A total of four (4) contact hours of continuing education (4 CEH) available for the completition of this free course. Topics include Problem Solving, Risk Reduction, Decisions, Motivation, Coping Plans, Coping with Cravings, Refusal Skils and Case Management.
Designed for addiction counselors, this 2 to 3 hour continuing education course provides basic information on buprenorphine, and how it fits into behavioral treatment. The specific content of the course covers the following topics: recent changes in opioid treatment; science of addiction; what is buprenorphine and how does it work; how it compares to other opioid medications; its safety and efficacy and the common myths about opioid agonist treatments and responses; patient selection; general issues in counseling drug dependent patients; counseling issues; and patient management issues associated with treating patients with buprenorphine. The course overview is available in CD-ROM format. To access the CEATTC sponsored online courses click here.
Designed for counselors and other addiction professionals, this one-hour course provides information about working with clients who participate in welfare programs, especially clients who receive Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF). The course reviews welfare reform roles of treatment professionals in welfare, and the Federal requirements of the TANF program. In addition, it also reviews several issues faced by treatment professionals who work with welfare clients. The course provides tools to identify your state's welfare requirements and to track clients' progress through the welfare reform system. To access the CEATTC sponsored online courses click here.
Designed for counselors and other addiction professionals, this two-hour course reviews Federal definitions and national portraits of child maltreatment, the relationships between addiction and child welfare, roles of addiction professionals regarding child welfare, and the independent timetables for addiction treatment, child welfare, welfare-to-work, and child development. The course reviews the child protection and child welfare sytems, the child welfare continuum, and information about typical state requirements. It provides tools to identify your state's child welfare requirements and to track clients' progress through the child welfare system. In addition, the course provides strategies for problems often encountered with clients involved in child welfare. To access the CEATTC sponsored online courses click here.
Designed for addiction counselors and outreach professionals, this 2-hour online course provides an overview of the hepatitis C virus (HCV), including the function of the liver, HCV infection, risk factors for HCV infection, incidence and prevalence, signs and symptoms, natural history and progression, acute and chronic infection, health consequences, and co-infection. It examines such modes of transmission as drug use, tattooing and body piercing, transfusions and transplantations, sexual transmission, mother to infant transmission, and occupational transmission. It reviews various affected populations. It reviews diagnosis and testing, who should be tested, why individuals should be tested, and diagnostic tools. The course examines various treatment options, such as interferon treatment. Finally, the course examines a variety of prevention issues, such as HCV vaccines and prevention messages. To access the CEATTC sponsored online courses click here.
The course Research Concepts: A Guide for Counselors is a 2-hour online course that provides the informed lay reader basic information about scientific research, the research process, and research concepts. The goal of this course is to increase the ability of non-research professionals to become more familiar with research concepts and to better understand research articles. The course provides a review of research terms, issues, concepts, and principles for non-research addiction professionals. It describes the characteristics of the primary research approaches, including experimental, quasi-experimental, and non-experimental research designs. It provides information about certain characteristics of studies that can diminish their ability to determine whether an observed outcome can be attributed to the intervention being studied and whether results from a research study can be generalized to other settings or populations. The course reviews the major principles of ethics in research, provides guidance about reading research articles, and provides an overview of fundamental statistical concepts. To access the CEATTC sponsored online courses click here.