The Certified Medication Assisted Treatment Advocate (CMA) Training Course (Registration Required)

Pre-Conference Speaker(s)

  • Joycelyn Woods, MS, CMA

    Executive Director
    NAMA Recovery

    Brenda Davis, CMSW

    Patient Advocate
    National Alliance for Medication Assisted Recovery

  • Claude Hopkins, Jr., CADC CMA

    Board member Grievance Coordinator
    NAMA /Recovery

  • Paul Bowman, CMA

    Emergency Department Recovery Coach / Board Member National Alliance Medication Assisted Recovery
    Massachusetts General Hospital

  • Yngvild Olsen, MD, MPH

    Medical Director
    Institutes for Behavior Resources, Inc.

  • Colleen LaBelle, MSN, RN-BC CARN
  • Megan Marx-Varela, MPA

    Director, Integrated Care
    Oregon Recovery and Treatment Centers, LLC

  • Zachary Talbott, CCS

    Chief Clinical Officer
    ReVIDA Recovery Centers

  • Walter Ginter, CMA

The leading advocate and recovery organization for medication assisted treatment, the National Alliance for Medication Assisted Treatment (NAMA Recovery), has developed this training, believing that professionals, patients and families of patients can come together to work for a better understanding of methadone and medication assisted treatment.

The course involves 8 hours of rigorous training and fulfills the training requirement for Certification as a Medication Assisted Treatment Advocate (CMA).

Candidates for certification must register with NAMA Recovery prior to the training a There is a registration fee of $50.00 that includes all materials, membership in NAMA Recovery, and the application for CMA.

Supported by Mallinckrodt, VistaPharm and Indivior.

This session is not eligible for continuing medical education credits.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will have a starting knowledge for advocacy.
  • Participants will understand the ethics of advocacy.
  • Participants will have a basic knowledge of advocacy and how to address various issues.


As supporters of #MedicationAssistedTreatment, we understand the dangers of allowing methadone – a Schedule II narcotic – to be distributed at local pharmacies. 
ACT NOW by telling Congress to protect the #OTP standard of care & our communities: #PNAP

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