Seeking Safety is an evidence-based counseling model designed for trauma and/or addiction. The focus is to help clients learn new coping skills to attain greater safety in their lives. Seeking Safety is a present-focused model that has been widely implemented with numerous populations, including men, women, homeless, criminal justice, transition age youth, and seriously mentally ill. This presentation will describe the model briefly, and offer a summary of new findings and clinical expansions. New developments include peer-led Seeking Safety; use of the model with adolescents; for gambling disorder; and various studies including Seeking Safety with military and military veterans; and in combination with sertaline medication. Additional initiatives include mobile apps related to Seeking Safety; new translations; and various training and other materials. We will discuss how such developments arose in relation to the broader field of trauma/addiction and trauma-informed care.
- General Member - Free
- Resident-Fellow Member - Free
- Medical Student Member - Free
- Non-Member - Free
- Identify clinical advancements recently developed or currently in development for Seeking Safety.
- Describe new scientific studies of Seeking Safety.
- Apply successes, challenges, and lessons learned in implementing Seeking Safety.
Physicians who have a waiver to treat opioid use disorder in an office-based setting and other interested clinicians.
Estimated Time to Complete
Estimated Duration: 1 hour
Begin Date: April 25, 2017
End Date: April 25, 2020
How to Earn Credit
Participants who wish to earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™ or a certificate of participation may do so by completing all sections of the course including the evaluation. A multiple choice quiz is provided based on the content. A passing score of 70% must be achieved. Retakes are available for the test. After evaluating the program, course participants will be provided with an opportunity to claim hours of participation and print an official CME certificate (physicians) or certificate of participation (non-physicians) showing the event date and hours earned.
The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The APA designates this enduring CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Faculty and Planner Disclosures
- Lisa Najavits, PhD, Boston University School of Medicine. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Andrew Saxon, M.D., Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences; Director, Addiction Psychiatry Residency Program, University of Washington; Director, Center of Excellence in Substance Abuse Treatment and Education (CESATE) VA Puget Sound Health Care System. Disclosure: Consultant: Neurocrine Biosciences, Grant/Research: Medicasafe, Inc.
- Beatrice Eld, Associate Director, Addiction Psychiatry, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Frances R. Levin, M.D., Kennedy Leavy Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center; Director, Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship, New York Presbyterian Hospital; Director of Clinical and Educational Activities for the Division on Substance Abuse, New York State Psychiatric Institute. Disclosure: Consultant: GW Pharmaceuticals, Grant/Research Support: US World Med.
- John A. Renner, Jr., M.D., Boston University School of Medicine, Director, Addiction Psychiatry Residency Training, Boston University Medical Center and VA Boston Healthcare System. Disclosure: Stock/other financial options: Johnson & Johnson and General Electric.
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