Maine Medicine Weekly Update - 05/14/2021  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
•  Governor Announces Maine Will Follow New CDC Guidance on Masks for Fully Vaccinated People
•  FDA Adds Adolescents Age 12 Through 15 to Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine EUA
•  AMA Pledges in New Plan to Dismantle Causes of Health Inequities
•  Vaccine Ordering Open to All MIP-approved COVID Vaccine Providers Through Maine CDC
•  Another Busy Week for Maine Medical Association Legislative Advocacy
•  MMA Mary Cushman, MD Award for Humanitarian Service
•  Tufts Maine Track Class of 2021
•  This Week’s Top Articles from JAMA Network
•  SUPPORT for ME Training and Technical Assistance Initiative
•  Maine Community Action Partnership is Working for a Successful Vaccine Roll Out for All
•  A Message from Maine Responds: Volunteer Opportunity
•  Maine Medical Association State Legislative Priorities Update
•  Next MMA Legislative Call Will Be Wednesday, May 19th
•  Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
•  NAMI Maine June Workshop: Suicide Assessment & Management for Clinical Staff
•  AAP EQIPP Course: Immunizations - Strategies for Success (for RURAL Health Providers)
•  New Maine AAP Educational Webinar Series
•  2021 PREVENTION PROFESSIONALS CONFERENCE: Striving for Inclusive Prevention During the Pandemic and Beyond May 18-19, 2021
•  Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health Annual Meeting May 21-25
•  Maine Opioid Prescribing Legal Update May 25, 2021
•  Medical Director / Physician
•  Finance Director for Islands Community Medical Services



Learn how to engage in effective brief conversational style communication to strengthen a young person’s/families own motivation and commitment to change – conducted in a healthcare setting,  especially for adolescent nicotine and other substance use, misuse and abuse.



-  Saturday, May 15th 8:30am – Noon, Cost - $30 for Maine AAP Members, $40 for non-members 

*Class Size is LImited - to reserve your spot, CLICK HERE* 

SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment) and Motivational Interviewing 

Learn how to engage in effective brief conversational style communication to strengthen a young person’s/families own motivation and commitment to change – conducted in a healthcare setting,  especially for adolescent nicotine and other substance use, misuse and abuse. 

Open to Maine AAP members and other providers - a half day SBIRT and motivational brief conversation training which will include pre and post assessment for the trainees with feedback. 


· Building effective conversations, skills and an understanding of the four structural processes of the style of communication; engagement; focusing; evocation, & planning. 

· Building an effective rapport and create authentic engagement (working alliance) with young people & their families while screening for nicotine, alcohol and other drugs. 

· Using effective brief empathetic, compassionate communication. 

· Providing “How to” advice and information collaboratively.. 

· Understanding of the core spirit & skills of an SBIRT screening. 

· Understanding of evidence-based practice listening and effective responses for working with sensitive topics, major life decisions (ex. use of nicotine, alcohol and other drugs) and chronic health issues among young people. 

Graduates of this basic training will be eligible for a seat in an upcoming Master Class which includes ‘Coded feedback’ (from our Coding/Coaching Laboratory) and Helpers Response Questionnaire (HRQ) pre & post training  (Value $ 1175) and Monthly ZOOM video conferencing teaching/coaching on MI for 1 – 2 hours/month for 6 months (Value-  $ 900.)  Option to participate in an advanced level Certificate Program. (Value - $475) 

*Class Size is LImited - to reserve your spot, CLICK HERE* 

Speaker Biography 

Stephen R. Andrew, LCSW, LADC, CCS, CGP, is a “storyteller”, trainer, therapist, author and the Chief Energizing Officer of Health Education Training Institute. He maintains a compassion- focused private practice in Portland, Maine USA where he also facilitates a variety of men’s, co-ed and caregiver groups. Stephen is a member of the International Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) since 2003. He is a MIA-STEP trainer (Motivational Interviewing Assessment; Supervisor Training Program) for the New England ATTC since 2007. Stephen has been   Motivational Interviewing Treatment Integrity trained and has over 100 hours of training in Motivational Interviewing. Stephen provides coaching and training domestically and internationally (Singapore, Iceland, Poland, China, Canada, Holland, Sweden, Turkey & UK) for social service agencies, health-care providers, substance use disorder professionals, criminal justice, vocational rehabilitation and other groups on motivational interviewing, addiction, co-occurring disorders, counseling theory, “challenging” adolescents, supervision and ethics for care professionals, men’s work and the power of group work, as well as supervising a coding/coaching laboratory and a simulation lab for the fidelity and training/coaching for Motivational Interviewing. Stephen is the proud father of a 22 year-old son, Sebastian and co-author of Game Plan: A Man’s Guide to Achieving Emotional Fitness

Health Education & Training Institute – Since 2004 ‘HETI’ has specialized in affordable educational training and coaching using Motivational Interviewing for individuals and agencies working in supervision, employment, criminal justice, health care and social services fields. HETI  offers coding services through our Coding Laboratory with six coders providing feedback, assessment and coaching using the MITI 4.1 (Motivational Interviewing Treatment Integrity) and BECCI (Behavior Change Counseling Index). HETI Coding Laboratory has provided feedback and coaching for numerous individuals and agencies including; Department of Mental Health, Massachusetts, US Courts in Hawaii, Nevada, Nebraska, Massachusetts, New York, Michigan and Iowa, Boston Medical School, Brigham Young Women’s Hospital, NYU Medical School and for PHD candidates. We have provided coded feedback and coaching for over 1000 individuals in vocational services, criminal justice, health-care, social services, peer mentoring, mental health, and addiction.