12 p.m. to 1 p.m. | September 9, 2020 | 1 Contact Hour or 1 CME
Stigma associated with substance use and addiction remains one of the biggest barriers to treatment for millions of people in the U.S. How can we transform the way staff approach and deliver addiction care while fostering engagement among clients in recovery? This talk examines factors involved in stigma and discrimination, and offers evidence-based strategies on how to overcome them. At the end of the training, participants will be able to:
- Understand the importance of language in treating substance use disorders (SUD).
- Examine the evidence demonstrating the impact of stigmatizing language on the provision, quality and allocation of resources for SUD care.
- Identify strategies for addressing stigma in policy and practice settings using non-stigmatizing language.
About the Presenter
John F. Kelly, Ph.D., ABPP Dr. Kelly is the Elizabeth R. Spallin Professor of Psychiatry in Addiction Medicine at Harvard Medical School – the first endowed professor in addiction medicine at Harvard. He is also the Founder and Director of the Recovery Research Institute at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Read more
A completed evaluation is required to receive a certificate of contact hours for the following:
1 CONTACT HOUR | 1 CME for physicians, nurses, social workers, licensed professional clinical counselors, psychologists, continuing health education specialists, and behavioral healthcare workers. 1 contact hour pending for alcohol and drug counselors.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Maine Medical Education Trust and (name of nonaccredited provider). The Maine Medical Education Trust is accredited by the Maine Medical Association Committee on Continuing Medical Education and Accreditation to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Pending approval for 1 contact hour by the Maine Board of Alcohol and Drug Counselors.