Leveraging Telehealth for Justice-Involved Individuals: Expanding Access to Mental and Substance Use 2 NBCC Hours
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Video published on YouTube by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Shayna Rayman, J.D., LMHC, LCPC, NCC

Course Description

The subject matter in this course is "directly and primarily related to" the NBCC Content Area, Counseling Theory/Practice and the Counseling Relationship, which has been specified by the NBCC Continuing Education Provider Policy as acceptable content to qualify for NBCC continuing education credit.  This course is approved for ACEP home study and offers 2 CE Hours.

This course is based on a webinar hosted by SAMHSA's GAINS Center Center in partnership with Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Training and Technical Assistance (RSAT-TTA)  presents ways to incorporate telemedicine into treatment programming for substance use and mental health disorders, including how to expand access to medication-assisted treatment using telemedicine, types of telehealth provider settings, and implementation best practices and barriers. Several program examples are reviewed, including a program using telehealth to improve services to tribal members.

Learning Objectives
  • You will be introduced to the negative impact of opioid use among those transitioning out of jail/prison

  • You will learn the prevalence of opioid use among the incarcerated population

  • You will learn how telehealth can help improve outcomes in the treatment of substance use disorders

  • You will learn how medication assisted treatment effects treatment outcomes for the treatment of substance use disorders

  • You will learn some of the requirements for being able to prescribe medication via telehealth

  • You will learn which providers are permitted to offer substance use disorder services a the distant site

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