MAT Counselor Education Course


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3 steps to complete the MAT Counselor Education Course:

  1. READ and study the Chapters identified in the Exam Questions Packet for each part.
  2. ANSWER the questions using the online Answer Sheet (70% correct to pass).
  3. PRINT the completion certificate that is automatically emailed to you

TEXTBOOK
The MAT Counselor: Handbook for Certification of Counselors working in a Medication-Assisted Treatment Setting (2010) Breining Institute (228 pages).
To purchase the paperback textbook at $35.35 (includes tax and shipping to USA addresses), select the picture of the textbook cover, above.

SYLLABUS

MA-1901P1: MAT Counselor Education Course, Part 1 (10 hours)
Course material: Chapters 1 through 7
$29
Includes primer on opioid addiction and treatment, history of opioids and opioid treatment, science and rationale for opiate agonist treatment, pharmacology, pharmacotherapy, screening, admission, assessment, and behavioral pharmacology of methadone.
Part 1 EXAM QUESTIONS PACKET
Part 1 ANSWER SHEET

MA-1901P2: MAT Counselor Education Course, Part 2 (15 hours)
Course material:
Chapters 8 through 16
$29
Includes counseling and referral, counseling services in MAT programs, stages in MAT from a counseling perspective, counseling issues in methadone maintenance treatment, take home medication issues, co-occurring mental health issues, working with people with disabilities, and methadone and pregnancy.
Part 2 EXAM QUESTIONS PACKET
Part 2 ANSWER SHEET

MA-1901P3: MAT Counselor Education Course, Part 3 (15 hours)
Course material:
Chapters 17 through 20, Appendix
$29
Includes opioid maintenance, effectiveness of methadone as a medical treatment for opioid addiction, a review of outcomes in methadone treatment, and ethical considerations in MAT.
Part 3 EXAM QUESTIONS PACKET
Part 3 ANSWER SHEET

CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE) CREDIT
Any or all parts of this course may also be completed for continuing education (CE) credit.