Registration is open for the 2007 Institute for Addictions Treatment, sponsored by the Washington State Division of Alcohol & Substance Abuse (DASA). This 3-day conference is intended for chemical dependency and mental health counselors, social workers, criminal justice professionals, and others who work with substance abusing clients and their families.
The theme of the conference is: "Partnerships for Recovery: Meeting the Challenge."
Keynote speakers will be: Westley Clark, MD, JD, Director of SAMHSA's Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, Fred Dyer, PhD (Dyer Trains), and Joan Zweben, PhD, Executive Director, 14th Stret Clinic & East Bay Community Recovery Project, Berkeley, CA.
Multiple sessions during the 3-day conference will cover a variety of topics for counselors and others interested in substance abuse treatment and recovery:
Children, Youth & Family
Paths to Recovery - Community Support
The conference will be held at the Sheraton Tacoma Hotel; participants can earn up to 18.75 continuing education hours.
The UW Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute and the Pacific Northwest Node of the NIDA Clinical Trials Network, invite you to attend a presentation by Dr. Joan Zweben, PhD, University of California, San Francisco.
Friday, June 29, 2007 1:00 – 2:00 pm UW Social Work Commons, 305-A (directions)
Dr. Zweben will discuss the implemention of evidence based practices from the perspective of a treatment provider. She will examine what policy makers, funders, and treatment programs should consider when formulating their approach. This presentation will be of particular interest to researchers and students interested in the transfer of science-based approaches to the real world of community-based treatment. Dr. Zweben is a clinical psychologist with over 35 years experience in treating addiction and training treatment practitioners.
Califano, Joseph A., Jr. -- New York: Public Affairs Books, 2007, xiv, 270 pp. ISBN: 1-58648-335-8.
Substance abuse has touched nearly every family and circle of friends in America. It contributes to -- and aggrevates -- problems such as soaring health costs, crime, family violence and breakup, the spread of AIDS, teen pregnancy, poverty, and low productivity in the workplace. The author is a former U.S. Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare and currently president of the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University. In this book, he presents a manifesto of actions that can be taken to fundamentally change the way the United States views and confronts drug and alcohol abuse and addiction.
Stilen P, Carise D, Roget N, Wendler A. Kansas City, MO : Mid-America Addiction Technology Transfer Center in residence at University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2005/2007.
This curriculum (formerly called "S.M.A.R.T. Treatment Planning") was developed through the NIDA/SAMHSA-ATTC Blending Initiative including staff from CSAT's Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) Network and NIDA researchers. The product is a 6-hour continuing education curriculum package addressing how to transform required "paperwork" into clinically useful information. The Addiction Severity Index (ASI) is one of the most widely used tools for the assessment of substance use-related problems. Addiction counselors working in community-based treatment centers administer the ASI yet often fail to use findings to identify client problems, develop individualized treatment plans, and make referrals matched to client needs. Intake workers, counselors, supervisors, and managers often view the ASI assessment as time consuming and not clinically useful. From a program management perspective, supervisors and administrators often do not utilize treatment plans to monitor treatment outcomes and/or client retention. This course will review how to use the ASI to integrate these clinical processes. This package can be downloaded from the web at http://www.mattc.org/information/smart2/ or print copies can be ordered by calling 816-482-1100.
Find out how to borrow this book and the DVD from the ADAI Library.