Psychologists, Social Workers, Counselors, MFTs

Managing Depressive Symptoms in Substance Abuse Clients during Early Recovery

 

Course Description: This course provides the “what” and “why” and “how” of working with clients with depressive symptoms and substance use disorders. It includes information on depressive symptoms and covers topics such as counseling approaches, clinical settings, cultural concerns, the counselor’s role and responsibilities, understanding clients with depressive symptoms, screening and assessment, client-centered treatment planning, the treatment process, and continuing care.

In addition, this course consists of dialog from sessions conducted by counselors with four clients with substance use disorders and depressive symptoms of different types, and demonstrates techniques for working with behaviors, thoughts, feelings, and beliefs. How-to descriptions of specific counseling techniques, explanatory comments from an advanced counselor about the counseling sessions, and decision trees to help counselors make decisions at key points (such as when to refer a client) are interspersed with the dialog.

Finally, this course provides a systematic approach (for program administrators) to designing and implementing an infrastructure that will support performing the clinical practices.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe background issues such as the nature and extent of depressive symptoms in clients receiving substance abuse treatment, an introduction to counseling approaches, issues related to the setting in which clinicians work, cultural concerns, and clinicians role and responsibilities
  • Analyze the screening and assessment process, and knowing when to refer
  • Explain client-centered treatment planning, the treatment process, and continuing care
  • Analyze representative vignettes of counseling sessions with clients with depressive symptoms
  • Analyze master clinician notes and comments that help clinicians understand the client, his or her issues related to depressive symptoms, and approaches clinicians can take in counseling work with clients with depressive symptoms
  • Analyze decision trees that will assist counselors at key points in working with clients with depressive symptoms
  • Analyze the processes of organizational change and the factors that can facilitate or impede such change

Course Components:

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

Course Credit(s): 8 CE Credits or Hours

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

Course Schedule: Self-paced

Course Author(s): Rose M. Urban, MSW, JD, LCSW, LCAS, Bruce Carruth, PhD, Jennifer Frey, PhD, Michael Klitzner, PhD, Nancy VanDeMark, PhD, and Sheldon R. Weinberg, PhD

Content Publisher(s): Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Course Author(s) Qualifications:

Rose M. Urban
The CDM Group, Inc., Bethesda, Maryland

Bruce Carruth
The CDM Group, Inc., Bethesda, Maryland

Jennifer Frey
The CDM Group, Inc., Bethesda, Maryland

Michael Klitzner
The CDM Group, Inc., Bethesda, Maryland

Nancy VanDeMark
Director, Research and Program Evaluation, Arapahoe House, Inc., Thornton, Colorado

Sheldon R. Weinberg
The CDM Group, Inc., Bethesda, Maryland

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: 05/02/2017 – 05/02/2018. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.
Social workers participating in this course will receive 8 clinical continuing education clock hours.





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