Archive for April, 2022

Treating Concurrent Substance Use Among Adults

Please note:  This course is currently being field tested and you may take this course for free.  You will be asked to complete a short evaluation at the end of this course.  You will not receive your certificate until after field testing is complete.  This usually takes 3-4 weeks.  The number of credit hours that you receive will be determined by the field testing.  Your certificate date will be the date that you passed the course.  Thank you for agreeing to field test this course!

Program Summary:   This course provides an overview of concurrent substance use and concurrent substance use disorder, exploring risk factors, protective factors, screening, assessment, and treatment.  Three treatment approaches are examined including FDA-approved pharmacotherapy with counseling, contingency management with FDA-approved pharmacotherapy and counseling, and twelve-step facilitation therapy with FDA-approved pharmacotherapy and counseling.  Strategies for managing clinical issues are given.

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


Psychosocial Interventions for Older Adults with Mental Illness (2 credit hours)

Program Summary:   This course explores the unique needs and challenges of older adults with serious mental illness and provides an overview of evidence-based psychosocial interventions.  Five interventions are examined including Assertive Community Treatment, Cognitive Behavioral Social Skills Training, Functional Adaptation Skills Training, Integrated Illness Management and Recovery, and Helping Older People Experience Success.  The course offers guidance for selecting and implementing evidence-based practices.

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


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