Total CE Credit Hours: 1
Course Info URL: https://www.ce-credit.com/courses/102487
About the Course:
In the present article, they describe the protocol for a novel, integrated exercise intervention that combines motivational interviewing (MI) and contingency management (CM). Substance Use Disorders (SUD) are associated with psychiatric comorbidity, unhealthy lifestyle choices, and high rates of relapse. Exercise is associated with a wide range of acute and long-term benefits for both mental and physical health and is presently being investigated as a promising adjunctive treatment for SUD. The protocol seeks to address the challenges surrounding initiation and maintenance of an exercise program and physical activity at a level consistent with public health guidelines, particularly for sedentary patients.
This course is based on the reading-based online article, Exercise As an Adjunctive Treatment for Substance Use Disorders-Rationale and Intervention Description created by Jeremiah Weinstock, Ph.D in 2018.
Course Material Author
Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
- Acknowledge exercise is a way to treat comordid disorders to SUD, such as depression and anxiety.
- Identify the two most effective methods to get patients to exercise are MI and CM.
- Recognize the largest barrier to this program is patient fabrication, so supervised exercise is preferred.
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