Over 20 participants from last November’s Universal Treatment Curricula (UTC) training have increased their capacity to treat substance abuse by completing two additional UTC courses over the next week and a half.
Participants hail from a range of government agencies and civil society organizations that deal directly with substance abuse, criminal rehabilitation, and mental illness.
Sponsored by the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, and in partnership with the Ministry of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and Ministry of Health, this training enables its graduates to better address substance use disorders in their professions and communities.
There are 8 courses, in total, for the Colombo Plan Drug Advisory Program Universal Treatment Curricula. This training focused on courses 3 and 5.
Course 3: Common Co-Occurring Mental and Medical Disorders- An Overview for Addiction Professionals:
This foundational course provides an overview of the relationship of co-occurring mental and medical disorders and SUD related treatment issues.
Course 5: Screening, Intake, Assessment, Treatment Planning and Documentation for Addiction Professionals:
This course is a skills-based course that teaches effective and integrated Intake, Screening, Assessment, Treatment Planning and Documentation procedures to Addiction Professionals.