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Substance Abuse CE Courses for Social Workers

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Harm Reduction Approaches to Substance Abuse Treatment: Clinical Interventions and Ethical Considerations
Presented by Lauren Dennelly, PhD, MSW, LCSW
Live WebinarWed, Jul 31, 2024 at 11:00 am EDT
Course: #2252Level: Intermediate1 Hour
In this course, participants learn about harm reduction, its specific clinical applications and policy connotations, and the ethical implications of such approaches to substance abuse treatment.

Pain Management and Addiction/Substance Use Disorders: Navigating Use and Abuse
Presented by Susan Holmes-Walker, PhD, RN
Course: #2111Level: Intermediate2.02 Hours
This course reviews the different pain categories to build a foundation on which to discuss the pain management challenges of people with a substance use disorder. During this course, learners learn strategies to help navigate the complexities of use and abuse.

Pain & Symptom Management in Behavioral Health and Medical Settings
Presented by Susan Holmes-Walker, PhD, RN
Course: #2103Level: Introductory2.02 Hours
This course will discuss the different types of pain and the symptoms related to each category and include information on the challenges of treating pain in the context of substance use. Participants will learn the importance of managing the expectations of patients in pain and learn strategies to create an individualized, multimodal pain management plan.

Working with Patients Undergoing Medically Assisted Therapy: Supervision Standards, Ethical and Diagnostic Considerations, and Clinical Documentation
Presented by Ryan Kirk, PsyD, MSW, HSPP, Katie Kirk, PsyD, LAC
Course: #2147Level: Intermediate2.13 Hours
This course empowers behavioral health clinicians with the necessary skills and ethical competencies for delivering integrated, evidence-based addiction care to patients undergoing medication-assisted treatment (MAT). A focus on confidentiality, MAT and general ethics including HIPAA and CFR 42, and supervision standards are addressed. Participants will explore substance use disorders from a neuroscience perspective, develop counseling best practices within interdisciplinary MAT settings, and cover topics ranging from harm reduction strategies to documentation of medical necessity, aiming to enhance support for individuals managing addiction and dual diagnoses.

Adolescent Development: Addiction, Ethics, and Research Supervision
Presented by Julie Campbell, PhD
Course: #2062Level: Intermediate2.02 Hours
This course covers current research associated with behaviors associated with addiction, particularly during the adolescent period of development. Risky behaviors will be explored based on the role of hormones and environment. Theories related to the development of addiction and problem behaviors during adolescence will be considered. Ethics and research supervision will be covered in addition to study design, testing hypotheses, theory formulation, and submitting a study for review to an institutional review board.

The Sociology of Addiction
Presented by Sophie Nathenson, PhD, Katie Kirk, PsyD, LAC
Course: #1936Level: Advanced1 Hour
This course reviews present-day diagnosis and treatment of substance use disorders and the relationship between addiction theory and practice. Contemporary sociological theories are outlined, exploring the history of addiction in societies. A multi-level, holistic theoretical approach is introduced to inform the design of policy and interventions.

The Opioid Crisis: A Sociological Perspective
Presented by Sophie Nathenson, PhD
Course: #2087Level: Intermediate1 Hour
In this course the social context of the opioid crisis will be discussed, including societal-level contributing factors. A holistic approach to addressing the crisis is presented, with applications to the health professional’s role.

Social Work Practice and Opioid Overdose Outreach Podcast
Presented by Benjamin T. Bencomo, DSW, LISW, LCSW, Allison Stoner, MSW, LMSW
Course: #1424Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This podcast discusses the opioid epidemic and highlights a "Triple O Program" which is a forward-thinking initiative that partners social workers with firefighters and paramedics to target this epidemic. This podcast explores how social workers can work with their community partners to implement a program such as the Triple O Program. This is part of the Continued Learning Podcast series.

Substance Use & Recovery in the Military and Veterans
Presented by Heather Moshier, MBA, CAADC, LSW
Course: #1346Level: Intermediate1 Hour
We know that individuals impacted by substance use disorder can recover, yet subpopulations may experience greater difficulties than their counterparts. This webinar provides an overview of the connection of SUD in the Military and Veterans and helps professionals understand tenants and pathways to recovery for this population, and identifies why purpose is needed in recovery.

Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families Impacted by Substance Use Disorder
Presented by John Smith, PhD, LCSW
Course: #1163Level: Intermediate5 Hours
This 4 course series covers social work practice with individuals and families impacted by Substance Use Disorders (SUD). This modular focuses on the physiological and psychological effects of psychoactive substances on the brain and body and how addiction is a “family” disease. This series explores the relationship between trauma and SUD and provides guidance on evidence based treatment options.

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