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SOC8385 - Motivating Substance Abusers through the Stages of Change: A Comprehensive Overview for Mental Health Professionals

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    SOC8385
    Title: Motivating Substance Abusers through the Stages of Change: A Comprehensive Overview for Mental Health Professionals
    Description: 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 intermediate level course is primarily designed for clinicians in the middle stages of their career, or for more advanced clinicians reviewing concepts in this treatment area. This course was written by Ron Fagan, PhD, MA, LMFT, formerly a professor of sociology at Pepperdine University and currently a Care Manager with Anthem, with guidance and input from other senior yourceus.com, Inc. course developers and from NASW GA.

     

    This course is approved for 5 contact hours by the following certifying bodies:

    National approvals accepted in most states:

    The National Board of Certified Counselors, NBCC Provider number 6071

    yourceus.com, Inc., provider #1104, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program.

    yourCEUs.com, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 11/15/2014 to 11/15/2017. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive 8 clinical continuing education clock hours.

    The National Association of Social Workers through approval by NASW GA

    States with their own approval process:

    The Minnesota Board of Social Work, Provider #CEP-1 

    Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling Provider Number, BAP #50-2193

    Texas Pre-approved Social Worker Provider Number: SW 5089  Contact at: www.dshs.state.tx.us/socialwork/

    Texas Pre-approved Counselor Provider Number: PC 2405  Contact at: www.dshs.state.tx.us/counselors/

    Ohio Counselor, Social Worker & Marriage and Family Therapist Board #RCS060501

    Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation #159.000931