Social Workers and Misconceptions about Opioid Use Disorder (OUD)

Wednesday, November 17 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM [EST]

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Wednesday, November 17 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM [EST]

 This Community Conversation is being presented free for social workers, their clients, and the general public.  It is not CEU eligible.

 

People seeking care for Opioid Use Discorder (OUD) —a chronic disease that can lead to overdose, infectious diseases, and psychosocial hardships—should have access to best practices, which for OUD involves medication treatment. However, many social workers have biases about OUD, lack awareness that medication treatment for OUD is an evidence-based practice with much stronger support than behavioral or 12-step approaches, and as a result, share stigmatizing and pseudoscientific views in their professional role. This community conversation will review how these misunderstandings harm people seeking treatment, and ways social workers can lead the field forward.

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For more information, contact Helen French at hfrench.nasw@socialworkers.org

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Jamey Lister, PhD, MSW
Assistant Professor, Rutgers University School of Social Work

Dr. Jamey Lister is an assistant professor at Rutgers University School of Social Work. His clinical and health service research aims to improve knowledge and equitable opportunities in addiction treatment for underserved communities, marginalized populations, and people with co-occurring disorders. Dr. Lister teaches courses and provides trainings on addiction, and disseminates research implications to policymakers and in the news media. He is involved with addiction research at clinics in New Jersey and Michigan. Dr. Lister completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Wayne State University School of Medicine, where he maintains an adjunct faculty position. Prior to joining the faculty at Rutgers, Dr. Lister was an assistant professor at Wayne State University School of Social Work. He has published articles in peer-reviewed journals and earned awards for his research from the National Institute on Drug Abuse and Fulbright Program. Dr. Lister leads federal projects supported by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and Health Resources and Service Administration. He earned his PhD at Rutgers University School of Social Work and his MSW at University of Michigan School of Social Work. Growing up in a rural and mental health professional shortage area informs Dr. Lister’s work.

About Jamey Lister, PhD, MSW

Assistant Professor, Rutgers University School of Social Work

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