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Improving Treatment Compliance: Counseling & Systems Strategies for Substance Abuse & Dual Disorders

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This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who provide services to or seek knowledge about the mechanisms that underlie alcohol and tobacco dependence. Whether unfamiliar or familiar with some of the concepts involved in this material, you can benefit from information in this course. The book provides help in understanding and addressing the problem of poor compliance among clients who have substance abuse disorders, including those with dual disorders. You will identify ways in which poor compliance reveals itself; discuss effects of poor compliance on the client, family, and professional caregiver; and identify multiple factors contributing to compliance problems.

The major thrust of the course discusses a variety of practical clinical strategies and treatment system interventions that can help improve compliance among clients with substance abuse or dual disorders. Considerable attention is given to interventions counselors can use to motivate clients…from the initial telephone call through aftercare counseling.

This course is based on the book, Improving Treatment Compliance: Counseling & Systems Strategies for Substance Abuse & Dual Disorders created by Dennis C. Daley, Ph.D. & Allan Zuckoff, M.A. in 0.

Course Material Author

Dennis C. Daley, Ph.D. & Allan Zuckoff, M.A.

Dennis C. Daley, Ph. D. is the director of the Center for Psychiatric and Chemical Dependency Services and an associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He has written over 125 publications.

Allan Zuckoff, M.A., is a clinical supervisor and codirector of training at the Center for Psychiatry and Chemical Dependency Services, Western Psychiatric Institute and clinic, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He is a trainer in Motivational Interviewing.

Course Creator

Keith Gibson, Ph.D.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe how the motivational approach can be useful to substance abusers and dual diagnosis clients

  2. Describe strategies counseling agencies can implement to improve compliance

  3. Describe strategies counselors can use to improve compliance

  4. Identify what contributes to compliance problems

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American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders (AAHCPAD)

6 credit hours

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American Psychological Association (APA)

6 credit hours

CE Learning Systems is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CE Learning Systems maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)

6 ce credit hours

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NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)

6 credit hours

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National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

6 credit hours

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Course Retired
Course Number 10018
6 credit hours
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