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

ID: 4053WEB

In this webinar, participants will increase familiarity with medications used in treatment of Opioid Use Disorders (MOUD), learn how to create a supportive environment for clients, and discuss the evidence and available resources for MOUD.

[This webinar will complete your prescription opioid social work license requirement.]

Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.00 Clinical


Instructor: Bernard Showers, DSW, LCSW
Date: Thursday, February 23, 2023
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Zoom (Interactive Webinar)
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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

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

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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