Substance Abuse Treatment for Women

$12.00 | CE Hours:4.00 | Intermediate


CE Course Description

This CE course provides gender-specific factors that significantly influence treatment retention of women, and includes women’s treatment issues and needs, parenting issues and treatment needs, and co-occurring disorders that are most prevalent among women and are likely to require attention during the course of treatment.  Significant consideration is give to trauma, trauma-informed services, and integrated treatment for women with trauma-related symptoms and substance use disorders.  (Updated and extracted from TIP 51.)

Article Author:  Norma Finkelstein, Ph.D., M.S.W., et al.
Exam writer:  Patricia Hocking-Walker, M.S. (Psychology)

CE Course Objectives

1.  Discuss why women may need education and medication monitoring initially to ensure they are taking their antidepressant medications as prescribed.

2.  Explain how effective therapeutic styles are best characterized.

3.  Investigate the factors that play a significant role in retention.

4.  Examine counselor characteristics women have identified that they believe contribute to treatment success.

5.  Identify major trauma-related clinical issues that counselors need to address or attend to during the course of treatment.

6.  Describe what it means to be trauma-informed.

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: 2016-08-11

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