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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.

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


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Learning Topics - SPRING 2018

Session information subject to change, please check back regularly.

*Registration encouraged but not required to attend sessions*

February 14

Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery: Opioids in Wyoming
Introduction to the format and intended outcomes of the UW ECHO in Behavioral Health. Presenters will discuss the importance of an integrated approach to supporting prevention, treatment, and recovery, the statewide data to address the need and the personal impact of substance use.

Presenters:
Pennie Hunt
Lauren Gilbert, Ph.D., WYSAC
Dr. Charles Smith, SAMSHA Regional Director

Session Registration

February 28

Neuroscience of Addiction
How neurobiology is affected by buprenorphine and other medications.

Presenter:
Dr. Art Merrell

Session Registration

March 14

Best Practices in Screening Patients for Opioid Use
Discussion about SAMHSA self-assessment tool.

Presenter:
TBD

Session Registration

March 28

Strategies for Continued Client Engagement
Application of strategies in motivational interviewing (MI), stages of change model as it relates to integrative care.

Presenter:
TBD

Session Registration

April 11

Medication Assisted Treatment Part 1
Client choice/right, counseling, and peer support while utilizing medication-assisted treatment (MAT) drug court and probation implications, in-jail/in-treatment implications as well as costs and ways to pay for medications.

Presenter:
TBD

Session Registration

April 25

Medication Assisted Treatment Part 2: Further Discussion in MAT
Continuation of the discussion regarding client choice/right, Counseling, and peer support while utilizing medication-assisted treatment (MAT) drug court and probation implications, in-jail/in-treatment implications as well as costs and ways to pay for medications.

Presenter:
TBD

Session Registration

May 09

Medication Assisted Treatment Part 3
Provider monitoring of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and a panel on successful MAT.

Presenter:
TBD

Session Registration

May 23

Toxicology Monitoring

Presenter:
TBD

Session Registration

June to August Schedule Coming Soon!


Hyperlink to download Behavioral Health network brochure pdf. Sign up for ECHO updates hyperlink


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