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The Addiction Counselor's Desk Reference

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About the Course:

The Addiction Counselor’s Desk Reference offers a comprehensive compilation of information covering the full spectrum of addictive disorders, their consequences, and treatment. It includes detailed definitions and practical illustrations of addiction-related terminology; addictive disorders and behaviors; descriptions of treatment models and techniques. It provides this information in a convenient and accessible format, giving addiction treatment professionals a vital quick reference tool for daily use. This course covers Part I to Part VI only.

This course is based on the book, The Addiction Counselor’s Desk Reference created by Robert Holman Coombs, Ph.D. and William A. Howatt, Ph.D., Ed.D.

Journal/Publisher:

John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Publication Date:

2005

Course Material Authors

Robert Holman Coombs, Ph.D.

Robert Holman Coombs, Ph.D., is a Professor of Biobehavioral Sciences at UCLA School of Medicine, a Certified Addiction Specialist (CAS), and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Additionally, he serves on the International Advisory Committee of the American Academy of Healthcare Providers in the Addictive Disorders

William A. Howatt, Ph.D., Ed.D.

WIlliam A, Howatt, Ph.D., Ed.D., is a faculty member of the Nova Scotia Community College School of Human Services. He is an Internationally Certified Addiction Specialist (ICAS).

Course Creator

Dan Rebek, Ph.D.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about a helpful desk reference for addiction counselors. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Acknowledge the abused substances and their effects.

  2. Recognize the basic concepts that underlie addiction.

  3. Identify the resources available for treatment planning and diagnostic assessment.

  4. Describe the different types of clinical models and counseling techniques.

  5. Explain the treatment resources for helping addicted clients such as addiction recovery tools and programs.

  6. Discuss professional management skills and responsibilities, such as how to handle crisis and difficult clients.

Use our CE Approvals tool to look up your state requirements and how Addiction Counselor CE can help you meet them, or log in to your member account to show approvals relevant to your licensure.

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

10 CE credit hours

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American Psychological Association (APA)

10 CE 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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NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)

10 CE credit hours

This course has been approved by CE Learning Systems, service provider of Addiction Counselor CE, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #107243, CE Learning Systems is responsible for all aspects of their programming.

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National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

10 CPD hours

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Course Retired
Course Number 101482
10 credit hours
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