Maxine Stitzer, Ph.D., principal investigator of the Mid-Atlantic node, explains the mission of the Clinical Trials Network to disseminate research-based drug abuse treatment into clinical practice. Dr. Stitzer shares with the audience how clinicians, scientists, and experienced trainers who are part of this NIDA/SAMSHA blending inititative have worked to create user-friendly treatment tools and products to facilitate evidence based practices in front-line clinical settings.
Pat Stabile, Director of HARBEL in Baltimore City speaks about the positive aspects of Clinical Trials Network studies conducted at her site. She explains how challenging it can be at times when researchers and clinicians might have different objectives and different language, but the overarching common goal to improve substance use disorder treatment makes such collaboration worth the effort.
Christine Higgins, MA, Dissemination Specialist for the Mid-Atlantic Node of Clinical Trials Network provides an overview of the NIDA Blending Products.
Christine Higgins, MA, Dissemination Specialist for the Mid-Atlantic Node of Clinical Trials Network provides an Introduction to MIA-Step (Motivational Interviewing Assessment: Supervisory Tools for Enhancing Proficiency).
Melissa Wesner, LCPC, Clinical Supervisor at Lane Treatment Center, explains “Promoting Awareness of Motivational Incentives (PAMI)”
Lori Peterson, Program Director of the Lane Treatment Center presents an Overview of MI-Presto (Motivational Incentives: Positive Reinforcers to Enhance Successful Treatment Outcomes).
Amy Pearce, LCSW-C, Clinical Director of Glenwood Life presents “The Perspective from the Clinical Side”.