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Course Summary

This course is designed for substance abuse counselors who work with substance abuse clients with depressive symptoms. The course covers the identification and treatment of depressive symptoms.

Course Format

This course contains downloadable online lessons (PDF) and a practice test. When you’re ready, purchase the course by clicking the “Add To Cart” button. This will let you take the test, complete the course evaluation and receive your certificate for CE credits.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain depressive symptoms.
  • Identify the two populations with the highest rates of suicide.
  • Identify the most frequently used psychological treatment in the United States.
  • Describe the key element in the majority of positive outcomes in substance abuse treatment
  • Explain the benefits of guided imagery.
  • Identify a danger of using relaxation techniques with victims of trauma.
  • Identify the main way to handle resistance.

Course Syllabus

  • Introduction
  • Framework
  • Preparing Yourself To Work With Clients With Depressive Symptoms
  • Screening and Assessment
  • Treatment Planning
  • Treatment
  • Continuing Care and Treatment Termination
  • Vignette 1—Behavioral Interventions
  • Vignette2—Cognitive Interventions
  • Vignette3—Interventions With Core Beliefs
  • Vignette 4—Interventions With Feelings

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