Advances in Technology in the Addiction Profession: Addiction Treatment - A Virtual Frontier

A Recorded Webinar

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Recorded on Friday, September 10, 2021

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The field of substance use disorder treatment was forever changed by COVID-19 in early 2020. Providers were forced to quickly transition from in-person individual and group counseling to virtual services, including video-based platforms. Few, however, had the time to think strategically and look at the long-term implications and opportunities virtual care presented. This session will provide a deep dive into one provider’s successful development of a robust virtual suite of services that will increase the access to and quality of care long into the future.


Thomas P. Britton, DrPH, LPC, LCAS, ACS, has been involved in the behavioral health field for more than 30 years. Throughout his professional career, Britton has held the belief that “all people hold the innate potential to improve their life and the lives of those around them.” Britton is committed to lifelong learning, completing a Doctorate in Public Health at the Gillings School of Global Health, a Master’s degree in addiction treatment, and a Master’s degree in marriage and family therapy. Currently, Britton is the President and CEO of the nation’s largest non-profit treatment provider specializing in substance use disorder treatment, the Gateway Foundation. He has taught and lectured throughout the country and is considered an expert in the intersection of addiction and the larger context of public health and policy. Personally, Britton has used his history of addiction and recovery to guide organizations and community to a place of compassionate but science driven practice.

Marc Turner, BA, MS, joined Gateway Foundation in December 2017 as the President of the Community Services Division. In this role, he is responsible for leading all community-based outpatient & residential programs across Illinois. Apart from managing the strategy and operations for community programs, Turner also oversees call center operations, sales & marketing, and quality improvements. Turner comes with a strong background of over 25 years of experience in addiction treatment. He has significant leadership expertise in running for-profit and not-for-profit addiction treatment centers throughout the country, specializing in high quality care with long term sustainable growth plans. Before joining Gateway, Turner worked with American Addiction Centers (AAC) for five years and managed multi-site treatment centers as the CEO. Prior to AAC, he spent about 12 years with Palmetto Behavioral Health System based out of Charleston, South Carolina. 

Learning Objectives
  • Participants will be to describe vertical and horizontal integration strategies to provide virtual services.
  • Participants will be able to summarize barriers to providing virtual services as well as actionable strategies to overcome them.
  • Participants will be exposed to a case example that will provide them with an opportunity to create a plan of how to move their own organizations forward in the virtual care environment.
Content Level

Beginner and Intermediate

  • Beginning level courses introduce learners to a content area; include information about a condition, treatment method, or issue; and involve learning and comprehending content.
  • Intermediate level courses provide information that builds on knowledge practitioners with some experience already have. These courses focus on skill-building or adding knowledge, possibly following a brief overview of basic information, and involve using information in concrete situations and understanding the underlying structure of the material.

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Receive 1.5 CEs for $25.

Earn 1.5 Continuing Education Hours (CEs)

A Certificate of Completion for 1.5 CEs is available by participating in this specialty online training and passing an online CE quiz. Those who successfully complete the full series and pass all seven CE quizzes for this seven-part series will be eligible to apply for the Certificate of Achievement for Advances in Technology in the Addiction Profession

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This webinar is eligible for ASWB ACE CE hours. Click here for NAADAC Social Worker certificate instructions. 
This course meets the qualifications for one and a half (1.5) hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. 

Who Should Attend

Addiction professionals, employee assistance professionals, social workers, mental health counselors, professional counselors, psychologists, and other helping professionals that are interested in learning about addiction-related matters and how to incorporate technology into treatment and recovery.


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