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Harm Reduction in a Virtual Environment
Webinar 9

Harm Reduction in a Virtual Environment

HELD: Wednesday, June 24, 2020, 10:00am-11:30am (PST)

Please join us for the webinar: Harm Reduction in a Virtual Environment. This is the ninth webinar in the series, Minimizing Disruptions in Care Through the Use of Behavioral Telehealth (Video and Phone).  The goal of this webinar is to teach participants skills, strategies and interventions to manage health risk for clients with substance use and co-occurring disorders, and support goal directed outcomes using telehealth.

Learning Objectives include:

  • Participants will be able to discuss at least four characteristics that differentiate high demand versus low demand client access systems and two strategies for creating low demand client access systems to optimize treatment engagement among clients with substance use and co-occurring disorders.
  • Participants will be to apply at least two Motivational Interviewing techniques to quickly engage and improve client retention in substance use and co-occurring disorder treatment services delivered via telehealth.
  • Participants will be able to describe at least three harm reduction strategies for lowering health risks, overdose and death that can be taught in a virtual treatment environment to help clients with substance use and co-occurring disorders self-manage and reduce their risk.

This webinar series is intended to not only build skills in telehealth, but also to highlight some of the learning from the field in offering behavioral telehealth services. We want to hear from you so please bring your innovations, success stories and learning from your own transition to telehealth resulting from COVID-19.

Presenter

eric_haram_headshot_0.jpgEric Haram is owner of Haram Consulting LLC, a health and behavioral healthcare consulting firm. Haram Consulting LLC offers technical assistance for all aspects of strategic planning, workforce development and clinical and business systems design for states, institutions and organizations. Eric’s professional experience includes 30 years delivering, designing and directing substance abuse treatment services in hospitals, correctional facilities, and community behavioral health centers.  As a national consultant, Eric provides expertise in 11 states, from California to West Virginia and including his home state of Maine. He also provides countless hours of advocacy for improved access to addiction and mental health treatment in the Maine State Legislature and was President and Board Chair of the Maine Association for Substance Abuse Programs from 2007-2013.

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