Addressing Attitudes and Perceptions of Substance Use Disorder and Supporting Recovery (Online)
This activity will provide information related to the impacts of stigma (internal and external) on individuals with substance use, provide strategies and tools to eliminate stigmatizing language and activities within healthcare settings, and review the recovery process for those with substance use disorders. The objectives of the training are relevant across all healthcare professions and the communication, education, and advocacy components are directly applicable to interprofessional settings.
Public Health, Counselors
At the conclusion of the training, you will:
- Define stigma and identify its negative effects.
- Describe the impact of trauma on substance use, including adverse childhood experiences (ACEs).
- Recognize strategies for identifying and avoiding stigmatizing language.
- Address misconceptions associated with substance use disorder (SUD) treatment.
- List communication strategies to build rapport and effectively engage individuals with SUD.
- Define recovery and describe potential recovery pathways.
- Describe recovery-oriented systems of care (ROSCs), as well as their purpose and fundamental components.
- List ways to support recovery and reduce stigma through education and advocacy.
Link to the Enduring Attitudes and Perceptions of Substance Use Disorder Training Module
The information presented at this CME program represents the views and opinions of the individual presenters, and does not constitute the opinion or endorsement of, or promotion by, the UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences, UPMC / University of Pittsburgh Medical Center or Affiliates and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Reasonable efforts have been taken intending for educational subject matter to be presented in a balanced, unbiased fashion and in compliance with regulatory requirements. However, each program attendee must always use his/her own personal and professional judgment when considering further application of this information, particularly as it may relate to patient diagnostic or treatment decisions including, without limitation, FDA-approved uses and any off-label uses
Brianna McDonough, MPH, CPH; - Manager of Training and Instructional Design, T&C, Program Evaluation and Research Unit (PERU), University of Pittsburgh
Heather Santa, MS, MA - Program Manager, IHSI, Program Evaluation and Research Unit (PERU), University of Pittsburgh
Kate Cridlebaugh, BS - Associate Instructional Designer, T&C, Program Evaluation and Research Unit (PERU), University of Pittsburgh
Jessica Northcott, MSW, LCSW - Program Manager, IHSI, Program Evaluation and Research Unit (PERU), University of Pittsburgh
David Beck, EdD, MPAS, PA-C, DFAAPA - Associate Dean for Interprofessional Studies, SHRS | Chair, Department of PA Studies | Director and Associate Professor, PA Studies Program, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Pittsburgh
Danielle Zalenski, RN - Ambulatory Detox Nurse at UPMC
Julie Kmiec, DO - Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh
Kate Glass, MEd - Senior Instructional Designer, T&C, Program Evaluation and Research Unit (PERU), University of Pittsburgh
Jennifer Palmquist, MEd - Senior Training Coordinator, T&C, Program Evaluation and Research Unit (PERU), University of Pittsburgh
Abby Cotton, MPH, CPH- Deputy Director, IHSI, Program Evaluation and Research Unit (PERU), University of Pittsburgh
Sharon Sumansky, MS - Director, IHSI, Program Evaluation and Research Unit (PERU), University of Pittsburgh
Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
No planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Accreditation and credit designation
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
The University of Pittsburgh School designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 2.0 contact hours.
Physician Assistant (AAPA)
The University of Pittsburgh has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 2.0 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
Other Healthcare Professionals
Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.
- 2.00 AAPA Category I CME
- 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 2.00 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
- 2.00 Attendance
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