Course Description

“The report Medication Assisted Treatment in Drug Courts is designed to help drug court practitioners understand medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid addiction and to provide strategies for incorporating MAT into their practice. The report’s information about different MAT models can serve as a resource for courts that currently permit MAT as well as those considering it. Though based on the experience of courts in New York State, the report’s recommendations are not state specific and can be applied to courts around the country. This report answers these and related questions while giving courts the tools to comply with recent mandates and public health imperatives so that they can improve participant outcomes by including MAT—when prescribed by a physician—as a standard treatment option for participants with opioid addictions.” (Center for Court Innovation, 2015).

Course Modality: This is an independent home-study course. Students will take the course according to their own timeline. 

Course Completion: To receive the course certificate, each student is required to agree to Student Learning Contract, read all text-based materials, view any media posted, complete and pass course examination, and complete and submit course evaluation. 

Senior Instructor

Diane Sherman, PhD

Dr. Diane Sherman, Ph.D., a substance abuse profession since 1975, beginning her career while serving in the U.S. Army for in the capacity of Behavioral Science Specialist.  She holds the national advanced credential of Master Addiction Counselor, Certified Clinical Supervisor, Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor-II, and E-Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Diane earned her Doctorate in Industrial / Organizational Psychology from Capella University in 2007. Since 2008 she has taught and supervised students who are in pursuit of the certified addiction counselor credential. She is a national, regional and state presenter offering topics relevant to addiction professional, clinical, and ethical practices and clinical supervision. In 2015 was honored to receive the Georgia School of Addiction Studies, Bruce Hoopes Pioneer Award in Addiction Treatment, a personally meaningful award, for excellence in the addiction profession.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Chapter 1. Introduction

  • 2

    Watch this Instruction Video for Completing your Assignments

    • Instructional Video for Completing Assignments

  • 3

    Chapter 2. Medication Assisted Treatment in Drug Courts

  • 4

    Chapter 3. Application to Practice

    • MAT and Drug Courts. Assignment #1.

    • MAT and Drug Courts. Assignment #2.

    • MAT and Drug Courts. Assignment #3.

  • 5

    Chapter 4. Course Completion

    • MAT and Drug Courts Exam

    • Course Review

    • Course Evaluation