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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

Topic Definition
EBPs 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
Stigma 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