Archives for Behavioral Health Treatment

Technological Addictions: Focus on Gambling, Gaming, and Cybersex

Presenter: Dr. Petros Levounis As technology becomes integrated into every facet of modern life, technological addictions are becoming increasingly prevalent. This session will inform healthcare professionals about the addictive potential of technology and help them view these addictions as legitimate psychiatric conditions worthy of medical assessment, diagnosis, and treatment....
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Invitation to Change Approach: Integrating CRAFT, MI and ACT

Presenter: Nicole Kosanke, PhD The Invitation to Change approach draws from the most effective behavioral strategies and concepts found in 3 evidence-based treatments: CRAFT (Community Reinforcement and Family Training), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy). In this brief introduction to Invitation to Change, you will learn how this approach brings together science and kindness.  ...
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Polypharmacy, Opioids and Benzodiazepines

What is polypharmacy, and what are the impacts of polypharmacy on patient care and quality of life? This course will address this and review management strategies for polypharmacy, especially involving opioids and benzodiazepines....
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Elevating Evidence-Based Responses to the Opioid Epidemic

This course will explore how stigma undermines evidence-based practice to address opioid use disorder, treatment and recovery. It will examine the factors that contribute to the opioid epidemic as well as what can be done to help communities move forward more effectively....
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Treatment of Minors in Maine: Consent, Confidentiality and Control

This course will provide an overview of the basis for valid consent by a minor; providers’ ability to accept or decline a minor’s consent; a minor’s right to consent to treatment and to control confidentiality; exceptions to confidentiality; and managing parents’ expectation of access to their child’s PHI when the minor’s consent permitted treatment....
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