Institute for Addiction Education
Dr. Rhonda G. Patrick, LCSW-S, MPA has been a professional social worker, entrepreneur, researcher, and social service innovator for 30 years. Dr. Patrick began her social work vocation and business career at age 18 working across many types of social service settings, in a variety of positions, with a diverse demography. The last 20 years of her career has been focused on addictions, specifically in the opioid use. Over the course of the last 20 years Dr. Patrick has been a therapist, clinical administrator, chief executive officer and the owner of several addiction focused organizations. Additionally, Dr. Patrick has been an educator at a tier one university, a mentor to new social workers and addiction counselors, and a quality of life researcher. Her educational path has followed her career path and culminated in a Ph.D. in 2018. Dr. Patrick's research has included longitudinal studies measuring the effectiveness of selective prevention programs with Native American tribal youth, effectiveness of harm reduction methods for addiction, and the quality of life of persons prescribed medication maintenance for opioid use disorder. Dr. Patrick is currently the Director of a Career College in Texas and the principal of a professional development company that has educated over 97,000 addictions professionals to date.
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Beyond Medication: Is Psychotherapy a Must in the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder?
Sunday, September 10, 2023
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM ET