Psychologists, Social Workers, Counselors, MFTs

Alcoholism and Chemical Substance Abuse Dependency

 

This course meets the California pre-licensure requirement for Alcoholism and Chemical Substance Abuse Dependency (15 clock hours) for MFTs, LCSWs, and LPCCs.

This course is based on three CEmobile courses:

  • Treating Patients with Alcohol and Other Drug Problems: An Integrated Approach
  • Screening for Drug Use
  • Monitoring the Future.

Course Description: This course reviews the etiology of drug dependence, different methods of assessment, range of treatment approaches and the types of patients appropriate for them, and relapse prevention. This course addresses individual psychotherapy and family therapy as well as an updated overview of the treatment community (self-help and professional). It examines the basic assumptions and operating principles of various treatment venues to minimize the miscommunication that can occur when professionals collaborate on client care.

In addition, this course is intended to provide clinicians serving adult populations with the screening tools and procedures necessary to conduct screening, brief intervention, and/or treatment referral for clients who may have or be at risk of developing a substance use disorder.

Finally, in the 2018 Monitoring the Future, this survey tracks trends in drug, alcohol, and cigarette use and related attitudes among adolescent students nationwide. Survey participants report their drug use behaviors across three time periods: lifetime, past year, and past month. Now in its 44th year, MTF is conducted by a team of research scientists at the University of Michigan and is funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the history of psychologists in the substance abuse field
  • Compare different models and theories that describe the addiction process
  • Analyze key issues for assessment of substance abuse and dependence
  • Analyze different treatment options and the selection process for substance abuse treatment
  • Analyze the role of individual psychotherapy plays in complementing substance abuse treatment
  • Describe how the therapist can support families during treatment process and the role of family therapy
  • Compare group therapy and self-help group options, including commonalities and differences
  • Describe various issues that impact relapse prevention
  • Describe the administration of the NIDA Quick Screen and NIDA-modified ASSIST
  • Describe the administration of a brief intervention to help clients learn about their drug use
  • Analyze the patterns of trends in use among 8th, 10th, and 12th graders for various licit and illicit substances in 2018, and compare to patterns from past years
  • Analyze the patterns of perceived risk among 8th, 10th, and 12th graders for various licit and illicit substances in 2018, and compare to patterns from past years
  • Analyze the patterns of disapproval among 8th, 10th, and 12th graders for various licit and illicit substances in 2018, and compare to patterns from past years
  • Analyze the patterns of availability among 8th, 10th, and 12th graders for various licit and illicit substances in 2018, and compare to patterns from past years

Course Components:

  • Textbook (NOT included, must be purchased separately by participant)
    - Required textbook: Robert D. Margolis and Joan E. Zweben. (2011). Treating Patients with Alcohol and Other Drug Problems: An Integrated Approach (2nd ed.). American Psychological Association.
    - Available at Amazon and other sources
  • Online text: Screening for Drug Use, and Monitoring the Future, 2018 (included)
  • Multiple choice online exam (included)
  • Electronic certificate of completion (free)

We allow you to obtain the textbook on your own to afford you greater flexibility. You can borrow from the library or a friend, or purchase a new or used copy for yourself or with a group of friends.

Course Credit(s): 15 CE Credits or Hours

Course Format: Book-Based and Online Text (format of this course is noninteractive)

Course Schedule: Self-paced

Course Author(s): Robert D. Margolis, PhD, and Joan E. Zweben, PhD; Lloyd D. Johnston, PhD; Richard A. Miech, PhD; Patrick M. O’Malley, PhD; Jerald G. Bachman, PhD; John E. Schulenberg, PhD; and Megan E. Patrick, PhD

Content Publisher(s): American Psychological Association; National Institute on Drug Abuse; Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan

Course Author(s) Qualifications:

Dr. Margolis is a licensed clinical psychologist and has specialized in adolescent addiction and substance abuse since 1977. He is the founder and executive director of Solutions Intensive Outpatient Program, a treatment program for adolescents in Roswell, Georgia. Dr. Margolis was director of psychological services at the Ridgeview Institute from 1984 to 1997. Dr. Margolis received his doctorate in clinical psychology from Georgia State University. He completed an APA-approved full-time predoctoral clinical psychology internship from Duke University's Department of Psychiatry/Division of Medical Psychology. He holds the APA College Certificate of Proficiency in the Treatment of Alcohol and Other Psychoactive Substance Use Disorders. Dr. Margolis has authored more than 15 articles and several book chapters on substance abuse and dependence.

Dr. Zweben is the founder and executive director of the 14th Street Clinic and Medical Group (1979–2007) and the East Bay Community Recovery Project (1989–present) in Oakland, California. The East Bay Community Recovery Project has been providing medical and psychosocial services to alcohol and other drug-dependent patients and their families and is a training site for graduate students and interns in the San Francisco Bay Area. Dr. Zweben received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Michigan. She is licensed in California, holds the APA College Certificate of Proficiency in the Treatment of Alcohol and Other Psychoactive Substance Use Disorders, and is a fellow of APA's Division 50 (Addictions). Dr. Zweben is the author of four books and more than 60 articles and book chapters and is the editor of 15 monographs on treating addiction. She is also health sciences clinical professor of psychiatry in the School of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.

Lloyd D. Johnston, PhD
Angus Campbell Collegiate Research Professor and University Distinguished Senior Research Scientist at the University of Michigan and principal investigator of the Monitoring the Future study for its first 42 years --from its inception in 1975 through 2017 (he is now co-investigator on both MTF grants). He holds degrees from Williams, Harvard, and the University of Michigan. A social psychologist by training, he has served as advisor to the White House, Congress, and many other national and international bodies and has conducted research on a wide range of issues, including the use of alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drugs; policy evaluation; the functioning of American high schools; behaviors influencing the spread of HIV; and childhood obesity. His research interests also include international comparative studies and the application of survey research to social problems generally. He is the recipient of the UM Regents Award for Distinguished Public Service and the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA).

Richard A. Miech, PhD
Principal Investigator of the MTF MAIN project, which includes school sampling and recruiting, in-school surveys, and analyses of both the in-school and panel data (he is also co-investigator on the MTF Panel grant). He is a Research Professor at the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research. He received his Ph.D. degree in Sociology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a MPH degree from Johns Hopkins University. His work focuses on trends in substance use, with an emphasis on disentangling how these trends vary by age, historical period, and birth cohort membership. Other research interests include the rapid growth of vaping in recent years and its long term consequences, as well as the effects of recreational marijuana laws on adolescent substance use.

Patrick M. O’Malley, PhD
Research Professor at the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research and co-investigator on the Monitoring the Future study (both grants). He received his Ph.D. degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan in 1975 and has been associated with the Monitoring the Future project since then. His publications deal with alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drug use and related attitudes and beliefs. His research interests include causes and consequences of drug use, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, social epidemiology of drug use, and longitudinal survey data analysis techniques.

Jerald G. Bachman, PhD
Research Professor and University Distinguished Senior Research Scientist at the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research and a co-investigator on the Monitoring the Future study (both grants) since its inception. He received his Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1962. In 1965 he initiated the Youth in Transition project, which he directed for a decade. That research led him to conceive and propose the Monitoring the Future project, which he and Lloyd Johnston designed in the early 1970s, and launched with funding in 1974. He has authored three books a nd many articles and chapters based on Monitoring the Future Research. His scientific publications focus primarily on youth and social issues, including drug use and attitudes about drugs, as well as other values, attitudes, and behaviors of youth. Other past research and publications dealt with the all-volunteer force and views about the military, as well as Michigan citizens' and physicians' views about physician-assisted death.

John E. Schulenberg, PhD
Principal Investigator of the NIDA-funded MTF PANEL grant, which covers selection and tracking of, and data collections from new and ongoing MTF panel respondents from 12th grade through age 60 (he is also co-investigator on the MTF Main grant). He is a Research Professor at the Institute for Social Research, and Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Michigan. He received his Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies from Penn State University. He has published widely on several topics concerning adolescence and the transition to adulthood, bringing a developmental perspective to the etiology and epidemiology of substance use and abuse, focusing on individual and contextual risk factors, course, co-morbidity, consequences, and historical variation across adolescence and adulthood. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and Past President of the Society for Research on Adolescence.

Megan E. Patrick, PhD
Research Professor at the University of Minnesota and co-investigator on the Monitoring the Future study. She earned her Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies from Penn State University in 2008. Her published research focuses on the development and consequences of adolescent and young adult risk behaviors, including alcohol use, drug use, and risky sexual behaviors. Her interests include event-specific risk behaviors, motivation and decision-making, the prevention of health risk behaviors, statistical methods for modeling behavior and behavior change, and web-based survey methodology. Her current projects focus on high-intensity drinking, dynamic associations between substance use and consequences, and predictors and consequences of simultaneous alcohol and marijuana use.

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) www.aswb.org, 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 15 clinical continuing education clock hours.





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