Webinar: ISSUP Ukraine - Clinical Aspects of Substance Use Disorders

ISSUP Ukraine is pleased to invite you to attend a webinar on Clinical Aspects of Substance Use Disorders. The webinar is scheduled to be presented on Wednesday, June 25, 2020 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm (Ukraine time)

June 25, 2020 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm (Ukraine time)

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Featured Speakers:

1. Yulia Yachnik, University Clinic of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Doctor psychologist, «Substance use disorders and COVID-19, review of recommendations»
2. Olha Myshakivska, Danylo Halytsky Lviv National Medical University, Teaching assistant, «Amphetamine-type stimulant use disorders - features of the problem and approaches»
3. Svyatoslav Chumak, Institute of Psychiatry of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Senior Researcher, «Comorbid mental disorders in users of psychoactive substances»
4. Eugeniu Cotelea, Republican Narcology Dispensary,
Republic of Moldova, MD, «Gender differences of clinical aspects and risk factors of patients with alcohol addiction»

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Webinar: ISSUP Ukraine - Educational Initiatives

ISSUP Ukraine is pleased to invite you to attend a webinar on Educational Initiatives. The webinar is scheduled to be presented on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm (Ukraine time)

June 17, 2020 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm (Ukraine time)

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Featured Speakers:


1. Iryna Pinchuk, Institute of Psychiatry of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Director, «ISSUP - Ukraine»
2. Yulia Yachnik, University Clinic of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Doctor psychologist, «Assessment of the training needs of professionals who provide assistance to people with substance use disorders»
3. Olha Myshakivska, Danylo Halytsky Lviv National Medical University, Teaching assistant, «Educational training initiatives, work experience of ATTС Ukraine»
4. Olena Krasulya, ICF Alliance for Public Health, Independent consultant, «Alliance for Public Health: Impacting the Epidemics - Supporting Communities»
5. Tetiana Derhach, State Institution «Health Care Center of the State Criminal Executive Service of Ukraine», Department of treatment and prevention, MD, «Actual perspectives of educational activities for medical workers of the State criminal - executive service of Ukraine in the context of health care general principles changes for people with addiction»

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Video: Mental Health during the COVID-19 Pandemic

ISSUP Ukraine partnered with ISSUP Global to present a webinar on Mental Health Issues during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Date: Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Speakers included:
o    Alisa Ladyk-Bryzgalova, World Health Organization (office in Ukraine), «Psychosocial Aspects of COVID-19 Pandemic»
o    Robert van Voren, international foundation «Global Initiative on Psychiatry (GIP)», General Secretary, «International campaign "Mind the Gap" as a tool of          destigmatization in the field of mental health»
o    Iryna Pinchuk, Institute of Psychiatry of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Director, «Risk perception, stress factors in healthcare professionals during COVID-19 pandemic»
o    Albert Feldman, Golda Meir Institute of Strategic Research, «Creation of a socio-psychological model of the hotline «Stop, Panic» in the conditions of quarantine measures of the COVID-19 pandemic»

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Webinar: Mental Health during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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City
Webinar

ISSUP Ukraine is pleased to invite you to attend a webinar on mental health issues in Ukraine during the COVID-19 epidemic. The webinar is scheduled to be presented on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm (Ukraine time)

June 3, 2020 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm (Ukraine time)

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Featured Speakers:

  • Alisa Ladyk-Bryzgalova, World Health Organization (office in Ukraine), «Psychosocial Aspects of COVID-19 Pandemic»
  • Robert van Voren, international foundation «Global Initiative on Psychiatry (GIP)», General Secretary, «International campaign "Mind the Gap" as a tool of destigmatization in the field of mental health»
  • Iryna Pinchuk, Institute of Psychiatry of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Director, «Risk perception, stress factors in healthcare professionals during COVID-19 pandemic»
  • Albert Feldman, Golda Meir Institute of Strategic Research, «Creation of a socio-psychological model of the hotline «Stop, Panic» in the conditions of quarantine measures of the COVID-19 pandemic»

Webinar: Mental Health during the COVID-19 Pandemic

ISSUP Ukraine is pleased to invite you to attend a webinar on mental health issues in Ukraine during the COVID-19 epidemic. The webinar is scheduled to be presented on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm (Ukraine time)

June 3, 2020 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm (Ukraine time)

Click here to register!

Featured Speakers:

  • Alisa Ladyk-Bryzgalova, World Health Organization (office in Ukraine), «Psychosocial Aspects of COVID-19 Pandemic»
  • Robert van Voren, international foundation «Global Initiative on Psychiatry (GIP)», General Secretary, «International campaign "Mind the Gap" as a tool of destigmatization in the field of mental health»
  • Iryna Pinchuk, Institute of Psychiatry of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Director, «Risk perception, stress factors in healthcare professionals during COVID-19 pandemic»
  • Albert Feldman, Golda Meir Institute of Strategic Research, «Creation of a socio-psychological model of the hotline «Stop, Panic» in the conditions of quarantine measures of the COVID-19 pandemic»
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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 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 three consecutive weekly sessions to be held during June 2020 (see course descriptions and session dates below).

We highly encourage registration for all three 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

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR SESSION 1

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

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR SESSION 2

Session 3: Thursday June 18th 2020

Fundamental Skills in MI Continued

This third and final 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

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR SESSION 3

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

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ICUDDR 2020 Conference

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Event Date
City
Bangkok
Country
Thailand

The International Consortium of Universities for Drug Demand Reduction (ICUDDR) will be holding its annual conference at the Sukosol Hotel in Bangkok Thailand, July 13-15, 2020.

ICUDDR supports the rapid improvement in competencies and skills among current and future generations of addiction professionals, to meet the increasing demand for prevention, treatment and public health services. Toward this end, the ICUDDR facilitates networking among universities to promote high quality education and training in the field of addiction prevention, treatment and public health interventions. It also pursues related applied addictions research, outreach and advocacy.

Call for proposals

We are accepting abstracts for 1.5 hour panel presentations and 3 hour courses. There are two categories for which you can submit a proposal:

Panel proposals: three or four linked 15-20 minute plenary presentations on work force development; excellence in higher education; combining research, education and practice; university community engagement; or other topics related to the ICUDDR mission. You may submit a full panel with three or more presenters, or a single presentation 15 – 20 minutes in length, that if accepted, will be joined with presentations on a similar topic.

Master Class or Workshop proposals: 3 hour long break-out session. These sessions will have smaller groups (fewer than 50) and are designed to be interactive, fun and skill-based learning sessions for academics who conduct research and teach in the area of drug demand reduction.

Please keep in mind our mission and goals when submitting your proposal. Please send proposals clearly marked as plenary panel or master class/workshop and in the format of an outline and abstract no longer than a page each. Please attach CVs or resumes of all presenters and send your proposal to eylesc [at] icuddr [dot] org.

Some partial scholarships available for airfare and hotel are available on a limited basis.

** Please note: Like many of you, we are concerned about COVID-19 and are following its spread closely. The safety of all of our members and participants is incredibly important. We will be delaying online registration for our conference until April 15 as we watch what happens. We will also extend the time for submitting applications for presentations and travel support until April 1. Please continue to submit your presentation proposals, because if travel to Bangkok looks problematic for July, we will hold a virtual conference instead with all presentations held online and recorded so that people in all time zones can participate.

We appreciate your patience and will continue planning for our live conference in Bangkok with the expectation that the epidemic will have run its course by July. We will have more information in April and will make a decision at that point in time and open registration for either a live conference or a virtual conference.

If you have questions, please contact Cary Hopkins Eyles at eylesc [at] icuddr [dot] org.

Event Language

English

Psychologists and psychiatrists KNU participated in the International seminar

Event Date
City
Kyiv
Country
Ukraine

January 20, 2020 in the sanatorium "Puscha Ozerna" Upuŝì-Vovtsi in the framework of the 13th drug Sports and Therapeutic Camp held a seminar "concomitant mental disorders in patients with dependencies: Screening and Introduction", organized by the International Center Technology exchange in dependencies, the association of Psychiatrists of Ukraine and the public union "international Anti-Narcotic Association".

The seminar was devoted to consideration of those mental disorders that are common among persons with dependencies and can enter into a certain system relationship.

The speakers of the event were Iryna Pinchuk, MD, Director of the Technology Exchange Center for Addiction, director of the Institute of Psychiatry of the KNU named after Taras Shevchenko,Yulia Yashnyk -project coordinator of the Center for Dependency Technologies, doctor-psychologist at the University Clinic KNU and Tetiana Ilnytska -candidate of Medical sciences, psychiatrist, fellow at the Institute of Psychiatry.

The seminar was attended by over 70 specialists from five countries: Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Moldova and Kazakhstan.

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Event Language

Ukrainian

ISSUP Ukraine Work Plan: 2019-2020

 

  • Establish networks among the major DDR organizations and people working in the country 
  • Conduct trainings on DDR for different groups of specialists
  • Create a national workgroup on UTC/UPC implementation strategy, start the process of UTC/UPC National Trainers preparation 
  • Organize a one-day workshop on Drug Demand Reduction
  • Raise awareness of ISSUP within different groups in the country and promote ISSUP National Chapter activities
  • Present ISSUP Ukraine at the National Mental Health Conference, organized by the Ukrainian Psychiatry Association and Research Institute of Psychiatry, 22-24 April 2020.
  • Initiate further activities among ATTC Ukraine partners (PEPFAR funded agencies, NGOs and state organizations and leading specialists involved in substance use treatment and prevention programs or policy-making) 
  • Create positive social media activity (create Facebook page and fill it with ISSUP National Chapter activities and information on DDR)
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