18MH035 - Making Medication-Assisted Treatment More Meaningful: Using Evidence-based Practices to Promote Recovery

Apr 23, 2018 Closed Medicine Mental Health Nursing

18MH035 - Making Medication-Assisted Treatment More Meaningful: Using Evidence-based Practices to Promote Recovery


One of the challenges of Medication-assisted Treatment (MAT) is that clients and counselors often focus on the medication and lose the balance of full recovery. This workshop will focus on how to use the evidence-based practices of motivational interviewing, Interactive Journaling®, cognitive behavioral treatment and the transtheoretical model of behavior change to broaden substance use disorder treatment beyond the “bio” (as in biopsychosocial) administration of the medication. It will help providers collaborate with clients to individualize substance use treatment based on the ASAM Criteria’s multidimensional assessment and develop person-centered services that hold clients accountable and attract them to recovery.

Please note:
This event will be held at Charlotte AHEC, Center for Learning and Development, 5039 Airport Center Pkwy. Bldg K, Charlotte, NC. Please click here for directions.

Faculty provided by The Change Companies®, and its partner training corporation, Train for Change Inc.®

By registering for this conference, you are granting permission for your contact information to be shared with the NC Department of Health and Human Services Division of MH/DD/SAS, which is a joint provider of this continuing education activity.

This course will also be offered at other locations:
April 24, 2018 at SEAHEC, 2511 Delaney Ave, Pelican Classroom, Wilmington, NC
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April 25, 2018 at Wake AHEC, (offsite location) Holiday Inn Raleigh, Crabtree Valley Mall, 4100 Glenwood Ave. Raleigh, NC
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Target Audience

Your target audience will consist of physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, mental health professionals including substance abuse counselors, social workers, psychologists, marriage and family therapists, school counselors and other professionals interested in this subject.


  • Review the biopsychosocial framework of addiction, with an emphasis on psychosocial aspects.
  • Discuss the influence of social and environmental factors on addiction and recovery.
  • Describe the biology and psychology of addiction and evidence-based supports for recovery
  • Identify the role of medication in the biopsychosocial framework of addiction.
  • Practice strategies for including evidence-based interventions and collaboration to support effective treatment and recovery


  • Claire Wilcox, MD


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