Whole Person Approaches to Opioid Use Disorders (DMHAS)
Free day-long workshop for employees of the CT Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) and others who work for DMHAS-funded agencies.
This day-long workshop explores how we got to where we are with opioids, and what strategies, including medication assisted treatment (MAT), legislative fixes, wellness, therapeutic interventions, and such are being put into play to turn back the tide of disability and death. The program, through the use of didactics, dense case-studies, and group work explores how to accurately and thoroughly assess an individual, and work with them to construct reality-based plans that will move them forward in the direction of recovery and their goals and aspirations.
As most individuals with opioid use disorders have at least one co-occurring mental health problem, and often related medical issues, a whole-person, and highly individualized, approach will be emphasized. The content includes the use of standard diagnostic criteria, public-domain screening tools, current psychopharmacological interventions and a broad range of evidence-based therapeutic and theoretical strategies (CBT, DBT, 12-step, Motivational Enhancement, Stage of Change Theory, Harm Reduction, Recovery, Trauma-based therapies, Peer Support, Wellness etc.).