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

A Resource for Healthcare and Social Services Professionals

Group-Based Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder (GBOT!): The Evidence and Nuts and Bolts to Implementation

June 17, 2021
12:00 pm–1:30 pm ET

This session will provide an overview of medical group visits and how to conduct such visits for substance use disorder care.

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Virtual meeting

Via Zoom


In this special topics session, Randi Sokol, MD, MPH, MMedEd, will provide an overview of medical group visits, how to run such visits for substance use disorder care, and special considerations for conducting these visits via Zoom.

Continuing education credits will be provided for physicians, nurses, social workers, LADC/CADC, and Recovery Coaches, and LMHC. Please note that you must have your webcam on during the training to be eligible for continuing education credits.

Intended audience

Clinical and administrative staff working in addiction treatment programs in the U.S.


Randi Sokol, MD, MPH, MMedEd

Randi Sokol, MD, MPH, MMedEd, is a core faculty member at the Tufts Family Medicine program, where she is involved in clinical work, teaching, research, and advocacy, specifically around vulnerable populations that struggle with substance abuse and mental health issues. She has published and teaching on medical group visits start group visits with a focus on Pain and Addiction Curriculum and the Group Visit curriculum. She has recently become very involved in research related to Group Based Opioid Treatment (“GBOT”), a term she coined in the medical literature and has presented at several national conferences and provides individual consultation to clinics and residency program looking to treat addiction through a group-based model. Randi also serves on several CHA- wide committees related to pain and addiction and helped create PASS, an interdisciplinary consultation service to support primary care providers with complex pain/addiction-related cases.


Sponsored by

Boston Medical Center, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Addiction Services.

Accreditation information

Boston Medical Center grants 1.50 hours to all RNs who attend and complete the evaluation. Boston Medical Center is approved as a provider of continuing professional development by the American Nurses Association, Massachusetts, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Boston University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Boston University School of Social Work which is authorized through the MA state board of Social Work to provide 1.50 CE Credit Hours.

Massachusetts Mental Health Counselors Association, Inc. (MaMHCA) grants 1.50 LMHC CE Credits to LMHCs that attend this activity.

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OBAT TTA is a program of Boston Medical Center (BMC), a 514-bed academic medical center located in Boston's historic South End and the largest safety-net hospital in New England.

Funding for OBAT TTA is provided by:

Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Massachusetts Department of Public Health Bureau of Substance Abuse Services (BSAS)
GE Foundation

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