Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Substance Use Disorders - 1.5 CEUs


When & Where:

  • Date: Thursday, October 27, 2022
  • Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm Eastern Time
  • CE Hours Included: 1.5 Core (see below for details)
  • Location: Live Interactive Webinar ("Synchronous") on Zoom
  • Investment: $33 before Friday, October 14 at 5:00pm Eastern Time, $38 after
  • Presented by: Shonali Saha, MD (see bio below)
  • Workshop Recording: A recording of this workshop is available to review for 60 days after the presentation. However, participants must attend live to receive the "Synchronous" CE Certificate.

Educational Objectives:

  • Discuss cases where medications have been used as adjunct therapies to support sobriety and reduce harm in patients actively using substances
  • Summarize the current literature on medical treatments for substance use disorders
  • Recognize risks and benefits of commonly used medications for substance use disorders

Workshop Description:

Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) effectively treats the neurological chronic relapsing disease of addiction just as insulin can be used to treat the endocrine chronic relapsing disease of diabetes. MAT is an evidenced based approach to treat patients with substance use disorders alongside counseling and behavior change. The purpose of this session is to familiarize professionals with the basics of medical treatments for addiction and to better equip them to discuss life saving strategies with their clients in recovery and those who are actively using.

Presented by: Shonali Saha, MD, FASAM

Shonali Saha, MD, FASAM is a board-certified addiction medicine physician. She began working in the field of substance abuse in 1996 with women mandated to residential drug treatment. She trained in internal medicine at Harvard Medical School and in addiction at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She currently treats substance use disorders in patients twelve and older and their families in her private practice Whole and Healthy You Addiction Medicine Services in Smyrna, GA. ( whyaddictionmedicine.com & shonalisahamd.com)

Agenda:

  • 11:30 - 12:00 Sign-In
  • 12:00 - 1:30 Session
  • 1:30 - Continuing Education Certificates Available

1.5 Core CE Clock Hours:

  • Psychologists: The Knowledge Tree (TKT) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. TKT maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
    • Georgia Psychologists: All online webinars (both real-time "synchronous" and on-demand "asynchronous") count the same as "live" throughout 2022 (including ethics). There is also a proposed Board rule to make this change permanent. Please stay tuned for updates.
    • Licensed in another state: The Knowledge Tree is a Continuing Education Sponsor Approved (CESA) by APA, so all of our workshops should satisfy your CE requirements, but please check your state rules.
  • Counselors: The Knowledge Tree has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7153. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Knowledge Tree is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This workshop is also approved for 1.5 core CE hours through LPCA of GA, approval #2022-09-07-176LW.
    • Licensed in another state? The Knowledge Tree has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) #7153, so all of our workshops should satisfy your CE requirements, but please check your state rules regarding live webinars vs. live workshops.
    • Licensed in Canada? The Knowledge Tree has applied for approval for this workshop through CCPA.
  • Social Workers: This workshop is approved for 1.5 core CE hours through GSCSW, approval #090222. Now in Georgia, Live Webinars count the same as a Live In-Person Workshop.
    • Licensed in another state? Please see the highlighted section below.*
  • Marriage & Family Therapists: This workshop is approved for 1.5 core CE hours through GAMFT, approval #137-2022. Now in Georgia, Live Webinars count the same as a Live In-Person Workshop.
    • Licensed in another state? Please see the highlighted section below.*
  • *Licensed in another state as a social worker or marriage & family therapist? Many states will accept CEs for Social Workers & MFTs if that workshop has approved status from another state. Additionally, we have national approval for all our courses through APA & NBCC. Many states accept APA & NBCC approved workshops, but please check your specific state rules & regulations.

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