Substance Abuse Treatment and Family Therapy (Revised) - Part 2

$30.00 | CE Hours:6.00 | Intermediate

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CE Course Description

The fields of substance abuse treatment and family therapy share many common assumptions, approaches, and techniques, but differ in significant philosophical and practical ways that affect treatment approaches and goals.  This CE course explores the integrated models for treating family members, circumstances for working with special populations, and policy and program issues.

Article Author:  Center for Substance Abuse Treatment.  Substance Abuse Treatment and Family Therapy.  Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series, No. 39.  HHS Publication No. (SMA) 15-4219.  Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2015.


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CE Course Objectives

1.  Describe practical advantages of the integrated models for the treatment providers.

2.  Identify which factor must be considered to determine a counselor’s level of involvement with a specific family.

3.  List three models that have demonstrated effectiveness in treating substance use disorders.

4.  Conclude the most useful approach when a child is abusing substances.


CE Outline with Main Points

1.  Integrated Models for Treating Family Members

a.  Integrated Substance Abuse Treatment and Family Therapy

b.  Integrated Models for Substance Abuse Treatment

c.  Matching Therapeutic Techniques to Levels of Recovery

2.  Specific Populations

a.  Age

b.  Women

c.  Race and Ethnicity

d.  Sexual Orientation

e.  People With Physical or Cognitive Disabilities

f.  People With Co-Occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Disorders

g.  Rural Populations

h.  Other Contextual Factors

3.  Policy and Program Issues

a.  Primary Policy Concerns

b.  Program Planning Models

c.  Other Program Considerations



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 offered for this course for social workers (followed by ACE approval statement that is currently on every ACE course page) Quantum Units Education, #1289, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Quantum Units Education maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 01/03/2020 – 01/03/2023.

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Added On: 2019-06-08

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