Rikki Patton, PhD
University of Akron
Dr. Patton is a Professor in the School of Social Work and Family Sciences in the College of Health and Human Sciences at the University of Akron. Her research expertise surrounds examining substance use relationally and developing workforce training related to substance use disorder treatment from an interprofessional lens. She is also a licensed marriage and family therapist with supervision designation and clinically serves client systems impacted by substance misuse. Dr. Patton has served as PI for multiple SAMHSA-funded training grant programs and has engaged as Co-I on multiple interprofessional grant projects.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
The Addiction treatment Counts Interprofessional Training (ACE-IT) program was designed to address the substance use disorder (SUD) treatment gap by expanding Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral and Treatment (SBIRT) approach integration into the curriculum of four health professions’ programs. A goal is to increase the number of interprofessionally-trained collaborative clinicians prepared to deliver high quality SUD treatment within practice and community settings. Our lightning talk will describe this virtual interprofessional education consisting of 13 educational modules and…