Intensive Outpatient Treatment for People with Stimulant Use Disorders

$21.00 | CE Hours:7.00 | Intermediate


CE Course Description

This CE course provides a structured approach for treating adults who abuse or are dependent on stimulant drugs.  The materials outlined are designed so that counselors can implement the Matrix treatment approach even without training.

Article Author:  Jeanne Obert, M.F.T, M.S.M., et al.; Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Exam writer:  Patricia Hocking-Walker, M.S. (Psychology)

CE Course Objectives

1.  Enumerate the hallmarks of addiction.

2.  Explain what is considered the primary treatment dynamic in the Matrix IOP intervention.

3.  Investigate what is involved in creating a craving for a drug.

4.  Examine the role of each client’s primary counselor.

5.  Identify which part of the brain is involved in all forms of addiction and explain why.

6.  Describe the first step toward learning to interrupt the trigger-thought-craving-use sequence.

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: 2016-03-10

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