No Book Needed, Online Text
Unlimited Test Retakes
Sponsor Approval: Please visit our provider approval page for a list of national and state sponsored approvals.
Course delivery method and format: self-paced online training.
1. Course Reading,
2. Online PostTest
3. Course Evaluation.
After successfully completing the Course Reading, PostTest and Evaluation a certificate of completion will be issued online.
Course Presenter: Ann West, M.A. has over 30 years of experience as a Licensed Clinical Psychotherapist. She’s currently the clinical director for Vista Continuing Education. She creates, designs and implements online training programs for mental health professional.
Intermediate level course
Course Description: The compulsion to use drugs can take over the individual's life. Addiction often involves not only compulsive drug taking but also a wide range of dysfunctional behaviors that can interfere with normal functioning in the family, the workplace, and the broader community.No single treatment is appropriate for all individuals. Matching treatment settings, interventions, and services to each individual's particular problems and needs is critical to his or her ultimate success in returning to productive functioning in the family, workplace, and society. This course will review effective treatment methods and referral sources.
Alcohol Problems and Your Practice
Screening and Problem Assessment
Brief Interventions: Initial Decision-Making
Elements of Brief Interventions: When the Drinker Is Present
Longer-Term Approaches to Alcohol Problems
The clinician will modify the treatment plan according to the needs of the patient.
The clinician will be able to discriminate treatment components used in the course of treatment.
The clinician will understand the underlying structure of treatment, resources and vocational rehabilitation.
The clinician will choose the appropriate intervention based on age, gender, ethnicity and culture.