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SOLD OUT - Cannabis, Opioids, and Pain in Behavioral Health Treatment - Virtual Training

Information Details
Start Date Thursday, March 18, 2021
Event Times

Training runs 8:30am-4:30pm EST 
Zoom log-in required by 8:15am

Event Details

This training is now SOLD OUT, please email Bethany Rademacher at to be placed on a waiting list.

Registration closes 3 business days prior to the training.

Treatment planning for adults with complex mental health, substance use, and physical health needs involved understanding stages of change and system navigation.  Collaborating with these individuals on their wellness and recovery planning requires motivational approaches and often interventions that are more effective for early stage readiness.  The prevalence of cannabis and opioid use makes these cases even more demanding to navigate.  Add to this, the opioid crisis in the U.S. Since 1999, sales of opioids in the U.S. have quadrupled. From 1999-2015, more than 180,000 people died from overdoses related to prescription opioids. It is now the #1 cause of accidental death for people under 50.  Michigan is one of 31 states with laws allowing medicinal or recreational marijuana use.  Opioids and cannabis have become our new legal drugs.
The training will focus attention on providing stage-matched assessment and treatment surrounding use of legal drugs including cannabis and opioids.  Focus on treatment planning and provision for individuals who have opioid or cannabis use, as well as management of co-occurring mental health or pain disorders

Virtual Participation Guidelines:  
You are expected to actively participate in the virtual training. See below for additional information about virtual education recommendations and requirements. 

  • After registering through the CMHA website, you will receive a confirmation email.  Included will be a link to register for the virtual training in Zoom.
  • Your Zoom confirmation email will include the link to access the training for the dates scheduled, these links are specific to the registrant, each individual will need their own unique link.   It is recommended that you save the Zoom link in your calendar for easy access the day of the training.
  • You must watch the virtual training LIVE to receive credit for the training.
  • Only 1 participant per Zoom link/device—each registrant will need to log in individually for accurate CE participation tracking.
  • Video camera must be on at all times and showing the individual (unless directed otherwise by presenter). Telephone only option is not acceptable.
  • We do not allow for training participants to be in their automobile/driving during trainings due to Michigan Distracted Driving Laws. Here is a link that has more information on Distracted Driving.
  • Lack of response to multiple chats directly from moderators may impact your ability to receive continuing education credits.
  • It is recommended that attendees log into the Zoom waiting room at least 15 minutes before the training begins.
  • Registration reports will indicate arrival and departure times (note for continuing education you must be logged into the virtual training within 5 minutes of the start of the training).
  • Polls and/or quizzes will be randomly given with a limited time for attendees to respond. This is required for continuing education.
  • Internet: A strong internet connection is highly recommended. If your internet service is not able to stream videos, it will likely not be strong enough to support a virtual training. You will want a minimum upload speed of 5mbps. If technology may be an issue for you, please contact CMHA at 517-374-6848 to discuss options further.
  • Each training takes place in the time zone of its location and all agenda times reflect that.
  • After confirmation that you have fully participated in this training, completed the quiz/polls and evaluation (via Google Forms), your Continuing Education Certificate will be emailed to you within 30 days of the training.

While this training is being provided free of charge, registration is still required, and space is limited. Registration includes electronic training materials & CEs.

8:15-8:30am - Zoom log-in 
8:30-9:00am - Framing our learning
9:00-10:30am - Cannabis
10:30am-12:00pm - Opioids
12:00-1:00pm - Lunch break
1:00-3:00pm - Assessment of pain as a co-occurring need
3:00-4:30pm - Applying treatment for opioids, cannabis, and co-occurring disorders

Who Should Attend

This event is sponsored by the adult mental health block grant and is intended only for persons who serve adults through the mental health and substance abuse provider network in the state of Michigan. It contains content appropriate for CMHSP clinicians, therapists, peers, supervisors, and nurses.


Jennifer Harrison, PhD, LMSW, CAADC is a social worker, chemical addictions counselor, and an associate professor as well as the interim director for the School of Social Work at Western Michigan University.  Jennifer’s clinical work focuses on integrated substance use, mental health, and physical health services for individuals with co-occurring needs.  Her research interests and publication record include international social justice, co-occurring mental health, substance abuse, and medical needs among adults, and peer services in behavioral health services.  She is a lead reviewer for the Michigan Fidelity Assessment and Support Team (MiFAST), providing reviews, consultations, and trainings for organizations implementing evidence-based practices throughout the state and nation.  Jennifer is a co-principal investigator in two HRSA funded projects to impact the interprofessional behavioral health workforce, I-PEER and MY-PROUD, and has developed a digital application for goal attainment with interprofessional colleagues.

CEUs 6.5 Continuing Education Hours:  
Social Workers: This course qualifies for a maximum of 6.5 continuing education hours. The Community Mental Health Association is an approved provider with the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative. Approved Provider Number: MICEC 060818. Qualifies as “face-to-face (in-person) education.”
Substance Abuse Professionals: CMHAM is approved by Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals (MCBAP). CMHAM maintains the responsibility for the program and content. Substance Abuse Professionals participating in this training may receive a maximum of 6.5 specific contact hours. It is important that attendees keep a copy of the training brochure containing the descriptions along with their attendance record form. Qualifies as “in-person education.”
Certificate Awarded: After confirmation that you have fully participated in this training (see Virtual Participation section), completed the quiz and evaluation, your Continuing Education Certificate will be emailed to you within 30 days of the training.
Certificate Issued By: Christina Ward, Director of Education & Training;; 517-374-6848
Evaluation/Grievance: There will be an opportunity for each participant to complete an evaluation of the course and the instructor. If you have any issues with the way in which this conference was conducted or other problems, you may note that on your evaluation or you may contact CMHAM at 517-374-6848 or through our webpage at for resolution.
*National Accreditation rules indicate that if you are over 5-minutes late or depart early, you forfeit your CEs for the entire training. Please note that this is a National rule that CMHAM must enforce or we could lose our provider status to provide CEs in the future. This rule will be strictly followed.
Cancellation Policy
Substitutions are permitted 3 business days prior to the training. While there is no fee for this training, we request written cancellation notice 10-business days before training ( if you find that you are unable to attend once you have registered.
Grant Funding/Sponsors
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, through the Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Boards, has provided funding for this initiative through Federal Community Mental Health Block Grant.

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