Bihar Substance Use disorders for Counselors ECHOO
Centre for Addiction Medicine through Virtual Knowledge Network ECHOO HUB and Spokesmodel conducted a course on mental health and addiction for Psychologists and Social Workers. The duration of the course was 6 months, from May 2018 to November 2018. Every fortnightly (Thursdays), the remote health providers joined through multi-point video conferencing zoom app between 9.30 AM to 12 PM and discussed their cases with the NIMHANS experts. The objective was on skill-based learning so that the remote patients get specialized care without travelling far place. Seventeen of spokes have become ‘Experts” in this area.
- Ability to decide what is “best practices” (without any disparity) with regard to psychosocial intervention
- Proficiency in providing suitable intervention
- Decision making about whom and when to liaising with Mental health expert doctors trained and connected to NIMHANS