KH-INCAS Trainings 2007 - 2012

Trainings

KH-Incas

2007 - 2012

Title of the training

Outlines /sessions

Contact person

Principles of Harm Reduction

20-24 Oct. 2007, INCAS, Tehran

No. participants: 10 (7 form Afghanistan and 3 from Iran)

  • A general overview of harm reduction and methadone maintenance treatment.
  • Maintenance treatment versus detoxification
  • MMT duration, termination and dosage
  • Special cases in MMT and drug interaction
  • Side effects and usual client problems
  • Buprenorphine maintenance
  • Basics of voluntary counselling and testing (VCT)
  • Discussion on harm reduction issues

Dr. Behrang Shadloo

Knowledge Hub Manager

Iranian National Center for Addiction Studies (INCAS)

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Voluntary counselling & testing for HIV/AIDS

30 Dec. 2007- 3rd Jan 2008, INCAS, Tehran

No. participants: 20 from Iran

  • Principles of VCT
  • Ethical issues
  • How to conduct VCT

-        Pre- test counselling

-        Testing

-        Post- test counselling

 

Psychotherapeutic care for methadone maintained clients- I

15-20 Dec. 2007, INCAS, Tehran

No. participants: 30 from Iran

  • Basic counselling skills
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Cognitive behavioural therapies in addiction
  • Family therapy
  • Practical points in psychosocial therapy of substance users

 

Psychotherapeutic care for clients in maintenance Treatment- II

26-31 Jan. 2008, INCAS, Tehran

No. participants: 45 from Iran

  • Basic counselling skills
  • Motivational interviewing (MI)
  • Cognitive behavioural therapies (CBT) in addiction
  • Family therapy (with more role playing and group works)
  • Rehabilitation, residential care and therapeutic community (TC)

 

Structured assessment of substance abuse & high-risk behaviours

2-6 Feb. 2008, INCAS, Tehran

No. participants: 15 from Iran

  • Training on application of main questionnaires used in addiction researches including:

-        ASI (Addiction Severity Index)

-        OTI (Opiate Treatment Index)

-        ICD-10 and Structured Interview for DSM-IV (SCID-I)

-        Severity of Dependence Scale

-        ARI (AIDS/HIV Risk Inventory)

-        BBV-TRAQ (Blood Borne Virus Transmission Risk Assessment Questionnaire)

-        WHO Quality of Life Questionnaire

-        Beck Depression Inventory

-        Zung Depression questionnaire

 

Harm reduction & substance abuse treatment in prison settings

26-28 Apr. 2008, INCAS, Tehran

No. participants: 40 from Iran

  • Epidemiology of addiction
  • Review of drug related harms
  • Gender differences in addiction
  • Definitions, effectiveness, cost effectiveness and facilities for harm reduction services
  • Harm reduction in prison setting
  • How to visit a client in a harm reduction centre,
  • Outreach services
  • An introduction to addiction treatment (detoxification and maintenance treatment)
  • VCT
  • A field visit from prison (Ghezel Hesar) and a women-only DIC
  • 2-hour panel session with DCHQ for the participants.

 

OST Training Mission

No. participants: 8 from Pakistan

  • Importance of starting OST programs in Pakistan, especially the methadone maintenance programs.
  • Group discussions

 

Substance abuse treatment course

28 Feb-05 Mar 2009, INCAS, Tehran

No. participants: 10

  • Maintenance treatment for opioid dependence

-        MMT

-        BMT

  • Opioid detoxification

-        Clonidine

-        Methadone

-        Buprenorphine

-        Naltrexone

 

MDM group tour study

24-28 Oct. 2009, Tehran

No. participants: 2 from Afghanistan

  • Implementation of methadone maintenance programs (INCAS, MOH)
  • Opium Tincture (INCAS, NGO of Congress 60)
  • Mental health services (INCAS)
  • Communication/advocacy (INCAS, DCHQ)
  • Drug analysis (MOH)
  • Site visits of a women-only Drop-in centre, a triangular clinic, and a private clinic with OST service.

 

Harm reduction activities for female drug users & female prisoners

22 - 26 Nov. 2009, INCAS, Tehran

No. participants: 17 from Afghanistan

  • Addiction (definitions, epidemiology)
  • Gender differences in addiction and its related harms
  • How to visit a client in a harm reduction centre?
  • Harm reduction centres and outreach services
  • Detoxification and relapse prevention
  • Harm Reduction: definitions, effectiveness, cost effectiveness
  • Harm Reduction acts
  • Discussion: Challenges in installation of HR programs
  • Harm Reduction in prison setting
  • VCT: counselling basics in HIV/AIDs
  • VCT: pre test counselling
  • VCT: post test counselling
  • VCT : Role playing

 

Harm reduction : Basic and services

22-27 May 2010, INCAS, Tehran

No. participants: 8 from Afghanistan

  • Epidemiology of drug use and its related harms
  • Gender differences in addiction
  • Harm Reduction (definitions, effectiveness, cost effectiveness, acts, centres, and harm reduction in prison setting)
  • How to visit a client in a harm reduction centre
  • Outreach services
  • Opioid agonist maintenance treatment
  • An overview on needle syringe programs (NSP)
  • Introduction on HIV and other BBIs
  • STIs and safer sex and condom promotion
  • VCT
  • A field visit from prison (Ghezel Hesar) and 2 DICs was organized: one of them was women-only and the other one was men-only.

 

HIV prevention and care among drug users

25-30 Dec. 2010, INCAS, Tehran

No. participants: 10 from Afghanistan

  • Basics of addiction
  • Principle of agonist maintenance treatment
  • Gender issues in addiction services
  • Harm reduction (definitions, effectiveness, and cost effectiveness),
  • Harm reduction in prison setting
  • Harm reduction centres and outreach services
  • How to address comorbid psychiatric disorder in HR setting,
  • An introduction to Iranian national methadone protocol
  • STIs, safer sex and condom promotion
  • VCT: Basics of counselling in HIV/AIDS and pre and post counselling
  • How to address HIV in HR setting
  • Link between addiction and immigration: an epidemiological overview
  • Psychosocial services added to HR services
  • How to address TB in HR setting, and
  • An introduction to “NA” activities in I.R of Iran
  • Field visit of one DIC and Congress 60 an opioid users NGO

 

Agonist maintenance treatment for opioid dependence

25-29 Sep. 2011, INCAS, Tehran

No. participants: 11 from Afghanistan

  • An introduction to agonist maintenance treatment
  • Assessment in addiction medicine
  • Care planning
  • Guidelines of providing methadone maintenance treatment
  • Procedures and guidelines of providing buprenorphine maintenance treatment
  • Psychosocial services added to agonist maintenance services
  • How to address polysubstance (stimulant) in agonist maintenance treatments
  • Comorbid physical & psychiatric disorders
  • Special populations
  • Monitoring and evaluation of agonist maintenance services

 

Booster training of agonist maintenance treatment workshop

26-28 Feb. 2012, Kabul, Afghanistan

No. participants: 22 from Afghanistan

  • Current situation of drug related harms in Afghanistan
  • An introduction to MMT pilot project in Kabul
  • Procedures and guidelines of providing agonist maintenance treatment.
  • Country level procedures for distribution and supervision of agonist maintenance medications, and
  • “Maintenance orientation” as an important predictor of MMT outcome

 

Agonist Maintenance Treatment for Opioid Dependence

10-21 Oct. 2012, INCAS, Tehran

No. participants: 1 from Afghanistan and 30 from Iran

  • Neurobiology of Opioid Addiction
  • Principles of Opioid Agonist Maintenance Treatment
  • Drug Education
  • Epidemiology of Drug Use
  • Assessment in Addiction Medicine
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI)
  • Stages of Methadone Maintenance Treatments: Induction, Stabilisation, Continuation and Termination Phases
  • Buprenorphine Maintenance Treatment
  • Comorbid Psychiatric Disorders among Opioid Agonist Clients
  • Polysubstance Use in Opioid Maintenance Treatments
  • Opioid Maintenance Treatments among Special Populations: Adolescence, Pregnant Clients
  • Pain Management among Agonist Maintained Clients
  • Psychosocial Service to Enhance Maintenance Treatments

 

 

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