ATTC Ukraine and Central Asia-Comorbidity of mood disorders and substance use disorders

Affective disorders, or mood disorders, are often diagnosed in people who use or are addicted to psychoactive substances. Symptoms of substance use disorder can mimic symptoms of both depression and mania. For example, acute alcohol intoxication or stimulant intoxication can cause symptoms of mania or hypomania, and withdrawal symptoms often manifest with dysphoria and depression. Treatment of comorbid mood disorders affects the further course of the disease and treatment prognosis. Why does this happen? Why is it important to diagnose depression, bipolar disorder? Is it correct to screen for affective disorders when the client is intoxicated?

This webinar will help to expand knowledge on screening, assessment and treatment approaches of people with affective disorders, comorbid with substance use disorders.

Speaker: Stanislav Chumak, Institute of Psychiatry of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Senior Researcher

The course was developed with the assistance of Ukraine Addiction Transfer Technology Center (I-ATTS).

ATTC Ukraine and Central Asia- Women and Substance Use Disorders Webinar

The effect of psychoactive substances on the human body has it’s gender differences. For example, alcohol dependence is a growing problem among women. Predisposition to alcoholism is higher in women primarily due to structural and physiological differences, they are more likely experience adverse effects, faster than men develop addiction to alcohol. There are also specific health risks associated only with women, such as fetal alcohol syndrome, breast cancer and others. In general, women more likely have stronger craving for psychoactive substances and more likely experience relapse. About all this, and gender differences of the development and course of addictions to psychoactive substances (nicotine, marijuana, psychostimulants, MDMA, opioids, sedatives) you can hear by watching this webinar.

Speaker: Olha Myshakivska, Danylo Halytsky Lviv National Medical University, Teaching assistant

The course was developed with the assistance of Ukraine Addiction Transfer Technology Center (I-ATTS).

Webinar: ISSUP Ukraine - Clinical Aspects of Substance Use Disorders

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Event Date
City/Region/State
Kiev
Country
Ukraine

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 Thursday, July 2, 2020 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm (Ukraine time). The webinar will be presented in Ukrainian and Russian. 

July 2, 2020 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm (Ukraine time)

Click here to register! 

Featured Speakers:
• Iryna Pinchuk, Institute of Psychiatry of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv 
  Director, ISSUP – Ukraine

• Yuliia Yachnik, University Clinic of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Doctor psychologist 
  Report: Substance use disorders and COVID-19, review of recommendations

• Olha Myshakivska, Danylo Halytsky Lviv National Medical University, Teaching Assistant 
  Report: Amphetamine-type stimulant use disorders - features of the problem and approaches

• Lyudmyla Matviyets, P.L.Shupyk National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, Associate        Professor
  Report: Organizational and therapeutic measures of the primary care physician in case of suspected use of amphetamine-type psychoactive substances by the 
  patient

• Stanislav Chumak, Institute of Psychiatry of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv 
  Report: Senior Researcher, «Comorbid mental disorders in users of psychoactive substances

• Eugeniu Cotelea, Republican Narcology Dispensary, Republic of Moldova, MD
  Report: Gender differences of clinical aspects and risk factors of patients with alcohol addiction

Event Language

Ukrainian

Video: ISSUP Ukraine-Educational Initiatives

ISSUP Ukraine partnered with ISSUP Global to present a webinar on Educational initiatives on June 17, 2020.

Featured Speakers:

  • Iryna Pinchuk-Institute of psychiatry of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Director, «Issup-Ukraine»

  • 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

  • Olha Myshakivska-Danylo Halytsky Lviv National Medical University, Teaching Assistant, «Educational training initiatives, work experience of ATC Ukraine»

  • Olena Krasulya-ICF Alliance for Public Health, Independent consultant, «Alliance for Public Health: Impacting the Epidemics-Supporting Communities

  • 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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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 Thursday, July 2, 2020 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm (Ukraine time). The webinar will be presented in Ukrainian and Russian. 

July 2, 2020 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm (Ukraine time)

Click here to register! 

Featured Speakers:
• Iryna Pinchuk, Institute of Psychiatry of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv 
  Director, ISSUP – Ukraine

• Yulia Yachnik, University Clinic of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Doctor psychologist 
  Report: Substance use disorders and COVID-19, review of recommendations

• Olha Myshakivska, Danylo Halytsky Lviv National Medical University, Teaching Assistant 
  Report: Amphetamine-type stimulant use disorders - features of the problem and approaches

• Lyudmyla Matviyets, P.L.Shupyk National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, Associate        Professor
  Report: Organizational and therapeutic measures of the primary care physician in case of suspected use of amphetamine-type psychoactive substances by the 
  patient

• Stanislav Chumak, Institute of Psychiatry of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv 
  Report: Senior Researcher, «Comorbid mental disorders in users of psychoactive substances

• Eugeniu Cotelea, Republican Narcology Dispensary, Republic of Moldova, MD
  Report: 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)

Click here to register!

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

Event Date
City/Region/State
Webinar
Country
Ukraine

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»

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»
ISSUP Ukraine

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

Psychologists and psychiatrists KNU participated in the International seminar

Event Date
City/Region/State
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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