Substance Abuse Treatment and Family Therapy (Revised) - Part 1

$20.00 | CE Hours:4.00 | 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 substance abuse treatment and family therapy, the impacts of substance abuse on families, and approaches to therapy.

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.  Enumerate goals of behavioral contracting therapy.

2.  Investigate the main purpose for family therapy in substance abuse treatment.

3.  Examine the type of sibling relationships that can protect adolescents against substance abuse.

4.  Elucidate the patterns of behavior that codependent people are thought to have.

5.  Identify the single most potent risk factor of future maladaption, predisposition to substance use, and psychological difficulties.


CE Outline with Main Points

1.  Substance Abuse Treatment and Family Therapy

a.  What Is a Family?

b.  What Is Family Therapy?

c.  Family Therapy in Substance Abuse Treatment

2.  Impact of Substance Abuse on Families

a.  Families With a Member Who Abuses Substances

b.  Other Treatment Issues

3.  Approaches to Therapy

a.  Differences in Theory and Practice

b.  Family Therapy for Substance Abuse Counselors

c.  Substance Abuse Treatment for Family Therapists



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  • 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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