Course Summary

Practice Level: Advanced

This course provides clear guidance about effective, evidence-based approaches to treating alcohol misuse in young adults. Heavy drinking and its associated problems are an integral part of many college students’ and other young adults’ lives. Though some young drinkers are able to consume alcohol without incident, many face significant negative fallout from their excessive consumption. This volume in the series Advances in Psychotherapy: Evidence-Based Practice describes the nature of alcohol misuse, its epidemiology, its causes, and methods for treatment, specifically as they pertain to college students and other young adults. It provides practitioners with a range of evidence-based treatment approaches to help clients change their alcohol use habits.

Course Format

This course is based on a book that can be purchased here and a posttest. When you’re ready, purchase the test by clicking the “Add To Cart” or “Enroll” button. This will let you take the test and receive your certificate for CE credits.

Learning Objectives

  • describe the definition of binge drinking
  • discuss theories of alcohol misuse
  • explain how to diagnose alcohol use disorder
  • describe treatment options for alcohol misuse

Course Syllabus

  • Description of Young-Adult Alcohol Misuse
  • Theories and Models of Alcohol Misuse
  • Assessment and Treatment Indications
  • Treatment


Rachel P. Winograd, MA

Rachel P. Winograd, MA, is a graduate student in clinical psychology at the University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, where she studies the acute effects of alcohol intoxication on behavior and emotion. She received a National Research Service Award from the National Institutes of Health to conduct her dissertation work investigating drunk personality and geospatial characteristics of college students recent drinking episodes. She is part of a program development group creating an evidence-based intervention for heavy drinking college students and has experience working with a range of individuals experiencing alcohol and other substance related problems. She is a member of the Research Society on Alcoholism and the American Psychological Association.

Kenneth J. Sher, Ph.D

Kenneth J. Sher, Ph.D., is a nationally renowned scholar, researcher, and mentor whose work has greatly advanced our understanding of the etiology and course of alcohol use disorder (AUD), particularly as it relates to personality traits and their evolution. Dr. Sher has been at the forefront of research on personality, alcohol misuse among college students, and the behavioral pharmacology of alcohol. He is also a highly regarded expert in longitudinal research methodology. Over the course of his career, Dr. Sher has studied a wide range of topics contributing substantially to our understanding of the development of alcohol and other substance misuse. He has examined risk mechanisms that influence AUD onset and progression, premorbid predictors of future AUD (e.g., cognitive mechanisms and individual differences in the psychopharmacological responses to alcohol), and the involvement of family history of alcoholism in multiple etiological pathways to AUDs.

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