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Screening and Behavioral Counseling Interventions to Reduce Unhealthy Alcohol Use in Adolescents and Adults

About the Course:

Unhealthy alcohol use is common and increasing in adults and is the most common cause of premature mortality in the United States. This study systematically reviews the benefits and harms of screening and nonpharmacologic interventions to reduce unhealthy alcohol use to inform the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Two investigators independently reviewed abstracts and full-text articles, then extracted data from fair- and good-quality trials, based on predetermined criteria. Random-effects meta-analysis was used to estimate benefits of the interventions.

This course is based on the article, Screening and Behavioral Counseling Interventions to Reduce Unhealthy Alcohol Use in Adolescents and Adults created by Elizabeth A. O’Connor, PhD., et al in 2017.

Publication Date:

2017

Course Material Authors

Elizabeth A. O’Connor, PhD

Elizabeth O’Connor, PhD, is a behavioral health psychologist whose current research focuses on systematic evidence reviews and review methodology, with a focus on behavioral health topics such as depression, suicide, obesity, and health lifestyle counseling. She works as an an investigator and the associate director of the Kaiser Permanente Research Affiliates Evidence-based Practice Center and her work has been published in multiple peer reviewed journals.

Leslie A. Perdue, MPH

Leslie is a research associate at Kaiser Permanente Research Affiliates Evidence-based Practice Center Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research. Her work has been published in multiple peer reviewed journals.

Caitlyn A. Senger, MPH

Caitlyn is a research associate at Kaiser Permanente Research Affiliates Evidence-based Practice Center Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research. Her work has been published in multiple peer reviewed journals.

Course Creator

Keith Gibson, Ph.D.

Dr. Gibson is a Clinical Psychologist with over 30 years in research, clinical and consulting practice. He has also held leadership roles in research administration and program evaluation and more recently has specialized in program evaluation and system analysis. He draws upon his years of expertise as a practicing psychologist, administrator, researcher and technologist to help universities evaluate their programs to implement, meet, and maintain CACREP standards.

Recommended For:

Counselor, marriage and family therapist, primary care physicians, psychologists, researchers, social workers. This course is appropriate for all knowledge levels.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify the key questions to ask to screen for Alcohol Use Disorders

  2. Extrapolate the effective questions and use them in clinical practice.

  3. Identify subgroups and factors that place patients at greater risk of developing Alcohol Use DIsorders.

Course Material

References begin on page 166.

Course Material

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Course Number 102427
  • 3.5 CE credit hours
  • NBCC: 4.5 CE credit hours

  • Reading-Based Online
Exam Fee: $20.90 No exam fee with a membership package!

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