Course curriculum

    1. Welcome!

    2. Identifying Opioid use, risk, harm reduction and use of Narcan

    3. Downloads & Handouts Go Here

    4. Course Evaluation

    5. Thanks for joining us!

About this course

  • $10.00
  • 5 lessons
  • 0 hours of video content


Virtual via Zoom

NOTE: This is a live, interactive, training presented through Zoom as an online Webinar. . Zoom recommends having a broadband wired/wireless connection, speakers, and a microphone to effectively participate via this platform. (requirements listed on zoom’s website here:

Program Summary:

Opioid dependence continues to be a critical concern affecting numerous clients and their therapists. In this one hour program, providers will receive a brief introduction in how they can identify signs of opioid use and, primarily, an overdose. Further, providers will receive a review of how to administer NARCAN with clients they believe are experiencing an overdose. Providers will leave this program feeling better prepared to identify and intervene in these high-risk situations. Resources for accessing NARCAN and other relevant materials will also be discussed.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to identify signs of Opioid Use.

  • Participants will be able to identify signs of an overdose.

  • Participants will be able to administer NARCAN.

Audience & Skill Level


This course is designed for all mental health service providers (social workers, counselors, marriage and family therapists, etc.). No prior coursework or experience in this area is necessary to benefit from the material.

Course Outline & Agenda

12-12:15- Introduction 

12:15-12:30 Signs of use and overdose 

1230-1245 Narcan administration  

1245-1:00 PM Harm Reduction and questions. 

To receive course credit, participants must complete the following:

  • Attend the Entire Program

  • Complete the Course Evaluation

  • Once completed and evaluation is received, certificates are released within seven business days.


Gregory Pratt


Gregory Pratt, MSW, LISW-S, LCSW, has worked in the Mental Health Field in the Greater Cincinnati area for over fifteen years. He graduated from Thomas More College with a BA in Psychology and from the University of Kentucky with a Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW). He has worked with individuals and families struggling with a wide range of concerns and specific needs, including individuals with both mental health and substance use struggles. Gregory’s clinical approach is a combination of Client Centered and Strength Based approaches utilizing Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral techniques. Gregory has experience with Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and is working on certification in Radically Open DBT.

Program Approvals

Ohio CSWMFT Approval 

This training is approved for counselor, social work, and marriage and family therapy continuing education.In addition, it is approved by the Ohio Chemical Dependency Board for chemical dependency continuing education. Check CE Broker for detailed breakdown of CE types (provider number50-24074). 

ASWB ACE Approval 

Mindfully (ACEP provider #1862), is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 6/27/2023 – 6/27/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 1 clinical continuing education credit. 

NBCC ACEP Approval

Mindfully Academy has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7322. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Mindfully Academy is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

For more information

Individuals with comments/questions/concerns can contact Mindfully Academy via the information provided below:

[email protected] 


Charles Potter (Program Coordinator) [email protected] 

  • Grievance policy: If you are dissatisfied with your experience, please feel free to share this with us via email: [email protected] or via telephone: 513-939-0300, or via your program evaluation.  All complaints will receive a response within seven business days outlining actions taken and proposed responses which may include issuing a refund, credits for future trainings, updating course content or taking appropriate action with presenters, among others. 
  • Request for Accommodations: Should any accommodations enhance your program experience, please contact us via email: [email protected] or via telephone: 513-939-0300, to explore what options you may have. 


Cureus. 2022 Oct; 14(10): e29918. 

Published online 2022 Oct 4. doi10.7759/cureus.29918 

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