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 CPI News Brief     Volume 6 Issue 6 * March 2017

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Recovery to Practice is pleased to introduce the
on-demand continuing medical education (CME) series



Clinical Decision Support for Prescribers Treating Individuals with Co-occurring Disorders

Under SAMSHA oversight, Advocates for Human Potential, Inc. (AHP) in partnership with the Center for Practice Innovations (CPI) work together to develop simple, practical decision support resources for clinicians through the Recovery to Practice (RTP) initiative. RTP provides training and technical assistance to enhance recovery-oriented practices among the behavioral health and primary care workforce. Trainings focus on merging clinical practice guidance with recovery-oriented approaches, holistic integrated health care, shared decision making, trauma-informed care, and cultural relevance.

RTP is pleased to offer a two-course series with information and resources for physicians, clinicians, and other practitioners serving individuals with serious mental illness and co-occurring substance use disorder.

This two-course series offers information and resources for physicians, clinicians, and other practitioners serving individuals with serious mental illness and co-occurring substance use disorder.

In this scenario-based series, participants meet "Nick," a young father with many strengths and who is challenged by both substance use and mental illness. The course explores the question: How do I approach Nick and help him meet his needs in ways that are both clinically sound and recovery-focused?

The faculty are national experts in recovery, including psychiatrists, a psychologist, a social worker, a nurse, and peers. They offer tools, tips, and strategies for addressing Nick's needs, and those of other individuals facing similar challenges.

Watch one or both courses at your convenience! Sign up here!

Each course is approved for 1.5 AAFP (American Academy of Family Physicians) prescribed credits.

Course Objectives
After viewing, learners will be able to
  1. Summarize a recovery-oriented approach to the treatment of individuals with co-occurring mental and substance use disorders.
  2. Describe the process of recovery-oriented, strength-based engagement, assessment, and intervention, including psychopharmacology treatment, for individuals with co-occurring mental and substance use disorders.
  3. Describe non-medication recovery and support approaches for individuals with co-occurring mental health and substance use conditions.
Course Faculty
Curley Bonds, M.D.
Medical Director, Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services

Wayne Centrone, N.M.D., M.P.H
Senior Health Advisor, Center for Social Innovation
Executive Director of Health Bridges International

Chris Gordon, M.D.
Medical Director and Senior Vice President for Clinical Services, Advocates, Inc.
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

J ackie Pettis, M.S.N, R.N.
Wellness and Recovery Manager, ValueOptions Maryland, Inc.

Ken Minkoff, M.D.
Senior System Consultant, ZiaPartners, Inc.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Kim Mueser, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Boston University

Melody Riefer, M.S.W.
Senior Program Manager, Advocates for Human Potential