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Course Description:

Opioid use disorder (OUD) has been identified by the US Department of Health and Human Services as a national crisis. Nearly 2.5 million people were estimated to have OUD in 2014; in 2013, an estimated 24,000 individuals died from either prescription opioid or heroin overdose. These trends continue to rise.

The US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has promoted Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) as a well-established, evidence based approach to treating OUD in primary care settings. This team-based approach combines medication with counseling and incorporates clinical tools such as motivation interviewing and harm reduction.  


Please join our presenters from University of Massachusetts as they highlight provider and practice-based challenges and successes in treating patients with OUD in primary care. Presenters will draw on existing evidence that supports the treatment of opioid dependence in primary care as a chronic condition best addressed by integrated teams of behavioral health and primary care providers. Evidence and strategies for including families in the care of patients with OUD will be presented as well as the critical role of harm reduction in caring for patients within the context of interdisciplinary team-based care. 


Who Should Purchase Course:

Anyone with an interest in this topic should purchase this course! We highly recommend the training for anyone in the fields of operations, clinic management, integrated services, leadership, and clinical providers - particularly clinicians providing behavioral health services (both behaviorists and primary care providers).


About the Instructors:

Daniel Mullin, PsyD, MPH

Director, Center for Integrated Primary Care

Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Massachusetts Medical School


Daniel Mullin, PsyD, MPH is Director of the Center for Integrated Primary Care and an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He a clinician, educator, researcher, and consultant specializing in the integration of behavioral health and primary care services. Dr. Mullin maintains a clinical practice embedded in the Barre Family Health Center, a rural family medicine residency practice in Massachusetts. He has helped lead primary care transformation projects locally and through the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ PCPR and PCMH programs. He is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers and conducts research, teaches, and provides consultation related to Motivational Interviewing in primary care.

Dr. Mullin completed his doctorate at Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky and received his MPH from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He completed his internship in Primary Care Psychology in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his fellowship in Primary Care Family Psychology in the Departments of Medicine, Psychiatry, and Family Medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.


Stephen Martin, MD, EdM

Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community at the University of Massachusetts Medical School


Stephen Martin MD, Ed is an Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and Graduate School of Nursing. After medical school at Harvard and residency at Boston Medical Center, he practiced for four years with the National Health Service Corps in a community health center and federal prison medical center. Since 2009, Steve cares for patients and teaches advanced practice clinicians, residents, and medical students in rural Central Massachusetts. He has a special interest in dental care, complex care, addiction medicine, chronic pain, wound care, and redressing the inverse care law. In 2013, he was named Preceptor of the Year by the Massachusetts Academy of Family Physicians.



  1. Welcome, Introductions, and Overview with Daniel Mullen, PsyD, MPH
  2. Opioid Use Disorders (OUD) in the United States: Understanding why current systems fail and facilitate OUD. With Stephen Martin, MD, EdM
  3. Why Primary Care? This session will explore how integrated teams of behavioral health and medical providers are uniquely suited to provide population-based treatment for OUD (principles, team based approach, family, etc.). With Daniel Mullen, PsyD, MPH
  4. Harm Reduction-A Conceptual Framework for Treatment: Participants will explore the basic tenants of harm reduction, learn skills in intervening and begin navigating the ambiguity of this model. With Stephen Martin, MD, EdM
  5. Common Misconceptions and Challenges in MAT: Exploration of the challenges and rewards in these approaches; common concerns expressed and strategies to overcome perceived roadblocks. With Daniel Mullen, PsyD, MPH and Stephen Martin, MD, EdM
  6. Review of Morning Sessions and Q&A with Daniel Mullen, PsyD, MPH



This training took place at the APCA annual conference. 



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