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Course Overview

Are the people you serve resistant to change? Do you find it difficult to help clients move from one stage of recovery to the next? Are you able to tailor the interventions you deliver to the unique needs of the clients you are serving when they seem unready or unmotivated to change their behavior? Do you know how to avoid common provider pitfalls that inhibit client motivation at particular stages of change?

In this course, you will review updates to the widely adopted transtheoretical model (TTM), or stages-of-change to help better inform the treatment you provide to individuals with substance use disorders. The information in this training can be translated to other illnesses that require behavior change to take place. You will learn about each stage of change, a staple in recovery-oriented language, as it relates to an individual’s self-motivation to address their own recovery.

Using case vignettes and interactive exercises, you will learn how to apply these skills when you need them most in your own setting. This training is geared toward behavioral health clinicians and those who are at the forefront of delivering treatment for individuals with substance use disorders in behavioral, addiction, and integrated treatment settings. After taking this course, you will have gained a deeper understanding of how to more effectively translate the stages of changes into your everyday practice, both theoretically and clinically.

About the Course Author

Carlo C. DiClemente, Ph.D., is professor and chair for the Department of Psychology, University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He is internationally recognized as cocreator (with James Prochaska, Ph.D.) of the transtheoretical model of change, more commonly referred to as the stages of change. He is the author or coauthor of more than 140 publications, including a popular book on the stages, Changing for Good (Avon 1995). DiClemente has received the American Psychological Association's Distinguished Contribution Award from Division 50, was named Researcher of the Year by the Maryland Psychological Association in 1992, and was selected to receive the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Innovators Combating Substance Abuse award. Carlo C. DiClemente, Ph.D. discloses the following potential conflict of interests/commercial interests with: Relevant Financial Relationship with Prevention Research Institute as Receiving Royalties for Prime solution; Relevant Financial Relationship with Guilford Press as Book Royalties; Relevant Financial Relationship with Harper Row as Book Royalties ; Relevant Financial Relationship with Hazelden as Book Royalties.

Naju Madra, M.A. is an internal subject matter expert and clinical content writer for Relias' Behavioral Healthcare library. She earned her Master's degree in Psychology with specific study in neuropsychological assessment for children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. She brings with her a wealth of experience in clinical assessment, along with expertise in large-scale clinical research project management, recruitment, training, as well as in-person and web-based curriculum development.

In addition to scholarly activities such as writing manuals and preparing manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals, Ms. Madra has over 15 years of behavioral healthcare experience ranging from crisis counseling and job coaching for individuals with severe mental illness and co-occurring disorders, to community college instruction, and trauma specialist at the Veterans Health Administration. In her current role, Ms. Madra has contributed authorship to over 100 behavioral healthcare course offerings for both licensed and non-licensed professionals in the Health & Human Services market.

Naju Madra, M.A. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC 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.


  • American Psychological Association

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    As a Jointly Accredited organization, Relias LLC is approved to offer co-sponsored psychology continuing education by the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA is an associate member of Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education.
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    Relias Learning is an approved provider of Continuing Education. Provider number: CP40 910 H 0318 for 1.5 CEHs.
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    Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791 Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • District of Columbia Board of Nursing

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    District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling

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    Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
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  • Illinois Professional Counselor/Clinical Counselor

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    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Louisiana Addictive Disorder Regulatory Authority

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    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals

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    Relias, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No.6110. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Relias , LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours
  • Ohio Marriage and Family Therapist Board

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    Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board Provider # RTX050401 CEBroker Provider 50-290 This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours
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    Ohio Counselor, Social WOrker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board Provider # RCX100502 CEBroker Provider: 50-290 This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
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    Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board CEBroker Provider: 50-290 This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
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    PCB Approved Education This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Texas State Board of Professional Counselors

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    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
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  • Florida Board of Nursing

    1.50HOURS

    Florida Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Breining Institute for Registered Addiction Specialists

    1.50HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
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    1.50HOURS

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    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
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    As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Relias LLC 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. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Relias LLC maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1.5 Clinical continuing education credits.


    Course Delivery Format: Asynchronous Distance Learning-interaction includes quizzes with questions and answers, post-tests. This module is Reading-Based.
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    Relias, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0009. Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of licensed master social work and licensed clinical social work in New York. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice for an LMSW and LCSW. A licensee who practices beyond the authorized scope of practice could be charged with unprofessional conduct under the Education Law and Regents Rules. As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias Learning are considered “self-study” under section 74.10(c)(2)(ii)(b)(4) of the Commissioner’s Regulations. The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months. Social workers will receive 1.5 continuing education hours for participating in this course. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Florida Board of Psychology

    1.50HOURS

    Florida Board Of Psychology (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
  • Georgia Board of Nursing

    1.50HOURS

    Georgia Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Marriage and Family Therapist Continuing Education Sponsor

    1.50HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals

    1.50HOURS

    Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider number 1S-06-729-0220 for 1.5 CEH's
  • Missouri Credentialing Board

    1.50HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Mental Health Counselors (MHC)

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    Relias, LLC, is recognized by New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0011 As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias, LLC are considered "self-study". The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
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    Relias, LLC, is recognized by New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. #MFT-0009 As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias are considered "self-study". The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

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    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC 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.


    Relias LLC designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • Alcohol & Drug Abuse Certification Board of Georgia

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    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • South Carolina Board of Nursing

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    This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Medicine

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    Florida Board of Medicine (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
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    Florida Physician Assistants (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
  • West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

    1.50HOURS

    West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners

    1.50HOURS

    South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners (CEBroker Provider 50-290)
  • Oklahoma Board of Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors

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  • National Board for Certified Couneslors

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    N/A
  • NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals

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  • New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board of Psychology

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Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-HHS-0-ADDICTION3
  • Hours:

    1.50
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2018-10-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2021-08-31
  • Learning Objectives:

    Communicate effectively with the people you serve about their treatment plan based on their level of commitment and motivation to change.; Identify the internal and external factors that prompt lasting behavioral change.; Match treatment effort to a client’s current stage of change to increase motivation to change.; Summarize the 5 stages of the transtheoretical (stages-of-change) model (TTM) and how to assess readiness to change.
  • Outline:

    Section 1: Introduction
    About This Course
    Learning Objectives
    Section 2: The Essentials of Behavior Change
    Meet Yessica
    The Size of the Problem
    Motivation to Change
    What We Mean by Self-Motivation
    Whose Goal Is It?
    What You Need to Know to Create Change
    Why People Might Refrain from Change
    How to Know a Person Is Ready
    Optimal Stress
    Remember Yessica?
    Summary
    Section 3: Addiction and Change
    The Transtheoretical Stages-of-Change Model
    Self-Regulation and the Change Process
    Benefits of TTM for Conceptualizing Mechanisms
    The Role of Self-Control Mechanisms
    Self-Control and Change Behavior
    Managing Self-Control Strength
    Addiction as a Brain-Based Disease
    Severity
    Mechanisms of Addiction Severity
    Review
    Summary
    Section 4: Characteristics of Each Stage of Change
    Review
    Decisional Balancing Across Stages
    Remember Yessica?
    Summary
    Section 5: Assessing Readiness to Change
    Motivation Assessment: A Process
    Threats to Motivation
    Assessing Readiness to Change
    Planning for Success
    Compare and Contrast Roles
    Cognition vs. Behavior
    Assessing Yessica
    Summary
    Section 6: Treatment Considerations by Stage
    Treatment Intervention Considerations by Stage
    A Note on Fluidity
    Critical Provider Tasks
    Review
    Revisiting Yessica
    Summary
    Section 7: Additional Treatment Considerations
    The Reality of Relapse
    Relapse Prevention Strategies
    Additional Relapse Prevention Strategies
    Individualizing Treatment
    Incorporating Cultural Competencies in Treatment Planning
    Communication Strategies
    Summary
    Section 8: Conclusion
    Summary
    Course Contributors
    Resources
    References
    Congratulations!
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Advanced, Intermediate level Alcohol and Drug Counselors; Advanced, Intermediate level Professional Counselors; Advanced, Intermediate level Social Workers; Entry level Psychologists; Nurses; Physician Assistants; Physicians; in the following settings: Health and Human Services.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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  • Disclosures:

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