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The Montreal Cognitive Assessment As a Predictor of Dropout from Residential Substance Use Disorder Treatment

About the Course:

This course examines the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) as a predictor of dropout from residential substance use disorder treatment. It discusses need for a cognitive screening tool as well as other evidence-based factors for drop out. The authors recommend using this tool as part of the screening process.

This course is based on the reading-based online article, The Montreal Cognitive Assessment As a Predictor of Dropout from Residential Substance Use Disorder Treatment created by Mikael Sømhovd, PhD., Egon Hagen, PhD., and Tone Bergly, PhD. in 2019.

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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.

Mikael Sømhovd, PhD.

Dr. Sømhovd is a researcher at The Tyrili Foundation in Norway. He has published 25 articles in peer reviewed journals.

Egon Hagen, PhD.

Egon Hagen currently works at Stavanger University Hospital. Egon does research in Biological Psychology, Neuropsychology and Clinical Psychology. Their current project is the ‘Stayer project, focusing on long-term changes in psychological and cognitive functioning in SUD patients.

Tone Bergly, PhD.

Dr. Bergly is a researcher at The Tyrili Foundation, Norway. She has published 6 articles in 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. This content is at the intermediate level.

Course Objectives:

  1. Acknowledge that mild cognitive impairment places clients at risk for drop out.

  2. Identify the additional risk factors for drop out.

  3. Summarize the efficacy of the MoCA tool as a predictive factor.

Course Material

References begin on page 13.

Course Material

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Course Number 102738
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