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Person Centered Care in a Virtual World: Oxymoron or Opportunity?

Feb 12, 2021 10:03:45 AM / by Brooke Kochanski

Join us on April 1st, 2021, 12:00-1:30PM for this LIVE WEBINAR to discuss Engaging and Treating Clients with Substance Use and Co-occurring Disorders in the COVID-19 Pandemic. 

With the unexpected onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, behavioral health providers have had to rapidly and vastly change their way of delivering clinical services. For those providing treatment to clients with substance use and co-occurring disorders, this transition led to a significant disruption in care to highly vulnerable and at risk individuals. At the same time, the number of people turning to substances to cope with COVID-19 related anxiety and depression has increased the demand for services that are now less available or accessible.


Over the past year, an array of on-line trainings and certification programs have guided providers through this transition by addressing the important technical, ethical, and financial issues associated with virtual care delivery. This webinar will be focused instead on the real world challenges of serving vulnerable populations and treating complex disorders using virtual platforms.

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Who Should Participate
This workshop will be beneficial to behavioral health and human service practitioners, including psychologists, social workers, counselors, marriage and family therapists, substance use and addictions professionals, clinicians and all others interested in this topic.


Paul D. Nagy, MS, LCMHC, LCAS, CCS
Paul Nagy is an Assistant Professor in the Duke University School of Medicine where he has worked for the past 31 years in The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in a variety of clinical, research, teaching and administrative positions. He holds degrees from Duke University and Florida State University and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist and Certified Clinical Supervisor.

Mr. Nagy has also served as an Expert Content Director overseeing the development of Treatment Improvement Protocols and Technical Assistance Publications for The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and is the author of several book chapters published by the American Psychiatric Press. He is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) and currently provides consultation and training to a number of behavioral and community health organizations. He was a 2008 recipient of the Triangle Business Journal Health Care Hero Award and the 2016 Advancing Evidence Based Practices Award from the North Carolina Evidence Based Practices Center.

This presenter is being supported through a partnership between the Duke Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and the NCAHEC Program.

$15 — Registration fee
This program is offered at a reduced registration fee through support from Old Vineyard Behavioral Health Services. Registration fee includes administrative costs instructional materials, certificate of completion and program materials.




Tags: COVID-19, mental health, Substance Use

Brooke Kochanski

Written by Brooke Kochanski

Marketing & Communications Specialist at Northwest AHEC

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