Skip to main content

We-Language and Sustained Reductions in Drinking in Couple-Based Treatment for Alcohol Use Disorders

About the Course:

This course discusses the use of language as a determining factor in outcome. Though previous research showed mixed results, the authors hypothesized that use of the word “we” was predictive for greater days abstinent. Communal coping and togetherness are believed facilitate better treatment outcomes. And the use of “we” and decreased use of “I” or “you” are indicative of better communal coping and togetherness, then it sans to reason these pronouns can be prediction. These observations are correlational, not causal. A detailed explanation of methodology is included.

This course is based on the reading-based online article, We-Language and Sustained Reductions in Drinking in Couple-Based Treatment for Alcohol Use Disorders created by Kevin A. Hallgren, PhD and Barbara S. McCrady, PhD in 2016.

Publication Date:

2016 Mar 2016

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.

Kevin A. Hallgren, PhD
Dr. Hallgren is a clinical psychologist with research interests in treatments for substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health conditions. He has conducted most of his research at the BRiTE Center within the University of Washington Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. His work has been published in multiple peer reviewed journals.
Barbara S. McCrady, PhD
Dr. McCrady is a Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of New Mexico. Her research interests include improving treatments for persons affected by alcohol and other drug problems through the development of empirically supported treatments, including approaches that involve the social network, cognitive behavioral therapy, mutual help groups, and therapies for women. Her works 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:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Acknowledge the importance of the inclusion of significant others in the treatment of clients with AUD.
  2. Identify the underpinnings of the effects of the words studied.
  3. Summarize the outcome of introducing changes in pronoun use.

Exam Questions

All exam questions for the course are visible on this page for members of Addiction Counselor CE.

Membership is free, and you can register today! You'll only pay when you're ready to purchase a course, or if you take advantage of the Unlimited Package.

If you're already a member, please sign in to see the exam questions for this and all other courses.

Discuss this course

When you're an Unlimited CE or Pay As You Go member you can discuss this course after you pass the exam.

Sign In or Register to get started.

FAQs

  • Is this course approved for my continuing education requirements?

    Yes, most likely. Look Up Your State Board for more detailed information. Logged-in site members will see the relevant approval information displayed in the Approvals tab for every course.

  • Do you have accommodations for my disability (ADA)?

    If you are having trouble using Addiction Counselor CE, please contact us! We would be happy to accommodate your needs right away, and your input will help us make Addiction Counselor CE more accessible for future users too.

  • How do I enroll in this course?

    Use the Enroll In This Course button and just follow the instructions! You don't pay anything until you're ready to take an exam.

  • What do I have to do to complete the course?

    To complete the course, review the course objectives, then review the material, and then pass the exam with a score of 75% or greater and lastly complete an evaluation.

  • How do I access the materials?

    Most of our courses are based on online articles available for free to the public. Some courses, such as those based on books, require that you purchase the material. Use the Materials tab above for more info. You don't need to enroll in the course to access materials, whether free or paid. So you always know what you're getting into before you commit to taking the exam.

  • How do I get my certificate?

    Your certificate(s) will be available to download or email immediately when you pass the course exam and complete the evaluation.

  • Can I contact you for more help?

    Yes! Use the Help widget at the bottom-right of the screen anywhere on Addiction Counselor CE to search our help docs, or to ask our support team for help. Unlike most of our competitors, Addiction Counselor CE has live US-based support reps to help you by email, chat, or phone.

Course Number 102994
1.5 CE credit hour
Sign in for credit hours relevant to your credentials.

  • Reading-Based Online
Exam Fee $8.96
There's no exam fee with an Unlimited CE membership! Read More

No Cost Materials

60 members have taken this course

Try a free CE course.

Get started by trying a free course of your choice. No payment info required!

Sign Up Free

View all free trial courses

Happy therapist using Addiction Counselor CE