ADC Initial Certification – 270 hours

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PERFORMANCE DOMAIN I – SCREENING, ASSESSMENT AND ENGAGEMENT – 56 hours
Computerized Assessment of Substance Abuse (4 hours)
Screening and Assessment of Clients in the Criminal Justice System (6 hours)
Substance Abuse Screening and Assessment in Criminal Justice Systems (6 hours)
Anger Management for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Clients (3 hours)
You Can Lead a Horse to Water – Treatment Resistance and Motivation Characteristics of Offenders Who Use Substances (3 hours)
Treating Early Life Trauma-Related Issues in Early Recovery From Addictive Disorders (4 hours)
Clinical Drug Testing in Primary Care (3 hours)
Cluckers, Clockers, Cookers: An Introduction to Drug Control Policy for Substance Abuse Counselors (3 hours)
A Community Reinforcement Plus Vouchers Approach: Treating Cocaine Addiction Module 1 (4 hours)
A Community Reinforcement Plus Vouchers Approach: Treating Cocaine Addiction Module 2 (3 hours)
A Community Reinforcement Plus Vouchers Approach: Treating Cocaine Addiction Module 3 (4 hours)
The Offender and Addiction – Clinical Case Management (6 hours)
Substance Abuse and Sexual Assault (3 hours)
Supporting Infants, Toddlers, and Families Impacted by Caregiver Mental Health Problems, Substance Abuse, and Trauma (4 hours)

PERFORMANCE DOMAIN II – TREATMENT PLANNING, COLLABORATION AND REFERRAL – 85 hours
Implementing Change in Substance Abuse Treatment Programs (3 hours)
Motivation for Change in Substance Abuse Treatment (6 Hours)
Treatment Planning:Utilizing the Addiction Severity Index (ASI) (3 hours)
Substance Abuse Treatment and Family Therapy TIP 39 Part I (3 hours)
Substance Abuse Treatment and Family Therapy TIP 39 Part II (4 hours)
Substance Abuse Treatment and Family Therapy TIP 39 Part III (3 hours)
Substance Abuse Treatment and Family Therapy TIP 39 Part IV (4 hours)
Drug Treatment Courts: An Integrated Approach (3 hours)
Substance Abuse Treatment: Group Therapy (5 hours)
A Cognitive-Behavioral Approach: Treating Cocaine Addiction (CBA-1) Module 1 (4 hours)
A Cognitive-Behavioral Approach: Treating Cocaine Addiction (CBA-2) Module 2 (4 hours)
Major Treatment Issues for Offenders Who Use Substances (6 hours)
Booting Up the System- Case Management Models, Principles and Practices (3 hours)
Working With Families of Chemically Dependent Criminal Justice Offenders (3 hours)
Treatment Needs and Strategies for Individuals in Various Criminal Justice Settings (12 hours)
Medication Assisted Treatment of Opioid Addiction using Buprenorphine (6 hours)
Overview of Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment (4 hours)
Group Treatments for Addiction (6 hours)
Providing Services to Persons with Co-Occurring Disorders in Substance Abuse Treatment Part I (3 Hours)

PERFORMANCE DOMAIN III – COUNSELING – 85 hours
Counseling for Marijuana Dependence – A Manual for Treating Adults (6 hours)
Relapse Prevention Counseling (4 hours)
Substance Abuse Counseling for Clients with HIV/AIDS (3 hours)
Treating Chronic Mental Illness & Substance Use Disorders: Individual and Group Counseling Strategies (6 hours)
Addiction Counseling Competencies: The Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes of Professional Practice (Module 1) (3 hours)
Addiction Counseling Competencies: The Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes of Professional Practice (Module 2) (3 hours)
Treatment of Anger and Aggression in Early Recovery (6 hours)
Addressing Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors in Substance Abuse Treatment (3 hours)
Overview of Group Therapy for Substance Abuse Treatment (8 hours)
Treatment of Adolescents with Substance Use Disorders, Module 1 (3 hours)
Treatment of Adolescents with Substance Use Disorders, Module 2 (3 hours)
Coping With Feelings and Moods (4 hours)
Drug and Alcohol Dependence: The Problem, The Solution, and Co-Occurring Disorders (3 hours)
Managing Depressive Symptoms in Substance Abuse Clients During Early Recovery (6 hours)
The Offender and Addiction – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (6 hours)
Commitment to Change – Overcoming Errors in Thinking (4 hours)
Commitment to Change – The Power of Consequences (4 hours)
Commitment to Change – Habits That Block Change (4 hours)
Mind Over Matter: The Brain’s Response to Drugs. A Teacher’s Guide (3 hours)
Providing Services to Persons with Co-Occurring Disorders in Substance Abuse Treatment Part IV (3 hours)

PERFORMANCE DOMAIN IV – PROFESSIONAL AND ETHICAL RESPONSIBLITIES – 44 hours
Ethical Decision Making for Counselors (4 hours)
Ethical Practice with Special Populations (3 hours)
Personal Wellness for Substance Abuse Counselors (3 hours)
The Importance of Ethics in Criminal Justice (3 hours)
Clinical Supervision: Models, Roles and Responsibilities, Ethics and Legal Issues (3 hours)
Retraining and Updating on Currently Abused Drugs (3 hours)
Substance Use Disorder Treatment for People with Physical and Cognitive Disabilities (6 hours)
Faith Based Substance Abuse Treatment (3 hours)
Powerlessness or Empowerment? Special Issues in Treating Women Offenders Who Abuse Substances (3 hours)
An Introduction to Treatment Medications: What Every Counselor Should Know (4 hours)
Considerations for the Provision of E-Therapy (3 hours)
HIV and Other Blood-Borne Infections in Drug Users (6 hours)

Lessons

Screening and Assessment of Clients in the Criminal Justice System (6 hours)(ADC)

Length: 360 minutes

This 6-hour course addresses the issues relevant to screening and assessment and makes recommendations for the appropriate use of screening and assessment tools in specific settings within the criminal justice system. For information on how to use screening and assessment to match the offender to services and to identify an appropriate treatment plan, see the …

Substance Abuse Screening and Assessment in Criminal Justice Systems (6 hours)(ADC)

Length: 360 minutes

A 6-hour course designed to help the learner to understand the principles, elements, procedures, and issues in screening and assessing for substance abuse and HIV/AIDS issues/needs in the criminal justice system. Goals/Objectives By participating in this internet based course the trainee will: 1. Identify the issues associated with assessment. 2. Understand the difference between screening …

Anger Management for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Clients (3 hours)(ADC)

Length: 180 minutes

Course Summary: Substance use and abuse often coexist with anger and violence. This course is designed to introduce students to a manual that was developed for use by qualified substance abuse counselors who work with substance abuse and mental health clients with concurrent anger problems. The treatment model described in the manual consists of a …

You Can Lead a Horse to Water – Treatment Resistance and Motivation Characteristics of Offenders Who Use Substances (3 hours)(ADC)

Length: 180 minutes

This 3-hour course will develop the student’s understanding of the concept of motivation for treatment and the issues of treatment motivation. The course will focus on models of treatment, factors that influence motivation, and the barriers to treatment. Goals/Objectives The Primary objectives for this internet based course are for the learner to: • Understand the …

Treating Early Life Trauma-Related Issues in Early Recovery From Addictive Disorders (4 hours)(ADC)

Length: 240 minutes

This 4 hour course presents the primary elements and issues associated with early recovery from addictive disorders when early life trauma is a factor in the recovery process. Issues such as neglect, control, abandonment, trust, safety, stabilization, and affected brain areas are presented. In addition, the course discusses some therapeutic interventions and future directions for …

Cluckers, Clockers, Cookers: An Introduction to Drug Control Policy for Substance Abuse Counselors (3 hours)(ADC)

Length: 180 minutes

This 3-hour course will help develop the student’s understanding of the national and international strategic drug control policies. The student will also gain insight into the complex issues of drug marketing, trafficking, and the various control methods. Knowledge in these areas will give the counselor the confidence to converse with clients who may need to …

A Community Reinforcement Plus Vouchers Approach: Treating Cocaine Addiction Module 1 (4 hours)(ADC)

Length: 240 minutes

This course is based on a NIDA therapy manual for drug addiction series. CRA+Vouchers is the focus of this course. This treatment integrates a community reinforcement approach (CRA), originally developed as an effective treatment for alcohol dependence, with an incentive program(Vouchers) wherein patients can earn points exchangeable for retail items by remaining in treatment and …

A Community Reinforcement Plus Vouchers Approach: Treating Cocaine Addiction Module 2 (3 hours)(ADC)

Length: 180 minutes

This course is based on a NIDA therapy manual for addiction series. CRA+Vouchers is the focus of this course..This treatment integrates a community reinforcement approach (CRA), originally developed as an effective treatment for alcohol dependence, with an incentive program (Vouchers) wherein patients can earn points exchangeable for retail items by remaining in treatment and cocaine …

A Community Reinforcement Plus Vouchers Approach: Treating Cocaine Addiction Module 3 (4 hours)(ADC)

Length: 240 minutes

This course is based on a NIDA therapy manual for addiction series. CRA+Vouchers is the focus of this course. This treatment integrates a community reinforcement approach (CRA), originally developed as an effective treatment for alcohol dependence, with an incentive program (Vouchers) wherein patients can earn points exchangeable for retail items by remaining in treatment and …

The Offender and Addiction – Clinical Case Management (6 hours)(ADC)

Length: 360 minutes

A 6-hour course designed to provide clinical skills instruction for criminal justice and counseling professionals regarding the concepts and services of case management applied to addictions and corrections; the issues of special behavioral health factors and making quality referrals; and the importance of multicultural sensitivity, professional ethics and client satisfaction related to offender and addiction …

Substance Abuse and Sexual Assault (3 hours)(ADC)

Length: 180 minutes

A 3 hour course which provides information and insight for addiction professionals on the relationship between substance abuse and sexual assault, the cycle of sexual assault, post-traumatic stress, and substance abuse. In addition, it covers “date-rape” drugs, legal aspects, pharmacology, prevalence, and treatment implications for substance abuse counselors. Goals/Objectives By participating in this internet based …

Supporting Infants, Toddlers, and Families Impacted by Caregiver Mental Health Problems, Substance Abuse, and Trauma (4 hours)(ADC)

Length: 240 minutes

This course is based on information found in the manual “Supporting Infants, Toddlers, and Families Impacted by Caregiver Mental Health Problems, Substance Abuse, and Trauma” from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This manual is DHHS publication No. (SMA) 12-4726 and can be obtained …

Implementing Change in Substance Abuse Treatment Programs, (3 hours), TAP 31(ADC)

Length: 180 minutes

Based on TAP 31. This course provides guidance on how to integrate evidence-based practices (EPBs) for substance abuse treatment into clinical practice. The course explains how to assess an organizations capacity to identify priorities, implement changes, evaluate programs, and sustain effective programs over the long run.Course Goals/objectives: Upon completion of this course, the student should …

Motivation for Change in Substance Abuse Treatment (6 Hours)(ADC)

Length: 360 minutes

This 6-hour course utilizes information presented in TIP 35 Enhancing Motivation for Change in Substance Abuse Treatment. It is an introductory course focusing on the stages of change and motivational interviewing. It embraces a fundamentally different way to conceptualize motivation. In this approach, motivation is viewed as a dynamic and changeable state rather than a …

Treatment Planning:Utilizing the Addiction Severity Index (ASI) 3 hours(ADC)

Length: 180 minutes

This course seeks to transform required “paperwork” into clinically useful information. The Addiction Severity Index (ASI) is one of the most widely used tools for the assessment of substance use-related problems. Addiction counselors working in community-based treatment centers administer the ASI yet often fail to use findings to identify client problems, develop individualized treatment plans, …

Substance Abuse Treatment and Family Therapy TIP 39 Part I (3 hours)(ADC)

Length: 180 minutes

This course is the first in a series of four courses designed for substance abuse treatment counselors; family therapists are a secondary audience. The course should be of interest to anyone who wants to learn more about family therapy. The purpose of the course is to help counselors and family therapists acquire a basic understanding …

Substance Abuse Treatment and Family Therapy TIP 39 Part II (4 hours)(ADC)

Length: 240 minutes

This course is the second in a series of four courses designed for substance abuse treatment counselors; family therapists are a secondary audience. The course should be of interest to anyone who wants to learn more about family therapy. The purpose of the course is to help counselors and family therapists acquire a basic understanding …

Substance Abuse Treatment and Family Therapy TIP 39 Part III (3 hours)(ADC)

Length: 180 minutes

This module(course) discusses how families in which one or more members has a substance abuse problem, substance abuse treatment and family therapy can be integrated to provide effective solutions to multiple problems. The integrated treatment models described in this module can serve as a guide for conjoint treatment approaches. In addition, this module discusses the …

Substance Abuse Treatment and Family Therapy TIP 39 Part IV (4 hours)(ADC)

Length: 240 minutes

This module(course), fourth in a series of four, provides information about specific populations; children, adolescents, and older adults; women; cultural, racial, and ethnic groups; gays and lesbians; people with physical and cognitive disabilities; people in rural locations; and people with co-occurring substance use and mental disorders. In addition, information is provided regarding people who are …

Drug Treatment Courts: An Integrated Approach (3 hours)(ADC)

Length: 180 minutes

This 3-hour course will examine drug courts from an integrated process – the blending of treatment with legal case processing. Additional topics reviewed will include screening and assessment of adult substance abusing offenders, ethical issues for drug court practitioners, and the key components for drug and other specialty courts. Goals/Objectives By participating in this internet …

Substance Abuse Treatment: Group Therapy (5 hours)(ADC)

Length: 300 minutes

This 5 hour course presents an overview of the role and efficacy of group therapy in substance abuse treatment. It presents critical research and clinical findings and distills them into practical guidelines for practitioners who utilize group therapy in substance abuse treatment settings. The course is designed to help treatment professionals expand their awareness and …

A Cognitive-Behavioral Approach: Treating Cocaine Addiction (CBA-1) Module 1 (4 hours)(ADC)

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Length: 240 minutes

This course(Module) is the first of two courses based on a NIDA developed therapy manual, CBA-1, for drug addiction. The course is intended for use by drug abuse treatment practitioners, mental health professionals, and all others concerned with the treatment of drug addiction. Cognitive-Behavior coping skills treatment (CBT) is a short-term, focused approach to helping …

A Cognitive-Behavioral Approach: Treating Cocaine Addiction (CBA-2) Module 2 (4 hours)(ADC)

Length: 240 minutes

This course (Module) is the second of two courses based on a NIDA developed therapy manual for drug addiction treatment. The course is intended for use by drug abuse treatment practitioners, mental health professionals, and all others concerned with the treatment of drug addiction. Cognitive-Behavioral coping skills treatment (CBT) is a short-term, focused approach to …

Major Treatment Issues for Offenders Who Use Substances (6 hours)(ADC)

Length: 360 minutes

This 6-hour course examines issues related to treating clients in the various programs found in the criminal justice system. Part 1 addresses strategies for modifying substance abuse treatment services for criminal justice clients. Some of these strategies are underlying program components, such as incentives for program participation and emphasis on personal accountability; others are more …

Booting Up the System- Case Management Models, Principles and Practices (3 hours)(ADC)

Length: 180 minutes

This 3-hour course presents an overview of the elements of casework or case management. Case management involves monitoring and supervising a substance abuser’s progress according to a variety of models, principles, and practices. This course also stresses intervention and assessment to prepare the learner for dealing with the substance abuser during the treatment process. Goals/Objectives …

Working With Families of Chemically Dependent Criminal Justice Offenders (3 hours)(ADC)

Length: 180 minutes

This 3-hour course is designed to educate professionals, working with chemically dependent offenders and their families, about family dynamics and family dysfunction. Students of this course will gain an understanding of the scope of the problem, an overview of family theory, and the relationship of theory to therapy. Codependent behaviors and attitudes are a primary …

Treatment Needs and Strategies for Individuals in Various Criminal Justice Settings (12 hours)(ADC)

Length: 720 minutes

This 12-hour course is designed to explore specific treatment needs and strategies for individuals in particular criminal justice settings. Each of the four chapters of this course will look at one of the following specific settings: Treatment Issues Specific to Pretrial and Diversion Settings Treatment Issues Specific to Jails Treatment Issues Specific to Prisons Treatment …

Medication Assisted Treatment of Opioid Addiction using Buprenorphine (6 hours)(ADC)

Length: 360 minutes

This course is designed for physicians to make practical and informed decisions about the treatment of opioid addiction with buprenorphine. The course addresses the history of treatment of opioid addiction, current state of treatment, buprenorphine profiles, pharmacology, effectiveness, patient assessment, treatment appropriateness, treatment protocols, and policies and procedures in the use of buprenorphine. Course Goals/objectives: …

Overview of Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment, 4 hours(ADC)

Length: 240 minutes

This course is designed to present a concise and easy-to-read introduction to the latest in Co-Occurring Disorders. Eight topics are covered ranging from definitions of terms to epidemiology of Co-Occurring Disorders. The course is designed for mental health and substance abuse clinical providers, other providers, and agencies and systems through which clients enter the Co-Occurring …

Providing Services to Persons with Co-Occurring Disorders in Substance Abuse Treatment Part I (3 Hours)(ADC)

This course presents the first three sections of a course over the topic of substance abuse treatment for persons with co-occurring disorders. The first section presents an introduction to the topic. The second section reviews terminology and classifications related to substance use, clients, treatment, programs, and systems for clients with COD. Key terms used in …

Counseling for Marijuana Dependence – A Manual for Treating Adults (6 hours)(ADC)

Length: 360 minutes

This 6-hour course provides guidelines for counselors, social workers, and psychologists in both public and private settings who treat adults dependent on marijuana. It utilizes the Center for Substance Abuse manual for Brief Counseling for Marijuana Dependence (BCMD) that is based on the research protocol used by counselors in the Marijuana Treatment Project. The one-on-one …

Relapse Prevention Counseling (4 hours)(ADC)

Length: 240 minutes

This course is designed to help clinicians and counselors understand and facilitate the process of recovery among addicted clients and reduce their risk of relapse. The primary focus is reviewing clinical strategies to help clients reduce relapse risk or intervene early in the relapse process, and describe clinical tools that can be incorporated into individual, …

Substance Abuse Counseling for Clients with HIV/AIDS (3 hours)(ADC)

Length: 180 minutes

This 3-hour course examines the very important elements surrounding counseling individuals with substance abuse and HIV/ADS. The student will understand the issues of treating HIV/AIDS in the Criminal Justice System, identifying treatment goals, and understanding the continuum of care. This course is an update of skills and knowledge for professionals who are directly or indirectly …

Treating Chronic Mental Illness & Substance Use Disorders: Individual and Group Counseling Strategies (6 hours)(ADC)

Length: 360 minutes

This course is designed for mental health and addiction counselors and other professionals working with clients who have chronic mental disorders such as schizophrenia and a co-occurring substance use disorder. These combined conditions are referred to as “dual disorders” or “co-occurring disorders.” The course provides practical treatment guidelines and strategies for working with these clients. …

Addiction Counseling Competencies: The Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes of Professional Practice (Module 1) (3 hours)(ADC)

Length: 180 minutes

This course is based on information found in the manual Addiction Counseling Competencies: The Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes of Professional Practice (TAP 21) from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This manual is DHHS publication No. (SMA) 08-4171 and can be obtained free of …

Addiction Counseling Competencies: The Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes of Professional Practice (Module 2) (3 hours)(ADC)

Length: 180 minutes

This course is based on information found in the manual Addiction Counseling Competencies: The Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes of Professional Practice (TAP 21) from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This manual is DHHS publication No. (SMA) 08-4171 and can be obtained free of …

Treatment of Anger and Aggression in Early Recovery (6 hours)(ADC)

Length: 360 minutes

Upon completion of the program, the participant will be able to: 1. Understand that anger may be a strategy used to preserve a client’s need for control when situations arise causing fear of loss of control; 2. Discuss the importance of establishing rapport and setting limits with clinical populations; 3. Recognize factors that increase the …

Addressing Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors in Substance Abuse Treatment (3 hours)(ADC)

Length: 180 minutes

Based on TIP 50 Persons with substance abuse problems who are in treatment consistently show a high prevalence of suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts. This course is designed for frontline counselors in substance abuse treatment programs, individuals who work with individuals who have both a substance abuse and mental health disorder, or individuals who provide …

Overview of Group Therapy for Substance Abuse Treatment (8 hours)(ADC)

Length: 480 minutes

This 8 hour course presents an overview of the role and efficacy of group therapy in substance abuse treatment. It presents critical research and clinical findings and distills them into practical guidelines for practitioners who utilize group therapy in substance abuse treatment settings. The course is designed to help treatment professionals expand their awareness and …

Treatment of Adolescents with Substance Use Disorders, Module 1 (3 hours)(ADC)

Length: 180 minutes

This course is based on information found in the manual “Treatment of Adolescents with Substance Use Disorders (TIP 32)” from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This manual is DHHS publication No. (SMA) 99-3283 and can be obtained free of charge from the DHHS. …

Treatment of Adolescents with Substance Use Disorders, Module 2 (3 hours)(ADC)

Length: 180 minutes

This course is based on information found in the manual Treatment of Adolescents with Substance Use Disorders (TIP 32) from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This manual is DHHS publication No. (SMA) 99-3283 and can be obtained free of charge from the DHHS. …

Drug and Alcohol Dependence: The Problem, The Solution, and Co-Occurring Disorders (3 hours)(ADC)

Length: 180 minutes

This 3-hour course is comprised of three sections that address the disease concept and how it affects the brain, treatment and recovery, and how to diagnose a co-occurring disorder. I. The Problem: The Disease of Chemical Dependency The first section of this course is an explanation of the disease concept of chemical dependency explaining what …

Managing Depressive Symptoms in Substance Abuse Clients During Early Recovery (6 hours)(ADC)

Length: 360 minutes

This course is designed for substance abuse counselors who work with clients who are experiencing depressive symptoms. Topics in the course range from the relationship between depressive symptoms and substance use disorders to screening/assessment and treatment planning. The course also provides useful information for dealing with depressive symptoms for professionals with advanced degrees or clinical …

The Offender and Addiction – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (6 hours)(ADC)

Length: 360 minutes

A 6 hour course designed to provide clinical skills instruction for criminal justice and counseling professionals regarding adult clients who have a history of chronic substance abuse as well as persistent antisocial behaviors and experiences, about the concepts and process of voluntary resocialization, and involving the use of group based sociological interventions to prevent relapse …

Mind Over Matter: The Brain’s Response to Drugs. A Teacher’s Guide (3 hours)(ADC)

Length: 180 minutes

According to the course manual, this course is a teachers guide for the NIDA “Mind Over Matter” series. The course serves two purposes. The first is to provide an initial education or a knowledge review about the biological effects of drug abuse on the body and brain. The second purpose is to provide counselors and …

Providing Services to Persons with Co-Occurring Disorders in Substance Abuse Treatment Part IV (3 hours)(ADC)

Length: 180 minutes

This course contains key information about substance abuse and a particular mental disorder, highlighting advice to the counselor to help working with clients with those disorders. A relevant case history accompanies each disorder in the section. This course is meant to function as “quick reference” to help the substance abuse treatment counselor understand the mental …

Ethical Practice with Special Populations (3 hours)(ADC)

Length: 180 minutes

This 3- hour course is an advanced level course for professionals who have had introductory ethics and have been practicing for several years. It covers four clinical populations which typically present ethical dilemmas for helping professionals: culturally diverse clients, clients from the criminal justice system, adolescent clients and clients with co-occurring disorders. Each module in …

Personal Wellness for Substance Abuse Counselors (3 hours)(ADC)

Length: 180 minutes

Substance abuse counselors may be at higher risk for stress and burnout than other counselors because they work with chronic and difficult clients. Intuitively, it makes sense that working with clients who abuse substances is frustrating, emotionally exhausting, tiresome, often thankless, a greater risk, and not without problems of lower salary. This 3-hour course will …

Clinical Supervision: Models, Roles and Responsibilities, Ethics and Legal Issues (3 hours)(ADC)

Length: 180 minutes

This 3-hour course is for anyone considering a supervisory position or who has been practicing as a clinical supervisor. It provides an overview of supervision models, roles and responsibilities of supervisors including ethical and legal issues, and discussion of the developmental model of supervision as it applies to counselors and supervisors. A self-inventory, discussion questions …

Retraining and Updating on Currently Abused Drugs (3 hours)(ADC)

Length: 180 minutes

This is an information booster and refresher course for addiction professionals. It provides current information on the issues, facts, and figures for ten drugs being used and abused today. Each of the drugs is addressed according to the following topics: Overview, extent of use, health effects, treatment, arrests and sentencing, production and trafficking, legislation, and …

Substance Use Disorder Treatment for People with Physical and Cognitive Disabilities (6 hours)(ADC)

Length: 360 minutes

This course is based on information found in the manual Substance Use Disorder Treatment for People with Physical and Cognitive Disabilities (TIP 29) from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This manual is DHHS publication No. (SMA) 12-4078 and can be obtained free of …

Faith Based Substance Abuse Treatment (3 hours)(ADC)

Length: 180 minutes

This 3-hour course presents the issues, research, theory, and principles of faith-based substance abuse treatment. Some of the key topics of the course are spirituality and substance abuse, hellfire theory, critical issues in faith-based community and corrections programs, faith-based and cognitive programs, and legal issues associated with faith-based treatment. The course presents over eighteen elements …

Powerlessness or Empowerment? Special Issues in Treating Women Offenders Who Abuse Substances (3 hours)(ADC)

Length: 180 minutes

This 3-hour course presents an overview to assist the student in understanding and identifying the primary issues of treating women offenders who abuse substances. The major issues of empowerment, self-esteem, sexual abuse, physical abuse, victimization, and high risk behaviors are the central focus of the course. Goals/Objectives By participating in this internet based course, the …

An Introduction to Treatment Medications: What Every Counselor Should Know (4 hours)(ADC)

Length: 240 minutes

Course Summary: This course is designed as a quick reference for psychotherapeutic medications for substance abuse and mental health treatment providers. The course presents a list of medications ranging from anti-psychotics to addiction treatment medications. Each medication is discussed according to: • purpose • usual dose, frequency, and side effects • potential for abuse or …

Considerations for the Provision of E-Therapy (3 hours)(ADC)

Length: 180 minutes

This course is based on information found in the manual Considerations for the Provision of E-Therapy from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This manual is DHHS publication No. (SMA) 09-4450 and can be obtained free of charge from the DHHS. This course is …

HIV and Other Blood-Borne Infections in Drug Users (6 hours)(ADC)

Length: 360 minutes

This course consists of a manual developed by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) that has been scientifically tested for community-based outreach to reduce the risk of HIV and other blood-borne infections in drug users. The model described in this manual is based on many years of research. The model has been implemented and …