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Mutual Help Groups for Addictive Problems
Recorded on September 9, 2022
On Demand Education
Free
1.5 CE Hours
Clinical
Access Virtually
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Description

Part one summarizes current evidence about the effectiveness of mutual help groups for addictive problems and the mechanisms of action in these groups. Part two considers the clinical implications of this evidence. The course overviews the mutual help groups currently available, their surface differences, and interventions for clients who report having no interest in attending any group.

Target Audience
  • Counselors
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Psychologists
Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify two mutual help groups not based on the 12-step approach.
  2. Explain how recent research suggests that mutual help groups may be equally effective, so that clients
    can be encouraged to seek out options most agreeable to them.
  3. Specify at least one strategy for integrating client attendance in mutual help groups as an adjunctive
    component addiction-focused psychotherapy.
CE Details
Introductory
Clinical

Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LPCCs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. TPN.health is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LPCCs. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

Trusted Provider Network, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0220.

This course has been approved by TPN.health, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #198061, TPN.health is responsible for all aspects of the programming. Counselor Skill Group: Legal, Ethical and Professional Development.

TPN.health, #1766, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 03/31/2022 – 03/31/2025. Social workers completing this course receive 1.5 continuing education credits.

Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. TPN.health is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LCSWs. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

Trusted Provider Network, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0654.

Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. TPN.health is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

Trusted Provider Network, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0097.

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

CE Policy
This course is fiscally sponsored by Society of Addiction Psychology (APA Division 50). There may be potential biases or conflicts of interest inherent to this relationship, and it must be disclosed to participants. These conflicts of interest have no bearing on the course content and have been resolved.
Dr. A. Tom Horvath

Dr. Horvath has specialized in addictive problems since 1985. He is founder and president of Practical Recovery Psychology Group, past president of the American Psychological Association (APA)’s Society of Addiction Psychology (Division 50; the world’s largest organization of addiction psychologists), and author of Sex, Drugs, Gambling & Chocolate: A Workbook for Overcoming Addictions, recommended as a selfhelp book by the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT).

 

Dr. Horvath was an instructor of graduate addiction courses at Alliant International University and the University of San Diego. For 20 years he was the volunteer president of SMART Recovery (established 1994), an international non-profit offering free, self-empowering, science-based mutual help groups. He continues to serve on SMART’s US board of directors and the Global Research Advisory Council of SMART Recovery International. He is a fellow of the San Diego Psychological Association, ABCT, and APA.

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