Course Description: This course is designed to enhance social workers' awareness, values, knowledge, skills, and methods of practice across settings, where priorities may vary greatly (and addresses principles that are valuable to all mental health professionals). This course is intended to inform practice and interventions with clients who have Substance Use Disorders (SUDs); improve the quality of treatment for clients with SUDs; and encourage professionals’ awareness of the knowledge, skills, competencies, and attitudes necessary to work effectively with clients who have SUDs, their families, and other service providers.
Course Credit(s): 1 CE Credit or Hour
Course Format: Online Text (format of this course is noninteractive)
Course Schedule: Self-paced
Course Author(s): Maurice S. Fisher Sr., PhD, LCSW, LSATP, BCD, Jessica Holton, MSW, LCSW, LCAS, and Katherine van Wormer, PhD, MSSW
Content Publisher(s): National Association of Social Workers
Course Author(s) Qualifications:
Dr. Fisher has been in clinical practice for 30 years. He is currently in full-time clinical practice at Comprehensive Counseling Services, Inc., in Roanoke, Virginia. He holds a master’s degree in clinical social work and a doctoral degree in clinical social work and social policy.
Jessica Holton, MSW, LCSW, LCAS has nearly two decades of experience and is a private practitioner specializing in treating Trauma & Stress Related Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, and Addictions. She earned her Master of Social Work and became certified in Social Work Practice with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing from East Carolina University.
Dr. van Wormer is Professor of Social Work at the University of Northern Iowa. Her Ph.D. is in sociology from the University of Georgia.
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 1 social work ethics continuing education clock hours.
This course does not qualify for NBCC credit.
Reminder: The information presented in this course is for informational purposes only and is not meant to serve as ethical or legal advice. For ethical or legal advice, please contact a professional organization, state licensing board, or attorney.