Strategies for Working with People Who Have Co-Occurring Disorders- Substance Use Disorder Treatment for People with Co-Occurring Disorders (2 credit hours)

Program Summary:  This course explores the co-occurrence of substance use disorders and mental disorders.  It examines strategies for working with people with co-occurring disorders, such as empathic counseling, motivational interviewing, relapse prevention techniques, and skill building.  Evidence-based counseling techniques for co-occurring MDD, anxiety disorders, PTSD, and SMI are given. The reading includes Chapter 5 of SAMHSA’s TIP 42 Substance Use Disorder Treatment for People with Co-Occurring Disorders.

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

Readings:  Chapter 5-Tip 42 Substance Use Disorder Treatment for People with Co-Occurring Disorders

Find the reading at https://www.freestatesocialwork.com/articles/StrategiesforWorkingwith PeopleWCo-OccurringDisorders.pdf

Publisher:  SAMHSA

Course Objectives: To enhance professional practice, values, skills, and knowledge by exploring strategies for working with people who have co-occurring disorders.

Learning Objectives:  Identify key elements of an empathic counseling style.  Identify the guiding processes of MI.  Describe the goal of relapse prevention.  Describe how counselors can optimize treatment outcomes for specific co-occurring mental disorders.

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1: When working with clients who have CODs, treatment providers must first
 
 
2: The word 'recovery' has
 
 
3: Working within the recovery perspective, the treatment plan should reflect that much of the recovery process typically occurs
 
 
4: Countertransference is now understood to be a(n) ______________ part of providers' treatment experience.
 
 
5: Particularly when working with clients who have multiple, complicated problems, providers are as vulnerable as clients to
 
 
 
 
6: Confidentiality and privacy are relevant when
 
 
 
 
7: Mental health regulations regarding privacy, confidentiality, and information sharing
 
 
8: Substance-induced symptoms tend to follow the principle of
 
 
 
 
9: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2018), _______________ of people who die by suicide have a known mental health issue.
 
 
 
 
10: Which of the following describes an empathic style?
 
 
 
 
11: Confrontation has more recently come to be seen as
 
 
12: In the case study on page 153, the counselor helps Linda find a sponsor by
 
 
 
 
13: Motivational interviewing (MI) is a client-centered approach that enhances clients' ___________ motivation to change by exploring and resolving ambivalence.
 
 
14: MI involves accepting _____________ as the only possible starting point for change.
 
 
 
 
15: The use of change talk is core to the process of
 
 
 
 
16: In relapse prevention, providers recognize that lapses
 
 
17: The goal of RPT is to
 
 
18: ____________techniques are often used in CBT to help clients improve their mood by reengaging in pleasant and rewarding behaviors.
 
 
 
 
19: When making treatment decisions for clients who have specific co-occurring mental disorders, counselors should understand that
 
 
 
20: Providers whose clients have PTSD and SUDs can improve treatment success if they treat disorders
 
 

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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.