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Jump to Course 3B in the Catalog - 'Substance Abuse and Chemical Dependency Treatment - The Big ansition'
a.k.a., "The Big Transition in the AOD Field: Assessment of 'Need For Treatment' and 'Treatment Interventions' - How They've CHANGED!'
For those of you who are providing traditional addiction services, and struggling daily with a contractor's or Medicaid's criteria for obtaining those services - have you noticed some disconcerting changes lately?
Is your Substance Abuse and Chemical Dependency contractor wanting something different in the way of treatment for your clients? Like, less intensive services? Shorter stays? Fewer clients authorized for the treatment you think they need? Wondering how to survive these shifts?
This course addresses the 'nitty gritty' of major programmatic, therapeutic, and philosophical changes taking place within the traditional Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) treatment culture, due to the Health Care Reform environment. Material applies to single AOD diagnosis and to Dual MH-AOD diagnoses.
We provide an understanding of HOW the MCOs make those controversial treatment decisions for substance abusing and chemically dependent individuals during the CARE MANAGEMENT or Utilization Review (UR) process - and how to ASK for 'WHAT' from the MCO's care manager, to maximize your chances of getting what your clients need.
If you are looking for a very different and highly informative 3 Credit Hour Assessment and Diagnosis course, take "Beyond The Yellow Legal Pad" - How to perform a BIOPSYCHOSOCIAL ASSESSMENT of Dual Diagnosis Children and Adolescents, without professional vulnerability or risk of legal or civil liability. Learn to avoid the 'performance traps' that even the best and most experienced clinicians oftentimes fail to recognize.
WHO TAKES OUR SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND ADDICTION COURSES? We award instant online Substance Abuse and Addiction CEU Certificates to alcohol and drug counselors who are applying for a license as well as those who are licensed or certified as CEAP, LCDC, AADC, CCDS, CCS, CAP, and other Alcohol and Drug Counselors including LSATs, LCDPs, LADCs, LACACS, LPATs, Pastoral Counselors, LCSWs, MSWs, CSWs, LPCs, MFTs, LMFTs, LMHCs, LMHPs and More, in almost every ate.
If you are a US Department of Transportation (DOT) Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) who is needing CE to renew your license, you can get it here. To see what courses we recommend for your 12 hours of CE, read on below.
US Department of Transportation SAP Renewal:
Are you a US Department of Transportation (DOT) SAP needing to renew your license/certification? You can get your 12 hours of relevant CE here. Read on below for the three courses which we recommend.
DOT does not specify the continuing education courses for SAP renewal other than that they must be 'relevant to your performance of SAP duties'. On page 4 of the DOT Substance Abuse Professional Guidelines, DOT defines the type of CE which is required for SAP license renewal: "Continuing Education: During each three-year period following satisfactory completion of your training and examination, you must complete at least 12 professional development hours (e.g., Continuing Education Units) relevant to your performing SAP duties."
Three courses on our site would be particularly relevant to your DOT SAP license renewal:
1. AOD Course 5H - Alcohol Problems in Intimate Relationships: Identification and Intervention with Families and Couples (5 credit hours) - is particularly relevant for working with individuals who are not readily admitting to an alcohol problem. This course includes multiple standardized and empirically validated AOD ASSESSMENT FORMS which may be saved and printed on your computer for personal use. (Whether you decide to enroll in this course and take the quiz or not, you can download these forms for free.)
2. Course 4J - Anger Management for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Clients: A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Manual - one of our most popular courses.
3. Course 3B - Addiction & Substance Abuse Treatment - 'The Big Transition' This course is relevant to your SAP duty which requires you to develop and recommend a treatment plan for those whom you evaluate. The course addresses how the traditional treatments and recommendations for AOD Abuse have changed under health care reform ('Managed Care') - and how clinicians can document the need for treatment in a way that will be approved by Care Managers in both public and commercial health care plans.
You can find these courses at the bottom of the Addiction Catalog.
You should have no problems in terms of the acceptability of these courses for DOT credit. All of the courses in our Substance Abuse catalog are approved by the Texas Certification Board of Addiction Professionals (TCBAP) and by the Texas Association of Addiction Professionals (TAAP). TAAP is an IC&RC Member Board, and as a certified CE provider for TAAP (#1877-12), our course credits are automatically accepted by NAADAC and by all branches of the US Military. CLICK HERE to read about the NAADAC acceptance of our credits.
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