This first-of-its-kind workshop will boost participants’ knowledge and skills in two vital areas of addiction health care: 1) assessment & management and 2) care navigation & care coordination. Using a case-based approach, participants will learn appropriate treatments to recommend to patients and families and, as the workshop’s most unique feature, specific doctors, therapists, treatment centers, and programs in the Bay Area to refer to and collaborate with in order to maximize clinical outcomes.
Participants will receive a free copy of Addiction Care Navigation in the Bay Area: A Resource Guide.
Physicians, therapists, and allied health professionals interested in making successful referrals and maximizing health outcomes for patients and families suffering from addictive disorders.
Free Care Navigation Guide
The workshop will harness the power of the community to generate a resource guide of Bay Area physicians and therapists expert in the treatment of addictive disorders as well as recommended interventionists, family programs, family coaches, sober companions, detox centers, treatment centers, IOPs, and other individuals and organizations dedicated to serving this population. These resources will be compiled into Addiction Care Navigation in the Bay Area: A Resource Guide and distributed free to participants after the workshop.
100% of profit from this workshop will be donated to Glide Memorial Recovery Services in San Francisco, CA.
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Addiction Care Navigation in the Bay Area
A Workshop for Health Professionals
Saturday, March 11, 2017
9 am to 2:00 pm
Green Gulch Farm Zen Center, Muir Beach, CA (Map)
As a psychiatrist who has struggled over more than fifteen years of practice to help patients with addictive disorders, I know firsthand what the challenges are. I know that assessment and diagnosis constitute only the first step, the easiest step. What is far more difficult is knowing who and where to send patients and families. To which doctors, therapists, interventionists, and family specialists? To what treatment centers, programs, and groups? If you are a health professional, I would be surprised if your experience is different from mine.
Patients and families do not simply need doctors and therapists to recommend that they embark on treatment for addictive disorders. They need dedicated guidance and good referrals to addiction specialists, family specialists, treatment centers, and outpatient programs that fit their clinical needs. My firm belief is that good referrals save lives and save families from unraveling specifically in this most difficult to treat area of medicine.
Please join me and our panelists, Howard Kornfeld, M.D., Rosemary O’Connor, C.P.C., David Smith, M.D., and Kristina Wandzilak, C.A.S, for what I know will be a remarkable experience of Bay Area learning and collaboration to help patients and families suffering from the devastating effects of addiction move from illness into health and wellness.
Contact us at any time if you have questions or suggestions or if you wish to bring this workshop to your organization or institution.
Eli Merritt, M.D.
Educational NeedNo disorders in medicine are more challenging to treat than addictive disorders. Addiction health care is fragmented, and patients and family members struggle to know what doctors, therapists, treatment centers, and programs in the Bay Area to turn to for help. This workshop will fill the gap, empowering health professionals to connect patients and families to the right care in a coordinated and timely manner.
Learning ObjectivesAt the conclusion of the workshop participants should be able to:
- Assess and diagnose addictive disorders
- Develop appropriate treatment plans for addictive disorders
- Identify appropriate Bay Area referrals, including doctors, therapists, interventionists, treatment centers, IOPs, groups, family programs, family coaches, and other professionals involved in the treatment of this patient population.