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Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment: A Research Based Guide

 

 

 

 

 

This educational course if based on readings from NIDAs: Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment: A Research Based Guide. This course looks at trends in the United States of America surrounding addiction treatment. It also covers principles of effective treatment for providers. 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. Identify principles of effective treatment;
  2. Assess drug addiction treatment in the United States;
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of evidence-based approaches to drug addiction treatment.

 

 

AuthorNIDA. 2020, June 1. Acknowledgments. Retrieved from https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/principles-drug-addiction-treatment-research-based-guide-third-edition/acknowledgments on 2020, July 9

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

 

Protecting Children and Families Affected by Substance Use Disorders

 

 

 

 

 

This educational course is based on readings from The Office on Child Abuse and Neglect Children’s Bureau publication:Protecting Children in Families Affected by Substance Use Disorders.  There are many factors that place children and families at risk when there is substance use within the family. This educational course will cover prevention and treatment strategies to address these risk factors. 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. Demonstrate knowledge of how parental substance use disorders affect children;
  2. Explain the nature of substance use disorders;
  3. Describe how to treat substance use disorders;
  4. Describe home examination, screening, and assessment of substance use disorders.

 

 

AuthorOffice on Child Abuse and Neglect, Children’s Bureau (2009) Protecting Children in Families Affected by Substance Use Disorders

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

 

After Incarceration: A Guide to Helping Women Reenter the Community

 

 

 

 

 

This educational course covers SAMHSAs: After Incarceration: A Guide to Helping Women Reenter the Community publication. This course will cover best practices and considerations for individuals who provide or coordinate reentry services for women involved in the CJ system and are reentering the community. 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. Demonstrate knowledge of Trauma-informed Services;
  2. Identify Critical Reentry Needs;
  3. Describe how to treat substance use disorders post release;
  4. Describe how to provide Culturally Competent Services.

 

 

AuthorSubstance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: After Incarceration: A Guide to Helping Women Reenter the Community. Publication No. PEP20-05-01-001. Rockville, MD: Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2020.

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

Understanding PTSD and Treatment

 

 

 

 

This educational course covers the Veteran’s Administration: Understanding PTSD and Treatment. This course will cover best practices and considerations for individuals who provide services for people diagnosed with PTSD and those who have been diagnosed with PTSD. 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. Demonstrate knowledge of PTSD;
  2. Identify common treatment for PTSD;
  3. Describe how to get help for ptsd.

 

 

AuthorVeterans Administration: Understanding PTSD and Treatment. https://www.ptsd.va.gov/publications/print/understandingptsd_booklet.pdf, May 2020.

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

Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) and Substance Use Treatment

 

 

 

 

 

This educational course cover the SAMHSAs  Systems Level Implementation of Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment.  This guide describes core elements of screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) programs for people living with or at risk for substance use disorders. It provides information on implementing SBIRT services and covering challenges, barriers, cost, and sustainability. This education covers the Clinical Intake and Screening 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. Define screening, brief intervention, brief treatment, and referral to treatment;
  2. Describe initiating the planning process and developing partnerships in the community;
  3. Identify the appropriate SBIRT treatment settings.

 

 

AuthorSubstance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Systems-Level Implementation of Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment. Technical Assistance Publication (TAP)
Series 33. HHS Publication No. (SMA) 13-4741. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2013.

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

 

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