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Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention for Stimulant Dependent Adults-A Pilot Randomized Clinical Trial

About the Course

This course discusses Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP) for stimulant dependent adults. The authors included substance abuse of stimulants and addiction in clients with co-occurring Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) and Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) in their treatment outcome. MBRP is compared with other interventions.

This course is based on the reading-based online article, Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention for Stimulant Dependent Adults-A Pilot Randomized Clinical Trial created by Suzette Glasner-Edwards, PhD, Larissa J. Mooney, MD, and Alfonso Ang, PhD (Statistician) in 2017.

Publication Date:

2017 Feb 2017

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.

Suzette Glasner-Edwards, PhD

Suzette Glasner-Edwards, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist and a Principal Investigator at UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs. Dr. Glasner-Edwards has extensive clinical and research background in the use of cognitive-behavioral, motivational, and mindfulness-based interventions for adults who have substance use disorders with and without concurrent mental illness. Dr. Glasner-Edwards’ current research focuses on developing technology-assisted psychosocial interventions and evaluating treatment outcomes for drug abusing adults with co-occurring psychiatric illness (with a particular focus on depression). Her work has been published in multiple peer reviewed journals.

Larissa J. Mooney, MD

Dr. Larissa Mooney is a board certified addiction psychiatrist and Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).  She is the Director of the UCLA Addiction Psychiatry Clinic and Chief of the Greater Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Substance Use Disorders Section, where she supervises psychiatrists in training in the clinical management of addictive and mental health disorders.  Dr. Mooney has conducted research at UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs on pharmacological and behavioral treatment interventions for addictive disorders. Her work has been published in multiple peer reviewed journals

Alfonso Ang, PhD (Statistician)

Alfonso Ang is affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Medicine. He is a statistician who works with multiple researchers and has published his work 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:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Acknowledge that emotional stress, negative affect, and relapse are common in stimulant users.
  2. Identify which approaches are most effective in stimulant dependent populations, and co-occurring MDD and stimulant SUD and GAD with stimulant SUD.
  3. Summarize the outcomes of MBRP on each subgroup.

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The planners of this activity have reported that they have no relevant financial relationships.

Commercial support

There is no commercial support for this distance-learning course.

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