The Mid-America Addiction Technology Transfer Center (Mid-America ATTC), located at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, School of Nursing and Health Studies’ Collaborative for Excellence in Behavioral Health Research and Practice, strives to bring behavioral health research to practice through workforce development projects that support people, organizations and systems through change processes. Our Center serves the HHS Region 7 states of Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska.
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BHMEDS, formerly known as Psychotherapeutic Medications: What Every Counselor Should Know, is now available in 3 formats: FREE App for Android and iPhone/iPad mobile devices, printed publication available for purchase, and electronic publication available for FREE download.
The BHMEDS App and publication provide information on medications used in treatment for mental health and substance use disorders including: generic and brand names, purpose, usual dose and frequency, possible side effects, potential for abuse and dependence, emergency conditions, cautions, and special considerations for pregnant women.
This regional symposium brings together experts and problem solvers from the worlds of research, medicine, drug courts, policy, behavioral health, corrections and probation & parole to explore the newest ideas in using medication-assisted treatment as a tool.
The SBIRT Provider Card was developed for SBIRT trainings provided in the Mid-America ATTC region as a tool to enhance and support SBIRT implementation.
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.
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 HealtheKnowledge
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.
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.
The National ATTC Network Report is also available. Click here for more information.