Substance abuse in primary care? Learning to manage and intervene appropriately (3 CE’s)

Presented by Amanda Foster, Psy.D., and Adriana Marti, Psy.D.
October 6th,  1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Instructional Level

Advanced

Course Description and Target Audience

Building off of the relevant assessment/testing in primary care, attendees will be exposed to the model of Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral and Treatment (SBIRT). Specifically, didactic regarding the prevalence of substance abuse related disorders, as well as common medical and mental health comorbidities will be discussed. Furthermore, appropriate screening measures and interventions will be discussed and practiced. Experiences will include didactic education, case presentations, and role plays.

The target audience is mental health providers (advanced doctoral level psychology trainees, psychologists in practice, master’s level clinicians etc).

Learning Objectives

  • Attendees will be able to identify the most common substance abuse related disorders, as well as comorbidities and causes
  • Attendees will be able to identify and apply brief substance use screenings to assist in identifying individuals with substance abuse related disorders
  • Attendees will be able to apply brief behavioral interventions to treat substance abuse related disorders

Presenter Information

Amanda Foster, Psy.D., is a licensed psychologist and has worked with HealthPoint since 2012 as a Behavioral Health Consultant. She received her degree from the Washington School of Professional Psychology Seattle and completed her predoctoral internship with HealthPoint. Her research interests include child and adolescent psychology, multicultural approaches to treatment, health psychology, and diabetes management.

Adriana Marti, Psy.D., is a licensed psychologist and has worked with HealthPoint since 2015 as a Behavioral Health Consultant. She received her degree from Carlos Albizu University with an emphasis in Neuropsychology and completed her predoctoral internship with Columbia Valley Community Health. She specializes in hospital based population, health psychology, neuropsychological testing, pain management, chronic medical conditions, program management and development.. Her research interests include neurological conditions, cancer, and aggression.

As generalists working in primary care, there are a multitude of presenting conditions involving substance use, which require behavioral interventions. Throughout their years as behavioral health consultants, they have facilitated a wide range of interventions and assessments for patients presenting with, but not limited to: alcohol abuse, opioid dependence and co-occurring mental health conditions. Drs. Foster and Marti understand the importance of screening tools such as the SBIRT, AUDIT, and DAST, as well as offering a Suboxone program within primary care setting. In order to provide comprehensive treatments to their patients, utilizing a biopsychosocial approach as well as collaborating with their primary care physicians is essential.

*National Psychology Training Consortium (NPTC) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NPTC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.