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Date(s) - Feb 07, 2020
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Methodist Physicians Clinic


Reducing the Stigma of Substance Use Disorders

Attendees of this lunch & learn will be able to identify and discuss the epidemiology of substance use disorders. Attendees will also be able to develop strategies to incorporate patient centered language into practice in an effort to improve sobriety outcomes. Finally, attendees will be educated on medication assisted treatment options for alcohol and opioid use disorders. Dr. Kenneth Zoucha and Erin Bagwell will also discuss The Nebraska Medicine intensive outpatient treatment program and services available. The program provides evidence-based, integrated care for people suffering from both addiction and psychiatric disorders.

Dr. Kenneth Zoucha is a recognized leader in addiction medicine for the State of Nebraska and serves as Director of Addiction Medicine for the Department of Psychiatry at UNMC. Board certified in Pediatrics and Addiction Medicine, Dr. Zoucha has extensive experience and specializes in the treatment of Substance Use Disorders in adolescents, and has served as medical director for several youth secure care placement facilities throughout the state. In addition to his expertise in treatment of adolescents and young adults, he also has a special interest in the treatment of babies with neonatal abstinence syndrome and their families.

Dr. Zoucha is a clinical educator of medical students, residents, and other health care providers. Responding to the escalating national need, he championed the establishment of an Addiction Medicine fellowship at UNMC. He also led the development of an innovative executive addiction fellowship, featuring one-month immersive experiences for providers already in practice. Through this work, he enjoys lifting up learners to become the best clinicians, educators, and advocates that they can be.

Erin Bagwell, LCSW, LMHP first worked at Nebraska Medicine in 2010 as a transplant social worker. She moved to Chicago in 2015 and worked with a palliative and pain medicine group. Since returning to Nebraska Medicine, her current experience includes working in addictions and treating co-occurring disorders as part of the Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). She provides both group and individual therapy using Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness, and Motivational Interviewing. Therapy interests include addictions, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, and adjustment to illness.

February 7, 2020

Methodist Physicians Clinic- Bernard Room
2nd Floor of the Medical Office Building
717 N 190th Plaza, Elkhorn, NE 68022

Take the elevators just inside the entrance, to the right, at the physician’s clinic building to the 2nd floor. Off the elevator take a right and then a right into “lobby” area. The Bernard Room is one of the 1st conference rooms.

Registration: 10:45am-11am
Lunch and Networking: 11am-11:30am
Lunch & Learn: 11:30am-1pm

This program meets the criteria of an approved continuing education program for mental health practice for  1.5 CEUs

  • APPT Member Rate: $35
  • APPT Non-Member Rate: $45
  • Student Rate: $20 (Please bring your student ID with you to the event)

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Cancellation Policy For APPT

Contact Kristan Kiger by 5pm on 2/3/2020, you can receive a credit to be used for a future event or your membership dues.  Credits will not be given after 5pm on 2/3/2020.


ADA Needs:

We would be happy to accommodate your ADA needs or concerns. Please contact Kristan Kiger at 402-370-6898 or appt.ne@gmail.com ahead of the event.

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Bookings are closed for this event.