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    MAT Counselor Education Course
 40-hour on-line course. Completion waives exam requirement for the MATC Credential.


 Easy steps to complete the MAT Counselor Ed. Course
1  READ The MAT Counselor Handbook
2  ANSWER the questions on-line
3  PRINT the completion certificates
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    Text Book
The MAT Counselor
    Handbook for Certification of Counselors working in a Medication-Assisted Treatment Setting
Breining Institute
Publication date: 2010
Publisher: Breining Institute
228 pages

    You will not need to purchase the Handbook if you already have access to a copy, and there are already many employers and addiction professionals who own the Handbook.
    You may also borrow one from your local library (if your library does not currently have a copy, please contact us and we will send them copies)
    Other purchase options are available below
Buy the Paperback
  If you would like a paperback edition of the Handbook, they are available for purchase from Breining Institute.
Buy individual copies of the Handbook
$29.95   List price (includes tax)
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$35.35   TOTAL
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$17.50   Bulk order price / Handbook
$0.00   Shipping to USA address included
$17.50   TOTAL / Manual
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    One copy of the Handbook is downloadable for your personal use as a PDF document.
$15.50   Downloadable PDF Handbook
    One copy per person
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    We are pleased to provide program managers, in licensed medication-assisted or narcotic treatment programs, with a complimentary copy of the Handbook. Please be sure to identify the manager's title or position, as well as the agency and its web site within the order form.

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MA-1901P1: MAT Counselor Education Course, Part 1 (10 hours)
Chapters 1 through 7
Includes primer on opioid addiction and treatment, history of opioids and opioid treatment, science and rationale for opiate agonist treatment, pharmacology, pharmacotherapy, screening, admission, assessment, and behavioral pharmacology of methadone.

MA-1901P2: MAT Counselor Education Course, Part 2 (15 hours)
Chapters 8 through 16
Includes counseling and referral, counseling services in MAT programs, stages in MAT from a counseling perspective, counseling issues in methadone maintenance treatment, take home medication issues, co-occurring mental health issues, working with people with disabilities, and methadone and pregnancy.

MA-1901P3: MAT Counselor Education Course, Part 3 (15 hours)
Chapters 17 through 20, Appendix
Includes opioid maintenance, effectiveness of methadone as a medical treatment for opioid addiction, a review of outcomes in methadone treatment, and ethical considerations in MAT.


Exam Questions and Answer Sheets
The full 40-hour MAT Counselor Education Course is divided into three parts. You do not need to complete the parts in order, although it is recommended that you do so. Select the link below that corresponds to the exam questions that you wish to answer after reviewing the related material in the MAT Counselor text book.
Exam Questions Packet Part 1     Exam Questions Packet Part 2     Exam Questions Packet Part 3
On-line Answer Sheet Part 1     On-line Answer Sheet Part 2     On-line Answer Sheet Part 3


To receive credit for the Course
  • Read and study the Chapters identified in the Exam Questions Packet for each Part.
  • Answer the Exam Questions using the On-line Answer Sheet.
  • You will not be prompted to pay until after you have successfully completed the exam with score of 70% or better.
  • You will automatically receive an e-mail that confirms you passed the exam, as well as a Certificate of Completion attached to the e-mail.
  • On-line prices, after you have passed the exam, for each Part:
    - MA-1901P1: MAT Counselor Education Course, Part 1: $29 ($39 if submit paper answer sheet)
    - MA-1901P2: MAT Counselor Education Course, Part 2: $29 ($59 if submit paper answer sheet)
    - MA-1901P3: MAT Counselor Education Course, Part 3: $29 ($59 if submit paper answer sheet)


Continuing Education (CE) credit also available
In addition to satisfying the MATC 40-hour education course requirement, any or all parts of this course may be completed for continuing education (CE) credit.
  • MA-1901P1: MAT Counselor Education Course, Part 1 (10 hours CE credit)
  • MA-1901P2: MAT Counselor Education Course, Part 2 (15 hours CE credit)
  • MA-1901P3: MAT Counselor Education Course, Part 3 (15 hours CE credit)



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