Archive for August, 2019

Acts of Omission: An Overview of Child Neglect (1 credit hour)

Program Summary:  This course provides an overview of child neglect and explores risk factors, protective factors, reasons for neglect, and consequences.  Strategies for assessment,  prevention, and intervention are given.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and it is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice  Read the complete description of this course…..


Use of Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in Criminal Justice Settings (2 credit hours)

Program Summary:  This course explores the use of medication-assisted treatment and offers guidance for improving the care of individuals with OUD who are or who have been in contact with the criminal justice system.  The course looks at best practices for counseling, medication dosage, medication duration, co-occurring mental health disorders, and post-release services.  FDA-approved medications- methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone are discussed.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and it is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice  Read the complete description of this course…..


The Diagnosis and Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders (2 credit hours)

Program Summary:  This course examines the diagnosis and treatment of obsessive-compulsive and related disorders using the DSM-5 and includes a discussion of obsessive-compulsive disorder, hoarding disorder, body dysmorphic disorder, hair-pulling disorder, and skin-picking disorder .  The course explores the following:  characteristics and symptoms, specifiers, impairment and distress, changes in the DSM-5, prevalence, comorbid disorders, differential diagnostic issues, and treatment.  Case presentations are given.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and it is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice  Read the complete description of this course…..


Facing Addiction in America: Spotlight on Opioids (2 credit hours)

Program Summary:  This course takes a comprehensive and practical look at opioid misuse, treatment, overdose, and recovery.  The course includes a discussion of the prevalence of opioid misuse and the neurobiology of addiction.  Treatment approaches include a combination of medication-assisted treatment and psychosocial therapies.  FDA-approved OUD medications are discussed.  The reading includes Facing Addiction in America:  The Surgeon General’s Spotlight on Opioids.  

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.

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Medications for Opioid Use Disorder- Addressing Opioid Use Disorder in General Medical Settings (2 credit hours)

Program Summary:  This course examines OUD in the general medical setting and offers guidance on screening, assessment, DSM-5 diagnosis, and treatment. Healthcare workers in general medical settings are seeing an increasing number of patients with OUD.  They are often a first contact for patients and the primary providers of ongoing clinical care. The course includes information on drug testing and shared decision-making between patients and providers.

“Effective integration of prevention, treatment, and recovery services across health care systems is key to addressing opioid misuse and its consequences and it represents the most promising way to improve access to and quality of treatment.”  –The Surgeon General’s Spotlight on Opioids

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.  

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