Brief Interventions for Clinicians

$5.00 | CE Hours:1.00 | Intermediate


CEU Course Description

The goal of any intervention is to lower the likelihood of damage that could result from continued use of substances.  This short CEU course describes brief interventions, therapies, cognitive-behavioral therapy, strategic interactional therapies, humanistic and existential therapies, psychodynamic therapy, family therapy, and time-limited group therapy.

Article Author:  Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Exam writer:  Patricia Hocking-Walker, M.S. (Psychology)

CEU Course Objectives

1. Describe the characteristics and goals of brief intervention and therapy for substance use disorders.

2. Outline the components of the FRAMES approach to brief interventions.

3. Identify core elements of brief intervention screening and assessment.

4. Differentiate between Brief CBT, Brief Strategic/Interactional Therapies, and Brief Humanistic and Existential Therapies.

5. Evaluate the benefits of brief family therapy and time-limited group therapies for those with substance abuse issues.

Social Work Approval

Social Work CE Credit for this course is offered with the following approvals. Many state boards of social work will accept the approvals listed. Provider Approvals by state and license type can be found here.

  • Quantum Units Education is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, CAMFT Provider #89970, to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEP. Quantum Units Education maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.
  • Florida board for Social Workers CE Provider #50-8650 (Quantum 'immediately' reports CE Credits to Florida licensees) 
  • Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, License No. 159.001261 approved CE Sponsor
  • Ohio CSWMFTB #RCST091701 approved CE Provider
  • Texas Board of SWE #5070 approved CE Provider
  • ACE credit is not offered for this course. A list of courses offering ACE credit can be found here.

To see approvals for a different license type in your state, visit our state by state provider approval listings here.


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Added On: 2015-10-26

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