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Counseling Techniques for Substance Use Disorders

This ECHO Idaho series helps counselors and clinicians provide high quality care for individuals in their own communities with substance use disorders (SUDs). 

SUDs can cost more than $740 billion annually in health care expenses, lost workplace productivity and crime-related costs. Therefore, SUD education is a tool to help reduce costs to society and improve public health.

Participating in this series means you will learn best practices in SUD treatment, receive detailed feedback on complex client cases and collaborate with other professionals across the state to identify approaches and resources for advancing client care. 

Hour-long, virtual sessions are convenient, engaging and immediately applicable to your practice. This series features a specialist panel of interdisciplinary subject matter experts in clinical professional counseling, certified alcohol and drug counseling, peer recovery coaching, case management, psychiatry and addiction medicine.

Receive free credit hours to satisfy CEU requirements while reviewing complex clients through an interdisciplinary lens and whole person treatment.

To view session recordings for this series, please visit ECHO Idaho's YouTube channel.

Noon to 1 p.m. Mountain time, first and third Thursdays of the month.

ECHO Idaho's full series schedule is available here.

Designed for bachelor and master-level counselors (LCSW, LCPC, LMSW, LPC, CADC, etc.), this series is also open to others in the treatment field including physicians, recovery coaches, case managers, etc.

Participation in ECHO Idaho is free.

Please register here for the ongoing sessions.

Once you register, you’ll receive convenient, day-of Zoom access directly to your inbox – join us as your schedule allows.

No-Cost Accredited Continuing Education: ECHO Idaho offers free accredited continuing education credits (CE). CE credit is available for participating in live sessions only, not for watching recorded sessions (unless otherwise indicated). To learn more about the University of Idaho, WWAMI’s continuing education accreditation and how to claim CE, visit our CE webpage.

Professional Development: Participants gain new skills and competencies for managing clients with SUDs.

Creating Community: Clinician teams can increase professional satisfaction and decrease isolation, thus creating a sense of community.

Increased Patient Satisfaction: Clients can be seen regularly by their trusted clinician in their own community instead of risking relapse awaiting appointments or traveling long distances to be seen by a specialist.

Improved Quality of Care: Health care professionals who participate in ECHO increase their knowledge and self-efficacy.

ECHO Idaho is led by the University of Idaho and the WWAMI Medical Education Program. 

Contact Project ECHO

Physical Address:

Idaho Water Center
322 E. Front Street, Ste. 222
Boise, ID 83702

Phone: 208-364-4072

Fax: 208-364-3178