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Abuse & Addictions - FPN

Friday's Progress Notes
Mental Health Information
January 2016 - Vol. 20 Issue 1
Published by athealth.com

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CONTENTS:

  1. Drugs, Brains, and Behavior The Science of Addiction
  2. Drug Seeking or Pain Crisis? Responsible Prescribing of Opioids in the Emergency Department
  3. Commonly Abused Drugs Charts
  4. Trends in Underage Drinking in the United States
  5. Heroin, Also Called: Black Tar, H, Horse, Junk, Skag, Smack
  6. Marijuana, Also Called: Cannabis, Ganja, Grass, Hash, Pot, Weed
  7. Tobacco & Liquid Nicotine
  8. Electronic Cigarettes May Lead to Nicotine Addiction
  9. Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator
  10. Integrating Addictions Counseling into LPC Licensing

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1.  Drugs, Brains, and Behavior The Science of Addiction
Groundbreaking discoveries about the brain have revolutionized our understanding of compulsive drug use, enabling us to respond effectively to the problem.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE

2.  Drug Seeking or Pain Crisis? Responsible Prescribing of Opioids in the Emergency Department
In 2008 more than 36,000 Americans died from drug overdoses, most of them caused by prescription opiates. More than 12 million Americans admitted using prescription opiates recreationally in 2010.
AMA JOURNAL OF ETHICS

3.  Commonly Abused Drugs Charts
This website contains a wide variety of commonly used drugs, which the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) indicates the drug’s acceptable medical use and its potential for abuse or dependence.
Access the PDF here.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE

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4.  Trends in Underage Drinking in the United States
Underage drinking is associated with an array of social, emotional, behavioral, and health problems.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE on ALCOHOL ABUSE and ALCOHOLISM (NIAAA)

5. Heroin, Also Called: Black Tar, H, Horse, Junk, Skag, Smack
This website is a valuable heroin resource. Heroin is made from morphine, a natural substance in the seedpod of the Asian poppy plant. It can be mixed with water and injected with a needle, smoked or snorted up the nose. All of these ways of taking heroin send it to the brain very quickly, which makes it very addictive.
MEDLINE PLUS

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6. Marijuana, Also Called: Cannabis, Ganja, Grass, Hash, Pot, Weed
This website is a valuable marijuana resource. Marijuana can cause problems with memory, learning, and behavior. Addiction is more likely to occur if marijuana is used every day.
MEDLINE PLUS

7. Tobacco & Liquid Nicotine
Each year, America’s poison centers manage thousands of cases of acute exposures to tobacco and liquid nicotine products.
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF POISON CONTROL CENTERS (AAPCC)

8. Electronic Cigarettes May Lead to Nicotine Addiction
Many researchers believe that electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are not a harmless substitute for cigarettes and they may be a Trojan horse leading to nicotine addiction and ultimately chronic smoking.
JOURNAL OF THE NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE (JNCI)

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9. Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator
The SAMHSA locator is a very helpful guide and it is updated annually from facility responses to SAMHSA's National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services and National Mental Health Services Survey.
SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION (SAMHSA)

10. Integrating Addictions Counseling into LPC Licensing
Students who are very qualified, including those who have completed internships at addictions facilities, are having to get an additional license or certification beyond their LPC to find work in addictions facilities.
COUNSELING TODAY

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Affordable Care Act & Mental Health - FPN

Friday's Progress Notes
Mental Health Information
December 2015 - Vol. 19 Issue 12
Published by athealth.com

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CONTENTS:

  1. Health Insurance and Mental Health Services
  2. Medicaid Behavioral Health Services
  3. Medicare & Your Mental Health Benefits
  4. Implementation of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA)
  5. Healthcare Integration in the Era of the Affordable Care Act
  6. Does Your Insurance Cover Mental Health Services?
  7. The Affordable Care Act: What Counselors Should Know
  8. The Affordable Care Act: An Opportunity for Improving Care for Substance Use Disorders?
  9. The Implications of the Affordable Care Act for Mental Health Care
  10. The Impact of the Affordable Care Act on the Health Care Workforce

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1.  Health Insurance and Mental Health Services
The Affordable Care Act provides one of the largest expansions of mental health and substance use
disorder coverage in a generation
MENTAL HEALTH GOV

2.  Medicaid Behavioral Health Services
Medicaid is the single largest payer for mental health services in the United States and is increasingly
playing a larger role in the reimbursement of substance use disorder services.
MEDICAID GOV

3.  Medicare & Your Mental Health Benefits
This booklet provides information about mental health benefits in Original Medicare, Part A (Hospital
Insurance) and Part B (Medical Insurance).
MEDICARE GOV

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4.  Implementation of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA)
Learn how the MHPAEA expands the availability of behavioral health care to all Americans.
SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION (SAMHSA)

5. Healthcare Integration in the Era of the Affordable Care Act
Changes are occurring across the healthcare landscape, with a significant focus on integration of
behavioral and physical health.
ASSOCIATION FOR BEHAVIORAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS

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6. Does Your Insurance Cover Mental Health Services?
The law passed in 2008, the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act requires coverage of services
for mental health, behavioral health and substance-use disorders to be comparable to physical health
coverage.
AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION (APA)

7. The Affordable Care Act: What Counselors Should Know
It is important that counselors have a basic understanding of the law, how it works, and how it affects
their profession.
AMERICAN COUNSELING ASSOCIATION

8. The Affordable Care Act: An Opportunity for Improving Care for Substance Use Disorders?
The ACA will bring significant changes in coverage for publicly-funded substance use disorder treatment
services.
NATIONAL CENTER for BIOTECHNOLOGY INFORMATION (NCBI)

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9. The Implications of the Affordable Care Act for Mental Health Care
The healthcare workforce is largely unprepared, in numbers and expertise, to confront the specific
mental health needs of our aging population.
AMERICAN SOCIETY ON AGING

10. The Impact of the Affordable Care Act on the Health Care Workforce
The health care workforce is facing increased stress and instability, and a major redesign of the
workforce is needed to extend care to millions of Americans.
HERITAGE FOUNDATION

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Telehealth & Technology - FPN

Friday's Progress Notes
Mental Health Information
Nov 2015 - Vol. 19 Issue 11
Published by athealth.com

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CONTENTS:

  1. How Mental Health Has Become a Hot Topic in Telemedicine
  2. Are You a Digital Native or Digital Immigrant?
  3. The Online Couch -Mental Health Care On The Web
  4. Major Trends Shaping Telemedicine
  5. Guidelines for the Practice of Telepsychology
  6. Coming to Terms with Technology
  7. Utilizing Skype and VSee to Provide TeleMentalHealth, E-Counseling, or E-therapy
  8. Technology Tutor: What Can Counselors Learn from Edward Snowden?
  9. Consider Telehealth Technology to Perform Reliable and Valid Cognitive Screening
  10. Practice Guidelines for Video-Based Online Mental Health Services

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1.  How Mental Health Has Become a Hot Topic in Telemedicine
Telemedicine can play crucial roles in integrated care consultation models and providing tele-mental
health services for the unreachable.
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY (APA)

2.  Are You a Digital Native or Digital Immigrant?
Telepsychiatry is only one of many avenues that will improve access to care. Integrating mental
health care in the primary care setting is another avenue, and telepsychiatry can be part of the
integrated care model.
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY

3.  The Online Couch -Mental Health Care On The Web
The focus of this report is the emerging array of technology-enabled psychotherapeutic
interventions that are expanding access to free and low-cost care for people with mild-to-moderate
depression.
CALIFORNIA HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION (CHCF)

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4.  Major Trends Shaping Telemedicine
The Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law (CTeL) provides support on topics such as: physician and nurse licensure; credentialing and privileging; Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement; and private insurance payment policies.
CENTER FOR TELEHEALTH AND E-HEALTH LAW (CTeL)

5. Guidelines for the Practice of Telepsychology
This guide presents the expanding role of technology in the provision of psychological services that may be useful in the practice of psychology.
AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION (APA)

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6. Coming to Terms with Technology
Adapting to the vast array of new technology might feel like sailing into uncharted waters.
COUNSELING TODAY

7. Utilizing Skype and VSee to Provide TeleMentalHealth, E-Counseling, or E-therapy
While Skype is popular, familial, free and is encrypted, bottom line - it is not HIPAA compliant and does not notify clinicians when breaches occur.
ZUR INSTITUTE

8. Technology Tutor: What Can Counselors Learn from Edward Snowden?
Regardless of whether you see Edward Snowden as a patriotic whistleblower or a traitor to his country, he has some valuable insights into technology and privacy — insights to which counselors would be wise to pay heed.
COUNSELING TODAY

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9. Consider Telehealth Technology to Perform Reliable and Valid Cognitive Screening
Appropriate administration of a brief cognitive screening using telehealth technology can improve
access to care and treatment planning.
CURRENT PSYCHIATRY ONLINE

10. Practice Guidelines for Video-Based Online Mental Health Services
The ATA guidelines are developed by work groups that include experts from the field and other strategic stakeholders and designed to serve as both an operational reference and an educational tool to aid in providing appropriate care for patients.
AMERICAN TELEMEDICINE ASSOCIATION (ATA)

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Psychological Research - FPN

Friday's Progress Notes
Mental Health Information
Oct 2015 - Vol. 19 Issue 10
Published by athealth.com

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TOPIC - REPRODUCIBILITY OF PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE

CONTENTS:

  1. Estimating the Reproducibility of Psychological science - The Abstract
  2. Replicability in Psychological Science: A Crisis of Confidence?
  3. Solving Reproducibility
  4. How Reliable Are Psychology Studies?
  5. Scientists Replicated 100 Psychology Studies, and Fewer Than Half Got the Same Results
  6. A Reproducibility Crisis?
  7. Estimating the Reproducibility of Psychological Science - The Project
  8. How Reliable Are Medical Studies?
  9. Q&A with the Authors of "Estimating the Reproducibility of Psychological Science" Project.
  10. Supplementary Material for Estimating the Reproducibility of Psychological Science

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1. Estimating the Reproducibility of Psychological Science - The Abstract
This study describes the replication of 100 experiments reported in papers published in 2008 in three high-ranking psychology journals.
SCIENCE

2. Editors' Introduction to the Special Section on Replicability in Psychological Science: A Crisis of Confidence?
It appears that there is a crisis of confidence in psychological science reflecting an unprecedented level of doubt among practitioners about the reliability of research findings in the field.
JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE

3.  Solving Reproducibility
Recent developments in social psychology and cell biology have become widely known.
SCIENCE

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4.  How Reliable Are Psychology Studies?
A new study shows that the field suffers from a reproducibility problem, but the extent of the issue is still hard to nail down.
THE ATLANTIC

5. Scientists Replicated 100 Psychology Studies, and Fewer Than Half Got the Same Results
The massive project shows that reproducibility problems plague even top scientific journals
SMITHSONIAN.COM

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6. A Reproducibility Crisis?
'The results were sobering. Just 39 of the studies were successfully replicated. Psychology, it seemed, had a credibility problem.'
AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION (APA)

7. Estimating the Reproducibility of Psychological Science - The Project
Reproducibility is a defining feature of science, but the extent to which it characterizes current research is unknown.
OPEN SCIENCE COLLABORATION

8. How Reliable Are Medical Studies?
Independent researchers couldn't reproduce the findings of more than half of 100 experiments previously published in three prominent psychology journals, a new review reports.
MEDLINE PLUS

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9. Q&A with the Authors of "Estimating the Reproducibility of Psychological Science" Project.
The authors discuss the process and findings from the Reproducibility Project: Psychology, and the initiatives to improve transparency and reproducibility in science more generally.
NEW REDDIT - JOURNAL OF SCIENCE

10. Supplementary Material for Estimating the Reproducibility of Psychological Science
The methods sections summarize the key aspects of the methodology and provide additional information, particularly concerning the latter stages of the project that were not addressed in the prior articles.
SCIENCE

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