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Health Choice Integrated Care offers healthcare services that focus on both the physical and emotional well-being of our members.

Our healthcare professionals respect and consider the unique lifestyle and cultural values of our members when developing care and treatment plans. We work with families, caregivers, providers, advocates, peer and family organizations and community groups to develop care and treatment plans that take multiple components of whole-person care into account–including body, mind, nutrition, movement, and spirit.


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Upcoming Events

Harm Reduction & Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)

August 29, 2018
08:30 AM

HARM REDUCTION & MEDICATION-ASSISTED TREATMENT (MAT): UNDERSTANDING EVIDENCE-BASED APPROACHES to OPIOID USE DISORDER (OUD)
This workshop addresses the clinical approach and scientific research backing medical interventions for opioid use disorder (OUD) with a focus on medication-assisted treatment (MAT). As MAT emerges as best practice for OUD there remains a significant amount of misunderstanding of its justification and ultimate desired outcomes. These misunderstandings lead to the stigmatization of both the practice of MAT and those who are treated within its paradigm. After the completion of this training participants will have a knowledge base rooted in evidence rather than anecdotal opinion on the use of medications for OUD.

Harm Reduction is defined by the concept that it “accepts, for better and or worse, that licit and illicit drug use is part of our world and chooses to work to minimize its harmful effects rather than simply ignore or condemn them” (Harm Reduction Coalition). Harm reduction encompasses a spectrum, including safer drug use with clean syringes, educated drug use to prevent overdose, medication assisted treatment, and complete abstinence. Harm reduction recognizes that people who use drugs are autonomous individuals who can be significantly impacted by their environments and past experiences, and seeks to meet people “where they’re at.” It also realizes that every individual is unique, and what works for one person to reduce harm may exacerbate issues for another.

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is the use of medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a “whole-patient” approach to the treatment of substance use disorders. Research shows that a combination of medication and therapy can successfully treat these disorders, and for some people struggling with addiction, MAT can help sustain recovery. MAT is primarily used for the treatment of addiction to opioids such as heroin and prescription pain relievers that contain opiates. The prescribed medication operates to normalize brain chemistry, block the euphoric effects of alcohol and opioids, relieve physiological cravings, and normalize body functions without the negative effects of the abused drug.

Attendees of the Harm Reduction & Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Training can receive 3 Contact Hours provided through AZBBHE.

You can register at the link.

First Aid & CPR Training

August 30, 2018
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
1300 S Yale Street, Flagstaff, AZ 86001 928-214-2329

Registration-Please register for this training through Eventbrite at the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/first-aid-cpr-training-tickets-48619055905



Registration-Please register for this training through Eventbrite at the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/first-aid-cpr-training-tickets-48619055905

 

Sand Tray Therapy 101: Introduction to Sand Tray Therapy

September 11, 2018
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Health Choice Integrated Care 1300 S. Yale, Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Sand Tray Therapy 101: Introduction to Sand Tray Therapy


In this training we will:

  • Explore the history and theory of Sandplay

  • Learn about the function of Sand Tray

  • Learn about the role of Clinician

  • Explore Sand Tray Materials and Documenting

  • Learn about the Stages of Trays and Processing

  • Discuss Archetypes and how they play into Sand Tray Therapy

  • Have personal sand tray time


 

*Practice Sand Tray will be provided – you will be both the clinician and the client to practice both roles.

Comments: Certificates of Completion will be given for those who complete the 7 hours of training. The certificate will reflect CEU requirements according to Arizona Administration Code, Board of Behavioral Health Examiners-Social Workers, LPC, and LMFT standards.
Where: Health Choice Integrated Care, LLC

Address: 1300 S Yale Street, Flagstaff AZ 86001

When: September 11th 2018

Time: 9:00am to 5:00pm

How to register: Please click on the link below

https://traytherapyseptember2018.eventbrite.com

 

As with all HCIC Clinical Training, we require at least 8 participants to host the training. If there are less than 8 participants, HCIC reserves the right to cancel the training if we do not meet our required number.

Cancelation

Please be aware that we expect you to cancel your RSVP if you are unable to attend. As a courtesy, I ask that you honor my time and hard work in creating and teaching the trainings as well as the time of others by canceling if you are unable to attend. We often have people driving in from out of town and it becomes difficult for them when if have to cancel due to low numbers or no-shows. You may cancel by:

  • canceling your Eventbrite ticket (preferred)

  • emailing Bethany to cancel at Bethany.Camp@steward.org


Arrival

I ask that you arrive 15 minutes before start time. You will check in at that front desk by signing in and be given a visitor’s badge. This will give you enough time to sign in and settle in to prepare for your training.

Self-Care & Breaks

You will have access to a water cooler and we also have snack and soda vending machines as well. We have a refrigerator if you want to bring snacks or food and store them there for safe keeping. Typically, I provide coloring sheets and markers for the trainings. Feel free to bring your own if prefer that. During trainings, we break for 5-10 minutes once every 60-90 minutes. During the break you may check your emails or be on your phone. We typically have stretches or techniques to help keep you moving and stay alert during the training.

Meals

If we meet for a full day, you typically will have an hour lunch on your own. There are several restaurants around HCIC as well as a Safeway with a Starbucks. Please plan for about 15 minutes to sign out when you leave and then back in and get your visitor’s badge after your lunch. This leaves you with approximately 45 minutes for your own time during the lunch break.

Use of Phones & Computers

During trainings I ask that you do not work – this includes texts, emails and documenting. Your phones and computers need to be turned off and put away. This honors my time as well as yours. In order to learn, you need to be fully present and not multi-tasking. I consider this a positive boundary and good self-care. You will have access to your phone and computer on the breaks and during you lunch if you choose to do so. If you are expecting an emergency call or if you are on call, please discuss this with me before the training begins and you may take the call out of the training room.

Questions

Please email me with any questions at Bethany.Camp@steward.org. This is her preferred contact method as I am often out of the office and unable to check voicemail.

“Health Choice Integrated Care (HCIC) is the Integrated Regional Behavioral Health Authority for Coconino, Navajo, Yavapai, Apache, Gila, Mohave counties, and parts of Graham county (the northern geographic service area (GSA1). Funds for services are provided through a contract with the Arizona Department of Health Services/ Division of Behavioral Health Services and AHCCCS.”