On-demand online courses are self-paced, static courses that can be completed at any time through our asynchronous online learning platform. CCSME members (including staff at member organizations) can access these courses for free using their member coupon code at checkout.
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Course begins on March 11, 2021.
Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a collaborative, person-centered counseling method for addressing the common problem of ambivalence about changing health risk behaviors. This four-week online course will explore the principles and applications of Motivational Interviewing in behavioral health services.
Course begins on April 29, 2021.
Your task, as a provider, is to keep consumers in the center of the conversation and support them in their efforts to actively engage in their own journey of recovery and wellness. This course will examine the principles of recovery-oriented care and some of the strengths based strategies you can employ to support consumers’ journeys.
This course reviews strategies such as risk assessment tools and protocols when prescribing opioids that support patient/client safety and mitigate risk.
This course explores the impact of stigma on people in and seeking recovery from substance use disorder, and identifies concrete ways to adopt language and take actions to align with and support the development of recovery-oriented language, recovery-oriented care, and recovery capital in ourselves, our organizations, and our communities.
How to Help Family Members Affected by a Loved One’s Substance Use
This course discusses the main principles of CRAFT and some accessible resources for clinicians and patients alike.
In this video course, Dr. Leah Bauer discusses evidence-based strategies to diagnose and treat co-occurring substance use and psychiatric disorders. This course is relevant for both providers and prescribers.
This course provides fundamental knowledge about co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders.
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.
This brief, self-directed online course explores cutting-edge ethical issues arising out of practitioners’ and clients’ growing use of digital technology, electronic interventions and communications, and social media.
This course will briefly review the history of digital ethics standards in counseling and will look at our relationships to technology. It will also explore the impact of post-human technological philosophy on our professional ethics, centering on the importance of remembering to ask, “What Does It Mean to Be a Person”?
Review the utility of gabapentin and pregabalin for the treatment of pain, and compare and contrast the clinical use of these agents, with a focus on dosing, tolerability, monitoring, and patient education.
This foundations course will connect the origination of the Wabanaki people, their traditional belief system, and the impact of language on their world view. Experiences of living and passed Native people are shared.
Geared toward providers working with people who experience psychosis, participants in this course will learn about the spirit and structure of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis.
Non-Opioid Psychotropic Medications in the Treatment of Chronic Pain
This course reviews evidence-based non-opioid medications in the treatment of chronic pain, highlighting dosing and adjustment considerations, comparing and contrasting various medications, and providing an appropriate treatment regimen.
This online primer provides an overview to the evidence-based clinical method of communication, Motivational Interviewing (MI). This course explores what defines MI and its underlying spirit, structure, and principles.
What happens to the brain when opioids are introduced? Where does the euphoria come from and why does it become something else over time? This brief, self-directed online course addresses these questions and more.
This brief, self-directed online course describes the opioids taken in overdose, discusses the evolution of the opioid epidemic, reviews statistics, and discusses the presentation and management of opioid overdose.
This brief, self-directed online course explores the contributions of the pharmacist and the supporting evidence and impact the pharmacist has on patient care.
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.
This course provides an overview of the foundation science of substance use prevention.
A retrospective review explores how a Maine substance treatment program was able to dramatically increase their access to addiction treatment through process improvement.
In this web-based course, you will see people with their own experiences of recovery from co-occurring conditions discuss among themselves — and with service providers — the issues that are of most concern to them when they ask for help.
Free Mini-Course (.25 contact hours) This brief course will provide basic information on what person-centered planning is and how you can begin to integrate it in your practice.
Free Course: This course will give participants concrete, practical concepts to bring to their work in residential settings, including an overview of trauma and observable behaviors associated with trauma, the link between trauma, substance use and co-occurring disorders, and examples of positive communication skills to use with dysregulated clients.
This is a free toolkit for supervisors in residential settings to discuss with staff soft skills for working with clients. Topics include trauma, communication, boundaries and co-occurring disorders.
Stigma associated with substance use and addiction remains one of the biggest barriers to treatment. This course examines factors involved in stigma and discrimination, and offers evidence-based strategies on how to overcome them.
Learn the current data on stimulant use by patients on medication for opioid use disorder, what are the clinical concerns related to use of stimulants, and current evidence-based treatments for stimulant use.
This course reviews clinical challenges presented by stimulant users and current protocols for addressing acute medical/psychiatric conditions. Evidence-based behavioral/psychosocial strategies along with pharmacotherapies currently considered promising will be covered.
In this course, you will learn patterns of opioid prescribing in women, consequences of over-prescribing in women, and methods to prevent Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) in women, including during pregnancy.
Learn how to maximize the use of evidence-based practices for the treatment of stimulant use disorder, including discussion of contingency management, CBT, community reinforcement, motivational interviewing, and physical activity.
The Emergency Department (ED) can be an entry point for treatment, a safety net, or in some cases, a place to obtain drugs. This brief, self-directed online course explores how the ED can be part of the solution.
A refresher and foundation for affirming language, terminology, and best practices to use when working with Transgender and Gender Expansive individuals, with a focus on medical and behavioral health settings.
This course provides an overview of the role and expectations for behavioral health clinicians with regard to treatment and social and medical transition planning for adults.
Learn about the role of medical providers working with transgender and gender expansive adults to provide gender affirming medical treatment.
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.
This course will introduce participants to models and concepts used at the Living Life Well Pain Rehabilitation Program at the Pain Center at Northern Light Mercy Hospital in Portland. These models and concepts point to the need for robust, community-wide, and multidisciplinary responses to help our neighbors, friends, and family members suffering with chronic pain.
This course provides an overview of what treatment services have looked like and what they are today. It highlights effective approaches and where we need to head to support recovery.