Addictions Medicine & Psychosocial Interventions

PROGRAM GOALS

CAMH and St. Michael’s Hospital are excited to bring to you ECHO Ontario Addiction Medicine and Psychosocial Interventions (AMPI). ECHO AMPI aims to help healthcare providers build capacity in the treatment and management of addictions. 

The project works to empower healthcare providers to use evidence-based best practices to reduce the need for specialist visits, improving the quality of care for patients seeking treatment for addictions and related disorders in Ontario’s primary care settings. 

The ECHO AMPI curriculum is based on analysis of multiple needs assessments conducted with provincial primary care providers. .

Addictions Medicine and Psychosocial Interventions

Location: Zoom Videoconferencing

Time: 2:00PM to 4:00PM EST

Length: 3 Modules

8 Sessions on Engaging Individuals in Evidence-Based Care (Apr 2022 -Jun 2022)

8 Sessions on Principles of Addictions Care (Sep 2022 – Dec 2022)

8 Sessions on Concurrent Disorders & Complexity (Jan 2023 – Mar 2023)

When: Monday Afternoons (Weekly)

Target Audience: Healthcare Providers

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Below is a list of curriculum topics that are often featured in this module. 

This module focuses on strategies to engage patients in clinical care to address their substance use. 

  1. Evidence-Based Approaches to Patient Care
  2. Harm Reduction
  3. Motivational Interviewing
  4. Contingency Management
  5. Trauma-Informed Care
  6. Introduction to CRA/SMART
  7. Introduction to CRAFT
  8. Introduction to DBT

Below is a list of curriculum topics that are often featured in this module.

This module provides an overview of substance-specific interventions. Assessment and treatment (including pharmacological interventions) for a variety of substances use disorders including alcohol, cannabis, opioids, and stimulants.

  1. Alcohol Use Disorder
  2. Medical Complications of Alcohol Use
  3. Anti-Oppressive Practice in Addictions Care
  4. Intravenous Drug Use and Complications
  5. Opioid Use Disorder Buprenophine
  6. Chemical Dependency and Pain
  7. Stimulants
  8. Cannabis

Below is a list of curriculum topics that are often featured in this module.

This module will review assessment and interventions for individuals with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders, with a focus on complex client populations (e.g., people with severe and persistent mental illness). 

  1.  Introduction to Philosophy of Care – Assessment & Treatment of Concurrent Disorders
  2. Substance-Induced Psychosis
  3. Severe and Persistent Mental Illness and Substance Use
  4. DBT Specific Skill Groups
  5. Advanced Behavioural Approaches: Chain Analysis and Functional Analysis
  6. Psychiatric Medications 101 and Polypharmacy
  7. Complex PTSD and Substance Use
  8. Special Topic in Addiction Medicine

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SESSION STRUCTURE

Welcome, Introduction, and Announcements – 10-15 minutes

Didactic Presentation – 20-30 minutes

Case Discussion – 30-60 minutes

Addressing Outstanding Questions and Session Wrap-Up – 15 minutes

WHAT'S THE COMMITMENT?

Attend 60% of program sessions

Present an anonymized case

Participate in group discussions

Provide feedback through evaluation activities

 

WHO'S RUNNING THESE SESSIONS?

Our program sessions are run by an inter-professional Hub Team from multiple health organizations across Ontario. 

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These individuals make up our AMPI Hub Team:

  1. Wiplove Lamba (Addiction Psychiatrist/Co-Lead)
  2. Nitin Chopra (Addiction Psychiatrist/Co-Lead)
  3. Jean-Paul Michael (Peer Specialist)
  4. Natalie Kelly (Social Worker)
  5. Sunny Wang (Clinical Pharmacist)
  6. Tianna Costa (Clinical Pharmacist
  7. Cassel Busse (Registered Nurse)
  8. Xochil Argueta-Warden (Registered Nurse)
  9. Sarah Bonato (Librarian)