Total CE Credit Hours: 1.25
Course Info URL: https://www.addictioncounselorce.com/courses/102602
About the Course:
The course examines the prevalence and treatment of patients with co-occurring Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Substance Use Disorder (SUD). It is a small study with 4 participants. There is reason to suspect that SUD is more prevalent in this population than previously thought. Clinical supervision and the adaptation of treatment to the individual patient’s level of functioning is key. The number of sessions to treat this population will need to be extended. The treatment of SUD in ASD patients is complex, and requires high degree of psychoeducation in the ASD diagnosis as well as ASD. It is NOT recommended that therapist treat SUD in the population without previous clinical experience in the treatment of patients with ASD.
This course is based on the reading-based online article, Treating Patients With Co-occurring Autism Spectrum Disorder and Substance Use Disorder-A Clinical Explorative Study created by Sissel Berge Helverschou, PhD, Anette Ræder Brunvold, PhD, and Espen Ajo Arnevik, PhD in 2019.
Course Material Authors
Course Material Authors authored the material only, and were not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.
Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
- Acknowledge the prevalence of SUD in the ASD population is likely higher than previously thought.
- Identify the necessary modifications to treatment to effectively serve this population.
- Rocognize that CBT can be an effective therapy to treat SUD in clients with ASD.
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