Session 21: Cognitive Behavior Therapy & Motivational Interviewing

Saturday, July 28
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

James W. Finch, MD, DFASAM

Medical Education Director
NC Governor's Institute on Substance Abuse
University of North Carolina School of Medicine

James Finch, MD obtained his medical training at the University of South Florida College of Medicine and his residency training in Family Medicine at Lancaster General Hospital in Pennsylvania. Following a Faculty Development Fellowship at Duke University, he stayed on with the Duke Family Medicine Residency Program and with joint appointments in Family Medicine and Psychiatry, helped found and was Assistant Director of the Duke Addictions Program. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, the Immediate Past President of the NC Society of Addiction Medicine and the Director of Physician Education for the NC Governor’s Institute on Substance Abuse.

After leaving Duke, Dr. Finch worked for many years in public sector mental health and substance abuse treatment and currently directs a private Addiction Medicine practice in Durham, NC called “Changes By Choice.”He has continued to be active in local, national and international training initiatives, including the PCSS mentoring systems for buprenorphine and other opoiods, the SAMHSA sponsored Safe Opioid Prescribing workshops, and ongoing NC SBIRT initiatives in primary care and emergency room settings and was the Clinical Training Director for Project Lazarus Community Care NC, a statewide initiative for safer use of opioid and other controlled medications.


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