Misuse of opioids kills tens of thousands of people every year, and non-fatal overdoses and the effects of addiction on families impact hundreds of thousands more. Opioid addiction is becoming increasingly relevant in practice for behavioral health professionals, and knowing how to care for patients struggling with this issue is essential. Join Dr. Aaron Weiner for a discussion about the current status of the opioid epidemic in America, how to properly assess for opioid use, how to effectively treat opioid addiction when you are able to do so, and what to look for in a referral when you need additional resources.
- Addiction Counselors
- Social Workers
- Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists
Participants will gain skills in assessing for and treating opioid abuse.
At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
- Describe the three phases of the opioid epidemic
- Identify two factors important in assessing for opioid use disorder
- Describe the three main medications used in opioid-related medication-assisted therapy
- Identify at least two evidence-based treatment options for recovery from opioids
The Louisiana Counseling Association is approved by the Louisiana Licensed Professional Board of Examiners to offer continuing education for Louisiana Licensed Professional Counselors and Provisional Licensed Professional Counselors. This program 1.5 CE clock hours for Louisiana Licensed Professional Counselors.
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 is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
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.
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.
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.
Course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for LPCCs, LMFTs, and 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 LPCCs. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.