HOT Topics in Buprenorphine Treatment: Sessions are presented the second Tuesday of each month at noon Eastern. Physicians who have waivers to prescribe buprenorphine for the treatment of opioid dependence and other interested clinicians are invited to participate in these free sessions. Each webinar is recorded and available on this site.

Lessons Learned from Addiction Psychiatry: The Motivational Interviewing Approach to Change

Presenter is Petros Levounis, M.D., M.A., Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University
Director, The Addiction Institute of New York
Chief, Division of Addiction Psychiatry
St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals
New York, NY

The session description is: The focus of this webinar is substance use disorders and addiction. It will equip participants with a basic understanding of the motivational interviewing approach to changing behavior. The presentation will also provide an understanding of motivational interviewing the clinicians can flexibly apply to address patients’ issues of motivation and change even beyond substance abuse.

Motivational Interviewing is, arguably, an essential skill for helping patients to change and should be part of the armamentarium of every clinician.