Treating Alcohol and Drug Problems in Psychotherapy Practice
Treating Alcohol and Drug Problems in Psychotherapy Practice is written from the perspective that clinicians will frequently encounter clients with substance use disorders and that clinicians should have the skills to meet those client’s needs. This course covers the assessment and treatment of a wide range of alcohol and drug problems.
Buzzed: The Straight Facts about the Most Used and Abused Drugs from Alcohol to Ecstasy
Buzzed provides straightforward information on the most commonly used drugs in an interesting manner. Topics covered in the physiological as well as the behavioral effects of commonly abused drugs.
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- Describe the types of SUD clients who can benefit from office-based treatment.
- Identify mental illnesses which co occur with addictions.
- Explain the concept of cross-tolerance.
- Describe the signs of opioid withdrawal.
- Explain the stages of change.
- Discuss benefits of group therapy for SUD clients.
- Describe the most dangerous drugs to mix with alcohol.
- Explain the physical effects of MDMA.
- Identify common herbal drugs.
- Identify the usual cause of death from opiates.
- Discuss the effects of anabolic steroids on women.
Course SyllabusTreating Alcohol and Drug Problems in Psychotherapy Practice
- Nature, course, and diagnosis of substance use disorders
- Pharmacology and overview of psychoactive substances
- Ingredients of the integrated approach : doing what works
- Considerations in addressing concurrent psychiatric and substance use disorders
- The role of medications
- Individualized goal setting and treatment planning : meeting patients “where they are”
- Taking action
- Preventing relapse
- Psychotherapy in ongoing and later-stage recovery
- Group therapy
- Facilitating participation in self-help programs
- Herbal Drugs
- Brain Basics
- Drug Basics
- Legal Issues