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Attention California: This course is designed to comply with the CA requirement for 15 hours of Alcoholism & Other Chemical Substance Dependency CE for first-time renewals.

Oklahoma Counselors and MFTs: This course has been submitted for approval to the Oklahoma Board. Once this course has been approved by the Oklahoma Board this notice will be removed. If you wish to take this course for CE credit now, you will need to submit it for approval to the Oklahoma Board or select another course which does not contain this notice.

Steps to receive a Continuing Education Certificate for this Course

Step #1 - Read Section 1 then Answer Question 1. Question 1 is located at the end of Section 1. Then, click on the Test link found at the end of Section 1 to answer question 1. Read Section 2. Answer question 2 and so on.

Step #2 - After completing and scoring the Test a Certificate granting 15 CE credits is issued to you. Coordinating Instructor: Tracy Appleton, LCSW, MEd
Course Reviewed 2023

Course Articles:
§1810. (a) The instruction and training in alcoholism and other chemical substance dependency required by Sections 4980.41, 4980.80, 4980.90, 4996.2, 4996.17, and 4999.32 of the Code shall consist of not less than fifteen hours of classroom training or coursework and shall include each of the following areas:
     The definition of alcoholism and other chemical dependency, and the           evaluation of the abuser.

Section 1 & Question 1
--Definition of Alcoholism and Other Chemical Dependency
Section 2 & Question 2
--Evaluation of the Abuser: Assessing Addiction Concepts and      Instruments
     Recognizing the symptoms of alcoholism and drug addiction.
Section 3 & Question 3
--Recognizing the Signs and Symptoms of Drugs and Alcohol

     Major treatment approaches to alcoholism and chemical dependency.
Section 4 & Question 4
--Treatment Approaches for Drug Addiction

     Making appropriate interpretations, interventions, and referrals.
Section 5 & Question 5
--Screening, Brief Interventions & Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)      
Guidance Documents

     The process of referring affected persons.
Section 6 & Question 6
--Guidelines for Identifying and Referring Persons with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

     The role of persons and systems that support or compound the abuse.
Section 7 & Question 7
--Health Care Systems and Substance Use Disorders

     Recognizing and intervening with affected family members.
Section 8 & Question 8
--Family Members who Refuse to Cooperate

     Extent of the alcohol and drug abuse epidemic and its effects on the           individual, family, and community.
Section 9 & Question 9
--The Impact of Substance Use Disorders on Families and Children:
     from Theory to Practice

    Community resources offering assessment, treatment and follow-up for           the abuser and family.
Section 10 & Question 10
--Age and Gender Based Populations

Section 11 & Question 11
--Specific Populations and Prescription Drug Misuse and Abuse

Section 12 & Question 12
--Resource List: Substance Abuse Prevention Evidence-Based           
Practices (EBP)

Section 13 & Question 13
--Community Resources Offering Assessment, Treatment and Follow-
     up for the Abuser and Family

     Current theories of the etiology of substance abuse.
Section 14 & Question 14
--Understanding Chemical Dependency - Etiology

    Knowledge of certain populations at risk with regard to substance             abuse.
Section 15 & Question 15
--Substance Abuse Prevalence & Prevention among Gay, Lesbian,      Bisexual and Questioning Adolescents

Section 16 & Question 16
--An Intervention to Reduce Binge Drinking in College Students

Section 17 & Question 17
--Relapse Prevention Strategies for Clients Arrested for DWI

Section 18 & Question 18
--After-School Counseling for High-Risk Middle School Students

Section 19 & Question 19
--Contemporary Patterns of Alcohol Abuse

     Historical and contemporary perspectives on alcohol and other drug             abuse.
Section 20 & Question 20
--Theories on Drug Abuse Selected Contemporary Perspectives: The      Natural History of Drug Abuse

     Medical aspects of alcoholism and other chemical dependency.
Section 21 & Question 21
--Medical Aspects of Alcoholism

     Legal aspects of substance abuse.
Section 22 & Question 22
--Legal Issues: Integrating Substance Abuse Treatment and Vocational      Services

     Education concerning and prevention of substance abuse.
Section 23 & Question 23
--Prevention of Substance Abuse: A Brief Overview

     Learning about current programs of recovery, such as 12 step             programs, and how therapists can effectively utilize these programs.
Section 24 & Question 24
--12-Step Participation as a Pathway to Recovery: The Maryhaven           Experience and Implications for Treatment and Research

Section 25 & Question 25
--Professional Interventions that Facilitate 12-Step Self-Help Group           Involvement

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Instructor’s Name & Credentials: Tracy Catherine Appleton, LCSW, MEd, CE Program Administrator, Course Development Coordinator, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and holds a Masters Degree in Education. Ms. Appleton has had experience in developing, providing, and presenting adult education programs since 1979. Expertise in program content: Experience as an Outpatient Therapist and Private Practice.

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When and How Course Completion Certificates will be Awarded: Once you have passed the test with a score of 80% or higher, paid and completed evaluation; log into your User Account and your certificate is available for print or download. Your CE history is maintained in your account.

All activities within all of our courses are offered for continuing education credit.

"Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences."

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