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Upcoming Webinar


TITLE: Integrating Drug Testing into Psychotherapy: Critical Conversations

WHEN: October 29, 2014; 1:00 PM ET; Webinar

SPEAKER:Kenneth Kirsh, PhD



This session will focus on how to integrate testing results into psychotherapy in a positive way, including how to introduce drug testing as a client advocacy tool, and approaches to critical conversations when faced with unexpected drug test results.
 

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Webinar Description

TITLE: Integrating Drug Testing into Psychotherapy: Critical Conversations
WHEN: October 29, 2014; 1:00 PM ET

 
Laboratory testing can provide scientific, specific, and accurate evidence of substance use beyond what is likely to be detected in office-based point-of-care assays. This session will review how treatment professionals can use this information to alter their therapeutic approach and help those who are relapsing to regain their sobriety.
 
This session will focus on how to integrate testing results into psychotherapy in a positive way, including how to introduce drug testing as a client advocacy tool, and approaches to critical conversations when faced with unexpected drug test results.
 
Learning objectives:

  • Identify missed opportunities in the therapeutic environment when results of drug monitoring are not understood or overlooked.
  • Explore the potential role of various treatment professionals in working with medical testing data.
  • Address urine drug tests as a tool for client advocacy.

     

    The Speaker

    Kenneth Kirsh, PhD
    Vice President for Clinical Research and Advocacy – Millennium Health
     
    Kenneth L. Kirsh, PhD, joined the Millennium team as a Clinical Research Educator in Clinical Affairs as well as a Research Scientist for the Millennium Research Institute (MRI) in February 2013. He was subsequently promoted to Director of Research and Advocacy in October 2013.
     
    Prior to this, he served as Director of Behavioral Medicine and Research at the Pain Treatment Center of the Bluegrass (PTC) in Lexington, KY. His duties included work as a clinical psychologist and investigator in both investigator-initiated and clinical trials research—focusing on issues of pain management as well as the interface with abuse and addiction issues.
     
    Dr. Kirsh has given national and international invited lectures on pain and addiction. He was formerly an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science at the University of Kentucky, and the Assistant Director for Symptom Management and Palliative Care at The Markey Cancer Center in Lexington.
     
    An author of more than 100 peer-reviewed and invited articles, Dr. Kirsh also has authored numerous book chapters, abstracts, and posters. He is a reviewer for more than twenty journals and has been a member of the American Academy of Pain Management¹s Policy and Advisory Committee.
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