Региональное Представительство в Центральной Азии Управления Организации Объединенных Наций по наркотикам и преступности (УНП ООН) организует региональный онлайн-тренинг для национальных экспертов оценщиков по применению разработанных УНП ООН/ВОЗ инструме

Пятидневный региональный онлайн-тренинг по повышению квалификации экспертов-оценщиков по инструментам УНП ООН/ВОЗ по обеспечению качества лечения наркозависимости начался 12 октября 2020 года. Целью тренинга является усиление институциональной поддержки для обеспечения успешного внедрения механизма обеспечения качества услуг по лечению наркозависимости УНП ООН/ВОЗ в Центральной Азии и продвижение научного подхода к качеству услуг по лечению наркозависимости и уходу за наркозависимыми.

После запуска Международных стандартов лечения расстройств, вызванных  употреблением наркотиков, ВОЗ /НП ООН и утверждения резолюции 59/4 Комиссией по наркотическим средствам (которая призывает к разработке и распространению Международных стандартов лечения расстройств,вызванных  употреблением наркотиков, и настоятельно призывает УНП ООН поддерживать систематический процесс национальной адаптации и принятия национальных стандартов обеспечения качества для аккредитации услуг в соответствии с национальным законодательством), была предложена потребность в новых глобально применимых инструментах, основанных на согласованной стратегии распространения, чтобы обеспечить квалифицированный и эффективный ответ расстройствам, вызванным  употреблением наркотиков, во всем мире.

Разработка таких стандартов качества услуг по лечению наркозависимости необходима для возможности оценивать передовые практики, основанные на научных и этических принципах. Стандарты качества также помогают гарантировать постоянство стандартов качества и возможностей для наркозависимых людей, которые предоставляются системой здравоохранения для лиц с любыми другими хроническими заболеваниями.

Региональный онлайн курс повышения квалификации для национальных экспертов-оценщиков и других национальных экспертов, участвующих в разработке национальных стандартов обеспечения качества, будет направлен на следующие действия, связанные с продолжением внедрения стандартов обеспечения качества в странах Центральной Азии:

  • Презентация достижений в Центральной Азии на основе результатов пилотных инициатив;
  • Обновленная информация о «Международных стандартах» ВОЗ/УНП ООН от 2020 года и о новом наборе инструментов контроля качества услуг от УНП ООН/ВОЗ и Стандартах консенсуса.
  • Обсуждение сфер стандартов контроля качества услуг с акцентом на то, чего на данный момент не хватает в  Центральной Азии.
  • Фокус на методах оценки и планировании улучшений.
  • Определение изменений, необходимых в каждой стране после пилотных проектов и следующих шагов по принятию международных стандартов обеспечения качества и разработке национальных стандартов обеспечения качества

Г-жа Ашита Миттал, Региональный Представитель УНП ООН в Центральной Азии, подчеркнула, что «эти стандарты должны быть глобально применимы и cоответствовать Международным стандартам лечения расстройств, вызванных употреблением наркотиков УНП ООН и ВОЗ, а также служить в поддержку политикам, руководителям лечебных служб и практикующим врачам для повышения их потенциала для предоставления качественных услуг по лечению наркозависимости и уходу за наркозависимыми пациентами». Она также воспользовалась возможностью, чтобы поблагодарить национальных партнеров за их приверженность внедрению стандартов и инструментов обеспечения качества УНП ООН путем создания рабочих групп по адаптации и апробации стандартов и инструментов обеспечения качества УНП ООН для служб лечения наркозависимости версии 2019 года.

Этот тренинг организован в рамках глобального проекта УНП ООН GLOJ71 «Лечение наркозависимости и ее последствий для здоровья: Treatnet II»

 

UNODC Regional Office for Central Asia Organizes Online Regional Training for Assessors on UNODC-WHO Quality Assurance Mechanisms/Tools for Drug Use Disorder Treatment

Five-day online regional refresher training for assessors on UNODC-WHO quality assurance (QA) tools for drug dependency treatment launched on 12 October 2020. The purpose of the training is to consolidate the institutional support to ensure the successful implementation of the UNODC-WHO QA mechanism of drug treatment services in Central Asia and promote the scientific understanding of quality drug use disorder treatment and care services.

For the five days, the participants from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan will have a unique opportunity to discuss important issues related to the development and institutionalization of a drug treatment services QA mechanism to improve the quality of drug use disorder treatment in Central Asia.

Following the launch of UNODC-WHO International Standards of Treatment of drug use disorders and the approval of resolution 59/4 by the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (which calls for the development and dissemination of International Standards for Treatment of Drug Use Disorders and urges UNODC to support a systematic process of national adaptation and the adoption of national QA standards for the accreditation of services in accordance with national legislation), the need for new globally applicable tools based on an agreed dissemination strategy was proposed in order to ensure a qualified and effective response to drug use disorders around the world.

The development of such quality standards on drug use disorder treatment services is necessary in order to evaluate good practices informed by science and ethical principles. The quality standards also help to guarantee the same quality standards and opportunities for drug-dependent people that are provided by the health system for any other chronic disease.

The online regional refresher training for the national expert assessors and other experts involved in the development of national QA standards will focus on following actions related to continuing introducing QA standards in Central Asian countries:

  • Reflections on the achievements in Central Asia based on the findings of pilot initiatives
  • Updates on ‘International Standards’ WHO-UNODC 2020 and new UNODC-WHO Services QA Toolkit and the Consensus Standards.
  • Run-through on QA Standards areas with a focus on what is currently missing in Central Asia.
  • Focus on assessment methods and improvement planning.
  • Identifying changes required in each country following the pilots and next steps in adopting the International QA Standards and developing National QA Standards.

Ms. Ashita Mittal, UNODC Regional Representative for Central Asia, highlighted “that these standards need to be globally applicable and aligned with the UNODC-WHO International Standards for Treatment of Drug Use Disorders and serve the purpose of supporting policymakers, treatment services managers and practitioners to improve their capacity to deliver quality drug use disorder treatment and care services”. She also used this opportunity to thank the national counterparts for their commitment to introduce UNODC QA standards and tools by supporting the establishment of Working Groups on adaptation and piloting of the 2019 version of the UNODC QA standards and tools for drug treatment services.

This training is organized within the framework of UNODC global project GLOJ71 “Treating drug dependence and its health consequences: Treatnet II”.

Motivational Interviewing Course: Assisting Patients in Making Sustainable Positive Lifestyle Changes

We invite you to register for this free webinar-based training course on Motivational Interviewing (MI). The three week long series is presented by Igor Koutsenok, MD, MS, Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California San Diego, Department of Psychiatry.

Igor Koutsenok ISSUP Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Interviewing is an essential, client-centered, counseling style for eliciting behavior change by helping clients to explore and resolve ambivalence. We are absolutely thrilled to bring you this skills-building opportunity presented by a recognized expert in the field of MI.

The course consists of four sessions to be held during June 2020 (see course descriptions and session dates below).

We highly encourage registration for all sessions.

Course Description

This is a training in evidence-based clinical methods of motivational interviewing (MI). After orientation to the underlying spirit and principles of MI, practical exercises will help participants to strengthen empathy skills, recognize and elicit change talk, and roll with resistance. Research evidence will be reviewed for the efficacy of MI and for the importance of building therapeutic relationships in clients’ outcomes. Integration of MI with other treatment modalities will be considered.     

Course Objectives

The goal is to provide knowledge and practical skill training for various practitioners on effective ways to enhance motivation of patients with substance use disorders that require significant behavioral changes to initiate and sustain positive and healthy behavioral choices. Skill building, and experiential training will be emphasized throughout the course by exercises to develop a therapeutic alliance with patients, assess patient needs, level of engagement in treatment process, structure treatment sessions, select appropriate interventions, and assist patient in maintaining motivation for a sustainable behavioral change.

Participants will learn the basic and advanced skills in motivational interviewing and strategies for engaging patients in collaborative relationship in treatment process and assist them in achieving sustainable positive behavioral changes. The course will:

  1. Help participants to acquire a systemic perspective of motivational interviewing and other motivational enhancement strategies;
  2. Build necessary clinical skills and attitudes to implement new strategies in working with ambivalent patients.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, every participant will be able to:

  1. Describe all the aspects of the spirit of MI
  2. Explain the differences between MI and other counselling strategies
  3. Demonstrate the ability to respond to clients with reflective listening statements
  4. Identify change talk within client speech
  5. Generate open questions designed to elicit change talk
  6. Generate MI-consistent responses to client resistant statements
  7. Differentiate commitment language from other forms of change talk
  8. Provide and empathetic summary statements collecting change talk

Course Content, Dates & Registration

Session 1: Thursday June 4th 2020

Motivational Interviewing: Basic Understanding

After orientation to the underlying spirit and principles of MI, practical exercises will help participants to strengthen empathy skills, recognize and elicit change talk, and roll with resistance. Research evidence will be reviewed for the efficacy of MI and for the importance of building a therapeutic relationship in clients’ outcomes. Integration of MI with other treatment modalities will be considered.  

Learning outcomes:

  • Introduction: Motivation and behavioral change in addiction medicine
  • Review of the concepts of Ambivalence, Stages of change, the righting reflex, limits of persuasion.
  • Spirit of MI
  • Expressing empathy
  • Roadblocks to communication
  • Four Processes in MI

Time: 9am Pacific / 12pm Eastern / 5pm London

Duration: 1 hour

Webinar Recording 

Slide Deck

Session 2: Thursday June 11th 2020

Fundamental Skills in MI - OARS

This session will focus on Fundamental Skills in MI (OARS), providing practical exercises to help participants to strengthen empathy skills, recognize and elicit change talk, and roll with resistance. Participants will learn strategies for engaging patients in a collaborative relationship in the treatment process and assist them in achieving sustainable positive behavioral changes. Research evidence will be reviewed for the efficacy of MI and for the importance of building a therapeutic relationship in clients’ outcomes. Integration of MI with other treatment modalities will be considered.    

Learning outcomes:

  • Open and closed ended questions
  • Affirmations
  • Summaries
  • Rowing with OARS

Time: 9am Pacific / 12pm Eastern / 5pm London

Duration: 1 hour

Webinar recording

Session 3: Thursday June 18th 2020

Fundamental Skills in MI Continued

This third session will continue to focus on MI fundamentals, with a focus on more advanced skills and the integration of MI with other strategies and treatment modalities. Research evidence will be reviewed for the efficacy of MI and for the importance of building therapeutic relationship in clients’ outcomes.       

Learning outcomes:

  • Recognition and responding to change talk and sustain talk
  • Forming reflections
  • Levels of reflections
  • Recognizing readiness
  • Initial and intermediate planning
  • Integration with other skills and strategies

Time: 9am Pacific / 12pm Eastern / 5pm London

Duration: 1 hour

Webinar recording 

Session 4: Friday June 19th 2020

The fourth and final session will continue to build on MI Fundamentals covered in Session 3, increasing your knowledge of advanced MI skills.

Time: 9am Pacific / 12pm Eastern / 5pm London

Duration: 1 hour

Webinar recording 

We look forward to you joining us for these virtual sessions! Please contact info [at] issup [dot] net if you have any questions.

About Professor Koutsenok

Dr. Igor Koutsenok is а Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California San Diego, Director of the Center for Addiction Research, Training and Application, Director of the SAMHSA PEPFAR International Addiction Technology Transfer Center-Ukraine, and a co-director of the SAMHSA PEPFAR South East Asia Addiction Technology Transfer Center. He is also a Vice-President of the International Consortium of Universities on Drug Demand Reduction.

In 1983 he graduated as a medical doctor from the National Medical University in Kiev, (Ukraine). In 1986, he completed his psychiatry residency training and received degree as psychiatrist from the Medical University in Sofia (Bulgaria). In 1993-1996 he received a degree in addiction psychiatry at the University of London, Department of Addictive Behavior and Psychological Medicine at St. Georges Hospital Medical School. In 1996, he was recruited by the University of California San Diego, School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and since then he serves as faculty member of the Department. In 2013-2016 he served as Chief of Prevention, Treatment, and Rehabilitation at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, United Nations Office in Vienna.

Over the last 25 years Dr. Koutsenok led the design and implementation of multiple training and technical assistance programs for mental health and addiction treatment practitioners, primary health care and social work practitioners, criminal justice professionals in the United States and around the world. He is also directing the UCSD Summer Clinical Institute - the second longest running Summer Institute in the United States (over 40 years). Dr. Koutsenok is also a member of the International Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). 

For many years, Dr. Koutsenok taught general and addiction psychiatry to medical students, psychiatry residents, psychology trainees, social workers, criminal justice professionals, and policy makers around the world. He is a recipient of numerous national and international awards. He has authored and co-authored over 50 scientific publications, one monograph, and contributed to 4 book. Dr. Koutsenok has been invited as a presenter and trainer to hundreds of conferences and workshops in the USA and more than 40 countries around the world. He is a proud father of three.

WEBINAR: Cary Hopkins Eyles on Authentic Self-Care for Addiction Professionals

This webinar focuses on the issue of self-care for addiction professionals and was delivered by ICUDDR Deputy Director Cary Hopkins Eyles.

Many of us are drawn to work in the field of substance use disorders due to our history, family, and personal traits, such as compassion and empathy. While these can be great assets, they can also be detrimental to us personally.

In this webinar, Cary explains how to identify healthy and unhealthy traits, how we can care for ourselves, and what authentic self-care looks like.

Cary has worked in the field of substance use disorders for 18 years. She is passionate about helping professionals in this field to take care of themselves so they can thrive and help those in need. Cary has worked in direct care in non-profit in the U.S., has run Residential, Outpatient, and Criminal Justice treatment programs, and has trained and mentored other substance use professionals. She is now the Deputy Director for the International Consortium of Universities for Drug Demand Reduction (ICUDDR) and supports the development of addiction studies programs around the world. She is a global trainer in the Universal Treatment Curriculum (UTC).

Recorded on 13 March 2020

Cary Hopkins Eyles