Patient Engagement Strategies in Addiction Treatment

Presented by Lori Ryland, PhD, LP, CAADC, CCS, BCBA-D on 05-21-2021 at 9 a.m. Pacific (noon Eastern) to 11 a.m. Pacific (2 p.m. Eastern)

Maintaining active patient engagement in treatment can be a struggle in every healthcare sector. It is estimated that disengaged patient’s treatment costs are 8-21% higher than an engaged patient's treatment costs, with less favorable clinical outcomes. People who are disengaged in addiction treatment are at risk of leaving treatment early (including against medical advice), being administratively discharged due to behavioral issues, and are at higher risk of relapse and overdose.  

In this 2-hour continuing education web conference, Dr. Lori Ryland will cover the top five reasons why people leave addiction treatment programs and how to ameliorate this risk. She will review patient-centered guiding principles of sustained engagement and how the principles can be applied to typical addiction treatment scenarios.

There are three primary factors that influence patient engagement:

  • Healthcare professional factors
  • Healthcare setting factors
  • Patient-related factors

Dr. Ryland will outline each factor from a supervisor and executive leadership perspective and provide useful strategies that can be implemented immediately to improve patient engagement in your treatment or program.

This introductory web conference is designed to help mental health and addiction professionals:

  1. Explain why patient engagement matters.
  2. List at least five risks a patient faces when they leave addiction treatment early.
  3. Describe the top five reasons why patients leave treatment.
  4. Identify the implications of the top five reasons people leave treatment for addictive disorders.
  5. Use motivational interviewing to support patient engagement.
  6. Explain three factors that influence patient engagement.
  7. Identify one useful strategy to impact each of the three factors that influence patent engagement.

Statement of program material's accuracy, utility, and risks: This program presents an overview of patient engagement statistics and factors, researched and published behavior therapies. It is consistent with the ethics code of the American Psychological Association and has its own established code of ethics as developed by the Association of Comprehensive Psychology, an approved CE Sponsor of the APA. Statements about approval or denial of services are according to presenter’s understanding of medical necessity and clinical documentation standards at the time of the program. This program discusses strategies for applying the methods taught in a clinically responsible manner, although the presenter may not know how to apply all principles discussed to every situation or person. A body of research surveyed in the program suggests that the methods are effective and safe. As always, however, misapplication of psychotherapeutic interventions with mentally vulnerable populations can lead to harmful outcomes.

Declaration identifying any potential conflict of interest and/or commercial support: The presenter, Lori Ryland, declares no relevant conflicts of interest nor commercial support with respect to the content of this presentation.

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Meet the Presenter

Lori Ryland, PhD, LP, CAADC, CCS, BCBA-D

Lori Ryland, PhD, LP, CAADC, CCS, BCBA-D

Lori Ryland, PhD, LP, CAADC, CCS, BCBA-D is a 2017 Outstanding Alumni Award recipient from the WMU College of Health and Human Services for her contributions in the field of addiction treatment. She received her PhD from Western Michigan University in Clinical Psychology and completed the Specialist Program in Alcohol and Drug Abuse. She is a board-certified behavior analyst, and a certified advanced alcohol and drug counselor and supervisor. Lori has achieved certification from the Academy of Cognitive Therapy/Beck Institute in Philadelphia and is trained in evidence-based practices such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Contingency Management, and Applied Behavior Analysis.

Dr. Ryland has a broad scope of 20+ years of healthcare experience including work with veterans with PTSD, inpatient psychiatric, addiction treatment, criminal justice, autism treatment, serious and persistent mental illness, intellectual and developmental disabilities, traditional outpatient services, and psychological testing.

As the Chief Clinical Officer of Pinnacle Treatment Centers, Dr. Ryland oversees clinical staff competencies and programming. Dr. Ryland is a monthly contributor on Thrive Global and has been featured as an expert on NBC Today, Mic, The Recovery Executive Podcast, Recovery Unscripted, and more. Dr. Ryland has presented various topics related to clinical psychology and applied behavior analysis in both national and international conference settings.

Continuing Education Provider Approvals

  • aceGoodTherapy.org is Approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this program and its content. GoodTherapy.org received APA approval in May 2011. Events after 2011 may meet APA requirements for Continuing Education credits.
  • Logo GoodTherapy.org has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6380. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. GoodTherapy.org is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
  • aceGoodTherapy.org, provider #1352, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 03/30/2019 - 03/30/2022. Social workers completing this course receive 2 continuing education credits.
  • GoodTherapy.org, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0395.
  • GoodTherapy.org, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0022 and for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0031.

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