Behavioral Health Needs of Men

$65.00 | CE Hours:13.00 | Intermediate

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CEU Course Description

This course was developed from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration publication which examines the history and theories of male socialization, changes in perceptions of masculinity and male roles, fatherhood, and other factors related to men’s substance use, abuse, and treatment.  Clinical examples and tips are offered to guide behavioral health clinicians in treating men from these diverse populations.  Finally, the substance abuse treatment approaches, modalities, components, and settings that are the most effective for use with men are discussed.

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

CEU Course Objectives

1.  Define terms such as gender-appropriate behavior and masculinity.

2.  Discuss rituals, rites of passage, and critical transitions in a man’s life.

3.  Be aware of the association between alcohol and aggression / violence.

4.  Identify which group has the highest rate of illicit drug use and which substances are abused most frequently.

5.  Become familiar with how tax payers benefit when men enter substance abuse treatment.

6.  Examine the differences in screening, assessing, and diagnosing.

7.  Understand how physical and sexual violence intertwines with substance abuse.

8.  Compare and contrast the advantages and disadvantage of male vs. female counselors working with male clients.

9.  Examine the relationship between substance abuse and the male reproductive system.

10.  Appreciate the role substance abuse plays in anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, and gambling addiction.

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: 2014-01-29

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