RESCHEDULED Medications for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD): Considerations for Effective Interdisciplinary Care - Webinar

Thursday, October 12, 2023
9:00 AM-12:00 PM EST


Dr. Bernard Showers, DSW, LCSW

Dr. Bernard Showers, DSW, LCSW, earned his MSW at Shippensburg University in 2010, where he is now an Adjunct Professor. Mr. Showers also works as an Adjunct Professor for the University of Maryland School of Social Work in Baltimore, MD, and Simmons University School of Social Work in Boston, MA. In the fall of 2018, he was awarded the Dean's Teaching Award at the University of Maryland due to instructional excellence. In September 2016, he attended the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers Train-the-Trainer event and is now one of 1,500 MINT members worldwide.

Mr. Showers has trained aspiring and active independent practitioners at many colleges, universities, governmental agencies, and companies around the United States. In addition to Motivational Interviewing, Mr. Showers has developed, presented, and published several continuing education workshops on family involvement in substance use treatment, ASAM criteria, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and group therapy. Bernard earned his DSW as part of inaugural class of The University of Kentucky's Doctorate of Social Work (DSW) program. In July 2021, Bernard Showers was the lead author on the manuscript Medication for Opioid Use Disorder in Rural America: A Review of the Literature published in the APA's Journal of Rural Mental Health.

Workshop Description

In this webinar, participants will increase familiarity with medications used in treatment of Opioid Use Disorders (MOUD), learn how to create a supportive environment for clients, and discuss the evidence and available resources for MOUD. Participants will explore the impacts of stigma on access and provision of MOUD and how to coordinate care with interdisciplinary providers. Content is appropriate for mental health professionals including, but not limited to, MFTs, Social Workers, and psychologists, and includes the professional application of theories and techniques in the delivery of services to individuals, couples, families, and beyond.

After this training, attendees will be able to

  • describe the major differences between medications commonly used in treatment of Opioid Use Disorders

  • examine how to create a supportive environment for clients receiving MOUD

  • locate and utilize local, state, and federal resources to support their clients receiving MOUD

Registration for this workshop is for webinar access during the scheduled time. You will be able to log in and participate in workshop in real time.

Practice Level for Participants


Continuing Education Credits

CEU : Hours - 3


Registration: $45.00



**Additional $6.00 off for Kent staff, faculty, students, alumni, and practicum supervisors

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Approved by

Kentucky Board of Social Work

Kentucky Board of Licensure for Marriage and Family Therapists


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