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This course provides current research and treatment information on working in areas of alcoholism, substance abuse and other addictive and compulsive behaviors. Multidisciplinary approaches are examined and proposed to treat the multifaceted challenge of addiction in body, mind, spirit and society. Each part may be taken individually.

Part I: Adults and Addiction 8CEPurchase Course Part 1

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Course Objectives

Participants will be able

to analyze current research in the field of psychology, neuroscience, social work and addiction
to utilize assessment tools and treatment approaches for addiction including test reliability and validity
to describe the issues for adults, adolescents and families in regard to addiction, treatment and recovery.

Part I: Adults and Addiction 8CE

I. Introduction
A. Description of the Clinical Challenge
B. Current Demographics and Trends
C. Question of Balance: Mind, Body, Emotion and Spirit

II. Natural History and Etiology of Alcoholism
A. Genetic Factors and Vulnerability to Alcohol Use Disorders
B. Cognitive Functioning and the Risk for Developing Alcoholism
C. Psychopathology and Temperament as Risk Factors
D. Psychological Models of Etiology
E. Socio-cultural Models of Etiology
F. Social Policy Issues
G. Clinical Heterogeneity

III. Cultural Competence in the Treatment of Substance Abuse
A. Drinking Patterns
B. Epidemiology
C. Possible Factors for differing Rates/ Patterns
D. Cultural Values and Intervention
E. Social/ Cultural Values and Substance Abuse
F. Programs and Interventions

IV. Assessment and Diagnosis
A. Overview of Research and Clinical Approach, Value, Purpose
B. Reliability of Self Screening Tools
C. Biomarkers of Heavy Drinking
D. Diagnosis
E. Stages of Chemical Dependence and Readiness
F. Motivational Interviewing

V. Assessment of Treatment Approaches
A. Conceptual Model of Treatment and Outcomes
B. Measure of Treatment and Treatment Processes
V. Ten Treatment Approaches Examined From NIDA
V. Conclusion

Part II Adolescents, Families and Addiction 7 CE
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I. Introduction
A. Description of the Clinical Challenge
B. Current Demographics and Trends
C. Alcohol and the World of the Child
D. Effects of Moderate Drinking on Adolescents and Adults
E. Effects of Heavy Drinking on Adolescents

II. Assessment and Understanding the Issues of Adolescence
A. Dialogue on Youth: From Neuroscience to Effective Service Chicago, NIMH
1. Suicide
2. Psychiatric Disorders
3. Neighborhood/ Societal Influences
4. Genetics
5. “Which Treatment for Which Youngster?”
B. Assessment of Alcohol and Other Drug Use Behaviors Among Adolescents Ken C. Winters, Ph.D.
C. Significance and Import of adolescent alcohol use problems.

D. Risk, Vulnerability, Resilience, and Protective factors for adolescents.
E. Particular Adolescent Assessment Issues and Concerns.
F. Assessment to Aid Treatment Planning

III. Treatment Issues
A. Family Intervention
B. Intervening with Intimate Partners Violence
IV. The Culture of College Drinking
A. Demographics
B. Expectation
C. Consequences
V. Addressing Addiction: Prevention
A. Individual Approaches
B. Environmental
C. Reducing Alcohol Problems on Campus: A Guide to Planning and Evaluation
D. Community Approaches
VI. Virtual Addiction
A. Video Games Friend or Foe?
B. The Internet
C. Gambling
D. Cybersex

VII. Conclusion

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Recovery & Spirituality 4CE

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We live in a time of false values; a time during which many are depressed and disconnected. So many patients enter therapy having achieved what looks like the American dream, yet describe feelings of emptiness and discontent. How can so many of us have so much and yet feel so unhappy? For a nation so rich, how can we feel so poor? It is our belief that a primary reason for our discontent is that our society promotes a sense of separation: from the natural world, from the production of our food, from the product of our labor, from our communities and from our families. All these conditions lead to a separation from a relationship with one's self. In addiction, the desire to separate from one’s experience of oneself is the motivation. We become addicted to an activity or a substance when using it can separate us from our discomfort, but doesn’t resolve its source. Unless we attend to the source of the discomfort, the desire to separate from it is always there. Whether the discomfort is stress, fatigue, boredom, loneliness, low self-esteem or anxiety, our society offers a multitude of pleasurable escapes. Extreme sports, exotic vacations, films, television, video games (each more realistic than its predecessor) when escape into the media, or through acquisition, food, sex, or drugs is as simple as the click of a remote, we must begin to ask: Are we, as a society, addicted?

Course Objectives

Participant will be able to:
1) Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of exploring psycho-spiritual issues in the treatment of addiction

2) To list four important stages in the process of recovery

3) Describe the basic premises of the 12-step programs.

4) Explain how 12-step programs can enhance and support the psychotherapeutic treatment of addiction


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The addict, addiction and the family involved can be likened to the spider, its web, and its prey. The web of illusion and disillusionment that weaves the addict's body, mind and spirit together catches almost everyone inextricably in its sphere and makes it one of the most challenging and complicated issues facing today's clinician. Just as a web may be at once inviting, invisible and deadly for the unsuspecting, a lack of knowledge regarding addiction can be time consuming, frustrating and ultimately destructive in the therapeutic setting. Due to the interwoven symptoms throughout the body, mind, and spirit of the addict, our treatment approach must also be multidimensional and interconnected.

This 7 CE online course includes: History and contemporary perspectives on Addiction, Prescription Drug Abuse Assessment, intervention and referral resources codependence comprehensive evidence based treatment strategies.

Course Objectives

The participant will be able to:

· Recognize, assess and intervene with the clinical issue of substance abuse.

· Explain the history and current thinking on addiction.

· Recognize and intervene with codependence issues

· Utilize adjunctive and community resources.

siteceu is an approved provider by the following boards and  thusly, responsible for assuring that the course contents meet the requirements as required by these boards

CA Board of Behavioral Science(BBS) #2387

Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) #1325

National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) #5803 Siteceu at innerlandscape is an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

Texas Board of Social Work Examiners (TX BSWE) #CS3518 

Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling BAP#745 

National Association of Social Workers (NASW) #886366656

PA Social Worker and Marriage Family Therapist now accepts NASW

 Ohio Board of Counseling and Social Work Provider #RCS010801

National Association of Alcohol and Drug Addition Counselors (NAADAC) #389



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