Workshops

Medications for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD): Considerations for Effective Interdisciplinary Care

ID: 4053WEB

The Medications in the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorders (MOUD) workshop is a three-hour, non-medical workshop aimed at improving interdisciplinary care considerations for clients receiving or considering medications in the treatment of Opioid Use Disorder. Basic information on common medications used in the treatment of Opioid Use Disorders including buprenorphine, methadone, and naltrexone will be covered. Best-practice approaches for coordinating with prescribers, supporting the client's whole-person recovery efforts including OUD, and helping clients through advocacy and support for clients in coping with bias and discrimination will be reviewed.
(This webinar will fulfill the Social Work 1 hour prescription opioid requirement)


Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 2.0 Clinical, 1.0 Prescription Opioids

Instructor: Bernard Showers, DSW, LCSW
Date: Monday, May 13, 2024
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Live Interactive Online Webinar


Webinar Objectives

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the major differences between medications commonly used in treatment of Opioid Use Disorders
  • Explain how to create a supportive environment for clients receiving MOUD
  • Discuss the efficacy of MOUD
  • Identify local, state, and federal resources to support their clients receiving MOUD

    Webinar Outline

    9:30 am Welcome/Introductions

    9:35 am Introduction to Medications for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD)

  • Medication Overview
  • History of MOUD
  • Challenges with Access to MOUD
  • The American Opioid Epidemic

    10:00 am Medications
  • Methadone
  • Buprenorphine
  • Naltrexone

    11:00 am Interdesciplinary Care
  • Historical Considerations
    - Stigma
    - harm reduction approaches
  • Creating A Supportive Treatment Environment
  • Communication Between Providers

    12:00 pm The Evidence and Resources
  • Current evidence on efficacy of MOUD
  • Review of Local, State, and National Resources

    12:25 pm Conclusions/Q&A

    Target Audience

    Social Workers and Allied Health Professionals

    Content Level

    Beginner - Advanced

    Webinar Completion Requirements

    To earn CE credit, social workers must log in at the scheduled time, attend the entire course, and complete an online course evaluation. Certificates of completion will be emailed within 10 business days of course completion.

    System Requirements

    • Operating Systems: Windows XP or higher, MacOS 9 or higher, Android 4.0 or higher
    • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Google Chrome, Firefox 10.0 or higher
    • Broadband Internet connection: Cable, High-speed DSL & any other medium that is internet accessible.

    About the Instructor

    Bernard Showers, DSW, LCSW, is an Adjunct Professor at Shippensburg University. Dr. Showers has over ten years of experience as a licensed social worker. He provides therapy for a variety of ages and presenting problems; however, he specializes in the treatment of substance use disorders, co-occurring disorders, and anxiety of depression. He employs an eclectic approach to therapy utilizing a variety of evidence-based practices including Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. In addition to Motivational Interviewing, Dr. Showers has developed, presented, and published several continuing education workshops in the areas of : family involvement in substance use treatment, ASAM criteria, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and group therapy.

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