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Something for the Pain

Something for the Pain - ECHO Idaho Podcast artwork

Listen to recorded lectures from ECHO Idaho’s substance use disorder education series archives and interviews with Valley County subject matter experts to find out the latest trends, best-practices and existing resources for opioid and substance use disorder prevention, treatment and recovery in Idaho.

Whether you work in healthcare and want to claim continuing education credit or live in Idaho and want to educate yourself about opioid and substance use disorder treatment, Something for the Pain has a little something for everybody.

Claim Continuing Education (CE)

Something for the Pain is considered an enduring material by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).

ECHO Idaho uses eeds software to manage our continuing education (CE). To claim CE for listening to an episode of Something for the Pain, please navigate to the eeds website.

Questions? Email us at wwami-ce@uidaho.edu, or call Karley Kline at (208) 364-9910.

Episode 9 – LaDessa Foster Talks Managing Clinical Services for Patients and Providers

Featuring: LaDessa Foster, LCPC, MAC, NCC, Clinical Services Manager, BPA Health, Boise

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Featuring: LaDessa Foster, LCPC, MAC, NCC, Clinical Services Manager, BPA Health, Boise

Didactic Presentation Details

  • N/A

Resources and Publications Mentioned

Speaking Credits

  • Narrator / Host: Sam Steffen, Project Coordinator, ECHO Idaho, Boise
  • Speaker: Cathy Oliphant, PharmD, College of Pharmacy Chair, Idaho State University, Pocatello
  • Speaker: Monica Forbes, NCPRSS/ CPRC- Supervisor/MA, CEO of Recovery United, founder of PEER Wellness and the ROC
  • Speaker: Marjorie Wilson, LMSW, MPH, Executive Director, Idaho Harm Reduction Project, Boise
  • Speaker: LaDessa Foster, LCPC, MAC, NCC, Clinical Services Manager, BPA Health, Boise

Music Contributions

  • “ECHO Idaho Theme Song” written and performed by Sam Steffen
  • Guitar instrumentals also provided by Sam Steffen

Episode 8 – Marjorie Wilson Talks Idaho's Syringe Exchange Programs

Featuring: Marjorie Wilson, LMSW, MPH, Executive Director of the Idaho Harm Reduction Project and Ian Troesoyer, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, Nurse Practitioner at Bear Lake Community Health Center, Montpelier

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Featuring: Marjorie Wilson, LMSW, MPH, Executive Director, Idaho Harm Reduction Project

Didactic Presentation Details

  • Didactic Presenter: Marjorie Wilson, LMSW, MPH, Executive Director, Idaho Harm Reduction Project, Boise
  • Didactic Presentation Title: “Needle Exchange and Harm Reduction in Idaho”
  • Didactic Presentation Date:  10 June 2021
  • ECHO Idaho Series: Opioids, Pain and Substance Use Disorders
  • Didactic Presentation Video
  • Didactic Presentation Slides

Resources and Publications Mentioned

Speaking Credits

  • Narrator / Host: Sam Steffen, Project Coordinator, ECHO Idaho, Boise
  • Speaker: Courtney Boyce, Health Education Specialist Senior and Drug Overdose Prevention Project Coordinator, Central District Health
  • Speaker: Ian Troesoyer, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, Nurse Practitioner at Bear Lake Community Health Center, Montpelier / Cache Valley Community Health Center in North Logan, Utah
  • Speaker: Marjorie Wilson, LMSW, MPH, Executive Director, Idaho Harm Reduction Project, Boise
  • Speaker: Amber Peace, Latah Recovery Center, ECHO Participant
  • Speaker: Todd Palmer, MD, Addiction Fellowship Director, Family Medicine Residency of Idaho, Boise
  • Speaker: Lachelle Smith, Program Director, ECHO Idaho
  • Speaker: Camille Evans, ECHO Participant
  • Speaker: Randi Pedersen, MPH, Program Manager, Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, ECHO Participant
  • Speaker: Cathy Oliphant, PharmD, Pharmacist, Professor and Co-Chair, ISU College of Pharmacy
  • Speaker: Megan Gomeza, ECHO Participant
  • Speaker: Rachael Bazzett, Idaho Harm Reduction Project, Sexual and Reproductive Health Program Manager
  • Speaker: Amy Jeppesen, LCSW, ACADC, Behavioral Health Director, Trivium Life Services, Boise
  • Speaker: Annie Hawkins, ECHO participant
  • Speaker: Jacob Harris, MD, Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine Specialist, Boise VA

Music Contributions

  • “ECHO Idaho Theme Song” written and performed by Sam Steffen
  • Guitar instrumentals also provided by Sam Steffen

Episode 7 – Monica Forbes Talks SMART Recovery, Stigma, and Reentering Society Post-Incarceration

Featuring: Monica Forbes, Nationally Certified Peer Recovery Support Specialist / Certified Peer Recovery Coach - Supervisor/MA, CEO of Recovery United, founder of PEER Wellness and the ROC

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Featuring Monica Forbes, NCPRSS/ CPRC- Supervisor/MA, CEO of Recovery United, founder of PEER Wellness and the ROC

Didactic Presentation Details

  • N/A

Resources and Publications Mentioned

Speaking Credits

  • Narrator / Host: Sam Steffen, Project Coordinator, ECHO Idaho, Boise
  • Speaker: Lindsay Brown, CPRC-Supervisor, CPSS, Lead Recovery Coach, Peer Recovery Supports of Idaho, LLC
  • Speaker: Radha Sadacharan, MD, MPH, Primary Care Physician/ MAT Provider, VA Medical Center, Boise
  • Speaker: Skip Clapp, Director of Valley County Court Services
  • Speaker: Monica Forbes, NCPRSS/ CPRC- Supervisor/MA, CEO of Recovery United, founder of PEER Wellness and the ROC

Music Contributions

  • “ECHO Idaho Theme Song” written and performed by Sam Steffen
  • Guitar instrumentals also provided by Sam Steffen

Episode 6 – LaDessa Foster Talks Levels of Care in Substance Use Disorder Treatment

Featuring: Ladessa Foster, LCPC, MAC, NCC, Clinical Services Manager, BPA Health and Craig Lodis, PhD, Psychologist, VA Medical Center, Boise

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Featuring LaDessa Foster, LCPC, MAC, NCC, Clinical Services Manager, BPA Health, Boise 

Didactic Presentation Details

  • Didactic Presenter: LaDessa Foster, LCPC, MAC, NCC, Clinical Services Manager, BPA Health, Boise
  • Didactic Presentation Title: “Levels of Care in Addiction Treatment, Pt I”
  • Didactic Presentation Date: Feb. 4, 2021
  • ECHO Idaho Series: Counseling Techniques for Substance Use Disorders
  • Didactic Presentation Video
  • Didactic Presentation Slides

Resources and Publications Mentioned

Speaking Credits

  • Narrator / Host: Sam Steffen, Project Coordinator, ECHO Idaho, Boise
  • Speaker: LaDessa Foster, LCPC, MAC, NCC, Clinical Services Manager, BPA Health, Boise
  • Speaker: Radha Sadacharan, MD, MPH, Primary Care Physician/ MAT Provider, VA Medical Center, Boise
  • Speaker: Monica Forbes, NCPRSS/ CPRC- Supervisor/MA, CEO of Recovery United, founder of PEER Wellness and the ROC
  • Speaker: Katy Palmer, Assistant Director, ECHO Idaho, Boise
  • Speaker: Craig Lodis, PhD, Psychologist, VA Medical Center, Boise

Music Contributions

  • “ECHO Idaho Theme Song” written and performed by Sam Steffen
  • Guitar instrumentals also provided by Sam Steffen

Episode 5 – Motivational Interviewing and Donnelly's The Change Clinic

Featuring: Debbie Thomas, CADC, LPC, CEO of The Walker Center, Gooding, ID; Barbara Norton, LMSW, Program Director of the Change Clinic, Donnelly, ID 

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Featuring Deborah Thomas, CADC, LPC, CEO of the Walker Center, Gooding, ID & Barbara Norton, LMSW, Program Director at The Change Clinic, Donnelly, ID

Didactic Presentation Details

  • Didactic Presenter: Deborah Thomas, CADC, LPC, CEO of the Walker Center, Gooding, ID
  • Didactic Presentation Title: “Motivational Interviewing”
  • Didactic Presentation Date: June 13, 2019 
  • ECHO Idaho Series: Opioid Addiction and Treatment
  • Didactic Presentation Video
  • Didactic Presentation Slides

Resources and Publications Mentioned

Interview Details

  • Interviewee: Barbara Norton, LMSW, Program Director, The Change Clinic, Donnelly, ID

Speaking Credits

  • Narrator / Host: Sam Steffen, Project Coordinator, ECHO Idaho, Boise
  • Speaker: Todd Palmer, MD, Addiction Fellowship Director, Family Medicine Residency of Idaho, Boise
  • Speaker: Ian Troesoyer, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, Nurse Practitioner at Bear Lake Community Health Center, Montpelier
  • Speaker: Skip Clapp, Director of Court Services, Valley County
  • Speaker: Deborah Thomas, CADC, LPC, CEO of the Walker Center, Gooding
  • Speaker: Lachelle Smith, ECHO Idaho Program Director
  • Speaker: Lachelle Smith, Director, ECHO Idaho
  • Speaker: Amy Jeppesen, LCSW, Executive Director, Trivium Life Services, Boise
  • Speaker: Patrice Burgess, ECHO participant
  • Speaker: RJ, ECHO participant

Music Contributions

  • “ECHO Idaho Theme Song” written and performed by Sam Steffen
  • Guitar instrumentals also provided by Sam Steffen

Episode 4 – Harm Reduction and the Valley County Opioid Response Project

Featuring: Brenda Hoyt, APRN; Shelly Hitt and Courtney Boyce

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Featuring Brenda Hoyt, APRN

Didactic Presentation Details

Resources and Publications Mentioned

Interview Details

  • Interviewee: Skip Clapp, Director of Court Services, Valley County

Speaking Credits

  • Narrator / Host: Sam Steffen, Project Coordinator, ECHO Idaho, Boise
  • Speaker: Abbey Abbondondalo, Security Director, St. Luke’s Health System, Boise
  • Speaker: Amy Jeppesen, LCSW, Executive Director, Trivium Life Services
  • Speaker: Cathy Oliphant, Pharm D, College of Pharmacy Chair, Idaho State University, Pocatello 
  • Speaker: Brenda Hoyt, APRN, NP, Raise the Bottom, Boise
  • Speaker: Skip Clapp, Director of Court Services, Valley County
  • Speaker: Lachelle Smith, Director, ECHO Idaho
  • Speaker: Ian Troesoyer, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, Nurse Practitioner at Bear Lake Community Health Center, Montpelier 
  • Speaker: Todd Palmer, MD, Addiction Fellowship Director, Family Medicine Residency of Idaho, Boise
  • Speaker: Shelly Hitt, Valley County Opioid Response Project Coordinator, Central District Health
  • Speaker: Courtney Boyce, Health Education Specialist Senior and Drug Overdose Prevention Project Coordinator, Central District Health

Music Contributions

  • “ECHO Idaho Theme Song” written and performed by Sam Steffen
  • Guitar instrumentals also provided by Sam Steffen

Episode 3 – Deescalation Techniques and the Valley County Court Services' Diversion Program

Featuring: Abbey Abbondondalo, St. Lukes Security Director and Skip Clapp, Valley County Court Services Director

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Didactic Presentation Details

  • Didactic Presenter: Abby Abbondondalo, Security Director, St. Luke’s Health System
  • Didactic Presentation Title: “Deescalation”
  • Didactic Presentation Date: April 15, 2020
  • ECHO Idaho Series: Behavioral Health in Primary Care
  • Didactic Presentation Video
  • Didactic Presentation Slides

Resources and Publications Mentioned

Interview Details

  • Interviewee: Skip Clapp, Director of Court Services, Valley County

Speaking Credits

  • Narrator/Host: Sam Steffen, Project Coordinator, ECHO Idaho, Boise
  • Speaker: Amy Jeppesen, LCSW, Executive Director, Trivium Life Services, Boise
  • Speaker: Jeff Seegmiller, WWAMI Medical Education Program Director
  • Speaker: Abbey Abbondondalo, Director of Security, St. Luke’s Health System
  • Speaker: Radha Sadacharan, MD, MAT Provider, Boise VA Medical Center
  • Speaker: Lachelle Smith, ECHO Idaho Program Director
  • Speaker: Skip Clapp, Director of Valley County Court Services

Music Contributions

  • “ECHO Idaho Theme Song” written and performed by Sam Steffen
  • Guitar instrumentals also provided by Sam Steffen

Other Acknowledgements

  • This Episode was reviewed for content by Jeremy Stockett, LCSW, Social Worker, St. Luke’s Psychiatric Wellness Services

Bonus Episode – Project ECHO Origin Story & The Vandal Theory

Featuring: ECHO Program Founder Sanjeev Arora, MD and ECHO Idaho Director, Lachelle Smith

This episode is not eligible for CE credit.

*This episode is not eligible for CE credit

ECHO Idaho Session Details

  • Featured Speakers:
    • Lachelle Smith, Program Director, ECHO Idaho, Boise
    • Sanjeev Arora, MD, MACP, FACG, ECHO Founder and Director, University of New Mexico
    • Terry Box, MD, Associate Professor, University of Utah
    • Magni Hamso, MD, MPH, Medical Director, Division of Medicaid, Idaho Department of Health and Welfare
    • Abby Davids, MD, MPH, AAHIVS, Associate Program Director, HIV & Viral Hepatitis Fellowship Director, Family Medicine Residency of Idaho
  • Didactic Presentation Title: “The State of HCV in Idaho and Actionable Steps for Change”
  • Didactic Presentation Date: April 12, 2021
  • ECHO Idaho Series: Hepatitis C
  • Didactic Presentation Video 

The Vandal Theory: Season 4, Episode 1: Lachelle Smith – Connecting Idaho’s Medical Communities

Speaking Credits

  • Narrator/Host: Sam Steffen, Project Coordinator, ECHO Idaho, Boise
  • Speaker: Sanjeev Arora, MD, MACP, FACG, ECHO Founder and Director, University of New Mexico
  • Speaker: Leigh Cooper, Science Writer, Host of The Vandal Theory, University of Idaho, Moscow
  • Speaker: Lachelle Smith, ECHO Idaho Program Director

Music Contributions

  • “ECHO Idaho Theme Song” written and performed by Sam Steffen
  • Guitar instrumentals also provided by Sam Steffen

Episode 2 – State of Substance Use in Idaho

Featuring: Amy Jeppesen, LCSW

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Didactic Presentation Details

  • Didactic Presenter: Amy Jeppesen, LCSW, Executive Director of Trivium Life Services (formerly Recovery 4 Life)
  • Didactic Presentation Title: “The State of Use in Idaho”
  • Didactic Presentation Date: February 28, 2019
  • ECHO Idaho Series: Opioid Addiction and Treatment
  • Didactic Presentation Video
  • Didactic Presentation Slides

Resources and Publications Mentioned

Edits/Commentary/Errata/Redactions

  • Throughout the recording, Amy Jeppesen is referred to as the Executive Director of Recovery 4 Life.  Recovery 4 Life recently changed its name to Trivium Life Services. 

Speaking Credits

  • Narrator/Host: Sam Steffen, Project Coordinator, ECHO Idaho, Boise
  • Speaker: Amy Jeppesen, LCSW, Executive Director, Trivium Life Services, Boise
  • Speaker: Coire Weathers, MD, Psychologist, Lost River Wellness, Boise
  • Speaker: Radha Sadacharan, MD, MAT Provider, Boise VA Medical Center
  • Speaker: Todd Palmer, MD, Addiction Fellowship Director, Family Medicine Residency of Idaho, Boise
  • Speaker: Lachelle Smith, ECHO Idaho Program Director
  • Speaker: Monte Moore, MD, Pain Specialist
  • Speaker: Cathy Oliphant, PharmD, College of Pharmacy Chair, Idaho State University, Pocatello
  • Speaker: Brenda Hoyt, APRN, NP, Raise the Bottom, Boise
  • Speaker: Steven Kohtz, MD, St. Luke’s Health System, Twin Falls
  • Speaker: Neil Ragan, MD, Health West, Idaho State University, Pocatello
  • Speaker: Magni Hamso, MD, MPH, FACP, Medical Director, Division of Medicaid, Idaho Department of Health & Welfare
  • Speaker: Jeff Seegmiller, WWAMI Medical Education Program Director
     

Music Contributions

  • “ECHO Idaho Theme Song” written and performed by Sam Steffen
  • Guitar instrumentals also provided by Sam Steffen

Episode 1 – Framework for Addiction as Disease

Featuring: Craig Lodis, PhD

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Didactic Presentation Details

  • Didactic Presenter: Craig Lodis, PhD, Psychologist at the Boise VA Medical Center
  • Didactic Presentation Title: “Understanding the Disease of Addiction”
  • Didactic Presentation Date: January 7, 2021
  • ECHO Idaho Series: Counseling Techniques for Substance Use Disorders
  • Didactic Presentation Video
  • Didactic Presentation Slides

Resources and Publications Mentioned

Edits/Commentary/Errata/Redactions

  • At about (9:30) Dr. Lodis talks about “a psychiatrist who does a lot of really great work with mindfulness,” whom he names as Peter Seigel; it’s actually psychiatrist Dan Seigel he’s talking about.

Speaking Credits

  • Narrator/Host: Sam Steffen, Project Coordinator, ECHO Idaho
  • Speaker: Todd Palmer, MD, Addiction Fellowship Director at the Boise Family Medicine Residency of Idaho
  • Speaker: Craig Lodis, PhD, Clinical Psychologist at the Boise VA Medical Center
  • Speaker: Jason Coombs, MPC, CEO of Brick House Recovery in Boise
  • Speaker: Katy Palmer, ECHO Idaho Assistant Director, Boise
  • Speaker: Radha Sadacharan, MD, MPH, MAT Provider at the Boise VA Medical Center
  • Speaker: Haylee (ECHO Idaho Participant)
  • Speaker: Scott Jones, BS, Chapter Manager at The Phoenix Recovery Center in Boise

Music Contributions

  • “ECHO Idaho Theme Song” written and performed by Sam Steffen
  • Guitar instrumentals also provided by Sam Steffen

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Something for the Pain is brought to you by Idaho’s chapter of Project ECHO and the University of Idaho, supported by the WWAMI Medical Education Program, in partnership with VCORP, the Valley County Opioid Response Project. Something for the Pain is made possible by Grant Number GA1RH39585 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of CDI-1 or HRSA.

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