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.  

Readings:  Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Family Therapy Chapter 1

Find the reading at:  https://www.freestatesocialwork.com/articles/SubstanceUseDisorderTreatmentandFamilyTherapyCh1.pdf

Publisher:  SAMHSA

Course Objectives: To enhance professional practice, values, skills, and knowledge by exploring substance use disorder treatment for families.

Learning Objectives:  Describe family counseling objectives.  Identify common characteristics of families from a systems perspective.  Identify the main models/theories that  inform family-based approaches in SUD treatment.

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1: A family is a complex system that attempts to keep
 
 
2: A family may go through ____________ responses to keep the family functioning.
 
 
 
 
3: Family counseling __________ the traditional focus for SUD treatment.
 
 
4: Compared with individual therapy and mixed therapy, family-based treatments aimed at reducing SUDs are associated with ___________ costs of delivery.
 
 
5: Family counseling as a modality is ________ complex than individual or group therapies.
 
 
6: Historically, the __________ has been the sole focus of addiction services.
 
 
 
 
7: Which of the following is not a core objective of family counseling?
 
 
 
 
8: A community, a culture, a nation are examples of
 
 
 
 
9: Groupings in the family that form according to roles, needs, interests, and so forth are examples of
 
 
10: Subsystems can
 
 
 
 
11: What regulates the flow of information in and outside the family?
 
 
 
 
12: Triangulation is an example of
 
 
 
 
13: Family counseling is a collection of treatment approaches and techniques founded on the understanding that if change occurs with one person, it affects
 
 
 
 
14: Early SUD treatment programs began incorporating family psychoeducation, but there was an inherent attitude of
 
 
 
 
15: Early SUD treatment programs focused on the _____________ recovery from addiction and its effects.
 
 
16: Which of the following best describes the chronic disease model?
 
 
 
 
17: Which interventions embed family counseling within SUD treatment?
 
 
 

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Free State Social Work, LLC, provider #1235, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Free State Social Work, LLC maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 9/6/2018 - 9/6/2021. Social workers completing this course receive 2 clinical continuing education credits.

Free State Social Work has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP NO. 6605. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Free State Social Work is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

G.M. Rydberg-Cox, MSW, LSCSW is the Continuing Education Director at Free State Social Work and responsible for the development of this course.  She received her Masters of Social Work in 1996 from the Jane Addams School of Social Work at the University of Illinois-Chicago and she has over 20 years of experience.  She has lived and worked as a social worker in Chicago, Boston, and Kansas City.  She currently practices in the area of hospital/medical social work.  The reading materials for this course were developed by another organization.