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Opioid Use Disorder and Treatment During COVID-19: Challenges and Opportunities, 4/24/2020 12:00:00 AM EDT, Self-Study More info »
Karl Shallowhorn
Live Online (Webinar)

Substance Use Disorder and Treatment During COVID-19: Challenges and Opportunities


Credit Available - See Credits - CEUs tab below.

Category:
Telehealth |  Substance Use and Addiction
Trainer:
Karl Shallowhorn
Course Levels:
Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced
Duration:
1 Hour 30 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video


Tag: Webinar Short


Description

We are experiencing an unprecedented shift in the ways in which treatment is provided in behavioral health programs as well as for private practitioners as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This webinar will focus on the emerging issues associated with substance use disorder (SUD) treatment and COVID-19. It will explore the risk factors associated with having a coronavirus diagnosis, ways in which federal policies are changing to accommodate telehealth to address the gaps in treatment for SUD that are currently being experienced, and how the treatment of opioid disorders is being addressed to accommodate individuals who are unable to access medication assisted treatment (MAT) by traditional means. The program will also include tips to minimize burnout and continue providing high quality services to clients.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify at least three risk factors, exacerbated by and unique to the COVID-19 pandemic, that are associated with relapse and overdose.
  2. Discuss new operational protocols for the delivery of SUD treatment, including MAT, consistent with regulatory changes.
  3. Describe how buprenorphine is being provided to individuals at home.
  4. Identify at least three examples of burnout and what to do in order to continue providing high quality services to clients.

Research:  Although research is first being conducted on the Impact of COVID-19, federal agencies have begun sharing information on the impact on mental health and substance use. The National Institute of Health and the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration have published guidelines and implications of substance use during the times of COVID-19. The Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network (MHTTC), a part of SAMHSA has published Tools for Behavioral Health Professionals During a Public Health Crisis.  

Target Audience: social workers, mental health practitioners, creative arts therapists, marriage and facility therapists, psychologists, addiction professionals, case managers, and other interested individuals.

Customer Service

ADA Accommodations: If you require any support for your ADA needs in the United States, please contact us by email at least 3 weeks prior to the event by email at sw-ce@buffalo.edu or by phone at 716-829-5841.

Customer Service: We are happy to respond to any concerns or questions you may have. Please contact us at by email at sw-ce@buffalo.edu or by phone at 716-829-5841.


Credits - CEUs


UBSW - NYS LCAT CEUs/Contact Hours

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. Continuing education Live Online (Webinar) contact hours: 1.5


UBSW - NYS LMFT CEUs/Contact Hours

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. Continuing education Live Online (Webinar) contact hours: 1.5


UBSW - NYS LMHC CEUs/Contact Hours

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. Continuing education Live Online (Webinar) contact hours: 1.5


UBSW - NYS LMSW & LCSW CEUs/Contact Hours

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. Continuing education Live Online (Webinar) contact hours: 1.5


UBSW - NYS OASAS

NYS OASAS Provider #0045: 1.5 hours for  CPP & CPS Initial hours, Section 1; CASAC, CPP & CPS Renewal hours.



Handouts

Trainer

Karl Shallowhorn's Profile

Karl Shallowhorn Related seminars and products: 1

M.S., CASAC

Shallowhorn Consulting, LLC.


Karl Shallowhom, M.S., CASAC is the President of Shallowhom Consulting. He is a New York State Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC). Karl has worked in the field of addiction and mental health for over 18 years. He was a senior counselor-addictions specialist in a mental health clinic at Horizon Health Services for many years conducting assessments and providing individual and group counseling. Karl has extensively delivered workshops for a wide range of organizations. Karl had a 12-year career in the field of higher education and is currently an adjunct faculty member in the Daemen College Social Work Program.

Karl is a Certified Mental Health First Aid Instructor (Adult, Youth, Veterans, Older Adult, Public Safety). He Is the author of Working on Wellness: A Practical Guide to Mental Health, has been a contributing writer and blogger for BP magazine, HeatthyPlace.com and The Mighty, and coordinates and writes for the United Church of Christ blog The Journey. He is the Chair of the Erie County Anti Stigma Coalition, and serves as Chair of Affiliate Relations for the Mental Health Association in New York State Board of Directors. Karl is also on the Erie County Mental Hygiene Community Services Board, and the Boards of Housing Options Made Easy and the Just Buffalo Literary Center. In addition to Karl’s professional experience, he has 38 years of lived experience with mental health and substance use disorders and continuous recovery.


Cancellation and Refund Policy

In-Person Trainings – Half and One Day: Full payment is due by the start of training. Participants may cancel by contacting the Office of Continuing Education by phone or email up to 10 business days prior to a training and receive a refund or a gift card minus a $50 processing fee.

Participants who cancel a half-day training (less than 5 hours) less than 10 business days prior to the training will receive a refund or a gift card minus a $50 processing fee. No gift cards or refunds will be issued within 24 hours of the training. There may be instances where a special workshop has additional cancellation rules and that will be stated in the workshop description.

Participants who cancel a one-day training (5 hours or more) less than 10 business days prior to the training will receive a gift card minus a $50 processing fee or a refund of 50% of their registration fee. No gift cards or refunds will be issued within 24 hours of the training. There may be instances where a special workshop has additional cancellation rules and that will be stated in the workshop description.

In-Person Training – Multi-Day: There is a $50 non-refundable deposit for all multi-day trainings. Full payment is due by the start of training. Participants may cancel by contacting the Office of Continuing Education by phone or email up to 30 calendar days prior to a training and receive a refund or a gift card minus a $50 processing fee and the $50 non-refundable deposit.

Participants who cancel less than 30 calendar days prior to the training will receive a gift card minus a $50 processing fee and the $50 non-refundable deposit or a refund of 50% of their registration fee. No gift cards or refunds will be issued with 5 or less business days’ notice before the start of the training. There may be instances where a special workshop has additional cancellation rules and that will be stated in the workshop description.

Online Training: Participants have up to 72 hours from purchase to contact the Office of Continuing Education by phone or email and request a refund for an online course.

Gift Cards: Gift cards can be used as payment toward future trainings. Gift cards expire one (1) year after being issued.

Substitute Attendance: If a registered participant is unable to attend a training and would like another individual to attend in their place the Office of Continuing Education must be called or emailed at least one full business day before the training. Substitution decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Late Policy: Participants should plan on arriving prior to the start of the training to allow time for sign-in, registration, and training introductions. Participants arriving 20 minutes or more after the scheduled start time or departing 20 minutes or more prior to the scheduled end time will not receive any Continuing Education Credit and/or certificates associated with the training.  

Check Refunds: Any refund requests for a check payment may take up to 2 – 4 weeks to process. 

UB Cancelled Trainings: If the Office of Continuing Education cancels a training, participants will be notified via email and refunds will be paid in full. Please be aware that if the University at Buffalo is closed the training may still be taking place. Please contact the Office of Continuing Education if you have any questions or concerns regarding whether or not a training is still being held. 

Please email sw-ce@buffalo.edu or call 716-829-5841 for cancellations. Thank you.

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