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Substance Use Disorder Treatment for Adults (formerly:Adult Substance Abuse Treatment) Open to Adult programs with exception of the AIC Intervention Specialists 

Course Description:

This course will train participants to implement evidence-based assessment and treatment referral strategies for drug and alcohol abuse issues for adults with good adherence and competence. The goal of this group is to improve participantsí abilities to manage these issues in such a ways as to reduce recidivism. Specifically, the following areas/skills will be described with case-based examples, modeled and practiced during role- and real-plays, followed by feedback, reinforcement, and coaching: 1) Working knowledge of the DSM-5 Substance Use Disorder criteria, 2) Other assessment tools, 3) ASAM levels of care, 4) Evidence-based medications for addiction, 5) Evidence-based psychotherapies for addiction, including family-based approaches, such as the Community Reinforcement Approach & Family Training (CRAFT), 6) How to find evidence-based treatment for clients, 7) How to support good treatment outcomes, especially around how to respond to lapses vs. relapses, and 8) Engaging clients in mutual-support groups, such as AA, SMART Recovery and Rational Recovery, and other recovery resources.

This course will also address (when applicable) the skills of relationship-building, general cognitive-behavioral techniques, motivational interviewing strategies, cultural competence, and having a gender-responsive, trauma-informed, and strengths-based approach.

Course Learning Objectives:


By the end of this course, participants will demonstrate both cognitive and behavioral competence by recalling, comprehending, applying, and displaying the following knowledge and skills:
1) Working knowledge of the DSM-5 Substance Use Disorder criteria
2) Other assessment tools
3) ASAM levels of care
4) Evidence-based medications for addiction
5) Evidence-based psychotherapies for addiction
6) How to find evidence-based treatment for clients
7) How to support good treatment outcomes, especially around how to respond to lapses vs. relapses
8) How to engage clients in mutual support groups and other recovery resources


Target Audience: open to all Adult Programs with exception of the AIC Intervention Specialist.

Substance Use Disorder Treatment for Adults (formerly:Adult Substance Abuse Treatment) Open to Adult programs with exception of the AIC Intervention Specialists (2122a)
Sessions: 1
Dates & Times: 
Th, 9/16/2021
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location:  Virtual Online Training
Instructor: Melissa Fulgieri
14 Seats Available

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