Louisiana LAC, CAC, RAC – 270 hours

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LAC, CAC, and RAC Initial Certification – 270 hours – $1,199

SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT – 180 HOURS

Computerized Assessment of Substance Abuse (4 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)
Substance Abuse and Sexual Assault (3 hours)
Supporting Infants, Toddlers, and Families Impacted by Caregiver Mental Health Problems, Substance Abuse, and Trauma (4 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)
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)
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)
Working With Families of Chemically Dependent Criminal Justice Offenders (3 hours)
Medication Assisted Treatment of Opioid Addiction using Buprenorphine (6 hours)
Treatment of Anger and Aggression in Early Recovery (6 hours)
Managing Depressive Symptoms in Substance Abuse Clients During Early Recovery (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)
Providing Services to Persons with Co-Occurring Disorders in Substance Abuse Treatment Part IV (3 hours)
Counseling for Marijuana Dependence – A Manual for Treating Adults (6 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)
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)
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)
Retraining and Updating on Currently Abused Drugs (3 hours)

PROFESSIONAL ETHICS – 7 HOURS

Ethical Decision Making for Counselors (4 hours)
Ethical Practice with Special Populations (3 hours)

SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELING RELATED – 83 HOURS

Understanding Addiction and Criminal Behavior (3 Hours)
Substance Abuse Treatment and Domestic Violence (6 hours)
Providing Services to Persons with Co-Occuring Disorders in Substance Abuse Treatment Part II (6 hours)
Providing Services to Persons with Co-Occuring Disorders in Substance Abuse Treatment Part III (6 hours)
Clinical Drug Testing in Primary Care (3 hours)
Cluckers, Clockers, Cookers: An Introduction to Drug Control Policy for Substance Abuse Counselors (3 hours)
Drug Treatment Courts: An Integrated Approach (3 hours)
Booting Up the System- Case Management Models, Principles and Practices (3 hours)
Relapse Prevention Counseling (4 hours)
Treatment Needs and Strategies for Individuals in Various Criminal Justice Settings (12 hours)
HIV and Other Blood-Borne Infections in Drug Users (6 hours)
Personal Wellness for Substance Abuse Counselors (3 hours)
Coping With Feelings and Moods (4 hours)
Drug and Alcohol Dependence: The Problem, The Solution, and Co-Occurring Disorders (3 hours)
Mind Over Matter: The Brain’s Response to Drugs. A Teacher’s Guide (3 hours)
The Offender and Addiction – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (6 hours)
The Offender and Addiction – Clinical Case Management (6 hours)
Criminal Addicts or Addicted Criminals?: Theories of the Drug-Crime Relationship (3 hours)

Lessons

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

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)(Louisiana LAC)

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)(Louisiana LAC)

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)(Louisiana LAC)

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 …

Substance Abuse and Sexual Assault (3 hours)(Louisiana LAC)

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)(Louisiana LAC)

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 …

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

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)(Louisiana LAC)

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)(Louisiana LAC)

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 …

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

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)(Louisiana LAC)

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(Louisiana LAC)

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)(Louisiana LAC)

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)(Louisiana LAC)

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)(Louisiana LAC)

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)(Louisiana LAC)

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 …

Substance Abuse Treatment and Family Therapy TIP 39 Part I (3 hours)(Ohio LCDC)(Louisiana LAC)

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 …

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

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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)(Louisiana LAC)

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)(Louisiana LAC)

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 …

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

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 …

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

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: …

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

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 …

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

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 …

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

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 …

Group Treatments for Addiction (6 hours)(Louisiana LAC)

Length: 360 minutes

This course is based on the treatment manual “Group Treatments for Addiction” by Dr. Dennis C. Daley, Professor of Psychiatry and Chief of Addiction Medicine Services at the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic. It is designed to help counselors and clinicians who conduct recovery or therapy groups in treatment programs for substance use disorders or …

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

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 …

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

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 …

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

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 …

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

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)(Louisiana LAC)

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. …

Group Drug Counseling (6 hours)(Louisiana LAC)

Length: 360 minutes

A 6-hour course designed to help clinicians investige a research-based model of group delivery for drug abusing clients. Appropriate for both beginners and experienced counselors. Goals/Objectives By participating in this internet based course the trainee will: 1. discuss specific group treatment strategies for use in outpatient and aftercare review symptoms of addiction; 2. review symptoms …

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

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)(Louisiana LAC)

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 …

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

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)(Louisiana LAC)

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)(Louisiana LAC)

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)(Louisiana LAC)

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. …

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

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)(Louisiana LAC)

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)(Louisiana LAC)

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)(Louisiana LAC)

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)(Louisiana LAC)

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 …

Retraining and Updating on Currently Abused Drugs (3 hours)(Louisiana LAC)

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 …

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

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 …

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

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 …

Criminal Addicts or Addicted Criminals?: Theories of the Drug-Crime Relationship (3 hours)(Louisiana LAC)

Length: 180 minutes

A 3-hour course designed to explore and examine the relationship between substance abuse/dependence and criminal behavior. Goals/Objectives By participating in this internet based course the trainee will learn to: 1. understand the research relationship between drugs and crime. 2. understand the research relationship between drugs and crime when gender, age, and ethnic differences are considered. …

Ethical Decision Making for Counselors (4 hours)(Louisiana LAC)

Length: 240 minutes

This 4-hour course discusses all of the elements that need to be considered in an ethical decision making process. There is a brief review of ethical theories and definitions, discussion of ethical principles with application to a case study, review of legal terms and legal concerns, and discussion questions at the end of each section …

Ethical Practice with Special Populations (3 hours)(Louisiana LAC)

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 …

Understanding Addiction and Criminal Behavior (3 Hours)(Louisiana LAC)

Length: 180 minutes

Treating addiction can be a confusing, sometimes frustrating matter for anyone in the field, and often we are not quite sure where to start. This course is designed to help you understand addiction and some of the behavior associated with criminal justice clients. The goal is to help clients take an honest look at the …

Substance Abuse Treatment and Domestic Violence (6 hours)(Louisiana LAC)

Length: 360 minutes

This Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) primarily represents the views of domestic violence experts. Through work with both survivors and perpetrators of domestic violence and research literature, an integrated knowledge base about substance abuse and domestic violence and system of integrated care has been outlined. This TIP focuses only on men who abuse their female partners …

Providing Services to Persons with Co-Occuring Disorders in Substance Abuse Treatment Part II (6 hours)(Louisiana LAC)

Length: 360 minutes

This course reviews the key principles of assessment, selected assessment instruments, and the assessment process. The course also addresses the specific relationship of assessment to treatment planning. In the second section of the course, there is a presentation of guidelines for developing a successful therapeutic relationship with individuals who have COD. The section describes specific …

Providing Services to Persons with Co-Occuring Disorders in Substance Abuse Treatment Part III (6 hours)(Louisiana LAC)

Length: 360 minutes

This course begins by addressing essential programming for clients with COD that can readily be offered in most substance abuse treatment settings. Overarching considerations in effective treatment for this population, regardless of setting, are reviewed. Practices are highlighted that have proven effective for the treatment of persons with COD in outpatient and residential settings. The …

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

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 …

Drug Treatment Courts: An Integrated Approach (3 hours)(Louisiana LAC)

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 …

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

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 …

Relapse Prevention Counseling (4 hours)(Louisiana LAC)

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, …

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

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 …

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

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 …

Personal Wellness for Substance Abuse Counselors (3 hours)(Louisiana LAC)

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 …

Coping With Feelings and Moods (4 hours)(Louisiana LAC)

Length: 240 minutes

This course reveals to counselors how individuals in recovery from an alcohol or drug problem or a mental health problem can learn about emotions and develop strategies to cope with them. Inability to understand, recognize and manage feelings creates problems in relationships and is a risk factor for relapse following a period of sobriety. This …

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

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 …

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

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 …