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 Two Parts 15 CE Total

This new 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 8CE

Part II Adolescents, Families and Addiction 7 CE

Note: California Psychologists must enroll in both parts to receive MCEP credit for this course

Course Objectives:


Participants will be able to analyze current research in the field of psychology, neuroscience, social work and addiction

Participants will be able to utilize assessment tools and treatment approaches for addiction including test reliability and validity

Participants will be able 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

1.      Pedigree studies

2.      Adoption studies

3.      Twin studies

4.      Mechanisms of Heritability - Gene-Environment Interaction

B. Cognitive Functioning and the Risk for Developing Alcoholism

C. Psychopathology and Temperament as Risk Factors

                        1. Early childhood

                        2. Temperament

D. Psychological Models of Etiology

1. Psychoanalytic
2. Behavioral
3. Cognitive
4. Social Learning
5. Alcohol Expectancies

E. Socio-cultural Models of Etiology

1.   Family Violence
2.  Family Interaction
3.  Family Disease
4.  Family Systems
5.  Behavioral Family
6.  Peer Influence
7.  Social Environments

F. Social Policy Issues

1.  Social Policy Issues for Controlling Alcohol Abuse:
2. Availability
3. Legal Constraints
4. Taxation

G. Clinical Heterogeneity

1.      Multivariate subtypes

2.      Gender Differences


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 Intervention

IV. Assessment and Diagnosis

A.     Overview of Research and Clinical Approach, Value, Purpose

1.      Instrument Selection

2.      Reliability and Validity

B.     Reliability of Self Screening Tools

1.      Screening Distinct From Assessment

2.      Validity and Purpose

C.     Biomarkers of Heavy Drinking

D.     Diagnosis

1.      Comparison of Assessment Tools

2.      DSM IV Consideration

3.      Multidisciplinary Assessment
a. Addiction Severity Index (ASI)
b. Comprehensive Drinker's Profile (CDP)
c. Alcohol Use Inventory (AUI)

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


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



This course is approved for 15 fixed hours MCEP APPROVAL NUMBER #INN003-0016-000 

Note: California Psychologists must enroll in both parts to receive MCEP credit for this course

This course is approved for 15 ce hours by the National Board for Certified Counselors #5803.

An online course meeting the qualifications for 15 continuing education credits for MFTs and LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Science Examiners #2387

Approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing Provider  #13258 for 18 contact hours.

NAADAC Provider # 389

TX Board of Social Work Provider #CS3518

Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling Provider #BAP745

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