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1000 E. University Ave. Dept. 4298

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2977


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Behavioral Health

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The Behavioral Health network is an online professional learning community supporting evidenced-based and promising practices in substance use disorder prevention, treatment, and recovery services. This network provides participants with an opportunity to be part of an online professional community promoting awareness through a brief topic presentation by experts in the field, followed by case study and review.

Network participants include community mental health and substance use centers, healthcare/medical providers, pharmacists, prevention specialists, peer specialists, treatment providers, recovery community, community health workers, probation, law enforcement, public health, professionals.

Prevention works, treatment is effective, and people can and do recover.

UW ECHO in Behavioral Health is a collaboration with the Wyoming Department of Health and Mountain Plains ATTC (Addiction Technology Transfer Center).

Sessions are on Wednesdays, bi-weekly,
11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. MT
via Zoom video conferencing technology.


Learning Topics - FALL 2018

September 19

Medications for Substance Use Disorders for Non-Prescribers
This session will cover medication information non-prescribers
need to be aware of when working with substance use disorders.

Dr. Laura McNicholas

October 3

"Facing Addiction in America" Facilitated Discussion
This session will feature a discussion about the Surgeon General's
recent Spotlight on Opioids article. 

 October 17

Drug Court: Court-Supported Recovery Services
This session will cover how Drug Courts are impacting the prison systems
with rehabilitation and support versus time in jails/prisons.It will cover
the best practices and the 10 key components of successful Drug Courts.


Amy Terrell
Program Director
Albany County Court Supervised Treatment 

Tai Wright
Albany County Grants Manager

*Session Registration*

October 31

Substance Abuse as a Chronic, Relapsing Brain Disease 
This presentation will focus on sharing the presenter's own learning as she moved from viewing addiction as a disease of choices to a chronic, relapsing condition.


Chris Harsell, DNP, ANP-BC
Region 8 OTP Workgroup Facilitator
Mountain Plans ATTC

*Session Registration*



The UW ECHO in Behavioral Health team is in the process of planning
several new modules, to include the following topic areas:

Peer support / Peer Specialist Core Competencies

Probation, Parole, and Court Supervised Treatment

DATA 2000 / Buprenorphine Waiver Management

Opioid State Targeted Response  (STR) Grants




Learning Topics - SUMMER 2018

May 9

Medication Assisted Treatment Part III

Dr. Melissa Henke

May 23

Best Practices for Managing Chronic and Acute Pain

John Mansell MD
Powder River, Big Horn and Platte River Pain Clinics

June 6

Polysubstance Usage

David Martorano, MD, Wyoming Behavioral Institute

June 20

Prenatal Substance Use in Wyoming: Evidence and Impact

Participants will learn about the problem and epidemiology of prenatal substance use
in the United States and Wyoming as well as the impact on maternal and infant health.
Public health prevention strategies and provider resources will also be presented.

Lorie Chestnut, DrPH, MPH
Alexia Harrist, MD, PhD

July 4

No Session This Week!

July 18

Peer Support: What it is and How it Works

Peer Support can play a vital role in supporting the aims of our systems of care. This presentation will describe the role (what it is and isn't) and share success stories and lessons learned. Individual scenarios will be used to demonstrate the role, and participants will be invited to ask questions and consider pathways to successful implementation of the peer role within their own agencies. 

Lyn Legere, MS, CPS

August 1

Naloxone Prescribing, Patient Identification, and Counseling Requirements

This session will review the role naloxone plays in opioid overdoses and therapy. Participants will learn about naloxone legislation that was enacted in Wyoming in July 2017; learn about the different forms of naloxone available; understand how to identify candidates for naloxone, and how to counsel the patient on the use of naloxone in an emergency situation.

Antoinette K. Brown, Rph
Melinda Carroll, PharmD

August 15

Wyoming Prescription Drug Monitoring Program
This session will discuss the function of a prescription monitoring program.
The goals and purpose of the Wyoming Online Prescription (WORx) Database will be explored, including reports and identified trends.

Matthew R. Martineau, RPh
Inspector/Compliance Officer, Wyoming State Board of Pharmacy

August 29

Recovery Support Technologies:
One Answer for Frontier/Rural Areas

Nancy A. Roget

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