The Addiction Technology Transfer Center of New England , funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) at Brown University Center for Alcohol & Addiction Studies, is offering a credited, on-line course on substance abuse treatment for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans.
While substance abuse treatment professionals may understand the cycle of addiction and treatment interventions, unique factors that are associated with survival at war and codes of Military membership can impede progress for the recovering client. This four week course will focus on understanding Military cultural beliefs about the use of alcohol and drugs and how to join the Veteran client in a place of resilient recovery.
Dee Lexandra, Ph.D., MSW, Florida LCSW and Certified Addiction Professional, has been actively involved in addiction treatment in Florida for the past 22 years. As an addiction treatment professional, her focus for more than 12 years, was group work in psychiatric and substance abuse in-patient and out-patient hospital treatment programs. Recently, over the past six years she has worked primarily as a consultant on the behalf of behavioral health organizations in support of the U.S. Military Service members and their families throughout national and international U.S. Military Installations. The focus of her professional experiences in addiction treatment include: education, training, research, counseling, and consulting. Dr. Lexandra received her Ph.D. in Family Therapy as a result of her study about what the client believed “worked” in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction and is a Florida Certified Addiction Professional.
- To describe the unique “language” and lifestyles of a U.S. Military Warrior based on their branch of service.
- To explain U.S. Military Warrior experiences of stress and the suppression of feelings as resilient responses to their role as warriors.
- Discuss the historical use of alcohol and drugs to self-medicate in the Military culture.
- Demonstrate how to build a therapeutic alliance with the resilient Veteran by using the “Stages of Change” and MI/MET model of substance abuse treatment in case example role plays.
This is a four-week course, beginning on May 14, 2012. Requirements are:
- Required on-line reading (one hour per week)
- Completion of pre and post test
- Completion of weekly homework assignments (one hour per week)
- Participation in the weekly course forum
- Completion of an on-line course evaluation
*Please note that there are no real time events associated with this course. Lessons will be posted on the class home page on Tuesday and responses are due the following Monday. With the exception of the first weeks lesson which will be posted Monday with the responses due the following Monday. Assignments can be accessed at the participant’s convenience.
A full refund is available up until May 22, 2012 after which there will be no refunds.
- This four-week course, which begins on May 14, 2012, has been approved by the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) for 8 educational credits. It is being provided by the Brown Distance Learning program, which is accredited as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider (#000151).
- This course is approved by the Connecticut Certification Board (CCB) for 8 Category 1 continuing education for Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors (CADC’s). The CCB is an IC&RC affiliate.
- The New York State OASAS does accept distance learning CEUs provided by institutions of higher learning for individuals pursuing or renewing a CASAC, CPP or CPS.
- ATTC of New England DLP is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP ™) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. (provider # 6463) 19 clock hours will be provided for this event.
*Combined certificates are available upon request.
Certificates will be immediately printable from the course homepage to participants in the program for its duration who submit all required materials.
Please contact your local certification board to verify reciprocity or acceptance of The ATTC of New England’s Distance Learning contact hours.
To participate, you must have:
- An E-mail address and the capacity to retrieve and send E-mail;
- Access to World Wide Web (the following programs provide WWW access: Firefox, Safari, and Microsoft Explorer)
- Internet Explorer 7.0 or higher is the preferred browser for ATTC of New England DLP online courses
- The ability to navigate the World Wide Web
- A basic understanding of how to use a computer and send and receive email
PLEASE NOTE NETWORK AND COMPUTER TECHNICAL SUPPORT WILL NOT BE PROVIDED.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: May 07, 2012 or when the course limit is reached.
To register for this course please log into your account or create your account then log into your account and click the Enroll in a New Course link at the bottom of your account page (have your credit card ready). On the Enrollment page select ‘617 Language of Warriors’ using the left pull down menu. Use the right pull down menu to select the type of certificate you wish to receive. Once both the course and certificate type have been selected click the Enroll and Pay button. Complete your payment by filling in all required fields and following all on screen prompts. Once your payment has been processed your registration has been concluded. To register using alternate forms of payment (check, money order, or invoice) contact [email protected] for registration processing. To view payment information please use the payment policies.
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