A. Gual, Spain

Hospital Clìnic. Universitat de Barcelona Psychiatry
Dr Antoni Gual is a psychiatrist, Head of the Addictions Unit at the Neurosciences Institute, Clinic Hospital, University of Barcelona, Spain; and also acts as Alcohol Consultant at the Health Department of Catalonia. He has coordinated several EU funded projects in the field of addictions and has also been PI of several pharmacological clinical trials. He has published more than 150 articles in peer reviewed journals and edited several books. He is Vicepresident of the International Network on Brief Interventions for Alcohol Problems (INEBRIA), past-President of the European Federation of Addiction Scientific Societies (EUFAS) and past-President of the Spanish Scientific Society for the Study of Alcohol and Alcoholism. Over the years he has been involved in several clinical trials for the treatment of substance use disorders. In the field of brief interventions, Dr Gual has been involved in the development of the Catalan program on brief interventions in PHC since its creation in 1995, and has developed also brief motivational interventions in the Emergency Room. He has participated in several EU funded studies focusing on Brief Interventions (Smart, Bistairs, EWA, Scala), being project coordinator in some of them (Phepa, Amphora, Odhin, Alice-Rap, Deep Seas).

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EPA Course
Date
Tue, 13.04.2021
Session Time
08:00 - 10:00
Room
Courses Hall A
Session Description
Proposed by the EPA Section on Addictive Behaviours - Motivational interviewing is defined as a patient-centered and collaborative approach that guides people to initiate and maintain a strategy of behaviour change through the resolution of their ambivalence. This approach has become in the last decades the golden standard to manage addictions as opposed to classic confrontational models. Different meta-analysis, have demonstrated its moderate but robust effect in improving both adherence to treatment and addictive behaviours. Brief interventions have proven its efficacy in primary health settings, to help patients reduce their drug use, specially concerning alcohol and tobacco. Motivational adaptations of those brief counselling interventions have been developed and tested in recent years. In this course, attendees will receive training on how to use brief motivational interventions (BMI) with patients suffering addictive disorders in the Emergency Room. The course will address the following topics: •How to identify which clinical situations are, and are not, suitable for a brief intervention •Key elements of a successful brief motivational intervention •Barriers (and how to overcome them) to deliver BMI in the Emergency Room •Elements that influence adherence to treatment and successful referral •Review of the existing scientific evidence The course will be very interactive. Videos, group dynamics, and role playing techniques will be used. At the end of the course, trainees should be able to: •Identify when a BMI is suitable •Know the theoretical principles of BMI •Be able to deliver consistent BMI to patients in need •Understand key elements for a successful referral
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Course 17: Brief Motivational Interviewing Intervention in the Emergency Room: How to Engage Quickly Patients with Addictive Disorders (ID 211) No Topic Needed

Brief Motivational Interviewing Intervention in the Emergency Room: How to Engage Quickly Patients with Addictive Disorders

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Live, Section, Ticket Required, Sessions with Voting
Date
Tue, 13.04.2021
Session Time
08:00 - 10:00
Room
Courses Hall A
Lecture Time
08:00 - 10:00