The fields of substance abuse treatment and family therapy share many common assumptions, approaches, and techniques, but differ in significant philosophical and practical ways that affect treatment approaches and goals. This CE course explores the impact of substance abuse on families; discusses approaches to therapy in both substance abuse treatment and family therapy; presents a discussion of integrated models for substance abuse treatment and family therapy; provides background information about substance abuse treatment for various populations and applications to family therapy for each population; and presents information about the importance of improving services to families and some policy implications to consider for effectively joining family therapy and substance abuse treatment.
This CEU course explores common complaints, such as diarrhea, fatigue, fever, lymphadenopathy, and vaginitis / vaginosis, among other conditions, within the HIV / AIDS population.
Currently, there is wide variation in content, style, and length of batterer intervention programs, from small group treatment programs to universal prevention efforts. This CEU course focuses on the research on small group treatment programs for men who batter by first providing a brief overview of the history and current practice of groupwork with men who batter, and then focuses on key findings from the published research on batterer group programs.