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UI offers course on addiction treatment and managed care Feb. 28-March 1

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa will offer a seminar on approaches to diagnosing and treating addiction in the wake of recent changes in health insurance Friday, Feb. 28 and Saturday, March 1 at several Iowa sites using the state's fiber optics network.

(Hometown) is one of the sites where the counselor education seminar, "Treatment Planning in the Age of Managed Care: Diagnosis, Assessment, Short-Term Therapy, and Maintenance Goals," will be available on the Iowa Communications Network.

The course will meet from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28 and from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 1.

The course can be taken for either one hour of graduate credit or 1.2 hours of continuing education units. Fees are $163 for graduate credit and $50 for continuing education unit credit.

The seminar, sponsored by the UI Division of Continuing Education Off-Campus Courses and Programs and the Addictions Technology Transfer Center of Iowa, is designed for treatment counselors, prevention specialists, public health workers, nurses social workers and other professionals who work with addiction issues among their patients and clients.

Presenters for the seminar include Anne Helene Skinstad, assistant professor of counselor education and director of the Center; Peter Nathan, professor of psychology; and Karen Cocco, assistant professor of counselor education.

For more information, contact UI Off-Campus Courses and Programs,

116 International Center, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1802, (319) 335-2575 or 1-800-272-6430.

Or email: Or visit the program's website at

If you are a person with a disability who requires reasonable accommodations in order to participate in this program, please contact Off-Campus Courses & Programs at (319) 335-2575 to discuss your needs.


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