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UMKC Roos for Recovery at First Call

Roos for Recovery is a student organization at UMKC focused on community awareness for addiction and substance use disorder. These trainings are free and open to the public. As a professional, you can also earn CEUs (3 CEUs per 3-hour class) by registering below and paying the $39 credit fee.

Class Details

  • These virtual classes are held from 9 a.m. to noon

  • Free to the public. Registration is required, link is provided with registration confirmation.

  • All classes are approved by the Missouri Substance Abuse Professionals Credentialing Board for three contact hours.

CEU Credits, Payment & Registration

  • Payment must be received 5 days prior to class for CEUs. Registration is not valid until paid in full.

  • No credits or refunds will be issued.

  • Pre-registration is required via online only. 

2023 Roos for Recovery Classes

For more information or questions, please contact Michelle Irwin at or 816.800.8046.

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April 1

Infectious Diseases & Substance Use

Facilitator: Paige Lyell      

Learn about common infectious diseases associated with Substance Use Disorder.

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April 26

The Gut


Facilitator: Kamakshi Katwala    

Learn about how substance use disorder can influence the GI tract and vice versa.

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July 26

Interventional Psychiatry

Facilitator: Andy Sivilis

Learn about innovative treatment methodologies in psychiatry, gain an understanding of how advances in the field of psychiatry benefit patients   Read More

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August 23rd

Chronic Pain Management

Facilitator: Kamakshi Katwala 

Learn about how to manage patients with chronic pain with and without the use of opioids. Read More

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September 20

Mindfulness & Social Support


Facilitator: Andy Sivilis  

Learn about the role that mindfulness & social support play in the treatment of substance use disorders & mental health. Read More

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