Opioid Response Network STR-TA

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Starting in January 2021, the Opioid Response Network (ORN) will launch four 8-week virtual learning collaboratives on a variety of topics focused on using medication for addiction treatment (MAT) to treat patients with opioid use disorders.

Each collaborative will be led by a faculty expert who will support your efforts during the project. Participants will earn up to 8.0 CMEs by completing various activities such as watching pre-recorded webinars, calling into office hours, participating in group discussions, analyzing case vignettes, and completing an individual project.

If you are interested in receiving more information about future collaboratives, fill out the form below:

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Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant no. 6H79TI080816-02 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

Next Scheduled ORN Collaborative:

Motivational Interviewing: Brushing up on the Basics

Beginning January 25, 2021

Addiction psychiatrists often face an obstacle in altering their patients' behaviors— patient motivation to change. It is common for healthcare practitioners to deliver information, suggest advice, and offer their expert opinion to patients only to result in no significant change in behavior, leaving both the patient and provider frustrated. Motivational interviewing (MI) offers a medium in which the provider and patient can work together, and thereby increase the likelihood of long-term behavioral change. At the conclusion of this 8-week learning collaborative, learners will be able to engage substance use disorder patients using motivational interviewing techniques, identify and utilize the four metaprocesses to structure an MI session, practice patient reflections, identify change talk in MI, and apply the core motivational interviewing skills in their clinical practice.

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