Opiate Use Disorder Treatment: a SUD Counselor’s Guide
Join us for this live webinar event
April 7, 2023 -- 1:00 - 3:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time
2 CE Credits available for behavioral health clinicians
Opiate abuse has become a significant problem for our country. Unlike many other substances, there are medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and recovery options for those that struggle with opiate use disorder. This can also create challenges as the traditional “abstinence-based” model of treatment may not be applicable for this population. This session will provide a broad overview of opiates and their differences; the different MAT options for clients; and how SUD counselors can best provide treatment services to them. Challenges with the abstinence-based model and the 12-step community will be explored.
This session is specifically designed for counselors and will provide participants with basic understanding of MAT for opiate use disorder. Participants can expect to learn some fundamental strategies for working with this population and how to provide services within a group and individual setting as well as how MAT may fit into the treatment plan as a whole.
Upon completion of this training, behavioral health clinicians will be able to:
- Explain the differences in MAT medications.
- Identify and implement foundational counseling skills specific to this population.
- Engage in practical skills as a part of the treatment continuum to help provide services to this population.
2 CE Credits for the Live Webinar on April 7, 2023.
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Dr. Malcolm Horn
PhD, LCSW, LAC, SAP, MAC
Malcolm Horn-Charnesky started her career working with the elderly and adults with disabilities. She has over 10 years of progressive clinical experience working with the complex diagnoses that often accompany addictions and co-occurring disorders. Malcolm started working specifically with addictions in 2006 when she moved to Billings and started working at Rimrock. She coordinates the continuing education for licensed staff, ensuring they have opportunities to appropriate continuing education units to improve their skills and ability to meet the needs of clients. Malcolm also supervises and coordinates the internship program and ensures all learning objectives are met. She provides educational lectures and workshops to patients and community members and also conducts adjunctive group, family, and individual therapy.
Malcolm received her Master’s in Social Work from Walla Walla College, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and is licensed by the state of Montana as an Addiction Counselor. She also has accreditation from the NAADAC (National Association of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counselors) as a Masters level Addiction Counselor. She is a SAP (Substance Abuse Professional) certified by the DOT through NAADAC as well as the only nationally certified intervention professional (NCIP) in Montana. Malcolm was the President of the Montana Association of Drug and Alcohol Counselors from 2015-2017 and is the current regional vice president for the national association. She is the president-elect of NAADAC and teaches two courses at Montana-State University-Billings. Malcom completed her Ph.D. in psychology in April of 2019.