CTN Webinar: A Practical Guide to Using Brief Addiction Monitor Data in the VA

Presented by Dominick DePhilippis, PhD (CESATE, Philadelphia VA) and Eric J. Hawkins, PhD (Seattle CESATE).

Produced by the NIDA Clinical Trials Network's Clinical Coordinating Center, August 14, 2017.

The CTN webinar "A Practical Guide to Using Brief Addiction Monitor Data in the VA," was presented by Drs. Dominick DePhilippis and Eric J. Hawkins on August 14, 2017 at 12pm ET.

The Brief Addiction Monitor (BAM) is a tool to support measurement-based care for people with substance use disorders, that was originally developed to assess patient "outcomes" in a valid and efficient manner at the VA. This one-hour webinar looks at its development and features, clinical use of the BAM, programmatic use of the BAM, and implementation history of the BAM at the VA.

Dominick DePhilippis, PhD is the education coordinator for the CESATE at the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He also is a clinical associate in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine. His areas of professional interest include the dissemination and implementation of measurement-based care and evidence-based treatments, in particular, motivational enhancement therapy and contingency management, in specialty care settings for patients with substance use disorders. He received his PhD in clinical psychology from Hahnemann University.

Eric J. Hawkins, PhD is an Investigator with Health Services Research & Development (HSR&D) Seattle Center of Innovation for Veteran-Centered and Value-Driven Care and the Associate Director of the Seattle Center of Excellence in Substance Abuse Treatment and Education (CESATE), one of two national VA centers devoted to improving the quality of care and clinical outcomes of veterans with substance use conditions. He also is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington and a licensed clinical psychologist in Washington State. His primary research interests include evaluating and improving behavioral health and substance use outcomes of Veterans with alcohol and/or drug misuse conditions. He received his PhD in Clinical Psychology from Brigham Young University.

(Webinar, Video, PDF, English, 2017)

Keywords: Screening and assessment instruments | Training | Clinical Coordinating Center webinar

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