Wednesday, April 17th, 2024 9:00 AM EDT
The Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE) Act - A Two Day Training
April 16th and 17th, 2024
9:00 AM - 1:15 PM
This 8-hour continuing education course is designed to equip healthcare professionals with the essential knowledge, skills, and competencies needed to diagnose and treat Substance Use Disorders (SUDs) effectively. The course aligns with the Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) Medication-Assisted Treatment Education (MATE) program requirements. It focuses on key areas critical to providing culturally competent, evidence-based care.
Day 1 delves into the fundamentals of SUDs, emphasizing the importance of culturally competent collaboration and clinical practice. Participants will learn to utilize validated screening tools to identify SUDs and related risk factors, including mental health disorders. Additionally, the course explores the complex terrain of co-occurring disorders and the initiation and management of FDA-approved medications for SUDs. Special attention is given to individual variations in medication responses.
Day 2 centers on effective treatment planning, emphasizing patient-centered care, evidence-based communication strategies, and the impact of stigma, trauma, and social determinants of health on SUDs and recovery. Participants will discover the value of collaborative care, navigating legal and ethical considerations. The course concludes with a comprehensive exploration of pain management and substance misuse, covering assessment, treatment planning, and opioid management, with a focus on recognizing signs of Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) in patients on prescribed opioids.
This course is designed to measure changes in learner competence, performance, and, ultimately, patient and community health. Through scenario-based assessments, case studies, and post-course evaluations, participants will understand SUDs deeply and acquire practical skills to provide comprehensive, patient-centered care while adhering to risk evaluation and mitigation strategies.
By the end of the course, healthcare professionals will be better prepared to prevent, recognize, and care for individuals with SUDs, including those with concurrent pain and psychiatric and medical co-morbidities. This training will empower participants to positively impact patient outcomes and contribute to the well-being of the communities they serve.
(Trainer, Dr. Tamara I. Thorn is a Certified Physician Assistant and a Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. She holds a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Psychiatry, is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW, DCSW, BCD), and substance abuse counselor (CAADC, MATS). Dr. Thorn has more than twenty years of experience in the health and mental health professions. Dr. Thorn is the owner and director of ACES (Assessment, Continuing Education, Clinical Supervision). Dr. Thorn also holds membership in many professional and community services organizations, such as The Links, Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., The Rotary Club, and The Junior League-Savannah.)
CME Certification is pending and should be posted soon.
Webinars included in this package:
Certificates Provider -These webinars offer 8 Live Interactive Continuing Education Credits
- CE You! is an approved sponsor of the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners for continuing education credits for licensed social workers in Maryland. CE You! maintains responsibility for this program.
This presentation is open to:
- Behavior Analysts
- Social Workers
- Professional Counselors
- Licensed Mental Health Practitioners
- Doctors and Other Health Professionals
- Other professionals interacting with populations engaged in mental health based services
This online class is offered at an introductory level ,and is beneficial for a beginner level clinician:
- New practitioners who wish to gain enhanced insight surrounding the topic
- Experienced practitioners who seek to increase and expand fundamental knowledge surrounding the subject matter
- Advanced practitioners seeking to review concepts and reinforce practice skills and/or access additional consultation
- Managers seeking to broaden micro and/or macro perspectives
- Refunds: Registrants who are unable to attend a Thrapy Express seminar or live webinars may ask for, and will receive, a credit or refund (your choice). Refund requests will be processed within 3 business days. When an attendee knows in advance that they are unable to attend we ask that they inform Thrapy Express ahead of time by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling or texting (631) 202-1010 this allows us to free up the spot in the training in the event that a training is at or near capacity.
- Disability Access: If you require ADA accommodations, please contact our office 30 days or more before the event. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification.
- Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often, and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.
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- Satisfactory Completion: Participants must have paid the tuition fee, logged in and out each day, attended the entire webinar, and completed an evaluation to receive a certificate (If this is a pre-recorded program, a post-test with a passing grade of 80% to receive a certificate.) Failure to log in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available. Certificates are available after satisfactory course completion by clicking here
- Participants will receive their certificate electronically upon completion of the webinar and course evaluation form.
- There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this program.