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Table 1 Definitions of Technical Assistance (TA) topics

From: Substance use workforce training needs during intersecting epidemics: an analysis of events offered by a regional training center from 2017 to 2020




TA activities focused on substance use interventions supported by research, including medications for opioid use disorder, motivational interviewing, contingency management, and trauma-informed care

Provider Self-Care

TA events focused on compassion fatigue, burnout, and self-care practices for providers caring for clients with substance use disorders

Leadership Development

TA events focused on training in both clinical supervision and leadership skills

Health Equity and Disparities

TA activities focused on topics including cultural humility and providing culturally and linguistically appropriate treatment services


TA events focused on providing education about and reducing the stigma associated with substance use disorders

Consumer Needs

TA events related to building general knowledge of substance use/substance use treatment such as the etiology and epidemiology of addiction