Office Based Addiction Treatment Training and Technical Assistance (OBAT TTA)

A Resource for Healthcare and Social Services Professionals

Social Work Chat Live

January 25, 2021
12:00 pm–1:00 pm ET

A drop-in session, open to social workers and mental health professionals around the country. Includes a short presentation of a pertinent topic related to substance use disorders, time to obtain input and support on challenging cases, and time to network with other mental health professionals.

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Virtual meeting

Via Zoom
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Social Work Chat Live is for mental health professionals working in the field of addiction and/or who are interested in learning more about substance use disorders.

This initiative is intended to be an informal, drop-in chat session, using the web and zoom technology, where mental health professionals can:

This month Dr. Juliette McClendon will be providing a didactic on "Racial Stress and Trauma: Definitions and Interventions."

Intended audience

Social Workers and Mental Health professionals


Dr. Juliette McClendon

Dr. Juliette McClendon is a Psychologist in the Women’s Health Sciences Division of the National Center for PTSD at VA Boston and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. McClendon is a clinical psychologist who studies the role of racism and discrimination in shaping racial/ethnic mental health disparities and the identification of intervention approaches that can mitigate the impact of racism-related stress and trauma on health. She is currently funded by a VISN1 Career Development Award to evaluate the Minority Stress and Empowerment Group, an intervention that addresses racism-related stress and trauma among Veterans of Color, and to examine barriers and facilitators to its implementation. Dr. McClendon is also a clinician and supervisor in the Women’s Trauma Recovery Team and the Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator for the Psychology Service at VA Boston.

Sponsored by

Boston Medical Center Grayken Center for Addiction, Department of Public Health, Bureau of Addiction Services, State Targeted Response Technical Assistance Consortium, Opioid Response Network, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

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