Continuing Education Addictions & Substance Use Disorders (ASD)

Continuing Education for ASD Professionals

Looking to sharpen your skills and stay up to date with the latest developments in the Addictions and Substance Use Disorders field? Rio Salado College offers affordable online Continuing Education Seminars, designed and taught by experts in the field, that you can take from the comfort of your own home. Learn at your own pace, on your schedule.

Costs And Course Materials

Each of our non-credit ASD seminars costs $89. There are no additional program fees, including textbooks, for ASD courses. Each non-credit seminar is 15 clock hours of continuing education.

Continuing Education Seminars

Our ASD seminars are designed to provide students with a well-rounded education in ethics, communication skills, recovery, relapse, interviewing, documentation, ASD theories & techniques, family dynamics, and how to work with multicultural and diverse populations.

  • CONT_ED 100-10042 Treatment for Stimulant Use Disorders Seminar

    This course earns 15 clock hours/CE's. People have used and abused stimulants like coffee, tobacco, chocolate and coca leaves for thousands of years. A large amount of even a mild stimulant can make a person feel energetic, nervous and/or jittery. Though all stimulants change the way the human brain works, this course will focus on some of the stronger stimulants like cocaine and methamphetamines that significantly alter brain chemistry, which frequently leads to abuse and/or dependency. See syllabus for full course description.

     

     

     

  • CONT_ED 100-10043 Adolescent Substance Seminar

    This course earns 15 clock hours/CE's. This course overviews adolescent substance abuse/addiction and methods used in adolescent treatment. The consequences of adolescent substance abuse/addiction are one of the most important problems facing youth in the U.S. today. Adolescent dependency on drugs/alcohol can create significant negative, personal and societal consequences such as: crime, acts of violence, dysfunctional families, pregnancy, physical abuse and sexual abuse of other adolescents, school absenteeism, personal injuries, and fatalities. See syllabus for full course description.

     

     

     

  • CONT_ED 100-10044 Addiction Review Seminar

    This course earns 15 clock hours/CE's. Drug problems are complex and attempts to put them into perspective are often complicated. This course will help practitioners distinguish some of the myths that have surrounded the use of drugs/alcohol in our culture from a factual, less emotional and more scientific perspective of chemical abuse and addiction. See syllabus for full course description.

     

     

     

  • CONT_ED100-10045 Motivational Change In Substance Abuse Seminar

    This course earns 15 clock hours/CE's. This seminar covers issues regarding motivational change in substance treatment. Emphasis on current and developing treatment information. Covers common motivational change techniques. Also includes community resource information. See syllabus for full course description.

     

     

     

  • CONT_ED 100-10046 Domestic Violence Substance And Abuse Seminar

    This course earns 15 clock hours/CE's. This seminar addresses the special topic of domestic violence and its relationship to substance abuse. While there is not necessarily a direct cause-and-effect link between substance abuse by either batterers or their victims, it is certainly a risk factor for domestic violence. Another purpose of this seminar is to provide substance abuse and other behavioral health professionals with an overview of domestic violence so that they may better understand the particular behaviors of batterers and the specific needs of survivors of domestic violence. See syllabus for full course description.

     

     

     

  • CONT_ED 100-10047 Street Drugs Seminar

    This course earns 15 clock hours/CE's.The use of street drugs is exploding in the state of Arizona and across the nation. The damage caused by street drugs has affected most people in some manner. This seminar has vital information for parents, counselors, teachers and many others. Physiological factors and symptoms of use will be covered. See syllabus for full course description.

     

     

     

  • CONT_ED 100-10048 Addictive and Medicinal Plants Seminar

    This course earns 15 clock hours/CE's. Since primitive times, plants have been used for everything from lessening pain to healing illness or injury. This seminar examines the Opium Poppy, Aspirin and the Willow Tree, LSD and Ergot, Quinine, Digitalis, Belladonna, Mandragola, Coca and Yew as medicine and as substances of abuse and addiction. This course also discusses the history of how humans derived drugs and medicines from plants; and how these simple drugs and medications were used and abused historically for their effects on love, sex, religion, work and health. See syllabus for full course description.

     

     

     

  • CONT_ED 100-10049 Intervention Treatment Addictions Seminar

    This course earns 15 clock hours/CE's. Brief therapies, often less costly yet proven effective, have become increasingly important substance abuse treatment options. The appropriate brief therapy will vary depending on the substance being abused and the severity of the problem being addressed. Treatment professionals have increasingly preferred brief therapies to treatment gaps. See syllabus for full course description.

     

     

     

  • CONT_ED 100-10050 Multicultural Aspects

    This course earns 15 clock hours/CE's. This seminar examines cultural competencies and how human differences affect the counseling relationship. When a counselor is unaware or ignores cultural differences, that counselor risks the growth of misunderstanding and mistrust. The seminar will also examine the implications of chemical use/abuse/addiction on multicultural and diverse populations. Participants will explore a variety of cultures with compassion and curiosity. This course will also include three contact hours of professional ethics. *The Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners requires professionals to have a minimum of three clock hours in behavioral health ethics or mental health law and a minimum of three clock hours in cultural competencies for license renewal. See syllabus for full course description.

     

     

     

  • CONT_ED 100-10051 Clinical Supervision Training

    This course earns 15 clock hours/CE's. This seminar is designed for mental health professionals who are providing supervision in academic, training and treatment sites. Students and professionals who are not currently supervising may also benefit from this seminar, as it discusses the latest legislative initiatives regarding mandated supervisory training. Contemporary theory and research regarding best practices in clinical supervision will be presented, along with the identification and development of competencies for supervisees and supervisors. See syllabus for full course description.

     

     

     

  • CONT_ED 100-10052 Addictions Substance Use License/Certification

    This course earns 15 clock hours/CE's. Advanced Foundations: Review for Chemical Dependency Counselor Licensing and/or Certification Exam (Advanced Foundations of Chemical Dependency) In-depth review of the principles and concepts of the chemical dependency field for paraprofessionals and professionals working in the area and/or preparing for certification exams. Emphasis is placed on historical antecedents of treatment efforts and legislation, pharmacology, special populations, family issues, co-dependency, ACOA, and self-help groups. See syllabus for full course description.

     

     

     

  • CONT_ED 100-10053 Professional Ethics

    This course earns 15 clock hours/CE's. Exploration of topics relative to the professional and ethical development of the addictions and substance use disorders counselor, including codes of ethics, confidentiality laws, professionalism and boundary issues, and the meeting of individual counselor needs within the field. See syllabus for full course description.

     

     

     

  • CONT_ED 100-10054 AIDS and Addiction

    This course earns 15 clock hours/CE's. Exploration of AIDS and its relationship to addiction. Emphasis on myths and realities of AIDS, personal values, feelings, and limitations and treatment goals. See syllabus for full course description.

     

     

     

  • CONT_ED 100-10055 Self-Help Groups

    This course earns 15 clock hours/CE's. Overview of the fundamental principles, concepts and historical antecedents of the various self-help groups. Emphasis on the self-help groups of Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-anon, Alateen, Narcotics Anonymous, Co-dependents Anonymous, and Adult Children of Alcoholics. See syllabus for full course description.

     

     

  • CONT_ED 100-10056 Treatment of Addictions

    This course earns 15 clock hours/CE's. Overview of counseling theories including the application to addictions and substance use disorders groups. Record-keeping skills and beginning counseling skills emphasized. See syllabus for full course description.

     

     

     

  • CONT_ED 100-10057 Addiction Relapse & Recovery

    This course earns 15 clock hours/CE's. Review of the bio-psycho-social processes of recovery and relapse in addictions. Exploration into those factors that both contribute to and inhibit recovery and relapse. See syllabus for full course description.

     

     

     

  • CONT_ED 100-10058 Co-Occurring Disorders

    This course earns 15 clock hours/CE's. Review of the bio-psycho-social processes of recovery and relapse in addictions. Exploration into those factors that both contribute to and inhibit recovery and relapse. See syllabus for full course description.

     

     

     

  • CONT_ED 100-10064 Gambling Addiction Seminar

    This course earns 15 clock hours/CE's. A brief review of gambling addiction issues. Emphasis on current research, intervention, and treatments in the field. Also includes community resources information. See syllabus for full course description.

     

     

     

  • CONT_ED 100-10065 Mandatory Reporting

    This course earns 15 clock hours/CE's. This course provides a brief review of requirements for mandatory reporting in the helping professions. Emphasis will be on confidentiality mandates along with substance use disorders confidentiality requirements. An overview of HIPAA regulations will also be provided. See syllabus for full course description.

     

     

     

  • CONT_ED 100-10066 Marijuana Addictions Seminar

    This course earns 15 clock hours/CE's. This course is an overview of issues associated with marijuana. Emphasis on current research, intervention, prevention, and treatments in the field. Also includes community resources information. See Syllabus for full course description.

     

     

     

  • CONT_ED 100-10067 Opioid Addiction Seminar

    This course earns 15 clock hours/CE's. This course is an overview of issues associated with opioids. Emphasis on current research, intervention, prevention, and treatments in the field. Also includes community resources information. See Syllabus for full course description.

     

     

     

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