Mid-America Addiction Technology Transfer Center is committed to a science-to-service agenda. Mid-America serves to foster collaboration across service systems, bridging the gap between current research and those working the front lines of addiction and mental health treatment.
At a time when resources are limited, Mid-America ATTC helps professionals and organizations manage their training resources by analyzing training needs, customizing programs, and assisting in the implementation of plans and the evaluation of results.
Vital Signs: Taking the Pulse of the Addiction Treatment Profession
The Mid-America ATTC 2012 Regional Workforce Report provides results of the regionally representative survey of clinical directors working in substance use disorder specialty treatment programs located in the states of Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and Oklahoma. The report covers demographic information about clinical directors and the direct care staff they supervise, the facility at which they currently work, job satisfaction, recruitment and retention strategies, clinician training and preparation, and staff turnover. Download Mid-America ATTC regional report here.
The National ATTC Network Report is also available. Click here for more information.
Psychotherapeutic Medications 2011
Psychotherapeutic Medications 2011: What Every Counselor Should Know was originally developed as a companion piece to the Mid-America ATTC systems change curriculum, A Collaborative Response: Addressing the Needs of Consumers with Co-Occurring Substance Use and Mental Health Disorders. This booklet is an excellent reference document for clinicians, containing information on generic and brand names, their purpose, usual dose and frequency, side effects, potential for abuse and dependence, emergency conditions, and cautions.
Web-based Psychotherapeutic Medications
Now you can search the information provided in the Psychotherapeutic Medications booklet online. This searchable database offers up-to-date information on generic and brand name medications. It is intended to provide a basic understanding of medication dose, frequency, side effects, emergency conditions, abuse potential, cautions and considerations for pregnant women. Print only the information you need and find links to additional information not included in the booklet.
Psychotherapeutic Medications 2013 in Spanish
The movement toward a Recovery-Oriented System of Care (ROSC) has been propelled forward by a number of sources: SAMHSA has ROSC at the core of one of its Eight Strategic Initiatives, research is finding improved outcomes when the acute care model using episodic treatment is replaced with a long-term model that treats addiction as a chronic disorder, and recovery advocates are calling for a continuum of care that stretches both before and after treatment. Mid-America ATTC has developed a brief public service message about ROSC. This 4.5-minute video can be viewed and downloaded for free.
Motivational Incentives: Positive Reinforcers to Enhance Successful Treatment Outcomes (MI:PRESTO) is an interactive on-line course that focuses on the process of adopting Motivational Incentives in a clinical setting. By design, this course builds upon the Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network's Technology Transfer Conceptual Model. Highlighted within this model is a multidimensional process that promotes the use of an innovation, in this case Motivational Incentives.
This self-guided, on-line learning tool assists Clinical Supervisors and other behavioral healthcare practitioners to learn and experience how to utilize the 7 Principles of Motivational Incentives introduced in PAMI, to facilitate the adoption of Motivational Incentives as an effective evidence-based practice aimed at reducing drug abuse and promoting positive outcomes for patients.
Curriculum Available to Promote Cultural Competency
Through the Diamond Threshold: Promoting Cultural Competency in Understanding American Indian Substance Misuse
Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) 52: Clinical Supervision and Professional Development of the Substance Abuse Counselor
TIP 52 presents guidelines for clinical supervision in the substance abuse treatment field, including supervision methods and models, cultural competence, ethical and legal issues, and performance monitoring.
For training on Clinical Supervision developed by the ATTC Network go to https://www.attcelearn.org/
Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) 42: Substance Abuse Treatment For Persons With Co-Occurring Disorders
TIP 42 provides information on the rapidly growing field of co-occurring substance use and mental disorders and state-of-the-art treatment for people with co-occurring disorders. The TIP synthesizes knowledge and grounds it in the practical realities of clinical cases and real situations to provide clinicians with increased knowledge, encouragement, and resourcefulness in working with clients who have co-occurring disorders.