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Please join us for a live virtual lecture series on:

What About You? Practicing Self-Care for Substance Use Disorder Providers - Part Two on Friday, December 11, 2020

A Special Lecture Presented by:

County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health
Substance Abuse Prevention and Control Program with UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs
and the Pacific Southwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center

Featured Presenter: Andrew S. Kurtz, MA, MFT, UCLA ISAP

Early indicators of increasing burnout among healthcare professionals and the general population during the COVID-19 pandemic add a challenging facet to the difficulty of engaging in regular self-care. Considerations for enhancing mental, behavioral, and physical health with intentional integration into daily activities can enhance provider functioning with parallel benefits of organizational support and individual opportunities for enhanced well-being. The second part of this Self-Care lecture series will provide participants with updated information on the need for self-care within a professional and individual context. Information will focus on expanding upon previously developed concepts of burnout and methods for maintaining motivation for self-care among health professionals while incorporating recommendations for managing the challenges of a shifting substance use disorder treatment landscape. Participants will have opportunities to consider practical ways to enhance physical, emotional, and behavioral self-care practices through interactive activities, discussions, and identification of resources for continued self-care practice beyond the session.

At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Recognize two (2) impacts on the physical and mental well-being of health professionals that result from physical distancing.
  2. Apply three (3) cognitive or affective coping mechanisms to manage daily stressors from within the SUD workplace.
  3. Generalize at least three (3) benefits of empathy and mindfulness-based self-care in enhancing care for patients with Substance Use Disorders.
  4. Specify three (3) ways to utilize a structured thought or behavior record to improve self-care routines.
  5. Distinguish three (3) cultural differences in self-care definitions and practices and identify at least two (2) strategies for incorporating these different perspectives and practices.

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UCLA to lead $25 million study of opioids in rural America

Scientists Larissa Mooney and Yih-Ing Hser from the UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs (ISAP) will lead a $25 million study funded by the National Institutes of Health to test treatments for opioid addiction in rural America.

A separate grant of $3.3 million from the NIH was awarded to another UCLA ISAP researcher, Suzette Glasner-Edwards, who will study the effectiveness of using text messages to help people with opioid addiction adhere to their treatment regimens.

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Dr. Larissa Mooney and Dr. Yih-Ing Hser. UCLA HEAL Grant Recipients

Curriculum Infusion Package on Opioid Use Disorders

A 5-part training developed in 2019 by the Pacific Southwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center.

California DHCS MAT Expansion Project

Access statewide projects, resources, latest updates, and information for those seeking help.

Cannibis Summit Proceedings

2019 Multinational Cannabis Public Health Summit Proceedings and Calls to Action Released. Upcoming Cannabis Public Health Network Announced.

Cannibis Treatment Study

The Cannabis Use Disorder and Affective Management Training Study is seeking individuals between the ages of 18-25 who have problems with cannabis use, experience anxiety or depression, and have trouble managing those feelings of anxiety and depression.

Social Anxiety/Alcohol Treatment

The Social Anxiety and Alcohol Treatment study is seeking individuals who suffer from social anxiety disorder and alcohol use problems.

Staying in Touch: A Fieldwork Manual of Tracking Procedures

New Edition of Staying in Touch Manual Now Available!

UCLA ISAP has collaborated with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the SAMHSA Grantee Data Technical Assistance (GDTA) team to publish Staying in Touch: A Fieldwork Manual of Tracking Procedures (Third Edition).

Manual's Purpose

Staying in Touch is designed to assist SAMHSA-funded grantees to stay in touch with people receiving services and to meet GPRAMA reporting requirements. The manual includes information on numerous staying-in-touch, tracking, and locating procedures from the simple and inexpensive to the complex and costly.