Leveraging Teleservices in Drug Courts to Improve Treatment Access Virtual Learning Community

SAMHSA’s GAINS Center is hosting a series of webinars and discussion groups on how the advancement of teleservices in health care can be leveraged by drug courts to improve access to medication-assisted treatment as well as a range of evidence-based psychosocial supports for the treatment of substance use disorders. Hear experts speak about a variety of topics, including the current state of teleservices practices, the evidence base for substance use disorder treatment services delivered via teleservices technologies, development of a comprehensive teleservices track in drug court, and forming teleservices partnerships between drug courts and providers. Several open-format discussion groups will allow webinar participants to take a deeper dive into the material and pose questions to the speakers. Information on dates and registration will be posted below as it becomes available; you can also stay up to date by signing up for the GAINS Center mailing list.

Part 1: Transform to Teleservices: Expanding Access to Substance Use Disorder Treatment in Drug Courts

August 11, 2020, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

As technological innovations in health care continue to emerge, and as research is confirming the effectiveness of these approaches that rely on both new and established technologies, drug courts across the country are starting to transform the way they work by implementing teleservices in order to improve access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) as well as a range of evidence-based psychosocial supports for the treatment of substance use disorders (SUD). Part I of this Virtual Learning Community webinar series will

  • provide an overview of the emerging teleservices landscape and the opportunities brought about by this shift in methodology,
  • review the evidence base for SUD treatment services delivered via teleservices technologies, and
  • share potential strategies for the implementation of SUD teleservices in drug courts, including a review of the types of SUD services that can be effectively leveraged via telehealth along with models of care that highlight the mechanisms of collaboration between drug courts and community-based treatment providers.

Additional topics to be addressed include rolling redesign pertaining to telehealth regulations, reimbursement, and confidentiality, focusing on emerging opportunities for the expansion of teleservices in drug courts.

Presenters

  • Michael Chaple, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, New York State Psychiatric Institute, Columbia University Medical Center
  • Maryellen Evers, LCSW, CAADC, Telebehavioral Health Trainer, Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies at the University of Nevada, Reno
  • Nancy Roget, M.S., M.F.T., LADC, Executive Director, Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies at the University of Nevada, Reno

Register for Part 1: Transform to Teleservices: Expanding Access to Substance Use Disorder Treatment in Drug Courts

 

Part II: Transform to Teleservices: Innovative Approaches to Substance Use Disorder Treatment Happening Now in Drug Courts

August 18, 2020, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

Several drug courts across the country have successfully leveraged teleservices in order to increase client access to medication-assisted treatment as well as a range of evidence-based psychosocial supports for the treatment of substance use disorders (SUD). Part II of this Virtual Learning Community webinar series will feature presentations from drug court practitioners and substance use treatment providers who will outline the various approaches they have taken to integrate teleservices in drug court. Case examples will illustrate several unique models of implementation, including

  • development of a comprehensive teleservices track in drug court,
  • drug court partnerships with distance-based SUD telemedicine providers,
  • drug court partnerships with community-based SUD treatment providers who offer remote services, and
  • the integration of virtual counseling platforms.

Presenters

  • Michael Chaple, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, New York State Psychiatric Institute, Columbia University Medical Center, New York
  • Jonathan Ciampi, Chief Executive Officer, Bright Heart Health, California
  • Hon. Mary Jane Knisely, District Court Judge, 13th District Court in Yellowstone, Montana
  • Kathy Hoppe, M.A.T., CRADC, Vice President of Integrated Health Services, Preferred Family Healthcare, Missouri
  • William Morrone, D.O., M.S., M.P.H., DABAM, FAOAAM, FACOFP, DAAPM, Medical Director, Recovery Pathways & 35th Circuit Shiawassee County Drug Court, Michigan

Register for Part II: Transform to Teleservices: Innovative Approaches to Substance Use Disorder Treatment Happening Now in Drug Courts 

Discussion Groups I and II

September 2, 3:00-4:00 p.m. ET, and September 3, 3:00-4:00 p.m. ET

Please join us as we continue the discussion around transforming to teleservices. As a follow-up to the GAINS Center’s Virtual Learning Community webinars on the topic, we are organizing discussions groups with the webinar presenters to provide participants with an opportunity to have unanswered questions addressed and have more specific and targeted discussion around the topic.

Adobe Connect Link: http://prainc.adobeconnect.com/teleservices/
Phone number: 1-866-705-2554
Conference code:  453095

 

Criminal justice, GAINS, Treatment courts