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Psychosocial Treatment Protocols in Conjunction with Medications for Addictions Treatment
Course Overview and Method of Participation:

Presenter:  Kenneth M. Carpenter, Ph.D.

Target Audience: This activity is designed for physicians, nurse practitioners or other advanced practice nurses, PAs, social workers, psychologists, pharmacists, and the healthcare team. This activity is accredited for physicians, nurse practitioners or other advanced practice nurses, PAs, social workers, psychologists, pharmacists, and the healthcare team.

Module Description: This module provides an overview of four principles that may play an important role in facilitating behavior change among individuals presenting with substance use disorders.  The combination of psychosocial and medication for addiction treatment protocols can provide an additive benefit to individuals striving to alter the substance use. Empirically supported treatments vary in their theoretical orientation and the emphasis they place on specific dimensions of the change process.  However, many interventions address four important components of evidence-based support. Developing a psychosocial treatment plan that addresses these four components (i.e. coping skills, competing reinforcers, how individuals talk about their change plan, and utilizing social supports) can enhance the overall effectiveness of a MAT protocol.  This module also outlines the Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT) approach to treatment, a particularly effective framework for helping families affected by substance use disorders and seeking to engage their loved one in the treatment process.

Educational Objectives:
Identify the importance of evidence-based practices for substance use disorders
Summarize four key components of effective psychosocial treatment protocols
Discuss skill building exercises that can be utilized by clients

Method of Participation:
1. Select "Course Content" to view the recorded module.
2. Once complete, select "Survey" from the drop down menu and complete the survey in reference to this activity.
3. You will then proceed to the final PCSS course evaluation.
4. Follow instructions at the end of the course regarding how to retrieve a certificate.

Availability: On-Demand
Expires on Apr 12, 2025
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered:
1.5 CME Credits
1.5 PA-CME Credits
1.5 Other Professionals Credits
1.5 Psychology (APA) Credits
1.5 Social Work (ACE) Credits
1.5 Nursing Credits
1.5 Pharmacy Credits
1.5 IPCE Credits
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