Life Care Wellness Professional Course: Assessing Substance Abuse and Treatment Planning Options

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Assessing Substance Abuse and Treatment Planning Options

Course Description (One CE is awarded for these professions.)

Addiction is often a co-occurring disorder with other mental health disorders. Despite what your clinical background may be, at some point, all clinicians find themselves faced with having to assess for Substance Use Disorder (SUD). However, the process can often lead to misdiagnosis due to a client’s denial, shame and/or fear of stigma. Many clinicians feel confused about how to assess for SUD or how to make proper recommendations. If you are looking to improve your SUD assessment skills, this 1 hour webinar is for you. This webinar is a beginning level course intended for clinicians without a background in addictions.

Topics Covered:

DSV IV-TR VS DSM 5 criteria
Specific question suggestions for assessment
DUI Basics
Stages of Change
Different Treatment Models
ASAM criteria
How to use ASAM to make appropriate treatment recommendations
12 Step meetings
Motivational interviewing


Presenter:  Tiffany Tumminaro, LCSW, CADC assists a wide range of people and ages – adolescents through older adults – in resolving many different social and emotional problems. In addition to helping those struggling with chemical dependency, her experience includes working with process addictions, codependency, depression, anxiety, ADHD, bipolar disorder and many other issues. She uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Client Centered and Strengths Based Therapy and Brief Solution Focused Therapy in her work.