Proposal for a comprehensive curriculum for addiction medicine


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برنامج تكوين الكوادر الخاصة بعلاج اضطراب الإدمان يشمل تدريب الأطباء و التمريض و الأخصائيين النفسيين

إعداد : د/ احمد البحيري – استشاري الطب النفسي

Proposal for a comprehensive curriculum for addiction medicine

  1. 1. Proposal for a ComprehensiveCurriculum for Addiction sciences Fellowship Dr. Ahmed Albehairy, M.D Psychiatry Consultant Ministry of Health, Egypt
  2. 2. Why we are in need for it ? Addiction medicine , is evident currently as distinctive branch in psychiatry, proper subspecialty. Forming a homogeneity of scientific community in addiction for education , training, and researches. Managing addiction, in our Arab countries is in need for larger number of personnel and hours for services.
  3. 3. ?Who will join the study and training Psychiatrists. Psychologists. Psychiatry nurse staff.After passing their main specialization in General Psychiatry.
  4. 4. The curriculum in this proposal isformed of 5 modules. 35 sections. Time needed: 6 hrs./ section. ( 1 wks). 1 or 2 years training and exam.
  5. 5. Main Modules I- Assessment. II- Counseling ,psychotherapy . III-Care and health services management. IV- Prevention and Psycho education for the patients and community. V-Professional abilities and responsibilities.
  6. 6. Main Concepts , included in the curriculum Knowledge Skills Attitude
  7. 7. knowledge Interviewing. Biopsychosocial approaches. Diagnosis and D.D. Related psychopharmacology, and neurosciences (for psychiatrists and some for nurses). Drugs & Alcohol in pregnancy , premature exposure of neonate, vulnerable pts.(for psychiatrists and some for nurses).
  8. 8. knowledge Motivational techniques. Co morbidities. CBT. Relapse prevention programs. Counseling, (general, addiction, family) Other types of psychotherapy ( supportive, psychoanalytic, interpersonal, DBT,)
  9. 9. knowledge Brief psychotherapy in emergency. Group. Family therapy Rehabilitation ( art, occupational and spiritual religious ). Documentation. Financial sources, administrative work.
  10. 10. knowledge Establishing health services and how to modify the treating programs. Hepatitis c and other medical conditions related to addiction. Services for special populations ( children, adolescence, women, disability and in prison). Auditing and researches for services. Network therapy, and 1ry care services. stigma .
  11. 11. knowledge Recovery . Psycho education for the patients, family, community stakeholders and volunteers. Ethical codes, legal aspects, cultural differences. Aspects and ways for CME.
  12. 12. Skills Interviewing. 8 skills Documentation. filing. Team work decision skills. Plan of management ( inpatient, out patient , day care………etc.). Clinical decision in psychopharmacology. How to use rapid test and viva and system for investigation and security.
  13. 13. Skills Using different scales as , ASI, MINI, MMPI, others. Psychotherapy techniques. Group. Counseling. Brief psychotherapy in emergency. Family therapy Relapse prevention Case managers. ??occupational , art, religious therapists.
  14. 14. Skills Administrative skills. Reporting Referral. Medical report. Forensic report. Managerial. Vision , mission, auditing, Quality Control, modifying services, SPSS.
  15. 15. Skills Designing programs for special populations , needs . Easily contacting other areas of services and help in addiction. NA. Programs of infection control , sexual education, parenting counselling and skills, pregnant addicts, in prison . Psychoeducation and lecturing skills. Research, critical appraisal for research. Easily involved in ethical issues and legal aspects of clinical point of views.
  16. 16. Skills Risk assessment : suicide , aggression , or crime.
  17. 17. Attitude Client concept. Individuality and appropriateness of the service. Patients rights. Staff ‘s rights. Family problems. Respect for others ‘role in the team. Wholistic approach in management , in diagnosis and management .
  18. 18. Attitude Respect and understanding lapse and relapse, suicide, HCV, HIV. …..etc Punctuality in documentation , filing , referral, research, auditing , Q.C., I.C. Ethical community in hospital. Not to judge the patient , undercover the service he s only a patient .
  19. 19. Limitations and Recommendations for Discussions ‫ يمكنك اللطل ع علي البرنامج كامل في هذا اللينك‬ http://psychological-