CCB Announces Medication Assisted Recovery Training

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

The Connecticut Certification Board, Inc.

eNews 1/4/2012

CCB Announces Medication Assisted Recovery Training

Wallingford, CT - The Connecticut Certification Board has scheduled a Medication Assisted Recovery Workshop Series to be held on February 22nd, 23rd, and 24th, 2012. All workshops will take place in R.D. Scinto Auditorium, 3 Corporate Drive, in Shelton, CT. This training series presents an overview of the science of addiction and several emerging trends in the field of addiction treatment and recovery. The concept of medication assisted recovery is discussed identifying several key principles for practitioners to consider when working with people in recovery. The workshops present an overview of the three medications approved for the treatment of opioid dependence: methadone, buprenorphine and naltrexone as well as the three medications approved for the treatment of alcohol dependence: naltrexone, disulfiram, and acamprosate. Other topics include recovery supports, tools and resources to support medication assisted recovery, collaborating with MAT providers and ethical issues. This workshop series includes 15 hours of content. Participants that complete the workshop series as well as the Medication Assisted Recovery Distance Learning Program will fulfill all of the educational and training requirements for the MATS credential - see CCB website for details www.ctcertboard.org. At the conclusion of Workshop 3, the CCB MATS written exam will be administered to those eligible and interested in becoming MATS certified.

The CCB Science 2 Service MAR DL Program is a self-paced learning program that was developed using science-based materials within the public domain such as TIPs, TAPs, research reports and training manuals. The DL Program allows participants to earn CCB approved training hours that can be applied toward initial certification or recertification while reading high quality science-based content. The program is approved for 35 hours and based upon the following publications:

TIP 43: Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction in Opioid Treatment Programs (SAMHSA/CSAT, 2005) TIP 40: Clinical Guidelines for the Use of Buprenorphine in the Treatment of Opioid Addiction. (SAMHSA/CSAT, 2004) Mid America ATTC: Psychotherapeutic Medications 2008: What Every Counselor Should Know. (MA ATTC, 2008)
TIP 35: Enhancing Motivation for Change in Substance Abuse Treatment. (SAMHSA/CSAT, 1999)
TIP 49: Incorporating Alcohol Pharmacotherapy into Medical Practice. (SAMHSA/CSAT, 1999)

For more information or questions about the workshops and distance learning program, please contact Marshall Rosier, Executive Director at mrosier@ctcertboard.org or Jeffrey Quamme, Associate Director at jquamme@ctcertboard.org

Please click HERE for the flyer and registration form.


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