Behavioral Interventions for MAT: Improving Outcomes
Presenter: Stacey C. Conroy LICSW, MPH, LADC1
Fee: No Cost
Target Audience: Intended for primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, social workers, and healthcare teams who treat patients with opioid use disorder (OUD).
Credit Designations Available: Interprofessional Continuing Education credit, AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, CEU hours and Nursing Contact Hours.
As we enhance our understanding of addiction medicine through research, we strive to improve the treatment outcomes for our patients. Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) at its core is an effective combination treatment because although medication is extremely beneficial in the treatment of addictions, for many patients it is not sufficient to maintain recovery because it does not address the behavioral aspects of the disease of addiction. This module provides basic information on 4 Evidence Based Practices (EBPs) that effectively treat the behavioral aspects of the disease of addiction. This module includes examples of techniques which may be performed during medication management and/or longer counseling visits with patients.
Core Competencies as a result of participating in this activity:
Interpersonal Skills and Communication
At the conclusion of this activity, learners should be able to:
- Identify 4 Evidence Based Practices (EBPs) for use to enhance MAT outcomes:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Acceptance & Commitment Therapy
- Motivational Interviewing
- Twelve-Step Facilitation
- Describe skills from each of the above EBPs that may be used in a variety of treatment settings
- Demonstrate understanding of SUD mutual self-help groups
Method of participating in the learning process:
In order to receive maximum credit, learners must:
1. Review the materials provided in this module.
2. Earn a minimum cumulative score of 80% on the post-test.
3. Complete an evaluation to assess satisfaction and plans for individual and/or team practice change.
4. Follow instructions at the end of the course regarding how to retrieve a certificate.*
*Credit will not be awarded unless all components of the program are completed. Partial credit will not be awarded.
Accreditation and Certification of this activity:
Joint Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Release date: July 19, 2019 Date of Expiration: July 19, 2022
Physician Designation Statement
American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nursing Designation Statement
American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry is an approved provider of nursing continuing education through AAAP’s Joint Accreditation provider #4008192. This program is approved for up to 1.5 Nursing Contact Hours.
Social Work Designation Statement
American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry is an approved provider of social work continuing education through AAAP’s Joint Accreditation provider #4008192. This activity is approved for 1.5 CEU hours.
Joint Accreditation Designation Statement
This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 1.5 Interprofessional Continuing Education credits for learning and change.
AAAP's interprofessional continuing education program aims to provide educational information that is balanced, independent, objective and free of bias and based on evidence. During the planning process, anyone that is involved in the content is required to disclose to AAAP and our learners any real or potential conflict of interest related to the educational activity. The following individuals have no relevant financial relationships with an ACCME defined commercial interest to disclose: Thomas Penders, MD, Michael Goedde, MD, Nitigna Desai, MD, Karen Oliver, PhD, John Renner, Jr, MD, Kevin Sevarino, MD, PhD, Colleen LaBelle, MSN, RN-BC, CARN, Kathryn Cates-Wessel, Miriam Giles, Carol Johnson, Jennifer Lundstrom, and Justina Pereira. PCSS Clinical Expert Committee members and content reviewers Adam Bisaga, MD and Laura Leahy, DrNP, APRN, FAANP, have nothing relevant to the content of this module to disclose. Content Developer Stacey C. Conroy LICSW, MPH, has nothing to disclose.
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