Enhanced Skills Program: Addiction Medicine_Residential Treatment Rotation Goals and Objectives
By the end of the rotation, the Addiction Medicine resident will be able to:
- Use patient assessment, along with consultation with members of the treatment team and other treatment professionals, to devise an individualized plan for optimal psychosocial treatment for individual patients
- Match the level of psychosocial treatment to the treatment needs of individual patients.
- Integrate the use of pharmacological treatment with psychosocial treatments in the management of individuals with addictive disorders.
- Demonstrate competence in the performance of accepted psychosocial treatments for substance use disorders, in particular:
- Motivational interviewing
- Motivational enhancement therapy
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Family therapy (for individuals with addictions and their families)
- Contingency management therapy, as it is used in the management of addictive disorders
- Be familiar with and able to work effectively with available community resources, such as 12-Step programs and other mutual help programs, and demonstrate a familiarity with 12-step facilitation
- Demonstrate skill as a therapeutic group co-leader.
- Effectively facilitate a family meeting in the residential treatment setting.
- Discuss with patients in lay language, the neurobiology of addictive disorders.
- Use facilitation skills to discuss group norms, and mediate conflict in group sessions.
- Work as part of a team involved in intensive case management of individuals with addictive disorders, including the assessment of the need for intensive case management.
- Demonstrate skill in working collaboratively with consultants and colleagues involved in individual or group psychosocial treatment delivery.
- Respectfully communicates and collaborates with senior colleagues.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the factors affecting residential treatment availability, and the principles of managing this limited resource.
- Support health of patients/families by appropriate referrals to aftercare following residential treatment.
- Facilitate the education of other health professionals by providing knowledge of clinical context relevant to patient presentation.
- Communicate with the patient the parameters and terms of their professional relationship (i.e. sets boundaries), such as role clarity, after-hour care, availability or lack of availability via telephone and email correspondence