SUD Module 2: Assessment of Substance Use (2023 - 2024)
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Social workers and other clinicians focusing on mental health
At the end of this program the learner will be able to:
Describe an approach to universal screening for substance use disorders.
Recognize the difference between low-risk, at-risk, and harmful patterns of substance misuse.
Identify common validated assessments to screen for unhealthy substance use.
Educate clients regarding alcohol portions that are equivalent to a standard drink unit.
Describe the diagnostic criteria for substance use disorders as defined by the DSM-V.
Recognize common assessment measures that can be used within treatment of substance use disorders.
Apply an approach to conducting a functional analysis of factors which contribute to substance misuse.
This training was supported by a SAMSHA grant (Expansion of Practitioner Education; FG-20-001). It was developed by faculty in the Department of Psychiatry at the Boston University School of Medicine in consultation with the American Mental Health Counselors Association.
This training series was developed by faculty in the Boston University School of Medicine’s Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Medicine program (BU MHCBM) in consultation with leaders of the American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA). In this series, you will learn about SUD screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment, with a specific focus on alcohol, marijuana, stimulants, and opioids. You will learn core skills in clinical assessment of SUDs and treatment approaches that include motivational interviewing and cognitive behavior therapy. At the conclusion of the training, once you have passed the quizzes for each of the three modules, you will receive a certificate of completion.
Stephen Brady, PhD | Course Director
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Planner has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Eric Devine, Ph.D.
Director of the Clinical Studies Unit in the Department of Psychiatry at Boston Medical Center.
Speaker has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Speaker does not plan on discussing unlabeled/investigational uses of a commercial product
Janice Furlong, MSW
Social Work Advisor
Clinical Associate Professor Emeritus, Boston University School of Social Work
Planner has no relevant financial relationships to disclose
Claire Grimble. CMP
Conference Operations Manager, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine.
Manager has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
In support of improving patient care, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. Social workers completing this course receive 3 clinical continuing education credits.
Other Learners: Other learners may claim a certificate of participation. Consult your professional licensing board regarding the applicability and acceptance of certificates of participation for programs certified for credit by organizations accredited by Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Education.
- 3.00 Social Work (ACE)
- 3.00 Participation