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National board Candidate Support Program will provide an overview of the NBPTS process. Candidates will learn how two NBPTS foundational documents—The Five Core Propositions and The Architecture of Accomplished Teaching—undergird the philosophy and structure of the certification. Candidates will engage in collaborative process of describing, analyzing and reflecting on these two frameworks, as well as learning how to navigate the NBPTS website. Note: This course is a requirement for embarking on the National Board Certification process, and must be completed prior to beginning any of the remaining regional and certificate-alike meetings.
For more information, visit our National Board Candidate Support Program webpage .
First year participants must register into Year One.
Course Description: This course explores the American Society for Addiction Medicine Patient Placement Criteria (ASAM PPC), the primary assessment tool used to screen clients for the appropriate level of care in substance use disorder (SUD) treatment. This class will be using didactic and practice pedagogies to first instruct students on the ASAM PPC and how to determine level of care placement based on results of the ASAM assessment, followed by individual and group assignments to practice these skills with case vignettes.
Course Description: This course explores the field of psychopharmacology and how it relates to the field of addictions. Students will learn aspects of psychopharmacology such as classes of medications, methods of delivery, and explore the ethics and evidence-based practice models for medication assisted therapy (MAT).
Course Description: This course explores the anatomy and physiology of the nervous system and subsystems, how they work together to create a concept of “mind” and how they are impacted by short-term and prolonged drug use. This class will be scientifically heavy by design. You will delve into metabolic processes, how the nervous system facilitate communication throughout the body, and the impact of the use of drugs on the body.
Attendees will learn about two ethical decision-making models. Attendees will engage in guided and independent practice applying the models to hypothetical and real-life cases. Attendees will engage in peer consultations regarding the use of these models in applied professional practice.