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Homestudy and On-Line Continuing Education Courses for Mental Health and Addictions Professionals


Courses

This is a list of the courses we are currently offering. Please click on the course name to be directed to the source and testing page link.

Please note: Certifying agencies require that no more than a total of (8) hours of education may be completed on the same calendar day. The date you pass a course post-test will be the date on your certificate of completion. If you complete more than one course in a (24) twenty-four period, the total of all the certificates of completion must not be more than (8) eight. Please space your education accordingly.


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Course List

Course Name NBCC
Approved
Contact Hours Total Cost Course Type
  Adolescent Screening and Assessment for Substance Use Disorders 8 $24 On-Line
  Adult Criminal Justice Screening & Assessment 8 $24 On-Line
  Aftercare Planning and Follow-up 9 $27 Homestudy
  Anger Management 4 $12 On-Line
  Brief Interventions And Brief Therapies for Substance Abuse 14 $42 On-Line
  Child Abuse and Neglect Issues and Substance Abuse Treatment 14 $42 On-Line
  Co-Dependency 13 $38 Homestudy
  Compulsive Gambling 1 $3 Homestudy
  Creative Counseling 14 $42 Homestudy
  Detoxification From Alcohol and Other Drugs 8 $24 On-Line
  Developmental Model of Recovery 8 $24 Homestudy
  Dual Diagnosis 10 $30 On-Line
  Enhancing Motivation for Change in Substance Abuse Treatment 17 $51 On-Line
  Ethics for Addiction Professionals 4 $12 Homestudy
  Family Therapy and Substance Abuse Treatment 16 $48 On-Line
  Group Therapy 13 $39 On-Line
  HIV/AIDS Counseling 6 $18 On-Line
  Intensive Outpatient Treatment for Substance Abuse 14 $42 On-Line
  Internet Addiction Disorder 3 $9 On-Line
  Mindfulness for Addiction Recovery 11 $33 Homestudy
  Naltrexone and Alcoholism Treatment 6 $18 On-Line
  Older Adults and Substance Abuse 12 $36 On-Line
  Pregnant, Substance-Using Women 6 $18 On-Line
  Relapse Prevention 1 $3 On-Line
  Self-Esteem and Recovery 15 $45 Homestudy
  Sexual Addiction 8 $24 Homestudy
  Sexual Addiction and Sexual Anorexia 2 $6 On-Line
  Simple Screening Instruments for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse
  and Infectious Diseases
5 $15 On-Line
  Stress Management In Recovery 21 $63 Homestudy
  Substance Abuse Treatment and Domestic Violence 11 $33 On-Line
  Tobacco Addiction 1 $3 On-Line
  Treatment for People with Disabilities 18 $54 On-Line
  Treatment of Adolescents With Substance Use Disorders 15 $45 On-Line
  Using Affirmations and Denials  1 $3 On-Line

Course Description


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Adolescent Screening and Assessment for Substance Use Disorders

8 Contact Hours @ $24                                                           (On-line course)

Upon the completion of this education course, the participant will be able to:

1. Identify, screen, and assess adolescents in juvenile justice settings for substance abuse;
2. Understand the procedures and instruments for detecting substance abuse among adolescents;
3. Conduct comprehensive assessments;
4. Begin treatment planning based on assessments;
5. Understand the legal issues concerning Federal and State confidentiality laws.

The material for this course is from: Screening and Assessing Adolescents For Substance Use Disorders, a SAMHSA/CSAT Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) #31, by Ken C. Winters, Ph.D., Revision Consensus Panel Chair.

Preview Tip #31 in PDF Format : 31.pdf       or
From the National Library of Medicine: NCBI Resources

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Adult Criminal Justice Screening & Assessment

8 Contact Hours @ $24                                                           (On-line course)

Upon the completion of this education course, the participant will be able to:

1. Identify, screen, and assess adults in the criminal justice systems for substance abuse;
2. Understand the procedures and instruments for detecting substance abuse among adults;
3. Conduct comprehensive assessments;
4. Begin treatment planning based on assessments;
5. Understand the legal issues concerning Federal and State confidentiality laws.

The material for this courses is from: Screening and Assessment for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Among Adults in the Criminal Justice System, a SAMHSA/CSAT Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) #7, by James A. Inciardi, Ph.D., Consensus Panel Chair.

Preview Tip #7 in PDF format : 7.pdf      or
From the National Library of Medicine: NCBI Resources

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Bookstore
NBCC Approved

Aftercare Planning and Follow-up

9 Contact Hours @ $27                                                            (Homestudy course)

Upon the completion of this education course, the participant will be able to:

1. Describe a new way at looking at Aftercare/Continuing Care for addicted clients;
2. Implement the (10) principles for healthy recovery;
3. Understand the importance of balanced living, spirituality, relapse prevention, step work,    and weekly inventories;
4. Develop an aftercare group that is task oriented and provides tools for weekly process.

The material for this course is from: The Journey: 52 Weeks In Recovery by Jack Reid, MA, CAC.

Jack Reid, MA, CAC was a Certified Addiction Professional and Certified Relapse Prevention Specialist. Mr. Reid was also the founder of Espaler, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to helping the recovering person stay sober. He was involved in developing and providing treatment services to clients for over 15 years. He engaged in research on the relapse-prone person and facilitated the Espaler recovery approach in relapse prevention groups.

Mr. Reid lectured and offered workshops on topics of addiction and recovery, relapse prevention and the Espaler (Relapse spelled backward) model of recovery. He strongly believed that spirituality has to be the central component to living in recovery.

The book is not supplied; click the book name above (link highlight) to purchase it from Amazon.com.

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Anger Mgmt Manual Anger Mgmt Workbook

Anger Management

4 Contact Hours @ $12                                                            (On-line course)

Upon the completion of this education course, the participant will be able to:

1. Describe group anger management treatment;
2. Understand a conceptual framework for understanding anger, anger control plans,    and how to change the aggression cycle;
3. Understand the use of 12-week cognitive behavioral anger management group treatment;
4. Use each of the (12), 90-minute, weekly sessions, described in detail with specific instructions for group
    leaders, tables and figures that illustrate the key conceptual components of the treatment, and homework     assignments for the group participants;
5. Understand using Cognitive Behavioral therapy with anger management clients;
6. Utilize the client workbook when working with clients with anger issues.

The material for this course is from: Anger Management for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Clients: A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Manual by Patrick M. Reilly, Ph.D. and Michael S. Shopshire, Ph.D., (a SAMHSA Publication), and The Participant Workbook by Patrick M. Reilly, Ph.D., Michael S. Shopshire, Ph.D., Timothy C. Durazzo, Ph.D., and Torri A. Campbell, Ph.D.

Preview this material in PDF Format : Anger Management Manual      Participant Workbook      or
From the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration webpage at: http://samhsa.gov and look under “Publications”.

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NBCC Approved

Brief Interventions and Brief Therapies for Substance Abuse

14 Contact Hours @ $42                                                           (On-line course)

Upon the completion of this education course, the participant will:

1. Have an overview of brief therapy for substance abuse clients;
2. Understand the differences between brief interventions and brief therapies;
3. Describe the models of brief therapy;
4. Know the importance of appropriate screening, evaluating, and assessing clients;
5. Understand how to implement brief therapy;
6. Be able to describe the research findings on brief therapies.

The material for this course is from: Brief Interventions And Brief Therapies for Substance Abuse, a SAMHSA/CSAT Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) #34, by Kristen Lawton Barry, Ph.D., Consensus Panel Chair.

Preview Tip #34 in PDF format : 34.pdf      or
From the National Library of Medicine: NCBI Resources

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NBCC Approved

Child Abuse and Neglect Issues and Substance Abuse Treatment

14 Contact Hours @ $42                                                           (On-line course)

Upon the completion of this education course, the participant will:

1. Understand what child abuse and neglect are and the problems they cause;
2. Understand the links between childhood abuse and subsequent substance abuse;
3. Be prepared to use screening and assessment tools to determine if a history of childhood abuse or neglect exists;
4. Understand the guidelines for treating survivors of child abuse or neglect;
5. Be able to identify and intervene with clients who are at risk of, or who are currently, abusing their children;
6. Be prepared to discuss the legal and ethical issues related to this population.

The material for this course is from: Substance Abuse Treatment for Persons with Child Abuse and Neglect Issues, a SAMHSA/CSAT Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) #36, by Judy Howard, M.D. Consensus Panel Chair.

Preview Tip #36 in PDF format : 36.pdf       or
From the National Library of Medicine: NCBI Resources

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Co-Dependency

Co-Dependency

13 Contact Hours @ $38                                                            (Homestudy course)

Upon the completion of this education course, the participant will:

1. Understand this often misused and little understood term;
2. Have a basic understanding of what co-dependency is;
3. Understand how co-dependency is created;
4. Be able to facilitate the basic tasks of recovery.

The material for this course is from: Understanding Co-Dependency by Sharon Wegscheider-Cruse and Joseph Cruise M.D. Sharon Wegscheifer-Cruse is the author of eleven books on co-dependency and recovery. You will find her website and blog at www.sharonwcruse.com

Further resource (not included on post-test): Co-Dependents Anonymous Home Page

The book is not supplied; click the book icon above to purchase it from Amazon.com.

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Understanding Compulsive Gambling

Compulsive Gambling

1 Contact Hour @ $3                                                            (Homestudy course)

Upon the completion of this education course, the participant will:

1. Understand the dynamics of compulsive gambling, the emotional progression and the
    effects on our gamblers lives, finances, and families;
2. Be able to correctly identify clients presenting with this issue;
3. Understand the implication for dually diagnosed individuals and the recovery process.

The material for this course is from: Understanding Compulsive Gambling by Henry R. Lesieur, Ph.D.

The book is not supplied; click the book icon to purchase it from Hazeldon.

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Favorite Counseling And Therapy Techniques: 51 Therapists 
	Share Their Most Creative Strategies
NBCC Approved

Creative Counseling

14 Contact Hours @ $42                                                            (Homestudy course)

This course (based on the book below) describes 51 counseling and therapy techniques contributed by various master therapists, including: Albert Ellis, Arnold Lazarus, William Glasser, and Judith S. Beck. This is not a theoretical book and it is assumed that the reader has a basic knowledge of theories and counseling. Each technique is described in detail and includes information on what population is suitable for that technique. The emphasis is on skills and techniques that can be used to make counseling more concrete, stimulating, and have greater client impact.

Upon the completion of this education course, the participant will:

1. Be prepared to use the unique techniques described:
2. Identify which clients are suitable for each technique;
3. Understand the ethical guidelines inherent in each technique.

The material for this course is from: Favorite Counseling And Therapy Techniques:51 Therapists Share Their Most Creative Strategies by Howard G. Rosenthal, Ed.D. (Editor).

The book is not supplied; click the book name above (link highlight) to purchase it from Amazon.com. Some helpful examples can be found free of charge at this link

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Detoxification From Alcohol and Other Drugs

8 Contact Hours @ $24                                                           (On-line course)

Upon the completion of this education course, the participant will:

1. Be able to explain the three models of detoxification programs;
2. Define the concept of spirituality;
3. Apply the principles of safe detoxification to individual patient needs;
4. Distinguish between Federal and State Regulations related to detoxification;
5. Describe legal requirements in treating substance abusing and addicted clients;
7. Understand the Ethical standards in treating substance abusing and addicted clients.

The material for this course is from: Detoxification From Alcohol and Other Drugs, a SAMHSA/CSAT Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) #19, by Donald R. Wesson, M.D., Consensus Panel Chair.

Preview Tip #19 in PDF format : 19.pdf      or
From the National Library of Medicine: NCBI Resources

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Passages Through Recovery
NBCC Approved

Developmental Model of Recovery

8 Contact Hours @ $24                                                            (Homestudy course)

Based on the experiences of thousands of recovering men and women, Passages through Recovery presents an action plan for preventing relapse, one that can help us understand how recovery works and what is needed to move from active addiction to sobriety.

Upon the completion of this education course, the participant will:

1. Be able to discuss addictive disease and its physical psychological and social effects;
2. Be able to describe Gorski’s six stages of recovery from chemical dependency;
3. Be aware of the unique challenges of each stage that may lead to relapse;
4. Understand how to use the stages in the development of a client treatment plan;
5. Be prepared to create an individualized relapse prevention plan;
6. Understand that the skills necessary for long-term sobriety are all directed at finding meaning and purpose in life.

The material for this course is from: Passages Through Recovery by Terence Gorski, Ph.D.

Dr. Gorski is a nationally recognized lecturer, an acknowledged leader in the chemical dependency and codependency fields, and a workshop facilitator specializing in relapse prevention, intimacy in recovery, and treating chemically dependent adult children of alcoholics. From his more than 25 years of clinical experience and research Gorski has developed a comprehensive approach to recovery that has revolutionized the field of relapse prevention. Some of his handouts may be found online at: ehcounseling.com and his blog can be found at: terrygorski.com.

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Dual Diagnosis

10 Contact Hours @ $30                                                           (On-line course)

Upon the completion of this education course, the participant will:

1. Be prepared to discuss the concepts and definitions of dual disorders;
2. Understand the relative strengths and weaknesses of the current mental health and addiction treatment systems;
3. Describe the need for linkages between the mental health and addiction treatment systems and the importance
    of fully trained staff within those systems;
4. Have basic knowledge of the major psychiatric diagnostic groups of: Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders,
    Personality Disorders, and Psychotic Disorders;
5. Describe the pharmacologic management of the dually diagnosed patient.

The material for this course is from: Assessment and Treatment of Patients with Coexisting Mental Illness and Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse, a SAMHSA/CSAT Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) #9, by Richard K. Ries, M.D., Panel Chair.

Preview Tip #9 in PDF format : 9.pdf      or
From the National Library of Medicine: NCBI Resources

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NBCC Approved

Enhancing Motivation for Change in Substance Abuse Treatment

17 Contact Hours @ $51                                                           (On-line course)

Upon the completion of this education course, the participant will:

1. Have a better knowledge of the concept of motivation;
2. Understand that motivation is not static but is a dynamic process;
3. Be aware that motivation is related to the probability that a person will enter into, continue, and adhere
    to a specific change strategy;
4. Describe how therapists can influence change by developing motivational interventions that can be used at all
    stages of the change process, from pre-contemplation and preparation, to action and maintenance;
5. Have an understanding of the research, results, tools, and assessment instruments related to enhancing motivation.

The material for this course is from: Enhancing Motivation for Change in Substance Abuse Treatment , a SAMHSA/CSAT Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) #35, by William R. Miller, Ph.D., Consensus Panel Chair.

Preview Tip #35 in PDF format : 35.pdf      or
From the National Library of Medicine: NCBI Resources

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Ethics

Ethics for Addiction Professionals

4 Contact Hours @ $12                                                            (Homestudy course)

Upon the completion of this education course, the participant will:

1. Gain an understanding of the basic principles of ethical guidelines as established by counseling professional organizations;
2. Be able to define ethical behaviors and practices including the counselor's integrity, commitment, and responsibility to the client;
3. Describe the ethical-decision making processes that mental health counselors are expected to utilize when faced with ethical dilemmas;
4. Identify ethical considerations related to the counseling process such as the use of counseling plans, informed consent, client's rights, and termination and referral practices;
5. Evaluate the counselor's ethical commitment to other professionals, students, and supervisees as well as to the mental health profession and to the public.

The material for this course is from: Ethics for Addiction Professionals by LeClair Bissell, M.D., C.A.C. & James E. Royce, S.J., Ph.D.

Additional information is also available through the Code of Ethics of the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) at: NAADAC.org , the Code of Ethics of the Certification Board of Addictions Professionals of Florida (FCB) at: FloridaCertificationBoard.org, as well as from other on-line materials. This material is not included in the post-test.

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NBCC Approved

Family Therapy and Substance Abuse Treatment

16 Contact Hours @ $48                                                           (On-line course)

Family therapy has a long, solid history within the broad mental health field. Within the family therapy tradition, the family as a whole is the focus of treatment. This focus often resulted in inadequate attention to the significant primary features of addictive disease and the need for people with substance abuse problems to receive direct help for their addiction. Over the past 20 years or so, sharing has increased between the substance abuse treatment and family therapy fields. The intent of this course is to help counselors and family therapists acquire a basic understanding of each other's fields and incorporate aspects of each other's work into their own therapeutic repertoire.

Upon the completion of this education course, the participant will:

1. Have explored the evolution of the field of family therapy and the primary models of family therapy;
2. Understand concepts from the substance abuse treatment field related to family therapy;
3. Be aware of the effectiveness and cost benefits of family therapy;
4. Understand the impact of substance abuse on families;
5. Be aware of the approaches to therapy in both substance abuse treatment and family therapy;
6. Have received basic information about theory, treatment modalities, and the role of 12-Step programs
    in substance abuse treatment;
7. Be able to discuss the integrated models for substance abuse treatment and family therapy;
8. Comprehend treatment for various cultural populations and the appropriate applications to family therapy.

The material for this course is from: Substance Abuse Treatment and Family Therapy, a SAMHSA/CSAT Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) #39, by Edward Kaufman, M.D., Consensus Panel Chair.

Preview Tip #39 in htm format : TIP #39      or
From the National Library of Medicine: NCBI Resources

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NBCC Approved

Group Therapy

13 Contact Hours @ $39                                                            (On-line course)

The primary audience for this course is substance abuse treatment counselors; however, it should be of interest to any mental health professional who wants to learn more about group therapy.

Upon the completion of this education course, the participant will:

1. Have enhanced therapeutic skills in regard to leading groups;
2. Understand the definition of therapeutic groups, the purpose, main characteristics, leadership,
    and techniques of five group therapy models, three specialty groups, and groups that focus on solving a
    single problem;
3. Recognize the many considerations that should be considered before placing a client in a particular group;
4. Be able to discuss both fixed and revolving types of groups and the ways to prepare clients for participation;
5. Understand the tasks that need to be accomplished in the early, middle, and late phases of group development;
6. Identify the characteristics, duties, and concepts important to promote effective group leadership;
7. Understand how confidentiality regulations for treatment apply to group therapy.

The material for this course is from: Substance Abuse Treatment: Group Therapy, a SAMHSA/CSAT Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) #41, by Philip J. Flores, Ph.D., Consensus Panel Chair and Jeffrey M. Georgi, M.Div., CGP, CSAC, LPC, CCS, Consensus Panel Co-Chair.

Preview Tip #41 in htm format : TIP #41      or
From the National Library of Medicine: NCBI Resources.

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HIV/AIDS Counseling

6 Contact Hours @ $18                                                           (On-line course)

Upon the completion of this education course, the participant will:

1. Be aware of AIDS research findings;
2. Understand the progression of AIDS;
3. Be prepared to describe the ethical issues in dealing with clients with HIV/AIDS infection, as well as the
    legal requirements;
4. Understand the protocols for the assessment and counseling of clients with HIV/AIDS infections.

The material for this course is from: Screening for Infectious Diseases Among Substance Abusers, a SAMHSA/CSAT Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) #6, by Andrea G. Barthwell, M.D., Consensus Panel Chair, and Cynthia L. Gilbert, M.D., Medical Consultant and Writer (Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 9).

Preview Tip #6 in PDF format : 6.pdf      or
From the National Library of Medicine: NCBI Resources

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NBCC Approved

Intensive Outpatient Treatment for Substance Abuse

14 Contact Hours @ $42                                                           (On-line course)

Through reading the course material, you will understand why Intensive Outpatient Treatment is an important treatment option.

Upon the completion of this education course, the participant will:

1. Gain knowledge of placement criteria for intensive outpatient treatment;
2. Understand the treatment needs of special groups;
3. Identify the expected treatment outcomes and the components of an effective intensive outpatient
    treatment program.

The material for this course is from: Intensive Outpatient Treatment for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse, a SAMHSA/CSAT Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) #8, by Paul D. Nagy, M.S., C.S.A.C., Consensus Panel Chair.

Preview Tip #8 in PDF format : 8.pdf      or
From the National Library of Medicine: NCBI Resources

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Internet Addiction Disorder
NBCC Approved

Internet Addiction Disorder

3 Contact Hours @ $9                                                           (On-line course)

Through the study of Internet Addiction Disorder (I.A.D.), you will gain a basic understanding of one the newest (and controversial) addictions impacting individuals and families.

Upon the completion of this education course, the participant will:

1. Understand the etiology and progression of internet addiction;
2. Identify the impact of internet addiction on the individual and important others;
3. Be aware of internet addiction research;
4. Have knowledge of recovery strategies.

All material for this NBCC approved course is located at Center for On-Line Addiction. The Course Material is in (8) separate publications by Kimberly S. Young, Ph.D., Robert C. Rodgers, Ph.D., and John Suler, Ph.D.

You will find Kimberly S. Young's website at: http://netaddiction.com/, and her TED Talk can be found on Youtube at : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOSYmLER664.

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Mindfulness Workbook for Addiction
NBCC Approved

Mindfulness for Addiction Recovery

11 Contact Hours @ $33                                                            (Homestudy course)

Most addictive behavior is rooted in some type of loss, be it the death of a loved one, coming to terms with limitations set by chronic health problems, or the end of a relationship. By turning to drugs and alcohol, people who have suffered a loss can numb their grief. In the process, they postpone their healing and can drive themselves further into addiction. This course offers an effective program for working through addiction and grief with cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT).

Upon the completion of this education course, the participant will:

1. Recognize how emotions, thoughts, and behaviors impact addictions;
2. Recognize how underlying loss experiences may trigger addictive behaviors;
3. Identify mindfulness skills to use right away with clients in recovery;
4. Demonstrate how relationship skills can aid in recovery;
5. Determine which worksheets can be used for clients presenting problems;
6. Identify five relapse prevention areas that can support the client’s long term recovery.

The material for this NBCC approved course is from: Mindfulness Workbook for Addiction: A Guide to Coping with the Grief, Stress, and Anger that Trigger Addictive Behaviors by Rebecca E. Williams, Ph.D. and Julie S. Kraft, LMFT.

Rebecca E. Williams, Ph.D. is a psychologist, clinical supervisor, author, teacher, and mentor. She specializes in recovery from mental illness and addictions. She is currently a clinic director at the Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System. Dr. Williams is Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego and adjunct faculty at the University of San Diego. She is co-author of the book Couple Therapy for Alcoholism.

Julie S. Kraft, M.A., LMFT is a licensed marriage and family therapist. In her current position with San Diego’s Sharp HealthCare, she treats clients struggling with both addiction and mental health concerns.

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Naltrexone and Alcoholism Treatment

6 Contact Hours @ $18                                                           (On-line course)

This course presents current knowledge about the use of Naltrexone, an opioid antagonist medication first synthesized in the 1960s and subsequently developed by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). This medicine was initially developed to treat opiate addiction. Subsequently, research sponsored by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, found that naltrexone can help prevent relapse to alcohol use disorder by relieving the craving for alcohol (and opiates) and decreases the relapse rate to heavy use.

Upon the completion of this education course, the participant will:

1. Understand the Naltrexones mode of action;
2. Identify possible common adverse effects, and interactions with other medications;
3. Identify what elements should be included as part of a treatment plan for an opiod use disorder;
4. Recognize the guidelines for selecting patients who may benefit from Naltrexone.

The material for this course is from: Naltrexone and Alcoholism Treatmenta SAMHSA/CSAT Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) #28, by Stephanie O'Malley, Ph.D., Consensus Panel Chair.

Preview Tip #28 in htm format : TIP #28.      or
From the National Library of Medicine: NCBI Resources.

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Older Adults and Substance Abuse

12 Contact Hours @ $36                                                           (On-line course)

Upon the completion of this education course, the participant will:

1. Be able to describe the older adult substance abuse problem and the related risk factors;
2. Understand the drinking and drug practices and the related problems among older adults;
3. Understand the identification, screening, and assessment of alcohol and drug use in older adults;
4. Identify the barriers to identification and treatment;
5. Identify the differences and concerns of special older populations;
6. Understand the legal and ethical issues that relate to the diagnosis and treatment of older adults.

The material for this course is from: Substance Abuse Among Older Adults, a SAMHSA/CSAT Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) #26, by Frederic C. Blow, Ph.D., Consensus Panel.

Preview Tip #26 in PDF format : 26.pdf      or
From the National Library of Medicine: NCBI Resources

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Pregnant, Substance-Using Women

6 Contact Hours @ $18                                                           (On-line course)

Upon the completion of this education course, the participant will:

1. Understand gender-specific alcohol and other drug treatment;
2. Be knowledgeable about the impact of alcohol and other drugs on the fetus;
3. Gain an understanding of some of the medical protocols used when treating pregnant using women;
4. Be able to describe the dangers of HIV infection on pregnancy;
5. Know the differences between Federal and State confidentiality requirements.

The material for this course is from: Pregnant, Substance-Using Women, a SAMHSA/CSAT Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) #2, by Janet L. Mitchell, M.D., M.P.H., Consensus Panel Chair.

Preview Tip #2 in PDF format : 2.pdf      or
From the National Library of Medicine: NCBI Resources

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Relapse Prevention

Relapse Prevention

1 Contact Hours @ $3                                                           (On-line course)

As a result of this course, you will be able to recognize the eleven phases of the relapse process and the warning signs of each phase. In addition, you will be able to recognize and evaluate a chronic relapse client and help this client establish an early relapse prevention plan prior to relapse prevention therapy.

Upon the completion of this education course, the participant will:

1. Understand how to evaluate a chronic relapse client;
2. Assess the need for relapse prevention therapy;
3. Identify the eleven phases of the relapse process and the warning signs in each phase;
4. Be able to assist in developing an immediate relapse prevention plan, including a recovery support team.

The material for this course is located on-line. It is written and assembled by Patrick B. McGinnis, Ph.D., LMHC and Jack Reid, MA, CAC.

Patrick B. McGinnis, Ph.D., Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), and Certified Criminal Justice Addictions Professional (CCJAP) has worked in various mental health agencies for over 30 years. He currently maintains a private practice in Vero Beach, Florida, where he specializes in sex therapy, relationships, addictions & co-dependency, and PTSD. He is certified in Addictions, Sex Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Thought Field Therapy (TFT), and Hypnosis. He is a highly experienced workshop presenter and he has written articles on psychological topics for various publications. He was the co-founder of McGinnis & Reid Associates His website is Dr-Patrick.com.

Jack Reid, MA, was a Certified Addiction Professional and Certified Relapse Prevention Specialist. He was the founder of Espaler, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to helping the recovery person who struggles to stay sober. He was involved in researching the relapse-prone person and was actively involved in the Espaler (Relapse spelled backward) recovery approach by facilitating relapse prevention groups.

Mr. Reid was trained and certified by Terence Gorski, a founder of CENAPS, and used the Developmental Model of Recovery in his counseling approach. Jack lectured and offered workshops on topics of addiction and recovery, relapse prevention and his Espaler model of recovery. He was the co-founder of McGinnis & Reid Associates. He strongly believed that spirituality is the central component of living a life in recovery.

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Overcoming Addiction
NBCC Approved

Self-Esteem and Recovery

15 Contact Hours @ $45                                                            (Homestudy course)

Upon the completion of this education course, the participant will:

1. Understand how self-esteem issues relate to establishing addictions;
2. Identify tools to assist improving self-esteem as part of the recovery process;
3. Understand that identifying, feeling, expressing, and releasing emotions plays an integral part in the
    recovery approach.

The material for this course is from: Overcoming Addiction: Positive Steps for Breaking Free of Addiction and Building Self-Esteem by Corinne Sweet.

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Out of the Shadows
NBCC Approved

Sexual Addiction

8 Contact Hours @ $24                                                            (Homestudy course)

Upon the completion of this education course, the participant will:

1. Understand the key concepts and dynamics of sexual compulsivity;
2. Will be able to identify the danger signs sexual compulsives;
3. Understand the etiology and progression of sexual compulsivity;
4. Describe the consequences of sexual compulsivity and dependency;
5. Identify the basic tasks of recovery.

The material for this course is from: Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction by Patrick Carnes, Ph.D.

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Sexual Addiction and Sexual Anorexia
NBCC Approved

Sexual Addiction and Sexual Anorexia

2 Contact Hours @ $6                                                            (On-line course)

This NBCC approved course will illustrate the relationship between two commonly misunderstood disorders: sexual anorexia and sexual addiction. Arousal templates, how they are formed and how they function, will be identified. Case studies will be presented that help to illustrate.

Upon the completion of this education course, the participant will:

1. Understand the definitions of sexual addiction and sexual anorexia;
2. Will be to discuss the family of origin dynamics that contribute to sex addiction and sexual anorexia;
3. Understand the Core Beliefs of both the sexual addict and the sexual anorexic;
4. Understand the sexual addiction cycle and the sexual anorexic cycle;
5. Will be to discuss the behavioral dynamics, beliefs, and thoughts that make up the world of the sex addict and the sexual anorexic.

The material for this course is from: "Sexual Addiction and Sexual Anorexia" by Patrick B. McGinnis, Ph.D., Licensed Mental Health Counselor LMHC, CCJAP, CSAT and can be accessed from the Course Page Patrick B. McGinnis, Ph.D., Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), and Certified Criminal Justice Addictions Professional (CCJAP), Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist (CSAT) has worked in various mental health agencies for over 30 years. He currently maintains a private practice in Vero Beach, Florida, where he specializes in sex therapy, relationships, addictions & co-dependency, and PTSD. He is certified in Addictions, Sex Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Thought Field Therapy (TFT), and Hypnosis. He is a highly experienced workshop presenter and he has written articles on psychological topics for various publications. He is the co-founder of McGinnis & Reid Associates; his website is Dr-Patrick.com.

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Tips

Simple Screening Instruments for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Infectious Diseases

5 Contact Hours @ $15                                                           (On-line course)

Upon the completion of this education course, the participant will:

1. Understand the twin epidemics of substance abuse and infectious diseases;
2. Be able to rapidly assess both AOD abuse and infectious diseases;
3. Be prepared to train staff in the use of the two instruments;
4. Identify legal and ethical concerns, especially in the area of confidentiality.

The material for this course is from: Simple Screening Instruments for Outreach for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Infectious Diseases, a SAMHSA/CSAT Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) #11, by Ken C. Winters, Ph.D., and Jonathan M. Zenilman, M.D., Consensus Panel Co-Chairs.

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Stress Management

Stress Management In Recovery

21 Contact Hours @ $63                                                            (Homestudy course)

Upon the completion of this education course, the participant will:

1. Understand how stress contributes to addiction and recovery;
2. Understand how handling stressors is a key component of recovery from any addiction;
3. Identify how coping with stress is an intervention in the lapse/relapse process.

The material for this NBCC approved course comes from: Stress Management:A Comprehensive Guide to Wellness by Edward Charlesworth, Ph.D. & Ronald Nathan, Ph.D.

Edward Charlesworth, Ph.D. is on the faculty of Baylor College of Medicine where he supervised interns and researched stress-related disorders and sexual dysfunctions. He is a lecturer and workshop presenters on stress related issues.

Ronald Nathan, Ph.D. is an award-winning professor at Albany Medical College and the co-author of three popular stress management books. He developed the FAST Technique for Stress Relief.

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Tips

Substance Abuse Treatment and Domestic Violence

11 Contact Hours @ $33                                                           (On-line course)

Upon the completion of this education course, the participant will:

1. Understand the effects of domestic violence on substance abuse treatment;
2. Have an increased knowledge of survivors of domestic violence and abuse;
3. Have an increased knowledge of batterers;
4. Be aware of the screening and referral process;
5. Identify the legal issues involved with this population.

The material for this course is from: Substance Abuse Treatment and Domestic Violence, a SAMHSA/CSAT Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) #25, by Patricia Anne Fazzone, R.N., D.N.Sc., M.P.H., C.S., John Kingsley Holton, Ph.D., and Beth Glover Reed, Ph.D., Consensus Panel Co-Chairs.

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Using Affirmations and Denials
NBCC Approved

Tobacco Addiction

1 Contact Hour @ $3                                                           (On-line course)

Upon the completion of this education course, the participant will:

1. Understand the dynamics and process of tobacco addiction;
2. Assess the preferred treatment processes for various individuals.

The material for this NBCC approved course comes from: Tobacco Addiction, a Research Report. National Institute on Drug Abuse Pub Number: 12-4342, by Nora D. Volkow, M.D., Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse and Advice for Stopping Smoking by Patrick McGinnis, Ph.D., LMHC.

You may Preview the publication in PDF Format: NIH Pub Number: 12-4342      or
From the National Institute on Drug Abuse: NCBI Resources. Click this link for material on: Advice for Stopping Smoking in pdf format.

Click on these links for additional course material: What is Nicotine? and Advice for Stopping Smoking.

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Tips

Treatment for People with Disabilities

18 Contact Hours @ $54                                                           (On-line course)

Upon the completion of this education course, the participant be able to:

1. Describe the substance abuse problem for people with disabilities;
2. Understand the issues involved in providing substance abuse treatment for people with coexisting disabilities;
3. Identify the impact of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) on treatment;
4. Assess and screen people with disabilities for substance abuse problems;
5. Modify treatment to accommodate specific disabilities;
6. Understand the legal and ethical issues that relate to the treatment people with disabilities.

The material for this course is from: Substance Use Disorder Treatment For People With Physical and Cognitive Disabilities, a SAMHSA/CSAT Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) #29, by Dennis Moore, Ed.D., Consensus Panel Chair.

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Tips

Treatment of Adolescents With Substance Use Disorders

15 Contact Hours @ $45                                                           (On-line course)

Upon the completion of this education course, the participant will:

1. Describe the scope and complexity of the problem of substance using adolescents;
2. Comprehend the factors to be considered in making treatment decisions;
3. Understand the features of successful adolescent programs;
4. Describe the treatment modalities of: 12-Step-based, therapeutic communities, and family therapy;
5. Understand adolescents with special treatment needs;
6. Discuss the legal and ethical issues that relate to diagnosis and treatment of adolescents.

The material for this course is from: Treatment of Adolescents With Substance Use Disorders, a SAMHSA/CSAT Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) #32, by Ken C. Winters, Ph.D., Consensus Panel Chair.

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Using Affirmations and Denials

Using Affirmations and Denials

1 Contact Hour @ $3                                                           (On-line course)

Upon the completion of this education course, the participant be able to:

1. Assist clients in using positive affirmations for developing increased self-worth, esteem, confidence and making     other positive changes;
2. Identify the wording of affirmations most effectively;
3. Deal with negative beliefs and interfering mind chatter.

Patrick B. McGinnis, Ph.D., Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), and Certified Criminal Justice Addictions Professional (CCJAP) has worked in various mental health agencies for over 30 years. He currently maintains a private practice in Vero Beach, Florida, where he specializes in sex therapy, relationships, addictions & co-dependency, and PTSD. He is certified in Addictions, Sex Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Thought Field Therapy (TFT), and Hypnosis. He is a highly experienced workshop presenter and he has written articles on psychological topics for various publications. He was the co-founder of McGinnis & Reid Associates His website is Dr-Patrick.com.

The material for this course is from: "Using Affirmations and Denials" by Patrick B. McGinnis, Ph.D., LMHC and can be accessed Here.

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