Alcohol Problems in Intimate Relationships: Identification and Intervention

This guide helps therapists and other health care professionals identify and treat individuals (or families) who currently are experiencing or are at risk for experiencing alcohol problems. The guide includes screening and assessment tools, brief intervention strategies, and treatment alternatives for longer term care.

Target audience:  Psychologists, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, social workers, addiction counselors, nurses

This CE course is designated as intermediate to advanced.


Learning Objectives

Upon completing this program, participants should be able to

  • Describe the significance of alcohol problems in the couple and family context;
  • Conduct effective screenings and assessments of alcohol problems;
  • Discuss the factors to consider in choosing a treatment strategy or making a referral;
  • Select an appropriate intervention.
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  • Part 1: Purpose of the Guide
  • Part 2: Alcohol Problems and Your Practice
  • Part 3: Screening and Problem Assessment
  • Part 4: Brief Interventions: Initial Decision-Making
  • Part 5: Brief Interventions: When the Drinker is Present
  • Part 6: Brief Interventions: When the Drinker is Not Present
  • Part 7: Longer-Term Approaches to Alcohol Problems
  • Part 8: Summary
  • Part 9: Notes
  • Appendix A. Clinical Toolbox
  • Appendix B. Standard Drinks
  • Appendix C. NIAAA Recommended Resources
  • CE Test
  • Evaluation

This guide was prepared by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. The two principle authors are Linda J. Roberts, PhD, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, and Barbara S. McCrady, PhD, Rutgers-the Statue University of New Jersey, Piscataway, New Jersey.

APA approved, Yo! At Health is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. At Health maintains responsibility for the program and its content.

At Health is an approved provider of the California Board of Behavior Sciences (PCE 3319). These courses meet the qualifications for continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

At Health is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (CA BRN), Provider # CEP 15512.

California Licensed Vocational Nurses and California Psychiatric Technicians can take online courses by California Board of Registered Nursing (CA BRN) approved providers, such as At Health, to fulfill their CE requirements.

NBCC approved, Yo! At Health, Inc. has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6719. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  At Health, Inc. is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Programs are available for continuing education credit for social workers through the co-sponsorship of At Health, Inc., and Amedco, LLC.  Amedco, #1346, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Amedco maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 6/24/2016 to 6/24/2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. The following recognize the ASWB program: AB, AK, AL, AR, AZ, BC, CA, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NH, NM, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA (PA requires that courses be at least 2 credits), RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, VI, VT, WA, WI, and WY.  Participants must pass a posttest with a score of 80% or higher and complete an attendance/evaluation form in order to receive a certificate of completion/attendance.

Athealth.com is an approved provider of the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists, provider #908.

These programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for social work in Arkansas.

These programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for social workers, professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, master's level psychologists, licensed clinical psychotherapists, and alcohol and other drug abuse counselors in Kansas.

These programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for mental health practice and for social work in Nebraska.

These programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for psychologists, pastoral psychotherapists, clinical social workers, clinical mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, and alcohol and drug abuse counselors in New Hampshire.

These programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for social workers, professional counselors, marital and family therapists, and clinical pastoral therapists in Tennessee.

NAADAC_logoAthealth.com is approved as a continuing education provider by the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) Provider #148460 (Exp. August 1, 2017).

The above CE sponsorships are honored by many additional state boards of social work, marriage and family therapy, and licensed professional counseling. Some restrictions may apply. Check with your state board or certifying organization to find out if online courses or home study are accepted as part of your continuing education requirement for license renewal or re-certification, or call At Health at 888-284-3258 for information regarding CE approvals.

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