Drugs of Abuse

 

 

 

 

This education course covers the DEAs Drugs of Abuse 2020 edition. Education plays a critical role in preventing substance abuse. Drugs of Abuse, A DEA Resource Guide, is designed to be a reliable resource on the most commonly abused and misused drugs in the United States. This training covers the comprehensive guide provides important information about the harms and consequences of drug use by describing a drug’s effects on the body and mind, overdose potential, origin, legal status, and other key facts. This education covers the Clinical Intake and Screening and Counseling Services skill of the Eight Counselor Skill Groups ascribed by NAADAC and NCC AP.

 

Learning ObjectivesUpon completion of this education course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the drug classes;
  2. Identify common drugs of use and abuse.
  3. Understand common street names of substances,
  4. Demonstrate common treatment of  substances.

 

 

 

AuthorDEA. 2020 Drugs of Abuse. Retrieved from https://www.dea.gov/sites/default/files/2020-04/Drugs%20of%20Abuse%202020-Web%20Version-508%20compliant-4-24-20_0.pdf

Exam written by: Tamika Lett, PhD Human Services, NCAC II, CSAC, CCTP, QMHP A/C

 

 

 

Common Comorbidities with Substance Use Disorders

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This educational course covers The National Institute on Drug Abuse research report: Common comorbidities with substance use disorders. Comorbid is described as a sequential or simultaneous occurrence of two or more disorders in a person.  Comorbidity also implies that the illnesses interact, affecting the course and prognosis of both. This training covers prognisis and treatment. This education covers the Counseling Services and Treatment Planning skill of the Eight Counselor Skill Groups ascribed by NAADAC and NCC AP.

Learning ObjectivesUpon completion of this education course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of comorbidity in substance use treatment;
  2. Describe the relationship between substance use and mental illness;
  3. Identify comobidities between co-occurring disorders and physical conditions;
  4. Identify barriers to comprehensive treatment with co-occurring disorders.

 

 

AuthorNIDA. 2020, May 27. Introduction. Retrieved from https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/research-reports/common-comorbidities-substance-use-disorders/introduction on 2020

Exam written by: Tamika Lett, PhD Human Services, NCAC II, CSAC, CCTP, QMHP A/C

 

ASAM and Substance Use Treatment

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This educational course covers the Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Program Reducing Substance Use Disorders. “High Intensity Learning Collaborative fact sheet”, which provides an overview of the American Society of Addiction Medicine criteria for substance use treatment.   The course contains is an abbreviation of the full principles, concepts, and process described within the ASAM Criteria. The ASAM Criteria describes five broad levels of care (Levels 0.5–4) with specific service and recommended provider requirements to meet those needs. These levels of care (Levels 0.5–4) span a continuum of care that represent various levels of care. This education covers the Treatment Planning skill of the Eight Counselor Skill Groups ascribed by NAADAC and NCC AP.

Learning ObjectivesUpon completion of this education course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Explain the role of the ASAM criteria in Substance use treatment planning;
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of the ASAM levels of care;
  3. Describe the treatment planning process based on ASAM levels of care.

AuthorMedicaid Innovation Accelerator Program Reducing Substance Use Disorders. “High Intensity Learning Collaborative fact sheet”. https://www.medicaid.gov/state-resource-center/innovation-accelerator-program/iap-downloads/learn-hilc-iap.pdf.

Exam written by: Tamika Lett, PhD Human Services, NCAC II, CSAC, CCTP, QMHP A/C

Substance Use and Group Therapy

 

 

 

 

The purpose of this educational course is to provide additional  techniques for counselors in leading group therapy sessions for substance use treatment. In this course counselors will learn types of group therapy, confidentiality, client placement, group development, stages of treatment, how-to tips, training, and supervision. This educational independent study course covers counseling services, discharge and continuing care, legal, ethical and professional development skills of the Eight Counselor Skill Groups ascribed by NAADAC and NCC AP.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this education course, the participant will be able to:

  1.  Demonstrate counseling skills in leading group therapy in Substance Use Treatment
  2. Describe different types of group therapy techniques
  3. Identify stages of treatment
  4. Understand training and supervision techniques and skills in group therapy.

 

 

  • Professional Care Providers
  • Program Planners, Administrators, & Project Managers

 

 

Author

Center for Substance Abuse Treatment.Substance Abuse Treatment: Group Therapy.Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series, No. 41. HHS Publication No. (SMA)15-3991. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2005.

 

Exam written by: Tamika Lett, PhD Human Services, NCAC II, CSAC, CCTP, QMHP A/C

Principles of Adolescent Substance Use Disorder Treatment: A Research Based Guide

 

 

 

 

This educational course is based on the National Institution of Health Principles of Adolescent Substance Use Disorder Treatment: A Research Based Guide publication. Based on research substance use typically begins in adolescent, specifically around high school years.  According to  The National Institute of Health by the time they are seniors, almost 70 percent of high school students will have tried alcohol, half will have taken an illegal drug, nearly 40 percent will have smoked a cigarette, and more than 20 percent will have used a prescription drug for a non-medical purpose. This education covers Clinical Intake and Screening and Counseling Services skills of the Eight Counselor Skill Groups ascribed by NAADAC and NCC AP.

 

Learning ObjectivesUpon completion of this education course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Explain the role of the clinical assessment in the assessment of substance use in adolescents;
  2. Demonstrate an understand of research and trends associated with adolescents and substance use;
  3. Recognize or identify assessment tools specific to the treatment of adolescent substance use.

 

 

 

AuthorNIDA. (2014, January 14). Principles of Adolescent Substance Use Disorder Treatment: A Research-Based Guide. Retrieved from https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/principles-adolescent-substance-use-disorder-treatment-research-based-guide on 2020

 

 

Substance Use and Suicide: A Nexus Requiring a Public Health Approach

 

 

 

 

This educations course covers the SAMHSA In Brief: Substance Use and Suicide: A Nexus Requiring a Public Health Approach Suicide. This guide highlights how suicide is a serious and preventable public health problem in the United States and how prevention professionals across behavioral health fields has the potential to reduce suicide rates. Findings from research show that substance use—especially alcohol use—is a significant factor that is linked to a substantial number of suicides and suicide attempts.  This education covers Counseling Services skill of the Eight Counselor Skill Groups ascribed by NAADAC and NCC AP.

Learning Objectives

 

Upon completion of this education course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate counseling methods used in suicide prevention;
  2. Assess the substance use disorder criteria according to the DSM V;
  3. Identify the referral mechanism for suicide prevention in the community.

 

 

Author

 

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2015). Substance Use and Suicide:
A Nexus Requiring a Public Health Approach. In Brief.

 

Improving Cultural Competence in Treatment

 

 

 

 

The purpose of this educational course is to address the role of culture in the provision of service for co-occurring substance use treatment. The readings are from SAMHSAs TIP 59: Improving Cultural Competence. The course will cover cultural competence and discusses racial, ethnic, and cultural considerations. This educational independent study course covers legal, ethical and professional development skill of the Eight Counselor and case management skills Groups ascribed by NAADAC and NCC AP.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this education course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Explain the role of the clinician in understanding culture in treatment;
  2. Identify the main concepts of culture in case management;
  3. and demonstrate the legal, ethical, and professional considerations of culture.

 

 

 

  • Professional Care Providers
  • Program Planners, Administrators, & Project Managers

 

Author

 

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Improving Cultural Competence. Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series No. 59. HHS Publication No. (SMA) 14-4849. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2014.

Exam written by: Tamika Lett, PhD Human Services, NCAC II, CSAC, CCTP, QMHP A/C

 

Addressing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

 

 

 

 

 

This educational course covers SAMHSAs: Addressing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder publication. The readings will cover screening tools for alcohol use and interventions for pregnant women and women of childbearing age to prevent fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD). It also outlines methods for identifying people living with FASD and modifying treatment accordingly. This education covers the Clinical Intake and Screening and Treatment Planning skills of the Eight Counselor Skill Groups ascribed by NAADAC and NCC AP.

Learning ObjectivesUpon completion of this education course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Explain prevention methods of alcohol-exposed pregnancies among women of childbearing age;
  2. Describe how to addressing FASD in treatment;
  3. Identify treatment options for families in care of children who have FASD;
  4. Identify resources in the community for education, prevention, and treatment of FASD.

 

AuthorSubstance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Addressing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series 58. HHS Publication No.(SMA) 13-4803. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration,
2014.

Exam written by: Tamika Lett, PhD Human Services, NCAC II, CSAC, CCTP, QMHP A/C

 

Substance Use Counseling Competencies: Clinical Supervisor

 

 

 

 

 

This educational course covers SAMHSA TAP 21-A: Competencies for Substance Treatment Clinical Supervisors. This manual lists competencies for effective supervision in substance use disorder treatment programs. It provides step-by-step guidance for implementing comprehensive supervisory training and workforce development.This education covers the Legal, Ethical, and Professional Development skill of the Eight Counselor Skill Groups ascribed by NAADAC and NCC AP.

Learning ObjectivesUpon completion of this education course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Explain theories, roles, and modalities of clinical supervision;
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of counselor development;
  3. Identify professional and ethical standards;
  4. Understanding of the importance of clinical supervision in substance use treatment programs.

 

 

AuthorCenter for Substance Abuse Treatment. Competencies for Substance Abuse Treatment Clinical Supervisors. Technical Assistance Publication (TAP) Series 21-A. HHS Publication No. (SMA) 12-4243. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2007.

Exam written by: Tamika Lett, PhD Human Services, NCAC II, CSAC, CCTP, QMHP A/C