Somerset, Hunterdon, Warren Psychological Association- (SHWPA)
Medication-Assisted Treatment for Substance Use Disorders: Integrating Psychotherapy and Pharmacotherapy
Arnold M. Washton, Ph.D.
Friday, March 25, 2022
8:45 AM to 12:15 PM - Break 10:30 – 10:40
3 Continuing Education Credits – Includes 1 CE for Opioid
The treatment of substance use disorders (SUDs) has improved significantly over the past two decades with the advent of evidence-based psychological (behavioral) and pharmacological interventions that improve treatment retention and outcomes, especially when combined with one another in the context of an integrated approach known as “Medication-Assisted Treatment” or MAT. Optimizing the effectiveness of MAT requires close collaboration between medical and mental health practitioners. To serve as effective partners in this collaboration, practicing psychologists need to a have a solid working knowledge of pharmacological agents most commonly used for treating SUDs (e.g., buprenorphine, methadone, naltrexone, disulfiram, etc.) including specific indications for their use, how they work, how they are administered, their advantages and disadvantages, their potential side effects, their interaction with other drugs, and how to integrate and optimize the use of these medications with various types of behavioral and psychotherapeutic interventions.
Participants of this 3-hour webinar will come away with increased knowledge and understanding of pharmacological adjuncts available for treating SUDs and a toolbox of behavioral/psychotherapeutic interventions they can apply immediately in their clinical work with substance-using patients. Lecture material will be interspersed with case vignettes illustrating the use of combined behavioral and pharmacological treatments.
About the Presenter: Arnold M. Washton, Ph.D., is an addiction psychologist and founder of The Washton Group (www.thewashtongroup.com), a private practice specializing in the treatment of substance use disorders and other behavioral health problems in executives, professionals, and their families. Dr. Washton is the author of several books, including "Treating Alcohol and Drug Problems in Psychotherapy Practice: Doing What Works" (Guilford Press) and “Willpower’s Not Enough: Understanding and Recovering From Addictions of Every Kind” (Harper-Collins).
Instruction Level: Intermediate
At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:
1. Compare the roles of pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy in treating SUDs 2. Describe the role of psychologists in providing medication-assisted treatment (MAT)
3. Describe the pharmacological adjuncts most commonly used in treating SUDs, including their indications, benefits/drawbacks, and best practices for integrating medication and behavioral interventions
4. List the basic tenets of motivation-enhancement, harm reduction, and relapse prevention strategies. Dr. Washton does not have any commercial support and/or conflict of interest for this program.
ADA accommodations available upon written request – by emailing Virginia Walters, Psy.D., no later than March 20, 2022. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Program Fee For SHWPA Program: SHWPA Member: $30, Non-SHWPA Member: $40, Student: $15 Registration Cancellations made by March 24, 2022, full fee will be refunded. Online Registration & Payment can be made at shwpa.org OR by mailing a check payable to SHWPA to Virginia Walters P.O. Box 242 Oldwick, NJ 08858- Please include your email address with your check.
Continuing Education (CE) Credits (3) From NJPA – (Additional Fee Paid to NJPA) Fees: Sustaining Member-Free, NJPA Member - $15, Non-NJPA Member - $25. The NJPA link to pay and complete the NJPA evaluation will be provided to all registrants during the program on March 25, 2022.
Contact Virginia Walters, Psy.D. 908 439 3456 X8 / email@example.com
This workshop is co-sponsored by NJPA and SHWPA. NJPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. NJPA maintains responsibility for the program and its content.