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Attn 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

--Clinical Definitions of Alcohol and Substance Abuse and Misuse
Section 2 & Question 2
--Evaluation of the Abuser: Assessing Addiction Concepts and      Instruments
      Medical aspects of alcoholism and other chemical dependency.
Section 3 & Question 3

--Medical Aspect of Drug Abuse
      Current theories of the etiology of substance abuse.
Section 4 & Question 4
--Etiology of Drug Abuse: A Narrative Analysis
     The role of persons and systems that support or compound the abuse.
Section 5 & Question 5
--Treatment for Alcohol Problems: Finding and Getting Help
      Major treatment approaches to alcoholism and chemical dependency.
Section 6 & Question 6
--Substance Abuse Treatment and Family Therapy: Approaches to      Therapy
      Legal aspects of substance abuse.
Section 7 & Question 7
--Legal Issues: Integrating Substance Abuse Treatment and      Vocational Services
     Knowledge of certain populations at risk with regard to substance           abuse.
Section 8 & Question 8
--Substance Abuse Treatment and Family Therapy: Specific      Populations

      Community resources offering assessment, treatment and follow-up for           the abuser and family.
Section 9 & Question 9
--Integrating Substance Abuse Treatment and Vocational Services:      Effective Referrals and Collaborations
      The process of referring affected persons.

Section 10 & Question 10
--Guidelines for Identifying and Referring Persons with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
     Education concerning and prevention of substance abuse.

Section 11 & Question 11
--Preventing Drug Use among Children and Adolescents
§29. (b) Prior to the adoption of any regulations imposing continuing education relating to alcohol and other chemical dependency, the boards are urged to consider coursework to include, but not necessarily be limited to, the following topics:

     Historical and contemporary perspectives on alcohol and other drug           abuse.
Section 12 & Question 12
--Theories on Drug Abuse Selected Contemporary Perspectives: The      Natural History of Drug Abuse

      Extent of the alcohol and drug abuse epidemic and its effects on the           individual, family, and community.
Section 13 & Question 13
--Impact of Substance Abuse on Families

      Recognizing the symptoms of alcoholism and drug addiction.
Section 14 & Question 14
--Recognizing the Signs and Symptoms of Drugs and Alcohol
     Making appropriate interpretations, interventions, and referrals.

Section 15 & Question 15
--Screening, Brief Interventions & Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)      Guidance Documents

      Recognizing and intervening with affected family members.
Section 16 & Question 16
--Family Members who Refuse to Cooperate

      Learning about current programs of recovery, such as 12 step programs,           and how therapists can effectively utilize these programs.
Section 17 & Question 17
--12-Step Interventions and Mutual Support Programs for Substance      Use Disorders: An Overview

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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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