First, the course will introduce reasons why therapists should be able to recognize and address problematic substance use among clients.Reasons include the high prevalence in the general population of psychoactive substance use disorders (PSUDs), the frequent comorbidity of PSUDs with other mental health issues, and the value of psychotherapeutic treatments for addressing PSUDs.This process used to be informal and occurred essentially through osmosis.Osmosis refers to the supervisor simply doing either what had been done to him or her as a supervisee or doing something different to prevent harm. Net is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Net maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Net, provider #1107, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. This course material is designed to equip supervisors to have a comprehensive understanding of clinical supervision, structure of practice, and the strengths of effective practice as well as the potential harm inflicted on supervisees by less than competent practice. Course format (distance learning - online activity). Net is approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. Net solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. The field of clinical supervision is growing exponentially, and new information may emerge that supersedes or supplements these course materials."I've worked in public and private settings for more than 30 years and have participated in many workshops, seminars and in-services. Please note: Some of the links listed below may be inactive.
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Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Net is approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, & Marriage and Family Therapist Board (OH-CSWMFT) to offer continuing education for counselors, social workers, and MFTs. The materials in this course are based on the most current information and research available to the author at the time of writing.
Supervision may well be the highest calling in psychology and other mental health professions.
Emphasizing the facts that many clients use drugs or alcohol in a problematic manner and that related concerns may emerge at any point in the therapeutic relationship, this course will prepare the therapist to adequately assess a client’s substance use whenever and however this important issue arises in mental health treatment.
Furthermore, the course will instruct therapists in using the results of substance use assessments to determine appropriate treatment levels, formulate treatment recommendations, and make medical referrals (or other types of referrals) as needed.