APA is a partner organization in
Providers’ Clinical Support System and Providers' Clinical Support System
for Medication Assisted Treatment for Opiod Therapies
As part of those partnerships APA presents webinars for the benefit of practicing physicians and other interested clinicians.
The PCSSMAT is national training and mentoring project developed in response to the prescription opioid misuse epidemic and the availability of newer pharmacotherapies to address opioid dependence. The overarching goal of PCSS-MAT is to make available the most effective medication-assisted treatments to serve patients in a variety of settings, including primary care, psychiatric care, and pain management settings.
This collaborative project is funded by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and includes the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry as the lead organization and the APA, American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine, and the American Society of Addiction Medicine as partner organizations. The project’s website is accessible at www.pcssmat.org
This collaborative project is funded by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and includes the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry as the lead organization and the APA, American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine, and the American Society of Addiction Medicine as partner organizations.The project’s website is accessible at
As a PCSSMAT partner, the APA offers webinars presented by nationally recognized clinical experts, researchers, and government officials. Each session is FREE and CME credit is available to webinar participants.
Webinars are presented the second Tuesday of each month from noon to 1 p.m. Eastern. Register now for the next session in this series. View the 2014 PCSSMAT Webinar Series Calendar.
Sessions are recorded and made available with or without the CME option.
PCSSMAT Webinar archives
PCSSMAT Webinar archives (CME provided)
Prescribers’ Clinical Support System for Opioid Therapies is a SAMHSA funded initiative that is a consortium of major stakeholders and constituency groups with interests in safe and effective use of opioid medications, extensive experience in training and peer support in the treatment of substance use disorders and specifically opioid dependence treatment, and experience in the interface of pain and opioid misuse. The seven partner organizations develop and make available educational products at no charge to those wishing to obtain additional knowledge on the safe and effective treatment of chronic pain with opioids and safe and effective treatment of opioid dependence. The focus is on opioid medications without a Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) for example, immediate release, short-acting opioid medications.
As a partner organization in the PCSS-O, the APA offers occasional webinars. The session recordings are accessible on both APA’s website, as well as the PCSS-O site.
APA's PCSS-O Webinar Archives
Physicians’ Clinical Support System for Buprenorphine was a SAMHSA funded initiative that ended in May 2013. Its focus has been expanded and is now included in the PCSSMAT.
As a PCSS-B partner, APA offered monthly webinars on a variety of clinical and practice management topics. Over 30 recordings remain available on this site. PCSS-B webinar archive.