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ASAM partners on training of NPs, PAs in buprenorphine prescribing

January 17, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) has partnered with associations representing nurse practitioners and physician assistants to offer training courses for these professionals in buprenorphine prescribing.

IC&RC changes case study portion of counselor exam

January 9, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC) is replacing the long written case presentation on its Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ADC) examination.

Process to certify physicians in addiction medicine subspecialty will commence in 2017

December 5, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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An examination that will be used to certify physicians from a wide variety of specialties in addiction medicine should be ready for implementation next fall, organizations announced last week.

Transformed thinking gives rise to center of excellence in addiction medicine

November 23, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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In establishing unified addiction services that earned a first-ever recognition this month, the Center for Addiction Science in Tennessee showed how patients can flourish when they receive care in a humane manner.

HRSA grant will support certification of recovery house managers in Texas

October 28, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Austin, Texas-based SoberHood will receive a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant to establish a training curriculum leading to certification of house managers in recovery residences.

Eating disorders forum identifies many culprits for lack of treatment

October 21, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A Harvard forum on public health aspects of eating disorders cited lack of medical training and insufficient insurance coverage among the reasons for inadequate prevention and treatment services.

Treatment center, university team up for training program

October 5, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services and the University of Mississippi Medical Center have partnered to offer a month-long elective training rotation for fourth-year psychiatric residents.

EMDR therapy: A pathway for trauma-focused care

September 20, 2016  |  Jamie Marich, PhD, LPCC-S, LICDC-CS, REAT
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The practice of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) can offer an effective alternative to traditional therapy for addictive disorders.

Deadline extended to Sept. 27 to complete Quality of Life Survey

September 15, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Clinicians in the addiction field now have until Sept. 27 to complete Addiction Professional's 2016 Quality of Life Survey, our annual look at challenges and opportunities in the profession.

How's your work life? Tell us in our Quality of Life Survey

September 7, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Participate in our brief online Addiction Professional Quality of Life Survey, which addresses caseloads, supervision, self-care and a host of other job satisfaction topics.

Capacity crisis: Workforce shortages cast shadow over Golden State

September 6, 2016  |  Pete Nielsen, MA, CADC II
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The advocacy community in California again is calling for a licensure measure for substance use treatment professionals in the state, after another failed effort in this year's legislative session.

An entire staff must be equipped to manage patient conflict

August 12, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Aggression control techniques in substance use treatment programs must involve all staff members and should emphasize environment-of-care variables, says a professional trainer.

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