Psychologists, Social Workers, Counselors, MFTs

Practice Guideline for Counselors: Medications in the Treatment of Addiction Involving Opioid Use


Course Description: This course was developed to assist counselors in the evaluation and treatment of opioid use disorder. Although there are existing guidelines for the treatment of opioid use disorder, none have included all of the medications used for its treatment at present. Moreover, few of the existing guidelines address the needs of special populations such as pregnant women, individuals with co-occurring psychiatric disorders, individuals with pain, adolescents, or individuals involved in the criminal justice system.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe current practices and outstanding questions regarding the safe and effective use of medications for the treatment of opioid use disorder
  • Analyze a methodology that integrates evidence-based practices and expert clinical judgment to develop recommendations on best practices in opioid use disorder treatment
  • Describe best practices for clinicians’ use to improve the effectiveness of opioid use disorder treatment

Course Components:

  • Online text (included)
  • Multiple choice online exam (included)
  • Electronic certificate of completion (free)

Course Credit(s): 4 CE Credits or Hours

Course Format: Online Text (format of this course is noninteractive)

Course Schedule: Self-paced

Course Author(s): Kyle Kampman, MD

Content Publisher(s): American Society of Addiction Medicine

Course Author(s) Qualifications:

Dr. Kampman is Professor of Psychiatry at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Presbyterian Medical Center of Philadelphia, and Medical Director, The Charles O'Brien Center for the Treatment of Addictions.

Course Level: Beginning/Introductory, Intermediate, Advanced

CEmobile, LLC, #1558, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. CEmobile, LLC maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 5/2/2018-5/2/2021. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.
Social workers participating in this course will receive 4 clinical continuing education clock hours.

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