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SOC8385 - Motivating Substance Abusers through the Stages of Change: A Comprehensive Overview for Mental Health Professionals. . . 5 CE Contact Hours

$ 50.00



Motivating Substance Abusers through
the Stages of Change: A Comprehensive Overview
for Mental Health Professionals


This course is designed to provide
the mental health clinician with a
comprehensive overview of the topic of
motivating substance abusers through
the stages of change in treatment.


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

- American attitudes toward alcohol
and other drugs
- The nature and extent of alcohol use
and the use of other drugs
- The different types of alcohol
and other drug users
- Factors that affect the drug experience,
including those that contribute to drug dependence
- Factors that influence people’s motivation
for change
- Motivation and the five stage model of change
- Ways to increase people’s motivation for change
- The techniques of motivational interviewing
- Learn about harm reduction
- Techniques for working more successfully
with substance abusers

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;
5 clinical continuing education clock hours.