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Outpatient Counseling Models

About the Course:

This course explores outpatient substance abuse counseling. The first article outlines the history of substance use therapy, and discusses a relational model, specifically the application of an integrated relational approach, including person centered therapy, motivational interviewing, and solution focused therapy. The second article is a pilot study testing technology-based interventions for clients with substance use disorders as part of outpatient substance use treatment. The authors used Daily Progress System, a form of Interactive Voice Response to track use and symptoms.

This course is based on the reading-based online, Outpatient Counseling Models created by Christine L. Chasek, PhD. and Steven B. Carswell, PhD, Sociology in 2018.

Publication Date:

2016 and 2018

Course Material Authors

Christine L. Chasek, PhD.

Christine is an assistant professor in the Department of Counseling &
School Psychology at the University of Nebraska Kearney. Her teaching and
research interests include drug and alcohol counseling and counselor
development. She has 15 years of clinical practice specializing in substance
abuse treatment.

Steven B. Carswell, PhD, Sociology

Steven B. Carswell, is a research scientist and vice president at Friends Research Institute in Baltimore, MD. His research focuses on the relationship between individual, social, and community risk and protective factors and the incidence and prevalence of youth and adult involvement in health-compromising behaviors. His work has been published in multiple peer reviewed journals.

Course Creator

L.A. Rankin

L.A. Rankin is a social worker with experience in many different settings with a variety of clients. She has worked with dementia and Alzheimers patients, dual diagnosis MH/MR, in a battered women’s shelter, and a rape crisis center. She also has 11 years of experience as a child protective social worker, where she earned certificates in domestic abuse/family violence and substance abuse.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify the various treatment models, both historical and current evidence-based treatment.

  2. Interpret the Integrated Relational Model of Substance Abuse Outpatient Counseling.

  3. Recognize that DPS is a useful tool in the outpatient treatment of SUD for both clients and clinicians.

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

1.25 CE credit hour

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NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)

1.25 CE credit hour

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)

1.25 CPD hour

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National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)

1.25 CE credit hour

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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An Integrated Relational Model of Substance Abuse Counseling in an Outpatient Setting

Both articles are needed to pass the exam.

References begin on page 8.

The Daily Progress System: A Proof of Concept Pilot Study of a Recovery Support Technology Tool for Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment

Both articles are needed to pass the exam.

References begin on page 10.

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Course Number 102525
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