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The Meth Epidemic: What Every Clinician Needs to Know



Dangerously addictive, meth is a drug that ends lives. It’s literally a substance so volatile it puts holes in the human brain.

But it harms those far beyond the nearly half-million Americans that use meth each week. Families are neglected, children are exposed, and the prison system is overrun. It’s everyone’s problem.

As the tentacles of this sinister epidemic spread into our communities, you need to be prepared to address issues related to methamphetamine and other stimulant drug use in your clients’ who use and in your clients’ who have a drug user in their lives!

Whether you’re an addiction professional, social worker, counsellor, psychologist or nurse, this 3-hour seminar will give you the critical information you need to:

  • Understand the impact of co-occurring disorders with meth use on treatment outcomes
  • Work more effectively with clients that struggle with a dependency on meth
  • Be prepared for future trends and next steps in dealing with the meth epidemic

Purchase now and make sure that you can be part of the solution to one of the scariest epidemics facing our communities today!


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Product Details
Average Rating:
   5
Faculty:
Hayden Center, PHD, LPC
Duration:
2 Hours 56 Minutes
Copyright:
Jul 21, 2021
Publisher:
PESI Inc.
Product Code:
RNV055235
Media Type:
DVD - Also available: Digital Seminar
Access:
Never expires.

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Continuing Professional Development Certificates - PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This online program is worth 3 hours CPD.

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Hayden Center, PhD, LPC, has been treating individuals and families who suffer from substance abuse disorders, including opioid use disorder, for over 25 years in a private practice setting. Dr. Center most recently served as the evaluator for the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention’s (CSAP) Southeast Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (SECAPT) and the Border Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (BCAPT).

Dr. Center served as a consultant to the Alabama Governor’s Office of Drug Abuse Policy for 10 years and has worked with numerous state and local agencies in the state of Alabama. 

He has provided over 200 trainings on the topics of science-based prevention, evaluation, risk and protective factors, co-occurring disorders, and other mental health and substance abuse issues. His current interests are providing training and technical assistance to increase the usage and effectiveness of evidence-based treatments and approaches. 

In addition to his private practice, Dr. Center has taught in university settings for over 28 years. He teaches graduate-level courses in Theories of Psychotherapy, Advanced Objective Testing, Psychopharmacology, and undergraduate courses in psychology at Auburn University in Montgomery, Alabama. He earned his PhD in counselor education and Master of Science in psychology at Auburn University in Montgomery, Alabama. 

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Hayden Center maintains a private practice. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Hayden Center has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


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Program Information

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.


Objectives

  1. Catalogue how the addictive properties and physical impacts of methamphetamine on the body and how this information informs treatment approach.
  2. Analyze how other mental health disorders can negatively impact treatment and articulate how clinicians can employ techniques to combat this obstacle.
  3. Evaluate the effectiveness of ongoing methamphetamine use treatment, and outline steps that can be taken to modify treatment when needed.
  4. Utilize screening tools with clients with methamphetamine use disorder to identify co-occurring disorders that can negatively impact treatment outcomes. 

Outline

OVERVIEW OF METHAMPHETAMINE

  • Prevalence of meth use
  • How meth is produced
  • Typical cycle of dependence

THE IMPACT OF METHAMPHETAMINE USE DISORDER ON THE BRAIN

  • Brain centres – the relationship between brain centres
  • The pleasure factor and the addicted brain
  • Differences from other substance use disorders
  • How chronic meth use changes the brain

PSYCHOTHERAPEUTIC APPROACHES TO TREAT METHAMPHETAMINE USE DISORDER

  • Signs of meth use disorder and questions to ask
  • CBT – recent studies
  • Motivational Interviewing and Motivational Enhancement Therapy
  • Contingency management
  • The Matrix Model
  • 12-step counselling
  • Family counselling
  • Adjunct approaches – including smart phone daily prompts
  • Assessing and modifying treatment to ensure effectiveness
  • Research limitations and risks of psychotherapeutic approaches

IDENTIFY AND TREAT CO-OCCURRING DISORDERS WHEN METH IS INVOLVED

  • The impact of co-occurring disorders on treatment outcomes
  • Primary disorders vs. substance-induced co-occurring disorders
  • Screening procedures and tools
    • Questions to ask
    • Recording results
    • Safety issues
    • Trauma history
  • Validity in co-occurring treatment research
  • Risks associated with co-occurring treatment options

MEDICATION ASSISTED TREATMENT (MAT)

  • Medications that are being used in current trials
  • Limitations of research and potential treatment risks

ROUTES TO PREVENTION: SETTING THE STAGE FOR FUTURE SUCCESS

  • Community-level approaches to prevention of meth use
  • Prevention approaches at the individual level
  • Relapse techniques

Target Audience

  • Addiction Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Community Mental Health Workers
  • Counselors
  • Psychologists
  • Therapists
  • Case Managers
  • Nurses
  • Public Health Department Staff
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Other Mental Health Professionals
  • Psychiatrists
  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistants

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Total Reviews: 3

Comments

Misty D - MARKLEEVILLE, California

"Make the digital webinars available to purchase on website. I had to call in order to purchase. "

Linda V - HUGO, Minnesota

"Great info. Thanks!"

Elizabeth L - NEW PALTZ, New York

"Dr. Center was a relaxed and knowledgeable speaker, who was considerate of his audience. It was great that he took the time to answer questions periodically during the presentation. He was humble enough to state he did not know the answer to some of the questions."

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