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Alcohol Problems in Intimate Relationships: Identification and Intervention

Author: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Course Created: 2003

Practice Level: Intermediate

No book to buy Duration: 3 hours
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Course Summary

Therapists in most settings are likely to see clients who are impacted by problems related to alcohol. Alcohol Problems in Intimate Relationships: Identification and Intervention discusses the impact and incidence of alcohol problems, screening for alcohol problems, and addressing alcohol-related problems both with and without the drinker present.

Course Format

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Course Syllabus

  1. Alcohol Problems and Your Practice
  2. Screening and Problem Assessment
  3. Brief Interventions: Initial Decision-Making
  4. Elements of Brief Interventions: When the Drinker is Present
  5. Elements of Brief Interventions: When the Drinker is Not Present
  6. Longer-Term Approaches to Alcohol Problems
  7. Clinical Toolbox

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the incidence of alcohol problems.
  • Describe instruments used to screen for alcohol problems.
  • Explain drawbacks to involving children in the treatment process.
  • Describe the assessment of a family's coping strategies.


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