Training and Education

Dr. Lundgren is one of the program faculty for the Boston University Transdisciplinary Training Program in Addiction Science (TTPAS). Please click here for more information on our TTPAS program: http://www.bumc.bu.edu/gms/ttpas/

The Center’s training and education services are available to a range of organizations and programs. Courses focus on substance abuse and mental health work with individuals, families, and groups. Examples of services:

  • On-site training for health, mental health, and social service agencies
  • On-site courses for staff of substance abuse treatment programs including inpatient, outpatient, recovery home, and methadone settings.
  • Customized courses for child welfare staff, youth workers, foreign language interpreters, community health workers, and street outreach workers

Training and Education Capability

The Center has the capacity to provide staff training and deliver courses to a range of human service organizations, both traditional and nontraditional. Methods include co-designing courses with program administrators and staff to ensure a fit between content and agency needs, and providing training to program staff so they can teach their peers. Center training and education activities have included the following:

Examples of topics for health, mental health and social service staff:

  • Drugs of abuse
  • Interviewing, assessment, and diagnosis
  • Assessing risks to children when parents are addicted
  • Working with elderly substance abusers
  • Engaging adolescents and parents in substance abuse treatment

Examples of topics for addiction agency staff:

  • Leading treatment groups
  • Relapse prevention
  • Working with trauma in early abstinence
  • Culturally competent care
  • Prioritizing treatment goals with dually-diagnosed clients
  • Case management
  • Record keeping
  • Using the DSM IV
  • Stages of Change and Motivational Interviewing
  • Harm reduction approaches

Examples of customized courses:

  • Substance abuse prevention methods for Haitian adolescent peer-educators
  • Responding to trauma in substance-abusing women for Latino recovery home staff
  • Understanding drug and alcohol issues for foreign language interpreters
  • Motivational Interviewing for outreach workers counseling HIV positive clients
  • Training of Trainers Courses