Suggestions from Stakeholder Advisory Group

Looking for a training topic for yourself or your next Staff Meeting? Try these topics suggested by the Stakeholder Advisory Group!

Key Practice Content

  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Trauma informed care
  • Cultural Responsiveness
  • Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)
  • Medication-Assisted Treatment (Buprenorphine, Methadone, Naltrexone/Vivitrol)
  • “Special” populations including cultural variations, deaf/HOH, elderly, 18-24 yr olds, etc. (elders; important training issues – can have specialized referrals; ATTC focusing on these issues for the next 2 years)

Supervision and Agency Skill Development

Supervision skills (see CSAT – TAP 21 clinical skills, TAP 21A clinical supervision and TIP 52, ATTC Network training curricula)

  • Supervision of Motivational Interviewing
  • Coaching (helping people learn, relearn)
  • How to support those in recovery (clients or workers)
  • Tools for self-sustaining and self-care
  • Working on Successful Adoption of Effective Practices–such as the ATTC Science to Services model)
  • Evidence-Based/Best Practices (see NIDA & ATTC – disseminating “blended” products)

The Basics

  • Core competencies (TAP 21, 21A; Boundaries; Ethics; professional responsibility)
  • Addiction 101 - Knowledge – what is addiction, how does it affect people, Chalk Talk
  • Treatment Planning
  • ASI and other tools
  • Customer service
  • Moving from personal knowledge to best practices

Administration

  • How to “onboard” or orient new hires (potentially with groups of agencies)
  • Leadership development
  • Quality Assurance/Continuous Quality Improvement (NIATx/NIDA/Federal funding/RWJ/State)
  • Agency culture (you can watch the bottom line and still improve quality and create a positive workplace)
  • How to evaluate trainings and their outcomes