This is a home study course. Participants will be sent course material by email, be able read and save written materials supported by illustrations, photos and other graphics, and take an objective test covering the subject matter in each of the two modules. Participants will have up to eight weeks to complete the course. It is estimated that the two modules will take a total of five hours to read sufficiently well (including following links), to pass the post-test. In order to ensure that participants have read the course material, a 25-item online post-test will be administered.  

This course will provide participants with the information they need to understand the stimulant  substances (e.g., amphetamines and cocaine) and to begin the development of treatment program for stimulant dependent clients. Part One will describe the history, epidemiology and pharmacology of stimulants, and Part Two will provide participants with knowledge of evidence-based strategies for the treatment of stimulant use disorders and recommendations for program components.  

Learning Objectives

 At the conclusion of the course, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss the history of amphetamines, cocaine and other stimulants
  2. Describe current epidemiological trends in the use of stimulants
  3. Identify the effects of the amphetamines and cocaine
  4. List at least two medical consequences of stimulant misuse
  5. Describe at least three evidence-based strategies for the treatment of stimulant use disorders
  6. Identify the role of human sexuality in the treatment of stimulant use disorders
  7. Describe the phenomenon of stimulant psychosis and its trajectory
  8. Identify at least two medications that show promise in the treatment of stimulant use disorders.

* ICB Program # 15685. Counselor I or II, Preventionist I or II, CARS I or II, CODP I or II, PCGC II, CCJP II, CAAP I, CRSS I or II, CPRS I or II, MAATP I or II, NCRS II, CFPP II, ATE, GCE, CVSS II

** Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, Continuing Education Spnsor License # 150.001214

  • Item #: STIM01

Understanding and Treating Stimulant Use Disorders Home Study

Price: $50.00
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