Archive for March, 2021

Substance Use Disorder Treatment: Working with Families (2 credit hours)

Program Summary:  This course explores family counseling in SUD treatment and provides an overview of family-based counseling interventions.  Common family characteristics are examined using a systems perspective.  Four main family-based models are discussed in this course: the chronic disease model disease, family systems theory, cognitive-behavioral theory, and multidimensional family therapy.  Benefits and challenges of family counseling in SUD treatment are discussed.

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

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The Opioid Crisis and the Hispanic Latino Population:  An Urgent Issue (2 credit hours)

Program Summary:  This course examines national data and explores the impact of opioid misuse on the Hispanic Latino community.  It includes a discussion of sociocultural factors, such as immigration issues, religion, stigma, and a lack of culturally responsive prevention and treatment.  Strategies to address opioid misuse are given, including an overview of evidence-based treatment recommendations and medication-assisted treatment.

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

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Prevention and Treatment of HIV Among People Living with Substance Use and/or Mental Disorders (1 credit hour)

Program Summary:  This course explores the unique challenges and strategies for preventing and treating HIV for people with substance use and/or mental disorders.   You will learn about the interrelated factors that impact HIV prevention and treatment efforts.  Programs and practices are examined, including PrEP, Syringe Services Programs, Contingency and Management, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Patient Navigation.

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

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Treatment for Suicidal Ideation, Self-Harm, and Suicide Attempts Among Youth (1 credit hour)

Program Summary:  This course provides an overview of suicidal ideation, self-harm, and suicide attempts among youth and includes a discussion of risk and protective factors that can increase or mitigate an individual’s level of risk.  Programs and practices that address treatment are examined, including Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Attachment-Based Family Therapy, Multisystemic Therapy- Psychiatric, Safe Alternatives for Teens and Youth, Integrated Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Youth-Nominated Support Team-Version II.

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

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