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

A Resource for Healthcare and Social Services Professionals

Spiro Spero

September 25, 2021
9:00 am–10:30 am ET

This event is a one woman play written and performed by a psychiatric nurse practitioner who specializes in addiction. The play explores the lives of five people impacted by substance use disorder and their experiences in treatment, in the community, and the healthcare setting.

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Virtual meeting

Via Zoom

Description

During Recovery Month 2021, BMC OBAT TTA+ is offering six live viewing events of a play titled "Spiro Spero." This event is a one woman play written and performed by a pyschiatric nurse practitioner who specializes in addiction. The play explores the lives of five people impacted by substance use disorder and their experiences in treatment, in the community, and in the healthcare setting. A talk back will occur immediately following the stream with the writer/performer, Judith Austin, and members of the addiction community.

The run-time of the play is approximately 1-hour and the talk back session will be 30 minutes. Registering for the event and attending the entire showing of the play/talk back session of the training will be required in order to receive continuing education credits.

A link to the live-stream of the play will be shared a few days prior to the event via email and the zoom information for the talk back will be shared following the completion of the video. Please make sure to register for one of the six dates in order to receive the video streaming information for the event. 

Warning - there is some strong language used throughout the play.

Intended audience

The training is intended for a multidisciplinary audience, those who work in the addiction field as well as those who do not are invited to attend. 

Speakers

Judith Austin, MSN, PMHNP, CARN-AP

Objectives

1. Participants will be able to examine the role of stigma in the treatment of people with substance use disorders. 

2. Participants will be able to deconstruct societal factors affecting the development and treatment of substance use disorders. 

3. Participants will be able to reflect on healthcare systems and their impact on people with substance use disorders.

Sponsored by

Boston Medical Center Grayken Center for Addiction, Department of Public Health, Bureau of Addiction Services, Boston Medical Center Office-Based Addiction TTA+

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.

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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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