What Every Mental Health Clinician
Needs to Know about Involuntary and
Court Ordered Substance Abuse Treatment


This course is designed to provide
the mental health clinicians with a comprehensive
overview of the topic of involuntary and court
mandated substance abuse treatment.


Upon completing this course, the trainee will
understand the following:

-The history and effectiveness of court and
work mandated substance abuse treatment
-The responsibilities of the client, clinician
and organization in work mandated treatment
for substance abuse
-Treatment complexities in work mandated
treatment for substance abuse
-The responsibilities of the client, clinician
and court system in court mandated treatment
for substance abuse
-Treatment complexities in court mandated treatment
-Ways to increase motivation for change in court
and work mandated treatment for substance abuse
-DiClemente’s Five-stage Model of Change
and its relevance to substance abuse treatment

This course is primarily designed for clinicians
in the earlier stages of their career, but is
an excellent comprehensive review for more advanced

This course was written by Ron Fagan, PhD, MA, LMFT, formerly a professor of sociology at Pepperdine University and formerly a Care Manager with Anthem, now a Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice. This course was created with guidance and input from other senior, Inc. course developers and from NASW GA. 


Approvals: has been approved by NBCC as
an Approved Continuing Education Provider,
ACEP No. 6071.

Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit
are clearly identified. is solely responsible for all aspects
of the programs.

As noted on the NBCC web site, "most professional counselor
state licensure boards readily accept NBCC credit
for licensure renewal.", Inc., provider #1104, is approved 
to offer social work continuing education by the Association
of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through
the 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., Inc. maintains responsibility for this course.

ASWB Approval Period: 11/15/2023 to 11/15/2026.

Social workers participating in this course will receive;
4 clinical continuing education clock hours.


This course is approved for 4 contact hours