Medical Education Partnership (MEP)

Join your colleagues to gain profound personal and professional insight into addiction treatment and recovery.

First-Hand Experience

Realizing that addiction does not discriminate—that if affects people across all cultures, lifestyles, levels of education and economic classes—is one of the most eye-opening takeaways for participants of our Medical Education Partnership program.

This immersive program places you and your professional cohort side-by-side with our expert clinicians and addiction treatment clients to learn first-hand about the dynamics of addiction and recovery. Your time with us will include:
  • Classroom instruction
  • Clinical observation
  • Integration into patient life

Become an Agent of Change

As a caring professional, you and your cohorts will gain new tools, knowledge and insight about the disease of addiction—and how to most-effectively respond to it in your field of expertise. Medical Education Partnership program content is tailored to meet the needs and interests of your professional cohort. Typical lecture topics include:
  • Neurobiology of Addiction
  • Screening and Brief Intervention
  • Motivational Interviewing and Stages of Change
  • The Disease of Addiction
  • Twelve Step Facilitation
  • Co-Occurring Disorders
  • Spirituality of Recovery

Program Location

  • Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, California

Continuing Education

We offer continuing education hours and a certificate of completion.

Program Cost

Fee varies based on program scope and number of participants from your organization.

For more information, contact:

Joseph Skrajewski, Executive Director of Medical and Professional Education
1-760-773-4375 or via email: MPE@hazeldenbettyford.org

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