Knoxville Area Psychological Association


Upcoming events

    • June 30, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • Pinnacle Bank Learning Center - Landmark Center - South Tower 1111 N. Northshore Dr., Knoxville, TN 37919
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    Addiction Medicine 101


    Mark McGrail, M.D.

    Director of Addiction Services

    Cherokee Health Systems


    Brittany Tenbarge McCafferty, Ph.D.

    Behavioral Health Consultant/Staff Psychologist

    Medically Assisted Treatment (MAT) Clinic

    Cherokee Health Systems 


    Substance use disorders, and especially opioid use disorder, have been declared a public health emergency by multiple organizations.  Patients with these diseases access the healthcare system through a variety of mechanisms and nearly all specialties of medicine.  It is imperative that providers across the spectrum of healthcare understands the basics of addiction medicine and, if not assuming the role as treatment provider, be able to assist patients who desire access to care for substance use disorders.  This presentation will provide an overview of addiction medicine, from diagnosis to screening to treatment, and enable the viewer to appropriately address the patient who presents with this disease.

    Objectives:

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    • Define addiction, identify the diagnostic criteria for substance use disorders, and review U.S. prevalence data for substance use and addiction.

    • Identify screening tools and recommendations for drug and alcohol use in adolescents and adults.

    • Describe the components of outpatient treatment for opioid use disorder and identify the FDA approved medications used in treatment.

    • Describe the concept of harm reduction in substance use disorder treatment and strategies to manage referrals for, and access to, treatment.

    This program is presented at the post-doctoral introductory level. The program's content is designed for psychologists who may have little or no background in the content area but who can become acquainted with the theoretical underpinnings, principles, methods, and perspectives of the content area.

    • September 29, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • Pinnacle Bank - Landmark Center: 1111 N. Northshore Dr, Knoxville, TN 37919

    Science Update: Recent Advances in Adult Therapy, Autism, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Psychological Assessment.

    A panel discussion with a presenters bringing you up to date in four areas of applied psychology, including updated APA guidelines, recent legislation, and research. 


    This program is presented at the post-doctoral introductory level. The program's content is designed for psychologists who may have little or no background in the content area but who can become acquainted with the theoretical underpinnings, principles, methods, and perspectives of the content area.

    • December 08, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EST)
    • Pinnacle Bank - Landmark Center: 1111 N. Northshore Dr, Knoxville, TN 37919



    On Dual Relationships; Ethical and Clinical Considerations

    Local populations of practitioners and patients are finite; we often find ourselves in situations where our patient is also a student, friend, family member, employee or neighbor. Learn how to recognize and navigate the many ethical obligations and clinical responsibilities you face in these complex situations.


    This program is presented at the post-doctoral introductory level. The program's content is designed for psychologists who may have little or no background in the content area but who can become acquainted with the theoretical underpinnings, principles, methods, and perspectives of the content area.

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