known from the current research about factors that influence the development of substance use disorders.

Learning Objective 2
Explain some of the common clinical case presentations of individuals struggling with addiction.

Learning Objective 3
Acquire knowledge regarding the factors involved in the resolution of addictive behavior.

Presenter: Jennifer Read, PhD

Dr. Read received her BA at Denison University, and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Rhode Island. She completed post-doctoral training at Brown University’s Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies. Dr. Read currently is a Professor of Psychology, and the Director of Clinical Training at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York.  Dr. Read’s research focuses on individual and environmental factors that influence problematic substance use. Much of her research has examined how trauma and post-traumatic stress may intersect with substance use, particularly in young adults. She has published over 100 articles on these topics.

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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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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25 Jan 2017

Growing and Sustaining a Private Practice: Opportunities Are Where You Find Them and Where You Make Them

There are forces that impinge on the ability to develop a successful independent practice. These include lack of training in the business of practice, cognitive distortions on the part of clinicians regarding how a practice “has to be” and a lack of recognition of possible practice opportunities that utilize the doctoral-level clinician’s entire skill set. This presentation focuses on the process of creativity, and how entrepreneurial thinking can shape a thriving private practice. Numerous examples are presented on how mental health professionals may consider expanding their current practice patterns beyond providing traditional psychotherapy services in their offices.

Learning Objective 1
Discuss three concepts from entrepreneurship that relate to the expansion of a clinical practice.

Learning Objective 2
List three potential practice areas based on data-based research.

Learning Objective 3
Identify one Standard from the APA Ethics Code that relates to the developing new practice areas.

Presenter: Steven Walfish, PhD (deceased)

Dr. Walfish was a private practice psychologist in Atlanta and a partner at The Practice Institute and Clinical Professor at Emory University School of Medicine. He was the editor of Earning a Living Outside of Managed Care: Fifty Ways to Expand Your Practice, co-editor of Translating Psychological Research into Practice, co-author of Financial Success in Mental Health Practice: Practical Strategies and Ethical Practice and Billing and Collecting for Your Mental Health Practice: Effective Strategies and Ethical Practice and co-author of The Ethics of Private Practice: A Practical Guide for Mental Health Clinicians. In 2012, he served as President of APA Division 42. In 2016, he was awarded a Presidential Citation for his excellence in synthesizing practice and scholarship in all of his professional endeavors and his dedication mentoring countless others in relation to his forward looking view of what psychology is and psychologists can become. Learn more

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25 Jan 2017

The New Age of Aging: Contemporary Advances in Geroscience

Revolutionary advances in aging research have underscored the imminent promise of substantial increases in the human healthspan, the period of time that we remain healthy.  This webinar brings leading researchers into a discussion of the findings and implications associated with substantial increases in the length of healthy human life.  Through concerted interdisciplinary effort, international research is advancing the frontiers of science in efforts to treat aging as a disease, delaying or preventing the onset of a wide range of debilitating diseases.

Learning Objective 1
Identify three technological, pharmaceutical or other advances associated with substantial increases in the Healthspan

Learning Objective 2
Articulate the implications associated with longer healthy human lifespan

Learning Objective 3
Discuss the implications associated with treating aging as a disease

Presenters: Nir Barzilai, M.D. and Steven N. Austad, Ph.D

Dr. Mir Barzilai is the Director of the Institute for Aging Research at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the Director of the Paul F. Glenn Center for the Biology of Human Aging Research and of the National Institutes of Health’s Nathan Shock Centers of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging.  He also serves on numerous editorial boards and has been the recipient of numerous prestigious awards, including the Beeson Fellow for Aging Research, the Ellison Medical Foundation Senior Scholar in Aging Award, the Paul F. Glenn Foundation Award, the NIA Nathan Shock Award, and the Irving S. Wright Award of Distinction in Aging Research.

Dr. Steven Austad is a distinguished professor and department chair in the Department of Biology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.  From 1986 to 1993 Dr. Austad served as assistant and then associate professor in the Department of Organismic and Evolution Biology at Harvard University, before going to the University of Idaho and becoming full professor. His teaching and research interests include the Biology of Aging, Evolution, Ecology of Infectious Diseases, and Scientific Communication. He is the author of more than 150 scientific articles. His book, “Why we Age: What Science is Discovering about the Body’s Journey Through Life,” has been translated into 8 languages.

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