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June 2022

Workshop on Motivational Interviewing : Addiction and Behaviour Change

6/10/2022
THE COLLEGES OF MEDICINE OF SOUTH AFRICA
&
THE COLLEGE OF PSYCHIATRISTS

Invites Psychiatry Residents in South Africa to a

This workshop follows on from the 2 introductory lectures on Motivational Interviewing:

o Motivational Interviewing for addiction and behaviour change
o Counselling skills in Motivational Interviewing
The workshop will be a combination of didactic teaching and practical application in the form of class exercises to practise micro-skills as well as client/counsellor role plays to practise a combination of skills acquired in the training.

Students will be able to learn by observing their colleagues engage in role plays. Two facilitators will be available to supervise and provide immediate feedback to observed student role-plays.

Date: 10 June 2022
Time: 13h00 – 16h00


Agenda:

13h00 – 13h15 Brief recap of the 2 introductory lectures
13h15 – 13h30 Practical exercise in offering client reflections
13h30 – 14h00 Discussing specific strategies in MI
14h00 – 14h30 Recognizing and responding to change talk with practical exercises (1)
14h30 – 14h45 Break
14h45 – 15h00 Recognizing and responding to change talk with practical exercises (2)
15h00 – 16h00 Role plays

Presented By: South Africa ITTC
Location: South Africa
Contact Name: Goodman Sibeko
Contact Email: ittc@uct.ac.za
For more information: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_yPfNXJaXSuqtlmoRTD2daA
To register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_yPfNXJaXSuqtlmoRTD2daA


April 2022

In-person training course: Motivational Interviewing

4/12/2022 - 4/13/2022
V-ITTC is hosting an in-person training course on Motivational Interviewing (MI) for staff working within the addiction treatment field in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Presented By: Vietnam ITTC
Location: Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam
Contact Name: Giang Minh LE, MD, PhD
Contact Email: v_ittc@hmu.edu.vn
For more information: https://www.facebook.com/Vietnam-ITTC-104879608503154


Curso Introducción a la Terapia Cognitivo Conductual en Adicciones

4/9/2022 - 7/30/2022
Este curso brinda conocimiento científico y desarrolla competencias básicas en el campo de las adicciones y del modelo cognitivo conductual a partir del análisis de sus principales paradigmas para la aplicación de técnicas psicoterapéuticas en conductas adictivas. Está dirigido a profesionales de la salud de Centros Comunitarios de Salud Mental y de Centros de Atención Primaria que brindan tratamiento a personas con problemas y trastornos por consumo de sustancias psicoactivas.

El curso es desarrollado por profesionales de Centros Comunitarios de Salud Mental del MINSA capacitados a través del Centro Internacional de Transferencia Tecnológica del Perú de la Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia y la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. El curso comprende
presentaciones teóricas grabadas, lecturas, ejercicios de aplicación y sesiones a distancia con el Maestro Capacitador.

Presented By: Peru ITTC
Location: Evento Online
Contact Name: Liz Valentín
Contact Email: liz.valentin@upch.pe


Work Intergrated Learning for Community Health Workers

4/6/2022 - 4/6/2022
Work Integrated Learning for Community Health Workers. Collaboration with National and Provincial Departments of Health, and the University of KwaZulu-Natal Centre for Rural Health

Presented By: South Africa ITTC
Location: Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Contact Name: Goodman Sibeko
Contact Email: goodman.sibeko@uct.ac.za
For more information: http://N/A
To register: http://Closed Event


Sharing Workshop: Buprenorphine: Starting dose, treatment switching, and long-acting Buprenorphine

4/1/2022 - 4/1/2022
Vietnam International Technology Transfer Center (V-ITTC) is hosting a sharing workshop on Buprenorphine, delivered by Dr. Didier Touzeau - a psychiatrist, former Head of Addiction Treatment Department of Paul Guiraud Hospital (France), Board of Directors of the Tobacco Association (France), and Editor-in-Chief of the magazine "Le Courrier des Addictions".

Participants will have the opportunity to exchange and discuss topics and issues related to treatment experience and switching between Methadone and Buprenorphine.

Presented By: Vietnam ITTC
Location: Hanoi
Contact Name: Giang Minh LE, MD, PhD
Contact Email: v_ittc@hmu.edu.vn
For more information: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=276938461297267&id=104879608503154


March 2022

Training course: UTC 3 - Common co-occurring mental and medical disorders

3/31/2022 - 5/12/2022
In order to improve the capacity of staff working in the field of addiction treatment including doctors, counselors, medical staffs,... Vietnam ITTC is hosting a training course on "Common co-occurring mental and medical disorders for patients with substance use disorders", taking place on Thursday, once every 2 weeks, from 1:30 pm (GMT+7) on the following dates: 31st March; 14th, 28th April, and 12th May 2022.

Presented By: Vietnam ITTC
Location: Vietnam
Contact Name: Giang Minh LE, MD, PhD
Contact Email: v_ittc@hmu.edu.vn
For more information: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=260914626232984&id=104879608503154


Work Integrated Learning for KwaZulu-Natal Community Outreach Team Leaders

3/29/2022 - 3/29/2022
Work Integrated Learning for KwaZulu-Natal Community Outreach Team Leaders. Curriculum co-developed by ITTC in collaboration with University of KwaZulu-Natal Centre for Rural Health and KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health. Rollout in collaboration with National Department of Health.

Presented By: South Africa ITTC
Location: Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Contact Name: Goodman Sibeko
Contact Email: goodman.sibeko@uct.ac.za
For more information: http://N/A
To register: http://Closed Event


Universal Treatment Curriculum (UTC) Walkthrough - Collaboration with ICUDDR South Africa

3/26/2022 - 4/5/2022
ICUDDR South Africa is hosting a Universal Treatment Curriculum (UTC) with universities across South Africa in 2022. The event will take place over 10 days, and training will be conducted as a collaboration between ICUDDR South Africa, South Africa ITTC and ISSUP South Africa as part of the efforts of the newly formed South Africa Drug Demand Collaborative.

Presented By: South Africa ITTC
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Contact Name: Goodman Sibeko
Contact Email: southafrica@icuddr.org
To register: http://Closed event


DCS SBIRT Follow Up and MI Overview

3/17/2022 - 3/18/2022
Follow up SBIRT and MI training for South Africa Department of Corrections.

Presented By: South Africa ITTC
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Contact Name: Goodman Sibeko
Contact Email: goodman.sibeko@uct.ac.za
For more information: http://Closed event
To register: http://Closed event


Motivational Interviewing in Africa: Curriculum Development for Public Health

3/15/2022
In this 4th instalment of the Motivational Interviewing in Africa Webinar Series, Profs Rollnick and Miller are joined by Profs Sibeko (University of Cape Town) and Mash (Stellenbosch University) and colleagues from Africa to examine the development of Motivational Interviewing Curricula in Research and Capacity building for public health.

Presented By: South Africa ITTC
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Contact Name: Amy Adams
Contact Email: ittc@uct.ac.za
For more information: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_i2iT8OGmSw2WtSPVJjle0A
To register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_i2iT8OGmSw2WtSPVJjle0A


South Africa ITTC Online (Live) Motivational Interviewing Training 4 CPD Points

3/10/2022 - 3/31/2022
This live 4 week training series on Motivational Interviewing takes place weekly on Thursdays from 10am till 11am SAST on the following dates: 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st March 2022.

Motivational Interviewing is a best-evidence approach for tackling harmful substance use and general motivation-related change, including that treatment non-adherence. It is an approach that does not seek to replace other therapeutic approaches, but that seeks instead to support and strengthen them. We strongly recommend that you complete this Online Tour of Motivational Interviewing before attending this training: https://healtheknowledge.org/course/index.php?categoryid=67

Presented By: South Africa ITTC
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Contact Name: Shaheema Allie
Contact Email: ittc@uct.ac.za
For more information: https://uct-za.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEscOugrDMvHdTmwec2LGTnC-w3d_EjJAW8
To register: https://uct-za.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEscOugrDMvHdTmwec2LGTnC-w3d_EjJAW8


South Africa ITTC Online SBIRT Training 5 CPD Points

3/10/2022 - 4/7/2022
This training on Screening Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) for harmful substance use takes place weekly on Thursdays from 12 noon till 1pm SAST on the following dates: 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st March 2022 and 7th April 2022. We address use of validated screening tools (AUDIT, DUDIT and ASSIST) and brief intervention strategies as an approach to identifying and modifying harmful patterns of substance use.

Presented By: South Africa ITTC
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Contact Name: Shaheema Allie
Contact Email: ittc@uct.ac.za
For more information: https://uct-za.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMtduyvrDgiGtadQ80VE480PqpNgkiEGw9I
To register: https://uct-za.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMtduyvrDgiGtadQ80VE480PqpNgkiEGw9I


February 2022

UCT Mental Health, Mindfulness, and Self-Care

2/14/2022 - 3/1/2022
Mental Health and Self Care Micro-Course for non-specialists. Two-week course with both synchronous and asynchronous components.

Provides:

1 An overview of key mental health conditions, including depressive disorder, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, psychotic disorders, and substance use disorders.

2 Mindfulness and self-care techniques to improve self-awareness, self-regulation, and compassion towards yourself and others.

3 Tools and techniques to equip yourself and others in mental health prioritisation.

4 A practical framework for becoming a ‘guide on the side’ for those experiencing mental health challenges.

Offered more than once in a year.

Presented By: South Africa ITTC
Location: Online
Contact Name: Nurain Tisaker
Contact Email: nurain.tisaker@uct.ac.za
For more information: https://uct-online.getsmarter.com/presentations/lp/uct-mental-health-mindfulness-and-self-care-online-micro-course/
To register: https://uct-online.getsmarter.com/presentations/lp/uct-mental-health-mindfulness-and-self-care-online-micro-course/


January 2022

SBIRT ASSIST Trainer Training for Department of Correctional Services

1/27/2022 - 1/28/2022
SBIRT ASSIST Trainer Training for Department of Correctional Services

Presented By: South Africa ITTC
Location: Cape Town
Contact Name: Goodman Sibeko
Contact Email: goodman.sibeko@uct.ac.za
To register: http://Closed Event


ICUDDR South Africa SBIRT Training for Psychology Interns

1/7/2022 - 1/10/2022
SBIRT Training for the Western Cape Clinical Psychology Interns. Collaboration with ICUDDR South Africa

Presented By: South Africa ITTC
Location: Lentegeur Hospital
Contact Name: Shaheema Allie
Contact Email: shaheema.allie@uct.ac.za
To register: http://Closed event


Addiction treatment counselling (Basic)

1/4/2022 - 1/8/2022
The Vietnam International Technology Transfer Center, Hanoi Medical University in collaboration with the Department of Social Vices Prevention of Hanoi, opened a basic training course on addiction treatment counseling for more than 40 staff providing support and care for people who use drugs at religious rehabilitation centers from many provinces and cities across the country such as Bethel Catholic Rescue Center, “Nguon Phuoc (Source of Blessings)” Rehabilitation Center, and “Tai Sanh (Rebirth)” Rehabilitation Center.

Attending a 5-day-training course, from January 4 to January 8, 2022; learners are provided with knowledge and addiction treatment skills; in order to deliver optimal and successful addiction treatment services.

Presented By: Vietnam ITTC
Location: Hanoi, Vietnam
Contact Name: Giang Minh LE, MD, PhD
Contact Email: v_ittc@hmu.edu.vn
For more information: https://www.facebook.com/Vietnam-ITTC-104879608503154


December 2021

Treatnet Family Intervention Training Course

12/21/2021 - 12/23/2021
From 21st to 23rd of December, 2021; practitioners, social workers, and health workers from different parts of Vietnam have had an opportunity to participate in the 3-day online training course on Treatnet Family Intervention for people with substance use disorder operated by UNODC, The Ministry of Labour - Invalids and Social Affairs and Vietnam International Technology Transfer Center.

Family therapy involves a therapist and family members to improve and resolve relationship problems. Sharing feelings in family therapy helps family members improve communication skills and develop stronger family dynamics. Family therapy uses a range of counseling and other techniques including positive reframing, perspective taking and asking relational questions, and rolling with resistance. Providing family support through therapy can be an essential part of recovery for both the person with substance use disorder and their family.

Presented By: Vietnam ITTC
Location: Hanoi,
Contact Name: Giang Minh LE, MD, PhD
Contact Email: v_ittc@hmu.edu.vn
For more information: https://www.facebook.com/Vietnam-ITTC-104879608503154


November 2021

"Universal Treatment and Prevention Curriculum" Sharing

11/30/2021 - 11/30/2021
Vietnam International Technology Center, based in Hanoi Medical University, Vietnam; has collaborated with DAP, Colombo Plan, and University of Medicine and Pharmacy in HCM city, Vietnam to organize a conference on "Universal Treatment and Prevention Curriculum".

This conference was held with the objective of emphasizing the role of DAP, Colombo Plan, and the collaboration of university partners in the implementation of the Universal Curriculum, as well as resources on substance use disorder treatment and prevention.

Presented By: Vietnam ITTC
Location: Hanoi
Contact Name: Giang Minh LE, MD, PhD
Contact Email: v_ittc@hmu.edu.vn


Motivational Interviewing in Africa: Curriculum Development for Public Health

11/30/2021
The fourth in a series expanding on access to and training in Motivational Interviewing in Africa.

Presented By: South Africa ITTC
Location: Online
Contact Name: Amy Adams
Contact Email: ittc@uct.ac.za
For more information: http://Pending
To register: http://Pending


Mental Health (incl SUD) and Self Care Plus CMED Training

11/17/2021 - 11/18/2021
Mental Health and Self Care Foundation Phase training for South African Community Health Workers, including the Community Education and Detection Tool (CMED). Hosted in collaboration with University of KwaZulu-Natal Centre for Rural Health and the South African National Department of Health.

Presented By: South Africa ITTC
Location: Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Contact Name: Goodman Sibeko
Contact Email: goodman.sibeko@uct.ac.za
For more information: http://NA
To register: http://Closed live event


SBIRT Provider Training

11/16/2021 - 11/18/2021
SBIRT Provider Training as part of the ARCH Project Cascade Training Effectiveness Trial

Presented By: South Africa ITTC
Location: Ethekwini Municipality, KwaZulu-Natal
Contact Name: Nurain Tisaker
Contact Email: ittc@uct.ac.za
For more information: http://N/A
To register: http://Closed event


SBIRT Provider Training

11/4/2021
SBIRT Provider Training as part of the ARCH Project Cascade Training Effectiveness Trial

Presented By: South Africa ITTC
Location: Uthukela District, KwaZulu-Natal-Natal
Contact Name: Nurain Tisaker
Contact Email: ittc@uct.ac.za
For more information: http://N/A
To register: http://Closed event


October 2021

South Africa ITTC Online (Live) Motivational Interviewing Training 4 CPD Points

10/10/2021 - 11/8/2021
This live training on Motivational Interviewing takes place weekly on Mondays from 10am til 11am SAST on the following dates: 11th, 18th, 25th October 2021 and 8th November 2021 (1st November is a public holiday).

Motivational Interviewing is a best-evidence approach for tackling harmful substance use and general motivation-related change, including that treatment non-adherence. It is an approach that does not seek to replace other therapeutic approaches, but that seeks instead to support and strengthen them. We strongly recommend that you complete this Online Tour of Motivational Interviewing before attending this training: https://healtheknowledge.org/course/index.php?categoryid=67

Presented By: South Africa ITTC
Location: South Africa
Contact Name: Nurain Tisaker
Contact Email: ittc@uct.ac.za
For more information: https://uct-za.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJElcO2gqzovGNaT64WoU2MaZtjSvLzDcbQH
To register: https://uct-za.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJElcO2gqzovGNaT64WoU2MaZtjSvLzDcbQH


South Africa ITTC Online SBIRT Training 4 CPD Points

10/10/2021 - 11/8/2021
This training on Screening Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) for harmful substance use takes place weekly on Mondays from 12 noon til 1pm SAST on the following dates: 11th, 18th, 25th October 2021 and 8th November 2021 (1st November is a public holiday). We address use of validated screening tools (AUDIT and DUDIT) and brief intervention strategies as an approach to identifying and modifying harmful patterns of substance use.

Presented By: South Africa ITTC
Location: South Africa
Contact Name: Shaheema Allie
Contact Email: ittc@uct.ac.za
To register: https://uct-za.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUtc-usrj0rH93Juke61vKMolrnrqHjQ0yN


Mental Health and Self Care plus Community Psychoeducation and Detection Tool Master Trainer Pilot

10/6/2021

Presented By: South Africa ITTC
Location: Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Contact Name: Goodman Sibeko
Contact Email: goodman.sibeko@uct.ac.za


August 2021

SBIRT Master Training

8/25/2021 - 8/27/2021
SBIRT Master Training for trainers belonging to the TB HIV Care Organization as part of the rollout of the ARCH Research project to evaluate impact of cascade training model for SBIRT amongst populations with a high HIV burden

Presented By: South Africa ITTC
Location: Online
Contact Name: Shaheema Allie
Contact Email: shaheema.allie@uct.ac.za


2nd Advisory Board Meeting

8/4/2021
Hanoi Medical University (HMU), in collaboration with University of Medicine and Pharmacy (UMP) and University of Labours and Social Affairs (ULSA); represents Vietnam ITTC, planning for the 2nd Advisory Board Meeting on 4th August, 2021.

The 2nd Advisory Board Meeting of V-ITTC occurs with the aim of summarizing V-ITTC activities in 2020-2021 and planning for 2021-2025.

Presented By: Vietnam ITTC
Location: Hanoi Medical University, Hanoi, Vietnam
Contact Name: Giang Minh LE, MD, PhD
Contact Email: v_ittc@hmu.edu.vn


February 2021

ITTC Network Launch

2/24/2021
Please join us for an exciting and informative virtual event where we will officially launch the ITTC Network! All are welcome to learn more about the ITTC model of technology transfer, hear about the experiences of the existing ITTCs, and meet our leaders and key stakeholders.

The virtual launch will feature Dean Fixsen, PhD, a renowned implementation science expert, as our keynote speaker.

Special thanks to the The National Rehabilitation Centre (NRC) in Abu Dhabi, the future home of United Arab Emirates ITTC for hosting this event! NRC is already a leader in promoting the adoption and implementation of science-based prevention, treatment and recovery services in UAE and throughout other parts of the Middle East. ICUDDR and the existing ITTCs are honored to include NRC in the ITTC Network.

About the ITTC Network:
The International Technology Transfer Center (ITTC) Network develops and strengthens the workforce, organizations and systems that provide substance use prevention, treatment, and recovery support services. Based in universities and research centers, ITTCs utilize a variety of strategies to accelerate the implementation of scientifically-based and culturally appropriate practices. ITTCs currently exist in Vietnam, Ukraine, and South Africa, with more countries being added in the near future. The Centers are brought together in a coordinated Network through the leadership of the ITTC Network Coordinating Office in partnership with the International Consortium of Universities on Drug Demand Reduction (ICUDDR).

Special note: The ITTC virtual launch event will be held in English with simultaneous translation into Spanish.

Presented By: ITTC Network Coordinating Office
Location: Online event
For more information: https://ittcnetwork.org/ittc/ITTCLaunchEventResources.aspx


January 2021

1st Advisory Board Meeting

1/21/2021
Hanoi Medical University (HMU), in collaboration with University of Medicine and Pharmacy (UMP) and University of Labours and Social Affairs (ULSA); represents Vietnam ITTC, planning for the 1st Advisory Board Meeting on 21st January, 2021.

The 1st Advisory Board Meeting occurs with the aim of introducing the official establishment of V-ITTC, Advisory Board representatives, the operational procedure of V-ITTC; and planning for 2021-2025.

Presented By: Vietnam ITTC
Location: Hanoi Medical University, Hanoi, Vietnam
Contact Name: Giang Minh LE, MD, PhD
Contact Email: v_ittc@hmu.edu.vn