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New! Current Approaches in Treatment of Clients with Co-Occurring Substance Use and Mood Disorders with Roger D. Weiss, MD, addiction psychiatrist

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Date/Time: Thursday, Jul. 18, 2019, 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: UB, Center for Tomorrow, Maple Rd. & Flint Rd., Amherst, NY
Hours: 6.0
CEUs: 6.0
Cost: $140.00
Lunch Included: Yes

Presenter

Dr. Roger D. Weiss

Degrees:
MD

Bio:
Roger D. Weiss, MD, is Chief, Substance Use Disorders Division at McLean Hospital in Boston. He is also Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Weiss is a leading authority on clinical research of alcohol and drug abuse. His career has focused on treatment and clinical research with substance-dependent patients. He has received numerous NIH grants, including for developing integrated group therapy, an evidence-based treatment for co-occurring bipolar and substance use disorders, and leading a multi-site treatment study of prescription opioid dependence. He has authored over 300 publications, including several books, and was vice chair of the American Psychiatric Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines for Patients with Substance Use Disorders. Dr. Weiss’ Alcohol and Drug Abuse Clinical Research Program, founded in 1991, develops and tests new treatments for specific groups of patients who have substance use disorders and works on research projects including new psychological and pharmacologic treatments for patients with substance use disorders and those with co-occurring psychiatric illness. Dr. Weiss is a Principal Investigator for the New England Consortium Node of the National Institute on Drug Abuse Clinical Trials Network (CTN). CTN’s primary goal is to improve the overall quality of drug abuse treatment in community settings by bringing university-affiliated researchers and community-based clinicians together to design clinical trials that test the effectiveness of behavioral, pharmacological, and integrated behavioral and pharmacological treatment interventions across a broad range of community-based settings and diverse patient populations. Dr. Weiss has played a leading role in the CTN, and his treatment program at McLean Hospital incorporates findings from these studies and delivers cutting-edge, evidence-based treatments.

Description

Featured presentation! Early bird discount of $140 early bird by June 14th; $165 after June 14th.

With his dual focus on research and practice, Dr. Weiss will present new therapeutic approaches based on recent research findings for work with clients with substance use disorders, including those with co-occurring mood disorders. Whether you are working with one person or a group, integrated treatment needs to occur at the program level. Content will include approximately one hour on Integrated Group Therapy, an evidence-based treatment for those with bipolar disorder and SUD, which Dr. Weiss has also adapted for clients with depression and psychotic disorders. Given the current opioid epidemic, new research findings regarding the treatment of clients with opioid use disorders will also be discussed. Clinical techniques to help engage clients who are not motivated for abstinence will be emphasized, including how to approach harm reduction vs. abstinence. Case examples will be presented.

Learning Objectives:
1. Describe new research-based therapeutic approaches for work with clients with co-occurring SUD and mood disorder ;
2. Explain the benefits for providing integrated treatment at the individual and the program level;
3. Summarize the components and research based for the Integrated Group Therapy model for treating those with bipolar disorder and SUD;
4. Contrast new research on approaches for opioid treatment with current treatments;
5. Apply ways to engage clients who are not motivated for abstinence to move toward success in treatment.

Research: Research publications by Dr. Weiss and his colleagues can be found at Google Scholar http://bit.ly/2RxSLPh.

Target Audience: social workers, mental health practitioners, creative arts therapists, marriage and facility therapists, addictions professionals, and other interested human service staff.

Content Level: intermediate

CEUs

NY Social Workers: University at Buffalo School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0001. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance. 6 live in-person contact hours are approved.

NY Mental Health Counselors: University at Buffalo School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0008. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance. 6 live in-person contact hours are approved.

NY Creative Arts Therapists: University at Buffalo School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists. #CAT-0003. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance. 6 live in-person contact hours are approved.

NY Marriage and Family Therapists: University at Buffalo School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists. #MFT-0007. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance. 6 live in-person contact hours are approved.

NYS OASAS addictions professionals, provider #0045: pending approval decision

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