Continuing Education Event – Substance Use Disorders: Scope of the Problem, What to Look for in a Treatment Program – Webinar – 6/23/2022

Recovery Centers of America has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7002. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Recovery Centers of America is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This course qualifies for 1.5 credit hours.

The opioid epidemic in our country has understandably been given much attention. Here we discuss the prevalence of opiate use/addiction in population, present how the opioid crisis came about in the country, what’s helped address this problem and why this problem isn’t going away. We then look at what to look for when referring a patient to treatment providing a virtual Top 10 list of those things your treatment program should be doing to be successful clinically. Focus will include how to identify and select from among a wide array of practices, including technology-based practices, cognitive-behavioral treatments, and medication-assisted treatments, with substantial scientific proof of effectiveness. We will explore what to look for in staffing and curriculum to ensure the best outcomes. We will look at how to measure whether services are being delivered with fidelity by the right staff, to the right patients and how to evaluate their results. From experience in implementing staffing and evidence-based practices in over 250 public and private treatment programs, we show how all treatment systems can offer a cost-effective, evidence-based continuum of care.

Learning Objectives
• Know the top components to look for when selecting substance abuse treatment programs.
• Identify key factors in a full continuum of care.
• Recognize the best “evidence-based practices” from among the myriad of available services and practices
• Demonstrate how all treatment systems – private and public – can offer a cost-effective, evidence-based continuum of care
• Learn how to evaluate if a program is delivering practices with fidelity to ensure best chances at success.

Trainer Bio:
Deni Carise, Ph.D.
Chief Scientific Officer
Deni Carise, Ph.D. is a Clinical Psychologist and part of the recovery community for over 30 years. She is currently Chief Scientific Officer of Recovery Centers of America (RCA) and Adjunct Assistant Professor at University of Pennsylvania. RCA is dedicated to creating neighborhood-based treatment and recovery campuses that include detoxification, residential, partial hospital, intensive and traditional outpatient, and family services, all available on one campus. Beginning in March 2016, they opened 10 such campuses in NJ, MA, PA, MD, IL, and IN, multiple outpatient programs and one opioid treatment program. Their goal is to get 1 million Americans into meaningful recovery.

Deni has held similar positions at CRC Health Group, providing behavioral health services to more than 42,000 men, women and teens every day at more than140 programs in 33 states and Phoenix House, a nonprofit substance abuse treatment provider with over 100 programs in 10 states where Dr Carise developed national standards for clinical care, Clinical Toolkits for over 30 evidence-based practices, and helped usher in a new era of care to position the company to successfully address changes secondary to healthcare reform. Dr Carise was also Chief Clinical Advisor for Sierra Tucson, a premier facility treating substance abuse, pain, mood, eating and trauma disorders.


Jun 23 2022


12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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