Total CE Credit Hours: 4
Course Info URL: https://www.addictioncounselorce.com/courses/102456
About the Course:
The concept of compulsion, in which addictive behavior is not a voluntary behavior, is central to the neurobiological theories that have become popular as disease theory of addiction are ubiquitous in modern definitions. The aims of this article are: (I) to describe various meanings of compulsion in the literature; (ii) to compare the part thought to be played by compulsion in addiction with its suggested role in obsessive-compulsive disorder; (iii) to critically examine the place of compulsion in influential neurobiological accounts of addiction; (iv) to summarize the empirical evidence bearing on the usefulness of the compulsion concept, evidence that seems at first sight incompatible with the notion of compulsion. This is followed by a discussion of which possible meanings of compulsion can survive an empirical test and what role they might play in understanding addiction, paying particular attention to a distinction between strong and weak senses of compulsion.
This course is based on the article,Is the concept of compulsion useful in the explanation or description of addictive behavior and experience? created by Nick Heather, PhD. in 2017.
May 18, 2017
Course Material Author
Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.
Acknowledge the various definitions researchers use for compulsion.
Identify the numerous studies and theories of addiction.
Realize compulsion is not universal, nor is it of the same type found in other disorders like OCD.
American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders (AAHCPAD)
4 CE Credit hours
NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)
4 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.
National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
4 CPD hours
National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)
4 CE Credit hours
CE Learning Systems, service provider of Addiction Counselor CE has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5951. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. CE Learning Systems is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
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