15-Hour Alcoholism and Other Chemical Substance Dependency CE Suite Online Text-based Course (15 CE)

$192.00
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1288GGSCE

This is a comprehensive suite of courses designed to satisfy licensure requirements for those who have received their degrees outside California.

Contents:

This presentation comprises an overview of the substance categories listed in DSM-5 to which clients may become addicted. Different models of addiction are discussed to address the complex interaction between biological, psychological and psychosocial contributors to substance abuse and addiction. Techniques for assessment and outpatient treatment are presented also.

Authors: Jeanne Obert, MSM, LMFT, Leana Gadbois, BS, Shari Gantman, MA, LMFT, Nancy Klein, MA, LMFT

Target Audience: Introductory and Intermediate; LMFTs, Social Workers, LPCCs, Nurses, Substance Abuse Counselors, and other mental health clinicians.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Integrate a range of addiction models into the assessment and treatment of substance abuse clients.
  2. Identify the basic effects, unique features, and common treatment interventions for drug categories listed in DSM-5.
  3. Practice effective substance abuse assessment techniques.
  4. Select and integrate a range of outpatient modalities to suit client needs.

Children at younger and younger ages are being prescribed medications for illnesses such as AD/HD and depression, and more and more adults are taking prescription drugs for legitimate purposes such as pain management and mood disorders. Any stigma surrounding prescription drug use is almost non-existent. As a result, the number of non-medical prescription drug users has reached epidemic levels. It is important for clinicians to understand symptoms associated with different types of prescription drugs, and also be able to accurately assess prescription drug abuse. This presentation will categorize and discuss the most commonly abused prescription drugs, as well as current beliefs regarding prescription drug abuse and the demographics most at risk for developing a prescription drug problem. This presentation will finish with treatment plans and preventative measures for prescription drub abuse.

Author: Nancy Klein, M.A., LMFT

Target Audience: Introductory and Intermediate; LMFTs, Social Workers, LPCCs, Nurses, Substance Abuse Counselors, and other mental health clinicians.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe current trends and statistics about prescription drug abuse.
  2. Distinguish between different types of prescription drugs with their uses and symptoms.
  3. Explain how prescription drugs affect different demographics.
  4. Suggest appropriate treatment options for prescription drug abusers.

This course provides a brief history of marijuana use, followed by a detailed discussion of the effects of use. The physical effects, neurological and psychological effects, short- and long-term effects, and consequences for young people's use are described. Also included is a discussion of the symptoms of Cannabis Use Disorder, Cannabis Intoxication and Cannabis Withdrawal, and some consideration of its role as a "gateway drug" and its use for medical purposes. Techniques for Assessment, treatment and the relationship of marijuana use to mood disorders details are described.

Author: Patricia Patton-Lehn, Ph.D.

Target Audience: Introductory and Intermediate; LMFTs, Social Workers, LPCCs, Nurses, Substance Abuse Counselors, and other mental health clinicians.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the physical and psychological symptoms of marijuana use.
  2. Assess and diagnose Cannabis Use Disorder, Cannabis Intoxication, and Cannabis Withdrawal.
  3. Identify treatment needs and construct a treatment plan for abuse.
  4. Assess and diagnose co-occurring mental disorders.
 

Methamphetamine is increasingly becoming a drug of choice for both adults and teenagers across the U.S. in cities both large and small. "Methamphetamine Abuse" provides a brief history of the drug; details the physical and psychological effects; explores the frightening face of methamphetamine abuse and dependence; and provides a full discussion of assessment and various approaches to treatment. Interspersed throughout this course are a number of compelling case studies and dozens of references and other resources.

Authors: Patricia Patton, Ph.D, Anna Treves, LCSW, Harry Hawkins III, B.A., Innokenty Chugai, B.A.

Target Audience: Introductory and Intermediate; LMFTs, Social Workers, LPCCs, Nurses, Substance Abuse Counselors, and other mental health clinicians.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Recognize physical, psychological and behavioral symptoms of methamphetamine use.
  2. Assess and diagnose Methamphetamine Use Disorder, Intoxication and Withdrawal.
  3. Integrate standard Substance Use Disorder treatment with NIDA guidelines, the Matrix outpatient treatment model, and the Haight-Ashbury outpatient treatment models.
  4. Recognize the impact of methamphetamine usage on the environment and community.

This course satisfies the following California BBS Continuing Education requirements:

  • All 15 hours of Alcoholism and Other Chemical Substance Dependency required for California LEPs

 

This course satisfies the following California BBS Pre-licensure requirements:

  • All 15 hours of Alcoholism and Other Chemical Substance Dependency required for California LCSW candidates
  • All 15 hours of Alcoholism and Other Chemical Substance Dependency required for California LPCC candidates

 

 

Advantages of taking Gerry Grossman Seminars at-home CE courses:

  • Online courses offer the post-test online for instant course completion.
  • You can repeat the post-test if you don't pass.
  • Online courses are available to you immediately after purchase.
  • California LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs can fulfill 100% of their CE hours online.