Recommendations for Culturally Recentering Reinforcement-Based Substance Use Disorder Interventions in Collaboration with Rural Tribal Communities
Our speaker is Kait Hirchak, PhD, MHPA (Eastern Shoshone), Assistant Professor at the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, Washington State University. This presentation covers ways to culturally adapt and implement contingency management among rural American Indian and Alaska Native communities.
1. Describe evidence around substance use disorder (SUD) in rural American Indian and Alaska Native communities
2. Discuss the importance of cultural adaptation for SUD treatment among members of rural Tribal communities
3. Define reinforcement-based SUD interventions
4. Outline ways to culturally adapt and implement contingency management among rural Tribal communities
Kait Hirchak, PhD, MHPA (Eastern Shoshone)
Katherine (Kait) Hirchak, PhD, MHPA is a descendant of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Community and Behavioral Health and is also faculty in the Promoting Research Initiatives in Substance Use and Mental Health (PRISM) Collaborative at Washington State University. For almost 15 years, she has partnered with Tribal communities to enhance health equity and well-being. Dr. Hirchak is currently funded by NIAAA to culturally and developmentally adapt contingency management and behavioral economics among 18-29 year olds in partnership with a rural reservation outpatient treatment center.